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SMLR Episode 271 Free as in Beer

Posted by Tom Lawrence on April 8, 2018 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |
Play

http://smlr.us

Downloads:

MP3 format (for Freedom Haters!)
OGG format (for Freedom Lovers!)

Contact Us:

show (at) smlr.us or the Contact us page


Intro:

Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Mary Tomich

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

https://github.com/pgporada

The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTecknowledge

Tech News:

​Symantec may violate Linux GPL in Norton Core Router

https://www.zdnet.com/article/symantec-may-violate-linux-gpl-in-norton-core-router/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

 

Free Software Foundation announces crowdfunding campaign to buy Facebook “Can’t wait to play Libre FarmVille!”

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/free-software-foundation-announces-crowdfunding-campaign-to-buy-facebook

 

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj7x9w/google-chrome-scans-files-on-your-windows-computer-chrome-cleanup-tool

 

Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/

 

Are You Running DNSSEC?

http://www.dnssec-or-not.com/

 

GNU Cash 3.0 released

https://gnucash.org/

 

100+ VPN Logging Policies

https://thebestvpn.com/118-vpns-logging-policy/

 

Do you have a leaky VPN?

https://voidsec.com/vpn-leak/

 

Why Are Cities So Vulnerable to Cyber Attack?

https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/03/atlanta-city-hall-cyber-attack-ransomware-cesar-cerrudo/556703/

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Under Armoured.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/under-armour-reports-150-million-myfitnesspal-accounts-hacked/

 

Security is no piece of cake! Things have gone a “Rye” at Panera bread. The security team was clearly “loafing” around leading up to this “crumby” situation that will probably cost them a lot of “dough”.  They really “knead” to improve security and “rise” to the challenge. This company can really do “Butter” because no matter which way you “Slice it” this is a mess.

https://gizmodo.com/panera-breads-website-reportedly-left-millions-of-custo-1824274058

 

Lawmakers press Linux on security of open-source software

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/381329-lawmakers-press-linux-on-security-of-open-source-software

Kernel News

Kernel 4.16 has been released

 

Stable Kernels 4.15.15, 4.14.32, 4.9.92, and 4.4.126

 

CT News

Merkle Town

CloudFlare released their Certificate Transparency dashboard named Merkle Town available at https://ct.cloudflare.com

 

https://blog.cloudflare.com/a-tour-through-merkle-town-cloudflares-ct-ecosystem-dashboard/

 

Certificate Transparency (CT) is an ambitious project to help improve security online by bringing accountability to the system that protects HTTPS. Cloudflare is announcing support for this project by introducing two new public-good services:

  • Nimbus: A free and open certificate transparency log
  • Merkle Town: A dashboard for exploring the certificate transparency ecosystem

 

Let’s Encrypt SCT embedding

https://letsencrypt.org/2018/04/04/sct-encoding.html

 

What is an SCT? A Signed Certificate Timestamp is a signed assertions by CT log operators that a Certificate Authority has submitted a corresponding precertificate to their log, and it will soon be incorporated as proof of certificate issuance.

 

On Merkle Town, Let’s Encrypt is ~70% of all issuance.

 

Cool Tools

https://github.com/StreisandEffect/streisand

 

“Silence censorship, automate the effect”

 

Streisand sets up a new server running your choice of L2TP/IPsec, OpenConnect, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, sslh, Stunnel, a Tor bridge, and WireGuard. It also generates custom instructions for all of these services. At the end of the run you are given an HTML file with instructions that can be shared with friends, family members

 

https://github.com/baverman/vial-http

Vial is an HTTP REST tool directly in Vim

 

Features

  • Intuitive syntax mimics HTTP protocol
  • Templates to capture state
  • Response and connection times in status line
  • Automatic json request body detector
  • Automatic json/xml response formatter
  • Separate buffers for response body, response headers and request
  • DRY
  • Support for HTTP basic auth

 

DNS Viz

http://dnsviz.net

Linux Gaming

Flare RPG http://flarerpg.org/

Flare is an open source, 2D action RPG licensed under the GPL3 license. Its game play can be likened to the games in the Diablo series.

Music:

6.0: “Comfortably Dumb (the misc song)”

https://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html#60d

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