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  • Newly disclosed Logjam bug might be how the NSA broke VPNs


    Another vulnerability courtesy of 1990s-era US export restrictions on cryptography has been discovered, and researchers believe it might be how the NSA managed to regularly break their targets' encrypted connections.

  • South Korean minors to be monitored via smartphone spying apps


    The Korea Communications Commission, South Korea's media regulation agency modeled after US' FCC, has made it mandatory for telecoms and parents to install a monitoring app on smartphones used by anyone aged 18 years or under, AP reports.

  • New UK law says GCHQ agents cannot be prosecuted for hacking


    In a job posting published last week, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) - the UK version of US' National Security Agency - openly announced its intention to recruit "committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the UK safe." "This is the first time that GCHQ has openly recruited for Computer Network Operations Specialists (CNOS).

  • US House of Representatives votes to stop NSA's bulk data collection


    The highly debated USA FREEDOM Act, a bill whose purpose is "to rein in the dragnet collection of data by the NSA and other government agencies, increase transparency of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), provide businesses the ability to release information regarding FISA requests, and create an independent constitutional advocate to argue cases before the FISC," has been backed by the US House of Representatives.

  • Court declares NSA's domestic phone metadata collection program illegal


    It took nearly two years, but three judges of a federal appeals court in New York have unanimously ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata associated with phone calls made by and to Americans, performed by the National Security Agency, should not have been approved based on section 215 of the Patriot Act, i.e.


VPN protocol flaw allows attackers to discover users' true IP address

The team running the Perfect Privacy VPN service has discovered a serious vulnerability that affects all VPN providers that offer port forwarding, and which can be exploited to reveal the real IP address of users.

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