Humble Bundle Software Deal – Cyber Security

Humble Bundle Software Deal – Cyber Security

Amazing Software Deals From Humble Bundle

We follow Humble Bundle, as well as other places for deals. We love a good software deal. This is probably the best deal we have seen in a while. The last tier with SpiderOak and ProtonMail was surprising and we highly recommend both.

Humble Bundle Software Deal Tier 1 – PAY $1 OR MORE TO RECEIVE $56 IN CONTENT!

  • System Mechanic 1 year license, worth $49.95 on their website.
  • Private Internet Access for 1 month on up to 5 devices, worth $6.95 on their site.

Our verdict on tier 1 of the software deal

We have used both System Mechanic and Private Internet Access and they are worth $1 for this deal. All of these deals are worth it if you are interested in cybersecurity software. System mechanic is not one of our usual programs, but it is good at what it does. Private Internet Access is a good VPN, we don’t usually use it however.

Humble Bundle Software Deal Tier 2 – PAY MORE THAN THE AVERAGE OF $9.25 TO RECEIVE $302 IN CONTENT!

  • Prey Anti-Theft Pro – Get a 6 Month Subscription for up to 15 Devices worth $120 on their website.
  • Vipre Advanced Security 1 year license for 1 device, worth $54.99 on their website.
  • TrackOFF Standard – 1 Year Subscription for up to 3 Devices. Worth $34.95 on their website.

Our verdict on Tier 2 of the software deal

We have never used any of these but look forward to trying them.

Humble Bundle Software Deal Tier 3 – PAY $15 OR MORE

 

  • Dashlane Premium 1 Year Subscription worth $39.96 on their website.
  • AdGuard Premium 1 Year Subscription for 4 devices worth $46 on their website.
  • Private Internet Access 1-year subscription for 5 devices, normally $83.40 on their site.

Our verdict on tier 3 of the software deal

Dashlane is one of the best password managers. We use it over the others with exceptions. AdGuard premium we have never used but look forward to trying and Private Internet Access is a great addition to this software deal for 1 year. We aren’t done, there is also SpiderOak and ProtonMail Plus below. These are the reasons to purchase if you aren’t sold on this awesome software deal. SpiderOak really is the best backup solution, they have the best privacy of any other backup solution. ProtonMail is without saying the best email service.

  • SpiderOak ONE Secure Cloud Backup 1-Year License normally $129
  • ProtonMail Plus, $25 credit.

You can find the deal at Humble Bundle here:

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/cybersecurity-software-bundle

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Controversial Evernote Privacy Policy Update Was Retracted

Controversial Evernote Privacy Policy Update Was Retracted

The Controversial Evernote Privacy Policy Update Was Retracted After Outrage From Consumers.

A few days ago I received an email. It was from Evernote, a privacy policy update. I didn’t think much of it at the time. Later I noticed people complaining about it, so I decided to read it. It turns out, it gave employees, albeit a small amount, access to reading your notes. I immediately found this to be a problem for myself and as someone in the technology business. Companies should be working towards making privacy more accessible, not the other way around. Governments and corporations are always fighting against personal privacy lately. This anti-privacy policy shift is a huge problem, but for Evernote, they decided the fallout from their customer base was not worth it. The Controversial Evernote Privacy Policy Update Was Retracted

You can find the proposed Privacy Policy, as well as updates from Evernote in their Notice of Privacy Policy Updates (January 2017)

Social Media Outrage and Questions before the controversial Evernote Privacy Policy update was retracted.

Concerned users took the issue of Evernote’s privacy policy update up on social media; this is one of the driving forces that lead to why the controversial Evernote Privacy Policy update was retracted in the first place.

Their response was to admit the Evernote Privacy Policy update was a failure. It was also a breach of trust. Here is their official statement on Twitter.

The controversial Evernote Privacy Policy update was retracted, but there is still a lingering elephant in the room. They will still have computer programs doing it, and they won’t disallow customer data from being seen. Not if you don’t opt out. They claim the data will be anonymous, however.

