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Don't Trust A Web Site's Seal Of Approval

Chances are you’ve come across “seals of approval” on web sites at some point in your web browsing life. Whether it’s a a Norton Secured Seal, or the TRUSTe Certified mark, they seem like a good thing to watch out for. How-To Geek points out how wrong that is.


D-Vasive Notifies You When Your Phone's Camera Or Mic Are In Use

Android: Your desktop’s webcam probably has a handy indicator to tell you when it’s on. Your phone does not. If you’re concerned about certain apps using your camera or microphone when you’re not aware of it, D-Vasive attempts to help keep you aware.


Create A USB Password Stealer To See How Secure Your Info Really Is

Slacking on password security can have horrific consequences. Even so, it’s easy to lose track of how many are vulnerable. With just a couple of files, you can steal passwords from nearly everywhere they’re stored on a victim’s Windows PC, including your own, just to see how secure they really are.


Four Great DIY Projects For Hacking Computers And Networks

If you’re testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn’t end with your computer. If you’re willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron and a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects that will test your mettle and teach you a few things about networking at the same time. Let’s take a look at some of them.


The CIA Escape And Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents need to be prepared for everything, and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but it includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.


How To Cover Your Tracks When Snooping On Someone's Phone Or Computer

If you’re going to snoop on someone’s personal, digital property, you want to make sure you don’t leave behind any sort of trail. Here are some tips on how you can get in and out without leaving behind any damning evidence.


Safari And Spotlight Can Send Data To Apple, Here's How To Turn It Off

Mac: In order for Spotlight to work properly, it needs to send your search data to Google, Apple and Bing. Initially, it seems easy enough to disable this if you care about privacy, but as users over on Hacker News note, it’s not as obvious as it seems.


Configure Your Browser To Disable SSL 3.0 Connections

eBay has already killed off SSL 3.0 connections to its website, one of undoubtedly many major companies clamping down on the now-insecure transport protocol. If you’d like to be proactive about the problem, it is possible, using the proper options, to disable or reject SSL connections right from your browser.


eBay Abandons Older Browsers With SSL 3.0 Upgrade

With the furore over Heartbleed and the seemingly regular database intrusions we hear about these days, all manner of companies are taking security a little more seriously. eBay, for instance, recently stepped up its game, killing support for SSL 3.0. It doesn’t mean much to the daily experience, but it’s a step in the right direction.


Why Your Privacy Matters, Even If You're Not 'Doing Anything Wrong'

We’ve talked about why privacy matters in the internet age, but it’s an ongoing battle. Glenn Greenwald — one of the first reporters to write about Edward Snowden’s release of classified files — explains in this TED Talk why privacy is important, regardless of whether you do anything wrong or not.