Four short links: 5 November 2019
Money Laundering, Privacy Unix, Technical Decisions, and Automated Security Playbooks
- “Nearly All” Counter-Strike Microtransactions Are Being Used for Money Laundering (Vice) — I’ve been chewing on this all week. There are a lot of unmet desires in the world, desires that are unmet because society makes them illegal to meet. If your service can be adapted to meet these desires, then it will be. And you’ll have a problem.
- Whonix — a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network. A heavily reconfigured Debian base is run inside multiple virtual machines, providing a substantial layer of protection from malware and IP address leaks. Commonly used applications are pre-installed and safely pre-configured for immediate use. The user is not jeopardized by installing additional applications or personalizing the desktop. Whonix is under active development and is the only operating system designed to be run inside a VM and paired with Tor.
- Technical Leadership Masterclass: Decisions (Ruth Malan) — a deep dive into different frameworks and considerations when making decisions.
- SOCless: Automated Security Playbooks — Twilio’s open source serverless framework to execute user-defined workflows in response to alerts or scheduled events.