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UK Encryption Backdoor Law Passed Via Investigatory Powers Act

The latest news out of my homeland is not good, the UK encryption backdoor law passed via Investigatory Powers Act or the IPA Bill as it’s commonly known. And itself was passed through a kind of backdoor route, which avoided the scorn of the public. Which was good for the lawmakers, but not for the […]

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Signal Messaging App Formal Audit Results Are Good

I’ve recommended Signal Messaging App quite a few times and I do use it myself, I know there are some privacy concerns with the fact it requires Google App Store – but that’s the developers choice. It’s a pretty solid app, clean, sleek and works well across both Android and iOS and the latest news […]

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SHA-256 and SHA3-256 Are Safe For the Foreseeable Future

Hashing, it’s always a contentious issue – used to be md5, then sha-1, then bcrypt and now it looks like SHA-256 or SHA3-256 might the future with quantum science boffins predicting it’s not feasable to crack. You can read more about the algorithm and design (using sponge construction) on Wikipedia here: SHA-3 While it’s reasonable […]

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Up1 – Client Side Encrypted Image Host

Up1 is a client side encrypted image host that that can also encrypt text, and other data, and then store them, with the server knowing nothing about the contents. It has the ability to view images, text with syntax highlighting, short videos, and arbitrary binaries as downloadables. How it Works Before an image is uploaded, […]

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PEiD – Detect PE Packers, Cryptors & Compilers

PEiD is an intuitive application that relies on its user-friendly interface to detect PE packers, cryptors and compilers found in executable files – its detection rate is higher than that of other similar tools since the app packs more than 600 different signatures in PE files. PEiD comes with three different scanning methods, each suitable […]

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DROWN Attack on TLS – Everything You Need To Know

So SSL in general is having a rough time lately, now with the SSLv2 DROWN attack on TLS. And this is not long after Logjam and a while since Heartbleed, POODLE and FREAK. DROWN is a cross-protocol attack that can decrypt passively collected TLS sessions from up-to-date clients and stands for Decrypting RSA with Obsolete […]

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Dell Backdoor Root Cert – What You Need To Know

So a few days ago the Internet exploded with chatter about a Dell backdoor root cert AKA a rogue root CA, almost exactly like what happened with Lenovo and Superfish. It started with this Reddit thread – Dell ships laptops with rogue root CA, exactly like what happened with Lenovo and Superfish in the Technology […]

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ISIS Running 24-Hour Terrorist Crypto Help-desk

There have been multiple mentioned of ISIS using encryption and ‘encrypted messaging systems’ in the news reports since the Paris incident, it turns out they mostly mean Telegram. Which we’ve only mentioned once before, when they got pounded by an epic DDoS attack. Now it turns out, ISIS has a whole help desk infrastructure set-up […]

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KeeFarce – Extract KeePass Passwords (2.x) From Database

KeeFarce allows you to extract KeePass passwords (2.x) by using DLL injection to execute code and retrieve the database information from memory. The cleartext information, including usernames, passwords, notes and url’s are dumped into a CSV file in %AppData%. KeeFarce uses DLL injection to execute code within the context of a running KeePass process. C# […]

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ProtonMail DDoS Attack – Sustained & Sophisticated

So the ProtonMail DDoS Attack – if you’re not familiar ProtonMail is an secure, free, encrypted e-mail service that promises absolutely no compromises. It’s been getting hit hard since November 3rd, with a large scale rather sophisticated set of DDoS attacks rendering it unable to receive or send e-mail. It seems to have mitigated the […]

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