Migrate to Mastodon

Most major social media platforms are a hot mess. Your feed is filled with tons of crap you never asked to see and your data is mined mercilessly to serve you targeted ads. The promise of having a place to trade interesting posts with friends and family is now muddied up with sponsored content chosen by hidden algorithms optimized to keep you scrolling. It doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve found something much better, and I’m inviting you to come join me.

In other news: Ticketmaster breach leaks data on half a billion users; the iOS bug that resurrected deleted photos explained; GPT-4 can write working malware based only on CVE bug descriptions; Slack customers upset to learn that their data was being used to train AI systems; WiFi location service can be used to track mobile routers; police are trialing new devices that can track and identify you based on multiple electronic signals; new Windows AI feature records everything you do on your PC; Microsoft rolling out welcome changes to admin privilege use; Google adding several privacy and security features to Android 15; and iVerify how has an Android app.

Article Links

  1. [Mashable] Ticketmaster hacked. Breach affects more than half a billion users. https://mashable.com/article/ticketmaster-data-breach-shinyhunters-hack
  2. [9to5Mac] Security Bite: Here’s the iOS 17.5 bug that resurfaced deleted photos https://9to5mac.com/2024/05/26/security-bite-heres-the-ios-17-5-bug-that-resurfaced-deleted-photos/
  3. [Dark Reading] GPT-4 Can Exploit Most Vulns Just by Reading Threat Advisories https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/gpt-4-can-exploit-most-vulns-just-by-reading-threat-advisories
  4. [securityweek.com] User Outcry as Slack Scrapes Customer Data for AI Model Training https://www.securityweek.com/user-outcry-as-slack-scrapes-customer-data-for-ai-model-training/
  5. [9to5Mac] Apple Location Services vulnerability can enable troop movements to be tracked https://9to5mac.com/2024/05/24/apple-location-services-vulnerability/
  6. [Forbes] New Police Tech Can Detect Phones, Pet Trackers And Library Books In A Moving Car https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2024/05/14/police-car-surveillance-tech-uncovers-phones-pet-trackers-and-library-books/
  7. [Ars Technica] New Windows AI feature records everything you’ve done on your PC https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/microsofts-new-recall-feature-will-record-everything-you-do-on-your-pc/
  8. [PCWorld] Microsoft battens security hatches on Windows admin accounts https://www.pcworld.com/article/2344405/microsoft-battens-security-hatches-on-oft-used-windows-admin-accounts.html
  9. [Lifehacker] Google Is Rolling Out Some Great Privacy Features to Android This Year https://lifehacker.com/tech/google-is-rolling-out-some-great-privacy-features-with-android-15
  10. [iverify.io] iVerify Basic is now on Android! https://www.iverify.io/post/iverify-basic-is-now-on-android
  11. Tip of the Week: Move to Mastodon https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/how-to-move-to-mastodon/ 

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  • 0:02:34: Ticketmaster hacked, breach affects more than half a billion users
  • 0:05:59: Here’s the iOS 17.5 bug that resurfaced deleted photos
  • 0:12:28: GPT-4 Can Exploit Most Vulns Just by Reading Threat Advisories
  • 0:17:36: User Outcry as Slack Scrapes Customer Data for AI Model Training
  • 0:23:12: Apple Location Services vulnerability can enable troop movements to be tracked
  • 0:34:15: New Police Tech Can Detect Phones, Pet Trackers And Library Books In A Moving Car
  • 0:41:02: New Windows AI feature records everything you’ve done on your PC
  • 0:46:36: Microsoft battens security hatches on Windows admin accounts
  • 0:51:06: Google Is Rolling Out Some Great Privacy Features to Android This Year
  • 0:55:08: iVerify Basic is now on Android
  • 0:56:00: Tip of the Week: Migrate to Mastodon
  • 1:03:21: Looking ahead