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Tagged With / 'privacy'

December 5, 2011


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 user blocks callers or connects from behind a Network Address Translation (NAT), it does not […]

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December 2, 2011

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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, or those that have access to the Stuxnet source code, and the recovered samples have […]

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November 27, 2011


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 or sale and the JavaScript iFrame and XSS threat vectors. What I didn’t mention was […]

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November 17, 2011


Facebook to make retroactive privacy changes ‘opt-in’

After the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation, Facebook is about to change the way it uses your personal information. Facebook is now close to reaching an agreement with the FTC to change its privacy in order to stay in FTC guidelines. Stats: Which? Computing survey – 48 per cent of UK Facebook members say they […]

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November 14, 2011

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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 to deploy your code while keeping it stealthy. TDSS aka TDL – Chronology by Eugene […]

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November 10, 2011


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 social media status updates (and amending your privacy settings), sharing your geo-location and uploading holiday […]

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November 4, 2011


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 (ASLR) is good news for enteprise and mobile security for end-users (consumers included ) in […]

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October 20, 2011


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 of users is Google’s aim here. It means that Google isn’t going to relay any […]

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October 20, 2011


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 Facebook may have changed this! The custom settings (Privacy Settings > Control Your Default Privacy […]

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October 6, 2011

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Application Security Forum – Western Switzerland conference, October 2011

The city of Yverdon-les-Bains will host by end of October the 2011 edition of the Application Security Forum – Western Switzerland conference. For this second edition, an exceptional lineup consisting of: 19 speakers and trainers, both locally and internationally recognized, will share their knowledge, best practices and experience on all sensitive topics  related to application […]

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September 29, 2011


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 privacy and security issues as well as show you how to turn off the AutoFill […]

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September 14, 2011


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 (re-spawning also known as “Zombie cookies”) of regular cookies to prevent deletion is one such […]

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