This report describes major security and privacy issues in several leading wearable fitness tracking devices and accompanying mobile applications.
Blog posts, reports, and articles written by Open Effect staff.
A look at how our Snifflab test environment works to collect packets and man-in-the-middle HTTPS communications for easy security research.
In our blog post, we describe the results of tests we conducted to measure HTTPS support on the advertisers found on a sample of news websites as well as two sample lists of advertisers. We find a large disparity between our results and the the level of security support referred to in a recent post on the Internet Advertising Bureau’s website.
This post describes TrackerSSL, a browser extension that reveals the leaky ad trackers on webpages that leave your browsing habits open to surveillance.
This post provides a summary of early findings associated with Canadians creating right to information requests using the Access My Info tool. The full version of these findings is to be published in the Winston Report.