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Picard is back!

October 6, 2019 Leave a comment

… and he is teaming up with 7 of 9!

Go borg GO! This is going to be so exciting… https://twitter.com/WIRED/status/1180899318024163328?s=09

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Debit cards and TD are in trouble (again)

September 30, 2019 Leave a comment

Toronto business owner loses $14K to technical glitch at mobile payment company.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/mobile-payment-glitch-1.5300313

You may remember the post a few months ago that may be related…

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/spotify-charges-debit-account-unauthorized-withdrawals-1.5206053

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Multi-stage, fileless Nodersok campaign delivers rare Node.js-based malware – Microsoft Security

September 30, 2019 Leave a comment
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Over 1 million Google Chrome users affected by Cookie Stuffing from two popular adblockers | Cyware Hacker News

September 21, 2019 Leave a comment

If you have ever visited a webpage that took a really long time to load or was filled with ads all over the site, you may have already heard that you need an ad blocker. If you were not sure of which one to use, you might be a victim of a knock off; a piece of software that is created with a similar name to the original but one that can monetize you use of it and put you at risk.

Learn about how many Google Chrome users were tricked into installing fake extensions and why you need to be sure of the names which extensions you trust.

https://cyware.com/news/over-1-million-google-chrome-users-affected-by-cookie-stuffing-from-two-popular-adblockers-5bd6dbcc

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CWE – 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors

September 20, 2019 Leave a comment

If you are a software developer (and not living in a cave) you may already know about vulnerabilities but did you know that there is a list of the 25 most dangerous put out by Mitre?

Well they have released the new 2019 list and some of these might surprise you…

https://cwe.mitre.org/top25/archive/2019/2019_cwe_top25.html

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Quality Of Code Doesn’t Matter Much In Open Source Contributions: Study

August 30, 2019 Leave a comment

For those of you in the software industry, you may be shocked to learn that contributor reputation trumps good old fashioned peer review when it comes to committing code in your project in a study on open source projects. I suspect this might mirror the real world where tight deadlines and outsourced labor are regular parts of the workload.

https://fossbytes.com/quality-of-code-doesnt-matter-open-source-contributions/#

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Warning! Proceed with caution ⚠

August 22, 2019 Leave a comment

Culture is more important than money (but I do need to pay my bills).

If you are not lucky enough to work for a company that you value or one that values you, learn about a bold approach to employment where they only want the best and try to tell yourself that you wouldn’t want to work there…

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