The US Senate has voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell the web browsing histories and geolocation data of their customers to advertisers and partner companies. Yes, you read that right, your privacy is up for sale with the support of the US Senate. Nothing, it seems, is sacred, or private, anymore. So...
On July 28, one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. At 3:25pm PST, the build-up to the Lightweight Unification Fight between Garcia and Easter Jr. begins. With an undercard that includes Luis Ortiz vs Razvan Cojanu, this is sure to be a...
Are you still using Facebook? Do you feel like you can still trust the social media giant, despite all the data leaks that have occurred in the past few months? Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard about the Cambridge Analytica – Facebook scandal. To recap the situation, in 2014, 270,000...
For the past 30 plus years, the IACR (International Association for Cryptographic Research) has been at the cutting edge of cryptographic research. They run three conferences a year; Crypto (In the United States), EuroCrypt and AsiaCrypt. I spoke with Orr Dunkelman, General Chair for EuroCrypt, which is taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel from April...
The eyes of the cyber security world were on the popular RSA Conference that was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA from April 16-20. We had a chance to catch up with Linda Gray Martin, General Manager of  the Cconference, on the final day and talk about some of the Conference highlights....
Kyoohyung Han is a PhD student in the Department of Mathematical Science at the Seoul National University in Korea. He recently gave a presentation at EuroCrypt 2018 titled Homomorphic Lower Digit Removal and Improved FHE Bootstrapping. He was generous enough to give me a few minutes of his time and talk a little more about...
About the authors: Sudhanshu Chauhan is an information security professional and OSINT specialist. He has worked in the information security industry, previously as Senior security analyst at iViZ and currently as Director and Principal Consultant at Octogence Technologies. Sudhanshu has also written various articles on a wide range of topics including Cyber Threats, Vulnerability Assessment,...
Recently, VPNs were banned in China and are now considered a crime by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This comes as a hindrance to residents of China that have been using VPNs as a method to access various blocked websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Understanding the Background Since VPNs are a...
A three days long hackathon on the subject of anonymity on the web at Bar Ilan University has exposed breaches in the encryption mechanism of the search engine that boast using the slogan “The search engine that doesn’t track you”. The vpnMentor team cover exclusively the hackathon and accompanied the teams from day one up...
Our team of security researchers was researching dating apps client-side security, and one of the main focus targets was Tinder. After initial reconnaissance steps were done, a Tinder domain with multiple client-side security issues was found – meaning hackers could have access to users’ profiles and details. Immediately after finding these vulnerabilities, we contacted Tinder...