Thursday, February 13, 2020

What I'm Reading 2/13/2020

Vice - People Are Jailbreaking Used Teslas to Get the Features They Expect -
Tesla clawing back software upgrades from used cars is not a new practice for the company. “Tesla as a policy has been doing this for years on salvage cars,” said Phil Sadow, an independent Tesla repair professional. One former employee, who used to work in an official Tesla service center and asked to remain anonymous because he still works with Tesla in another capacity, said he was told to put the software features back if people complained to avoid bad publicity. He left about a year ago. 
 Reuters - Trump signs order to test U.S. infrastructure's vulnerability to GPS outage -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order directing U.S. agencies to test the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems in the event of a disruption or manipulation of satellite-based global positioning system services (GPS). 
BBC -  US investigates Harvard and Yale over foreign funding -
Since July, the Department of Education said it had uncovered some $6.6bn in previously unreported gifts from countries including Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It said this figure could be "significantly underestimated". 
Security Boulevard -    Build A Zero Trust Model by First Killing Local Admin Rights -
This is why the concept of least privilege is so imperative today. Zero trust models mean that you can no longer allow users unrestrained privilege or rights on their devices:
And I don't have anything else so here is a song I just rediscovered

Priestess  - Pumarosa

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