Check out this best worst thing I found. It is my UX nightmare but also fun to play.
T streaming yesterday, playing like a crazy person;
Here’s how I used AI to clone a 60 Minutes correspondent’s voice to trick a colleague into handing over Sharyn's passport number. I cloned Sharyn’s voice then manipulated the caller ID to show Sharyn’s name on the caller ID with a spoofing tool.
The hack took 5 minutes total for me to steal the sensitive information.
So, how do we protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our organizations?
1. Make sure the people around you know that caller ID is easily faked (spoofed) and that voices can also be easily impersonated.
2. If they receive a dire call from “you”, verify it’s really you with another method of communication (text, DM, FT, call, etc) before taking an action (like sending money). Kind of like human MFA.
Some suggest setting up a secret “verification word” with their folks ones so that if someone impersonates & demands money/access etc you can ask for the verification word to see if it’s a real crisis. This won’t work for all people but could work for some. If it’s a match, use it.
In general, I recommend keeping advice simple: if premise of call is dire use a 2nd method of communication to confirm a person is in trouble before taking action (like wiring money or sensitive data). Rapid text, email, DM, have others message repeatedly — before wiring money.
Bottom line is:
Scammers use urgency & fear to convince victims to take actions (like sending money, data, etc).
If premise of a call, text, email, or DM is too dire (or too good to be true), that’s a likely scam.
Use a 2nd method of communication to check it’s real before taking action!
Friendly reminder of this dope share-on-mastodon button from my friend @micahilbery. It’s pretty, it’s simple, and it’s customizable. :)
No, when you quit, you guarantee a 'You Lose'. When you continue, you guarantee a chance. And everyone is worth a chance.
The amount of times I have to drop to a system console to fix my session is really getting to me. That, and the amount of glitches I have to deal with.
Does a Linux distribution exist that's isn't so buggy? It is grating to have to always deal with inconsistent, mediocre software. Nothing is perfect, I know, but I want to know which #distro "just works" the most.
Anyone remember Vine?
Our next experiment is called Loops and we can't wait to release the beta.
What is the Fediverse? What does federation mean?
📞 When you call a phone number, your phone provider will connect to other providers in order to put your call through. You're part of the worldwide phone network: hundreds of independent phone providers talking to each other.
:fediverse: When you publish a post on here, your server will connect to other servers to distribute your post. You're part of the worldwide Fediverse: thousands of independent social media servers talking to each other.
New COSMIC dev news is out. Notable progress:
1) Accessibility in the iced toolkit 2) COSMIC Panels designs completed. Most functionality complete. 3) 10-bit color in cosmic-comp 4) Working on Settings pages for wallpapers, panels, and keyboard input
The countdown comes to an end! A brand new #pixelart time-lapse featuring Revali and Teba is now available!