1. d3athf1sh

    Microsoft workers listening in on cortana/skype calls.

    https://betanews.com/2019/08/09/microsoft-workers-listen-to-skype-cortana/ Found this a little unsettling. but what do we expect at this point amazon, apple, and google all do the same thing.
  2. cageymaru

    China Uses Facial Recognition to Crackdown on Illegal Subletting in Public Housing

    China has devised a facial-recognition smart lock that allows the government to crackdown on illegal subletting in public housing. Like most countries, China has limited space and resources to dedicate to public housing for older and poor citizens. In many instances, these tenants are illegally...
  3. cageymaru

    Chinese Mobile Phones Record User Activity

    Chinese phones have been the subject of security issues and as we previously reported; some companies have even been banned from contracts in the USA. Until now it has all been speculation on how and when do these devices spy on their users. Chinese users are reporting that their phones will...
  4. FrgMstr

    Rooms at Marriott Complete with Spying Devices

    I know all HardOCP readers will be excited to find out that when you stay at a Marriott hotel in the near future, you can look forward to an always-on Alexa device in your room listening for your every need, the recording all your activities and sharing it will hotel employees for their...
  5. R

    Cyberstalking is More Effective With Venmo

    Mobile peer-to-peer payment app Venmo is great for splitting a dinner bill or giving a friend gas money, but according to a report from MarketWatch, it's also great at helping you spy on people! In Venmo, transactions are public by default, so while the amount of the transfer is hidden, your...
  6. R

    Security Flaw Can Turn Smart Cameras Into Spying Tools

    In a report from SecureList, Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT researchers decided to check how secure a popular smart cameras are. The testers looked at cameras from Hanwha Techwin, and found what they call "severe" security flaws. The team found nearly 2,000 cameras on the internet with a public IP...
  7. DooKey

    Massive US military Social Media Spying Archive Left Wide Open in AWS S3 Buckets

    Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing "dozens of terabytes" of social media posts and similar pages - all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest. When it rains it pours on...
  8. R

    Facebook is Spying On Your Phone Habits To Figure Out What Ideas To Steal Next

    Facebook has a clever way to figure out what apps to build next. The social network reportedly has an internal system that tracks up-and-coming apps to decide what ideas to copy from smaller startups and companies, according to a report in the WSJ. Using technology from Onavo, an Israeli startup...
  9. FrgMstr


    The FBI wants you to know that all sorts of new kids toys have the ability to leak what might very well be sensitive information about your kids online. Just ask Alexa or Google Home. The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive...
  10. FrgMstr

    Russia Says All Your Encryption Base are Belong to Us

    Nothing to see here, move along. Oh wait just a friggin minute, this is worth hearing about. The Russian government are requiring Internet service providers to give backdoors in order for the government to collect encryption keys.