Re: Time for the usual security advice
For these questions I generate random 20-char strings in Keepass. Can't wait to tell an operator that my first pet was called "PisZhAFEQfstPDwyoQaN".
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The article isn't that specific. The uni portal gave access to "email, a cloud storage account, college billing and financial aid information, coursework, grades, and other personal information". The attacker used that information to gain access to other social media accounts, which is probably where he found the pics and vids, rather than on the uni cloud storage.
That speech is considered as one of the greatest speeches *never* given. Bringing it to life can be seen as an homage by the MIT to the author. It also has the advantage that everyone should know it's a fake, so it will spare us some conspiracy theories.
My guess: the author was quoting the reader Tom ("I was called..."). Tom probably used an original expression for location/premises that people wouldn't be familiar with, and the author chose to replace it with the word "premises", putting square braces around it as per the convention when altering a statement. A case of fat fingers replaced the closing square bracket with a curly one.
Speaking of red lines, this just in:
Some motorists were quite happy too:
El Reg has posted several reasons not to blindly trust NordVPN, but this is not one of them. Read the linked article and you'll see that the stats come from data compiled from breaches that exposed millions of passwords worldwide. Nothing to do with their customers' data.
I saw the idea of air-allowance floated some time ago, pre-covid. It would be a nightmare to implement, though (for instance, do business trips come out of your allowance, or would they be assigned to your company?).
The most practical solution would be a carbon tax on all flights, contributing to a climate change fund. France launched such a tax years ago for Unitaid, but only a handful of countries participate.
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