In Other News | Posted 28 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Uber’s Privacy Problem | 1,657 views

Uber recently blogged about their privacy policy. They claim to use the info they collect for a limited set of legitimate business purposes. When installing the Uber app on Android, the app requests access to the user’s camera, …

Communications | Posted 28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on AT&T’s New Tracking System | 1,631 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 …

In Other News | Posted 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Windows Zero Day | 1,687 views
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Microsoft has published an advisory for a Windows 0 day exploit. The exploit is related to the Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) functionality in Windows. OLE functions allow files or data from one file to be embedded into another document …

In Other News | Posted 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Did the DEA go too far? | 1,289 views
Facebook Filler Panel

Sondra Arquiett was busted for possession of cocaine.  She pled guilty and received probation.  She later discovered that the DEA opened a Facebook account in her name and was impersonating her online.  The DEA went so far as to post …

In Other News | Posted 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Android Malware Delivered Via Stego | 1,059 views

Help Net Security is reporting that malware can be delivered to an Android device via steganographic techniques.  The exploit works by disguising the malware in an encrypted image file. Some obfuscated code is included in the APK to extract the …

Communications | Posted 20 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Apple/Google Will Encrypt Phones | 1,018 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 …

Defense In Depth | Posted 9 May 2014 | Comments Off on A Poor Use of Sudo | 2,358 views

Sudo is the tool in Linux and Unix environments for granting administrative privileges to a normal user on a server. The beauty of sudo is that the user does not need to know the root password. Their own password grants …

In Other News | Posted 14 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on NVD Down Due To Malware | 4,332 views

Ironically, the US National Vulnerability Database is down due to malware on the servers. The NVD serves as a tool that allow system administrators to identify potential problem with operating systems and software that is being run on servers. The …