Category: digital secu

Torrenting only works directly after PC wakes …

I’ve noticed this over the past several months and it’s a reproducible phenomenon. I’m pretty sure that my router / portforwarding is sub-optimal, because torrents simply do not work 98% of the time. However, after my computer wakes up from sleep, torrents immediately start downloading at a fast rate.

Could there be some sort of security vulnerability here, like my PC is letting its guard down just long enough for the connections to take hold upon wake-up?

If it matters, I’m using qBittorent, Windows 10.

I wasn’t sure where to post this, but am afraid there could be something bigger going on here.

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What to do if New Zealand company Cryptopia is…

I’m a European and I asked Cryptopia to delete my account according to GDPR.

The message went something like this:

“Hello,

I no longer use my cryptopia account. Please delete my account and all related personal information.

To be clear, I’m asking for my account to be deleted, not ‘deactivated’ which means something different. Please delete my account and all personal details connected to that account, according to GDPR legislation. As an EU citizen, I have a right to erasure under that legislation.

Kind regards.”

That was the message I sent yesterday. Today I received the following email from them:

“Hi —–,

I have deactivated your account. Thank you for trading with Cryptopia.

Kind Regards,

Cryptopia Support”

What kind of bullshit reply was that? Maybe they were peeved that I dared to tell the company what to do with my data. What can we do about companies who aren’t respecting GDPR?

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Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over co…

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs:

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs

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Which domain hosting site is the best when it …

Want to start a site, and don’t want backlash for my political views, so I reasonably, want to be hosted on a reliable site that protects and secures my identity.

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Fighting Tracking or giving up.(Ideology discu…

>inb4 “But I have nothing to hide! So it’s fine”

If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say. – Edward Snowden

Alright lets see here, so you have done the following:

  • Installed a safer browser than the mainstream ones; Like SRWare Iron/Vivaldi (but not TOR)
  • Checked the “Do Not Track”, and “Cookies only for the session”(or sth similar) Boxes
  • Using extensions like HTTPS everywhere and uBlockOrigin, maybe even NoScript/ScripSafe stuff
  • Deleted your Facebook etc (or still trying to) even the apps on mobile(if you still have them)
  • Using a VPN
  • Disabled most tracking settings on Win10 (They still do it)

But you still do not feel safe, there is still much to learn.

Let’s say you just heard about fingerprinting, therefore are trying to understand what that is, apparently you can’t delete them too(sh*t!), especially since you don’t want to disable/delete Flash/Java or JavaScript in your Browser, because you know, your browsing experience is already worse than it was before(Like having to log in to each site you regularly use every time you fire up your browser, 3 extra clicks on YouTube for enabling the dark mode)…

The thought of “Is privacy even still possible?” is slowly creeping up on you.

Captain. What should we do? He’s not on the list. -Hadvar

Forget the list. He goes to the block.Imperial Captain

I guess we all will have to fabricate our own solutions to this matter at some point. Deciding what to be okay with and what not. The rabbit hole goes very deep, deeper than what I thought anyways.

A good read/starting point for Online Privacy:

https://www.privacytools.io

For those of you who take time for their r/privacy, what do you think? Experienced r/netsec people or for that matter anyone, let’s hear some suggestions and opinions.

(My first post here)

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Former VW owner discovered digital access to h…

Former VW owner discovered digital access to her car months after it was sold:

Former VW owner discovered digital access to her car months after it was sold

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Is it possible to install hardware kill switch…

I’m aware that some laptops and phones offer kill switches for things like WiFi, mic, webcam, and so forth – but I was wondering if there was any reasonable way to add these functions myself to a phone or laptop that doesn’t have the feature already? If so, how?

I’m fine with the idea of taking apart the device, cutting holes into it, soldering, buying new pieces, and so forth. It just has to be realistically feasible that someone can do it without spending a fortune or doing months or research.

If it matters what device, let’s discuss one that is known to be able to deal with Intel ME, such as the Thinkpad T400.

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In Trump’s first year, FISA court denied recor…

In Trump’s first year, FISA court denied record number of surveillance orders:

In Trump’s first year, FISA court denied record number of surveillance orders

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Do you know any software that do deep search o…

Sorry if this doesn’t belong where feel free to remove it if so !

I currently search a sofware that would allow me to see where I used some of my email adress, I ear about “Maltego” from Paterva in a french conference about Internet privacy and the “I have nothing to hide” argument and the speaker talk about it for few seconds, it seems that this software can link email to a name and even phone number but I didn’t figured out how it’s working so if you know a (open source if possible) software that do the same please fell free to share it

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Some Experts Caution Against New Rules in Wake…

Some Experts Caution Against New Rules in Wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal:

Some Experts Caution Against New Rules in Wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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