Microsoft breaches Dutch data protection law with Windows 10

Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro. Microsoft does not clearly inform users about the type of data it [...]

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CIA targeting Gnu/Linux users with OutlawCountry malware

Wikileaks which is known for exposing corruption within governments and corporations, has released a massive data dump which included some interesting news about what the CIA has been up to recently. According to the leak, the CIA has targeted Gnu/Linux users, with an exploit that re-routes network traffic towards them for analysis. The exploit called [...]

WikiLeaks reveals CIA’s Imperial hacking project targeting Mac and Gnu/Linux

WikiLeaks has published the latest of its Vault 7 CIA leaks, this time looking at a project going by the name Imperial. The project is made up of three tools: Achilles and SeaPea which target OS X, and Aeris which targets various flavors of Gnu/Linux, including RedHat, Debian and CentOS. User guides relating to the [...]

Backdoor built in to widely used tax app seeded NotPetya outbreak

The third-party software updater used to seed last week's NotPetya worm that shut down computers around the world was compromised more than a month before the outbreak. This is yet another sign the attack was carefully planned and executed. malware was spread through a legitimate update module of M.E.Doc, a tax-accounting application that's widely used [...]

Debian Warns Of Hyper Threading Issue With Intel Sky/Kaby Lake CPUs

The Debian project is warning Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake users to disable Hyper Threading (HT) on their CPUs due to a possible issue affecting those with out-of-date microcode. Intel Skylake and Kabylake (6th and 7th gen CPUs) could "dangerously misbehave" when Hyper Threading is enabled. Users are advised to get an updated BIOS/UEFI while [...]

Mastodon free social network

Mastodon is a free social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly. https://mastodon.social/about — [...]