A simple introduction to mixnets

A simple introduction to mixnets

The Sphinx packets traverse multiple mixnodes and get delivered to Bob. Assuming there is a sufficiently large number of people using the mixnet (that we have a big anonymity set of stormtroopers, or sheep, in the street), it’s impossible for anybody watching the network to determine whether Alice was talking to Bob, talking to someone else, or just automatically sending cover traffic while she was out eating a sandwich.

A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.

A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.

Apps such as Google Maps provide real-time traffic data through crowdsourcing, monitoring the location and speed of phones traveling along on a roadway.He said “Google Maps Hacks” is meant to raise questions about the level of trust people have put in technology, as well as the ways society has adapted to it.

Watching you watch: the tracking system of over-the-top TV streaming devices

Watching you watch: the tracking system of over-the-top TV streaming devices

Our measurements showed that tracking is prevalent on the OTT platforms we studied, with traffic to known trackers present on 69% of Roku channels and 89% of Amazon Fire TV channels.

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

What Can You Do. Support for DNS over TLS isn’t as mature as HTTPS yet, but it’s still easy enough to get set up and use.Your Windows PC is now configured to use Stubby to send your DNS over TLS.

Private internet owner mulling plans for privacy suite in 2020

Private internet owner mulling plans for privacy suite in 2020

This comprehensive plan which we have started implementing we hope will lead the way to other companies in this space to follow suite and create a “no need for trust” echo system where all our stakeholders will be able to verify how our system works and handles information.

Don’t Trust. Verify.

Don’t Trust. Verify.

We don’t want you to blindly trust us, so now you can verify.

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

So far, around 36 million square miles of satellite imagery has been added to Google Earth.Google says it has managed to capture around 10 million miles of Street View imagery so far.

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Earlier this week EFF released Certbot 1.0, the latest version of our free, open source tool that helps websites encrypt their traffic.The release of 1.0 officially marks the end of Certbot's beta phase, during which it has helped over 2 million users maintain HTTPS access to over 20 million websites.

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

There are now several public DNS servers that support DoH, and if a Windows user or device admin configures one of them today, Windows will just use classic DNS (without encryption) to that server.

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.

ProtonMail, Israel, and Radware relationship

ProtonMail, Israel, and Radware relationship

However, as discussed above, even IF the traffic did pass through Israel, the DDoS protection technology we have selected means there would be no compromise to ProtonMail email privacy.

P410n3 - blog: Slipping past China’s Firewall in a Trojan Horse

P410n3 - blog: Slipping past China’s Firewall in a Trojan Horse

If a normal user connects to a Trojan Server on the HTTPS port 443, he will be served a legitimate website or service.It’s worth noting that you can redirect such requests to ANY service on your server that you want to.

Thailand orders restaurants and internet cafes offering public WiFi to log your internet history

Thailand orders restaurants and internet cafes offering public WiFi to log your internet history

As mentioned before, explicit government orders to store your internet history and log your web traffic are a great reason to use VPN when on WiFI at an internet cafe – and not just in Thailand.

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode

A case in point: for almost four years, AV products from Kaspersky Lab injected a unique identifier into the HTML of every website a user visited, making it possible for sites to identify people even when using incognito mode or when they switched between Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The purpose of the balloons according to that filing is to “conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats.”.

New research confirms Kazakhstan is spying on connections to Facebook, Twitter, VK, Instagram, Youtube, Google, and more

New research confirms Kazakhstan is spying on connections to Facebook, Twitter, VK, Instagram, Youtube, Google, and more

The full list of 37 sites identified by Censored Planet thus far are: On July 19th, a Kazakh government official tried to clarify that the installation of the fake certificate was not technically mandatory.

Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation

Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation

Officials from the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace stated that the new rule was “aimed at enhancing the protection of citizens, government bodies and private companies from hacker attacks, Internet fraudsters and other types of cyber threats,” but that clearly doesn’t seem to be the case.

