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If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica
"Officials with the widely used PHP Extension and Application Repository have temporarily shut down most of their website and are urging users to inspect their systems after discovering hackers replaced the main package manager with a malicious one."
hacking  php  security  dopost 
12 minutes ago by niksilver
Don’t trust Daily Mail website, Microsoft browser warns users | Media | The Guardian
"[The browser] gives Mail Online, one of the world’s biggest news websites, one out of five on credibility – the same level as the Kremlin-backed RT news service."
mail_online  microsoft  news  media  trust  dopost 
10 hours ago by niksilver
Phishing Quiz
"Identifying phishing can be harder than you think. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know. Can you tell what's fake?"
phishing  security  quiz  dopost 
11 hours ago by niksilver
Researchers discover state actor’s mobile malware efforts because of YOLO OPSEC | Ars Technica
"...As a result, the researchers were able to view communications between members of that [state-sponsored hacking] team and representatives of a number of zero-day and hacking-services providers as they explored purchasing the tools needed to gain access to their targets."
security  hacking  dopost 
yesterday by niksilver
Agile Factsheets - Useful Agile Resources - Agility in Mind
"On this page you will find a set of useful agile factsheets which can be useful in many situations. You can download any one of them by clicking on a chosen image. If you can’t find what you need then you could visit our Frequent Agile Questions."
agile  guidelines  dopost 
8 days ago by niksilver
Enable or Disable IDN Punycode in Firefox Address Bar in Windows | Tutorials
"This tutorial will show you how enable or disable showing IDN punycode in the address bar of Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10."
firefox  security  unicode  punycode  tip  dopost 
15 days ago by niksilver
Together we can thwart the big-tech data grab. Here’s how | John Harris | Opinion | The Guardian
"...perhaps something truly radical is required: a reconceptualisation of what the internet is, and what happens to the data that determines who controls it."
data  google  artificial_intelligence  internet  tim_berners_lee  future  dopost 
16 days ago by niksilver
How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook - Report | Privacy International
"We also found that some apps routinely send Facebook data that is incredibly detailed and sometimes sensitive. Again, this concerns data of people who are either logged out of Facebook or who do not have a Facebook account. A prime example is the travel search and price comparison app "KAYAK"..."
apps  facebook  privacy  security  dopost  report 
22 days ago by niksilver
The Verge 2018 tech report card: Facebook - The Verge
"Whether you’re evaluating the company by its financial performance, its public perception, or its ability to contain and avoid scandals, the company will end the year in worse shape than it began."
facebook  analysis  dopost 
25 days ago by niksilver
Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail | Ars Technica
"A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections offered by services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, researchers said Thursday."
security  phishng  2fa  dopost  iran 
5 weeks ago by niksilver
Transformation Troubles - 7 Things To Avoid When You Move To Agile - Matt Hosking - Agile Cymru 2018 - YouTube
Matt Hosking on agile transformation. Includes "Organisational culture is defined by the lowest standard of behaviour the organisation is willing to put up with."
culture  transformation  agile  video  technical_debt  dopost 
5 weeks ago by niksilver
Music Software & Bad Interface Design: Avid’s Sibelius - YouTube
"Sibelius is the embodiment of what not to do as a user experience designer and this video covers a range of examples of inappropriate design patterns and bad user interface choices. Then I go insane."
video  sibelius  criticism  user_interfaces  design  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
Frequent Password Changes Is a Bad Security Idea - Schneier on Security
"I've been saying for years that it's bad security advice, that it encourages poor passwords. Lorrie Cranor, now the FTC's chief technologist, agrees..."
security  passwords  advice  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
On-stage mistake means OnePlus won't have the first Snapdragon 855 phone
What defines maturity? "Even with that being the case, the very public nature of the error also calls into question OnePlus's overall maturity as a company."
oneplus  mistake  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
Blind - About Us
"Blind is an anonymous social networking platform for professionals. Work email-verified professionals can connect with coworkers and other company/industry professionals by holding meaningful conversations on a variety of different topics."
app  community  privacy  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
The Best Way to Type ¯_(ツ)_/¯ - The Atlantic
"All hail ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. In its 11 strokes, the symbol encapsulates what it’s like to be an individual on the Internet. With raised arms and a half-turned smile, it exudes the melancholia, the malaise, the acceptance, and (finally) the embrace of knowing that something’s wrong on the Internet and you can’t do anything about it."
characters  communication  emoticons  unicode  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
The Software Defined Delivery Manifesto
"We recognize that delivering useful software shapes our world. We recognize that code is the best way to specify precise action. We recognize that code is only useful when we deliver it."
manifesto  delivery  software  continuous_deployment  dopost 
7 weeks ago by niksilver
Coding the curriculum: new computer science GCSE fails to make the grade | The Independent
"Experts predicted the computer science GCSE would not work as a replacement for the ICT which was scrapped in 2015 as they are very different subjects. Among course content issues raised was the focus placed on coding and programming [... My own ongoing research interviewing pupils in year nine about the changes in the way computing and ICT are being taught, testifies to this."
schools  education  computer_science  teaching  dopost 
7 weeks ago by niksilver
Manager Energy Drain | Lara Hogan
"Ha. Sorry to break this to you, but the best gift you can give your direct reports is a messy, unscoped project with a bit of a safety net. This kind of project creates the biggest opportunity for someone to grow as a leader..."
management  leadership  dopost  advice 
8 weeks ago by niksilver
Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force” | Ars Technica
"One defense of Facebook is that the company is just giving users what they want. And that's true—but only in the sense that casinos give heavy gamblers what they want."
facebook  criticism  mental_health  politics  analysis  dopost 
8 weeks ago by niksilver

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