Tag Archive: Eavesdropping


Cellphone Privacy Is Shaky, Researchers Say

 

 

 

” German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies, and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale — even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption available.

  The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world’s cellular carriers to route calls, texts, and other data to one another. Experts say it’s increasingly clear that SS7, designed in the 1980s, is riddled with serious vulnerabilities.

  The flaws discovered by the Germans are actually functions built into SS7 for other purposes, such as keeping calls connected as users speed down highways, switching from cell tower to cell tower. Hackers can repurpose them because of the lax security on the network.”

 

Read more at the Boston Globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delete Your Facebook

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 5, 2014

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SOURCES —————————————-­———————–

FB Passive Listening: http://goo.gl/y1CYR0
FB Reads Your Texts: http://goo.gl/x7nPfu
NSA FB Servers: http://goo.gl/dflG51
FB Privacy Listening Issues: http://goo.gl/nluYZB
FB Stores Your Recordings: http://goo.gl/bmY6bQ
FB Silently Updates TOS: http://goo.gl/ZAajME
Reddit Thread on FB Listening: http://goo.gl/imGjs8
Users Slam FB Listening: http://goo.gl/SQZ8Ny

PROTECT YOURSELF —————————————-­—–

IOS Privacy – http://goo.gl/TSmRO6
Android Privacy – http://goo.gl/FtNUq9
Delete FB – http://goo.gl/yHg29r

FACEBOOK ALTERNATIVES ———————————–

Twitter | http://www.twitter.com
Reddit | http://www.reddit.com
Path | http://www.path.com
Vine | http://www.vine.co
Tumblr | http://www/tumblr.com

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V for Vendetta
Minority Report
Terms and Conditions May Apply 
1984
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RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis

 

 

” Many computers emit a high-pitched noise during operation, due to vibration in some of their electronic components. These acoustic emanations are more than a nuisance: they can convey information about the software running on the computer and, in particular, leak sensitive information about security-related computations. In a preliminary presentation, we have shown that different RSA keys induce different sound patterns, but it was not clear how to extract individual key bits. The main problem was the very low bandwidth of the acoustic side channel (under 20 kHz using common microphones, and a few hundred kHz using ultrasound microphones), many orders of magnitude below the GHz-scale clock rates of the attacked computers.

  Here, we describe a new acoustic cryptanalysis key extraction attack, applicable to GnuPG’s current implementation of RSA. The attack can extract full 4096-bit RSA decryption keys from laptop computers (of various models), within an hour, using the sound generated by the computer during the decryption of some chosen ciphertexts. We experimentally demonstrate that such attacks can be carried out, using either a plain mobile phone placed next to the computer, or a more sensitive microphone placed 4 meters away.

  Beyond acoustics, we demonstrate that a similar low-bandwidth attack can be performed by measuring the electric potential of a computer chassis. A suitably-equipped attacker need merely touch the target computer with his bare hand, or get the required leakage information from the ground wires at the remote end of VGA, USB or Ethernet cables.

 

Here is the heart of the issue :

 

” … in the paper we describe an expensive hardware setup for getting the best sensitivity and frequency response. But in some cases, a regular mobile phone is good enough. We have used a mobile phone to acoustically extract keys from a laptop at a distance of 30cm, as in the following picture.”

 

mobile phone attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Xbox Kinect Listening To Your Skype Calls?

 

Related :

Microsoft Won’t Comment On If Skype Can Eavesdrop On Calls

 

” Slate.com tried to get Microsoft PR person for Skype, Chaim Haas, to comment on if they now have the ability to listen on Skype chats. Haas reportedly would not give a direct comment, saying only that Skype “co-operates with law enforcement agencies as much as is legally and technically possible.” “

 

More food for thought :

Microsoft And Skype Set To Allow Backdoor Eavesdropping

It’s Terrifying And Sickening That Microsoft Can Now Listen In On All My Skype Calls

Is Microsoft Eavesdropping Through Skype For The Feds?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas Installs “Intellistreets” Light Fixtures Capable Of Recording Conversations

 

 

 

” The Las Vegas Public Works Department has begun testing a newly installed street light system around City Hall with wide-ranging capabilities including audio and video recording.

According to the Michigan based “Illuminating Concepts,” the system’s main benefits include “energy management, security and entertainment.” The Las Vegas setup includes such features as emergency notification flashers, playable music and a sound announcement system, all controlled from an Ipad.

“Actually, there’s a server that’s housed by the company that’s providing this product and we’re communicating with just a wireless, wi-fi connection,” Neil Rohleder of the Public Works Department told My News 3.

The company’s lights, which also offer a “Homeland Security” feature, received major backlash in 2011 following reports of the system’s federally-funded roll out across the country. The feature allows for emergency government announcements which will likely include such slogans as “See Something, Say Something” as well as other irrationally fear-based messages already seen in Wal Mart’s DHS-run “telescreens.” ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train Passenger Live Tweets Former Spy Chief’s Conversation After Hearing Him Bashing Obama Over The Phone

 

Once a journalist, always a journalist: Mr Matzzie, though not still a reporter, realized he had stumbled on a gold mine

 

” A former political reporter turned the tables on a former spy chief.

Tom Matzzie, who last wrote for Huffington Post, overheard former NSA director Michael Hayden Thursday afternoon bashing the Obama Administration ‘on background’ – and live-tweeted the whole conversation.

A source talking on background can be directly quoted, but cannot be cited by name and is usually referred to ambiguously – in this case as ‘a former senior administration official.’”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace

 

 

” As Big Data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and interact. Sensors, worn on lanyards or placed on office furniture, record how often staffers get up from their desks, consult other teams and hold meetings.

Businesses say the data offer otherwise hard-to-glean insights about how workers do their jobs, and are using the information to make changes large and small, ranging from the timing of coffee breaks to how work groups are composed, to spur collaboration and productivity.

Surveys measure a point in time—what’s happening right now with my emotions. [Sensors] measure actual behavior in an objective way,” says Mr. Arena.

But there’s a fine line between Big Data and Big Brother, at least in the eyes of some employees, who might shudder at the idea of the boss tracking their every move. Sensor proponents, however, argue that smartphones and corporate ID badges already can transmit their owner’s location. In many cases, workers can opt out of participating in the sensor studies.”

 

 

 

 

InfoWars :

“In a 301-118 vote, the House of Representatives, today, passed an amendment that would extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law allowing government monitoring of American communications in efforts to allegedly thwart foreign spies and terrorists.”

Best selling thriller writer Brad Thor talks with The Blaze about his new book ” Black List ” and the creeping “surveillance society ” that we now find ourselves in .

” “If I had been around with George Orwell back when he wrote ‘1984’ and I knew what I know now, he would have told me I was crazy,” Thor said, chuckling to himself before getting serious again. “Orwell couldn’t have predicted this.”

Flashback to 1975, he explained, when Sen. Frank Church appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and issued a dire warning about America’s invasive surveillance capabilities:

“[America’s intelligence gathering] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left. Such the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.” “