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How to Share Sensitive Files Instantly and Securely

How to Share Sensitive Files Instantly and Securely

May 13, 2015Mohit Kumar
Last week, I have to communicate with my friend overseas in China. We both were aware that our email communications were being monitored. So, we both were forced to install and use a fully-fledged encrypted email system. Although it appeared to be very secure, it was quite cumbersome to handle. If you are ever faced with the same situation, I am here to introduce you a very simple and easy-to-use approach to encrypt your files and send them to the person you want to communicate with. Here’s the Kicker: You don’t even need to install any software or sign up to any website in order to use the file encryption service. So, what do I have today in my box? " Otr.to " — an open-source peer-to-peer browser-based messaging application that offers secure communication by making use of "Off-the-Record" (OTR) Messaging, a cryptographic protocol for encrypting instant messaging applications. We first introduced you Otr.to two months ago. At that time,
Password reset Vulnerability in Facebook Employees Secure Files Transfer service

Password reset Vulnerability in Facebook Employees Secure Files Transfer service

January 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
Many be many of you are not aware about this, but Facebook having a Secure Files Transfer service for their Employees at https://files.fb.com  and Hacker reported a very critical password reset vulnerability. Nir Goldshlager , a researcher told ' The Hacker News ' that how he defeat Facebook 's Secure Files Transfer service and help Facebook by reporting them about this issue in a responsible non-disclosure way till patch. After analyzing the site, he found that the script Facebook is using is actually " Accellion Secure File Sharing Service " script and so next he download the demo version of service from Accellion website and explore the source codes and file locations. He found that, there is a user registration page also available in source, that was also on files.fb.com. Unfortunately Facebook had removed the Sign up option (link) from homepage, but forget to remove the registration page from its actual location i.e (/courier/web/1000@/wmReg.html)
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