Information Security

TunnelBear 3.7.2 - Subscription-based private Internet browsing.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:02

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $9.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $119.88/year

See the pricing page for full details.

Version 3.7.2:
  • Fixed a bug where buttons lost their text in Mojave
  • 5% more bears

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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The Use and Abuse Of CT Scanners

Hack a Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:01

David Mills is as a research scientist at the cutting edge of medical imaging. His work doesn’t involve the scanners you might find yourself being thrust into in a hospital should you be unfortunate enough to injure yourself. He’s working with a higher grade of equipment, he pushes the boundaries of the art with much smaller, very high resolution CT scanners for research at a university dental school.

He’s also a friend of Hackaday and we were excited for his talk on interesting uses for CT scanners at EMF Camp this summer. David takes us into that world with history of these tools, a few examples of teeth and bone scans, and then delves into some of the more unusual applications to which his very specialist equipment has been applied. Join me after the break as we cover the lesser known ways to put x-ray technology to work.

CT Scanning Old Documents

What do acorns and CT scanners have to do with old documents? Printed records degrade over time and eventually, just the act of unfurling a scroll can spell doom for ancient artifacts. Left untouched, the information is still there and clever use of x-rays can read it.

Flythrough of a CT Scannned scroll via the Apocalypto Project

It turns out that fruits like acorns were the source material for the ink used on many historical documents. David uses a scan of an acorn colonised by parasitic gall wasps to illustrate how mineralisation in an acorn can be easily seen in a CT scan. The same should be possible with the mineralisation of inks in the documents.

The first tests of this technique were performed on a set of rolled-up parchment mediaeval manorial records from Norfolk, England. They were able to produce a readable virtual unrolling! After this breakthrough they were approached by a postal museum in the Netherlands with a set of 17th-century unopened letters, an ongoing project that presents a particular challenge due to contamination from both powdered seashells used by the authors to absorb surplus ink, and from lead in the wax seals used upon the envelopes.

The Salvation of Classic British Comedy

Earlier this year we covered the discovery and recovery of some very old, very rare, and very damaged film. That was some of David Mills’ work! It seems in the world of historical scanning that once you have a success, word gets around and you are besieged with interesting artifacts.

The BBC had some heavily degraded triacetate film stock containing a lost episode from the British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, and wanted to retrieve what they could from it. To say it was in awful condition is an understatement.

This type of film releases acetic acid as it decomposes, further accelerating damage to the film. As with the written scrolls, trying to unroll this film would destroy it. David’s team first used a laser cutter to segment the fused film reel into pieces small enough for the scanner. They have retrieved recognisable images from it, but there is still much work to do. In conjunction with a BBC team they are developing software to aid in the post processing to help remove distortion, and soon hope to revive one of those British traditions: a new Morecambe and Wise Christmas TV show.

Sometimes You Just Have to Have Some Fun

Of course like any of us, having access to rare and awesome tools leads to some fun side projects. David x-rays his lunch, and has competitions on social media to guess what he’s eating today. Wondering what an x-ray emitter looks like while running, they’ve scanned an iPhone with its camera rolling. The resulting video came complete with white spots from x-rays interfering with the camera. He also mentions imaging a non-functional pound shop USB hub that proved to have all ports wired in parallel and a black epoxy blob with no chip underneath. It seems a pound only goes so far.

Most of us will never encounter a CT scanner, but David’s talk gives us an entertaining and informative journey into this exciting field. Check it out, it’s a worthy way to spend half an hour.

Joyoshare HEIC Converter 1.0.3 - Convert HEIC photos to other formats.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:00

Joyoshare HEIC Converter is able to convert HEIC photos from iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra to common formats such as: JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, WEBP, etc. With an easy-to-operate interface, you can convert a single HEIC image or mutliple photos in bulk. With Joyoshare HEIC Converter, converting HEIC to JPG, PNG, and other formats is easy and only a click away. It will keep the EXIF data of the HEIC photos after conversion without damage in quality. You are also provided with flexible options to adjust picture quality with ease.

  • Best HEIC to JPG, HEIC to PNG converter
  • Convert iOS HIEC images to JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WEBP, and TIFF
  • Keep EXIF info and zero quality loss
  • Support converting HEIF photos in single and batch modes
  • Edit picture quality, resolution, ratio, colors, etc
  • Convert HEIC to JPG, PNG, GIF in seconds

Version 1.0.3:
  • Fixed some minor bugs

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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ClearDisk 2.8 - Remove unnecessary system files which clog up the disk space.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:59

ClearDisk lets you get rid of unnecessary files quickly and efficiently because it searches for them in those places where they congregate.

