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There may be an overused stockphoto here...

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Expect insecure login and payment pages to show up in places you really did not want them in the first place...

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Companies really don't give a shit about security. This is what happens when consumers prioritize price over everything else. And do not demand or expect security from companies.

What is the issue here? This pathetic and worthless program that comes installed with your ASUS computer will basically call home over the web, using http - not https - allowing anyone to intercept and tell it to run any programs, including viruses, things that will steal your bank account numbers, naked selfies, etc.

Who do I blame? ASUS. And you cheap ass consumers who continue on insisting on paying for the cheapest piece of shit instead of the best (or even just better) piece of shit.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/asus-delivers-bios-and-uefi-updates-over-http-with-no-verification-504880.shtml

H/T +Reverend Eric Ha 

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Oh phooey. This is why you can't trust these idiots. Money over security. Who gives a shit about security these-a-days, and have the guts to stand up to government sanctioned spying? I only see 3 companies:

Apple
Google
Microsoft [yes, they finally get it, after many many years of being beaten stupid about it]

Even so called security companies are full of shit.

RSA? It's price was $10 million to fuck over the world.

Companies like Blue coat? Remember that signing cert from Symantec? The one Symantec claimed couldn't sign any certs? Except the capabilities listed included "signing certificate"? Uh huh. Sure.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/06/04/keepass-wont-fix-security-hole-due-to-ads/

H/T +Reverend Eric Ha 

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Still using insecure passwords? I'm not saying this research is very thorough or scientifically correct but I like the presentation as a tool for awareness.

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I'm going to have to find out more about this, and play with it. I had wondered about doing something like this for years. Based off Xen, so it's still heavier than I like, because you're spinning up a full VM each time. But if each VM can be paused/halted while not in use...

As a friend on FB said:

_Short version: it's a Linux variant aimed at running apps in distinct secure environments. At its simplest this means you can have, for example, a browser you use for random sites that is in its own virtual machine, and another set of things you use for work in their own machine, and maybe one for your personal finance stuff, and so on.
All with a user interface that makes it pretty straightforward: you don't "run the random web stuff VM then fire up the browser", you just "run the random web stuff browser"._

Another trick it has that is particularly interesting is that it uses VMs for network routing too. Out of the box you can set an application VM to do everything via Tor, but you can also set up custom network VMs for doing things like pushing stuff through a VPN and then hook applications up to that.

Oh, and it also supports doing all of this funky stuff with Windows 7 as well as Linux!

https://www.qubes-os.org

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Request at work: "is there a tool which will lock your windows desktop when you walk away and your bluetooth device goes out of range? Should be good for managers to help them lock desktops and raise security awareness."

It seems like such a simple idea, someone must have done this. Well, that was a bit of a disappointment, the first implementation (BTProximity) is completely gone and on further searching I found btproxy which still has some rough edges (install by hand, add to system startup by hand).

According to one answer at http://www.techlicious.com/tip/computer-proximity-locks-for-mac-pc-chromebook/ it is possible to do this with the builtin Windows 7 bluetooth settings. Not with a work windows 7 laptop, I'll have to try it on a different system later.
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