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How Ad Trackers Make Cryptocurrency Transactions Less Private

Researchers from Princeton University have released their findings on how online ad trackers can compromise the privacy of cryptocurrency transactions. The title of the new research paper is, “When the cookie meets the blockchain: Privacy risks of web payments via cryptocurrencies.” The privacy issues occurred on over 100 online merchants from over 20 countries that accepted cryptocurrencies. Cookies and other ... Read More »

Access to Private Computer Networks of Critical Infrastructure being sold on the Dark Web

Cyber criminals on a darknet marketplace have taken hacking to another dimension this time around by bypassing the private computer networks of several government systems, gaining access to critical infrastructure targets such as hospitals, power plants, financial firms and airlines, government departments and then selling or exchanging them for bitcoins, one of the largest online cryptocurrency. An underground darknet marketplace ... Read More »

CIA Worked With Private Corporation to Hack Windows Users

In late May, WikiLeaks released another edition of their Vault 7 series of leaks from the CIA. Previous Vault 7 leaks exposed how the CIA targets Apple users. Earlier in May, WikiLeaks published leaks on the CIA’s “AfterMidnight” and “Assassin” malware for Windows. The new leak, which details malware called Athena and Hera, also exposes how the CIA is able ... Read More »

Swiss Espionage Records Obtained Through Israeli Private Investigator

Recently, a Swiss agent was arrested in Germany for espionage. Now, we have received information that an Israeli private investigator provided data for the Swiss agent. According to the Swiss news outlet tagesanzeiger.ch, Daniel M., a 54-year-old man working as an agent for the Swiss federal intelligence service (FIS), was tasked to identify German tax investigators involved in the purchase ... Read More »

Atomic Verification Via Private Key Locked Bitcoin Transactions

The smart contract technology permits the creation of new protocols that can be implemented on top of bitcoin’s protocol itself. This signals the development of complex scripts, that are far beyond the requirement of a single digital signature. A research paper, which has been published a few days ago, introduced a new concept of private key locked bitcoin transactions, which ... Read More »

CaliConnect’s Private PGP Key & Account Password Was “asshole209”

Although currently free on bail, David Burchard, a.k.a. CaliConnect is now looking at a minimum of 20 counts of drug-related and money laundering charges. His lawyer tells the press that he hasn’t even been able to go through the thousands of discovery pages and is unsure as to how the case will play out. The investigation into Burchard began almost ... Read More »

On Public and Private WiFi, VPNs, Tor, and Virtual Machines

If you require privacy while connected to the internet – and I mean really require it – there is no reason to only make it part of the way to being safe. In the world we live in today, it’s foolish to ever assume you’re completely untraceable. The most we can accomplish is making it as difficult as possible for ... Read More »

Criminal Complaint Reveals ‘Private Internet Access’ Doesn’t Log

According to a criminal complaint against Preston Alexander McWaters, who allegedly “[conveyed] false or misleading information regarding an explosive device”, the VPN provider “Private Internet Access” doesn’t log. McWaters, 25, appears to be an individual who can’t move on from relationships. On March 27, 2015, police were called to an address about a stalking complaint. The victims, Devon Kenney and ... Read More »

Private Internet Access Review (PIA)

Private Internet Access is a popular VPN solution that offers users the possibility to customize their preferences according to their level of knowledge. The solution is provided by the London Media Trust company with headquarter in Los Angeles and branches all over the world. Their main goal is to free the internet from governmental control and censorship and offer the ... Read More »