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According to research recently posted to reddit here, a new security vulnerability has been uncovered that is affecting both Windows firefox and chrome web browsers. This new IP check method allows websites to determine a web user’s actual ISP issued IP address, even when using a VPN. This is accomplished by running a WebRTC JavaScript code within the visitor’s web browser and can be executed behind the scenes without the user’s prior knowledge. Android, Linux and Max OSx versions of these web browsers do not appear affected at this time.

While developments like this can appear frightening, the good news is there is a simple fix. The real problem here however is not the fix, but rather the fact that many users will go about their day to day activities without knowledge of this flaw. It is important that you take a few minutes to make sure your system is patched.

More information on what this does is available from the researcher’s github page:

Firefox and Chrome have implemented WebRTC that allow requests to STUN servers be made that will return the local and public IP addresses for the user. These request results are available to javascript, so you can now obtain a users local and public IP addresses in javascript. This demo is an example implementation of that.

Additionally, these STUN requests are made outside of the normal XMLHttpRequest procedure, so they are not visible in the developer console or able to be blocked by plugins such as AdBlockPlus or Ghostery. This makes these types of requests available for online tracking if an advertiser sets up a STUN server with a wildcard domain.”

How to fix the WebRTC Security Hole

In Chrome browser there is now a free extension available that will patch this problem directly. You can install this add-on from the Chrome Store here.

In Firefox, there are a few more steps to patch the problem. First, type “about:config” directly into the URL bar and hit enter. Then search for “media.peerconnection.enabled” and double click this option to set it to false.

Lockdown your Network with a VPN Router

Those who are accessing the VPN by means of a VPN router are not affected by this vulnerability, however we do suggest fixing your browsers as a precaution. A VPN router runs the private tunnel directly and broadcasts the VPN via wifi so devices can connect to the network like they normally would. This leaves zero chance that a rogue script will be able to bypass the software VPN and find your ISP issued IP address because the VPN is in fact running on your router. TorGuard’s VPN router store sells a variety of high speed VPN routers that are capable of securing any network without sacrificing privacy or performance.

Is GDP Wildly Underestimating GDP? – Seeking Alpha (registration)

By Steve Roth

The markets have been showing a rather particular schizophrenia over the last dozen or so years — but not, perhaps, the one you may be thinking of. This schizo-disconnect is between the goods markets and the asset markets, and their valuations of U.S. production.

In short, the existing-asset markets think we’re producing and saving far more than we see being sold and accumulated in the newly-produced-goods markets. Take a look:

(click to enlarge)

(See here for some ways to think about these measures. The spreadsheet cumulating saving is here. You can find all the data series on Fred here.)

A huge gap has emerged between what we’ve saved and what we’re worth.

Household Net Worth is the asset markets’ best estimate of what all our privately-held real assets are worth. It’s our best or perhaps only proxy for that value. (Household net worth includes all firms’ net worth, since households are firms’ ultimate shareholders. Firms, by contrast, don’t own households. Yet.) This is not just about assets like drill presses and buildings, but also skills, techniques, knowledge, organizational systems, etc. — all the tangible and intangible stuff that allows us to produce more stuff in the future. Household Net Worth at least provides us with an index of the change in that total value, as estimated by the asset markets.

As we increase our stock of real assets (“save,” by producing more than we consume), household net worth (wealth, or claims on those real assets) increases. The valuation jumps up and down as asset markets re-evaluate what all those real assets are worth — how much output and income they’ll produce in the future — but the two measures generally (should) move together.

Except: Since about ’98, and especially since ’02, that hasn’t been true. And no: zooming in on earlier periods doesn’t reveal the kind of anomaly we’ve seen since 2002.

There are two oddities here:

First, the flattening of cumulative savings: this measure was increasing exponentially for decades. Then it slowed significantly starting in the late 90s, and has gone flat to negative since The Great Whatever.

Second, the continued exponential growth of household net worth, and the resulting divergence of the two measures.

But bottom line: Net Worth and the cumulative stock of savings used to move pretty much together. They don’t anymore. What in the heck is going on?

