Information Security

Help with profile

Good evening to everyone,

First, I want to state that I'm a noob here, so bear over with me :)

Long story:

My wife just unintendedly threw her android phone in the trash can, and the way it works is, when trash is being thrown out, it falls down through a shaft, down to the basement where it is collected in big containers, so the sound isn't that clear down there.

I've tried so hard and wasted 2 hours locating it (relocating her path, visiting stores, ways she had walked ect.), with the help of various apps installed on her phone and google homepage, thinking it was stolen or lost.I was so close to giving up on a new phone when suddenly, all by curiosity, I had this Idea that maybe she was to stressed out that she had thrown it in the trash can since she worked a lot in the kitchen. I wanted to see if it was down in the basement where the trash is collected, and true enough, I heard a weak ringtone while I was calling the phone, heard it just enough, for me to locate it.

I found it in the big container, believe it or not, a completely new, smelly phone laying there to be destroyed.

The problem here was that the GPS was turned off. Had it been turned on, I would had located it real fast through my phone. One problem is that her phone is not rooted, since she just bought it (2 weeks new phone!).

I tell ya, she was really glad - while embarrassed - that I found her new phone.

So, I don't want to go through this pain again - and if she gets it stolen - I want to be able to locate it quickly and found out Taster was the right tool I was looking for.

I've glimpsed on wiki and Tasker homepage up and down trying to figure out this profile, (Locate your phone remotely by SMS, take picture of thief/surroundings and mail the picture to your inbox) but as stated earlier, I'm a noob at this and it looks quite complicated to set up, so I want to ask you guys for a little help. I've also tried searching google for walkthrough videos, explaining how to do it, but in vain unfortunately. I certainly don't hope you have to be a programmer to use this app :) Im in my late 40's so softwares is not quite me :)

Long story short or "TL;dr":

Want help to "install" a profile in Tasker, that remotely turns on GPS by receiving an text message.

Does anyone know how to install the profile ?

I would much appreciate your help.- John

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Prusa Introduces A Resin Printer at Maker Faire NY

Hack a Day - 2 hours 44 min ago

For one reason or another, the World Maker Faire in New York has become the preeminent place to launch 3D printers. MakerBot did it with the Thing-O-Matic way back when, and over the years we’ve seen some interesting new advances come out of Queens during one special weekend in September.

Today Prusa Research announced their latest creation. It’s the resin printer you’ve all been waiting for. The Prusa SL1 is aiming to become the Prusa Mk 3 of the resin printer world: it’s a solid printer, it’s relatively cheap (kit price starts at $1299/€1299), and it produces prints that are at least as good as resin printers that cost three times as much.

The tech inside the SL1 is about what you’d expect if you’ve been following resin printers for a while. The resin is activated by a bank of LEDs shining through a photomask, in this case a 5.5 inch, 1440p display. Everything is printed on a removable bed that can be transferred over to a separate ‘curing chamber’ after the print is done. It’s more or less what you would expect, but there are some fascinating refinements to the design that make this a resin printer worthy of carrying the Prusa name.

Common problems with a masked SLA printer that uses LEDs and an LCD are the interface between the LCD and the resin, and the temperature of the display itself. Resin is not kind to LCD displays, and to remedy this problem, Prusa has included an FEP film on the bottom of the removable tank. This is a user-replaceable part (technically a consumable, at least to the same extent as a PEI build plate on a filament printer), and Prusa will be selling those as spare parts on their store. The LCD is also cooled; one of the major drawbacks of shining several watts of UV through an LCD is the lifetime of the display. Cooling the display helps, and should greatly increase the lifetime of the printer. All of this is wrapped up in an exceptionally heavy metal case with the lovely hinged UV-opaque orange plastic lid.

Of course, saying you’ve built a resin printer is one thing, but how do the prints look? Exceptional. The Prusa booth at Maker Faire was loaded up with sample prints from the machine, and they’re of the same high quality you would expect from the Form 3D printers that have been the go-to in the resin printer world. The Prusa SLA also works with big-O Open resins, meaning you’re not tied to a single resin vendor.

This is just the announcement of the Prusa resin printer, but they are taking preorders. The price for the kit — no word on how complex of a kit it is — is $1300, while the assembled printer is $1600, with the first units shipping in January.

