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WebRTC Vulnerability leaks Real IP Addresses of VPN Users

WebRTC Vulnerability leaks Real IP Addresses of VPN Users

February 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
An extremely critical vulnerability has recently been discovered in WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) , an open-source standard that enables the browsers to make voice or video calls without needing any plug-ins. AFFECTED PRODUCTS Late last month, security researchers revealed a massive security flaw that enables website owner to easily see the real IP addresses of users through WebRTC , even if they are using a VPN or even PureVPN to mask their real IP addresses. The security glitch affects WebRTC-supporting browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and appears to be limited to Windows operating system only, although users of Linux and Mac OS X are not affected by this vulnerability. HOW DOES THE WebRTC FLAW WORKS WebRTC allows requests to be made to STUN (Session Traversal Utilities for NAT) servers which return the "hidden" home IP-address as well as local network addresses for the system that is being used by the user. The results of t
FBI Director says 'Sloppy' Sony Hackers Left Clues that Point to North Korea

FBI Director says 'Sloppy' Sony Hackers Left Clues that Point to North Korea

January 08, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The hackers group responsible for the last year’s largest hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment left many clues which proves that the Sony's hackers , who called themselves Guardians of Peace (GOP) , linked to North Korea, as claimed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) at Fordham University in New York on Wednesday, the director of the FBI defended his bureau's claim and said that the North Korean government was involved in the massive cyber attack against Sony Pictures – saying skeptics " don't have the facts that I have ." " There's not much I have high confidence about, " James Comey said, as reported by the FBI New York field office's official Twitter feed. " I have very high confidence... on North Korea. " According to Comey, the hackers usually relied on proxy connections to hide their real IP address each time they sent threatening
Attackers Compromise TOR Network to De-Anonymize Users of Hidden Services

Attackers Compromise TOR Network to De-Anonymize Users of Hidden Services

July 30, 2014Mohit Kumar
A critical vulnerability in Tor — an encrypted anonymizing network considered to be one of the most privacy oriented service, which is used by online users in order to hide their activities from law enforcement, government censors and others — was probably being used to de-anonymize the identity of Tor users, Tor project warned on Wednesday. 115 MALICIOUS ToR RELAYS WERE DE-ANONYMIZING USERS According to a security advisory , Tor Team has found a group of 115 malicious fast non-exit relays (6.4% of whole Tor network), those were actively monitoring the relays on both ends of a Tor circuit in an effort to de-anonymize users. " While we don't know when they started doing the attack, users who operated or accessed hidden services from early February through July 4 should assume they were affected, " Tor said. When you use Tor anonymizing network, your IP address remains hidden and it appears that your connection is coming from the IP address of a Tor exit rela
Tor Instant Messaging Bundle - A New Anonymous and Encrypted messaging Software

Tor Instant Messaging Bundle - A New Anonymous and Encrypted messaging Software

March 01, 2014Swati Khandelwal
We are living in an era of Mass Surveillance,  conducted by the Government Agencies like the NSA and GCHQ, and we ourselves gave them an open invitation as we all have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go i.e. Smartphone. Encryption and security are more important today than any other time in our history. So, the best proactive way to keep your tracks clear is - Always use only trusted privacy tools and services . The same folks behind the Anonymity Tool, Tor Browser Bundle is currently working on a new Privacy tool called ' Tor Instant Messaging Bundle ' (TIMB), that will help you with encrypted communication to keep your online conversations private. The Tor is the free software that lets users browse the Internet anonymously and mostly used by activists, journalists and to conceal their online activities from prying eyes. Tor Instant Messaging Bundle, or TIMB is a real time anonymous chat system, that will simply route all of your chat dat
DuckDuckGo Goodies that every SysAdmin Should Know

