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Some notes on SuperFish  20 February 2015 
Source: Errata Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
 
Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware  19 February 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Lenovo is in hot water after being caught intentionally shipping laptops with software that steals web traffic using man-in-the-middle attacks.
 
Your HDDs were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS  17 February 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected hard disk firmware with spyware in a campaign valued as highly as Stuxnet that dates back at least 14 years and possibly up to two decades, according to an analysis by Kaspersky Labs.
 
California Introduces Bill To Ban Warrantless Spying  10 February 2015 
Posted by Alex   
Backed by a number of tech companies, California is eyeing state legislation to protect Relevant Products/Services its citizens from warrantless government surveillance of e-mails, text messages and cellphone communications. The proposed legislation is being backed by state senators Mark Leno, a Democrat, and Joel Anderson, a Republican.
 
Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router  30 January 2015 
Source: Make - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you are visiting, and the web sites you are visiting can’t tell which computer you are surfing from.
 
Activist pulls off clever Wi-Fi honeypot to protest surveillance state  15 January 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
The chairman of the youth wing of the Swedish Pirate Party successfully fooled attendees at a major Swedish security and defense conference into connecting to an open Wi-Fi network that he controlled—as a way to protest mass digital surveillance.
 
New Snowden Documents Reveal That The NSA Can’t Hack Everyone  31 December 2014 
Source: ThinkProgress - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new wave of U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) document leaks show the agency wasn’t able to spy on everyone thanks to some encryption tools several programs use that successfully thwart digital espionage.
 
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters [TED video]  29 December 2014 
Source: Singularity Weblog - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In some ways it may be fair to say that 2014 was the year when issues of survaillance and privacy became a huge part of our public discourse. And so I thought that re-posting this fantastic TED video by Glenn Greenwald on Why Privacy Matters is rather appropriate.
 
Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities  22 December 2014 
Source: IT Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Remote code execution vulnerabilities in the standard implementation of the network time protocol (NTP) can be exploited by attackers to compromise servers, embedded devices and even critical infrastructure systems that run UNIX-like operating systems.
 
Tor exit nodes face unusual activity, is Tor being raided or under hack attack?  22 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thomas White (@CthulhuSec) warned users to steer clear of his Tor servers after he lost control following what he’s called “unusual activity.” In a post on Tor mailing list Thomas said,”I have now lost control of all servers under the ISP and my account has been suspended.” The entire signed message is given below :
 
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