Better Blocker 2018.1 - Web privacy tool (was Better).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 48 min ago

Better Blocker (was Better) is a web privacy tool for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It protects you from tracking and behavioural advertising on the web by enforcing the principles of the Ethical Design Manifesto (

Better Blocker is developed and curated by - that’s Laura, Aral, and Osky - we’re a tiny two-person-and-one-husky social enterprise striving for social justice in the digital age. (Osky doesn’t code much.)

  • Blocks trackers and behavioural advertising.
  • We maintain our own block list based on our own web crawls to identify and block the most prevalent trackers. This makes Better’s block list lightweight and effective.
  • Improves the readability of popular web sites.
  • Easily contact us about sites that don’t play well with Better so we can fix it for everyone. (You can also add exceptions to turn Better off for certain sites until we’ve had a chance to fix things.)
  • Teaches you about trackers with encyclopedia-like entries.
  • Spotlights the worst offenders… Did you know that the worst site we found on the web had 172 trackers? Better blocks them all and makes that site 4× lighter and 15.8× faster!
  • Blocks blocker blockers (try saying that quickly a few times). Read our open letter to Wired in the app or on our web site to find out why blocking blockers puts people at risk on the web.
  • It’s open… anyone can help make Better even better.

Version 2018.1:

Note: Ready for macOS 10.14 Mojave

  • Simpler yet just as effective

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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I was sent a code by my friend and I can't solve is binary that leads to more

Cryptography - 3 hours 5 min ago

I can't solve the code that my friend sent me...I tried many things..comment if you can help Code: 01110111 01110001 01110100 00100000 01101010 01100100 00100000 01110111 01110001 01101100 01110101 00100000 01110111 01111000 01100111 01110111 00101100 00100000 01110111 01111000 01100111 01110111 00100000 01110111 01100100 01100101 01110101 01101001 00100000 01110110 01100100 01101000 00100000 01110001 00100000 01100001 01111000 01101100 01111000 01100011 01100111 0001010 01101001 01110111 01100100 01100100 01101010 01111000 01100011 01100111 00100000 01110110 01100100 01101000 00100000 01101010 01110111 01110101 00100000 01101001 01101010 01110001 01101000 01101001 00100000 01101101 01110111 01110101 01100011 00100000 01111000 00100000 01110011 01100100 01101011 01100001 01110100 01100011 00100111 01101010 00100000 01100010 01110001 01111010 01110101 00100000 01110001 00100000 01111010 01111000 01100001 01100001 01111000 01100011 01100111 0001010 01110100 01111000 01110100 01100011 00100111 01101010 00100000 01110111 01110001 01101100 01110101 00100000 01110001 00100000 01110100 01111000 01100010 01110101 00100000 01110010 01101011 01101010 00100000 01111000 00100000 01110001 01100001 01101101 01110001 01101111 01101001 00100000 01110111 01110001 01110100 00100000 01110001 00100000 01101100 01111000 01101001 01111000 01100100 01100011 0001010 01110001 01100001 01101101 01110001 01101111 01101001 00100000 01110111 01110001 01110100 00100000 01110111 01111000 01100111 01110111 00101100 00100000 01110111 01111000 01100111 01110111 00100000 01110111 01100100 01100101 01110101 I am not sure how it was encrypted my friend won't tell me..

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Categories: Information Security

What are your favorite Tasker Tasks/Profiles?!

I just got acquainted with AutoTools and gave it ADB permissions to write secure settings. Now I'm just messing around trying to see all the cool stuff I can automate, give me your ideas please! :D

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I Hear You Offer WiFi

Hack a Day - 5 hours 44 min ago

We are swimming in radio transmissions from all around, and if you live above the ground floor, they are coming at you from below as well. Humans do not have a sensory organ for recognizing radio signals, but we have lots of hardware which can make sense of it. The chances are good that you are looking at one such device right now. [Frank Swain] has leaped from merely accepting the omnipresent signals from WiFi routers and portable devices to listening in on them. The audio signals are mere soundwaves, so he is not listening to every tweet and email password, merely a representation of the data’s presence. There is a sample below the break, and it sounds like a Geiger counter playing PIN•BOT.

We experience only the most minuscule sliver of information coming at us at any given moment. Machines to hack that gap are not had to find on these pages so [Frank] is in good company. Magnetosensory is a popular choice for people with a poor sense of direction. Echolocation is perfect for fans of Daredevil. Delivering new sensations could be easier than ever with high-resolution tactile displays. Detect some rather intimate data with ‘SHE BON.’

