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creepsandcrawlers: countrytoads: countrytoads: catfish simultaneously look like they possess...

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creepsandcrawlers:

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catfish simultaneously look like they possess infinite knowledge of the universe and like they just have the mii theme playing in their head nonstop

you see what i mean

they know everything but it all cancels out

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i’m crying 

I CHECKED TO SEE IF THERE WAS A UPDATE AND I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED!!!

IT GOT BETTER

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Security expert offers hacking advice to students whose campuses have implemented pervasive wireless surveillance

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After a late-December Washington Post story revealed a nationwide epidemic of colleges quietly installing pervasive wireless location-tracking systems on campus, which gathered data on students without meaningful consent, inside and outside of class, broken down by protected categories such as race and gender, as well as on potentially invasive lines such as whether a student is from abroad, security researcher Lace R Vick (previously) tweeted an offer to students to explain how they could “dismantle such a system.”

In a followup Gizmodo article, Vick delves into the deficiencies with the notifications, consent and privacy policies associated with these services – which are a typical mess of overbroad grabs that are subject to change without notice, couched in deceptive language.

Vick also puts campus location-tracking in the context of campus information security, which is historically very poor, with low-quality passwords, a lack of access auditing, and interconnection of services and networks that allow both outside attackers and insider threats (such as a professor who wants to stalk a student) to operate with wide latitude and a low likelihood of being caught. Adding location-tracking to such a system vastly increases the risks of the kinds of cyberattacks that are already endemic to campuses.

For his finale, Vick explains what he would have done had he been an undergrad on a campus with such a system, including setting up fake beacons that record every student as being present in every class; using their own tracking beacons to create public league tables of which profs preside over classes that students are likely to skip; disrupting Bluetooth radio frequency bands to block all the tracking beacons; decompiling the app to analyze how the services share data and to see if there are strong protections to stop users from getting location-data on other people.

Vick also lays out how he could create rogue firmware for the location-tracking beacons, and deploy protocol analyzers to understand what kinds of information is being extracted and stored by the system.

He notes that some or all of this conduct could violate federal law and campus policies and could get students into serious trouble and Gizmodo specifically recommends that students not engage in this behavior.

https://boingboing.net/2020/01/15/degree-analytics.html

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toxictiktoks:“My mom kicked him out of the room because he was being too loud”

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“My mom kicked him out of the room because he was being too loud”

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