Private Internet Access Next Generation Network comes out of beta

Private Internet Access Next Generation Network comes out of beta

Private Internet Access users will soon be able to access our Next Generation network of hardened VPN servers – which will be exiting a recently announced beta .Private Internet Access releases Next Generation VPN servers with security and speed improvements.

Faking an email sender makes a scam email appear legitimate. Since the corona pandemic scammers increasingly fake emails from the WHO.

Faking an email sender makes a scam email appear legitimate. Since the corona pandemic scammers increasingly fake emails from the WHO.

Strict DKIM/DMARC policies in federated organizations might also lead to legitimate emails failing DKIM/DMARC checks and ending up in spam folders.To protect our users from faked emails coming from outside: We have just revamped our DMARC and DKIM checking to be more secure against forgery.

Whisper app exposes intimate secrets of nearly a billion users

Whisper app exposes intimate secrets of nearly a billion users

An investigation by The Washington Post, however, has revealed that Whisper left the information of nearly 900 million users exposed to anyone that wanted to view it, located in a database that wasn’t password protected and was accessible by the public.

DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet

DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet

Privacy policy design can be an ambiguous business even with the best intentions, and I think it would be naive of a consumer to believe that DNA testing companies don’t have an incentive to leverage your data in ways that can’t be foreseen.

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

In an interview with HuffPost, Zuboff talks about how this new world is not just a threat to our privacy, but — as it starts to shape our actions — to our democracy itself: So, what is surveillance capitalism?

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

Remember, the user signature is completely anonymous, and no there’s only ever 1 page view tied to it The hashes we generate are impossible for us to “de-hash” (we’ll explain later in this post).

The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The tool would also allow the FBI to track people based on location, enable persistent keyword monitoring and provide access to personal social media history. The government doesn't have the best track record with regard to social media surveillance.

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

A new device, developed for the Pentagon after US Special Forces requested it, can identify people without seeing their face: instead it detects their unique cardiac signature with an infrared laser.

Untochat

Untochat

NOTE: If you do not have PGP/GPG software, you can verify the Untochat installation ISO-image by comparing SHA1 and SHA256 hashes, but be warned: DOING SO COULD BE LESS SECURE!

IOS App Trackers Are Collecting Your Personal Data

IOS App Trackers Are Collecting Your Personal Data

New revelations show that iOS apps gather massive amounts of personal data from unsuspecting users, highlighting the need for blockchain solutions to data privacy. Even without saving an entire file on the blockchain, the iOS/Android user can rest assured that the information has not been tampered with.

Remote Code Execution on most Dell computers

Remote Code Execution on most Dell computers

To bypass the Referer/Origin check, we have a few options: Find a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in any of Dell’s websites (I should only have to find one on the sites designated for SupportAssist) Find a Subdomain Takeover vulnerability Make the request from a local program Generate a random subdomain name and use an external machine to DNS Hijack the victim.

NIST Round 2 and Post-Quantum Cryptography – The New Digital Signature Algorithms

NIST Round 2 and Post-Quantum Cryptography – The New Digital Signature Algorithms

While this algorithm is efficient and fast, there have been recent improvements in attacks (PDF Warning) against the signature scheme GeMSS is based on that suggest that there may be problems that could surface with more research.

Verifying Software Signatures

Verifying Software Signatures

[3] In this instance, "other authentication systems" refers to: [4] Checking Digital Fingerprints of Signed Software [ edit ] Once a user has carefully: Then the file(s) signatures must be verified against the signing key.

Social Media and Governance: The Disequilibrium of Communication and Commodification

Social Media and Governance: The Disequilibrium of Communication and Commodification

The governing of the interactions of socio-economic spheres have found a new force to contend with in the form of the platform and the social media network, as issues of data management, image control, proprietary rights and arbitration become central to people’s existence on online forums.

Minisign by Frank Denis

Minisign by Frank Denis

Combined with -G, overwrite a previous key pair -v display version number Trusted comments Signature files include an untrusted comment line that can be freely modified, even after signature creation.

UK political groups spied on by undercover police – the list

UK political groups spied on by undercover police – the list

Undercover police officers have spied on more than 1,000 political groups since 1968. The information has been compiled following investigations by the Guardian and the Undercover Research Group , a network of activists that scrutinises the covert infiltration of political movements.

Trust Models for Secure Network Connections

Trust Models for Secure Network Connections

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Dropbox buys HelloSign – a lucrative and strategic move

Dropbox buys HelloSign – a lucrative and strategic move

Perhaps DocuSign will survive as a provider to the enterprise market, serving organizations that want to wrap an e-signature service into their own custom workflow automation. Therefore the second element of value for Dropbox coming out of this acquisition is the workflow automation platform that HelloSign brings with it.

How to Sign and Verify a Document or File using PGP

How to Sign and Verify a Document or File using PGP

To verify a document that has been signed with PGP, run this in the command line: gpg --output document.pdf --decrypt document.sig This will output the decrypted “document.pdf” into C:\Users\YourPCName if you have the person who signed the document’s public key.

Andrew's Facebook Cleaner

Andrew's Facebook Cleaner

- Other userscripts mark posts as spam in an attempt to hide/remove them. The Hide feature in this userscript will unmark them as spam (and hide them).

The Case For Blind Key Rotation

The Case For Blind Key Rotation

The fediverse has settled on using not one but two types of cryptographic signature: Signatures and Deniability When we refer to deniability, what we're talking about is forensic deniability, or put simply the ability to plausibly argue in a court or tribunal that you did not sign a given object.

Apple Wants Federal Privacy Laws But Critics Ask "Why Not Use Blockchain?"

Apple Wants Federal Privacy Laws But Critics Ask "Why Not Use Blockchain?"

We need new standards driven by a healthy mix of strict yet flexible laws, controlling mechanisms and the use of new technology and providers that offer solutions that represent the user and ensure ethical correct data usage.” Laws that would keep us from leveraging the enormous potential that secure and fair AI and blockchain driven data trade offers.”

Car repair worker jailed over data privacy breach

Car repair worker jailed over data privacy breach

Mustafa Kasim, 35, a former worker at accident repair firm Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS), abused a system that estimates the cost of vehicle repairs, known as Audatex, to access thousands of customer records containing personal data.