Douglas writes, "My rooted CyanogenMod phone got hacked at HOPE X. I'm planning to get it write-blocked and imaged to crowdsource forensics."
I was a panelist unveiling a new organization of barely noticed WikiLeaks documents on the panel for Project PM, a decentralized research organization started by jailed journalist Barrett Brown. Our panel was apparently surveilled -- they used a telephoto lens to get each panelist's face and filmed our slides, paying particular interest to the one with all the contractor logos and to the one demonstrating the Transparency Toolkit which graphed out the contractors' LinkedIn profiles. They also laughed knowingly when I discussed my interactions with a former Stratfor analyst, who muttered "fuck you motherfucker" at me. The intelligence documents I unveiled were the basis for my most recent WikiLeaks partnership article.
Report from HOPE X: Surveillance, Snowden, Stratfor and Surprises
NCR reports in-the-wild sightings of “deep skimmers” (tiny, disposable card-skimmers that run on watch batteries and use crude radios to transmit to a nearby base-station) on ATMs around the world: “Greece, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.”
After decades of fighting for open Web standards that let anyone implement software to receive and render online data, the World Wide Web Consortium changed course and created EME, a DRM system that locks up video in formats that can only be played back with the sender’s blessing, and which also gives media giants the […]
It’s World Password Day and you can celebrate it by fixing your crappy passwords.
White hat hackers get paid to find holes in their own employers’ online systems, and plug those holes before they become serious security risks. It’s a job that pays handsomely…mostly because few job candidates, even experienced IT professionals, have the skills to scamper over firewalls and infiltrate the deepest recesses of a battle-tested network. But […]
Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]