Airsnarf - A rogue AP setup utility What Is Onion Routing, Exactly? [MakeUseOf Explains] Internet privacy. Anonymity was one of the greatest features of the Internet in its youth (or one of its worst features, depending on who you ask). Leaving aside the sorts of problems that spring forth from anonymous interaction, such as the lack of consequences, Internet privacy and anonymity is important for preventing some serious crimes, like identity theft. And so when topics related to Internet privacy pop up, you’ll often hear of “private browsing” and “proxy servers” and such. The Basics Of Onion Routing One way to understand onion routing is to start with the concept of proxy servers. But proxy servers aren’t exactly anonymous. Onion routing is like an advanced form of proxy routing. Due to the multiple layers of encryption, which not-so-coincidentally resemble the layers within an onion, it’s extremely difficult to trace your information back to you as the source when you use onion routing. A Simple Example Have you ever heard of Tor? How You Can Benefit From Onion Routing
How to surf anonymously without a trace Skip to comments. How to surf anonymously without a trace ComputerWorld ^ | 12 March 2007 | Preston Gralla Posted on Tue Mar 13 14:29:37 2007 by ShadowAce The punchline to an old cartoon is "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog," but these days, that's no longer true. It's easier than ever for the government, Web sites and private businesses to track exactly what you do online, know where you've visited, and build up comprehensive profiles about your likes, dislikes and private habits. And with the federal government increasingly demanding online records from sites such as Google and others, your online privacy is even more endangered. But you don't need to be a victim. What they know about you Whenever you surf the Web, you leave yourself open to being snooped upon by Web sites. Sites use a variety of techniques to gather and collate this information, but the two most basic are examining your IP address and placing cookies on your PC. Protect yourself: Surf anonymously To: ShadowAce
70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. | Arrow Webzine The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. How to become a real computer Geek? Little known to most, there are many benefits to being a computer geek. You may get the answer here: The Meaning of Technical Acronyms 1. 2. If you rolled your eyes here, that is a good thing. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
OpenSSH Why biometrics don't work (Editor's note: In this guest essay, Dave Aitel, CEO of penetration testing firm Immunity Inc., points out two shortcomings with using biometric sensors as a replacement for old-fashioned passwords.) Weak passwords are often blamed for many security breaches - but one of the biggest mistakes we can make is to replace them with biometrics. Over the past few years, there's been a lot of discussion from security firms, startups, big technology companies and privacy advocates about the need for technology to move beyond the password. The most widely suggested replacement for passwords has been biometrics (fingerprints, heartbeats, voice and facial recognition, iris/retinas) - and now that Apple has just introduced a fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone 5S, it's going to add tremendous momentum to this already burgeoning industry. TOUCH ID: 10 questions on the iPhone's fingerprint sensor MORE ON NEW IPHONES: Apple tiptoes down market to challenge Android
Free online voice recorder - SpeakPipe 1. Adjust your microphone volume 2. Click Allow to enable your microphone Click Allow on the panel above Here is an example: Google Chrome requires an additional permission to access the microphone. Free online voice recorder Is your microphone ready? Start recording 1 Record - 2 Listen - 3 Save SpeakPipe voice recorder allows you to create an audio recording directly from a browser by using your microphone. Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android devices. Speak now Recording: 00:17 Max recording duration: 5 minutes Stop Reset Processing the audio... Please wait while it's being processed. Reset recording Are you sure you want to start a new recording? Save recording on server Save Replay Storage duration: Recording is stored on the server for three months since the last playback. Processing Please wait while your recording is being processed. Processing error Error occured during processing your request. To record an audio from a mobile device, you need the SpeakPipe app. I have the app I don't have it Cancel
How to use Google for Hacking. | Arrow Webzine Google serves almost 80 percent of all search queries on the Internet, proving itself as the most popular search engine. However Google makes it possible to reach not only the publicly available information resources, but also gives access to some of the most confidential information that should never have been revealed. In this post I will show how to use Google for exploiting security vulnerabilities within websites. The following are some of the hacks that can be accomplished using Google. 1. There exists many security cameras used for monitoring places like parking lots, college campus, road traffic etc. which can be hacked using Google so that you can view the images captured by those cameras in real time. inurl:”viewerframe? Click on any of the search results (Top 5 recommended) and you will gain access to the live camera which has full controls. you now have access to the Live cameras which work in real-time. intitle:”Live View / – AXIS” 2. filetype:xls inurl:”email.xls” 3. “? 4.
Wireshark · Go deep. 6 free network vulnerability scanners Though you may know and follow basic security measures on your own when installing and managing your network and websites, you'll never be able to keep up with and catch all the vulnerabilities by yourself. Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritized list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. + ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD 8 free Wi-Fi security tools + Though vulnerability scanners and security auditing tools can cost a fortune, there are free options as well. 1. The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a free network security scanner platform, with most components licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). The main component of the OpenVAS is the security scanner, which only can run in Linux. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Phone evidence remotely wiped in police stations Expert recommends putting phones in a microwave to prevent RF signals from activating ‘kill switch’ function. Tablet and smartphone remote wipe functions have been used by criminals to wipe mobile devices that were seized by officers and secured in police stations. BBC News has reported that Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Durham police have all found that data on stored handsets had been remotely ‘wiped’ before being accessed as part of criminal investigations. Dorset police have also said six of the devices they had seized within one year from suspects held in custody had been cleaned of data while held in storage. The technology, which was intended to combat mobile crime, was designed to allow owners to remove sensitive data from their phones if they are stolen. “If we can’t get to the scene within an hour, we tell the client to pop it in a microwave oven. “The microwave is reasonably effective as a shield against mobile or tablet signals – just don’t turn it on.” Apple iPhone
Firesheep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon The extension was created as a demonstration of the security risk of session hijacking vulnerabilities to users of web sites that only encrypt the login process and not the cookie(s) created during the login process. It has been warned that the use of the extension to capture login details without permission would violate wiretapping laws and/or computer security laws in some countries. Despite the security threat surrounding Firesheep, representatives for Mozilla Add-ons have stated that it would not use the browser's internal add-on blacklist to disable use of Firesheep, as the blacklist has only been used to disable spyware or add-ons which inadvertently create security vulnerabilities, as opposed to attack tools (which may legitimately be used to test the security of one's own systems). Note that even if they did, it wouldn't actually prevent anyone from using Firesheep, as Firefox contains a hidden setting to disable this blacklist. Countermeasures HTTPS