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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    More about Dell's bloatware, they force pre-installed on "most of all new" devices...

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    Dell laptops confirmed to be affected by serious SupportAssist security flaw Notebookcheck.net | May 3, 2019

    Dell reportedly sat silently on a critical SupportAssist vulnerability for nearly 6 months, according to the security researcher that reported it to the company.
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    LOOOL

    "Coincidentally, Dell’s own network suffered a data breach weeks after Demirkapi found the vulnerability in the SupportAssist application. Presumably the two incidents are unrelated, unless Dell also ran the SupportAssist application on its own internal computers with the same privileges, allowing attackers to take over its network through the same vulnerability"

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/dell-supportassist-security-vulnerability-laptops-pcs,39244.html
     
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    More detailed info here too - https://d4stiny.github.io/Remote-Code-Execution-on-most-Dell-computers/

     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm not sure this would be commercialzed, but this is some Interesting research nonetheless

    "New chip stops attacks before they start"

    - new computer processor architecture... could usher in a future where computers proactively defend against threats

    - Called MORPHEUS, the chip blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data 20 times per second—infinitely faster than a human hacker can work and thousands of times faster than even the fastest electronic hacking techniques.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2019-05-chip.html[/b]
     
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    "Google will soon let you auto-delete your location tracking data"

    - Google is introducing a new feature for your Google account that will allow you to automatically delete your Location History and Web and App Activity data after a set period of time.

    - The search giant’s location tracking practices got it into trouble last year when it emerged that Google would continue to track you even when you turn off the Location History setting.

    - Google says it’s rolling out the new feature worldwide “in the coming weeks” and that it will be available in addition to the existing options that allow you to delete this data manually.

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/1/1...ete-history-app-and-activity-data-3-18-months


     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    "Evil Clippy is now helping hackers infect your Office documents"

    - All the years of derision has caused Clippy to go over to the dark side.

    - Evil Clippy can make malicious Microsoft Office docs undetectable. It can hide VBA macros, stomp VBA code (via p-code) and confuse popular macro analysis tools.

    - The app can fool any tool that analyses the VBA source code, including antivirus software.

    https://mspoweruser.com/evil-clippy-is-now-helping-hackers-infect-your-office-documents/



    Don't open that email attachment of an unknown office document just yet!!
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    "Microsoft aims to modernize and secure voting with ElectionGuard"

    - Microsoft is the first major tech company to take on this problem with a new platform it calls ElectionGuard that promises to make elections more secure and transparent — and yes, it’s free and open source.

    - Set to be made available this summer and piloted during the 2020 elections, ElectionGuard is not a complete voting machine, but rather a platform for handling voting data that can either empower existing systems or have new ones built on top of it.

    - The basic idea is to let voters track their votes securely and privately, while also allowing authorities to tabulate, store and, if necessary, audit them.

    https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/06/microsoft-aims-to-modernize-and-secure-voting-with-electionguard/


    Now who interfered with these 2020 election results?
     
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    US Charges Chinese Hackers With Cyber Crimes: The Sequel | China Uncensored
    China Uncensored
    Published on May 15, 2019
    The US has once again charged Chinese nationals with cyber crimes, including hacking into Anthem, one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States. Sensitive information from nearly 80 million people has been stolen. Is one of them you?
     
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