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There was recently a lot of news about DNS over HTTPS. Some people say it's bad for privacy because it centralizes the DNS requests on Google, Cloudflare and Quad9.

Time to change that and run your own DNS over HTTPS server. I spend some time today in writing, documenting and arranging a small container setup to allow you to do this:

octo.sh/container-library/dns-

#DNSoverHTTPS #DoH #Docker #privacy #infosec #selfHosting #DNS

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~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

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馃幒 馃幒 wordsmith.social update:

Upgrade of service complete, now running v0.8.1 of WriteFreely. Probably with maybe 30 seconds of downtime; not enough to register on https://status.wordsmith.social/
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"Hey, dad, guess what your grand-daughter wants to be when she grows up?"
"I'm guessing Experimental Paradoxist."
"Expe- How did you know?"
"I spent my youth trying to not get killed by her adult self."
"Oh. Well, she gets timetravelling from her mother's side."
"Uh-huh."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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A bit of a status update on work this month:

* #Fortress is getting a face-lift of its detection of h-cards so it'll be more accurate.
* #Koype is entering a heavy bug-fixing mode and its CI system is being locked down.
* The landing site is being re-built to highlight Patreon contributors (been punting on this for some time)

I'll be updating the Patreon followers over at patreon.com/jackyalcine with more updates (that'll be the place until a more solid bridge is in place).

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Game of fill in the blanks! It's surprising it's possible to get this with so few clues, give it a try 

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fediverse dev complaints 

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stating the absolute obvioustest 

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@sophia @strider @lynnesbian I'm not sure if Tarn has implemented satire yet but when he does I fully expect the game to intentionally crash itself

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@Vqrxtvs @sophia @strider @lynnesbian also what if a girl replied to your toot and explained in painful detail? Not everyone is a guy o.o

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@Copenhagen_Bram @sophia @strider @lynnesbian all this talk has me confused about foss m. If only a guy could reply to my toot and explain in painful detail...

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@strider @lynnesbian @sophia look at you, talking about open source software on the absolutely proprietary platform Mastodon, that tracks everything you post and censors free speech loving instances.

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@sophia let me tell you something. if you think i'm going to let you get away with spreading lies then you're wrong.

gmail isn't FOSS.

FOSS is stuff like microsoft edge and apple safari because they're free and let you open the source code of the website by clicking view source, makin them Free "Open (the) Source" Software - FOSS

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@lynnesbian @sophia I firmly disagree. Here are the reasons why Gmail is #FOSS:
* No vendor lock in, you can send messages to people who do not use gmail
* No lock in in the UI either, you can use Thunderbird if you choose to and Gmail would still work
* Not only can you view the source code but you can also save it (Ctrl+S) and upload it to your cloud. Giving you the opportunity to have your own Gmail.
* It starts with a G, like GNU

All of this combined is more than enough to call Gmail #FOSS

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I will begin compiling a blog post about 2.7 today, as it's very close to being ready

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If we make it to 12 bits I can do FOSS forever!

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