Google Shares Your WLAN Passwords with NSA

17. July, 2013

If you “Back up my data” is enabled on your Android phone, then Google keeps a clear-text, unencrypted copy of your WLAN passwords on its servers. Since Google is an US company, the government and its agencies have access to this data. Google also keeps a database with the location of all WLANs (for their location service) so it’s trivial for them to gain access (even though someone must physically walk/drive into the range of the WLAN router).

Solution: Disable this function, use a local backup program (disable cloud backup for them as well) and change all your passwords.

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Printing Money @Home

2. July, 2013

Ever thought about printing money at home?

It’s illegal, right. But think about this idea:

Your printer driver is connected to, say, PayPal. You draw some cute image (or use your cat if you can’t draw or the Internet, it’s full of cats). You create a QR code worth $15, slap them together with gimp and go to spend it.

Everyone has a mobile phone, so checking those codes would be no big deal. Just an app and you’re done.

And the best part: The NSA would know all the time where you are! You’d never get lost! When they notice you stopped spending money, they could send you an ambulance!