So, the only difference between this and spyware is that the creator, having the population of a large city and being intensely focused on hoarding personal data, says it won't share data and it's here to help?
Google-spawned security outfit Chronicle this week unveiled a service that analyzes telemetry data from customers' networks to detect cyber-attacks lurking among the rivers of packets. Dubbed Backstory, the tool will allow IT admins to sift through things like DNS usage, endpoint activity logs, and Cisco NetFlow data to see …
There should be some snort rules to help admins detect if there is any Google presence on the network so it can be rooted out and blocked.
Kaspersky was alerting users of a self signed Google cert on their network:
"Alphabet-backed company says it does not sell nor share any user data."
Doesn't Facebook also insist that they never sell user data?
"Kaspersky was alerting users of a self signed Google cert on their network:
If I understand this issue correctly, Kapersky is using a self-signed SSL certificate to allow it to scan SSL content and Googles use of HSTS is causing the error to be flagged.
Or am I missing something?
So, large parts of the world are awash with bad actors stealing data, from nation states downloading terabyte data sets for Lockheed's F-35, through Fancy Bear lice working for ex-KGB scumbags, all the way to the FOAB*¹ in Bumphuk, New Jersey.
The remainder of the planet is fighting a batle against corporate executives at Facebook and Google—morally indistinguishable from Vlad The Emailer's rind of scuzz—who have by this point become nothing better than serial liars and thieves of personal data.
Against this background of law-of-the-jungle theft and lies—condoned and perpetuated by the inaction of politicians long since bought and paid for by the internet giants' lobbyists—a business whose continued existence may well depend upon the confidentiality of its IP and operating data, is going to send all of its comms data to the worst offender of all, as a security measure?
It's just more evidence, as if were it needed, for the theory that air pollution is destroying humanity's IQ levels; or that the aliens shone a Stupidity Ray through planet Earth sometime in the late 1990s and have been watching and giggling ever since.
A story worthy of April 1st.
*¹FOAB: "Fatty On a Bed"—the Orange Cretin's fantasy of a hacker, "Fat guy sitting on a bed somewhere" ... if FOAB was gagging down his third Big Mac while watching Fox&F***tards, I think he got the idea from the Presidential Mirror.
Makes sense. Nobody better at security than Google. They dropped a big zero day with MacOS yesterday that Apple still had not fixed after 90 days.
Saw Microsoft added Google Reptoline to Windows to make more secure without performance hit.
Google has now found Shellshock, Cloudbleed, Spectre, Heartbleed, Meltdown among of a bunch of others.
Makes sense for the tech company best at security to offer it as a service.
No IT professional would want any part of shipping your intranet traffic out to a third party, so who really are they positioning this to?
The obvious clue is Manglement especially those completely clueless, and more focused on cutting costs so the executive bonus pool can be increased. The same type of
dimfuckwits that feel that the cloud (aka someone else's computer) is the cure all for one's ills.
Note to readers: IF your mangler starts considering this to solve your problems, get your resume in order.
"No IT professional would want any part of shipping your intranet traffic out to a third party, so who really are they positioning this to?"
Let me introduce you to IT Security - they've just signed up your company for the following cloud-based/outsourced security service.
The examples of this are too numerous to list.
I already see dozens of your bots trying to access my network each and every day.
I've already denied more than 100 domains that belong to you.
What goes on on my network is not of your effing business.
YOU ARE NOT WELCOME
Go home to America and MAGA. Leave the rest of us alone. We do not need you.
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