Links for 2015-09-01

  • What Are the Worst Airports in the World?

    this is a great resource when picking a stopover for a 2-stop flight. Pity “best kids play area” isn’t a criterion

    (tags: airports comparison via:boingboing flying travel ranking world skytrax)

  • Using Samsung’s Internet-Enabled Refrigerator for Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

    Whilst the fridge implements SSL, it FAILS to validate SSL certificates, thereby enabling man-in-the-middle attacks against most connections. This includes those made to Google’s servers to download Gmail calendar information for the on-screen display. So, MITM the victim’s fridge from next door, or on the road outside and you can potentially steal their Google credentials.
    The Internet of Insecure Things strikes again.

    (tags: iot security fridges samsung fail mitm ssl tls google papers defcon)

  • Malware infecting jailbroken iPhones stole 225,000 Apple account logins | Ars Technica

    KeyRaider, as the malware family has been dubbed, is distributed through a third-party repository of Cydia, which markets itself as an alternative to Apple’s official App Store. Malicious code surreptitiously included with Cydia apps is creating problems for people in China and at least 17 other countries, including France, Russia, Japan, and the UK. Not only has it pilfered account data for 225,941 Apple accounts, it has also disabled some infected phones until users pay a ransom, and it has made unauthorized charges against some victims’ accounts.
    Ouch. Not a good sign for Cydia

    (tags: cydia apple security exploits jailbreaking ios iphone malware keyraider china)

  • GoTTY

    ‘a simple command line tool that turns your CLI tools into web applications’

    (tags: cli terminal web tools unix)

  • S3QL

    a file system that stores all its data online using storage services like Google Storage, Amazon S3, or OpenStack. S3QL effectively provides a hard disk of dynamic, infinite capacity that can be accessed from any computer with internet access running Linux, FreeBSD or OS-X. S3QL is a standard conforming, full featured UNIX file system that is conceptually indistinguishable from any local file system. Furthermore, S3QL has additional features like compression, encryption, data de-duplication, immutable trees and snapshotting which make it especially suitable for online backup and archival. S3QL is designed to favor simplicity and elegance over performance and feature-creep. Care has been taken to make the source code as readable and serviceable as possible. Solid error detection and error handling have been included from the very first line, and S3QL comes with extensive automated test cases for all its components.

    (tags: filesystems aws s3 storage unix google-storage openstack)

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