Items tagged with Firewall

A group of researchers from the University of Michigan and Microsoft Research released a paper titled An Untold Story of Middleboxes in Cellular Networks in which they reveal why and how cellular service is both sub-optimal and insecure. How did they do it? They developed a tool called NetPiculet, which uses intelligent measurement to probe middlebox policies in cellular networks, focusing on firewalls and NAT boxes, and released it into the wild in the form of an Android app. In addition to earning 50 points for coming up with a creative and effective way of gathering data from geographically... Read more...
Here's something that Chinese users will agree the Kindle does better than the iPad: scale the "Great Firewall of China." Sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which are blocked by Chinese authorities, can be accessed by the Kindle's Internet browsing functionality. The Kindle is only available in China's grey markets, however. A seller in Beijing told the South China Morning Post he has been slipping Kindles into China a few at a time, and that he has sold 300 in the past month. AFP reported that bloggers are recommending the device for its ability to get around the censors. One blogger said, "I... Read more...
If you're on the Internet, you must be aware of identity theft. Hardly a day goes by without news of another version of a phishing scam designed to coax the unwary into offering up their precious personal information, never mind the more complex and insidious malware approaches to theft.  So information gathered for a study at Utica College of identity theft is a little surprising to us paranoid internauts: The Internet is not necessarily the preferred method for stealing your information. "Analysis of the methods employed by the offenders showed that Internet and/or other technological devices... Read more...