Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices Advertisers want to compile as much information about you as possible. Tracking where you go, what you click, and how you search is literally their business. They use that data to target ads directly to you, and feed relevant data to their partners. With the increasing use of tablets and smartphones in daily life, advertisers have been frustrated by a limited ability to correlate traffic from multiple devices to a single person. The Drawbridge system allows the advertisers to target a single person with a specific advertising campaign, regardless of what device you happen to be using at the time. Drawbridge specifically says that it doesn’t use personally identifiable information, but it is matching first-party cookie data from all of your devices. How to prevent third parties from tracking you If you don’t want advertisers stalking your movements around the web and compiling a massive amount of data about you, you do have options.
AntiSec hackers leak 1,000,001 Apple device IDs allegedly obtained from FBI breach The AntiSec hacking group claims to have released a set of more than 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) obtained from breaching the FBI. The group claims to have over 12 million IDs, as well as personal information such as user names, device names, notification tokens, cell phone numbers and addresses. (Updated with link below to check whether your device’s UDID was leaked) The hackers issued a statement with the following description on how the data was obtained: During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. They published the UDID numbers to call attention to suspicions that the FBI used the information to track citizens. If AntiSec’s account of the breach is accurate, the NCFTA acronym in the filename would likely refer to the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, a non-profit corporation of experts from both the private and public sector that investigates cyber-crimes.
Access any album on any Facebook profile Hi everyone, I was creating a presentation last week covering the security risks and weaknesses of social networking websites and I found a few interesting things. The most interesting flaw I found was the poor control around access to users photo albums on Facebook, not the worlds biggest hack by a long way but still interesting. I contacted Facebook last Thursday and I never received a response so I felt it was time to post the full details on my blog. I’m going to explain below the theory behind the hack and some pictures showing it in action. aid= id= l= The aid= parameter is the album id, id= is the userid and the l= value is a random value which serves as a very poor security control. www.facebook.com/addfriend.php? The id= is the id we want, we can use this to begin building the URL to access that users album – remember we don’t need to to add them as a friend to do this. The full URL which gives us access to the album can be seen below: Dave
Hacking the Xbox Free TiVo: Build a Better DVR out of an Old PC by Ken Sharp April 25, 2005 Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) have become a necessary luxury over the last several years. Several months ago, I finally became sufficiently jealous of the millions of DVR owners to motivate me to put a DVR in my own living room. I earn a living as a computer engineer, so I understand how long it can take to write custom software. Here's how I did it. You'll need: with at least 256MB of RAM (512MB is better), plenty of hard drive space, and a good video card. presumably from your existing home theater system). I used a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250 card, $149 at hauppauge.com . I used BeyondTV, which was bundled with the Hauppauge card, but is available from SnapStream separately for $70 at snapstream.com . I already had an old copy of this from my video card, but it's $50 from intervideo.com . The standard Windows MP3 player, free at winamp.com . Remote PC access software, free at realvnc.com Run console game ROMs, many free ones listed at zophar.net . Build the PC 1. 2. 3.
Downgrade PS3 with firmware v3.50 - EurAsiaWiki From EurAsiaWiki By modrobert, based on info from Bass5763. Hardware required Computer to copy the needed files. Files needed DGF.rar MD5 checksum: 51539e2eb3577529da8820f5ded20386 This RAR archive includes a modified v3.41 PS3UPDAT.PUP firmware file and two different Lv2diag.self files. Here are a bunch file sharing mirrors to download DGF.rar: Original PS3 firmware of desired version PS3 firmware v3.15 (optional) MD5 checksum: PS3 firmware v3.41 MD5 checksum: Steps required for downgrade 1) Unpack DGF.rar using a computer. 2) Copy the file "Lv2diag.self FILE 1\Lv2diag.self" and "Modified 3.41 PUP\PS3UPDAT.PUP" to the root (top) directory of the empty USB flash drive. Lv2diag.self PS3UPDAT.PUP 3) Make sure there is no Blu-ray disc inserted and remove any connected USB devices from the PS3. 4) Power off the PS3 completely for at least 10 seconds: Done!
10 amazing Kinect PC hacks | Videos Microsoft have recently dropped hints that they might be planning to officially bring the Kinect to PC. If they do, they'll be hard pushed to improve on some of the user made applications that have been appearing since the Kinect was successfully hacked. We've gathered together some of the best below, including a program that turns you into a superhero, another that lets you play Call of Duty: Modern Warfrare with your body, an 80's synth pop music video creation tool, and more. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. DaVinci prototype on Xbox Kinect from Razorfish - Emerging Experiences on Vimeo. 9. 10. There are a few great hacks that we've featured on the site before. Katamari Hack Instant Elevator Music - Nyan Cat Progress Bar What?! Nyan Cat Progress Bar is an app that displays the Nyan Cat over the top of progress bars in Windows. The best way to describe it is a screenshot: Why?! I found a thread on Reddit asking for someone to develop a mod for Windows that replaced progress bars with Nyan Cat. Since Instant Elevator Music does quite a lot of what this hypothetical app would do (ie. it finds progress bars, and plays music), I thought that modifying it to be able to display a Nyan Cat on top of a progress bar would be fairly straight-forward. Nyan Cat Progress Bar is basically a special release of Instant Elevator Music with many of the features removed (ie. no playlists, changing music, support for splash screens, etc.) but with the addition of the display of the Nyan Cat. How to use it Fairly-Important Note: Nyan Cat Progress Bar doesn't work properly on Windows XP (see below for more information). What apps does it work with? How can I turn it off? There are a few ways you can silence the Nyan Cat:
6 killer utilities for redlining your gaming rig Just as there's more to racing than showing up at the drag strip, there's more to gaming than booting up your rig. Smart players spend time tuning, tweaking, and pushing their systems' capabilities, reaping the benefits of a better gaming experience as a reward. The results are impressive, with games that look and perform better than their developers ever intended, and often the users didn't have to spend a dime. To get a piece of this action, roll your hot rod into the software garage and give these half-dozen tools a close look to improve the speed, control, and capability of your system. Video card speed shop Low frame rates can make or break a 3D game, and while 5 or 10 frames per second (fps) might not seem like a big difference, in action titles this performance delta can change a gaming session from fun to frustrating. But there's a cheaper way to squeeze performance out of your aging system: overclocking. For Nvidia aficionados, there's Nvidia Inspector. Capability old and new
Top 10 Warranty-Voiding Hacks @neverbeenback: As was said down below in the comments, many warranties state that you can't change the OS to something 'not approved' which is generally a few versions of windows. Wether or not the company *actually* voids your warranty is up to them. edit: hackintoshing is vaguely illegal as well, so I can't see Dell being psyched to help fix your hackmac @freedomweasel: You miss the point, you would be expected to return the laptop to windows before return as using the restore discs is always the first thing to do to remove the chance of software problems, if they easily diagnose a problem then they often tell you to remove your HDD before return , so again YOUR WARRANTY IS NOT EFFECTED. Hackintosh is not illegal if you own an OSX disc, you are just breaking an EULA which means with proof Apple could sue you for it. @neverbeenback: jailbreaking an iphone voids the warranty. "your warranty is not effected" affected, not effected.