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A Former Anonymous Hacker’s Search for Redemption

After cooperating with the government, Hector Monsegur avoided a lengthy prison sentence. Today, he leads a successful cybersecurity… Continue reading on Bloomberg » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and […]

As we build the digital ID systems of the future, where does privacy fit in?

The ID Question: Episode 2 India’s Aadhaar could be a blueprint for identity systems in the 21st century, but there’s a difference between what institutions want and what individuals need In episode one of The ID Question, we looked at India’s Aadhaar system and what happens when a single ID is […]

Your Private Browsing Isn’t as Incognito as You Want It to Be

Your computer can store clues Continue reading on Popular Science » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and IoT. http://copypasteprogrammers.comPlease follow and like us:0

A Guide To The New Field Of Software Politics

2016 was the year it became impossible to ignore the power software exerts on society. Today, in 2018, we can start to identify the… Continue reading on Fast Company » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. […]

How I hacked Tinder accounts using Facebook’s Account Kit and earned $6,250 in bounties

This is being published with the permission of Facebook under the responsible disclosure policy. The vulnerabilities mentioned in this blog post were plugged quickly by the engineering teams of Facebook and Tinder. This post is about an account takeover vulnerability I discovered in Tinder’s application. By exploiting this, an attacker could […]

I figured out a way to hack any of Facebook’s 2 billion accounts, and they paid me a $15,000 bounty…

I figured out a way to hack any of Facebook’s 2 billion accounts, and they paid me a $15,000 bounty for it I am publishing this with the permission of Facebook under the responsible disclosure policy. They have fixed this vulnerability. This post is about a simple vulnerability I discovered on […]

One of my Old Passwords Was Hacked on 6 Different Sites and I Had no Clue— Here’s How to Quickly…

One of my Old Passwords Was Hacked on 6 Different Sites and I Had no Clue— Here’s How to Quickly Check Yours and Protect Yourself. Don’t Ever Have a Single Point of Failure Passwords suck. Before 2-factor authentication and email login verification, passwords used to be the only line of defense […]

A Place for Secrets

TL;DR: The ability to program 3D objects and rooms in mixed reality will usher in a golden age for encryption, from “mixed-medium” algorithms to stacked-authentication schemes. Mixed reality will allow quantum proof data sharing with both forward and backward secrecy, and this will mitigate many of the negative effects of […]

Classified: The Art of Restricting Personal Data

Rethinking personal information to achieve security and privacy It’s time we had frank conversation about who gets access to you. Photo: Pexels All of us are frequently and routinely asked to provide our personal information to other people, organizations, and websites. Some of these requests arise from important or critical occasions in […]

How Much Are You Worth in the Online Data Economy?

Social networks, credit agencies, and criminals all put a price on our data, but do we realize how pervasive the system is? You get nothing for nothing. If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer — you’re the product being sold. Such warnings have echoed over the centuries. From the folksy French […]