Background A security company reverse engineered Snapchat’s android client and found all the api endpoints (source). Bigger issue: The published proof of concept of using “find friends” feature to find whether a phone number is registered on Snapchat or not, […]
A lot of work is happening in academia and industry on tools to perform dynamic analysis, static analysis, and reverse engineering of android apps. An updated list of the tools can be seen at https://github.com/ashishb/android-security-awesome.
Just completed reading “The Tangled web: A guide to securing modern applications” by Michael Zalewski. The book is surprisingly small given the amount of information it covers about the interaction of web browsers, websites, and client-side web technologies. The book […]
Came across a few interesting posts like this on my wall today.
If you are looking for how to avoid or recover: read this one instead. In the past few weeks, a lot of Facebook users have received the following (or similar) messages posted by their friends Hi Friends see Face-book images […]
The post is written in honor of Sh. Hari Prasad, the winner of EFF Pioneer Award 2010
This article illustrates some examples of how the Indian government deals with (Information) Technology. Some of these projects are unheard of while some generated unnecessary hype.
CERT-In is a low-profile (Indian) government organization. The Government of India established the Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT-IN”) to ensure Internet security. Many institutions, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, courts, the intelligence services, the police, and the National Human […]
If you have visited a HTTPS site and got an error message which you do not understand, then this article is for you. Here I cover the common errors encountered while browsing HTTPS sites.
So, today morning I received an email saying I received an Orkut scrap from a friend with contents “Bom Sabado”. Within a minute, I received the same scrap from another friend. Now getting the feeling that this must be some […]