Meet the Guy Selling Wireless Tech to Steal Luxury Cars in Seconds

Meet the Guy Selling Wireless Tech to Steal Luxury Cars in Seconds

A 2017 video released by the West Midlands Police in the U.K. showed two men approach a Mercedes Benz parked in the owner's driveway; similar to Evan's video, one man stood next to the target vehicle with a handheld device, while another positioned a larger piece of tech near the home, hoping to pick up the signal emitting from the car keys stored inside.

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Another new feature it's testing, called "secure value recovery," would let you create an address book of your Signal contacts and store them on a Signal server, rather than simply depend on the contact list from your phone.

US colleges are trying to install location tracking apps on students’ phones

US colleges are trying to install location tracking apps on students’ phones

What the reports do agree on: the app uses local Bluetooth signals, not GPS, so it’s probably not going to be very useful to track students outside of school.

Tories switch to messaging app Signal after WhatsApp leaks

Tories switch to messaging app Signal after WhatsApp leaks

The Conservative party has started using the secure messaging service Signal for its internal communications with Tory MPs, following years of leaks from WhatsApp groups.Killock said: “It’s great to hear that Conservative MPs are learning about the virtues of Signal and secure private communications.

Signal >> Blog >> Technology Preview: Signal Private Group System

Signal >> Blog >> Technology Preview: Signal Private Group System

Each entry in the membership list is an encryption of some UID with the GroupMasterKey. To add Bob to the group, Alice must first prove to the server that she is allowed to make this change.

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

PreciseSecurity notes the definition of a CCTV as "a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes," and found that the US tops the list when it comes to the number of surveillance camera installations per capita, with 50 million CCTVs monitoring the entire US population of over 327 million people.

A Paranoid Guide to Fighting the ‘Bugging Epidemic’

A Paranoid Guide to Fighting the ‘Bugging Epidemic’

“I used to sell mostly cameras, but in last few years it’s more detection devices,” said Jill Johnston, chief executive of KJB Security Products in Nashville.Also popular are radio frequency, or R.F., detectors that can pick up signals emitted by surveillance devices.

How Your Cell Phone Spies on You by Edward Snowden

How Your Cell Phone Spies on You by Edward Snowden

In case of transportation, think of IoT’s implementation like a connected network of all the things you see when you hit the road—the traffic signals, street lights, the infrastructure and of course, the vehicles moving around you.

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

A group of researchers from UC Santa Barbara has developed a new way to identify people behind the walls using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi transceivers and analyzing their walking gait.

Android Users: Update Signal Now to Prevent Eavesdropping

Android Users: Update Signal Now to Prevent Eavesdropping

Photo: ShutterstockAccording to a late-September bug report from Google’s Project Zero team, an issue with the popular covert messaging app Signal, on Android, allowed any attacker to essentially eavesdrop on a person’s device (via audio, not video).

Amazon’s new Echo Loop puts Alexa in a discreet smart ring

Amazon’s new Echo Loop puts Alexa in a discreet smart ring

A tiny, wearable Echo There’s also haptic feedback, which is used to signal that the button has been pressed, as well as to alert you to notifications or incoming calls on your phone (similar to other existing smart rings).The new Echo Loop ring is enabled with @alexa99 to provide more information at your fingertips - literally.

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC said was valued at $1 billion.

Brain-scanning in Chinese factories probably doesn’t work — if it’s happening at all

Brain-scanning in Chinese factories probably doesn’t work — if it’s happening at all

The algorithm then interprets the data into various emotional states — for example, depression, anxiety, and rage — so managers can use the information to better plan break times and help everyone be efficient.The Chinese program uses the sensors to record electrical signals in the brain, which is called electroencephalography (EEG).

Home Affairs pushes for cyber spy powers

Home Affairs pushes for cyber spy powers

The Department of Home Affairs is pushing ahead with moves to expand the powers of Australia’s cyber spy agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, to potentially embed ASD within the corporate computer systems that run the nation’s banks, telecommunications and other critical infrastructure.

Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’

Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’

It comes hidden inside fake versions of real apps, including Google Play, Evernote, Skype, encrypted messaging service Signal and PornHub. Looking at the selection of copied apps, Lookout said Monokle was likely targeting English speakers, as well as individuals in the Caucasus regions and people interested in the Ahrar al-Sham militant group in Syria.

