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A new APT called DarkHotel conducts very targeted attacks against executives in Asian hotels. There are several things you can do to protect yourself.

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Apple is getting taken to task for a couple of security issues. First, their recently announced “Random MAC address” feature does not appear to be as effective as expected. The idea is that the iOS 8 device will use randomly generated MAC addresses to ping WiFi base stations when it is not actively connected to […]

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An important decision just came down from the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals about whether Google can be sued for intercepting personal data from open WiFi networks. The intercepts happened as part of the Street View program. In addition to capturing pictures of their surroundings, the Street View vehicles also collect GPS information (to […]

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Welcome to Episode 11 of The Privacy Blog Podcast, brought to you by Anonymizer. In this episode, I’ll discuss the shutdown of secure email services by Lavabit and Silent Circle. In addition, we’ll dive into the problem with hoarding Bitcoins and how you can protect yourself while using the increasingly popular online currency. Lastly, I’ll […]

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According to the Telegraph, the UK government is instituting a code of conduct for public WiFi which would require blocking of pornography to protect kids. I see a couple of problems here. 1) Porn proliferates very quickly, so the blocking is likely to always be behind the curve, and kids are really good at getting […]

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In the March episode of The Privacy Blog Podcast, I’ll run down some of the major privacy news events of the last month. Learn how Facebook “Likes” can paint an extremely detailed and eerie picture of your real-life character traits. I’ll provide my take on Google’s Street View Wi-Fi sniffing controversy along with how “Do […]

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Publicly accessible Wi-Fi geolocation databases enable tracking of individual laptops and cell phones.

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Firesheep is a new Firefox plugin that automates the Facebook hijack attack Anonymizer Labs demonstrated a while back

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Google Street View vehicles accidentally captured more data than previously thought, including email and passwords.

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