Issue #3

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It will include 3+ helpful links, such as VPNrevie.ws' latest posts, a roundup of the news items in the privacy blogosphere, and exclusive deals & coupons I don't share elsewhere.
So, let's begin with the new posts of the week...

VPNrevie.ws latest updates

HORNET: high-speed anonymity network
HORNET: high-speed anonymity network

If you like TOR, but you think it's too sluggish to be a reliable option to counter surveillance, this innovation may speed things up. Five researchers just published a paper presenting a new network called HORNET: High-speed Onion Routing at...

Why Flash Must Die
Why Flash Must Die

Mozilla Firefox, the third most used web browser according to StatCounter, now blocks Adobe Flash by default, because of all its vulnerabilities and zero-days exploits. Among those exploits, you'll find the ones developed by the hacked Italian company Hacking Team...

ProxyHam can transmit secure WiFi up to 2.5 miles away
ProxyHam can transmit secure WiFi up to 2.5 miles away

When you try to be anonymous on the web, avoiding surveillance and spying, you do everything to hide your real IP address. Usually, if your IP address is revealed, it's easy to find you. You can try TOR, The Onion...

Avast SecureLine VPN Review
Avast SecureLine VPN Review

Avast SecureLine VPN is a VPN service made by the famous Czech antivirus company avast! While avast! is well-known for their free antivirus, their VPN service is paid at $59.99 a year for the PC version. You can also...

From around the web

Massive Steam security flaw left accounts wide open
Massive Steam security flaw left accounts wide open

Over the weekend a major flaw in Steam’s account login process was discovered that allowed users to reset any account knowing only the target’s email address. Exploiting the security hole…

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after a Jeep was remotely hacked
Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after a Jeep was remotely hacked

On Tuesday, we were terrified by Wired’s report on car hacking, in which a Jeep Grand Cherokee was remotely controlled and then stalled by security hackers miles away. It looks…

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED
Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED

I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.

Hacking Team Leak Shows How Secretive Zero-Day Exploit Sales Work | WIRED
Hacking Team Leak Shows How Secretive Zero-Day Exploit Sales Work | WIRED

It was not easy for Hacking Team to buy zero-day exploits to sell to governments.

Hack Brief: Attackers Spill User Data From Cheating Site Ashley Madison | WIRED
Hack Brief: Attackers Spill User Data From Cheating Site Ashley Madison | WIRED

Hackers could expose the data of millions of people seeking extramarital affairs on a popular cheating site.

Advanced spyware for Android now available to script kiddies everywhere | Ars Technica
Advanced spyware for Android now available to script kiddies everywhere | Ars Technica

Hacking Team code is the most professionally developed Android malware ever exposed.

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