There are three possibilities:

The asset markets are wrong. They’re wildly overestimating the value of our existing stock of real assets, and the output/income they’ll deliver in the future. See: “Irrational exuberance.”

The goods markets are wrong. The market for newly-produced goods and services is setting the prices for newly produced goods below the production’s actual value.

GDP is wrong. We’re producing something that’s not being measured by the BEA methods (tallying up what people spend on produced goods). There’s production the GDP methods can’t see in sales, so it doesn’t show up in saving (production minus consumption). But the asset markets can see it (or…sense it), and they deliver it to households in later periods, through the mechanism of market asset revaluation/capital gains.

Techno-optimists will like this last one. You’ve heard it before: The BEA has no sales-based method for estimating the produced value of free digital goods like Wikipedia, or the utility people derive from using them. They’re not purchased, so the BEA can’t “see” them. They could look at ad dollars spent on Facebook as a proxy for the value of browsing Facebook, but…that’s a pretty shaky estimation method, especially when many of those ad dollars would have been spent anyway, in other media. GDP simply doesn’t, can’t, measure that value, because nobody purchases it.

The timing sure supports this invisible-digital-goods story. The divergence takes off four to eight years after the release of the first mainstream web browser, and the global mainstreaming of the internet in general.

But it’s worth pausing before swallowing that explanation wholesale. You have to ask, for instance:

How does the internet/digital-goods story explain the flatlining of cumulative savings? Shouldn’t that continue to rise, though perhaps not as fast as net worth? Has the internet killed off sales (and accumulation) of traditionally measurable, purchased, goods to the extraordinary extent we see over the last dozen-plus years?

Are the asset markets seeing something else that GDP can’t see? Improved supply-chain management? More-efficient corporate extraction of profits from other other (less-developed?) countries? More-effective suppression of low-end wages? The rising costs of education and health care? (Which the BEA counts as consumption, extracted from saving, even though they’re arguably investment at least in part; they produce very real though intangible and difficult-to-measure long-term value/assets.) Or — here’s a flier — does it have something to do with the Commodities Futures Modernization Act and other financial “liberalizations” passed in the waning days of the Clinton administration? Something else entirely? In particular: would any of these explain the striking trend change in the cumulative savings measure?

Whatever the causes, the divergence of these two measures suggests a rather profound and singular economic shift of late — a shift that is not being widely discussed, even amidst the recent spate of commentary on Piketty’s Capital. (Piketty, by the way, defines wealth and capital synonymously — though his usages are not always consistent.) Prominent exceptions include the economists Joseph Stiglitz and Branko Milanovic, who are actively interrogating the troublesome theoretical intersection of wealth and real capital. The recent divergence of these two national accounting measures suggests that they’re tilling fertile ground for our understanding of how monetary economies work, and how we measure those workings.

Note: Technically one might add (negative) government net worth to the household measure to arrive at national net worth. But: 1. government net-worth estimates are inevitably dicey to meaningless. Government assets (and services) aren’t generally sold in the marketplace, so we have no observable sales information to base our estimates on. Liabilities are also very tricky: estimates vary massively based on your chosen time horizon and (necessarily) arbitrarily chosen discount and economic-growth rates. And 2. It barely changes the picture drawn above. Feel free to add government to the spreadsheet if you want; you’ll find estimates of net worth for the federal, and state/local, government sectors here. Net worth is — as it should be — the bottom line for each sector.

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By Paul Nash | 17 January 2015 at 3:00 pm CET | No Comments

It is advisable to use a VPN to secure your browsing habits wherever you may be. However, there are places wherein browsing the web is controlled and limited. Aside from countries where strict regulations of the Internet are imposed, some schools also restrict access to the Internet to anyone within campus premises.

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Sure, school is where we learn the things we need in order to become competent in the profession we choose. Many institutions, however, are limiting and restricting Internet access to its students. Content that isn’t scholastically challenging is blocked. Streaming videos, chatting with friends, social media and occasional gaming are factors that are considered to have negative effects on the students’ focus towards learning.

