August 29th 2018 resources update

Updates to Anti-Social Media 

Lisa Vaas for Sophos: Tumblr outlaws creepshots and deepfake porn – “The blogging site wants to go back to a simpler time, where, it says, people were a lot nicer … and didn’t glorify gore and upskirting.”

Updates to GDPR page

Recorded Future: 90 Days of GDPR: Minimal Impact on Spam and Domain Registration – “While it has only been three months since the GDPR went into effect, based on our research, not only has there not been an increase in spam, but the volume of spam and new registrations in spam-heavy generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been on the decline.”

Updates to Internet of (not necessarily necessary) Things

[Many of the Things that crop up on this page are indeed necessary. But that doesn’t mean that connecting them to the Internet of Things (or even the Internet of Everything) is necessary, or even desirable, given how often that connectivity widens the attack surface.]

The Register: Voting machine maker claims vote machine hack-fests a ‘green light’ for foreign hackers – “NSA code smacker says no, hackers perform a service” – ES&S criticized for reluctance to participate in DEF CON demo.

Updates to Mac Virus

Android/iOS malware detections down, but Fortnite flaw problematic

David Harley


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