THE MAVERICK BLOG

Cyber threat intelligence & musings on emerging threats

The Fallacy of Safety & Security – 02OCT13

American Express is running a commercial during football season for their new fraud alert service which begins with the following narrative: “In the real world, security surrounds us: there are cameras. Police. Guards. But who looks after us online?” Cameras are not “secu…

Understanding Privacy Through Tor – 28Aug13

Tor co-creator Jacob Appelbaum, also a member of the hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow, speaks about the philosophy behind the Tor anonymization effort. Also very timely given our current NSA spying debacle. Spare yourself the few short minutes to give it a view. http://youtu.be/gCWeVYCcKXw…

Maverick’s Unsexy Security Tip #105 – 07Aug13

A security researcher in Wisconsin recently was able to create miniature WIFI “spyboxes” for $57 each in parts. The boxes, using the phone-sized Linux Raspberry Pi server and some custom code, capture snippets of your digital life as they fly over WIFI – even if you are not connected to a WIFI…