Social Engineering and Phishing to Hijack a Cell Phone Account in Under a Minute

Schooled on Hacking – Social Engineering and Phishing

stopwatch photoThe term “hacking” did not always have negative implications. Originally, it was slang for some user hacking away at a keyboard to make it do what she or he wanted. Now we have white hats, black hats, and hacking conventions. It has turned into a perpetual white vs black game of chess. One side trying to make technology for us, the other trying to take advantage of use by using it against us. However, the most commonly used tactics fall under the category of “Social Engineering”.

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Meet The Real Robocop – The Knightscope K5

The Knightscope K5 – A Real World Robocop

Autonomous Data Machines – “Predict and Prevent Crime”

While Detroit may erect a statue of the Robocop from the movies, other locations are soon deploying Knightscope K5 robots. While the machine looks like a cross between R2D2 and a conehead, the 300-pound robot is designed to be a huge asset to law enforcement. In my opinion, it certainly looks large enough to be a deterrent. Just knowing that it is following and monitoring you would make one think twice.  It is intended to be a supplemental tool to law enforcement and not a replacement to human officers.

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Jacob Appelbaum on American Monitoring

Here I Go Again

Jacob Appelbaum
Jacob Appelbaum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Earlier today, I stated that I rarely give a video even 15 minuts. Yet I am about to post a video by Jacob Appelbaum. Jacob is an independent computer security expert and one of the key players behind the TOR Network.  He has won journalistic awards for his independent reporting and exposing our government’s behavior regarding spying on it’s own citizens.

He discusses just how bad our survellience state has become. It is worth the hour. More specifically, how nieve Americans are to think that we will not be targets. Continue reading “Jacob Appelbaum on American Monitoring”