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Security

IBM’s Quad9 – A closer look

DNS together with FTP and some other protocols are the ones which I consider as dangerous, cause they were never be designed to secure anything especially not attacks against MITM or spoofing in general. IBM promise us with his new service and over 200 servers around the world to protect us against security threats – let’s take a closer look at it.

Quad9 Matrix
Quad9 Server Matrix – Picture Source: Quad9.net
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data breach

Virtual Keyboard App Leaks 31 Million Users’ Personal Data

Personal data belonging to over 31 million customers of a popular virtual keyboard app has leaked online after the app’s developer failed to secure the database’s server, which wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone to access the company’s database of user records totaling more than 577 gigabytes of sensitive data.

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Browser extensions Security

Here is why AV’s and Browser addons won’t make you more secure

Martin wrote an article about the latest ScriptSafe update and I was reading the comments while almost spilling my coffee all over my keyboard because I was shaking – ’cause I had a laugh flash.

AV is dead
… farewell …. sucker!

I will quote some comments without mentioning a name.

XP with trick POSREADY2009

Firefox ESR – Noscript + U.B.O. + Canvas Defender + No Resource URI Leak

I have ABP + Element Hiding Helper, Canvas Blocker, Decentraleyes, No Resource URI Leak, Self-Destructing Cookies, Privacy Badger, I Don’t Care About Cookies, No Coin (anti-coin miner) and Smart Referer plus most of the “about:config” privacy-related recommendations Martin recommended.

For Firefox: Canvas Defender + Cookie AutoDelete + Decentraleyes + Don’t touch my tabs (rel=noopener) + eCleaner (Forget Button) + Google search link fix + Neat URL + Privacy Badger + Referer Control + Smart HTTPS + uBlock Origin + about:config changes.

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Intel Security

Dell Becomes First Major PC Vendor to Offer Laptops with IME Disabled

Dell is going to offer several high-end laptops with the Intel Management Engine disabled. For now there 3 high-end laptops.

Intel IME
Picture source: Best VPN

This is in response to the recent revelations that the IME has vulnerabilities and cpu’s from the 6th gen to the 8th gen all have this cooked in. If successful, I expect other major vendors to jump on-board this strategy. However, I’m still waiting for the manufacturer of my motherboards to release some sort of patch so I can turn this off on my PC’s.