I have been interested in FOSS software since I learned about OpenOffice. From there it went onto LInux, and blossomed into getting as much FOSS software into my life. I have been an advocate for getting more people into this community, and have switched a few minds. I am not a developer, but I am definitely a supporter and news spreader.
~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~
New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).
This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:
(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)
RT @RiotChat@twitter.com: THIS IS IT!! Riot/Web is OUT OF BETA!!! Brand new design, new login, new settings, new room list, encryption key backup & emoji-powered device verification 🍌🐧🔑🤖🙂🚂🙂 check it out now at https://riot.im/app and read all the glorious details at https://medium.com/@RiotChat/the-big-1-0-68fa7c6050be
Shout out to @cameron for the really interesting on social media and RSS.
You're 100% right, RSS is incredibly underutilised and underappreciated, admittedly I use mine a fair bit and it works a treat.
Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.
#Fedilab 1.74.0-beta-1 has been published in the beta-channel.
The login page is easier to use because the app now automatically detects the network from its domain name.
Also I introduced a console mode (see attached).
Facebook algorithm promoting violence Show more
Algorithms promoting engagement kill people:
"Over a several-day span, dozens of mosques and Muslim-owned shops and homes were burned down across multiple towns."
"On Facebook in Sri Lanka, posts with incendiary rumors had among the highest engagement rates, and so were among the most highly promoted content on the platform. Similar cases of mob violence have taken place in India, Myanmar, Mexico, and elsewhere..."
(via @doctorow )
If you are in the EU please consider signing this petition to stop Article 13.
#savetheinternet #saveourinternet #fckart13 🖕
Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.
Please help. This is important.
K9 discussion regarding no setting for viewing e-mail messages in plaintext:
"If you want to trade the extended formatting options HTML brings for a reduced attack surface, that's fine. But K-9 Mail won't be that email client for you. You'll have to look somewhere else."
What other clients are there that's on par with K9?
Looking at ROMs for my phone (Moto G5 Plus Potter), and really am intrigued by Dirty Unicorns and Resurrection Remix. Both seem to have their issues, but they seem the most stable 9.0 based ROMs. I need play services, sadly, because of work apps, and those having that option helps them. However, this being my only phone, I don't want to make it unstable in anyway it isn't. In the end, I think I will hold off on ROM'ing this phone, but I want to so badly.
PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware Show more
first, they sold exceptions to privacy tracking to Facebook and Twitter, now it comes out they've got a header override that allows them to set header exceptions on demand.
don't use this garbage.
In this edition: Help needed with Debian Android Tools and Requests for Packaging marathon. There are 45 new and 98 updated apps.
This reporter blocked each of the five "tech giants" for a week—
Then, for the 6th week, she blocked all five for a whole week! https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
Here's how to try it yourself: https://gizmodo.com/want-to-really-block-the-tech-giants-heres-how-1832261612
Not a professional, but open source, privacy, and technology enthusiast.
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