Spyglass

By Tigerulze | A survey of surveillance

Pentagon mass surveillance slurped up the world's social media traffic; then they dumped it on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server

The Upguard Cyber Risk Team has found three Department of Defense mass-storage "buckets" on Amazon that are world-viewable, containing 1.8 billion of …

Surveillance

IP/DNS Detect

What is a "WebRTC leaks"?<p>WebRTC implement STUN (Session Traversal Utilities for Nat), a protocol that allows to discover the public IP address. To …

Information Security

Credit card details, salary information published by government contractor

The personal details of up to 50,000 Australians — including some credit card numbers and salaries — have been mistakenly posted online by a …

Cybersecurity

Heathrow probes how USB with security data ended up on London street

Heathrow Airport said Sunday it has launched an internal investigation after a memory stick containing extensive security information was found on a …

Heathrow

Thomson Reuters World-Check is a 'witch-hunt' and it's time to shut it down

Maintaining this service means that hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent people around the world will continue to be wronged and caused distress

Middle East

No charges laid for cyber attacks

<b>Australia’s cyber spooks say</b> they responded to more than 600 “serious incidents” in the last year, and yet no charges and no prosecutions have been …

Cybersecurity

Hacker codenamed 'Alf' from Home and Away stole secret data on Joint Strike Fighter jets and surveillance planes

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of an Australian soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia's warplanes and navy …

Security

Face biometric backlash begins

<b>The federal government’s new</b> facial recognition capabilities are set to be made available to the private sector in what digital rights group have …

Surveillance

Defence contractor had IT systems hacked as government reveals cyber attacks jumped by 15 per cent

The Australian Cyber Security Centre's 2017 Threat Report, released on Tuesday by the minister responsible Dan Tehan, identified 47,000 cyber …

Cybersecurity

Greens say facial recognition first step to a police state

The decision to create a national facial recognition database system in Australia is a giant step by the Labor and Liberal parties down an Orwellian …

Surveillance

Privacy groups slam COAG over face recognition database

Major privacy organisations in Australia have condemned the decision by the Council of Australian Governments to agree to hand over drivers' licence …

Surveillance

Facial recognition database 'could cost billions'

The setting up of a national facial recognition database is likely to cost Australia at least hundreds of millions of dollars, but could go into the …

Surveillance

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears

Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people<p>Approximately half of adult Americans’ photographs are stored in facial recognition databases that can be accessed by the FBI, without their …

Surveillance

Turning everyday objects into controllers means you'll never lose the remote

Hate searching for the TV remote, or trying to use it when you've got dirty hands? Well, with Lancaster University's Matchpoint technology, whatever …

Quebec City

Researcher outlines way to exfiltrate Mac passwords

Some of the gloss has been taken off Apple's release of its High Sierra update for macOS on Monday, with ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle demonstrating a …

Information Security

nRansomware demands your 10 nude photos to unlock your computer

Generally, ransomware are designed to extort money or bitcoin from the victims, but a bunch of turpitude designed a ransomware that ask to send 10 …

Breach of Deloitte email system months ago comes to light

Accountancy firm Deloitte has suffered a data breach that has resulted in the leaking of confidential emails and the plans of some of its clients.<i>The</i> …

Security

The Equifax hack and how to protect your family — all explained in 5 minutes

A failure to patch<p>On March 7, the developers of Apache Struts — a Java web development framework popular with large companies — released a critical …

Sloppy U.S. Spies Misused Covert Network for Personal Shopping — and Other Stories from Internal NSA Documents

NSA agents successfully targeted “the entire business chain” connecting foreign cafes to the internet, bragged about an “all-out effort” to spy on …

Equifax Data Breach is a 10 out of 10 Scandal

NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network and discussing the hacking of consumer credit reporting giant Equifax, and the company’s ‘cynical’ …

Equifax: Australians' sensitive financial information at risk in data breach of US company

Australians could be caught up in an enormous hack of sensitive personal financial data that has left nearly half the American population at risk of …

Equifax

US credit info provider leaks 143m user details

American credit information provider Equifax has disclosed that it learned on 29 July of a leak that involved the details of 143 million …

Security

QLD police could use your smart fridge as a listening device

The tough new laws designed to boost the response capabilities of police during a terrorist emergency give authorities the ability to use existing …

London police facial recognition tech falls flat on its face

Facial recognition technology used by London's Met police at the Notting Hill Carnival for the second consecutive year was unable to tell the …

Notting Hill Carnival

Thousands of mercenary resumés found exposed on Web

The resumés of thousands vying to get jobs as mercenaries with TigerSwan, a North Carolina-based private security firm, have been found exposed to …

Security

How to Use the Tor Network on Your iOS Device

Your Internet Service Provider (as well as other less than reputable parties), can monitor your every move on the internet. Plus, they can share that …

More than 700m email addresses found on Dutch server

A researcher known as Benkow, based in Paris, has discovered a list of 711 million email addresses, servers and passwords on a Web server in the …

Security

The Companies That Will Track Any Phone on the Planet

Tracking or tapping phones across the planet used to be a niche capability. Now, a myriad of for-profit spy companies sell border-crossing …

Surveillance

Who killed Dr Kelly? - The Justinian Archive - Justinian: Australian legal magazine. News on lawyers and the law

<b>IN</b> a review of Donald McRae’s book, <i>The Old Devil: Clarence Darrow, the World’s Greatest Trial Lawyer</i>, published by Simon & Schuster, <i>The Guardian’s</i> …