Mozilla Patches Firefox Zero-day Abused in the Wild by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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That was an accident, sorry. Thank you for pointing it out.

Amazon in line to get £300M contract to store your biometric data ~ Gordon Dimmack by JasonCarswell in TechSec

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They fined and arrested people over a TRIAL? I wouldn't want my face recorded either. Also what if I'm wearing a scarf cause it's cold? I guess anyone hiding their face is up to no good now. /s

I hate how this whole facial recognition thing is slowly spreading. China, airports, and so on. They will all probably claim "it's public space" but that shouldn't give them the right to tell us we cant hide our faces.

Epic Games Allegedly Sent a Player's Personal GDPR Data to a 'Random p Person' by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Rip, title typo. Sorry.

100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Is reposting that big of a deal for you guys? I thought about doing it, but I figured why repost reposts from reddit anyway.

Add to that, I try not to spam my own sub so I don't back log and clutter the main New tab.

If you guys want reposts though... Lemme know...

Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches by Mnemonic in TechSec

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Not only this, but businesses on legacy systems in general. My previous job had to stick with XP and Windows 7 due to the software and hardware restrictions of their legacy system. It was terrible.

Google Will Now Let You Automatically Delete Location and Activity History by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Agree, data is worth far too much money overall for the big corps to be passing on.

Google Will Now Let You Automatically Delete Location and Activity History by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Too much money behind it for them to really delete imo.

Update Regarding Add-ons in Firefox by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Samuel Vuorela wrote on May 4, 2019 at 9:20 am:

Why not just post a link to the fix that can be installed WITHOUT enabling Studies? This sounds like a clever plan to get more people to share their data via Studies…

The fix in question can be installed by clicking this link [1]. It’s signed by Mozilla.

Thanks to user gpm at Hacker News, who posted this tip [2].

[1] https://storage.googleapis.com/moz-fx-normandy-prod-addons/extensions/hotfix-update-xpi-intermediate%40mozilla.com-1.0.2-signed.xpi [2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19826903

Firefox Add-Ons Legacy Disabling by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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That's what happened to me. Was just surfing and... Poof. And then my salt rose lol

Firefox Add-Ons Legacy Disabling by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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RIP all my Add-Ons went down over an hour ago cause of this.

After Account Hacks, Twitch Streamers Take Security Into Their Own Hands by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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It's basically account stuffing. A large chunk of the stolen information came from the Town of Salem breach. Attackers used that login information on twitch and other platforms to get access.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/27-percent-of-passwords-from-town-of-salem-breach-already-cracked/

To check if your email was comprised anywhere.

https://haveibeenpwned.com

Let me know if this is what you are looking for.

Pros & Cons of Privacy and Security Solutions by Secushare by Divine_Lotus in TechSec

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Interesting. I read the portion about messaging applications as I have had some issues with Telegram and have not been happy with it. It has been going down hill fast IMO and it just doesn't feel secure. Will be looking into Briar.

GitHub-Hosted Magecart Card Skimmer Found on Hundreds of Stores by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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New Facebook Messenger Malware [NSFD] [Awareness] by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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There are tons of scammers on Facebook too. It's honestly crazy on there.

Adblock Plus Exploit Allows Threat Actors to Read Gmail and Other Google Services | SC Media by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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I used to use ABP a lot. I didn't switch personally due to any security issues overall, but I started to notice some sites getting around their ad block. I've had ublock since.

Former Student Destroys 59 University Computers Using USB Killer Device by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Sometimes people have motives, other times just for fun.

Facebook Still Tracks You After You Deactivate Account by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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In several other articles I posted, Facebook tracks you even I you do not have an account. Simply logging out won't solve anything. Also apps feed data to Facebook regardless of if you have a Facebook or not. That I another article I posted as well.

How Facebook is Spying on You, and What You Can do to Stop It by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Deactivating is not the same as deleting or removing all data, however.

Facebook Still Tracks You After You Deactivate Account by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Please see the other articles I posted. You don't have to use Facebook to be tracked.

Facebook Still Tracks You After You Deactivate Account by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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VPN your IP, delete any and all accounts related to Facebook, you could potentially stop it. Delete old data? I would say no.

I would still personally argue no.

Facebook Still Tracks You After You Deactivate Account by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Unless you stop using Android devices and stop using the internet. You can't. Even if you never had an account, they still track you. Android applications and other sources feed data to Facebook. They make too much money off of that data to ever back off and unless legal actions take place, it isn't going anywhere any time soon. One thing I will have to look into though are the EU regulations about a user having full rights to their account and information.

I will post another article about the android apps and if I find a few other good related ones, will post those too.

EA in a nutshell by Vigte in Gaming

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What about their DLC for DLC?

Reddit suspended stabbot, the video stabilization bot by Sacksmack in MeanwhileOnReddit

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There was another bot banned too. The one that turns videos into gifs I think. Don't recall where I saw the post on reddit.

Reddit Falls Out of Top 20 Sites Worldwide by useless_aether in news

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Soon™ The downfall.

3 Days Late by BackwardsCompatible in Introductions

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If you ask me, Saidit is an upgrade anyway so no backwards compatibility needed! Its a step forward from Reddit, not backward.

3 Days Late by BackwardsCompatible in Introductions

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Good content and MAYBE healthy discussions :)

G'day, welcome back! by Greedeater in WatchPeopleDie

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Poor /s/death