Wednesday, August 14, 2013

No More Privacy

Not that we really had any privacy, but at least you "hoped" comapnies would at least respect that your emails and personal data were, well, personal.

NOT anymore.

UPDATE 9-4-13: UPDATE. Looks like it was taken out of context.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Not the Internet I envisioned

Lavabit has shutdown due to pressure from the government. Read the article HERE. That article also mentioned Silent Circle shutting down their email service as well. 

The last couple months have been a very sad time for the Internet. The NSA is grabbing everyone's internet traffic without warrants and bullying ISP's and corporations for everything from phone conversations to encryption keys. In some cases they want ISP's to give them passwords for users. 

The NSA is saying they only touch (whatever that means) 1.6% of internet traffic. READ.

Mega says they are going to OFFER and encrypted email service.

This is not the Internet i envisioned when I first got online in the mid 90's. It was a wondrous place filled with adventure and amazing new things. For the most part people were willing to help, everything was free and no advertisements. 

As it got more popular you had people doing bad things on it, but like every good tool, it could be used for bad. I don't think the internet needs governments capturing all data on everyone. This does not make us more secure. It makes us more of a target. Especially for false allegations. We are becoming a police state and what disappoints me even more is that no one seems to care. 

I am hoping that the true internet community will find ways to keep us anonymous and evolve encryption so that is is easier to implement in things like emails and IM. I wish i was a programmer and I would do what I could to help.

In the meantime, start using programs like TOR and TAILS.

Another program that was just released is TORTILLA. I have not been able to get it to work on my system yet, but its an add on to TOR that will allow all TCP/IP and DNS traffic through TOR.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TOR Bundle Comprimised

It looks like TOR Bundle was COMPRIMISED.

To be clear, the TOR network itself was not compromised. It looks like a server was exploited to send malware to a version of the TOR Bundle (it uses firefox) that had a vulnerability in firefox.

User unable to login to RDP Farm after you re-enable them?

We had a strange issue. We had a user leave and since we knew when she was leaving i set the account to expire at a certain date. A couple d...