PinMe: tracking a smartphone with localization services turned off

Arsalan Mosenia, Xiaoliang Dai, Prateek Mittal and Niraj Jha, in paper recently published, describe a new user-location mechanism that exploits non-sensory/sensory data stored on the smartphone to estimate the user’s location when all location services are turned off. The technique, tested on iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and Galaxy S4, is dubbed “PinMe“.

Determine age, region, source of leaked credentials using RadioCarbon

RadioCarbon is an interesting tool developed by Florian Roth, focused on checking age and origin of a credential leak: Typically you get leaked credentials in form of list of email addresses or user names, cleartext passwords or password hashes, and you have no idea how relevant they are and who to inform about the leak:…

Things to watch: NOTHING TO HIDE – The documentary about surveillance and you

NOTHING TO HIDE  is an independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the “I have nothing to hide” argument. The documentary is written, produced and directed by two journalists living in Berlin, Marc Meillassoux and Mihaela Gladovic that launched this project in response to what they think is the…