Category: Surveillance

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

| March 29, 2017

As part of its “Vault 7” series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classified documents focused on exploits and hacking techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) designed to target Apple MacOS and iOS devices. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the leak uncovers macOS vulnerabilities and attack vectors developed by a […]

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Websites Can Now Track Across Multiple Browsers

Websites Can Now Track Across Multiple Browsers

| February 21, 2017

You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web “fingerprinting” techniques even in incognito/private mode, but now sites can track you anywhere online — even if you switch browsers. A team of researchers has recently developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique — the first reliable technique to accurately […]

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Verizon Injecting Perma-Cookies to Track Mobile Customers, Bypassing Privacy Controls

Verizon Injecting Perma-Cookies to Track Mobile Customers, Bypassing Privacy Controls

| November 12, 2014

Verizon users might want to start looking for another provider. In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users’ web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. This tracker, included in an HTTP header called X-UIDH, is sent to every unencrypted website a Verizon customer visits from […]

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