Thus, access to the Internet at schools is usually restricted if not blocked. While many schools have an open Wi-Fi hotspot accessible to anyone, only informative websites are allowed, meaning access to YouTube, Facebook and other ‘non-academic’ stuff are blocked by the school administration.

Since Proxy services are also being blocked at school, the only choice is to use a VPN service. A VPN will allow you to unblock and bypass all kinds of restrictions imposed by the school, the ISP or even the government as well.

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IPVanish promises to provide stable and reliable VPN connections to users worldwide. IPVanish unblocks all kinds of Internet restrictions. The VPN company hosts 140+ servers located in 61 countries. The IPVanish VPN service costs $10 a month. IPVanish will work on almost all devices. You can set up the VPN service on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Ubuntu and wireless routers too. Connect to the Internet securely by using IPVanish.

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In fact, the server acts as a kind of proxy, that compresses web page data before sending it across the network. It also features advanced HTML5 web application that allows for cloud syncing, providing even faster web content loading.

UC browser for PC was primarily designed for use with Android platforms. However, it also runs with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows XP. Once you use this browser you will never go back. It will allow you to increase your browsing speed by a whopping 80%. This will enhance your browsing experience immeasurably. In fact the download speed will be comparable to what you would achieve on a mobile or smartphone.

UC browser for PC uses up very little memory and compresses the data to conserve your internet usage. This browser is in fact the most economical in terms of bandwidth use that is available anywhere. It is available as an .exe file. It even supports Flash.

UC browser is an Android application that provides you fast and smooth web serving capabilities. It is a totally free application. UC browser for PC has become one of the most popular web browsers in the market for personal computer users. Using a high end compression technique, UC browser for PC allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of using the internet without having to pay an excessive amount of money for data.

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I tested this on my systems and didn’t have any problems.

hostA: $ ssh -R 1234:localhost:22 user@hostb

hostB: $ ssh -p 1234 localhost -D 5678

hostB:

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Port 80 test successful!
Your IP: 66.77.88.159

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Port 80 test successful!
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Does the curl command work? If so, in Firefox you’ll want set HTTP Proxy: localhost Port: 5678 and check Use this proxy server for all protocols.

If the curl command does not work, I would check that iptables and selinux aren’t getting in the way. For troubleshooting, I would recommend disabling iptables and selinux on both hosts. This is only temporary and should not be considered a permanent solution.

Digital Natives Are Becoming ‘Generation Invisible’ – MediaPost Communications

From hacked passwords to stolen photographs, 2014 has not been a good year for online privacy. As a result, it’s not much of a surprise to see that we’re becoming more worried about
this issue than ever before. Across the 32 countries that GlobalWebIndex surveys, 58% now say that they are concerned about the internet eroding their personal privacy — a figure which has been
rising slowly but surely every quarter since 2010. What’s more, this is a sentiment that cuts across demographics to be felt by virtually all groups in equal measure.

Of course,
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shows that this is one area where digital consumers are not just talking the talk: sizable groups are now taking direct and pro-active steps to safeguard their digital footprints. In the process, they
are creating major headaches for traditional tracking techniques. 

At the most mainstream end of the spectrum, over three-quarters of online adults say that they have deleted cookies so
that websites will not remember them — with 40% doing this on a monthly basis. Use of a private browsing window is equally widespread (nearly 50% have done so in the past month), whereas smaller —
but still significant — segments are turning to ad-blocking (30%) and anti-tracking (20%) tools.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Proxy Servers are thriving too. For anyone who is
unfamiliar with these tools, they allow people to bypass traditional connections and tracking methods to use the Internet via a remotely located server; essentially, it’s as if people are
entering the Internet discretely via a side door rather than through the main entrance. At present, VPNs are still viewed as pretty niche tools used mainly by savviest or geekiest of Internet users.
Worldwide, however, it’s over a quarter of online adults who say they have used one to connect to the Web. And while it might be just 7.5% who report doing this with the explicit aim of
protecting their online anonymity, that figure translates to more than 100 million individuals across 32 countries. Hardly that niche, then — especially if we recognise that this rather specialized
behaviour is an extreme response to a sentiment felt much more widely (globally, just over half of online adults say they “prefer to by anonymous when using the Internet”).

