Deepfake videos of Tom Cruise show the technology's threat to society is very real

"a website called Counter.Social was able to detect the Tom Cruise videos as fake when they were run through its own artificial intelligence algorithm"

"Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged. Things will work out."

—Gordon B. Hinckley

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.

hacker can hijack the application to run malicious code that pores over encrypted chats, eavesdrops on calls, turns on the microphone and camera, accesses photos, contacts, and other information on a handheld, and potentially further compromises the device. Call logs can be altered, too, to hide the method of infection.

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WhatsApp vulnerability

To pull this off this intrusion, the attacker has to carefully manipulate packets of data sent during the process of starting a voice call with a victim; when these packets are received by the target's smartphone, an internal buffer within WhatsApp is forced to overflow, overwriting other parts of the app's memory and leading to the snoop commandeering the chat application


Last year, Google took the stage at I/O to encourage developers to create apps with Chromebooks and larger displays in mind. This year, the team in Mountain View is wooing the same developers to Chrome OS with even more native tools to be used on Chromebooks

“Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox
populi, vex Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi
semper insaniae proxima sit”

(“And those people should not be listened to who keep
saying the voice of the people is the voice of
God, since the riotousness of the crowd is
always very close to madness.”)

Evil Clippy Makes Malicious Office Docs that Dodge Detection

Security researchers brought to life and released a wicked variant of Clippy, the recently resurfaced assistant in Microsoft Office that we all loved so much to hate, that makes it more difficult to detect a malicious macro in documents.


chrome on android Vrs Firefox on android

Firefox wins hands down, being able to add extensions like canvas blocker, NoScript, UBlock Origin helps

chrome on android is a big let down with most tests I've done

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CanvasBlocker and Canvas Fingerprint Defender one for Firefox one for Chrome

must have extensions

Smart HTTPs works better than HTTPs Everywhere imo also

check your browser vulnerabilities

can't log in on laptop 2FA code not accepted 🤷‍♂️

invalid code tried several times now

never introduced myself yesterday after setting up an account here was a lil busy

anyhooooooo been meaning to open account here for a while now I'm no one special just lil'ol'me doin my thang always learning & very open minded

Scottish born & bred & a living breathing example of how one can change bad into good 😉

hope you all had a good weekend & all set to kick a new weeks ass

(FYI: i have no filter at times) 😆

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