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It bothers me a little every time someone calls me a software engineer. I'm not an engineer. What I do is not sufficiently based on actual science, research, and solid, tested formal models to be called engineering.

"Software developer" and "hacker" and "klutz" are all accurate.

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Folks, I’m seeing a lot of people recommend setting xpinstall.signatures.required to false to fix the Firefox extensions issue.

⚠️ DO NOT DO THIS! ⚠️

It disables signature checking on extensions which means that you open yourself up to malicious extensions if you install any new ones or if you have auto updates on.

Either follow the instructions here nixnet.xyz/ by @amolith

Or go the officially recommended (but less private) route: mastodon.ar.al/@aral/102039553

#Firefox

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Have to say that this New York Times Article pretty much sums up modern capitalism.

Boeing wanted to make sure that their new non-union shop in S.C. remained non-union, so they didn’t bring in any experienced staff from their existing plants. Now their planes are flying time bombs.

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Dragonblood–vulnerabilities in WPA3 standard:

papers.mathyvanhoef.com/dragon (PDF file)

– the paper describes 5 different vulnerabilities (DoS, downgrade, side-channel attacks)
– researches believe that WPA3 "does not meet the standards of a modern security protocol"
– the Wi-Fi Alliance published a security update for the standard: wi-fi.org/security-update-apri

#wpa3 #wifi #wlan #infosec #security #cybersecurity #dragonblood #dragonfly #kex

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@pamela

Red team = a security professional who specializes in penetrating networks and compromising assets as a test of extant security configuration and stance.

Blue Team = a security professional who specializes in defense technologies and procedures.

White team = anyone with advance knowledge of a pending red team action.

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