Think you're safe from spies because you're using Tails, the same Linux distribution that Edward Snowden uses to remain anonymous?
Unfortunately, you'll still have to be on your guard. Security firm Exodus Intelligence has revealed that the latest version of the OS, 1.1, is vulnerable to attacks that could be used to unmask your identity. The researchers say they won't publish details of the exploit until there's a patch, but the Tails team will have to wait up to a week before it gets a report it can use to whip up an emergency fix.
Just as civil liberties groups challenge the legality of the UK intelligence agency’s mass surveillance programs, a catalog of exploit tools for monitoring and manipulation is leaked online.
We already knew that the dragnet style of data collection employed by the NSA resulted in a huge level of collateral damage. As revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden the agency had been intercepting huge amounts of web traffic -- often with the assistance of web firms -- on an almost unbelievable scale.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing the National Security Agency (NSA) over government disclosure of security flaws that have been uncovered by the intelligence community.
If you’re worried about the NSA listening in on your smartphone, Silent Circle’s “Blackphone” may be the last best hope.
First announced in January, the Android-based phone goes on sale before the start of July for $629, according to NBC News.