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Galaxy S III full specs: 1.5GHz quad-core, 1080p display, ceramic case

Galaxy S III full specs: 1.5GHz quad-core, 1080p display, ceramic case

We reported some exclusive details surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S III smartphone this past weekend, and now we have received some more information that helps us paint a more complete picture. And as that picture becomes more clear, this sure looks like the baddest Android smartphone the world hasn’t yet seen. We reported that [...]

Tool for finding out what information your apps are leaking

Tool for finding out what information your apps are leaking

mitmproxy, "an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle proxy," is a useful little free software utility that can sniff the traffic between your computer or mobile device and its servers and determine what data the apps you're running are leaking to the mothership. mitmproxy is an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle HTTP proxy. It provides a console interface [...]

HOWTO: Keep your data safe at the US border

HOWTO: Keep your data safe at the US border

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a new guide, "Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices," which explains how the law, good technology choices, cryptography and backups can be combined to keep your data safe while you travel, especially when crossing into the USA, where customs officials [...]

ICanStalkU twitterbot nags Twitter users about disclosing their location

ICanStalkU twitterbot nags Twitter users about disclosing their location

ICanStalkU is a twitterbot Twitter-analyzing servicethat seeks out Twitter users who transmit their location in the photos they tweet and generates responses like "ICanStalkU was able to stalk @XXXXXXXX at http://maps.google.com/?q=35.5371666667,139.510166667," with the stated purpose of "Raising awareness about inadvertent information [...]

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

"The only way to remove Carrier IQ is with advanced skills," Eckhart wrote in a report, published on the Web on Monday. "If you choose to void your warranty and unlock your bootloader you can (mostly) remove Carrier IQ." The software, Carrier IQ, tracked the location of the phone, what keys were pressed, which Web pages were visited, when calls [...]

Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc

Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc

Many websites will allow you to "recover a lost password" if you (or a crook) can supply your date of birth, mother's maiden name, etc. So, of course, crooks buy and sell data like dates of birth, mothers' maiden names, Social Security Numbers, and other easily mined minutae. Brian Krebs reports from superget.info, a site that sells would-be [...]

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel’s secrets

The person reportedly kidnapped is not named, and the video does not share information about the kidnapping other than that it occurred in the Mexican state of Veracruz during a street protest. An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will [...]

BART police officers website hacked, database released

BART police officers website hacked, database released

Reports are circulating that databases containing BART police officer information from the website for The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers' Association site have been published. The bartpoa.com site is currently down. Who is responsible for the hack? Whoever ends up claiming credit, it's complicated. What isn't complicated: the notion that [...]

Man with camera in park who fled angry parent sought by police (and turns out he was taking pix of his grandson)

Man with camera in park who fled angry parent sought by police (and turns out he was taking pix of his grandson)

A woman in Potacello, Idaho spotted an “older white man” taking pictures of “children” at a park, so she ran up to him and screamed at him until he left, and then called the police, who duly issued an alert asking the public for information about this mysterious stranger. The local press picked it up. Then the man called the police [...]

Anon hacks Monsanto and posts 2500 employee names and contact info

Anon hacks Monsanto and posts 2500 employee names and contact info

Normal crop rotation works like this; you plan something, it grows, you harvest and then re-seed using the seeds gathered in the harvest. Monsanto managed to patent the DNA of it's genetically modified seeds, any attempt to replant using the seeds you have results in being sued by Monsanto. How do they know you replanted using their seeds? They [...]

Anonymous takes over as LulzSec sails off into sunset

Anonymous takes over as LulzSec sails off into sunset

As noted on Boing Boing over the weekend, LulzSec has called it quits, amid increasing efforts by the FBI and other agencies to track them down—and amid a steady stream of doxing and leaked IRC logs by hacker foes. One LulzSec member told the AP they weren't quitting because of pressure from law enforcement, but because they were [...]

New Service Adds Your Drunken Facebook Photos To Employer Background Checks, For Up To Seven Years

New Service Adds Your Drunken Facebook Photos To Employer Background Checks, For Up To Seven Years

The FTC has given thumbs up to a company, Social Intelligence Corp., selling a new kind of employee background check to employers. This one scours the internet for your posts and pictures to social media sites and creates a file of all the dumb stuff you ever uploaded online. For instance, this sample they provided was flagged for [...]

PBS website hacked

PBS website hacked

I'm guessing this was Anon. Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur -- who has been dead for almost 15 years -- is alive and living in New Zealand. The group -- called The Lulz Boat -- also posted what it said were passwords of journalists, login information for the PBS series [...]

The Filter Bubble: How personalization changes society

The Filter Bubble: How personalization changes society

MoveOn co-founder Eli Pariser's new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You is a thoughtful, often alarming look at the dark side of Internet personalization. Pariser is concerned that invisible "smart" customization of your Internet experience can make you parochial, exploiting your cognitive blind-spots to make you [...]

Why using Facebook doesn’t mean you don’t value privacy

Why using Facebook doesn’t mean you don’t value privacy

Microsoft Research Group researchers Danah Boyd and Alice Marwick have posted a draft paper entitled "Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens' Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies" that reports on fieldwork interviewing teenagers about how they view privacy. It rebuts the cynical, easy dismissal of online privacy issues that says that kids [...]

PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards

PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards

COINCIDENCE? Come on Guardian. Don't lend credit to Sony's story that "Some credit card information may have possibly kind of been a little bit stolen/borrowed." Hackers in underground online forums are claiming to have access to credit card details stolen from Sony's PlayStation Network in mid-April, though security researchers say it is not [...]

In-depth look at SpyEye crimeware

In-depth look at SpyEye crimeware

Brian Krebs has an in-depth look at SpyEye, a "crimeware" trojan horse that is used to harvest personal information (especially banking credentials) from infected Windows machines. SpyEye's keylogger is capable of prioritizing the information it grabs by paying special attention to information from browser forms, including Chrome and [...]

ACLU to Michigan cops: Stop searching mobile phones during traffic stops

ACLU to Michigan cops: Stop searching mobile phones during traffic stops

The ACLU is trying to get the Michigan state cops to stop dumping mobile phone storage during routine traffic stops. At present the Michigan troopers use something called a Cellebrite UFE that slurps up recently dialed numbers, SMSes, Facebook/Twitter posts, emails, bookmarks, Web history, cookies, notes, MMS, IMs, lists of recent Bluetooth [...]

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron: Legacy (Rated PG, Walt Disney Studios, $79.99 for the five-disc combo that includes Tron: Classic, $39.99 for two-disc blu-ray /DVD combo, $29.99 blu-ray only) was a welcome arrival on movie screens during last year’s holiday movie season. Yes, it was a bit emotionally cold, relying on a father-son relationship that should have been [...]

App called “Creepy” pinpoints people’s location based on their social networking activity

App called “Creepy” pinpoints people’s location based on their social networking activity

The creator of Creepy, Yiannis Kakavas, calls his application a "geolocation information aggregator." It analyzes a person's tweets, Facebook posts, and Flickr stream to generate a map of where that person is and where he or she goes. You can enter a Twitter or Flickr username into the software's interface, or use the in-built search utility [...]

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