I have not tried this so I’m not actually recommending it. However, I’d love to give one a try for just $49. You wouldn’t post your home address just anywhere online. So why give it out to every website you visit? When you browse the Internet, every site you visit knows your IP address...Read more →
The folks at LastPass have a simple way to search the database of hacked passwords (and password hints) released by the recent Adobe hack. Please check, and change accordingly. (Mine was and I did.)Read more →
The article is a bit technical but the bottom line is this: There’s a giant back door in many D-Link Wifi routers!
In other words, if your browser’s user agent string is “xmlset_roodkcableoj28840ybtide” (no quotes), you can access the web interface without any authentication and view/change the device settings (a DI-524UP is shown, as I don’t have a DIR-100 and the DI-524UP uses the same firmware):
Based on the source code of the HTML pages and some Shodan search results, it can be reasonably concluded that the following D-Link devices are likely affected:
Additionally, several Planex routers also appear to use the same firmware:
Read the full article @ /dev/ttyS0.
Amy Goodman at Democracy Now interviewed Ladar Levison, founder/owner/operator of Lavabit, the security-focused email service Edward Snowden used to invite attendees to a Moscow press conference; the service was abruptly closed last week with an explanation pointing to US government interference. He joined the show from Washington DC with his lawyer, Jesse Binnall. Goodman...Read more →
From that bastion of liberalism, The Wall Street Journal: All of this dangerously violates the most fundamental principles of our republican form of government. The Fourth Amendment has two parts: First, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”...Read more →
Who needs the encouragement of the government when the companies are doing it without even being asked? For the second time in a month, Hewlett-Packard has been forced to admit it built secret backdoors into its enterprise storage products. The admission, in a security bulletin posted July 9, confirms reports from the blogger Technion, who...Read more →
This site is from 2006 but still contains a lot of really great tools and information on how to stay private and secure on the Internet: Privacy and anonymity have been eroded to the point of non-existence in recent years. Our personal, private information is stockpiled and sold to the highest bidder like so...Read more →