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Masquerade: How a helpful man-in-the-middle can help you evade monitoring

Presenting at DEF CON, Ryan Lackey and Marc Rogers, security researchers at CloudFlare, highlight various methods and helpful tools to avoid OPSEC failures. Ryan Lackey: Hello everyone! I’m Ryan Lackey, and this is...

Don’t Fuck It Up 7: Secure Messaging

Staying on the safe side with things like commercial webmail, Skype and online chats is what Zoz talks about in the closing part of his DEF CON presentation. Let’s go to messaging (see right-hand image). After all...

Don’t Fuck It Up 6: OPSEC with Phones

Zoz underscores the immense amount of personally identifiable data that cell phones can leak and provides recommendations on using burner phones securely. Let’s move to phones. What does that little Benedict Arnold...

Don’t Fuck It Up 5: The Silk Road and Dread Pirate Roberts Story

Zoz contemplates on the potential weak links of using Tor hidden services, making some assumptions about OPSEC fails by the infamous Dread Pirate Roberts. Here’s some more good news: the big list and the small list....

Don’t Fuck It Up 4: Use Tor the Right Way

Zoz has got some great points on the ways of using Tor securely, providing real-world fail examples and underscoring that Tor is not really for encryption. Let’s go multi-hop. Don’t fuck it up when you use Tor....

Don’t Fuck It Up 3: The Ins and Outs of VPNs

This part provides the analysis of whether using VPN services prevents traffic interception and gets a user on some kind of a potential suspects list. So, here’s the first tool, VPNs (see left-hand image). You are...

Don’t Fuck It Up 2: The 7 Deadly Sins

The things that Zoz focuses on in this part are the notions of tradecraft and OPSEC as well as the 7 critical don’ts that can get you busted unless followed. People who were trained to do sketchy shit and not fuck it...

Presentation by Zoz – Don’t Fuck It Up!

Technology and security enthusiast Andew ‘Zoz’ Brooks delivers a fascinating DEF CON presentation about proper OPSEC and other guidelines to stay safe online. I didn’t know that disobedience was going to...
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