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DIY Feminist Cybersecurity
You have a right to exist safely in digital spaces. Although we have to rely on outside parties for technology to access these spaces, there are tons of helpful tools and strategies that allow you to take greater control of your digital life and mitigate the risk of malicious threats.
security  internet  privacy  tools  vpn  password  authentication  hacking  indie  indieroundup  4april15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
The Democratization of Cyberattack
“But here's the problem: technological capabilities cannot distinguish based on morality, nationality, or legality; if the US government is able to use a backdoor in a communications system to spy on its enemies, the Chinese government can use the same backdoor to spy on its dissidents.” By Bruce Schneier on Schneier on Security
backdoors  surveillance  government  hacking  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Software Privdog worse than Superfish
TL;DR There is a software called Privdog. It totally breaks HTTPS security in a similar way as Superfish.
indie  indieroundup  notincluded  https  security  hacking 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco
“It was in the summer of 2012 that the anomalies were initially detected by employees at Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, Belgacom. But it wasn’t until a year later, in June 2013, that the company’s security experts were able to figure out what was going on. The computer systems of Belgacom had been infected with a highly sophisticated malware, and it was disguising itself as legitimate Microsoft software while quietly stealing data.”
gchq  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  hacking  spying  surveillance  telco  cookies  corporatesurveillance 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Hacked hardware could cause the next big security breach
"Microchips govern our homes, cities, infrastructure, and military. What happens when they're turned against us?" "Microchips are the bedrock upon which our digital world is based, and they are almost entirely unsecured." By P. W. Singer on Popular Science
hardware  surveillance  hacking  microchips  security  indie  indieroundup  20feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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