Kazakhstan begins intercepting citizens’ web traffic to ‘protect them from cyber threats’

Kazakhstan begins intercepting citizens’ web traffic to ‘protect them from cyber threats’

The Kazakhstan government has started to intercept all HTTPS traffic from all devices within its borders effective July 17, reports ZDNet. Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the government to force their citizens to install a state-authorized certificate on all devices, and all browsers.

Google Announces DNS over HTTPS ‘General Availability’

Google Announces DNS over HTTPS ‘General Availability’

The move is an effort by Google to boost consumer privacy, reduce the threat of man-in-the-middle attacks, and speed up the internet with a new solution for securing domain name server traffic that uses the encrypted HTTPS channel.

List of Canada–United States border crossings

List of Canada–United States border crossings

Four Falls Brown Road New Brunswick East Road Russell Road Maine Canada still provides Customs services seasonally, but US-bound traffic is prohibited, and has been since the US border station closed in the 1960s.

Murder investigation opened after disappearance of Belgian backpacker in Australia

Murder investigation opened after disappearance of Belgian backpacker in Australia

Stillness in the heart of the city: thousands join in on Brussels Yoga Day. Motorcycles could ease traffic congestion, says automobile federation. Body of missing man found in Brussels canal. The world’s best vegan restaurant is in Brussels.

China Telecom Swallows Huge Amount of European Mobile Traffic For Over Two Hours

China Telecom Swallows Huge Amount of European Mobile Traffic For Over Two Hours

On Thursday, a major data center in Switzerland, Safe Host, leaked more than 70,000 routes to China Telecom, which in turn announced the routes on the global internet, causing huge amounts of traffic destined for European networks to be rerouted through its own servers.

For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China

For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China

But instead of ignoring the BGP leak, China Telecom re-announced Safe Host's routes as its own, and by doing so, interposed itself as one of the shortest ways to reach Safe Host's network and other nearby European telcos and ISPs. Mobile operators in France, Holland, Switzerland affected.

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law Saturday, June 1, 2019 that bans red-light traffic cameras in Texas. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation’s second-largest state.

Disclosing Tor users' real IP address through 301 HTTP Redirect Cache Poisoning

Disclosing Tor users' real IP address through 301 HTTP Redirect Cache Poisoning

The fact that it is possible to achieve certain persistency in browsers cache, by injecting poisoned entries, can be abused by an attacker to disclose real IP address of the Tor users that send non-TLS HTTP traffic through malicious exit nodes.

Easy ways to access blocked websites

Easy ways to access blocked websites

Surfshark is a good option for a VPN, since it has many fast servers worldwide and manages to bypass many restrictions put on the web, even the great Firewall of China. Source: simple way to bypass restrictions is to use a proxy.

Chinese driver gets ticket for scratching his face

Chinese driver gets ticket for scratching his face

Image copyright Sina Weibo Image caption A Chinese man's face scratch landed him a traffic fine and two points on his licence A man in eastern China received a fine after a traffic camera using artificial intelligence captured him scratching his face, it's reported.

Fast ways to increase online privacy

Fast ways to increase online privacy

And while it’s difficult to follow the research on what methods are the best for private, secure messaging, there are some basic principles that, when followed, keep you safer than not. The most basic quality of a secure chat is one that is end-to-end encrypted.

Court Throws out Lawsuit Against Tor for Providing Anonymous Routing

Court Throws out Lawsuit Against Tor for Providing Anonymous Routing

The parents of G.S. have brought suit against the website that sold the drug to G.S., the service provider that created the network through which G.S. was able to access the website on the dark web (Tor), and the mail service that sent the drug to G.S. Plaintiffs have brought claims for strict products liability, negligence, abnormally dangerous activity, and civil conspiracy.

Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

Deepen Desai, VP of security research and operations at Zscaler, tells CSO that one of the worrying observations was that companies have a large amount of consumer-grade IoT devices on their networks.