Wherever we look, then, it’s clear that significant segments of Internet users are a lot more switched on in terms of their online privacy than is often acknowledged. While none of these
tools is (yet) mainstream, we’re faced with the stark reality that weighty chunks of the online population are becoming — and want to become — increasingly hidden from view;
they’re the “forgotten” internet users determined to shield their details and activities from media providers and advertisers alike.

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Of course, this type of age distribution is hardly unusual
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window is already a majoritarian behaviour, scoring above the 50% mark. The same is true for deleting cookies.

Now, it has long been known that today’s youngest Internet users are
digital natives — completely accustomed to behaviours like second-screening and multi-networking. Increasingly, though, it looks like they’re becoming privacy specialists too — the opt-out
generation whose default setting is to deploy privacy-boosting tools. Unless brands and agencies start taking steps to address this, we might as well forget about targeting Gen Y or Z and prepare
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Somehow a nasty piece of malware infected client’s laptop running Win8, so he handed it to me. He complained that he could not browse the web with Firefox because of a “proxy” problem (browser displayed a related message).

Digging, I found reference to a Youtube video showing that unchecking the Chrome Browser settings/advanced/lan/proxy box did no good because the malware rechecked it immediately after closing the dialog. The video suggested rebooting in safe mode, resetting the proxy flag to zero in the registry, removing the unwanted command in Run in the registry. That would fix the problem.

It didn’t. In fact, I could not make Win8 boot in safe mode at all. I ran rootkit detectors from Kaspersky (TDSSkiller) and Malwarebytes (MBAR) to no avail. I’ll keep grinding till I find a permanent solution.

Meanwhile, I did find a temporary solution. I installed Comodo DRAGON browser (a Chrome clone). It provides an advanced setting that lets you check the DIRECT browse box (disabling proxy). That lets me browse web sites with IRON. However the other browsers still suffer the proxy block.

FYI, in Chrome you can see the proxy is setup at Settings/ShowAdvancedSettings/Network/ChangeProxySettings/LANsettings/Advanced

On my client system it shows these settings which I imagine the malware creates and reinserts every time you delete them:

Proxy Servers HTTP:127.0.0.1:50124
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Data Compression Proxy is a free Chrome extension to improve browsing speed. As the name pretty much makes it clear, Data Compression Proxy lets you browse the web a little bit faster while using Chrome, by compressing the traffic. Data Compression Proxy essentially routes all of the regular HTTP web traffic through Chrome’s own Compression Proxy server, utilizing the proprietary SPDY (pronounced as Speedy) protocol. An experimental extension, Data Compression Proxy brings the data compression goodness of Chrome’s mobile version to its desktop counterpart. Apart from standard data compression features, Data Compression Proxy also includes a built-in ad blocker with customizable rule based blocking. It even includes a bypass filter which can be used to exclude certain servers from being proxied at all. And the best part is that you can enable or disable it with a single click. Sounds too good to be true? Keep reading and find out for yourself!

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Before you can get started with Data Compression Proxy to supercharge your web browsing, the installation part needs to be completed. Installation is a simple affair, akin to installing any other extension to Google Chrome. All you have to do is head over to the Chrome Web Store, search for Data Compression Proxy and when found, hit the Add to Chrome button. Once installed, it’s all up and ready to work. Let’s see how this thing does what it does:

Step 1: Once Data Compression Proxy is successfully installed, you will notice the extension’s icon on the Chrome options bar. By default, the color of this icon is Red, indicating that the proxy features are disabled. Here’s a screenshot:

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As mentioned before in the article, Data Compression Proxy also includes a built in ad-blocker and bypass list, both of which are customizable. If you want to dig in and configure these tweaks, you can easily do so via the extension’s options.

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Also See: Free Chrome Extension To Browse Anonymously: GeoProxy

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