  • Language Resources: ClearDisk will remove unnecessary language resources from OS X and enable you to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space.
  • Downloads: ClearDisk helps to clean up the huge space which is being used in this folder by files you have even forgotten about.
  • Caches: ClearDisk cleans items stored in Cache files which eat up disk space.
  • Trash: ClearDisk also clears the Trash. "Empty Trash" - a simple operation, but people tend to toss things into the Trash and rarely remember to empty it periodically.

Perform three simple steps to get the excellent result:

  • Scan the disk to identify the unnecessary files and display them with short explanation text..
  • Select files to be deleted.
  • Remove unnecessary files.

Version 2.8:
  • Improved and optimized for macOS Mojave

  • OS X 10. or later

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Musicality 3.1.9 - Desktop client for Beats Music,, Pandora, and more.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:59

Note: According to the developer, Musicality is no longer being sold, though it is still being updated. Please see the developer's site for further details.

Musicality gives you AirPlay audio streaming for any website, built-in controls for over 15 of the most popular music services, keyboard shortcuts, media keys, background playback, an iOS remote control and more!

You can visit any website in Musicality, but the built-in controls and song notifications will only work with supported sites. Right now, that list includes 8tracks, Beats Music, Deezer, Google Play Music, Jango,, MixCloud, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, Seeburg 1000, Slacker Radio, Songza, SoundCloud, Spotify, and TuneIn Radio. And we're adding more all the time!

Version 3.1.9:
  • Fixed "501 Not Implemented" errors on older AirPlay devices

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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IconJar 1.11.0 - Search, preview, use and export icons.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:58

IconJar leaves digging through your design asset folders behind and lets you access your icons without the hassle. Your icon organizer is always just one click away. It features incredible support for SVGs and icon fonts that you can drag-and-drop into any app. It’s no rocket science, we pinky promise.

  • Designed for the Mac IconJar is designed to fit in with the apps you already use on your Mac.
  • Quicklook Preview your icons in a usecase driven take on the Quicklook feature.
  • Quickdrag Drag &drop icons in any color, size and file type you want with Quickdrag.
  • Widely adopted file type Import tens of thousands of icon sets with just one click with our .iconjar files.
  • Custom SVG renderer IconJar is powered by a custom built SVG renderer that has been open-source since day one.
  • Import from Sketch Use our Sketch plugin to easily import icons into IconJar.

Version 1.11.0: New:
  • You can now use Quickdrag to export multi sizes at the same time
  • Quickdrag now has ability to include the size format onto the filename (right click on the icon within Quickdrag)
  • We have added ability add/remove the width and height attributes for SVG's when they are exported (check preferences)
  • Improved empty states
  • Reduced IconJar application size
  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.14
  • Various bugs have been squashed
  • Fixed a crash when importing whilst subfolders and sets were being created
  • Fixed a few crashes with 10.14 beta

  • OS X 10.10 pr later

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NSS Labs fires anti-malware testing lawsuit

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:45
Alleges CrowdStrike, Symantec, ESET and Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization collusion

NSS Labs has thrown a hand grenade into the always fractious but slightly obscure world of security product testing by suing multiple vendors as well as an industry standards organisation.…

EdgeView 2 2.4 - Cutting-edge image viewer.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:11

EdgeView 2 is a cutting-edge image viewer; you can open various image files, and can open archive files such as ZIP and RAR in its built-in file browser without extraction; you can also connect to FTP and open files directly; EdgeView is an excellent choice when viewing and managing image or cartoon files such as archives.

