Posts Tagged ‘ security ’

Secret decoded

February 11, 2014
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Secret decoded

The Secret app is a new iPhone app for sharing photos and text anonymously. The sharing model of Secret is unusual and intriguing to me. ¬†According to their FAQ: Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people in your Contacts who are on Secret. Ok, so right there, although it may not be obvious on…

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Another Twitter password stealing spamming scam

July 30, 2009
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Another Twitter password stealing spamming scam

Here we go again. A site called GO0GLE-WIZARD.com is actively posting bogus (forged) tweets on behalf of thousands of compromised Twitter accounts. There’s a few differences from the similar twittercut episode a few weeks ago. In the case of GO0GLE-WIZARD.com, it’s not yet obvious where the site is getting the compromised account credentials. Presumably, the…

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BEWARE: twittercut is a password stealing SCAM!

May 26, 2009
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A quick search on twitter will show this site is bogus: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=twittercut DO NOT sign up there (or even visit the site).¬† If you did sign up, change your Twitter password asap. Here’s what the home page to the site says: Welcome to TwitterCut.com. TwitterCut.com is the best place for you to grow your twitter…

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PicDoodle virus shows Facebook’s true colors

March 25, 2009
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Facebook continues to claim that they respect users’ privacy and discourage bad behavior in third-party applications. Well, that must depend on how much they’re paid, or who you know, or some other random factors, because the PicDoodle app exhibits all the worst behaviors of an evil, evil virus, and yet Facebook continues to serve it…

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FBI asks for broad expansion of wiretapping laws

March 14, 2004
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As I predicted, the FBI has asked for new laws to facilitate broad snooping at broadband internet service provider facilities. The first question is what will this mean for end-to-end encryption. The FBI wants to force Vonage, 8×8, AT&T, and other broadband telephone providers to enable easy wiretapping, but what about pure P2P systems like…

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Plan for ‘terror market’ scraped before it got off the ground

July 29, 2003
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On Monday, the Pentagon announced a highly controversial plan for a terror futures market (see news story) that immediately drew harsh criticism. Accordind to AP “[Sen. Ron] Wyden said $600,000 has been spent on the program so far and the Pentagon plans to spend an additional $149,000 this year. The Pentagon has requested $3 million…

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