privacy

Skype flaw can track users’ location and P2P activity

Security researchers have found a security flaw in Skype. The flaw found several properties of Skype that can track not only a users’ locations over time, but also their P2P file activity. The researchers also found that “even when a…

TOR Project

Hakin9 12/11: TOR Project

Latest News From IT Security World By Armando Romeo, eLearnSecurity and ID Theft Protect Duqu: The Precursor Stuxnet Attack By Rebecca Wynn Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by the same authors,…

Facebook is following me from website to website

Back in March of this year I (Julian Evans blog) wrote a post about the Facebook ‘Like’ button JavaScript threat. In it I highlighted how easy it was for Facebook to collect data for internal analysis (i.e.improve their site) rent…

Hakin9 Extra Rootkit

Hakin9 Extra – Rootkit 06/2011

Rootkits Hidden in Hardware of PC by Anibal Sacco Let’s think like an attacker for a second. There are multiple applications dedicated to find malicious code both in user and in kernel space. So new places have to be found…

Thieves using Facebook and Twitter to identify targets

Most of Julian’s (http://julianevansblog.com) readers probably have a Facebook account, and some of you might also have a Twitter and foursquare account. Given Julian’s blog is all about protecting your online and offline identity you might want to reconsider posting…

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich security enhanced

The Android 4.0 operating system, otherwise known as “Ice Cream Sandwich”, has been in the security news recently. Android 4.0 is possibly Google’s most secure operating system, to date, so to hear that Android 4.0 has added address layout randomization…

Google browser encryption removing SEO keyword data

If you work in SEO, you might not want to read this. Google announced on the 18th October that it would automatically enable encrypted browsing for searchers, but only for those that signed into their Google accounts. Protecting the privacy…

Update: Facebook Custom “Hide this from” privacy

A number of Facebook users have contacted Julian about the “Hide this from” feature. They wanted to know whether they could hide posts from some friends. Let’s clear this up. Well Julian will attempt to clear it up today, because tomorrow…

Google Chrome AutoFill privacy and security issues

Google Chrome users who read julianevansblog.com, have voiced concerns on a number of occasions recently about the AutoFill feature. Let’s take a look at this feature (which has been around for over a year now) and answer some of the…

Managing Adobe Flash supercookies and the PIE problem

Popular sites such as MSN, Hulu and Flixster have been using supercookies (aka “Flash cookies”) for some time in an attempt to find a way around users deleting normal cookies (which can be up to 4K in size). The regeneration…