The idea of this article came from a colleague of mine. He wrote a first version of the script described below. I found it very useful and asked his permission to re-use it and to write this blog article. Thanks to him! In the mean time, during my researches, I
Honeymail: Track Who’s Leaking Your E-mail Addresses
“E-mail”… What a wonderful online service! When I first connected to the Internet around 1994 (I’m feeling old writing this!), I was so exited to receive my first e-mail! Today, I’m very happy when I received less than 50 e-mails per day! E-mail has been, for years, associated with spam.
Who’s Playing with my Data?
My privacy, your privacy are key requirements in our (online) life! Nobody enjoys seeing personal data used by unauthorized people. Let me tell you a story that happened to me today. I visited the website of a well-known vendor to grab some information about its products. When you’d like to
Your Car Knows a Lot About You!
I got a new company car. W00t! After the basic welcome-tour of the different options, I went deeper and reviewed the on-board computer configuration options. Today, modern cars integrate multimedia interfaces to manage information from several sources: GPS coordinates (past as well as present) Phone books synchronized from phones over
Should Dropbox & Co be Killed?
I’m a big fan of the Dropbox application for a while. Dropbox helps you to synchronize your files within a personal deposit located in the cloud. If you have multiple Dropbox clients configured, your files will be instantly synchronized between all your devices when they come online. I use it
Exchanging Files Safely with File Sharing Services
Back in December 2010. During the OWASP Benelux Day, Nick Nikiforakis presented an ongoing study about the privacy of file sharing services. Big players are services like rapidshare.com or megaupload.com. The principle is very simple: you upload your files to a virtual storage space in the cloud and you get
Keep Big Brother away from Your Privacy!
Tomorrow, Friday 28th (or today depending on your timezone) is the Data Privacy Day. Today’s technologies make our day so funny. Could you imagine going back to the eighties and live without Internet, mobile phones, GPS, social networks, credit cards? Funny but so easy to divert and abuse. All services
Increase your Surf Privacy with IPFuck
The debate is ongoing for a while and has partisans on both sides: Can an IP address be considered as private data? Europe said yes and the “fight” between privacy protectors and authorities is still present. Having your IP address considered as private from a legal point of view or
Bad Example of Data Management
There is an ongoing communication campaign for a big interim company on the Belgian radio stations. The message they are broadcasting is: “Do not rely on your company physical assets but more on people“. And they are right! People are the most important value of a company. Even if you,
Strong Passwords for Dummies?
User authentication… If there is a long and never ending story, it is definitively this one! All of us have plenty of passwords to write on post-its keep in mind. They are several ways to increase the user authentication safety. By forcing very difficult passwords and learn them, by using