Security Stack Sheet #104


Word of the Week

“Life Is Now a Game of Risk”

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Understanding how the brain navigates this new reality can build confidence and empathy in everyday decision-making.

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In general, humans do very poorly with this kind of ambiguity. The less that’s known about a risk, the riskier it seems, and decisions are more fraught than they would be if all the facts were available. The exception to this rule is young adults

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Links HERE and HERE and cybercrime during covid HERE


Word of the Week Special

“Cancel culture”

An unhappy side effect of the digital age is “cancel culture.” Anyone with an attitude of moral superiority and a Twitter account can try to shut down an event where opinions he dislikes are likely to be spoken. For several years the National Association of Scholars has inveighed against this infantile form of protest, which undermines free expression of ideas and legitimate debate. Now the cancel caravan has arrived at our door.

Don’t do this to someone.

Nick Cave has said cancel culture is akin to “bad religion run amuck”.

Writing on his website, the Australian rock star suggested that political correctness has an “asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society”.

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“Cancel culture” is the term for when individuals or companies face swift public backlash and boycott over statements or actions perceived by some as offensive.

It “embodies all the worst aspects that religion has to offer”, said Cave.

Let’s cancel ‘cancel culture’

Links HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE



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Link HERE – thanks to TK

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Crypto challenge of the week

[email protected] – Pizza Time

Here is a nice detailed write-up by Brett Buerhaus on solving a CTF challenge at the recent HackerOne HacktivityCon 2020.

The challenge included:

  • Finding and exploring an API vulnerability
  • Endpoint discovery
  • Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)
  • SQL injections
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)




  • May 25th 2018: Over 2 years of GDPR Live! See incidents section below GDPR Enforce Tracker Link HERE – thanks to Marius
  • 1st January 2020 – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes effective Link HERE
  • Now: TLS1.2 mandatory for proper security HTTPS everywhere HERE
  • DO NOT DELAY TLS1.2 migration LATER THAN JUNE 2020 or A FEW THINGS WILL STOP WORKING! [Browsers, Office365, Cisco and many others]
  • January 2020 – Qualys SSLLabs will rate your TLS1.0 setup as B – Qualys will de-grade you HERE
  • June 2020 – Microsoft plans to deprecate TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC – HERE
  • 31st of December 2020 – Brexit Finalised?
  • 1st of July 20201 – Freedom from viruses?

‘I don’t know if I can do this’: Parents brace for school year juggling jobs, remote learning amid COVID-19 pandemic


How has the pandemic changed working lives?

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