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Security Bits – 5 April 2019

Followups 🇦🇺 Australia’s controversial anti-encryption law has been referred for independent review to check whether it adequately safeguards citizens rights — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇪🇺 The EU Copyright Directive passed the EU parliament with the two controversial articles intact (the so-called link tax and upload filter) — tidbits.com/… Security Medium 1 — Android Security at Age 10 […]

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Security Bits – Zero-Day on macOS, Facebook Rates User Trustworthiness, Facebook’s VPN Was Tracking Users, Excessive Google Tracking, Teenager Hacks Apple

Followups More speculation-based flaws in Intel Chips (Editorial by Bart: as with other recent Spectre/Meltdown variants, there’s no need for home users to panic, just keep your OSes patched. It’s cloud providers that really need to worry about these flaws.) L1 Terminal Fault AKA L1TF – Intel have released mitigations, and they don’t have significant […]

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Which DNS Resolver Should I Use?

This content was originally posted as part of the Chit Chat Across the Pond podcast on 14 April 2018 but since the subject is evergreen it is repeated here as a permanent Page. The tutorial was written completely by Bart Busschots of bartb.ie. Introduction In this page, Bart teaches us about DNS Resolvers and helps […]

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Security Bits – Google’s Ad Filter, iBoot Leak, iOS Teluga Text Bug

Security Medium 1 — Google’s Ad Filter On February 15 Google’s Chrome browser gained a nice new feature for controlling ads. It’s been reported on as an ad blocker, but that coverage misses a very important subtlety. Google itself calls the feature ad filtering, and an ad filter describes this feature very well indeed. Google […]

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