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DARPA Seeks to Create New Anonymous Communications Program

Last year, the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, quietly announced a new research program known as the Resilient Anonymous Communications for Everyone, or RACE, program. DARPA is responsible for developing technologies for use by the United States armed forces, but that technology also frequently ends up being used by civilians. Onion ... Read More »

Australian University offering Dark Web classes to IT students

The first ever university program in Australia on the famous dark web has been launched, with over 80 percent of IT and cybersecurity students nominating the dark web unit as their first subject. Charles Sturt University (CSU) in partnership with an industry based organization launched an online masters program class for the school of computer science and mathematics. The University ... Read More »

Arkansas Sheriff’s Bitcoin Mining Program Sparks Controversy

An Arkansas sheriff’s office launched a bitcoin mining pilot program in its Cyber Crimes Division in hopes that the mined bitcoin will help investigators in future crimes on the darknet. In a statement to the press, detective Olin Rankin said the Cyber Crimes Division plans to use bitcoin in the same ways that criminals use bitcoin in undercover operations on ... Read More »

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British Man Participated In Drug Recovery Program, Avoids Jail

A man in his thirties from the United Kingdom, despite the large amounts of drugs he ordered from the dark web, was sentenced to probation. The fact that he voluntarily participated in a drug recovery program and had an almost clean past served a mitigating factor. Jake Brown, 33, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the United Kingdom, allegedly ordered over £7,000 ... Read More »

Another Spy Program Leaked onto the Dark Web, Second Web Attack Imminent

The WannaCry ransomware infected over 300,000 computers worldwide including those operated by the National Health Service of the UK, the Russian government and multi-billion dollar corporations in merely a week. This week, several publications including the Financial Times and the Sun have reported that yet another global ransomware attack is imminent. As explained by Microsoft president and chief legal officer ... Read More »

US Army Prepares Bug Bounty Program, Asks Hackers to Find Cybersecurity Exploits

Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army, announced plans to set up a bug bounty. The US Army, according to the press release, partnered up with HackerOne to have eligible hackers find exploits in the Army’s cybersecurity systems. HackerOne is a “vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform” that previously partnered with the Department of Defense for the widely successful “Hack the ... Read More »

House Party Protocol – remote evidence wiper program

Implementing this will make you feel that fuzzy feeling of being extra safe. House Party Protocol is a program that you control remotely and when activated, it encrypts all confidential data on your computer. It’s a life saver in case of police seizure or theft by criminals. One might suggest deleting instead of encrypting those files, but the encryption is ... Read More »

Judge Admits That NSA Program ‘PRISM’ Exists

In a memorandum by District Judge John Gleeson regarding the case against Agron Hasbajrami, Gleeson admitted that the NSA program “PRISM” exists.  Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and resident of Brooklyn, was arrested on September 6, 2011 and charged with three counts of attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He attempted to suppress the evidence obtained as a result of ... Read More »

Tor Project To Start Bug Bounty Program

The Tor Project is about to start a bug bounty program for the Tor browser –  This means that those who find issues, bugs or vulnerabilities within the Tor browser will be paid for their efforts. Bug bounties are payments made by companies or organizations to researchers who find problems in their website or products, and who then report them. ... Read More »