software

Social Mapper – facial recognition tool

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Today, researchers at Trustwave released a new open-source tool called Social Mapper, which uses facial recognition to track subjects across social media networks. Designed for security researchers performing social engineering attacks, the system automatically locates profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other networks based on a name and picture. Those searches can already be performed […]

hardware

Slax 9.5.0 Released on Hardware-Encrypted USB Keys

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Slax developer Tomas Matejicek announced today the release and immediate availability of the Slax 9.5.0 release with the latest updates and security patches. With the Slax 9.5.0 release, which incorporates all the latest security patches and software updates from the Debian GNU/Linux 9.5 “Stretch” operating system, the developer also announced the availability of a USB flash drive pre-installed […]

hardware

Security Keys

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Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017, when it began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys in place of passwords and one-time codes. Security Keys are inexpensive USB-based devices that offer an alternative approach to two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires the user to log […]

DNS

DNS Performance Analytics and Comparison

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Cloudflare has a DNS service, in partnership with APNIC, that promises faster performance and improved privacy. The new service offers a faster address resolution and a promise to wipe all logs of DNS queries within 24 hours. Cloudflare has published two articles introducing their service. Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service Introducing DNS […]

email

4 Encrypted Email Providers

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Are you looking for some privacy when it comes to emails? Perhaps you want a little more security and anonymity than the likes of Gmail, Outlook and AOL offer. If secure servers and end-to-end encryption are on your email wish list, we have you covered. There are a bunch of alternative email clients out there […]

VPN

Windscribe [FREE] VPN: Among the Best

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Its free service gives you 10GB of usage per month, but Windscribe’s paid Pro service has about 500 connection servers worldwide, no data cap and many more setup options. The software includes a firewall for extra protection. While you can sign up and pay for Windscribe nearly anonymously, and the Canadian company is theoretically beyond […]

mobiles

The Problem with Mobile Phones

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This article, although 3 years old, is still very relevant today. Basic tradecraft doesn’t change, and it’s the little things that you take for granted that will mess you up. Merely swapping SIM cards or moving a SIM card from one device to another offers minimal protection, because the mobile network observes both the SIM […]