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Episode #244: Exploitation of WS_FTP Vulnerability; Cybersecurity Fight Against Human Trafficking; Permission Slip: Manage Your Digital Data
Episode 244 โ€ข 5th October 2023 โ€ข It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing โ€ข Contributors from Around the World
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The stories we're covering today.

Marcel Brown: October 5th, 1991. At just 21 years old, Linus Torvalds releases the first publicly available version of the Linux kernel, version 0.2, weighing in at just over 10,000 lines of code when first released. As of 2020, the Linux kernel was nearly 30 million lines of code.

Edwin Kwan: โ€ŠSecurity researchers have spotted evidence of mass exploitation of vulnerabilities in Progress Software's WS_FTP server file-sharing platform. The server file-sharing platform has a maximum severity remote code execution vulnerability, which attackers can exploit using a simple HTTP request.

Katy Craig: There's a new app called Permission Slip by CR that empowers you to take control of your personal information. With Permission Slip, you can swipe through a list of companies that may possess your data, and with a simple tap, request them to delete your account or halt the sale of your information.

Did you know that over 50 million people are affected worldwide by modern human trafficking? Have you ever considered the fact that the very technology cybersecurity and open-source professionals use day in and day out could be used to help combat such evil?



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