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Archive: Mar 2015

Masquerade 3: “The Great Firewall of China”

In addition to describing China’s web traffic restriction approaches, the speakers also touch upon the benefits and disadvantages of VPNs and Tor. Ryan Lackey: Then we’ve got examples of when you travel to places like China. China is a great place to visit, but they have a fairly restrictive...

Masquerade 2: The Verbose Metadata

Ryan Lackey and Marc Rogers mostly focus on network forensics here, in particular the types of metadata that can be retrieved as a result of such analysis. Ryan Lackey: So, what are the common mistakes and vulnerabilities here? These are just several examples (see right-hand image), there’s a bunch more....

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 Marc Rogers. Unfortunately, our third co-speaker The Grugq is not here, as you can tell. I...

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 these years, email still fucking sucks. Fighting spam aids tracking because that’s why...