Private Internet Access updates Linux desktop client to prevent against [CVE-2019-14899]

The Breakpointing Bad team at the University of New Mexico recently reported a VPN vulnerability that affects Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android, and more. The vulnerability allows malicious actors to not only see your VPN IP address, but also identify sites you are visiting and inject data into connections. The team consists of William J. Tolley, … Continue reading “Private Internet Access updates Linux desktop client to prevent against [CVE-2019-14899]”

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  • Apr 27, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Linux, News, Open Source, Privacy,

How to use a FreedomBox running open source software to regain control of your online privacy

As numerous posts on this blog have noted, some of the biggest threats to privacy come from Internet giants like Facebook and Google. The centralized nature of their services allows them to aggregate personal data on a huge scale, and to extract information that we never agreed to provide. Although it is only recently that … Continue reading “How to use a FreedomBox running open source software to regain control of your online privacy”

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Linux, Open Source, Programming, Security,

Reproducible Builds – Solving an Old Open Source Problem to Improve Security

One of the billion-dollar problems in the world of computers is getting software to act reliably. Fundamentally, when software misbehaves, it leads to flaws that can impact performance, reliability and security. One of the best things about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to do. One of the worst things about … Continue reading “Reproducible Builds – Solving an Old Open Source Problem to Improve Security”

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