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28 May 2015 | 585 views

IRS Was Not Hacked – Taxpayer Data Stolen For 100,000 People

So the IRS was not hacked – as many media outlets are claiming. Was taxpayer data stolen from IRS systems? Yes, did it involve any kind of hack (by any definition) – no. There was no intrusion, there was some clever phishing, data slurping and brute forcing – of people who already had their data […]

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14 May 2015 | 925 views

BitTorrent Bleep – Encrypted, Decentralized Voice & Text App

So after running an open alpha for a while, BitTorrent Bleep is now finally public and official. The whole secure/transient messaging app/platform area is an interesting space, companies have come and gone, some have been compromised and some are still around (Snapchat, Poke, Wickr, Armortext etc). Bleep requires no personal info, just a nickname and […]

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02 April 2015 | 737 views

Google Revoking Trust In CNNIC Issued Certificates

So another digital certificate fiasco, once again involving China from CNNIC (no surprise there) – this time via Egypt. Google is going to remove all CNNIC and EV CAs from their products, probably with the next version of Chrome that gets pushed out. As of yet, no action has been taken by Firefox – or […]

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05 February 2015 | 1,905 views

Anthem Hacked – US Health Insurance Provider Leaks 70 Million Records

Anthem Hacked! Everyone is screaming, I was like WTF is Anthem? Turns out it’s part of the 2nd largest health insurance provider in the US (Wellpoint) after United Healthcare – so it’s a pretty big deal with an estimated 70 Million people on its books. Of course according to them, “Anthem was the target of […]

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20 January 2015 | 2,717 views

Gitrob – Scan Github For Sensitive Files

Developers generally like to share their code, and many of them do so by open sourcing it on GitHub, a social code hosting and collaboration service. Many companies also use GitHub as a convenient place to host both private and public code repositories by creating GitHub organizations where employees can be joined. Sometimes employees might […]

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13 December 2014 | 3,406 views

Oryon C Portable – Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Framework

Oryon C Portable is a web browser designed to assist researchers in conducting Open Source Intelligence investigations. Oryon comes with dozens of pre-installed tools and a select set of links catalogued by category – including those that can be found in the OI Shared Resources. Based on SRWare Iron version 31.0.1700.0 (Chromium) More than 70 […]

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04 December 2014 | 4,458 views

Sony Pictures Hacked – Employee Details & Movies Leaked

Sony hasn’t always had the best of times when it comes to being hacked, back in 2011 Sony basically had to rebuild the PlayStation Network (PSN) because of a hack which rendered the service off-line for almost a whole week. Plus the fact the PSN hack could have leaked up to 10 million user accounts […]

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27 November 2014 | 3,160 views

Bitcoin Not That Anonymous Afterall

One of the big advantages touted by Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) was always the anonymity of the transactions, yes you can track a wallet address and see the transaction history. But there’s no real way to link that wallet address to a real person (so we thought). I mean other than any leaky fiat exchange […]

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03 November 2014 | 1,813 views

Facebook Allows Tor Access To Site

Facebook started out blocking users of the Tor network in 2013, but have recently had a change of mind and now Facebook allows Tor access to the site even providing a special .onion address for users of the network to directly connect to Facebook infrastructure. It’s an interesting decision as many of the Facebook ‘security […]

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21 October 2014 | 4,866 views

Apple’s OS X Yosemite Spotlight Privacy Issues

So Apple pushed out it’s latest and great OS X version 10.10 called Yosemite, but it’s facing a bit of an uproar at the moment about some Spotlight privacy issues. For those who are not familiar, Spotlight is some kinda of super desktop search that searches everything on your computer (and now also the Internet) […]

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