SCAM – Facebook låter användare se sina profilbesök

SCAM – Facebook låter användare se sina profilbesök

Den senaste veckan har flera av mina Facebook vänner publicerat inlägg som liknar dessa två exempel. Två varianter av dessa inlägg har jag sett hittills som har följande texter, för att locka folk att klicka: Facebook låter användarna se sina profilbesök Facebook låter användarna se vem som besöker deras profil Inläggen publiceras tillsammans med taggar på ditt namn (för att väcka uppmärksamhet). Samtidigt kommenteras inlägget direkt av publiceraren själv med följande text:“Hahah alla dessa besök på min profil … Här…

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Malicious site filters on DNS in 2020

Malicious site filters on DNS in 2020

In spring 2019 I published the article about how good public DNS services are in blocking malware & phishing links.  Now, one year later, one more DNS provider has released a “Malware blocking” DNS service. Cloudflare released on the 1st of April 2020 “Cloudflare families“. Their service is divided into two different filtering options. One for blocking malware, and one for blocking malware and adult content. I’m looking at the malware blocking DNS only, to compare it against other public…

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VPN egress points used in 2020

VPN egress points used in 2020

About two years ago I did my first investigation in mapping different VPN providers internet egress points. Now at the start of 2020, and with more VPN providers existing on the market, I was interested to know how the precious picture has been changed. The mapping has been done by selecting some of the existing VPN providers and connecting several times to the selected countries with their service or by evaluating the providers VPN config files and mapping their servers…

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How to choose a VPN provider

How to choose a VPN provider

Introduction The VPN market is crowded with a large number of different VPN providers. Some of them you might never have heard of before, while others invest heavily in advertisement on social media, TV and other media. Not to forget that VPN providers are using attractive affiliate programs, to get bloggers and YouTuber’s to recommend their service instead of others. Those affiliate programs have unfortunately destroyed the option for readers to find an trustworthy VPN review article on the internet….

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The 5 / 9 / 14 eyes misleading VPN argument

The 5 / 9 / 14 eyes misleading VPN argument

Introduction The VPN provider market is a jungle of operators competing for customers, using many marketing arguments. One of the most bizarre argument used is the so called 5 / 9 / 14 eyes issue. The argument here is about “no-logging” as a countermeasure to the “surveillance threat” inside those 5 / 9 / 14 eyes countries, ending with the argument that the location outside those “eyes” countries makes the place perfect for a VPN provider. In this article, I…

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How good are public DNS providers in blocking malware & phishing?

How good are public DNS providers in blocking malware & phishing?

Introduction During the last years the market of public DNS server providers has been increased a lot. Google DNS is one of the most known alternative DNS server providers and has been available since 2009.Many DNS providers on the market are only offering an alternative DNS server. Others also add protection against malware and other online threats. Those protections are mainly done in two ways: 1) A malicious domain name is resolved with “NXDOMAIN” telling the requested system that the…

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The trustworthy of VPN review sites and how affiliate programs affects their opinion

The trustworthy of VPN review sites and how affiliate programs affects their opinion

Over the last years, there have been appearing more and more VPN review sites on the internet. Many of them are in the top search results when searching for “VPN Review” on Google. When browsing through them and their results I’m wondering why their top 5 results were often the same. Looking deeper into this, I saw that many of those VPN review sites are using affiliate links, connected to the “reviewed VPN providers”. How does it come that we…

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Bluff SMS från ICA slutar i månadsprenumeration

Bluff SMS från ICA slutar i månadsprenumeration

Dags för nya bluff SMS, den här gången från ICA. Det hela liknar flera olika exempel som ni ser i länkarna i slutet av artikeln.Följer man länken i SMS’et så hamnar man på följande hemsida. Man betalar “bara” 9 SEK för att vinna ett 250 kr ICA presentkort. Längre ner på samma sida visas följande text. Alla användare deltar i en tävling om den aktuella produkten. Om du vinner kommer du att kontaktas direkt via e-post. Detta specialerbjudande har en…

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Swedish ISP is shutting down it’s unsecure e-mail service

Swedish ISP is shutting down it’s unsecure e-mail service

In August 2018, I wrote about the Swedish ISP C-Sam ignoring general IT Security. At the time of publishing I informed the ISP via email. I never receive any response from them. Email service is shutting down Today the friend who is customer at that ISP informed me that he received information from it’s ISP about a shutdown of their email service. The providers set up an information page for customers. With the future, new security requirements will come Since…

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Falska SMS från Postnord slutar i månadsprenumeration

Falska SMS från Postnord slutar i månadsprenumeration

Backgrund SVT Nyheter rapporterade här om dagen att falska SMS skickades till person i Sverige. SMS’et ser ut som nedan. Länken leder till? Klickar man på länken som hamnar man på en hemsida som försöker vara något något PostNord liknande.Länken i det här fallet leder till sidan www(.)postnord-sverige(.).com . Ett falskt kollinummer är redan ifylld. Klickar man på “Sök försändelse” så utökas sidan med följande information. När vi klickar på “Betala frakt” så skickas man vidare till en hemsida där…

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