Tag Archives: defense

  • [On the security and privacy of] messaging tools

    Posted on December 8, 2014 by g.a. in Articles, Guides.

    Messaging, either using your computer or smartphone is becoming a big deal lately in terms of security and privacy. Whether you are discussing with a friend for this cool queer movie you saw, or for details about a demonstration you are organizing, you might want to do this without making it really easy for organizations […]

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  • Photos, privacy and the weird EXIF data

    Posted on November 29, 2014 by g.a. in Articles, Tips.

    Did you know that whenever you take a (digital) photo your camera usually saves (in the photo) a bunch of additional private (meta-)data? Most of this can be usually found in the properties of the respective file. An example is show bellow:   This is called EXIF (i.e., Exchangeable image file format; also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format), […]

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  • Get out of my network!

    Posted on November 23, 2013 by g.a. in Articles, Guides.

    In this “guide” I will try to explain how an attacker can gain access to your Wireless Network, and suggest ways you can protect yourself. Firstly, I will not talk here about whether sharing your internet connection with your neighbors, or whoever passes by, is a good idea or not. This would be indeed an […]

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  • Reducing your beloved SPAM

    Posted on November 19, 2013 by g.a. in Articles, Tips.

    One of reason for the spam you get, are all these websites that, for no particular reason, require a registration – and thus your email. It could be a random forum where you are searching for something or whatever that “offers” “free” registration. There are two plus one ways you can avoid this: Well, firstly […]

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  • Please, no more porn adds!

    Posted on November 18, 2013 by g.a. in Articles, Tips.

    The scenario is pretty common. I am searching for something (torrent or whatever) and I end up in a website where a gazillion of photos of naked women pop up. Except from the obvious (offensive content), in many cases these adds could also harm your computer in a multitude of ways. Well, no thanks! So […]

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