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Andrew Stephen
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Collector of Classic Computers, Purveyor of Prattle and Unrepentant Alliterator.
Collector of Classic Computers, Purveyor of Prattle and Unrepentant Alliterator.

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Listen up y'all! Looking for a secure NTP implementation? Look no further than Chrony..
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Oh crap. I just realised that we're approaching that time of year when our US friends start filling the streams with pictures of punctured pumpkins all as vibrant orange as their Dear Leader.
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This is a great summary of the work Ubuntu is doing to integrate a Dash-to-Dock fork into the GNOME Desktop in Artful, and really good collaboration with upstream. This is how FLOSS collaboration is supposed to work.
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This is very interesting news about iPhone security research. Apple have put a lot of faith in their Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) keeping their device safe and secure. It is responsible for generating each devices' unique identifier (UID) and handles the fingerprint unlock process among other things.

A researcher known as xerub had just published what they claim to be the cryptographic key and tools needed to decrypt the SEP firmware. This opens the SEP to a level of scrutiny and analysis it has previously been protected from. We can probably expect some new iPhone exploits published soon.
The decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware Posted Online by self-described “ARM64 pornstar” [xerub]. SEP is the security co-processor introduced with the iPhone 5s which is when touch ID was introduced. It’s a black box that…
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Hmm. This looks like an attractive smartwatch!
48hr Giveaway
I'm giving away a Ticwatch 2
Brand new in box, Charcoal & a spare band.

Ways to win
> +1 this Post
> Share this Post (on Google+)
> Comment on this Post why you'd like a Ticwatch 2

For every one of the above that you do, you get 1 entry.
So, if you +1, Share & Comment, you get 3 chances to win!

Rule (there's only 1)
> Maximum of 1 Comment. If you Comment more than 1X, you're completely disqualified

That's it.
Simple as that.
No restrictions on who can/can't win.
I'll make it an international giveaway.
It starts now & ends 2pm PST / 5pm EST on Sunday, October 9th after that I'll close the Comments. If you miss the 48hr window, sorry, but don't message me on Hangouts to extend it, it won't happen.
Sunday afternoon I'll calculate the results & randomly select the winner, then ship the watch the next week.

So, g'luck everyone!
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It's great to see big companies like Google opening up about their perimeterless "zero trust" network security architectures. I've been pushing the user/device state/application/protocol model for about a decade now and have moved my past two employers in this direction. The benefits are substantial over the perimeter model.
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Somebody April Fooled my update!

Well played +CyanogenMod​!
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