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Pwn2Own HP LaserJet Hack : Guess the song...

The security researchers F-Secure Labs turned the printer into a music player. Can you guess the song?

Not a Product Endorsement: VPN

If you are in the market for a VPN product look no further than ExpressVPN, NordVPN or Surfshark.  Even though I use one of these products, the reason for mentioning them is that Zerodium is offering Windows security researchers up to $2.5m for zero-day vulnerabilities that relate to IP address leak and remote code execution.  In their post, they specifically excluded local privilege escalation. This implies that, to date, Zerodium has not managed to crack these functions. What is a Zero-day vulnerability? A zero-day vulnerability describes a vulnerability that was previously unknown to the security community. This means that anyone with this knowledge can compromise devices because no protection has been developed since no one is aware of the weakness. What is a VPN?   A VPN from the three companies mentioned here allows a person to create a secure tunnel between their personal network and an endpoint belonging to the VPN companies. This tunnel is secure and any data flowing

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Covid-19: Your Choice, Your Rights, Your Obligations

  If we lived under a totalitarian regime, Covid guidelines would be taken by a few bureaucrats in isolation and the population would be forced to follow the rules. If we lived in an anarchy, we would theoretically do whatever we wanted, but, in reality, this type of society benefits the strongest and most powerful with most of the population ending up abused or subservient to those who are mightier. With respect to   Covid, the mighty would have local and foreign health systems to fall upon while the rest of the population left to manage (and die) at the margins. This article is aimed at those of us who live in a democracy. Democracies aren’t perfect, yet they currently seem to be the best option around. Under a democracy, citizens have rights and obligations. Every few years citizens have the opportunity to decipher the events that have taken place during the ending legislature, combine that with the promises being made by those participating in the electoral race, listen to or i