Because now they can. Last Friday, after work, Facebook announced they will be providing your home address and telephone number to software developers. Recommended steps: Remove your home address and/or telephone number from the contact info section of your Facebook Continue reading Why would Facebook application developers sell your home address?
Did you know that most printer manufacturers have secretly ensured there areÂ watermarks on everything you print? These are tiny tracking dots barely visible by the human eye that allow one determine which printer a given printed piece of paper came Continue reading Your printer is giving you up!
Most large organization make sure to do Business Continuity Planning (BCP), also known as Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP), because they understand the importance of keeping their information intact and secure no matter what happens. Unfortunately, few individuals ever think about Continue reading Ready to test your BCP?
If you are in the Suwon/Seoul area of Korea tomorrow, I will be teaching an Ethical Hacking class at no cost. Contact me at @PrivaSecTech on twitter for directions.
Last week I attended PacSec in Tokyo, Japan. This is one of the three SecWest conferences every year, the largest being CanSecWest in Vancouver. One of the interesting talks to me was Jussipekka Leiwo’s talk on “An analysis of authentication Continue reading Too much trust in Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2?
I was quoted in thisÂ Vancouver Sun article today which highlights several ways you can protect yourself from sidejacking attacks.
Today I was quoted in the Winniped FreePress about Firesheep: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/home_family/program-firesheep-allows-easy-hacking-of-facebook-twitter-over-unsecured-wifi-105879628.html
If you have a wireless card in your laptop or netbook, you should see if it can be put into monitor mode/promiscuous mode. If so, this means you can “sniff packets” (watch all the internet data flying by your antenna). Continue reading Borrow your neighbours identity
There are two credit bureaus in Canada, Equifax and Transunion (there was a 3rd, American company, but it appears to be defunct). Contrary to the prices listed all over their websites, they’re obligated to provide you with one free credit Continue reading Your credit report
There is a lot of attention on Google right now due to the fact that Google had cars driving around the world, collecting photographic data so that it could add this information to its Google Maps database. This means they Continue reading What does Google’s Street View know about you?