Category: Surveillance

  • Email Encryption Service Provider ‘ProtonMail’ Now on Tor

    ProtonMail, launched in 2014 by a group of MIT and CERN experts, is the largest email encryption service provider in the world having more than two million users. It is the preferred emailing platform of activists and journalists who need to keep information confidential. In its latest announcement, ProtonMail’s co-founder Dr. Andy Yen stated that […]

  • Hacker claims our private cell number on Facebook may not be so private

    Inti De Ceukelaire, a Belgian hacker and security researcher has discovered a new method that further sabotages Facebook’s claim to protect users’ data through its supposedly comprehensive privacy setting features. De Ceukelaire has discovered that he can exploit Facebook to obtain cell phone numbers of users; which they want to remain hidden. According to De Ceukelaire, he […]

  • Adobe’s Latest Security Patch Installs Chrome Extension to Collect Data

    Did you notice the Google Chrome Extension for Adobe Acrobat when you opened Chrome today? If you did and you clicked on Remove button, you are probably safe but if you chose to let the extension be added to your browser, you might be in trouble. On Tuesday, Adobe released latest updates to fix security issues […]

  • The Impact of British IP Bill on Technological Awareness and the Dark Web

    Are you sensitive as to internet privacy? If so, then the IP Bill will definitely not be your favorite decision. What is this decision and how will it affect people everywhere in the world? According to the Investigatory Powers Bill, all communications will suffer the lack of privacy online. The Internet Service Providers will need to […]

  • How to use “Find my iPhone” app to locate your smartphone

    Our mobile phones are nothing short of a treasure trove of sensitive, private information. We have started relying a lot on our cellphones and store almost everything from pictures to videos, contact numbers and personal communications on these tiny devices. We never think about the fact that stealing or losing such tiny phones is always […]

  • Wikileaks Support Account Deletes Tweet about Making Database of Verified Accounts

    Wikileaks is known for leaking data that may be impossible to get your hands on otherwise, but on 6th Jan 2017, in now a deleted Tweet from the official and verified Wikileaks support account it was stated that the organization was “thinking of making an online database with all “verified” twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships.” It […]

  • Student makes documentary after spying on thief who stole his smartphone

    It is a fact that we cannot even move from one room to another without our smartphone. Nowadays, smartphones have become a symbol of status and luxury due to their overwhelmingly high prices and remarkable specs. So how would you feel if your pricey smartphone, which you really cannot afford to lose, gets stolen just […]

  • IoT Nightmare: Wearable Health Gadgets Pose New Kind of Privacy Risks for Users

    With the emergence of wearable gadgets like Smartwatches, researchers are trying to provide smart alternatives of everything including personal health monitoring. Hence, wearable devices like heart rate monitors, stress level calculator, calorie counter and sleep pattern observer devices came into existence. These are quite fun to use as you get instant, HANDS ON information about […]

  • Facebook Technical Glitch Making Old Pictures Reappear on Timeline

    Would you not find it surprising and somewhat suspicious if the photos that you posted on Facebook months ago make a comeback and re-appear on your timeline? You would definitely get alarmed. So if you are facing the same issue, believe us, you are not alone. This issue started affecting Facebook users since Friday. Many […]

  • Adult Toys Manufacturer Facing Lawsuit for Collecting “Users Personal Data”

    The vibrators that have the ability to connect to the internet have come under the hammer for gathering private data of customers. The manufacturer of these Smart Toys aims to settle a class-action privacy lawsuit, which was recently filed by a complainer in an Illinois federal court, by agreeing to the terms of the plaintiff’s […]

  • After Spying Webcams, Welcome the Spy Toys “My Friend Cayla and I-Que”

    Internet-connected toys are currently a rage among parents and kids alike but what we are not aware of are the associated security dangers of using Smart toys. It is a fact that has been acknowledged by the Center for Digital Democracy that smart toys pose grave privacy, security and similar other risks to children. There are […]

  • Making in-flight cellphone calls? GCHQ, NSA have been listening

    NSA’s spying and surveillance capabilities are not hidden from anyone now especially when it comes to cell phone conversations made by unsuspecting local citizens. However, what comes as a great surprise is that NSA and the British Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) have been listening to in-flight cell phone conversations of passengers since 2005. This means, […]

  • Yahoo patches critical vulnerability that allowed hackers to read any email

    The Internet giant Yahoo has fixed a highly critical cross-site scripting (XSS) security flaw in its users’ email system that allowed any attacker to read any email conversation at any time. The security flaw was discovered and reported by a Finland-based security researcher Jouko Pynnonen who earned $10,000 in return as part of Yahoo’s bug bounty program […]

  • Nearly 80 Sony IP Camera Models Plagued with Backdoor Accounts

    SEC Consult, renowned IT security services and consultation firm, has identified that there is a critical flaw in Sony’s 80 SNC series IP cameras. This series features the IPELA ENGINE signal processing system of Sony. It is discovered that the security cameras have backdoor accounts that can be exploited to gain control of the device. […]

  • New anti-Facial Recognition Glasses Protect Users’ Privacy From CCTV Cameras

    Facial recognition technology is being widely used, so it was about time when anti-facial recognition tech would come up with an inexpensive solution. Yes, the solution in the discussion is sunglasses and eyewear known as “Reflectacles” developed to protect users from facial recognition software, eyes of security cameras and protect their privacy with systems designed to invade […]

  • German Minister Proposes Data Protection Law Aimed at Limiting Privacy Rights

    German interior minister has proposed a draft law for data protection (DVD) in which the powers and authorities of German Data Protection department have been limited greatly and they cannot even investigate suspected breaches of legal and medical records of people. Also Read: Statues of Snowden, Assange, Manning unveiled in Berlin’ Alexanderplatz square This particular bill will also […]

  • Israeli Firm Says It Can Crack Any Locked Smartphone

    For the last few months, Israeli spy firms have been making some strange claims such as Ability says that their “Unlimited Interception System” can trace calls, texts and location of every single mobile phone on the planet earth whilst another firm known as Wintego claims to have developed an app with “Unprecedented Capability” to steal encrypted communications […]

  • Malware can Convert your Headphones into Microphone for Hackers

    We know that our computer or laptop’s webcam is quite vulnerable to hacking and usually hiding their webcam’s lens with a piece of tape is the only way out. Some add another level of security and hide their microphones too so that their audio conversations couldn’t be recorded by cyber-criminals or government spies (Just like […]

  • Chinese Android Smartphones Sending Data to China through Secret Software

    A mobile security firm Kryptowire has discovered that Thousands of China made low-priced Android phones contain malicious software that are sending users’ personal data back to China. China-made smartphones are so much in demand especially the Android phones manufactured by firms like ZTE and Huawei. Android phones are always the preferred choice of over 80% smartphone […]