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Security

Sometimes you can’t take EFF serious

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.

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EFail Overview.
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Security Software

BleachBit 2.0 Review

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.

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Security

The NSA does not need Backdoors

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).

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Security

Are there any good Reddit shredder for overwriting comments?

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.

ShadowCrypt

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Security Software

R.I.P. Tox Messenger

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.

 

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The official Homepage with a ‘new’ Logo.
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Android Security

Is Android Xposed Module XPrivacyLua dead in the water?

M66B is a well-known developer which got a lot of attention with his XPrivacy Xposed Module back in the day, his latest Xposed Module is called XPrivacyLua which can fake application in order to prevent to give out the app your real ID’s.

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Intel Security

Intel’s Microcode Revision Guidance for April 2018: 9 architectures won’t getting updates

Intel seems to change its mind, the latest Microcode Revision Guidance for April 2018 removed 9 architectures from the support list. In Intel’s announcement, the company mentions some security enhancements.

Intel Microcode Revision Guidance April 2018

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Security

“New” Fingerprint Method – Zero-Width Characters

Tom aka umpox showed us a new kind of fingerprint method which secretly insert ‘non-printing’ characters into text which are not detectable in most applications. The new method might expose you.

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Intel Microsoft Security

KB4100480 third attempt at a fix for the Meltdown security vulnerability

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’.

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