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Featured, Communications | Posted 8 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on UK Encryption Backdoors Coming? | 1,528 views

If David Cameron has his way way, it will soon be illegal to offer unbreakable encryption in the UK. Under the Investigatory Powers Bill, companies will be required to provide encryption backdoors in their products. The bill is an upgrade …

Headline, Communications | Posted 28 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Bleep User Privacy Compromised? | 1,284 views

Bleep, the private messaging app billed as no personal info required, has laid the foundation for tracking its users. The latest version in the Play store (version 1.0.753) requires Identity and Profile privileges on Android phones. When a user …

Communications | Posted 5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Gogo Caught Forging SSL Certificates | 1,774 views

Inflight internet connectivity provider Gogo has been caught forging SSL certificates and serving them to their customers. Flyer Adrienne Porter Felt tweeted a screenshot of the a forgery for Google. Her tweet: hey @Gogo, why are you issuing *.google.com certificates

Communications | Posted 30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on How secure is your wearable? | 1,808 views

We know that common passwords are relatively easy to brute force. Now imagine that you are forced to use a 6 digit number for your password. How long would it take someone to get your password?

Security company Bitdefender has …

Communications | Posted 28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on AT&T’s New Tracking System | 1,520 views
AT&T Filler Panel

AT&T is testing a new relevant advertising system. It works by providing a unique identifier to every website that you visit on your cell phone.  Kenn White has created a test page to verify the presence of the UID. AT&T …

Communications | Posted 20 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Apple/Google Will Encrypt Phones | 941 views

Both Apple and Google have announced that they will be encrypting data on their future operating systems. Both companies are claiming that they will be unable to recover data from the their devices for law enforcement.  Will this tactic of …

Communications | Posted 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Mobile Device Privacy Act | 3,712 views

In light of the recent confusion and fingerpointing regarding the extend of CarrierIQ snooping, Representative Ed Markey has released a draft of the Mobile Device Privacy Act. The intent of the proposed legislation is require that cell phone consumers …

Communications | Posted 4 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Verified Twitter Accounts? | 4,152 views

Public access to the Twitter account verification system has been closed for quite a while. The verification system was intended to be an easy way to allow followers to distinguish authentic Twitter accounts from parody or fake accounts. A TNW …