DuckDuckGo Goodies that every SysAdmin Should Know

February 04, 2014Anonymous
DuckDuckGo , a private search engine that doesn't track your data over the internet and respects your online privacy ,  offers hundreds of Goodies that let you quickly do certain things like Programming, Math, Geek, Music related things. In our previous article, we have posted Cryptography hacks using DuckDuckGo search engine and today we are going to give another tutorial on DuckDuckGo Goodies for Sysadmins . Meaning of FTP Code: Being a system administrator, you might need to connect to a number of FTP servers. While handling FTP service you must be aware of the response code that it will give you when you initiate a connection or a new command. The FTP server response code will be of three digits and each digit has a special meaning. First digit denotes whether the response is good, bad or incomplete. There are hundreds of such FTP response codes. DuckDuckGo provides system administrators a facility to find the meaning of the response code received from the FTP
FBI compromised Tor hidden service to bust largest Child Pornography Ring

FBI compromised Tor hidden service to bust largest Child Pornography Ring

September 14, 2013Wang Wei
A few days before the servers of the largest provider of Ultra Anonymous hosting were found to be serving custom malware designed to identify visitors who were using the Tor service to hide their identity online. The javascript code exploited a security vulnerability in the open-source version of Firefox that the Tor network is based on. In an Irish court, FBI agent admitted publicly that the agency had control of Freedom Hosting , a Tor hidden service operator company, in an effort to arrest a suspect behind the largest child porn facilitator on the planet. Eric Eoin Marques, a 28-year-old Irishman, is now awaiting extradition to the US where he could face 100 years in prison on child pornography charges. Marques is the owner and operator of Freedom Hosting , one of the largest web hosts for the Tor network., Hosting many of the darkest hidden services on the Darknet, including criminal hacking site HackBB, money laundering services, and responsible for hosting chi
Snowden files : NSA can crack almost any Encryption including Tor anonymity network

Snowden files : NSA can crack almost any Encryption including Tor anonymity network

September 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
The spy agencies' activities have gone on for more than a decade. Now we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, another explosive news has emerged yesterday from the Snowden files that NSA has the ability to decrypt most of anything that is on the internet. They have done this not through cracking encryption mathematically, but by secretly using influence and billions of dollars to insert backdoors designed to preserve their ability to eavesdrop.  Also the majority of devices connected to the Tor anonymity network may be using encryption keys that can be broken by the National Security Agency, according to Rob Graham, CEO of penetration testing firm Errata Security. The ability to crack high-level encryption is something that has been a pretty significant legend in the infosec community. Graham arrived at that conclusion after analyzing nearly 23,000 Tor connections through an exit node that Graham controls and about 76 percent of the
Anonymity Tool Tor gains more than 1.2 Million new users since NSA PRISM scandal

Anonymity Tool Tor gains more than 1.2 Million new users since NSA PRISM scandal

August 31, 2013Mohit Kumar
Since Snowden came forward with details about the NSA's PRISM program in June, web users concerned about online privacy are increasingly turning toward privacy tools to protect their online data. U.S. Government project PRISM allows the government to tap phone calls, email, and web browsing of any citizen without a warrant. New metrics from The Tor Project show that, the usage of Tor Browser is increasing day by day due to the fact that internet users are getting more and more inclined in keeping their online activity isolated from internet surveillance programs like US Prism. Tor was launched in 2004 and developed by the U.S. Navy, is used by governments, activists, journalists and dissidents to conceal their online activities from prying eyes. The TOR online anonymity service has exploded since early June, up more than 100 percent, from just over 500,000 global users to more than 1.2 million. Of those 600,000 new users, roughly ten percent are from the
Facebook temporarily blocked access from TOR, but not Intentionally

Facebook temporarily blocked access from TOR, but not Intentionally

June 20, 2013Mohit Kumar
Tor has become a tool of free expression in parts of the world where citizens can not speak freely against their government. On Tuesday, a number of users have noticed that Facebook is blocking connections from the Tor network. Tor is a free tool that keeps Web browsing sessions private and anonymous . For activists and political dissidents who use the Internet to communicate with the outside world in countries where doing so is a crime , being unable to login to Facebook using TOR posed a huge problem. Later, Facebook resolves the Tor issues and said that A high volume of malicious activity across Tor exit nodes triggered Facebook’s automated malware detection system, which temporarily blocked visitors who use the Tor anonymity service to access the social network . The role that Tor and Facebook played in facilitating the dissemination of information under restrictive regimes cannot be underestimated. Security researchers are also frequent users of Tor, for instan
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