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Dark Web Paying Corporate Workers To Leak Info

Dark Web Paying Corporate Workers To Leak Info

This is not particularly new news, but the Dark Web paying corporate workers to leak info – especially pertaining to stock prices (earnings reports etc) is setting the mainstream news on fire at the moment. It’s also funny because people constantly contact us asking questions about the ‘Dark Web’ aka the ‘Dark Net’ which happens […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Privacy
China To Outlaw All Unapproved VPN Services

China To Outlaw All Unapproved Darknet VPN Services

So the latest news from behind the Great Firewall of China is that they plan to crack down on all unapproved Darknet VPN services. This means all VPN providers, cloud service providers and ISPs will have to seek an annually renewed licence to operate a VPN Service. Really, not very surprising coming out of China […]

Topic: Cryptography, Privacy
MongoDB Ransack - Over 33,000 Databases Hacked

MongoDB Ransack – Over 33,000 Databases Hacked

Ah our favourite database in the news again, being hailed as the MongoDB Ransack a whole bunch of people have turned the insecure MongoDB default configuration into a ransom opportunity. They are deleting/stealing databases and soliciting bitcoin payments to return the data. With multiple actors doing the same stuff though it’s hard to know who […]

Topic: Database Hacking, Privacy
Exitmap - Tor Exit Relay Scanner

Exitmap – Tor Exit Relay Scanner

Exitmap is a fast and modular Python-based Tor exit relay scanner. Exitmap modules implement tasks that are run over (a subset of) all exit relays. If you have a background in functional programming, think of exitmap as a map() interface for Tor exit relays. Modules can perform any TCP-based networking task; fetching a web page, […]

Topic: Networking Hacking, Privacy
Android Devices Phoning Home To China

Android Devices Phoning Home To China

So unsurprisingly a security researcher found some cheap Android devices phoning home to China when buying a phone to travel with. One of the phones seems to be Blu R1 HD, which is ‘Currently unavailable’ on Amazon.com and customers that bought it have received security update e-mails. Security researchers have uncovered a secret backdoor in […]

Topic: Malware, Privacy