  • Image viewer:
    • Supporting image files such as JPG, GIF, BMP, PSD, TIFF and PDF
    • Supporting major archive formats such as ZIP, RAR, CBZ, CBR, 7-zip, ALZ, etc
    • Can extract encrypted archive file
    • Can read archive file in archive file in archive… as they are
    • Advanced pre-read cache for fast loading
    • High quality image rendering
    • Provide suitable function for comic reading - Two-page spread, reading from right to left, etc
    • Powerful navigation function - Move previous/next, skip, move only one page(shift previous/next), etc.; you can move while checking thumbnails with progress bar and thumbnail bar
    • Support for trackpad gestures - Moving pages with swipe gesture, scaling with pinch gesture
    • Built-in loupe function to make it easier to see small character
    • Can zoom in/out image freely
    • Various special effects can be applied in real time - Insert shadow in spread pages, auto level correction, blur, sharpen, unsharpen mask, grayscale, colorize, etc.; detailed setting is possible from the effects HUD
    • Can roate, flip horizontal, flip vertical image
    • Support for Animated GIF - Pause/play, move to previous/next frame, and can change frame rates from animated GIF HUD
    • Support for Slideshow
    • You can adjust transparency for each window
  • File browser:
    • Built-in file browser display files as lists or icon
    • Can be arranged by file name, rates, writer, category, etc
    • Easily add and modify additional information such as rates, writer, category
    • Provide search functions such as spotlight search, file name search
    • Can connect to FTP server in a file browser
    • FTP file search is also supported
    • Image files, archive files in FTP can also be opened directly (The archive file will be downloaded and opened in a temporary folder; the files in the temporary folder are deleted automatically afterwards)
    • Save opened folders, archive files, PDF files as history
    • The last opened page, file position, special effects, display settings are saved and restored as it is at the last state when reopening
    • Can remote control in comicShare app in iOS device (
  • Other:
    • Automatically create thumbnails of archive files containing images with the built-in QuickLook plug-in
    • Archive files without images display the included file list on the QuickLook panel

Version 2.4:
  • Support dark mode in MacOS Mojave(10.14)
  • Improve stability

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:05
Janitor probed over child sex abuse image allegations, facility reopens

On September 6, the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico, USA, was evacuated and sealed off without explanation, sparking wild conspiracy theories as to why.…

No, Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:05
Janitor nabbed over child porn images, facility re-opens

On September 6, the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico was evacuated and sealed off without explanation, sparking wild conspiracy theories as to why.…

Golf Practice Made Easy with Robotics

Hack a Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30

When you think of sports, you usually think of something that takes a lot of physical effort. Golf is a bit different. Sure, you can get some walking in if you don’t take a cart. But mostly golfing is about coordination and skill and less about physical exertion. Until you want to practice driving. You hit a bucket of balls and then you have to go walk around and pick them up. Unless you have help, of course. In particular, you can delegate the task to a robot.

The robot that [webzuweb] built looks a little like a plywood robot vacuum. However, instead of suction, it uses some plywood disks to lift the balls and deposit them in a hopper. The electronics consist of an Arduino and an Orange Pi Lite. A GPS tells the robot where it is and it develops a search pattern based on its location.

Although [webzuweb] notes he isn’t done with the project, it looks pretty good. He describes the software, but it doesn’t appear to be posted anywhere. However, he does describe its operation and how it changes mode based on its current state.

We can’t decide if golf is really a sport or more of a game. We were surprised to read that if you carry your own bag and don’t use a cart you can burn about 360 calories an hour which is somehow more than a gymnast burns, which hardly seems possible.

Of course, most people use a cart and a caddy, so they aren’t going to burn those calories. If you are in the market for a cool cart, we liked this one. Or, perhaps you’d like one with more power.

Question about BeEF Framework

Your hacking tutorial - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:29


Firstly thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

When BeEF gets hold of a browser, is it possible to open a website in a new tab (website1), click a link on website1 to open website2, navigate around website2, and then close the tab?

If so, does website1 see the attackers IP address, or the victims IP address?

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Categories: Information Security

Securing industrial IoT passwords: For Pete's sake, engineers, don't all jump in at once

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:28
If the networked kit needs to work for 10 years, you need to think policy

Cybersecurity has become an increasing priority in operations technology thanks to the growing appetite for the industrial internet of things.…

Bible 4.6 - Easy-to-navigate offline Bible app.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:19

Bible is an easy-to-navigate offline Bible app with a smart UI and lots of useful features. It will allow you to dive into the sacred scriptures without all the clutter of Internet. Bible is a complete package for Bible study with a modern approach to it. It is simple, elegant, and beautiful.

