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well, i seem to have finally licked the problem of scheduling posts to the +Security Memetics G+ page. now, in the unfathomable event that someone wants to share a secmeme post on G+, you don't have to go to the trouble of copying stuff over (or waiting hours for me to get around to updating the page so you can share that), you can just use the G+ share feature immediately because the posts on here should be available as soon as they go live on secmeme.com (unless something breaks)
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when you find all the vulnerabilities, then you'll know how hard it is to defend against all the attacks
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has anyone asked what other experiments facebook has performed on it's users?
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who will be the first security vendor to try and sell gluten free AV?
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i wonder how exactly the truecrypt developers expect to enforce their no-forks-allowed license without giving up their anonymity
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that's a good point. but then one wonders why the messages supposedly from them (including those that say they won't give permission to fork) don't appear to have been signed in that fashion.

furthermore, it appears there already is at least one fork in the form of veracrypt, and i haven't heard anything about legal action being taken. it makes me think that not giving permission is as far as they're willing to take things.
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"you are not alone" - if we heard that in the bathroom our sphincters would clench, but if the question of whether we are alone in the universe was answered a similar way, has anyone given thought to how that might affect our propensity to broadcast everything?  

if we're seriously entertaining the idea that we might not be alone in the universe, maybe we as a species should try to be a little more private and discrete.
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I figure that if an alien civilization shows up to destroy Earth one day, it will be on account of all the noise we pump out. 
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agreeing to trade some of your privacy in return for something you want is not the same as agreeing to trade some of your autonomy
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i know some are kinda meh about FB's experiment, but please understand: nonconsensual human experimentation can be a trigger to some of us
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mobile bitcoin mining malware: striking it rich one satoshi at a time
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With a mobile device, you'll have a hard time mining even a satoshi worth of bitcoins. Much more profitable to simply steal them from a mobile wallet.
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1 little, 2 little, 3 crypto libraries.
4 little, 5 little, 6 crypto libraries.
7 little, 8 little, 9 crypto libraries.
10 forks of OpenSSL.
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what's that? everybody's favourite google reader replacement was DDoSed? glad i opted to punish google with my RSS feeds in gmail instead
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security awareness is a set of ideas that are beneficial not only to their host but (through heard immunity) also to those not yet infected by them. they deserve to spread and be spread as the beneficial memes that they are.
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