In addition to my AI data leak story, (which you should read) here are several other posts that I wrote this week that might interest you:
— A new kind of hackathon was held last month, which prompted me to talk to several nerds who are working to improve the machinery that runs our elections. Fighting disinformation is sadly an ever-present specter. The hackathon brought together for the first time a group of security researchers and vendor reps who make the equipment, all in search of a common goal to squash bugs before the machines are deployed around the country.
— Managing your software secrets, such as API tokens, enryption keys and the like, has never been a pleasant task. A new tool from GitGuardian is available that kinda works the same way HaveIBeenPwned does for leaked emails, so you can lock these secrets down before you are compromised.
— The FBI has taken down 17 websites that were used to prop up the identities of thousands of North Korean workers, who posed as potential IT job candidates. This crew then funneled their paychecks back to the government, and spied on their employers as an extra added bonus. Thousands of “new hires” were involved in this scheme, dating back years.