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(Closed) Live from Nullcon 2019 Day 1 – security, data, privacy, disinformation and more

Welcome to MediaNama's Live Blog from Nullcon 2019. Please note that quotes may be paraphrased for brevity and speed. [caption id="attachment_197035" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Adam Laurie “old school hacker” delivers the keynote address[/caption] In the session "Cybersecurity and Privacy from the Global Lens", EFF's Eva Galperin touched on why security is essential for journalists and activists. (paraphrase) Eva Galperin: journalists, activists are vulnerable because they piss off people in power. They need to be protected. #nullcon — June Bug (@thejunebug) March 1, 2019 Galperin: govts have trade crafts and systems for their security work. Journalists and activists don't. Neither do lawyers. That makes them easy to own. #nullcon — June Bug (@thejunebug) March 1, 2019 Galperin: once you own a phone, there's many things you can exfiltrate. #security #privacy#nullcon — June Bug (@thejunebug) March 1, 2019 Galperin: Facebook and WhatsApp used as targets to send phishing messages. They'd go to the watering hole server.. sites that looked like the original. #nullcon #privacy #security pic.twitter.com/33upUyHRAI — June Bug (@thejunebug) March 1, 2019 Galperin: cyber warfare is getting cheaper, mobile as a primary attack vector... #nullcon #security #privacy pic.twitter.com/aSEVmtK5bt — June Bug (@thejunebug) March 1, 2019 Galperin: journos and activists don't buy expensive reports (put out by security researchers) - these reports are the for the public good, they need to be made public. Speak up when you see abuse of journos and activists because no one else is going to do it..#nullcon — June Bug (@thejunebug) March 1, 2019 * Onto the…

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