New Kali [GNU/]Linux Is Released

The new Kali [GNU/]Linux is released with an amazing feature named Undercover. For many hackers, being spotted with the dragon background of the distribution was a problem. Many hackers like to work in public places like cafes etc. but there was a risk of being spotted by people who are also familiar with the distro.

Offensive Security now released the Undercover feature for this problem. By activating this feature, your UI will look like a Windows 10 OS and it reduces the risk of being spotted or caught.

Of course, changing the UI is not enough for you safety but it’ll help for sure.
The new Kali has some other updates like:

  • Default XFCE user interface for better user experience.
  • Powershell support. Now you can run Powershell scripts natively.
  • Kali docs are now moved to /docs and now they’re on git, so they can be updated easily.

The Raspberry Pie kernel is also updated to 4.19.81 and requires a fast SD with at least 8 GB capacity.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

AIDS is not a slander, taboo, or monster. AIDS is a disease that can be spread with ignorance and secrecy.

Together we can control AIDS: by informing, preventing, early diagnosing, treating, and protecting patients.

London: Eight-Foot Whale Found Washed up on Thames Shore

An eight-foot whale washed up on the shore of the Thames yesterday, where it was found by a patrol boat under Battersea Bridge.

The minke whale was found on Friday evening at about 10pm by a Port of London Authority boat, but it is not yet known how it got there or why it died.
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are set to undertake a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death.

According to Rob Deaville, who leads an investigation project into the stranding of cetacean creatures at the ZSL, the mammal is the 27th minke whale to be washed up in the UK this year.

This is dangerous. I believe humans are affecting the nature too much it’s causing irreparable losses.

Gender Neutral Santa and Grav-Mass

Some people (mostly feminists) are asking that Santa Claus should be gender neutral or be a female. I believe there’s a story behind Santa Claus and just because there were double standards before, we should not change it.

Also, on December 25, Isaac Newton’s birthday, we celebrate the existence of comprehensible physical laws. Remember, Gravitation is a well-established scientific theory, but Intelligent Falling is just religion pretending to be science. Instead of Christmas, we celebrate Grav-Mass. There’s more information on RMS’s Grav-Mass page.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Using multi-factor authentication makes your accounts more secure but please consider using an app or physical key instead of SMS verification.

SMS verification is also secure but it’s more vulnerable to treats than apps. There’s reports that some journalists lost their accounts even though they were using SMS kind of multi-factor authentication.

Uber Is Planning to Spy on People

Uber plans to make audio recordings in its cars. In addition to recording where people go, it will record what they say to each other.

This data and recordings will not be accessible by drivers or customers and we don’t know if customers (or drivers) can request to delete these information or even disagree with this recording program.

Street Violence Is Wrong in Any Way

I’ve seen some Reddit posts showing street or school violence and I’ve seen people are happy with them. For example, I’ve seen a video of a thief who was going to rob an old lady in a bus and didn’t succeed. People in the bus started to beating him. People on that subreddit were happy and said it was justice.

It’s not justice. Justice will be served when you give that thief to police. Beating people is not acceptable even if they did something bad. We should ask people to stop this kind of violence.

NYPD Forced to Destroy Illegally Stored Juvenile FinĀ­gerĀ­prints

For years the NYPD kept fingerprints of thousands of children as young as 11 years old. The Legal Aid Society says it found out about the records five years ago and threatened to sue the Police Department unless the fingerprints were destroyed.

“The NYPD’s fingerprint database of juveniles included children who were never even prosecuted, children whose cases may have been dismissed or they may have been acquitted,” said Lisa Freeman, the director of the Legal Aid Society. Freeman says the fingerprints were obtained from minors charged as juvenile delinquents.

She says once the prints are sent to the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, local police are not supposed to keep copies of them. But Legal Aid says that’s not what happened at the NYPD. “We are extremely concerned about the level of surveillance that is taking place in New York City of communities of color and particularly of children,” said Freeman.

Legal Aid says it discovered the NYPD database after a 14 year old was arrested based on fingerprints kept by the department. Legal Aid, which represents most juvenile defendants, says it also learned the state was improperly holding on to fingerprints. Those have been destroyed as well.

“It’s the whole concept of the juvenile justice system, which is that we recognize that children make mistakes and that they should not be held responsible for the rest of their lives,” said Freeman.

The NYPD did not admit any wrongdoing, although it now says it destroys the fingerprints of minors after those prints are sent to the state.

Legal Aid is now calling on the City Council to immediately hold oversight hearings on police surveillance, technologies and databases. Legal Aid says the handling of the fingerprints raises questions about the NYPD’s databases of suspected gang members, facial recognition information and DNA. Legal Aid alleges the NYPD is also unlawfully keeping DNA samples instead of relying on the state’s system of DNA.

Source: Spectrum News NY1