Google Chromecast and scanning for WiFi Networks

I’ve been playing around with the Google Chromecast this evening. One of the things that I’ve just run across is that it appears to periodically scan for wifi networks. I’ll write more soon, but this is what I’ve found so far.

I sanitized the IP Address of the Chromecast, the BSSID’s and the SSID’s of the access points that the Chromecast found.

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August 20, 2013

Posted In: Google, Miscellaneous Hacking, Network Sniffing, Online Privacy, Wireshark

Backdoor in the openBSD IPSEC Stack?

Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC

If this is true, then wow! It will have major implications on IPSEC implementations around the world as many vendors use the openBSD IPSEC stack. It’s hard to believe that in ten years the back door hasn’t been found though. How many eyes have been on the code? How many people have modified the code or implemented bug fixes? I’m a little doubtful, but I can’t help to be curious if it’s true or not.

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December 15, 2010

Posted In: IPSEC, Online Privacy