Blog Archives

Comcast Leaking Names and Locations of XfinityWiFi Customers

Your Comcast-provided XfinityWiFi router may be offering WiFi to other Xfinity customers in the area.  That services seems to be leaking real names and locations to search engines.

Zero Day Exploit Cost Chart

Wired is reporting on the costs of exploits from the firm Zerodium.  WordPress and the like are the cheapest.

BadBarCode – Hacking with Bar Codes

A researcher has shown how to hack vulnerable apps using embedded special control characters.

Freeing up space with Google Photos

Soon the Google Photo App will suggest photos you can delete from your device (because they’ve been uploaded to Google) and the Google Photo Site will suggest “downgrading” the quality of your photos to save space.

Google+ now focusing on Collections and Communities

New focus, new “home stream,” new look.  Google is trying to get you to use G+ as some combination of Reddit and Facebook.

VirusTotal now accepts Android and OS X Malware

The largest malware sandbox now can handle both Android and OS X malware samples.

T. Cook says no iOS/OS X convergence

So it seems that the iPad Pro v2 and derivatives wont ever run OS X.  I seem to remember S. Jobs saying no one needs a stylus as well.

Facebook to warn parents, “Are you sure you want to post this picture of your children?”

Drawing on its facial recognition technology DeepFace, Facebook will soon start warning users when posting pictures of children.

Javascript flaw endangers Android Chrome App

A new zero day found in Chrome for Android could allow full access to the bad guys by just visiting a malicious site.

FBI says it did not pay academic researchers to unmask Tor

The Tor group, creators of the anonymizing software, says they have proof that the FBI paid $1 million to CMU to “break” Tor security.