Friday, 20 July 2012

Cyberwar & Encryption

This first article from last week about several hacking, Phandroid forums, Nvidia and Yahoo.

Yahoo mostly stood out from the others for 1 reason. Yahoo stored their passwords in plain text - its 2012! Have we learnt nothing about password encryption? An idea proposed by blogger Brian Krebs about naming and shaming companies that fail to practise proper encryption on passwords stored in databases.

The second article I read is mostly is about cyber warfare, with the likes of Stuxnet and Flame, and we all have seen the news that Obama and his trained monkeys are behind them both.

There have been several article across a few different sites that suggest an opinion that these attacks will come back to haunt the US and put the US people in danger - guess it's coming true.

With this article posted by the BBC News say Obama is warning the US people of future cyber attacks. Saw that coming a mile off.

Way to go Obama, you've endangered millions of people by attacking Iran. Its not likely Iran will retaliate right? Hey Obama, guess what? Big mistake.

This is just my opinion, so don't take my word for it, but in the bigger picture, this kinda helps Obama in the upcoming elections, people don't want to change leader in time of "war" but honestly we need to get rid Obama, he's not doing any good for US and only out for his own good.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Adding TOR Into Chrome

On this independence day, here is a quick tutorial on how to add TOR into Google Chrome.

TOR will allow you browse the internet privately & anonymously.

For this to work, you will need the Tor Browser bundle installed, you can find that here

Download and install, save the folder it extracts to somewhere you can access easily like the Desktop.

You will also need Proxy Switchy addon for Chrome, which you can find here

Once both are installed, make sure you are connected to the TOR network.

Once you are, open the Proxy Switchy options (should automatically open once the addon is installed). Make the profile name TOR like you see in the image below.

Make sure you are set to manual configuration, set your HTTP Proxy to and the port to 8118 & tick the box that says Use the same proxy server for all protocols and press Save.

Now jump over to the General tab, tick the box to activate Quick Switch. Next, Binary Switch will already be ticked, but both drop down boxes below will be set to [Direction Connection]

Set Profile 2 to your TOR profile & press Save.

Now in Chrome, you can switch between normal browsing, or browsing under TOR using the addons button in your top right.

Independence Day!

Even though I'm not American - Happy Independence Day to all US people.

Now that's out of the way, just a quick blog post to celebrate the victory over ACTA.

Today the European Parliament ruled ACTA out and democracy in following all the protests on ACTA running up till today.

ACTA as a bill is far too vague and would put freedom of information on the internet at risk.

More on the whole story here