Category: Security

UK Election: What of liberty?

It was during this parliament that Edward Snowden provided incontrovertible evidence of the UK government’s active participation in an ongoing program of supranational surveillance state building. You’d have thought the fact that the United States routinely conspires with Whitehall to

Posted in Adrian, Politics, Privacy, Security

Bitten Hands

Sadness -we didn’t see the A Register in time to cancel our order. Anonabox’s August Germar has told us the security shortcomings were addressed by March 20, 2015, after the upstart was acquired by Sochule.  

Posted in Cloak, Privacy, Security, Tor

Busted

Lars Boegild Thomsen has dissected Anonabox – it gave up without a fight. For the more technical amongst you, you can skip straight to the gory details here.  The short version is, it doesn’t have any security at all –

Posted in Cloak, Privacy, Security, Tor

Anonymity Issue Fixed

Yesterday, Steve Lord (@stevelord on twitter) did a screen cast, where he was essentially dissecting the Cloak firmware.  I was fully aware of his intentions and had in fact provided him with a firmware copy myself.  I thoroughly enjoy being

Posted in Development, Security, Technical

Dear Theresa

I read about your plans to make Internet Service Providers record user IP addresses http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30166477 It’s easy to collect the data you want, but expensive to store and keep secure. It’s very powerful because it provides geolocated identification – it’s

Posted in Cloak, Legal, News, Privacy, Security

Pew reasearch – Americans want more privacy

This survey by Pew shows how Americans view the state of privacy in their country – “not positively” is a fair summary. According to the survey, the majority Americans would like to do more to protect themselves, but don’t think

Posted in Anonymity, Cloak, News, Privacy, Security

Businessmen targeted by data thieves

The business insider reports that traveling business executives are being actively targeted by criminals in their hotel rooms. More evidence that you need to protect your own business – public networks simply can’t be trusted with confidential information. Cloak is

Posted in Cloak, News, Privacy, Security

Tor Updates in Cloak

Runa A Sandvik asked me a question on Twitter: @LarsCloaked @thorsheim @SikkSymp Will you maintain the Tor package in OpenWRT and ensure users can easily update? — Runa A. Sandvik (@runasand) October 30, 2014 The answer to that question is

Posted in Cloak, Development, Security, Software, Technical, Tor

Fake Tor Website

There is a website called “thetorproject.org” (no, I will not link it here) and it appears that it is a fake.  Do not download the Tor software from this site but use the official: https://www.torproject.org/ It might be worth mentioning that

Posted in Security, Tor

Even your torch is watching you

This Daily Mail article shows the reason free open source software is a better choice than software that simply claims to be free. If they are giving it to you, but wont let anybody look at what it does, you

Posted in News, Security, Software