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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #240 on: May 26, 2015, 11:18:36 PM »
Certificate pinning is done in firefox by Certificate Patrol add-on: http://patrol.psyced.org/
Read here for background info: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/16293/how-can-end-users-detect-malicious-attempts-at-ssl-spoofing-when-the-network-alr
Test: https://www.networking4all.com/en/support/tools/csr+check/
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In Google Chrome: Accessing Certificates Via Address Bar
You can also view an SSL certificate directly from the address bar. Click on the padlock icon to the right of the website's address and then click the "View Certificate" link. The Certificate dialog box will open. Information about the SSL certificate appears immediately. Click the "Details" tab to view specific details, including encryption method, serial number and if the certificate is valid and then click "OK" to close the Certificate dialog box.
Quoted Info credits go to Nick Davies.

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #241 on: May 27, 2015, 01:01:23 AM »
Passed the Qualys Browser check for my pre-release version of Google Chrome browser;D

Installed Version: 43.0.2357.81
Stable Version: 42.0.2311.152
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Congratulations! You passed Qualys BrowserCheck.
We recommend you scan your browser regularly to stay up to date with the latest versions and plugins.

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P.S. The logjam vulnerability will be patched with version 45.
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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #242 on: May 29, 2015, 01:01:05 PM »
Cybersecurity Tool Domain Tracker by Xen0ph0n. : http://www.dtrackr.com/

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #243 on: May 31, 2015, 11:52:37 AM »
Check whether your router is secure: https://campaigns.f-secure.com/router-checker/

No issues were found

All is well. Have a nice day!

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #244 on: May 31, 2015, 02:40:00 PM »
Check whether your router is secure: https://campaigns.f-secure.com/router-checker/

No issues were found

All is well. Have a nice day!

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #245 on: May 31, 2015, 02:47:32 PM »
The home computer with Avast on it is at home, gonna compare it when back home. ;D

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #246 on: May 31, 2015, 06:25:07 PM »
The home computer with Avast on it is at home, gonna compare it when back home. ;D

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #247 on: May 31, 2015, 06:29:18 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Have to convince the neighbours here to install avast then,
but I have avast  always on my smartphone.

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #248 on: May 31, 2015, 06:33:30 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Have to convince the neighbours here to install avast then,
but I have avast  always on my smartphone.

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Since I have no problem convincing total stranger to do that on a regular basis, persuading a neighbor shouldn't be a problem for you. :)
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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #249 on: June 12, 2015, 05:33:56 PM »
L.S.

What browser extensions are violating your privacy by selling de-anonymized and geo-location rich user info to third parties.
Aggregated info with anonymized non-reconstructable user info and without reconstructable geo-location info is not considered a violation as such as you agreed to it by installing a free extension. Test with Extension Defender or through the Avast Privacy Module.
Reads also https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-45-released  as Disconnect Search add-on was accused of such alleged abuse?

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #250 on: June 13, 2015, 07:48:54 PM »
Code to permanently block Admob ads
Code: [Select]
(eg, inside a "if" block)

(LinearLayout) adscontainer = (LinearLayout) findViewById(R.id.adsContainer);

View admobAds = (View) findViewById(R.id.admobAds);

adscontainer.removeView(admobAds);
private void hideAd() {
    final AdView adLayout = (AdView) findViewById(R.id.adView1);
    runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
        @Override
        public void run() {
            adLayout.setEnabled(false);
            adLayout.setVisibility(View.GONE);
        }
    });
}
credits go to Quartertone & Chris Dryden

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #251 on: June 15, 2015, 12:26:46 PM »
Will https be securing access to wikimedia? Re: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/06/12/securing-wikimedia-sites-with-https/
Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_Wikipedia
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To perform the 'Website Test behind the Great Firewall of China', the monitoring agent resolves the domain name from selected location in China, connects to the test website and downloads the complete HTML content. The test results display DNS lookup time, time to connect, time to download the first byte and time to download the complete HTML of the tested web site. The total response time shows how long it takes for your website to download.
-> http://www.websitepulse.com/help/testtools.china-test.html
Tested From:   Shanghai, China
Tested At:   2015-06-15
10:24:51 (GMT +00:00)
URL Tested:   https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/06/12/securing-wikimedia-sites-with-https/
Resolved As:   192.0.79.33
Status:   OK
Response Time:   22.845 sec
DNS:   14.009 sec
Connect:   1.085 sec
Redirect:   0.000 sec
First Byte:   2.629 sec
Last Byte:   5.122 sec
Size:   52685 bytes

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #252 on: June 16, 2015, 12:00:26 PM »
Avast's latest real world test results: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

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Re: Tests and other Media topics
« Reply #253 on: June 17, 2015, 06:31:37 PM »
Patch logjam vulnerability in Google Chrome with SSL Locker: https://ssllocker.com/download.html

First download the latest version Chrome or update to at least Chrome ver 41
When using the latest Chrome and ChromeLocker Poodle, FREAK, Bar Mitzvah, Logjam
and other MiTM vulnerabilities are mitigated.

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« Last Edit: June 21, 2015, 06:17:48 PM by polonus »
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