  • Completely revamped design
  • Search book
  • Powerful Bible search: now search verse with chapter and verse number
  • Decrease or increase font size
  • Choose from eight background colors to read bible
  • Choose from 12 font styles to read bible
  • Increase or decrease speed of speech
  • Change background color of the presentation view
  • Hide left-pane, which consist book list
  • Now search bible with book name, verse number
  • Fight highlighted verses sorted into different colors.
  • Now save journals into different folders
  • Add sermons: Take notes with voice recording
  • Bible concordance is added
  • More than 50 new Bible bersions have been added
  • Easy-to-navigate smart UI
  • Add more than 100 Bible versions/translations into the app library
  • Write journals or take notes and save them for future reference
  • Share journals via all the available sharing options
  • Search Verse: Search the entire Bible with keywords and get to a specific chapter or book
  • Parallel Reading: Open two different Bible translations side-by-side and cross-reference
  • Option to scroll both translations together or separately
  • Mark Bible verses as favorite and browse all of them in one place
  • Highlight Bible verses with color and browse all of them in one place
  • Copy Bible verse from the app and paste anywhere
  • Daily Verse: Get inspirational Bible quotes daily on a small pop up
  • Speak Mode: The Bible reads out Bible verses for you
  • Presentation Mode: Show scriptures from Bible to a projector screen or a secondary monitor in fullscreen.

Bible version/translation list:

  • Albanian Version
  • American King James Version
  • American Standard Version
  • Amplified Bible
  • Ang Dating Biblia
  • Bible Martin 1844
  • Chinese Union Version
  • Contemporary English Version
  • Czech BKR
  • Dutch Statenvertaling
  • Elberfelder 1871
  • Elberfelder 1905
  • English Standard Version
  • Esperanto Bible
  • Finish Version
  • French Darby
  • French Louis Segond
  • Hindi Bible
  • Italian Giovanni Diodati Bibbia 1649
  • KJV - Thai
  • Korean Version
  • Las Sagradas Escrituras
  • Luther 1912
  • Modern Greek
  • Modern Hebrew Bible
  • Modern King James Version
  • New American Standard Version
  • New Chinese Version Simplified
  • New International Version
  • New King James Version
  • New Living Translation
  • New Revised Standard Version
  • New Vietnamese Bible (2002)
  • Nova Vulgata
  • Portuguese Version
  • Reina Valera 1989
  • Riveduta 1990
  • Rumanian Version
  • Russian Synodal Translation
  • Schlachter 1951
  • Spanish Reina-Valera
  • Swedish 1917 Version
  • The Message Bible
  • Ukrainian Version
  • Vietnamese Version
  • World English Bible
  • Young’s Literal Translation

Version 4.6:
  • Improved Dashboard
  • Navigation button added for Chapter change
  • Performance Improved

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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Autoinput webview

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:00

Is it still the case that Autoinput can't interact with a webpage even if I have root?

I basically want to click a button if it pops up and refresh at a certain time interval on Chrome

Thanks for any help

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Home Inventory 3.7.5 - Easily inventory your possessions.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:52

Home Inventory makes keeping an up-to-date catalog of your possessions simple and fast so you can stay organized and always prepared. Called "Quick and easy to use" by the New York Times and "Spectacularly user-friendly" by Mac Format.

  • Document and organize everything that's important to you with ease, speed, and accuracy using Home Inventory. Build a complete catalog of your valuables and store important details about your items such as make, model, serial number, purchase price, value, and much more.
  • Get rid of the clutter. Stay organized and store unlimited photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, and dated notes all in one place.
  • If you have an iPhone or camera enabled iPad or iPod Touch, you can use the free helper app, Home Inventory Photo Remote, to wander your home and build out your inventory. The app includes a built-in barcode scanner to quickly add books, CDs, DVDs and other items with barcodes to your inventory.
  • Stay on top of your home's upkeep with a maintenance schedule of routine tasks such as cleaning the gutters and aerating the lawn. If you are running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, you can add tasks to Calendar and Reminders.
  • Find out if you are adequately insured. With our built-in coverage analysis report you will know if you are over-insured, under-insured, or if your coverage is just right.
  • Take your inventory with you on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with out free helper app, Home Inventory Mobile Backup.
  • Use your scanner to add photos and receipts
  • Customizable fields and field layouts
  • Built-in currency conversion
  • Multiple currency support
  • Robust and flexible reporting options
  • Password protection
  • Import and export CSV data
  • Track property assessments
  • Warranty expiration tracking
  • Property insurance coverage alerts
  • Track and value collections
  • Keep multiple inventories
  • Support for Retina displays
  • Full-screen support
  • Sandboxed app for increased security

Version 3.7.6: Version 3.7.6 (3.7.5):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 3.7.5; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 3.7.6.

  • Mojave support
  • Fixes a bug that can result in random crashes on some systems

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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