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There and Back Again

In a word, "re-identification," or "There and Back Again." (via TR) No hack needed: Anonymisation beaten with a dash of SQL / https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/18/no_hack_needed_anonymisation_beaten_with_a_dash_of_sql/

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Best of Linux in 2017

Plus there was that #sqlServer distribution: (via OMGUBNTU) The Best Linux App & Distro Releases of 2017 / http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/12/list-best-linux-distros-apps-2017

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Old Fashion Attacks

Everything that's old is new again: (via ARS) 1998 attack that messes with sites’ secret crypto keys is back in a big way / https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/a-worrying-number-of-sites-remain-open-to-major-crypto-flaw-from-1998/

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The Spider Web of Ransomware

A sticky web woven through Office attachments: (via ZDNet) New Spider ransomware threatens to delete your files if you don't pay within 96 hours / http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-spider-ransomware-threatens-to-delete-all-your-files-if-you-dont-pay-within-96-hours/

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Watching cryptocurrencies

Keeping an eye on it: (via TR) US authorities issue strongly worded warnings about crypto-investments / https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/12/sec_statement_on_cryptocurrencies_and_initial_coin_offerings/


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