Archive | Privacy


04 September 2015 | 1,624 views

Microsoft Data Harvesting Backported To Windows 7 & 8

So as a follow up to our recent article about the rather lax Windows 10 default privacy settings, Microsoft has decided that even if you aren’t upgrading – they want your data anyway. The most complete cloud indeed, made up of telemetry from your machines. Microsoft is back-porting the data harvesting portions of Windows 10 […]

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06 August 2015 | 3,774 views

Windows 10 Privacy – Just Installed? Read This

So no big surprise here but there’s some issues with the default settings in regards to Windows 10 Privacy, if you run through the express install without customizing settings the defaults a little suspect. A lot of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users have already opted in to the automatic (and free) upgrade to the […]

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30 July 2015 | 1,830 views

Drones, Tor & Remailers – The Story Of A High-Tech Kidnapping

This whole thing sounds like something straight out of CSI: Cyber with references to Drones, Tor, remailers, anonymous image sharing and the scrubbing of meta data. Pretty interesting reading, although it rather smells like a lot of exageration. A super high-tech kidnapping – gone wrong in the end. Whoever wrote tho e-mails sent to the […]

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18 June 2015 | 3,901 views

Apple’s Password Storing Keychain Cracked on iOS & OS X

And another password shocker, a few days after ‘cloud’ password service LastPass was pretty seriously hacked (yah if you’re using it, change your master password) critical 0-day flaws in Apple’s password storing keychain have been exposed. Which is kinda funny, as after the LastPass hack I saw some people espousing the usage of Apple’s keychain […]

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28 May 2015 | 1,112 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 | 1,262 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 | 780 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 | 2,001 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 | 2,975 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 | 3,736 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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