In-reply-to » @bender Messages (formally known as iMessages) has always lacked e2e encryption though and often falls back to using SMS which is worse for security and privacy. -- OTOH this might be all changing for the better with Google lounging for a new standard? 🤔 (Although I do have to wonder: "What's in it for Google?")

Hmmm according to this you are right! I wonder what kind of crypto they use?

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In-reply-to » @bender Messages (formally known as iMessages) has always lacked e2e encryption though and often falls back to using SMS which is worse for security and privacy. -- OTOH this might be all changing for the better with Google lounging for a new standard? 🤔 (Although I do have to wonder: "What's in it for Google?")

Another URL that breaks the parser. 😱

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In-reply-to » @bender Messages (formally known as iMessages) has always lacked e2e encryption though and often falls back to using SMS which is worse for security and privacy. -- OTOH this might be all changing for the better with Google lounging for a new standard? 🤔 (Although I do have to wonder: "What's in it for Google?")

@prologic@twtxt.net Messages are [e2e encrypted](https://www.apple.com/privacy/features/#:~:text=End%2Dto%2Dend%20encryption%20protects%20your%20iMessage%20and%20FaceTime,they%20can’t%20be%20accessed%20without%20your%20passcode.). SMS/MMS are not, but that’s not Apple’s fault. You can configure it, so it doesn’t fall back to SMS/MMS if that’s what you want.

Apple isn’t implementing RCS because of Google (which, arguably, doesn’t even support it). 😂

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@bender@twtxt.net Messages (formally known as iMessages) has always lacked e2e encryption though and often falls back to using SMS which is worse for security and privacy. – OTOH this might be all changing for the better with Google lounging for a new standard? 🤔 (Although I do have to wonder: “What’s in it for Google?”)

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In-reply-to » I admit I've always compromised on this way too much myself, always to this day having Facebook Messenger just to communicate in my families group chats. Sure I run it in a Work profile on my GrapheneOS phone that I can switch off at any time, I can completely cut it off from network access any time as well, I can have a lot of rudimentary control over it, I use it as sparingly as possible, but it doesn't change the fact everytime I use it we're funneling private convos through bloody Meta's servers and trackers etc.

@eldersnake@we.loveprivacy.club

I run it in a Work profile on my GrapheneOS phone that I can switch off at any time

Hmmmmmmm, I like that idea. If I could ban WhatsApp into a second profile and only switch it on every now and then, I would feel a little bit better about it.

(I don’t really trust Android, though, and I suspect that apps can still install background services that are always active. Pure speculation and paranoid on my part, but still.)

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

I tried Signal, and I didn’t like it. I don’t like the interface, I don’t like one has to rely on a relatively small company infrastructure. It has bugs, and issues: sometimes messages will deliver, sometimes they will not.

Nothing has been more stable for me (as an Apple user, that is) than Messages. It comes with the OS, it is beautiful, and it just works.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

I admit I’ve always compromised on this way too much myself, always to this day having Facebook Messenger just to communicate in my families group chats. Sure I run it in a Work profile on my GrapheneOS phone that I can switch off at any time, I can completely cut it off from network access any time as well, I can have a lot of rudimentary control over it, I use it as sparingly as possible, but it doesn’t change the fact everytime I use it we’re funneling private convos through bloody Meta’s servers and trackers etc.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org My god ! 🤦‍♂️

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net Just look at their website. Yesterday, there was this quote, it’s already gone by now:

Cybersecurity’s AI-native platform for the XDR era

Mo-mo-mo-monster bingo!

Someone archived this screnshot, that I’ve also seen yesterday: https://assets.chaos.social/cache/media_attachments/files/112/812/257/953/926/994/original/c9de6459751f2ebf.png „Your company can be ruined in just 62 minutes“ Luckily, ClownStrike can shorten this timeframe even more. :-D

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I hope all admins can at least tell management: Told you so! But of course, no manager gets fired for their bloody stupid decision.

@xuu We got several e-mails about this whole desaster at work.

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In-reply-to » OpenAI's Latest Model Closes the 'Ignore All Previous Instructions' Loophole Kylie Robison reports via The Verge: Have you seen the memes online where someone tells a bot to "ignore all previous instructions" and proceeds to break it in the funniest ways possible? The way it works goes something like this: Imagine we at The Verge created an AI bot with explicit instructions to direct you to our excellent re ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net it’s amazing that anyone thinks that these so-called instructions in large language models are anything close to what you would consider instructions or even remotely intelligible.

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OpenAI’s Latest Model Closes the ‘Ignore All Previous Instructions’ Loophole
Kylie Robison reports via The Verge: Have you seen the memes online where someone tells a bot to “ignore all previous instructions” and proceeds to break it in the funniest ways possible? The way it works goes something like this: Imagine we at The Verge created an AI bot with explicit instructions to direct you to our excellent re … ⌘ Read more

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📣 NEW: Added a new feature for pod operators to optionally configure. Compact Front Page.

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When enabled will display only one post per feed on the unauthenticated Discover view (the front page).

