HP rolls out patch to fix keylogging bug in certain laptops

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Consumers with HP laptops that have been accidentally recording their keystrokes can easily address the problem with a patch from the PC maker. More than two dozen HP laptop models, including the EliteBook, ProBook and ZBook, have an bug in the audio driver that will act as a keylogger, a Swiss ...

Announcing the first SHA1 collision

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Cryptographic hash functions like SHA-1 are a cryptographer’s swiss army knife. You’ll find that hashes play a role in browser security, managing code repositories, or even just detecting duplicate files in storage. Hash functions compress large amounts of data into a small message digest. As a cryptographic requirement for wide-spread ...

A Study on Private Browsing: Consumer Usage, Knowledge, and Thoughts

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

At DuckDuckGo, our vision is to raise the standard of trust online. To that end, we strive to understand what people know about online privacy and how they use the privacy features available to them. This report focuses on the feature in web browsers commonly referred to as “Private Browsing.” “Private ...

Major Linux security hole gapes open

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Sometimes Linux users can be smug about their system's security. And sometimes a major hole that's been hiding in Linux since about version 2.6 opens up and in you fall. The security hole this time is with how almost all Linux distributions implement Linux Unified Key Setup-on-disk-format (LUKS). LUKS is the ...

Web Of Trust (WOT) Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. But not all extensions can be trusted. One such innocent looking browser add-on has been caught collecting browsing history of millions of users and selling them to third-parties for making ...