Archive | Privacy


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 | 22,190 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 | 7,646 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 | 5,551 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 | 12,408 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 | 13,836 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 | 12,844 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 | 10,479 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 | 8,639 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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