"This should send a clear message to anyone considering committing crimes of this nature that you can continue as soon as you leave prison"
1044 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Jason seems to be overly cautious, I've been running it on my Ubiquity ER-X and Android phone and this thing rocks. In terms of speed and stability, it leaves OpenVPN and the likes far behind.
What stands out most: enabling it doesn't involve any connection at all, zero battery drain. But when it notices you try to reach the configured network, it will pack your packets and send them off.
Since both Linus and Greg are a big fan of WireGuard, chances that it gets merged are the full 100%
Yes, MS is upping the marketing effort...
They are also doing a Wordperfect tactic here, with some bizarre deal that gives all kids of all the schools in my city(*) an Office365 account, all homework and communication is done on it so no escape for the brainwashing of the kids.
Only years before we had managed to move the school of my kids to linux, everybody happy, and then this move came in from above.
(*) Gent, Belgium
If you expose its WWW side to the net...
The hole was in their Photo Station app, which has a web interface. That's where they got in.
The malware was a bitcoin miner (AFAIK, maybe there were others?), and they have a malware remover app that they update whenever they know about nasties targeting their NAS models.
Since there is some IoT stuff I want to use but don't trust, I use three rules when connecting them up:
1) separate VLAN: they all go on a wifi that uses a separate VLAN, and the firewall allows access from my main network to the VLAN but not the other way around.
2) whitelisting: access from the network to the internet is blocked by default, only whitelisted devices are allowed. Guess what, none of the IoT are on it (in fact the VLAN is just blocked anyway)
3) reverse proxy: for stuff I do want to access for convenience, I set up a reverse proxy on the webserver.
I pity the poor consumer who has no network knowledge and buys some internet connected crap....
So... actually making my point and still downvoting...
I can use Hangouts on multiple devices, so I don't see why Allo is any worse.
Still need to check how the whatsapp desktop API does it. Wouldn't surprise me if they knew the key too.
In fact, most chat systems have encryption to the server - Signal being the odd one out
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