SnoopSnitch, which debuted at Chaos Communication Congress 31c3 in Hamburg, Germany, is Security Research Labs’ answer to the ever-increasing attacks on mobile users. The app—available for select, rooted Android devices—is designed to alert users of surveillance attacks that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Researchers have uncovered a group of Wall Street-savvy hackers that has penetrated the e-mail accounts of more than 100 companies, a feat that has allowed them to obtain highly valuable plans concerning corporate acquisitions and other insider information.
The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that.
Lockpicker and mechanical security analyst Schuyler Towne gives a thorough rundown of the good, bad, and ugly of current smart lock options available on the mass market.
I’ve been following the smart lock market with great interest. There are some odd ideas, common mistakes, and a lot of hyperbole, but also intrepid engineering, smart marketing and a level playing field. For the first time in decades there is serious public interest in locks and it’s pinging the historian in me hard. I’m going to provide some context, refute some dubious claims, and offer my opinion on what’s exciting, what’s overhyped, and what I hope is coming next.
HEY GOOG, PLEASE STOP THE INSANITY!!!!
Shortly after Google added a new Android feature that let you deny apps access to your sensitive personal data, they have revoked it.
They see you when you’re sleeping. They know when you’re awake.
GMail… now less secure by default.
Gmail recently announced a change to the way it handles images in your emails by default. You used to have to opt in to see images embedded in your incoming messages by clicking a “Display images below” or “Always display images from (address)” link at the top of each message. Now, all images in your messages will load automatically.
More reason to distrust Big Telco. AT&T operates with such cavalier arrogance that they won’t even respond to the demand of shareholders!
In a formal response to a motion by shareholders to get a vote requiring AT&T to publish a transparency report the telecom giant has said, essentially, it’s none of your business.