• Mar 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it




Many Windows 10 users are unknowingly sending the contents of every keystroke they make to Microsoft due to an enabled-by-default keylogger. This function has been around since the beginning of Windows 10, and is a prime example of why you should never go through the default install process on any Operating System. Windows 10 privacy has … Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it”

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  • Mar 9, 2017
  • Sam Hoger
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

If the government won’t protect your online privacy, you’ll have to do so yourself




With the Trump Administration settling into office, we are seeing more legislation passed and even agency action all with the end goal of doing away with the protection of individual online privacy. The laws that were placed to give us more consumer protection during previous administrations, such as the FCC Act “Protecting the Privacy of … Continue reading “If the government won’t protect your online privacy, you’ll have to do so yourself”

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  • Feb 23, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Networking, News, Security,

Cloudflare’s Cloudbleed is the worst privacy leak in recent Internet history




Cloudflare revealed today that, for months, all of its protected websites were potentially leaking private information across the Internet. Specifically, Cloudflare’s reverse proxies were dumping uninitialized memory; that is to say, bleeding private data. The issue, termed Cloudbleed by some (but not its discoverer Tavis Ormandy of Google Project Zero), is the greatest privacy leak of 2017 … Continue reading “Cloudflare’s Cloudbleed is the worst privacy leak in recent Internet history”

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What Americans do on public wifi




Public wifi – You’ve seen it before. Wifi names like “Google Starbucks”, “PEETS” and others. In this day and age, when we think cafe, we also think unlimited wireless internet – no questions asked. It’s almost a necessity. Indeed, traveling businessmen see wifi as more important than sex. According to numerous surveys by PEW and … Continue reading “What Americans do on public wifi”

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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Networking, News, Privacy, Security,

LG wants to put WiFi in every new 2017 device – why that should worry you




LG, the Korean tech corporation, recently announced at CES that they intended to put wireless access aka WiFi in every one of their new 2017 devices. One such smart device that is slated to hit homes this year is the LG Smart Instaview Refrigerator. With this great innovation, you can tap the 29” screen to see … Continue reading “LG wants to put WiFi in every new 2017 device – why that should worry you”

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Security,

Comcast still uses MITM javascript injection to serve unwanted ads and messages




For years, Comcast and other large telecommunication companies around the world have injected javascript into your web browsing experience to serve advertisements and account notices. Their ability to do this stems from their upstream position as your Internet Service Provider (ISP). While Comcast is only currently using their javascript injection ability to serve customer account related … Continue reading “Comcast still uses MITM javascript injection to serve unwanted ads and messages”

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Egyptians forced to use a VPN to access encrypted messaging app Signal




Encrypted messaging just took a blow in Egypt. Since this past weekend, many internet users with an Egyptian IP address are no longer able to send or receive messages or calls using Signal. Users in Egypt have been reporting connectivity issues with Signal, the end-to-end encrypted messaging app, since last weekend. There has been no … Continue reading “Egyptians forced to use a VPN to access encrypted messaging app Signal”

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Private Internet Access funds OpenVPN 2.4 audit by noted cryptographer Dr. Matthew Green




Private Internet Access is happy to announce that an OpenVPN 2.4 audit is going to be completed by noted cryptographer Dr. Matthew Green, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute. Dr. Green has a long, distinguished history in the fields of applied cryptography and cryptographic engineering and has previously lead the Truecrypt audit. … Continue reading “Private Internet Access funds OpenVPN 2.4 audit by noted cryptographer Dr. Matthew Green”

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

Private Internet Access VPN response to Investigatory Powers Act




The United Kingdom has passed a draconian mass surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act (IP Act), which will force the collection of UK internet connection records for a whole year. We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Private Internet Access doesn’t store traffic logs or connection records of any kind. We are … Continue reading “Private Internet Access VPN response to Investigatory Powers Act”

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail because of the contents of his internet history




The contents of your internet history are more than enough to send you to jail in France. A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for visiting terrorist websites. According to French sources, the 32-year-old man, whose name is not yet released, had been regularly visiting pro-ISIS websites for two years. On … Continue reading “A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail because of the contents of his internet history”

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