Archive | Privacy


21 October 2014 | 1,876 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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08 October 2014 | 2,182 views

IPFlood – Simple Firefox Add-on To Hide Your IP Address

IPFlood (previously IPFuck) is a Firefox add-on created to simulate the use of a proxy. It doesn’t actually change your IP address (obviously) and it doesn’t connect to a proxy either, it just changes the headers (that it can) so it appears to any web servers or software sniffing – that you are in fact [...]

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06 October 2014 | 1,146 views

JPMorgan Hacked & Leaked Over 83 Million Customer Records

So yah last week we all discovered, OMG JPMorgan Hacked! This set a lot of people on edge as JPMorgan Chase & Co is the largest US bank by assets – so it’s pretty seriously business. The breach happened back in July and was only disclosed last Thursday due to a filing to the US [...]

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03 October 2014 | 2,766 views

iSniff-GPS – Passive Wifi Sniffing Tool With Location Data

iSniff GPS is a passive wifi sniffing tool which sniffs for SSID probes, ARPs and MDNS (Bonjour) packets broadcast by nearby iPhones, iPads and other wireless devices. The aim is to collect data which can be used to identify each device and determine previous geographical locations, based solely on information each device discloses about previously [...]

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23 September 2014 | 1,478 views

CloudFlare Introduces SSL Without Private Key

Handing over your private key to a cloud provider so they can terminate your SSL connections and you can work at scale has always been a fairly contentious issue, a necessary evil you may say. As if your private key gets compromised, it’s a big deal and without it (previously) there’s no way a cloud [...]

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20 September 2014 | 3,864 views

tinfoleak – Get Detailed Info About Any Twitter User

tinfoleak is basically an OSINT tool for Twitter, there’s not a lot of stuff like this around – the only one that comes to mind in fact is creepy – Geolocation Information Aggregator. tinfoleak is a simple Python script that allow to obtain: basic information about a Twitter user (name, picture, location, followers, etc.) devices [...]

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13 September 2014 | 2,479 views

Google DID NOT Leak 5 Million E-mail Account Passwords

So a big panic hit the Internet a couple of days ago when it was alleged that Google had leaked 5 Million e-mail account passwords – and these had been posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum. I was a little sceptical, as Google tends to be pretty secure on that front and they had made [...]

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02 September 2014 | 6,368 views

Massive Celeb Leak Brings iCloud Security Into Question

So this leak has caused quite a furore, normally I don’t pay attention to this stuff – but hey it’s JLaw and it’s a LOT of celebs at the same time – which indicates some kind of underlying problem. The massive list of over 100 celebs was posted originally on 4chan (of course) by an [...]

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23 July 2014 | 3,920 views

Clear Your Cookies? You Can’t Escape Canvas Fingerprinting

So tracking is getting even trickier, it seems canvas fingerprinting would work in any browser that supports HTML5 and is pretty hard to stop as a user, as it’s a basic feature (a website instructing your browser to draw an image using canvas). And it turns out, every single browser will draw the image slightly [...]

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14 July 2014 | 4,603 views

Password Manager Security – LastPass, RoboForm Etc Are Not That Safe

We’ve talked a lot about using a password manager to secure, generate and manage your passwords – way back since 2008 when we introduced you to the Password Hasher Firefox Extension. Since then we’ve also mentioned it multiple times in articles where plain text passwords were leaked during hacks, such as the Cupid Media hack [...]

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