Evernote Privacy Policy Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evernote’s Statements on Privacy

There could be a lot of reasons they want your data. Not all of them are harmful. However, it remains they still wanted it. Perhaps they wanted it for a more pleasant experience like they claim. Maybe they will be releasing new features. In the above piece they do mention their “Three Laws of Data Protection” which is:

Controversial Evernote Privacy Policy Update Was Retracted

 

 

 

You can read more on Evernote’s Three Laws of Data Protection page as it goes into more detail on what those three laws mean. You can also view their Transparency Report for 2015 for information on how they have handled information in the past.

Controversial Evernote Privacy Policy Update Was Retracted

Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill (left) and Evernote Co-founder and Executive Chairman Phil Libin. Source: Evernote’s Blog

Evernote’s CEO Chris O’Neal made a few statements publically and online about why the controversial Evernote Privacy Policy update was retracted. He apologizes for how the information was given to the consumer, as it wasn’t clear enough.

We recently announced an update to Evernote’s privacy policy that we communicated poorly,  and it resulted in some understandable confusion. We’ve heard your concerns, and we apologize for any angst we may have caused. In response to the questions you’ve raised, let me be clear about what’s not changing and what is changing. – CEO Chris O’Neill on Evernote’s Blog 

He wrote more information on what is and isn’t changing in their privacy policy, which you can see here:

Things to realize:

  • If you opt in, your data will be accessible to employees but not under your name. IE it will be anonymous.
  • If you opt in, you will have a more personal experience with Evernote, which means they may have new features planned.
  • Their software or AI as some are calling it will mask any personal information from employees before they have a chance to see it.
  • Also, companies are slowly but surely inching their way to a zero privacy ecosystem in technology.

Companies are becoming more and more transparent with our data. There are many pressures to do this as there is a lot of profit from marketing research and development. There is also a lot of money with selling your data, and many companies do with your permission. Be aware of your privacy rights. Watch out for your privacy, even if you have nothing to hide.

If you don’t think your privacy matters because you have nothing to hide, realize that isn’t the point. It isn’t about whether you are hiding something. It’s about monitoring for money, censorship, job opportunities, etc.

The Future of Privacy

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say. — Edward Snowden’s “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, May 21, 2015

I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded. — “Edward Snowden: ‘The US government will say I aided our enemies,’” July 8, 2013

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be. — “Snowden Sends Christmas Message To USA,” Dec. 25, 2013

The tide has turned, and we can finally see a future where we can enjoy security without sacrificing our privacy. Our rights cannot be limited by a secret organization … Even the defenders of mass surveillance, those who may not be persuaded that our surveillance technologies have dangerously outpaced democratic controls, now agree that in democracies, surveillance of the public must be debated by the public.  — “An Open Letter to the People of Brazil,” Dec. 17, 2013

The future of having no privacy is already upon us with rule 41 being passed, allowing the FBI legal authority to hack into computer systems en masse.

Historical DynDNS DDoS Attack Effects Paypal Twitter Reddit and More

Historical DynDNS DDoS Attack Effects Paypal Twitter Reddit and More

Historical DynDns DDos Attack Affects Paypal, Twitter, Reddit and More

Yesterdays DynDns DDos Attack was an unprecedented DDoS attack which affected a large portion of the internet, especially on the east coast. Some of the websites that were taken offline as a result of the attack were Paypal, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Github, Etsy and there were plenty more affected. DynDNS  started to notice the attack at 4:10 PM PST. There was a total of 3 large attacks. The first attack targeting data centers in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. On 10/23/2016 at roughly 12 pm, there was a second assault. The third hit at 2 AM PST on Saturday morning, the East Coast, Texas and California were affected by the attacks. Over 20 data centers were taken down. Reports say it was due to successful TCP SYN DDoS floods targeted at Dyn’s port 53.

Yesterday was a historical day for the technology industry as well as the internet community as a whole. The DynDns DDoS Attack Affected Paypal, Twitter, Reddit and more.

