Monthly review, October 2019:
– news: Simjacker (again), web browser support for TLS, important security updates
– tool: MinTOTP
– tip: processes/organization as an important part of InfoSec
– 3 questions/answers
Today is the day! I have a new book out and I think you should buy it!
@privacytools is now accepting tax-deductible contributions at https://opencollective.com/privacytoolsio#section-contribute! If you want to help us continue running this Mastodon server or spreading the good privacy word, this is your chance! Learn more at https://blog.privacytools.io/privacytools-io-joins-the-open-collective-foundation/
ECSM 2019 – Securing emerging technology (IoT) at home:
Nowadays, there are dozens of IoT devices available for private users/consumers. We present several problems with IoT devices, and ways to secure them.
That's a real low bar #NordVPN has set for themselves 😄
ANNOUNCEMENT: ThinkPrivacy is joining the @privacytoolsIO team! We will continue to bring you the best in privacy related software & services, now in partnership with one of the world's most respected privacy sites.
Read more about this partnership here:
This isn’t #privacy related, but the needs of humanity are above all else - Our small bubble of colleagues have already donated about 400 trees to the #teamtrees initiative to plant TWENTY MILLION trees by 2020.
Please consider donating.
Only $1 gets 1 tree planted.
+6 million have been donated in only three-ish days.
Keep the ball rolling until we hit 20 million!
It seems that during our #PTIOAMA , we finally broke our 15 dollar goal on librapay, which means we will be able to fully run on donations! We now get a generous 18.11$ a week from 13 different patrons!
I would like to issue a thank you to all involved into making this happen, and a special thank you to our generous backers.
Now, lets continue what we do best at Privacytools.io, and spread privacy under the masses.
Thank you, PTIO community!
P.s. here is the link: https://liberapay.com/privacytools.io/donate
"It’s freaking time to do something about climate change." - @MarkRober@twitter.com #TeamTrees https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/25/20926852/mrbeast-teamtrees-charity-donations-pewdiepie-mkbhd-youtube-trending-tree-planting
I'm not saying your privacy is useless if the Earth is gone... Well, actually that's exactly what I'm saying. So I'd like to encourage everyone to visit #TeamTrees by @MrBeastYT@twitter.com & @MarkRober@twitter.com and actually *take action* to stop #ClimateChange. https://www.teamtrees.org/
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Do you know what a VPN is? We've laid it out for you: https://blog.privacytools.io/understanding-vpns/
Woohoo! Excited to get some questions answered — If anyone wants to know how we operate check out the #PTIOAMA at https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/dn09g8/we_are_the_privacytoolsio_team_ask_us_anything/ 😁
Hello everybody! Our @reddit_AMA@twitter.com is live on r/Privacy at https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/dn09g8/we_are_the_privacytoolsio_team_ask_us_anything/ and we're answering questions! Our team is spread across many timezones so we'll be around over the next 2 days to get every question covered!
Apple really does treat biometrics as a trustworthy computing layer, whereas other companies in the mobile space reliably treat biometrics as proof-of-concept sales pitches for their whitelabel component business. https://twitter.com/holly/status/1184774922872217600
5, 9, or 14 Eyes: Is your VPN actually safe? This blog post is about how the Swedish regulations can’t force VPN providers to secretly collect data, which means it is impossible for any other government to do the same since we have none to give. https://mullvad.net/blog/2019/10/18/5-9-or-14-eyes-your-vpn-actually-safe/