Operating Systems for Browsing the Dark Web: Windows, Mac, or Linux?

If you are reading this, then you have obviously decided to take a trip down the rabbit hole into the dark web.Like any other...

Feds Tell Senators How They Hack iPhone

The iPhone 5C has been the heart of the contentious ongoing public spat between Apple and the FBI. This Apple product was used by gunman Syed Rizwan Farook in the terrorist attack that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California last December. FBI has cracked its way into the iPhone 5C, but the Apple-FBI saga continues as the agency spills the beans of the hack to members of Congress.

ProtonMail Adds Bitcoin in Its Payment Methods

ProtonMail is a popular anonymous email service operating from Switzerland and is known for encrypting emails by default.Emails exchanged between the users of this service...

DNSChanger Malware Used In Malvertising Campaign

DNSChanger first hit the headlines in 2007, and for the five years that followed, this malware exploit infected millions of computers and networks throughout the world subjecting them to security vulnerabilities and threats.

Section 215 Dies – Freedom Act To Take Its Place

On June 1st, the Patriot Act expired at long last. Most importantly, it took with it the infamous section 215 that has allowed the...

DoD Now Accepts Applications For “Hack the Pentagon” Program

The US Department of Defense has started accepting applications for its “Hack the Pentagon” commercial bug bounty program. According to an announcement released by the Defense Department, the goal of the Hack the Pentagon program is to identify as well as resolve vulnerabilities in security within the department’s websites through crowdsourcing.

New App Threatens Online Users’ Privacy

A new app developed by computer scientists from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute threatens online anonymity by monitoring computer web usage.
The operating systems used by hackers are mostly Linux-based although Windows and Ubuntu are still of some importance to hackers with specific needs.

The Operating Systems Real Hackers Use

Black and gray hat hackers are what most people consider professional despite the morally disputable nature of their operations. Most hackers’ skill sets are often put to use against institutions, governmental organizations or the media either for monetary gains or personal interest.

Teen Arrested for Making Anonymous Bomb Threats

An Israeli teenager is under arrest on suspicion that he used various anonymity tools to make hoax bomb threats to Jewish institutions.
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The Influence of Edward Snowden’s Revelations

Edward Snowden decided to seek asylum in Russia after the controversial leakage in the United States classified government surveillance information. Things had begun to cool down in the U.S. however, three years down the line, the revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden still have a huge impact in the current world.

Hackers Said To Donate Money To Charity

A new strain of ransomware, nicknamed CryptMix, is promising hacking victims that part of the money they send to unlock their blocked files will be donated to a kids’ charity.

A Practical Guide to the Theory and Practice of Online Privacy

Just what is privacy anyway? What is anonymity? Are they the same, or is one more desirable than the other? Are privacy and security...
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Best Anonymous Messaging Apps

With hacking attempts and NSA surveillance news hogging the internet, it’s not surprising to see the average user feel paranoid about their privacy. After...

Warning – Encrypted Messenger IronChat Compromised

A statement from police in the Netherlands that was released on Tuesday confirmed that they had managed to decrypt over a quarter of a...

Why Australian Dark Web Users Should Be Worried

Australians’ online privacy is in jeopardy as ISPs and telecom companies now have to collect and store all phone and internet activity.

Hacker Allegedly Selling 272 Million Credentials For Less Than $1

Anonymous Russian hacker going by the moniker “The Collector” is allegedly selling the 272 million credentials in the form of emails and passwords in the dark web for less than a dollar.

Hacking Group “The Shadow Brokers” Leaked More Files”

The Shadow Brokers are at it again, this time having released what they call “a Halloween special trick or treat for Amerikanskis.” This release follows their bigger, more hard-hitting leak in August this year when they availed NSA hacking tools for anyone to download
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DNS Providers That Don’t Log Queries

There is really no limit to what every individual would expect from their domain name service (DNS) provider. The pages should download fast, it...
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How to Stop Google from Recording Your Voice Searches and Increase Online Anonymity

The fact that Google gathers personal data on its users using a variety of their services is in no way recent news. It has...

Sci-Hub Has A New Feature

Sci-Hub has introduced a new feature, a Telegram Messenger app, which helps users to search for peer-reviewed academic papers. Users’ communication with the app is encrypted.

Bitcoin Creator Finally Revealed His Identity

Bitcoin is the dominant player over cryptocurrencies, allowing consumers to make electronic transactions without any fees, nor have to use commercial banks, companies, or the government as intermediaries.
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What Onion Service Operators Can Do To Mitigate DDoS Attacks

Since late last October, onion service operators have been on the receiving end of numerous DoS and DDoS attacks, both on the deep web onion service and also on the clearnet websites. The Dos and DDoS attacks have generally alternated between the deep web and the clearnet over the span of a couple of days and as things stand now, the motivation behind the attacks are anyone’s guesses.

Families Who Sheltered Edward Snowden Seeking Canada Asylum

A trio of families in Hong Kong who hosted rogue NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 are seeking asylum in Canada.

Tor – A Beginner’s Guide

Intro: If you want to browse the Deep Web, Tor, The Onion Router, is a critical first step.Without it your dreams of deep web adventures,...

