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05 March 2007 | 5,582 views

Massive Security Breach Leaks Credit Card Info

Recently a fairly huge credit card breach occurred involving a large retail company called TJX, with more than 2,000 retail stores. Some pretty well known brands there, I know I’ve used some of them…the sad part is they themselves still haven’t worked out the extent of the damage done to their information. For me this [...]

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25 February 2007 | 4,757 views

Defense Workers Warned About Spy Coins for Espionage

This is a pretty cool new development, something straight out of a Tom Clancy thriller or a spy/hacker movie. Introducing Spy Coins! People are actually being warned about picking up stray coins as they might have surveillance devices inside. Can the coins jingling in your pocket trace your movements? The Defense Department is warning its [...]

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21 February 2007 | 3,788 views

Why Blurring or Mosaicing Important Information is a BAD Idea

I saw a pretty interesting article a few days attempting to reverse engineer the mosaic tool used often online to obscure sensitive or confidential information. The article shows that the mosaic isn’t actually very random, and in a way you can brute force reverse engineer the mosaic to reveal the contents before they were obscured. [...]

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22 December 2006 | 22,164 views

projectBypass

Today while browsing I suddenly came across projectBypass, which is a very useful website which acts as a proxy, and assures us 100% anonymity: Make ProjectByPass your homepage for 100% secure web surfing! Keep your online activity free from potential attackers. …of course I have my doubts about this because… ProjectByPass.com is a FREE Web [...]

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19 December 2006 | 7,642 views

Save Your Reputation Online with ReputationDefender

This is a pretty interesting idea and for once it addresses a real requirement. A lot of stories have hit the press about people getting fired or ‘dooced’ because of stuff online or not even getting jobs because of something found on MySpace. So up pops a company that is willing to protect your reputation [...]

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11 December 2006 | 5,548 views

Massive Data Theft Operation Uncovered

UK Police have uncovered a fairly massive data theft operation with a total close to 8,500 victims. It’s quite worrying when things like this are uncovered as if 1 is uncovered or discovered…imagine how many aren’t found out about, just like exploits. British electronic-crime detectives are investigating a massive data theft operation that stole sensitive [...]

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30 November 2006 | 12,398 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 | 4,072 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 | 12,828 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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