US20090237236A1 - Tooth located gps person tracking and location method and apparatus - Google Patents

US20090237236A1 - Tooth located gps person tracking and location method and apparatus - Google Patents

a microchip including a transceiver for transmitting a wireless signal containing geographic information relating to the physical location of a person, the microchip adapted to be mounted in a tooth of a person;.

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to fine Facebook about $5 billion for mishandling users’ personal information, according to two people briefed on the vote, in what would be a landmark settlement that signals a newly aggressive stance by regulators toward the country’s most powerful technology companies.

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

Khormaee won’t share what signals Google uses to determine these scores because he says that would make it easier for scammers to imitate benign users, but he believes that this new version of reCaptcha makes it incredibly difficult for bots or Captcha farmers—humans who are paid tiny amounts to break Captchas online—to fool Google’s system.

Can You Trust A Company In 2019?

Can You Trust A Company In 2019?

What's not obvious is that trust relies on social signaling, so even though Susan Fowler, who became the voice of Uber's workers speaking up against hostile working conditions, is a white woman, her unjust treatment provided a valuable and credible way of judging the trustworthiness of the organization even for people who were seeking a different core promise from the company.

Encrypted messages are under attack: The crypto wars continue.

Encrypted messages are under attack: The crypto wars continue.

Seehofer, the German Secretary of the Interior, wants to force encrypted messenger services like WhatsApp, Threema, Signal, Wire, Telegram, and Apple's iMessages to decrypt messages for the German authorities upon request.

Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot: Law requiring decrypted plain-text is in the works

Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot: Law requiring decrypted plain-text is in the works

According to Der Spiegel this month, the Euro nation's Ministry of the Interior wants a new set of rules that would require operators of services like WhatsApp, Signal, Apple iMessage, and Telegram to cough up plain-text records of people's private enciphered chats to authorities that obtain a court order.

Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution For the Web

Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution For the Web

In the illustration above, an existing request to the existing tracking pixel is redirected by search.example on its own server infrastructure to a well-known location in order to signal to the browser that this is in fact a conversion happening.

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

According to the source, the underlying value of granting such gratis access to Actionable Insights in these cases isn’t simply to help better service cell customers with weak signals, but also to ensure that telecoms and phone makers keep buying more and more carefully targeted Facebook ads.

Mozilla Research Call: Tune up Tor for Integration and Scale

Mozilla Research Call: Tune up Tor for Integration and Scale

Since the 2018 research topics blog post, we posted additional material discussing the need for frameworks to accurately measure side channels in current Tor versus protocol proposals providing congestion signaling of various kinds.

List of alternative services that truly respect your privacy

List of alternative services that truly respect your privacy

Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, The main issue with using Telegram is that they use a slightly less secure encryption protocol than that used by Signal. The main issue with WhatsApp and Facebook messenger, though they use strong end-to-end encryption by default (just like Signal), is their collection of metadata.

WhatsApp’s Brian Acton to talk Signal Foundation and leaving Facebook at Disrupt SF

WhatsApp’s Brian Acton to talk Signal Foundation and leaving Facebook at Disrupt SF

Which explains why now, two years after leaving Facebook, Acton has found a new groove as founder and executive chairman of the Signal Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to doing the foundational work around making private communication accessible, secure and ubiquitous.

New leaked documents reveal that NSA can read minds of 4G LTE users

New leaked documents reveal that NSA can read minds of 4G LTE users

Whenever your phone receives 4G LTE signal, invisible goop tendrils actually extend out of your phone’s charging port and attach to your occipital lobe to form a Brain-Computer interface that allows the NSA to read your mind.

Intel Chipsets' Undocumented Feature Can Help Hackers Steal Data

Intel Chipsets' Undocumented Feature Can Help Hackers Steal Data

The feature, Intel Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture (VISA), could allow attackers to gain the lowest-levels of access to Intel CPUs and any data being processed by those CPUs. Intel VISA Unveiled. The bad news is that the Positive Technologies researchers found a way to disable VISA using an older Intel ME vulnerability.

Researchers discover and abuse new undocumented feature in Intel chipsets

Researchers discover and abuse new undocumented feature in Intel chipsets

Called Intel Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture (Intel VISA), Positive Technologies researchers Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov said this is a new utility included in modern Intel chipsets to help with testing and debugging on manufacturing lines.

Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

The researchers use a neural network to analyze radio signals that bounce off people’s bodies, and can then create a dynamic stick figure that walks, stops, sits, and moves its limbs as the person performs those actions.

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