Archive for the 'Security' Category

Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act: "Privacy, Free Expression, and Security Threatened by Graham Proposal"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Privacy, Security on February 3rd, 2020

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/31/earn-it-act-bill-would-limit-encryption/

"Google Researchers Find Serious Privacy Risks in Safari’s Anti-Tracking Protections"

Posted in Privacy, Security on January 23rd, 2020

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/safaris-anti-tracking-protections-can-leak-browsing-and-search-histories/

"Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones"

Posted in Security on November 19th, 2019

https://www.wired.com/story/bluetooth-scanner-car-thefts/

"Researchers Hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by Shining Lasers at Them"

Posted in Privacy, Security on November 5th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/researchers-hack-siri-alexa-and-google-home-by-shining-lasers-at-them/

"Attackers Exploit 0-Day Vulnerability That Gives Full Control of Android Phones"

Posted in Security, Techie on October 7th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/attackers-exploit-0day-vulnerability-that-gives-full-control-of-android-phones/

"Just Updated to iOS 13? Change These Eight Settings Now"

Posted in Privacy, Security, Techie on October 4th, 2019

https://www.howtogeek.com/442550/just-updated-to-ios-13-change-these-settings-now/

"World’s Most Destructive Botnet Returns with Stolen Passwords and Email in Tow"

Posted in Security, Techie on September 20th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/worlds-most-destructive-botnet-returns-with-stolen-passwords-and-email-in-tow/

"My Browser, the Spy: How Extensions Slurped up Browsing Histories from 4M Users"

Posted in Privacy, Security on July 19th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-inside-the-debacle-that-dished-private-data-from-apple-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/

Kernel Panic: "New Vulnerabilities May Let Hackers Remotely SACK Linux and FreeBSD systems"

Posted in Alerts, Security on June 20th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/new-vulnerabilities-may-let-hackers-remotely-sack-linux-and-freebsd-systems/

Paywall Article: "Bridging Identity Challenges: Why and How One Library Plugged ORCID into Their Enterprise"

Posted in Metadata, Research Libraries, Security on June 19th, 2019

https://emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/LHT-04-2018-0046?af=R&

"The Progress of Web Security Level Related to European Open Access Lis Repositories between 2016 and 2018"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Security on May 17th, 2019

https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12545

"Microsoft Warns Wormable Windows Bug Could Lead to Another Wannacry"

Posted in Alerts, Security on May 15th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/microsoft-warns-wormable-windows-bug-could-lead-to-another-wannacry/

Drupal, Joomla, or Typo3: "Open Source Bug Poses Threat to Sites Running Multiple CMSes"

Posted in Alerts, Security on May 10th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/open-source-bug-poses-threat-to-sites-running-multiple-cmses/

"Mcafee Joins Sophos, Avira, Avast—the Latest Windows Update Breaks Them All"

Posted in Security on April 22nd, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/04/latest-windows-patch-having-problems-with-a-growing-number-of-anti-virus-software/

"The 3 Least Secure Programming Languages"

Posted in Security, Techie on March 25th, 2019

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-3-least-secure-programming-languages/

Walt Crawford Finds over 60 Malware Infested Gold OA Journals

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Security on March 25th, 2019

As part of his GOAJ4 project, Walt Crawford has been identifying malware infested gold journals. To date, he has found over 60. Here are the relevant Walt at Random posts.

  1. "GOAJ4: Starting the Deep Dive"
  2. "Malware in Gold Open Access Journals 2018: Part 1, Indonesia"
  3. "Malware in Gold Open Access Journals 2018: Part 2, Malaysia"
  4. "Malware in Gold Open Access Journals 2018: Part 3, Romania"
  5. "Malware in Gold Open Access Journals, 2018–Part 4: Brazil"
  6. "OA and Malware: A Halfway Post"
  7. "GOAJ4: Malware and Other Issues, Part 2"
  8. "GOAJ4: Malware and Other Issues, Part 3 [Final]"

Here's his spreadsheet: "Gold Open Access Journal Malware, 2018, Others"

Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 9 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

"Education and Science Giant Elsevier Left Users’ Passwords Exposed Online"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Security on March 21st, 2019

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbw8b9/elsevier-user-passwords-exposed-online

"A Brief History of Wi-Fi Security Protocols from "Oh My, That’s Bad" to WPA3"

Posted in Security on March 11th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/802-eleventy-who-goes-there-wpa3-wi-fi-security-and-what-came-before-it/

"Google Chrome Update Patches Zero-Day Actively Exploited in the Wild"

Posted in Alerts, Security on March 6th, 2019

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-update-patches-zero-day-actively-exploited-in-the-wild/

"Many Websites Threatened by Highly Critical Code-Execution Bug in Drupal"

Posted in Alerts, Security on February 22nd, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/millions-of-websites-threatened-by-highly-critical-code-execution-bug-in-drupal/

Five Popular Password Managers Evaluated: "Password Managers: Under the Hood of Secrets Management"

Posted in Security on February 20th, 2019

https://www.securityevaluators.com/casestudies/password-manager-hacking/

"Microsoft Unveils Windows Sandbox: Run Any App in a Disposable Virtual Machine"

Posted in Security, Techie on December 20th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/windows-sandbox-marries-vm-isolation-to-container-efficiency-to-safely-run-dodgy-apps/

"An A.I. Cracks the Internet’s Squiggly Letter Bot Test in 0.5 Seconds"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Security on December 11th, 2018

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/ai-cracks-captcha-05-seconds/

"In the New Fight for Online Privacy and Security, Australia Falls: What Happens Next?"

Posted in Privacy, Security on December 7th, 2018

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fight-online-privacy-and-security-australia-falls-what-happens-next

"Botnet of 20,000 WordPress Sites Infecting Other WordPress Sites"

Posted in Security, Techie on December 7th, 2018

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/botnet-of-20-000-wordpress-sites-infecting-other-wordpress-sites/


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