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(Don't) Return to Sender: How to Protect Yourself From Email Tracking

There are a lot of different ways to track email, and different techniques can lie anywhere on the spectrum from marginally acceptable to atrocious. Responsible tracking should aggregate a minimal amount of anonymous data, similar to page hits: enough to let the sender get a sense of how well their...
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People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML. On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old...
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Using the Command Line to Decrypt a Message on Linux

If you have disabled the PGP plugin from your mail client and saved a copy of an encrypted email to your desktop, this guide will help you read that message in as safe a way as possible given what we know about the vulnerability described by EFAIL. Note that the first three steps (opening the...
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Learn how the handy redir utility can help you with a quick network workaround.

Using Redir to Alter Network Traffic: Part 1

There are times when, despite your best efforts, you have little choice but to put a quick workaround in place. Reconfiguring network-border firewalls or moving services between machines is simply not an option because the network’s topology is long established and definitely shouldn’t be messed...
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Enterprise Network Monitoring Needs Could Hamper the Adoption of TLS 1.3

The upcoming version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol promises to be a game changer for web encryption. It will deliver increased performance, better security and less complexity. Yet many website operators could shun it for years to come. TLS version 1.3 is in the final stages of...
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Email2git is a patch retrieving system built for the Linux kernel, which is available as a cregit extension and as a simple commit ID based search tool.

Email2git: Matching Linux Code with its Mailing List Discussions

TL;DR: Email2git is a patch retrieving system built for the Linux kernel. It exists under two forms: As a cregit plugin: Retrieve patches of selected source code tokens As the email2git search tool: Retrieve patches for entered commit IDs Email2git The Linux project's email-based reviewing...
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Mutt: An Open Source Text-Based Email Client For Linux

​Mutt is an email client but with a different approach. It is fully based on the terminal when it comes to work. Mutt is a very simple email client easy to configure and use. It was really awesome to use it and now it is the default email client on my PC. Let us see more about mutt and see how to...
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The World’s Very First Spam: A Remembrance

This month saw the 39th anniversary of the world’s very first spam. It was written on May 1st, 1978 — and sent on May 3rd — by then 31-year-old Gary Thuerk, from Chicago. Young Thuerk had served as an officer in the Navy, and had written FORTRAN programs for IBM mainframes. After one year at...
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Open-Source Developers Targeted in Sophisticated Malware Attack

Attackers have targeted developers present on GitHub since January with an information-stealing program called Dimnie. The attacks started in January and consisted of malicious emails specifically crafted to attract the attention of developers, such as requests for help with development projects...
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Three Overlooked Lessons about Container Security

I’ve just joined container security specialists Aqua Security and spent a couple of days in Tel Aviv getting to know the team and the product. I’m sure I’m learning things that might be obvious to the seasoned security veteran, but perhaps aren’t so obvious to the rest of us! Here are three aspects...
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