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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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Android Devices Phoning Home To China

So unsurprisingly a security researcher found some cheap Android devices phoning home to China when buying a phone to travel with. One of the phones seems to be Blu R1 HD, which is ‘Currently unavailable’ on Amazon.com and customers that bought it have received security update e-mails. Security researchers have uncovered a secret backdoor in […]

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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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Censys – Public Host & Network Search Engine

Censys is a public host & network search engine that allows computer scientists to ask questions about the devices and networks that compose the Internet. Driven by Internet-wide scanning, Censys lets researchers find specific hosts and create aggregate reports on how devices, websites, and certificates are configured and deployed. Censys collects data on hosts and […]

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Massive Yahoo Hack – 500 Million Accounts Compromised

So if you are a Yahoo user (which most of us probably have been at some point) you will be aware of the Yahoo Hack – with 200 Million e-mail addresses being up for sale on the black market it seems up to 500 million have been compromised in one of the biggest hacks yet. […]

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Dropbox Hacked – 68 Million User Accounts Compromised

So was Dropbox Hacked? There was some rumours going around last week after it sent out a password reset e-mail warning to all users. It seems like it’s limited to users who were active in 2012 and the only ones who would be in trouble are as usual, those who haven’t changed their password since […]

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Telegram Hack – Possible Nation State Attack By Iran

So there’s been a lot of news lately about the Telegram hack and how 15 million accounts were compromised, which is not technically true. There’s 2 vectors of attack at play here, both of which regard Iranian users, but are not connected (other than the attackers probably being the same group). So the two attacks […]

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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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BeautifulPeople.com Leak Exposes 1.1M Extremely Private Records

So another data breach, and no surprise here, but another dating site. This time the BeautifulPeople.com Leak has exposed 1.1 million customer records, including 15 million private messages sent between users. Not so private now is it. And no surprise either the entry point for this leak, was the not-so excellent NoSQL database MongoDB which […]

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Recon-ng – Web Reconnaissance Framework

Recon-ng is a full-featured Web Reconnaissance Framework written in Python. Complete with independent modules, database interaction, interactive help, and command completion – Recon-ng provides a powerful environment in which open source web-based reconnaissance can be conducted quickly and thoroughly. Recon-ng has a look and feel and even command flow similar to the Metasploit Framework, reducing […]

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