Archive for October 10th, 2007

Tor Anonymity Server Admin Arrested!

October 10, 2007

In a recent blog posting, a German operator of a Tor anonymous proxy server revealed that he was arrested by German police officers at the end of July. Although he was released shortly afterwards, information about the arrest had been kept quiet until his lawyers were able to get the charges dropped.

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Act Now: Senate Forcing Colleges to Spy on Students

October 10, 2007

Twenty-five schools will annually be singled out, required to police their students with network surveillance technologies, and forced to provide evidence to the Secretary of Education about their efforts to stop file sharing.

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Why you should protect your wireless network with WPA.

October 10, 2007

A gang (from BBC’s The Real Hustle) using easily available software break into a WEP protected wireless network and find out what a surfer has been up to as well as having access to his computer and his internet connection.

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Firefox 3.0: May Block Sites Fingered by Google

October 10, 2007

Mozilla Corp. is considering adding a tool to Firefox 3.0 that would automatically block Web sites thought to harbor malicious downloads, but the company’s security chief refused to spell out details, saying Mozilla is “not ready to talk about the feature.”

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Security researcher to reveal one Mac OS X security hole per day

October 10, 2007

“A security researcher has picked January 2007 as the starting point for a month-long project in which each passing day will feature a previously undocumented security hole in Apple’s OS X operating system or in Apple applications that run on top of it. The “Month of Apple Bugs” project is slated to begin on Jan. 1.” Think different!

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Hide data in files with easy steganography tools

October 10, 2007

Remember those invisible ink kits from when you were a kid? You’d write a secret message that no one could see unless they had a black light or the decoder marker. The digital equivalent of invisible ink is steganography software, apps that embed files and data inside other files, hidden from everyone who doesn’t know any better.

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MS-DOS 6.0 appears to be on Google Code Search

October 10, 2007

Story Title says it all…

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California Selling Social Security Numbers

October 10, 2007

Local Lawmaker Wants To Stop The State’s Four-Year-Long Practice. Today, a Sacramento lawmaker showed how you could go to the Secretary of State’s the web page where, until today, the state was selling your personal information for only $6 — the cost of lunch.

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NSA Admits To Microsoft Vista “Contributions”

October 10, 2007

“According to the Washington Post, the agency which was once so secret that it was jokingly referred to as ‘No Such Agency’ has admitted making ‘unspecified contributions’ to Vista. The assistance is at the US taxpayers’ expense, although the NSA says it all makes perfect sense.” Innocent? Probably. But how can you tell?

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FREE Memory Upgrade for your laptop

October 10, 2007

A gang (from BBC’s The Real Hustle) set up a shop offering free memory upgrades to laptops. People leave their laptops with the gang to pick them up later, see what happens…

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