Well, I’m already fighting for years against FUD, especially when it comes to privacy tools and recommendation I often fight against individuals or people who still to believe in application security. However, this time Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) failed – so what happened? We had the recent leak called Efail which is a weakness in PGP and S/MIME and EFF wrote in their documentation as precautions to disable security extensions S/MIME – which is a no-go advise, especially because everything is in most cases patchable so in this case.
BleachBit is a free and open source alternative to CCleaner. The program original was designed for Linux back in 2008 and is written in Python, it got later with v0.5.0 a second life with the announcement that it supports Windows XP. The program was improved over the years and new features were added, like support for a command-line interface or a an option to compress Firefox database.
There are often rumors and wrong statements when it comes to the backdoor discussion, some people say that NSA and other agencies definitely need backdoors in encryption or software in order to get the data. This myth seems now debunked based on the article from Wired which comes with the title: The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say).
Since Reddit is tracking it’s user more and more you might ask yourself which options you have in order to escape this permanent surveillance. There are a bunch of good scripts and utilities in to make Reddit’s life harder, delete your history and comments is a good start.
Tox Messenger was or still is another popular Messenger alternative to Telegram & Co. The project was more known for it’s members rather than the messenger itself.
The out-of-band emergency update, KB4100480, was released by Microsoft last week to supplement a patch released in early March to address severe vulnerabilities accidentally introduced by Redmond’s engineers in their January and February security updates for Meltdown on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. It seems that this patch is far away from being ‘finished’.