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schestowitz<li>Oct 01 07:12
schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">The Fedora Project Remains Community Driven</a></h5>Oct 01 07:12
-TechBytesBot/ | The Fedora Project Remains Community Driven | TheEvilSkeletonOct 01 07:12
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 01 07:12
schestowitz                                        <p>Recently, the Fedora Project removed all patented codecs from their Mesa builds, without the rest of the community’s input. This decision was heavily criticized from the community. For that decision, some even asked the Fedora Project to remove “community driven” from its official description. I’d like to spend some time to explain why, in my opinion, this decision was completely justified, and how Oct 01 07:12
schestowitzthe Fedora Project remains community driven.</p>Oct 01 07:12
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Oct 01 07:12
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schestowitz  <li>Oct 01 07:13
schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Digitize your collection of 35mm slides</a></h5>Oct 01 07:13
-TechBytesBot/ | Digitize your collection of 35mm slides | Arduino BlogOct 01 07:13
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 01 07:13
schestowitz                                        <p>As great as 35mm slides were, they don’t have much of a place in our modern world. Not many people have working slide projectors these days and most would prefer digital photos that they can share on social media, store on their computer, or display on a TV. There are 35mm slide digitizing services, but those can cost more than 50 cents (USD) per slide. That becomes very expensive if your slide collection Oct 01 07:13
schestowitzis large. If you have a slide projector, even if its projection bulb is burnt out, this tutorial will help you digitize the slides by snapping photos with a modern DSLR camera.</p>Oct 01 07:13
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Oct 01 07:13
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schestowitz                                <li>Oct 01 08:06
schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Microsoft investigating two zero-days affecting Exchange Server</a></h5>Oct 01 08:06
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-iTWire - Microsoft investigating two zero-days affecting Exchange ServerOct 01 08:06
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 01 08:06
schestowitz                                        <p>A blog post issued by the Microsoft Security Response Centre on Thursday said the first, identified as CVE-2022-41040, was a Server-Side Request Forgery vulnerability</p>Oct 01 08:06
schestowitz                                        <p>The second, identified as CVE-2022-41082, allowed remote code execution when PowerShell was accessible to the attacker.</p>Oct 01 08:06
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Oct 01 08:06
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schestowitz <li>Oct 01 08:16
schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Security Vulnerabilities in Covert CIA Websites</a></h5>Oct 01 08:16
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-Security Vulnerabilities in Covert CIA Websites - Schneier on SecurityOct 01 08:16
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 01 08:16
schestowitz                                        <p>Back in 2018, we learned that covert system of websites that the CIA used for communications was compromised by—at least—China and Iran, and that the blunder caused a bunch of arrests, imprisonments, and executions. We’re now learning that the CIA is still “using an irresponsibly secured system for asset communication.”</p>Oct 01 08:16
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Oct 01 08:16
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schestowitz <li>Oct 01 08:17
schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Statement on the fatal flaws found in a defunct CIA covert communications system</a></h5>Oct 01 08:17
-TechBytesBot/ | Statement on the fatal flaws found in a defunct CIA covert communications system - The Citizen LabOct 01 08:17
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Oct 01 08:17
schestowitz                                        <p>In 2022, we learned from Reuters journalist Joel Schectman that a CIA asset who was captured in Iran, and subsequently served seven years in prison, communicated with his agency handlers via a hidden communications app on a website iraniangoals[.]com. Reuters reports that Iran’s compromise of the network may have led to the asset’s capture. We investigated the website in an effort to understand the Oct 01 08:17
schestowitzvulnerabilities leveraged by Iran and China, and to learn whether the United States had been using an irresponsibly secured system for asset communication. Our investigation, led by Citizen Lab senior researcher Bill Marczak, confirmed the reports of a fatally insecure network.</p>Oct 01 08:17
schestowitz                                        <p>We shared our findings with Schectman, whose Reuters story can be found here: America’s Throwaway Spies: How the CIA failed Iranian informants in its secret war with Tehran.</p>Oct 01 08:17
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Oct 01 08:17
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scienteswho cares?Oct 01 08:28
scientesARM processors now have chinese SM2 and SM3 encryption algorithm accelerationOct 01 08:29
scientesthis is a multi-polar world we live inOct 01 08:29
scientesalthough those are not used widely outside chinaOct 01 08:29
scientesalthough SM9 looks interestingOct 01 08:29
scientesas it is ID-basedOct 01 08:29
scientesthe reality is that Google pusing chacha20+poly1304 is what became popular alternative to AESOct 01 08:30
scientesand there is also adiantum which is chacha12+nhpoly13004Oct 01 08:30
scientesa full block cipher for disk encryptionOct 01 08:30
scienteswhich is always faster than aes-xts and also encrypts the whole block instead of just 16 bytesOct 01 08:31
scientes(which also uses one round of AES0Oct 01 08:31
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schestowitzscientes: yeah, Gulag is no good eitherOct 01 10:29
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