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In-reply-to » Lessons from CrowdStrike’s Buggy Update: The Critical Importance of Robust Release Processes Community post by Andrés Vega, CNCF TAG Security Recent events involving CrowdStrike’s Falcon security software have underscored a critical lesson across the industry : the importance of having a robust, secure release process. This incident serves as a... ⌘ Read more

@cncf@feeds.twtxt.net Yes yes, but so what?! What’s like saying the importance of having unit tests…

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Lessons from CrowdStrike’s Buggy Update: The Critical Importance of Robust Release Processes
Community post by Andrés Vega, CNCF TAG Security Recent events involving CrowdStrike’s Falcon security software have underscored a critical lesson across the industry : the importance of having a robust, secure release process. This incident serves as a… ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a "blue screen of death" instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci yeah, according to this article, it stems from what appears to be a global monopoly in the so-called cyber security industry.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de The first time I tried matrix I didn’t like it either. I tried to join the public room and waited and waited and waited and waited for like 20+ minutes before I could even see anything in the room or even talk in the room! I just find the protocol to be so fucking overcomplicated for what it actually is meant to do.

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In-reply-to » I havnt seen any emails about the outage at work. I know i have the mac crowdstrike client though. My buddy that works at a hospital says they wernt affected.

@xuu what the fuck is Krack anywa? 🤣 sounds like a scam.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de isn’t this why management should never be in charge of fucking technical decisions?

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org out of interest what is the self description of crowd strike? What the fuck is it even?

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In-reply-to » @xuu I have a theory as to why your pod was misbehaving too. I think because of the way you were building it docker build without any --build-arg VERSION= or --build-arg COMMIT= there was no version information in the built binary and bundled assets. Therefore cache busting would not work as expected. When introducing htmx and hyperscript to create a UI/UX SPA-like experience, this is when things fell apart a bit for you. I think....

@xuu well, it does right but only with special LD flags?

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In-reply-to » @xuu I have a theory as to why your pod was misbehaving too. I think because of the way you were building it docker build without any --build-arg VERSION= or --build-arg COMMIT= there was no version information in the built binary and bundled assets. Therefore cache busting would not work as expected. When introducing htmx and hyperscript to create a UI/UX SPA-like experience, this is when things fell apart a bit for you. I think....

@prologic@twtxt.net Yeah that is probably what was happening. I wish that go build could embed the values that go install does.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

I havnt seen any emails about the outage at work. I know i have the mac crowdstrike client though. My buddy that works at a hospital says they wernt affected.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de This outage did affect me, though not much, via the university where my wife teaches and where I teach sometimes. They actually sent out an alert in their emergency alert system (the one they use to alert people of extreme weather events and bomb threats, mostly), telling people that all IT systems were down.

A friend of mine elsewhere pointed out that they pushed this change on a Friday, which of course no software developer with any experience would ever, ever, ever do. I have to assume there’s some toxic management at CrowdStrike, but who knows. Even more reasons to sympathize with the poor folks who are probably going to be working nights and weekends to clean up this mess.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@mckinley@twtxt.net Hmmmmm, yeah, sounds like jabber is not the right thing for us then.

@aelaraji@aelaraji.com To be honest, I don’t like Matrix that much myself. We don’t use any of the fancy crypto features and all that, no federation either. And clients like “FluffyChat” look and feel pretty much like any other chat client. It’s a rather simple setup. Problem is just that it’s not WhatsApp and people want WhatsApp, nothing else. 🫤 (Hence I have little hope that Signal would be a big success.)

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org

Anyone who reads the CrowdStrike self-description and then buys the product has really earned a major fault.

The nasty thing is: Sysadmins don’t decide this, do they? The management does. And they don’t have to clean up this bloody fucking mess.

All the fellow sysadmins who were hit by this have my sympathies. 😂

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @hoorydrotrult, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@prologic@twtxt.net One of these days I’ll turn off registrations

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In-reply-to » Regarding complexity budget, slow software, all that:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Somewhere or another, I think in a William Byrd talk, I heard it suggested that the best ideas in computer science should fit on an index card (ah yes it’s this one: https://paperswelove.org/2017/video/will-byrd-most-beautiful-program/ ). He was referring to the basic principles of LISP/the lambda calculus, which have sometimes been called the Maxwell’s equations of computer programming (by Alan Kay). Simple, short, elegant, but very densely packed with meaning–generations of people have spent their whole careers unpacking what those simple rules can do.

Much of modern software feels like the polar opposite of that. Not only can you not write it on an index card, you never will be able to because people who write software don’t seem to aspire to try. I wish more people thought this way though!

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In-reply-to » Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a "blue screen of death" instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

@New_scientist@feeds.twtxt.net It’s insane that a single botched software update can have worldwide impact. We’ve messed up badly.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net @movq@www.uninformativ.de Haha, didn’t affect me or my direct workmates either. But our scrummie logged off with BSOD and another workmate also told me to have already experienced three with successful reboots, though. Another branch was completely offline and I heard rumors about factories being shut down, too.

Anyone who reads the CrowdStrike self-description and then buys the product has really earned a major fault.

This is exactly what’s going to happen, movq. Zero lessons learned. No consequences. Maybe just a bit more snake oil on top.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah didn’t affect us either

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net Everything’s on fire. We’re going to be complaining for a couple of days, then we’ll continue as usual, repeating the same mistakes. Nothing to see, carry on. 🫤🥴

(I’m just glad it didn’t affect us at work.)

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Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage
An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a “blue screen of death” instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

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