The technology sector and security researchers will have a hard time securing systems to these types of attacks. This historical DynDNS DDoS attack marks of the advances in the hacker community for DDoS attack tools. The power, capability of attacks and hardware available for infection just keeps growing. The tools used keep getting more sophisticated, and more easily accessible such as Mirai.

Mirai source code leaked

The primary tool used to attack Dyn DNS servers is a program called Mirai. Mirai is a program that is relatively easy to use, even for beginners. So much so that even complete beginners to the hacking scene can pick it up quickly. The source code was recently leaked for all to find and use. It infected insecure routers first, then everything on their networks they could infect. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • DVRs
  • Cable Boxes
  • Webcams and security DDTV cameras.

IoT devices or the Internet of Things were one of the primary targets of Mirai used in the DDoS attack on Dyn DNS. IoT devices are devices which are connected to the network. For example. speakers, DVRs, webcams, smart TVs and more. Anything that is connected to your network really, and what people don’t realize is, they are susceptible to attack.

Dyn DNS Mitigated the DDoS attack, and things are back to normal…for now

Dyn DNS is back to normal for now according to their site. Everything can be taken down of course with the right tools and power. The tech industry will continue to try to find more elaborate ways to stop DDoS attacks and other malicious threats. Hackers will always be right there with them. Their methods will become more elaborate as the tech industries methods do. The tech industry is shaken, as is the whole internet community. Conspiracies of it being an inside job have surfaced, as well as it being done by internet hacktivist collective Anonymous in support of Wikileaks being shut down.

 

Whatever started this attack, it is apparent that it was one of many battles to come in the War of the Internet.

How to Remove a Dox: Footprint Removal

How to Remove a Dox: Footprint Removal

If you are here that means you want to remove a dox. Someone found some information on you and used it against you, or you just want to have privacy. You want your information erased. This simple guide will show you some easy ways to remove a dox, and it will also show you footprint removal to prevent a dox in the first place. This guide is meant to serve as a resource as we have many places you can use to find and delete data on yourself or others.

Searching for Footprints

The first thing you must do to remove footprints is to find them. You can find information on yourself by name, email, username or phone number.

Here is a list of sites you can use:

http://www.pipl.com/
http://www.411.com/
http://www.usaphonelookup.com/
http://www.peoplefinders.com/
http://tineye.com/

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After you have found your target, your footprints, you can now move onto the removal phase.

Footprint Removal: Remove a Dox

Whatever information you find, you will need to log in to it and delete as much information as possible if not the entire account. Do you have a Facebook account you forgot about with your real name and family names attached? Find it, and delete it. Forums, blogs, social media etc can all be dangerous, but it can also be altered in most cases. The real problem arises when you don’t have access to the site you want to delete information from.

Pastebin is a popular place to post doxes, and they are easy to remove just by reporting them here: pastebin.com/contact

Any other sites just contact the owner and see if they will remove the information for you. In most cases they will. Especially if you say the information can be used to harm you, who wants their members harmed? No one, no one I know at least.

Footprint Removal: False Foot Prints

Now, you will want to bury what you couldn’t delete and make a really hard to follow trail of false information. Better to make it somewhat believable: A few days off from your birthday, a city away from your actual house etc. You can use whitepages.com to make false footprints, just find and edit your information with fake info.

Removing Cached Content

Now you want to get rid of the cache from what you already got rid of. You can do so with the links below.

Google:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals?pli=1

Bing:
http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/bing-content-removal-tool-cb6c294d

Yahoo:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/search/remove-search-results-yahoo-search-sln4530.html

 

http://www.pipl.com/
http://www.peoplefinders.com/
http://www.usaphonelookup.com/
http://www.tinyeye.com/
http://www.whitepages.com/
http://www.411.com/

Removal Sites:
https://justdelete.me/
http://forget.me/

 

Anonymous Attacks Israel: Vows Electronic Holocaust Against Israel Website Attacks

Anonymous Attacks Israel: Vows Electronic Holocaust Against Israel Website Attacks

