Archive | Privacy


30 November 2006 | 12,387 views

Hacking Tor – A Flaw Appears?

It seems finally someone has found a flaw in the way Tor works, a way to beat it and find out who is using the system. Perhaps an end to the most anonymous system on the Internet? I got this info fresh from SANS. One of our readers sent in a very worrying analysis of [...]

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15 November 2006 | 4,071 views

McAfee buying Tel Aviv startup Onigma for $15-25 million cash

Data security giant McAfee has bought a young Tel Aviv startup, Onigma, for somewhere between $15 million to $25 million cash, surmise hi-tech circles. McAfee will be integrating the Onigma technology in its enterprise security solution, and will be recruiting dozens more Israeli developers for the startup, which will become a local R&D center. Onigma [...]

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04 November 2006 | 13,834 views

McDonalds Japan Spreads Malware on MP3 Player

This is pretty funny, but frankly typical of McDonalds..act before they think, it’s cheap, it’ll get more customers, whack it out! They gave out a bunch of flash drive mp3 players as a promotion, it turns out every single one was loaded with a fairly nasty piece of spyware! McDonalds Japan has launched a recall [...]

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25 October 2006 | 12,813 views

Tracking Users Via the Browser Cache

An interesting new twist on things, rather than using cookies to store information you can use perpetually cached files. So clearing your cache and cookies isn’t enough, could be a privacy issue you say, indeed it could.. Clearing cookies may not be enough as you may think. Your browser’s cache is a valuable store of [...]

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13 October 2006 | 10,446 views

Facebook Privacy Fears

Ah Facebook again, security problems again? Not this time, but privacy fears with the new stalker-esque features for tracking changes to people’s pages. Millions of people have flocked to social networking sites to post information about themselves and share it with friends. Now Facebook, one of the most popular, is facing a user backlash over [...]

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29 September 2006 | 8,635 views

Google Eavesdropping Software

This is a little scary, intensely personal ads which to be frank are getting a little invasive as it is..It’s like the part in minority report where the billboards scan your eyes and talk to you using your name and history of purchases. It looks like it might be happening sooner than we think. The [...]

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07 September 2006 | 125,025 views

Hacking Still Can’t Outdo Stupidity for Data Leaks

Can you believe this the provincial government in British Columbia has managed to auction off a set of data tapes containing people’s social insurance numbers, dates of birth and medical records among other information. The provincial government has auctioned off computer tapes containing thousands of highly sensitive records, including information about people’s medical conditions, their [...]

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25 August 2006 | 120,477 views

Anonymous Connections Over the Internet – Using Socks Chains Proxy Proxies

Introduction This tutorial is an attempt to help you re-route all internet winsock applications in ms windows trough a socks chain, thus making your connections much more anonymous. Theory The more different hops you make your data jump, the more difficult it will be to trace it back. take this route for example: you –> [...]

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04 July 2006 | 29,473 views

Data Mining MySpace Bulletins

An interesting find made by John Hackenger surfaced today. For those of you familiar with MySpace, you’ll know that it uses ‘Bulletins’ to send a single message to multiple friends in your list. Because the message is sent only to the people you have authorized to be on your list, sometimes you get a feel [...]

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17 June 2006 | 3,759 views

British Workers Love to Snoop Salary Info, Personal Notes & Colleagues Data

Well I would say this was true for office workers everywhere, not particularly just Brits. But well the British are an inquisitive nation, so this doesn’t surprise me at all. Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK employees admit to having illegally accessed sensitive data such as salary details from their firms employer’s IT [...]

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