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Old 08-25-2016, 03:50 PM
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Talking Obfuscation

I'm currently reading "Obfuscation: A user's guide for privacy and protest"

This came about as I cleaned up my daughter's virtually-unusable-laptop-due-to-crapware (for lack of a better term) and bumped into a discussion
on commercially compromised add-on's for firefox (ie ghostery) which I use to reduce the number of tracking cookies, in conjunction with adblock+, to help limit the relentless ad-attack that browsing exposes one to.

But I digress.

Given this background a news item caught my eye... interesting read:


Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

PARIS (AP) -- A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.
The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system to take complete control of iPhone devices, according to reports published Thursday by the San Francisco-based Lookout smartphone security company and internet watchdog group Citizen Lab. Both reports fingered the NSO Group, an Israeli company with a reputation for flying under the radar, as the author of the spyware.

recommend the article to anyone who cares.

oh yeah, I JUST watched "Jason Bourne" last night.

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Old 08-26-2016, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Obfuscation

There is no privacy on the internet.
Once that device goes online expect it to be compromised shorty there after.
You can minimize it with antivirus/spyware software but they will always be 1 step ahead.
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