Anonymous attacks Israel #OPisrael

Anonymous #OPisrael

Anonymous attacks Israel by launching Operation Israel today (#OPisrael) and issuing illegal take downs of Israeli websites. They announced the attack on March 5, 2015 on a Youtube video. Anonymous is a group without borders, a group without leaders and we suspect the attack is mainly from Anonymous members in Arab countries, as well as some European countries who support Palestine. Anonymous says the are going to enact an Electronic Holocaust against Israeli websites, including Government websites, banking websites and more. They claim the attacks are due to the ‘Zionist Nations’ inability to find a peaceful resolution in the middle east, they mention the attacks Israel has done in Gaza with more than 1000 people killed in the past year as a major motivator for the attack. Anonymous also gained access to over 6000 routers in Israel, and has leaked the login credentials online.

Anonymous attacks Israel once a year at least, planned on the 7th of April. Anonymous attacks Israel on this day every year according to the video. So far, it seems they have gained access to Israeli politicians as well as citizens bank accounts, router credentials and social media logins.

Confirmed: Anonymous Attacks Israel, Sites Taken Down in #OPIsrael

  1. http://www.ladpc.gov.il/ : Local Authorities Data Processing Center Ltd
  2. http://www.kranoth.gov.il/ : site of the fourth largest bank in Israel
  3. http://www.edu-negev.gov.il/ : Elisha Babayof-Ministry of Education – Israel
  4. http://www.court.gov.il/ : Israeli Supreme Court
  5. http://edu.gov.il/ : david elezra-Ministry of Education – Israel
  6. http://www.cms.education.gov.il/ : Ministry of Education
  7. http://www.knesset.gov.il/ : Israeli Knesset
  8. http://www.defence.gov.il/ : Main site of the israeli’s ministry of defence
  9. http://www.hosting.co.il/ : Israeli Hosting & Domains
  10. http://www.aa.gov.il/ : The Israeli Antitrust Authority
  11. http://www.idf.gov.il/ : Israel Defense Forces
  12. http://www.dover.idf.il/: Another Israel Defense Forces
  13. http://www.antitrust.gov.il : The Israeli Antitrust Authority
  14. http://www.dev.cbs.gov.il/ : Israeli Shifra Har
  15. http://www.immigration.gov.il/ Israeli Immigration
  16. http://www.index.gov.il/ : Ministry of Israeli Immigration
  17. http://www.emus.gov.il/ : Israeli finance
  18. http://www.ifts.gov.il/ : Israeli Integrated Foreign Trade System
  19. http://www.ecom1.gov.il/ : Another site for israeli ministry of Finance
  20. http://www.iiop.gov.il/ : Israel Institute of Productivity
  21. http://www.ejobs.gov.il/: Israeli government employment
  22. http://www.int.gov.il/ : State of Israel-Mail
  23. http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/ : Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  24. http://www.itpolicy.gov.il/ : Israel Information Technology
  25. http://www.mfah.gov.il/ : Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Hebrew.
  26. http://www.mofa.gov.il/ : Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  27. http://www.ocs.moital.gov.il/ : Ministry of Industry and Trade
  28. http://www.msh.gov.il/ : Israil Civil service reform
  29. http://www.telaviv.police.gov.il/ : Tel Aviv police
  30. http://www.pwd.gov.il/ : Israil Public Works Department
  31. http://www.sep.gov.il/ : Israel Economic and Tourism
  32. http://www.spring.gov.il/ : Haifa licensing and supervision of a firearm
  33. http://www.tayman-child.gov.il/ : Yemen Cultural Forum
  34. http://www.dev.cbs.gov.il/ : Israel Shifra Har
  35. http://www.eqred.gov.il/ : Israel Earthquake Center
  36. http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/ : Another Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs site
  37. http://www.tipa.gov.il/ : Israel Water Preservation
  38. http://www.kids.gov.il/ : Israeli government for children safe surfing content
  39. http://www.tofes.gov.il/ : Another Israeli Ministry of Finance site
  40. http://www.pm.gov.il/ : Office of The Prime Minister