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Stolen Camera Finder

Stolen Camera Finder

Matt Burns created this website to help you find your stolen camera. It looks on the web for other photos with the same EXIF ID. Stolen Camera Finder

The Happiness Project (the updated paperback edition)

The Happiness Project (the updated paperback edition)

One of my favorite books from last year was Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, in which Gretchen tried out a bunch of different old and new techniques for becoming happier and reported on the results. The book was a huge hit, and her web site based on the book has taken on a life of its own. Today, the paperback edition of The Happiness [...]

Spokeo may know more about you than you realize

Spokeo may know more about you than you realize

Spokeo is a new site that claims to not be your "grandma's phonebook." This is because it pulls a ton of info about you from all over the web into one place. And I mean a ton. More than you might be comfortable with, in fact. But luckily, it appears you can "remove your Spokeo listing from public searches for free" by following these simple [...]

Evoting security researchers at U Michigan root DC’s voting machines with ease

Evoting security researchers at U Michigan root DC’s voting machines with ease

DC election officials put a test version of their voting system up in a mock primary and invited white hat attacks. U. Michigan broke it completely within 36 hours. DC officials reply, in a nutshell, "Well, that's why we asked people to test it." D.C. voting officials knew there might be openings in the upload procedure, said Paul Stenbjorn, [...]

HOWTO: Find anyone’s address from their router MAC address using undocumented Google Maps API

HOWTO: Find anyone’s address from their router MAC address using undocumented Google Maps API

Here is a proof of concept on obtaining *accurate* GPS coordinates of a user sitting behind a web browser via router XSS. The router and web browser themselves contain NO geolocation/GPS data. This is also not IP based geolocation. I'm not so amazed that a router firmware could be vulnerable to an XSS attack on the WAN facing GUI. Really [...]

Facebook to kill IE6 support for Chat on IE9 beta day

Facebook to kill IE6 support for Chat on IE9 beta day

I am torn between my hate of IE6 as a web developer and my hate for Facebook as a human. Facebook has announced that it will soon end Internet Explorer 6 support for Facebook Chat. The kill date is September 15—the same day Microsoft plans to release the first IE9 beta. Today's announcement comes just a week after Microsoft launched a beta [...]