Linked – Australian Government Passes Law Forcing Tech Companies To Break Encryption
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Linked – Australian Government Passes Law Forcing Tech Companies To Break Encryption

Dear Australia. I love you, but this is completely impossible: “Here’s a short summary of the new powers the legislation hands over to law enforcement and national security agencies: The law enables Australia’s attorney-general to order the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Whatsapp to build capability, such as software code, which enables police to access…

Linked – How’d They Do That? Part 2 – You Stole My Credit Card Number!
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Linked – How’d They Do That? Part 2 – You Stole My Credit Card Number!

One of my former coworkers wrote up a really good description of how credit card fraud happens. I recommend reading the entire thing if you want to learn about the details, but you definitely want to pay attention to Grayson’s advice for consumers. “If you have the option, choose businesses that use chip readers instead…

Life Goes By So Fast – So Long Travel and Training, and Hello Baton Rouge
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Life Goes By So Fast – So Long Travel and Training, and Hello Baton Rouge

By the time this posts, I should be getting ready to take my last trip as a trainer for Nuix. I’ve shared this news in bits and pieces to some of the people in my life, but now it’s time to go “blog and social media public”, while also explaining a little bit about why….

Travel Tips – LAX Gate 60

Recently, I was traveling home via a connection in Los Angeles. Having made a few connections there, mostly from Australia, I am well aware that the flight between LAX and Portland usually leaves from one of the gates at the annex terminal for American Airlines known as Gates 60A-I. The important thing to know about…

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Linked – Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in. There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good. Police in Australia are investigating a series of thumb…