Swedish authorities have raided and shut down one of the world's oldest and certainly its most infamous torrent site, The Pirate Bay, seizing several servers and computers, according to the file-sharing news blog Torrent Freak as well as multiple reports from within the country.
Blackphone handsets can download and install a major software update today – ahead of the opening of an online store for privacy-focused apps for the mobes.
The Blackphone runs its own hardened version of Android, dubbed PrivatOS, on custom hardware. It allows owners to make and send encrypted calls and texts, among other security features.
Security firm Kaspersky Labs reports that a new sample of the Destover malware—the malware family used in the recent attack on the networks of Sony Pictures—has been found bearing a valid digital signature that could help it sneak past security screening on some Windows systems. And that digital signature is courtesy of a certificate stolen from Sony Pictures.
Sony Pictures is in full-blown damage-control mode and has called an all-hands meeting following another huge leak of sensitive, confidential info. The new trove of data released by the so-called GOP (Guardians of Peace) includes more private employee info, actor phone numbers and traveling aliases, legal claims against Sony Pictures, film budgets, scripts and more. As pointed out by the WSJ, it also includes private info of some 40,000 Sony Pictures ex-employees like home addresses, previous salaries and social security numbers.
MAC address filtering allows you to define a list of devices and only allow those devices on your Wi-Fi network. That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, this protection is tedious to set up and easy to breach.
This is one of the Wi-Fi router features that will give you a false sense of security. Just using WPA2 encryption is enough. Some people like using MAC address filtering, but it’s not a security feature.