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chetwisniewski

@chetwisniewski@securitycafe.ca

Director, Global Field CTO at Sophos, frequent speaker and press go to. Said opinions are mine, not the company.

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chetwisniewski, to random
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The EU election results are extremely concerning and I hope all of my EU friends double-down on fighting back for a free and just Europe. We're here for you, let us know how we can help.

chetwisniewski, (edited ) to random
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Gorgeous day today, 21 degrees and sun. Took a ride out to secret beach for the afternoon.

Viss, to random
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https://www.theregister.com/2024/06/08/uber_cso_joe_sullivan/

hold the board accountable for hiring the right security people, then.

and the punishment/fines should be .eu style, a percentage of gross profits, not .us style, the corporate equivalent of a cup of coffee

chetwisniewski,
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@Viss my advice to CISOs is to crime less. Joe is a felon because he lacks ethics and thought the right thing to do was pay off criminals with hush money so he could lie to regulators. Don't be like Joe.

chetwisniewski, (edited ) to random
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Old man rant of the day: Dear Millienial/Gen-Z members of a polite society. You hold phones up to your ear. I don't want to hear your boring-ass conversations on the bus, subway, or other public places. While holding your phone under your neck and speaking into the bottom may somehow seem intuitive or reasonable to you, it isn't and it is very rude. We still need to use them like they were shaped like this 📞

chetwisniewski,
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Or get those air buds thingies. Even plug in a wire and rock it like an iPod from 2006. Anything. Please.

SomeGadgetGuy, to windows
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It just clicked in my brain. What I haven't been able to articulate about why I'm so anxious about #Windows Recall. I'm sure others have already gotten to where I am.

It's worse than "a system that tracks everything you do" and stores that info in a basic database that could be easily compromised.
It's worse than a nanny surveillance tool for companies to spy on their employees.

It's inescapable.

It doesn't matter if I make a dozen "how to disable recall" tutorials. The second YOUR data shows up on someone ELSE'S screen, it's in THEIR recall database.

It won't matter if you're a master #security expert specialist. You can't account for EVERY other computer you've ever interacted with. If a family member looks up an old email with your personal data in it, your data is now at risk.

If THEIR system is compromised YOUR data is at risk.

I just went from "vague feeling of unease" to "actively writing templates to canvas elected officials, regulators, and attorneys general."

chetwisniewski,
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@SomeGadgetGuy imagine how all the people who are required to have privacy film on their laptop screens feel...

chris, to fediverse
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If you want your name (you don't need to be Canadian!) on the letter that goes to officials in Canada's Parliament advocating for using services you need to let me know before 9AM PDT tomorrow (Monday Jun 3).

Letter is here:
https://chrisalemany.ca/2024/05/31/open-letter-to-parliament-of-canada-adopt-open-services-for-social-communications/

I'll continue adding signatures to the web version after that deadline.

This will be the only time for non-Canadians to make their voice heard!

I may have another Canadian-only opportunity for action at a later date.

chetwisniewski,
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@chris yes please!

chetwisniewski, (edited ) to ai
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I don't think we give Meta, Google and OpenAI enough credit for their AI LLM accomplishments. I mean, who would have imagined we could spend billions of dollars and warmed the planet a few degrees all to teach computers to not be able to do math. It really is an astonishing achievement.

GottaLaff, to Canada
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We get mail in #Canada now: I just got a 24 cent “Love Boat” residual. Drinks for everyone!🥂

chetwisniewski,
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@GottaLaff Damn it, now I've got that theme song stuck in my head. Next time just stop by my house in Yaletown and ask me for a quarter :P

chetwisniewski, to infosec
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This situation with RoboForm is why we can't have nice things. People need to not only possess, but trust password managers until such time we finally move on to superior identity verification.

It's terrible to have a flaw that requires a re-encrypt event, but it is tragic and unnecessary to cover it up and not take your lumps and prompt a corrective action.

This undermines trust in the concept, not just the product.

mjg59, to random
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Loving the ubuntu.com experience of refusing to accept any cookies and then getting a new popup on every single new page

chetwisniewski,
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@mjg59 It's your own fault. They were trying to set the dontDisplyCookie cookie to true...

chetwisniewski, to random
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My interview on CKNW about ransomware is now online: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1rgMgRmP9bC0lsfcYhhyMS?si=UdcOcxL0TzWdsg1pstWQZQ

chetwisniewski, to random
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OK, let's try this again. I will be on Mornings with Simi on CKNW tomorrow morning at 08:15 discussing the London Drugs situation and the impact of ransomware. https://globalnews.ca/bc/program/the-simi-sara-show/

chetwisniewski, to random
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Idea: Zoom introduces a Widevine option to DRM protect Zoom calls to prevent MS Recall from spying on me.

chetwisniewski, to random
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For Vancouverites who are early Sunday risers you can catch me chatting London Drugs and ransomware on CKNW tomorrow morning (26 May) at 8:06AM PDT

chetwisniewski,
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Sadly, Scotty, the host has come down I'll, so this was just cancelled. Reruns today instead...

chetwisniewski, to random
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I can't seem to find it, but it seems like someone on here mentioned a federated alternative search project (as in to replace Google and Bing). Does anyone know of one?

chetwisniewski,
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@chewie Ahh, yes, Yacy. I ran a Yacy server a few years ago. The idea was promising, but the results disappointing. Maybe I shall give it another whirl. Thanks!

NanoRaptor, to random
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Most people on earth can’t remember anything before 1997.

chetwisniewski,
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@NanoRaptor In fairness I am much older than that, but a lot of the time I am not great at remembering things before 1997 (ask my partner... we met in 1995, but I am told I got it all wrong)

kylie.robison, to random

Google confirms it manually removes odd AI search results, and I discussed the company's super-smart-search ambitions with Gary Marcus (who remembered a time when a Meta AI model told people to eat glass) https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/24/24164119/google-ai-overview-mistakes-search-race-openai

chetwisniewski,
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@kylie.robison He actually told you that with a straight face? Like, he actually believes that they can manually fix billions of errors? Or is what he really believes is they can stamp out the most obvious absurdities and then we have to live with everything else being lies that are too believable and that they can't bother to quash?

chetwisniewski, to random
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Busy media week! I am now booked for CKNW at 8:05 PDT on Sunday to discuss ransomware and data leaks...

mattblaze, to photography
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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (with neighbors), NYC, 2017.

Luxury pixels at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattblaze/32609074081

chetwisniewski,
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@mattblaze @jvagle You can't just dock your zeppelin?

chetwisniewski,
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@jvagle @mattblaze Yes, yes.

chetwisniewski, to random
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I am booked to be on BC Today on CBC TV, GEM, Radio 1, and YouTube at noon today (Friday 24 May) for a ~20 minute discussion on London Drugs ransomware leaks and Cybersecurity in general. Join us if you're free and interested!

chetwisniewski,
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And I got preempted. Might be on On the Coast instead. Stay tuned ;)

chetwisniewski,
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@chris got preempted, nevermind. Might be On the Coast now, unclear.

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