Fantastic article by the Washington Post on security and Linux. Discovered via former colleague while at Canonical, Kees Cook, who is quoted and photographed within. Well worth the time it takes to read it.
Cries to drop Flash will abound, but what about email too? Slack has me seriously rethinking email’s value. Phishing schemes only advance that thinking for me.
As I told a colleague when he shared this with me:
That's pretty much my take on it, too. He comes down a little heavy on the "people who really value security will use something different," which I think is hyperbole. It's a decent security solution; it's just inconvenient to use.
The public has no faith left in the intelligence community or what the president says about it. A strong, independent special prosecutor needs to clean up the mess.
This security architect in this article is technically spot on, but he misses the obvious simple attackers the article author outlines. This is what’s wrong with Silicon Valley – often too disconnected from normal folks to see obvious, simple means to help people with tech. Principled software can fail at its goal for missing the obvious among the technically correct.
Seems apropos of recent news articles. Interesting that everyone is getting wise to https in the last year or less. hmmm.
Twitter goes 2fa. At first, I was all no thanks! Because I generally hate 2fa. Then I started thinking about all the sites that use my Twitter login now. Maybe I should consider this.