Despite the fact that tens of thousands of contributors actively pore over the source code of the Linux kernel and various Unix utilities looking for security flaws, it’s not unheard of for serious bugs to go unnoticed. Just a day ago, the folks over at Qualys revealed a new heap-based buffer overflow attack vector that targets the “Sudo” program to gain root access.… Read the rest
“I would add replacing Chrome/Firefox with VIVALDI, Brave, Palemoon or Otter browsers. If websites continue to not function try using the old Opera 12 browser and see if that works. You might also find the last version of Internet Explorer may work if Microsoft don’t patch it. … Read the rest
Article originally appeared in November 2013
It seems like every day brings a new “revelation/” about Allied nations spying on other Allied nations. But while friends spying on friends might not be a huge surprise, the US is spending tons of money and brainpower trying to protect its sensitive conversations — in part, using portable security “tents”.… Read the rest
Jerome Powell, the Chair of the Federal Reserve Banks has encouraged commercial banks to use a blockchain based inter-bank lending rate setting platform.
“We have been clear that the [Alternative Reference Rates Committee’s] recommendations and the use of [Secured Overnight Financing Rate] are voluntary and that market participants should seek to transition away from Libor in the manner that is most appropriate given their specific circumstances,”Powell said before adding:
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“Ameribor is a reference rate created by the American Financial Exchange based on a cohesive and well-defined market that meets the International Organization of Securities Commission’s (IOSCO) principles for financial benchmarks.”
The company responsible for creating a network of police snitching apps in the U.S. and Canada is trying to convince the public to use a new app.
The military has its eye on artificial intelligence solutions for everything from data analysis to surveillance, maintenance and medical care, but before the Defense Department moves full steam ahead into an AI future, they’re laying out some ethical principles to live by.… Read the rest
The OWASP Top 10 is the reference standard for the most critical web application security risks. Adopting the OWASP Top 10 is perhaps the most effective first step towards changing your software development culture focused on producing secure code.
Getting started in application security
Application security is simply everything involved in developing, maintaining, and purchasing applications that your organization can trust.… Read the rest
People worry that Big Brother and Big Tech are invading their privacy. But a more immediate concern may be the guy next door or a shifty co-worker.
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With surveillance gear cheaper than ever, security experts say checking your environment for cameras and microphones is not a crazy idea.
By late 2020, Google’s Chrome browser will automatically block all so-called anti-cancer, “anti-vax” and anti-GMO websites as part of Google’s collapse into a Monsanto/Pharma […]
(Natural News) By late 2020, Google’s Chrome browser will automatically block all so-called anti-cancer, “anti-vax” and anti-GMO websites as part of Google’s collapse into a Monsanto/Pharma criminal cartel.… Read the rest