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"I cannot use this clownish, ludicrous behaviour by these ridiculous politicians who are beyond parody. I mean, in 1984 if someone claiming to be from the future had shown me Boris Johnson I’d have told him to fuck off and quit pretending to be from the future."

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Not cool #Apple. Another closed silo ignoring open standards. And why we need #NetNewsWire and other #RSS readers for news. “Apple News Drops Support for RSS.”

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First chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1:

– The researchers demonstrated an impersonation attack on OpenPGP.
– GnuPG 2.2.18 (released in November 2019) and newer includes a fix (CVE-2019-14855).
– CAcert still uses SHA-1.
– OpenSSL considers disabling SHA-1. Some Linux distributions already configured it more securely.

#sha1 #hash #collision #openpgp #gnupg #infosec #security #cybersecurity

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If Microsoft really "loves" Linux, like its PR team shouts (at least in the US, but not elsewhere), why don't they make Linux better (rather than "how Linux integrates with proprietary Windows technologies")?

The answer is simple: they don't want people adopting Linux. They want them stuck on Windows.

Microsoft "loves" Linux the way a tapeworm loves a healthy gut.

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