A good implemented zone-based security model (e.g. internal-dmz-external) is usually still more secure than a bad "zero-trust" security model. So if you feel comfortable with zone-based security, go for it, you can build zero-trust on top of it, all the time :)

Uhm, @Fairphone is there any information about how to do firmware upgrades on the "Truely wireless earbuds"?

Just wondering because I couldn't find any and I consider the idea of having not-updated Bluetooth connected devices a bit uncomfortable especially with last years vulnerabilities:


(Yes, yes, not all apply to this kind of product, but there might be one tomorrow that does)

If you ever wondered why you should run a 3-2-1 backup strategy and why the 2 stands for 2 different mediums, well, WD reminded some people about that:


I'm really looking forward at the DWF project: opensourcesecurity.io/2021/03/

No long backwards and forwards talk. A form, a review, a CVE. 👍

Since sending out passwords to people still happens to be a daily duty of people out there, it might be worth too look into "Bitwarden Send":


They basically extended their password safe with a functionality to share text as well as files using their platform in a reasonable secure fashion.

Time to upgrade your GitLab :blobfoxcomputerowonotice:


Generally speaking it's recommended to subscribe to the webfeed. If you also want to chat a bit about those updates, feel free to join us in our Git Hosters room:


It's a small matrix room with people hosting their own platforms and talk a out it. Hope to see you around :)

Nice little feature of Bitwarden:


Check what services you are registered to have 2FA options and check the instructions on how to enable them.

I wouldn't recommend to store your 2FA credentials along with te passwords in Bitwarden, but checking once a year, where you can set up new 2FA is definitely recommended!

Oh, Apple added an anti-stalkerware guide to their official manual:


This helps to identify potential abuse of legitimate iOS settings/features. Feel free to share so that those in need can find it.

:blobfox_com: if you run a shared K8s environment you might want to take action to prevent CVE-2020-8554:


"MitM-as-a-service" as anyone with the rights to create a service objecr can take over IP addresses for all namespaces of a cluster.

Fancy, finally an alternative to Let's encrypt!


It's always good to have alternatives around. ZeroSSL appears to be a European company that now provides free TLS certificates using the ACME protocol.

:blobfoxthink: So in order for games to perform better, the new generation game consoles have implemented direct storage access for the graphics cards to load graphic assets without bothering the rest of the system, resulting in better performance. This technology is about to hit PCs as well, soon.

What bothers me about this: I see no way how this will work with properly encrypted disks/storage.

By the way, thanks to the help of @nathand I was able to reproduce the issue earlier today.

I can official say that one shouldn't use the implementation of canarymail for OpenPGP, because it's unaware of how to select the right key. They not only are unable to select the encryption sub key, but also ignore expiry dates and key revocation, making it an actual danger.

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If you run a macbook or iOS device and use "canarymail.io/" as mail client, could you please try to send me and OpenPGP encrypted email? I want to verify if they have a major flaw in their implementation.

As I just got an email that was undecryptable.

Another weekend another evening project. Today: A simple container firewall that runs in user space and therefore doesn't need CAP_NET_ADMIN.

Is it as effective as iptables? By no means. But it's most likely sufficient for the majority of use cases.


Well, who would have expected that a browser that markets itself with the the fact that it sells its user's attention, is doing weird stuff like placing affinity links on random people's websites?


If you are running brave, consider to go back to whatever browser you used before or try out a new one. There are enough browsers out there which display a website as it is, and don't randomly replace links.

Hello people, please upgrade your installations if not already done :)

1.6.3 provides a security fix. Time to run: flatpak update

If you use the version.

Enjoy your time, and if you feel bored, may checkout one of the many channels I founded:

Another blog post sneaked out :X


TL;DR: Multiple password managers can help to ensure that you have the option to have very convenient integrations for passwords of low importance and an offline password manager for high-value passwords. Sometimes using just one is not enough. No password manager is perfect, sometimes you need more than one to cover all areas.

If you didn't notice: There is a 1.6.0 release of Riot on its way to Flathub :)

Riot 1.6.0 bring the new and shiny cross-signing features. Means you get TOFU now, can cross-sign your devices and users, which allows easy to transfer trust between all your matrix sessions.

Just make sure you use RiotX on Android in order to have all devices compatible :)

Perfectly on time, two minutes before midnight I made it to publish a new article. Today it's about CSP and how you can use them to prevent unexpected/unwanted leaks of user data.


Maybe not my greatest piece, but it's in the spirit on the situation and therefore 🤷 Enjoy! :blobfox:

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