Bail Denied to Alleged NSA Leaker

Alleged National Security Agency leaker Reality Winner was once again denied bail by federal judge Brian Epps after the case prosecutors cautioned that she...

How Hackers Get Rich Spreading Malware

Computer viruses and malware are spreading faster than their biological counterparts it seems. Numbers from security firms point to the fact that close to 20 million malware threats have been neutralized in the first quarter of 2016. This equates to about 27,000 in one single day.
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New Ransomware Called “GoldenEye” Targets HR Departments

It seems that cyber criminals are constantly modifying and improving the tactics they use to achieve t

Edward Snowden Wants to Protect Journalists and Sources

Former CIA employee and contractor for the United States government, Edward Snowden is reportedly working to build a hardware tool to protect journalists and whistleblowers from state surveillance and government-sponsored hackers.

WhatsApp Blockage In Brazil

On May 2, 2016, a judge from the state of Sergipe ordered all mobile carriers across Brazil to block the popular messaging service Whatsapp for 72 hours.The ban was supposedly imposed because WhatsApp did not comply with the police and provide information during an ongoing investigation.
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Some Ways to Share Files Anonymously

File sharing and anonymous peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, in particular, have always been a hot-button issue in propriety as well as open source software communities. There is a myriad of reasons why internet users might seek to share files anonymously, with the first that comes to mind being the plight of whistleblowers or political activists trying to avoid persecution.

OPM Overpays for Identity Theft Protections After 2015 Data Breach

The Office of Personal Management seems to be paying too much money for an identity theft protection program for the victims of its 2015 data breach.

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking into DoD Satellite Network

A 25-year-old British man was arrested for hacking into the United States Department of Defense system.Sean Caffrey, a resident of Sutton Coldfield in the...

Sigaint Darknet Email Service Down for Weeks

Sigaint, one of the largest darknet email providers, has been down from February 11.To date, there are no signs of the site going online...

Web Hosting Company DreamHost Targeted by DDoS Attack

In what could be named a coincidence or an organized occurrence, a new development has come to light in the aftermath of the Daily...

Behavioral Profiling – Risk To Anonymity And Privacy

Deriving information from a person from a website they visit is not something new, but making an inference from their speed of keying in...

Should Edward Snowden Be Given A Pardon?

The recently released biopic by Oliver Stone that is based on the actions of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, Edward Snowden, has inspired the campaign for his pardon. This movement aims to call on President Barack Obama to pardon the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history.

Are You Being Tracked? Use these Codes to Find Out!

There are times when you may just have a gut feeling you’re being tracked, in the sense that someone is listening to your phone...

The Shadow Brokers Dumps More Alleged Exploits

The Shadow Brokers, a rogue hacking outfit that stole data from the NSA, has released the password to a previous file dump.

Op-Ed: ZeroNet, the Dark Web & the Future of Internet Freedom

ZeroNet was created in 2015 as a genuine alternative to the internet as we see it today.It’s a technical “next step” for protecting freedom...
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Grams Darknet Search Engine Shuts Down

In 2014, a ground-breaking invention made its debut. Referred to as Grams, this was an exclusive darknet search engine designed to ease access to...

Koolova Ransomware Decrypts Files If You Read 2 Cybersecurity Articles

Ransomware is a kind of computer malware that disables users from accessing their PC or selected files in their systems until a certain amount of money is paid as “ransom.”

Loopix: A New Anonymity Network

“Loopix” is a newly developed anonymity network that can be an alternative to Tor, the popular dark web browser. The mix-based architecture of the...
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Edward Snowden Warns About Google’s Messaging App “Allo”

Google officially launched its widely anticipated messaging app, Allo, last September. The App is poised to become a major competitor of the popular WhatsApp and iMessage. However, former NSA contractor and whistleblower, Edward Snowden has informed smartphone users to avoid the app due to a number of privacy concerns.

CyberScrub: For Safe And Secure Data Deletion

Name: CyberScrub Description: CyberScrub is software used for safely and completely erasing data from your drive. It is a fact that erasing data or formatting a hard...

Secure Messaging App

TextSecure is an open-source messaging app for exchanging encrypted messages made by Open Whisper Systems. All messages send through TextSecure are end-to-end encrypted, meaning that they are encrypted before being sent and decrypted after arriving on recipient’s device. This makes it impossible for any third party to intercept sensitive data being traded.
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What is SADD.IO and How Does It Work?

On the internet, when people don’t want anyone else to know their browsing history, they use the Tor browser or subscribe to a Virtual...

Whonix or Tails?

Getting on to the dark web can be a bit of a process. You can’t just fire up Chrome, type in an address and...

PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)

Name: PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)Description:PGP or Pretty Good Privacy is software developed for the purpose of providing good, fast and accessible encryption to anyone...

How HTML5 May Bring In New Internet Security Threats

Over the past few years, there have been a lot of changes affecting the key technologies that power the internet.HTML is the dominant web...
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

OPM Data Appears To Be For Sale – Is it Legit?

Back in Mid-April, the Office of Personnel Management in the US discovered a major security breach that had caused on the leaking of data...

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