[via New Scientist]


why is this subreddit mostly about internet exploits

Your hacking tutorial - 6 hours 9 min ago

I feel that a lot of posts on this subreddit are wireless protocol related exploits and such? there are many more ways to intrude into a system although granted wireless is the most obvious, though not always very effective. Moreover, WPA3 is announced and that has packet encryption which will make it immensely more difficult to attack, rendering most of the techniques ineffective. I'm going to say that you are entitled to your opinion, this is just my opinion.

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USB Flash Recovery 5.16.4 - Recover deleted/lost files from USB and memory card.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 47 min ago

USB Flash Recovery is an easy and professional recovery software specially designed to recover photos, video, RAW images, documents, and other files from USB drives, digital camera, SD/XD/CF memory cards, and virtually any type of flash storage devices that works as removable storage. If your files were lost, unintentionally deleted, corrupted by viruses, or even if your digital media has been formatted. USB Flash Recovery can help you restore them safely and quickly. No prior data recovery experience needed. The simple and intuitive software features a wizard-driven user interface, allowing even novices to easily recover lost photos and video. Moreover, this software supports recovery of high-end RAW photos and HD video that are generated by professional cameras such as Canon, GoPro, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic, Sony, DJI drone cameras, and etc.

Using USB Flash Recovery is100% safe and risk-free. It recovers any files safely from different data loss cases on various removable devices without overwriting original files. It recovers the photos and other files from the source devices and saves them to the destination location you specify.

Version 5.16.4:
  • Fully compatible with the new macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra.
  • Optimized scanning for the latest USB flash drives.
  • Optimized Scanning for GoPro cameras.
  • Supports the latest RAW image formats.
  • Resolved some minor bugs and many other improvements.

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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The curious sudden rise of free US election 'net security guardians

The Register - 6 hours 51 min ago
There is no such thing as a gratis lunch, after all

Analysis Nothing super-fuels a security sales pitch like the sort of threat it’s hard to ignore.…

AudioBook to MP3 Converter 5.1.2 - Convert iTunes and Audible audiobooks.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 51 min ago

AudioBook to MP3 Converter is specially designed for Mac users to batch convert Audible .AA, .AAX audiobooks and iTunes M4B audiobooks to more universal audio formats so they can be played on any device that don't interface with Audible. The software will load all the audiobook files on iTunes library automatically after you run it. No matter what format the audiobook is, Any purchased audiobooks from iTunes or Amazon audible store, if it could be played on your iTunes, can be unlocked and converted to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4R, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, and MKA with high quality at speeds of up to 50X. so that you can enjoy you purchased audiobooks on any music players or phones freely and share your Audible audiobooks with others. If you can't play an Audiobook due to DRM protection Problems, AudioBook to MP3 Converter can help. It converts M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to mp3 or other files for playing on any digital music devices you like without any restriction. You can enjoy your purchased audiobooks everywhere you like with AudioBook to MP3 Converter.

Version 5.1.2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Your hacking tutorial - 7 hours 1 min ago

Someone is harassing a friend of mine online. Can anyone help me track someone "anonymous" in this site called "curious cat"?

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How to display an interactive scene on lockscreen?

I want to create a profile that would show a scene on lockscreen which can be used in case of emergency or laziness(turning on flash, silent mode etc) So I need to show a scene on lockscreen that will turn on flash, dial emergency number or the contacts that i would like to display in the scene, send the contacts my approx GPS coordinates.

I tried using scene as overlay but that is not interactive (i.e., I cannot interact with it), overlay+blocking, Dialogue is not showing on lockscreen. Although displaying as an activity works but it blocks entire lockscreen and looks ugly.

So does anyone know how to accomplish it or can suggest me any app that can help me accomplish it.

PS: I don't want to use any third party lockscreen app. MIUI9

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I woke up to the dark Google Now theme.

Android - 7 hours 22 min ago

Pixel 2 XL running Android 9 (PPR2.180905.005)

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Enable/disable VPN web using Spotify

I've just downloaded Tasker, so I'm completely new to this. If you could be as noob-friendly as possible in your responses I would appreciate it.

My phone plan includes free data for Spotify streaming, but with my VPN turned on the data will be indistinguishable from everything else.

I want to set up easier to turn off my VPN when I'm using Spotify, and preferably turn it back on when I close it. My VPN is Avast Secureline.

If anyone could talk me through setting this up, I would be very grateful.


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