Tag Archives | Privacy




BlackSheep – Detect Users Of FireSheep On The Network

As you surely know, things blew up recently at Toorcon 12 with the release of the much talked about Firefox plugin called Firesheep. There were various discussions about how to mitigate against it like using Firefox plug-ins to force SSL connections (where available). Microsoft also tried to secure Hotmail with SSL but kinda b0rked that […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Forensics, Networking Hacking, Security Software

UK ISP TalkTalk Monitoring Users Without Consent (Deep Packet Inspection)

Well this can be looked at in a number of ways, many would say “If you’ve nothing to hide, why worry?” – but then we know people in the UK can be fairly fanatical when it comes to issues regarding privacy. Also TalkTalk are claiming it’s an anonymous system, so actual user details aren’t stored. […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Networking Hacking, Privacy

FTC Cracks Down On Spyware Seller CyberSpy Software

Well this case has taken a while but the FTC won in the end and reached a settlement two years after halting the company from selling it’s “100 per cent undetectable” commercial keylogging application. It’s interesting to see court cases that venture into the grey area of ethics, I think the main problem stemmed from […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Privacy

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