"Blackouts in Ukraine were just a trial run. Russian hackers are learning to sabotage infrastructureand the US could be next."
"Voice assistants in smart speakers analyze every sound in their environment for their wake word, [...], before uploading the audio stream to the cloud. This supports users' privacy by only capturing the necessary audio and not recording anything else. The sensitivity of the wake word detection tries to strike a balance between data protection and technical optimization, but can be tricked using similar words or sounds that result in an accidental trigger."
"Russians voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036": https://apnews.com/c9719e4bd8a398b8e81e49ed5304965e
The ACM U.S. Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) urges an immediate suspension of the current and future private and governmental use of FR technologies in all circumstances known or reasonably foreseeable to be prejudicial to established human and legal rights."
"Some Chrome and Firefox users are unhappy that Microsoft's new browser appears to help itself to their current default browser data."
CERN’s Giant 94,000 eBook Library Gives Open Access to 126 New Books
The Library had previously made more than 94,000 eBooks available to the CERN community.
Sony Announces PlayStation Bug Bounty Program: https://www.hackread.com/sony-playstation-bug-bounty-program/
"Today, Twitch temporarily suspended the official channel of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, for hateful conduct."
When Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) authentication is enabled and the 'Validate Identity Provider Certificate' option is disabled (unchecked), improper verification of signatures in PAN-OS SAML authentication enables an unauthenticated network-based attacker to access protected resources. The attacker must have network access to the vulnerable server to exploit this vulnerability.
"Network Time Security (NTS) is an attempt in the NTP working group of the [IETF] to change the NTP authentication to something more useful. Netnod has participated in this standardisation effort and has sponsored the development of several implementations.
On 25 March 2020, the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) of the IETF approved the NTS Internet Draft as an RFC in the Standards Track. It's currently in RFC editor queue awaiting publication as an RFC proper."
This story, I am sorry to tell you, is a complete fabrication.
Firstly, single-event upsets really only occur in the very smallest-scale VLSI processes. To "flip bits" in a memory based on Soviet ICs would require a truly enormous amount of radiation energy. Slightly more credible would be air ionization leading to a "magic/more magic" situation.
Nevertheless, the inverse-square law still applies, & the beta radiation (absorbed within the first few centimeters of air) ―continued
Nice piece of history around debugging: https://www.jakepoz.com/debugging-behind-the-iron-curtain/
A very nice writing: "Donut math: how donut.c works"
An ioccc stuff it seems :)
"Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and U.S. Senators Tom Cotton and Marsha Blackburn today introduced [...] a bill to bolster national security interests and better protect communities across the country by ending the use of “warrant-proof” encrypted technology [...]"
"Once a warrant is obtained, the bill would require device manufacturers and service providers to assist law enforcement with accessing encrypted data [...]"
"Turning any CNN image classifier into an object detector with Keras, TensorFlow, and OpenCV": https://www.pyimagesearch.com/2020/06/22/turning-any-cnn-image-classifier-into-an-object-detector-with-keras-tensorflow-and-opencv/
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Excellent video from NZ about consent and "porn is not reality":
Entropy factor / Lurker at the threshold / ? = +
Interest: bsd /linux /infosec /retrocomputing /spycraft /coldwarhist / 08DE 12F9 902F 4183
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