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  • University implies they helped FBI break Tor protection because of a subpoena


    Carnegie Mellon University has finally issued a statement commenting on the recent accusations that their researchers have aided the FBI to unmask a subset of Tor users believed to be involved in criminal activities on the dark web.

  • Secure messaging service Telegram blocks 78 ISIS-related channels


    Telegram, the popular instant messaging service that offers end-to-end encryption, announced on Wednesday that they have "blocked 78 ISIS-related channels across 12 languages." The company introduced channels in September 2015, and presented it as a tool for broadcasting messages to large (unlimited) audiences.

  • A Jihadi Help Desk assists ISIS terrorists and sympathizers with encryption?


    The recent Paris attacks by ISIS have become the perfect pretext for governments to resume their attack on encryption.

  • Researchers hack Vizio Smart TVs to access home network


    Not only do Vizio's Smart TVs track users' viewing habits by default (and that information is sold to third parties who can then use it to deliver targeted ads to other internet-connected devices that share an IP address or other identifier with the Smart TV), but they are also vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that can result in attackers harvesting data that is sent from the TV to the server that collects it, as well as to attacks that could lead to attackers taking over control of the smart device and/or the entire home network.

  • Tor Project claims FBI paid university researchers $1m to unmask Tor users


    Have Carnegie Mellon University researchers been paid by the FBI to unmask a subset of Tor users so that the agents could discover who operated Silk Road 2.0 and other criminal suspects on the dark web? Tor Project Director Roger Dingledine believes so, and says that they were told by sources in the information security community that the FBI paid at least $1 million for the service.


VPN protocol flaw allows attackers to discover users' true IP address

The team running the Perfect Privacy VPN service has discovered a serious vulnerability that affects all VPN providers that offer port forwarding, and which can be exploited to reveal the real IP address of users.

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