security

What Information Can be Found With a Phone Number

When you consider connecting the dots to create a picture, imagine your phone number as the dot that connects everything else they know about you.  Even if they have it all, it is up to you whether or not they have the dot with your phone number to complete the picture.phone hacker

All it takes to find everything is to just find that phone number connected to one of the many things we already know like your facebook account (which requires a phone number) or any shopping card from a corporate retailer you may have given your number to.  Do you still believe those corporations don’t sell or trade your private information?  Well even if you do, it doesn’t matter because they are all systematically hacked a bare minimum of every 3-5 years.

Any email you get for free is being picked off as we speak.  It doesn’t matter if you gave the provider any phone information or not.  All you have to do is reveal your phone number in the text of an email and boom!! Mission accomplished!!  Free emails mine everything that comes across your screen, including drafts.  Why do you think they always want you to “secure” your email account with a phone number?

If you have connected to an old friend or new business acquaintance by email or social media and given them your phone number in a message it is connecting you to that phone number and that media account.

It’s called the world wide WEB for a reason.  Everything you do is sucked into a giant computer and maintained for profit and micromanagement of the public.  A good researcher can take an unknown phone number and use cell towers to “pair” it with other devices already known to be in your name.  For example: a burner phone (see our article on burner phones https://privacyliving.com/2016/05/17/what-is-a-burner-phone-how-can-it-help-me/ ) can have its owner pegged pretty efficiently when it is continually detected near the same owner’s normal cell phone or other smart device.  This can include cars with smart devices embedded in them.  By detecting an unknown phone continually traveling to the same places and staying at the same address all night along with already known devices it is easy to deduce that you are the owner.

As you can see, being truly anonymous requires some serious work but it is possible.  You can always pick up a copy of “Disappear in 24 Hours” by Lonn E Wolfenstein if you want to do a total makeover.  The book is available at Brave New Books in Austin TX or can be ordered by clicking the products link at the top of this page.

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Privacy is officially no longer safe around modern technologies such as smart phones, smart TVs and the like. This is something that we always kind of knew, but it’s now been confirmed in the latest Wikileak.

Via the WikiLeaks press release (courtesy of Naturalnews.com):

Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.

“Year Zero” introduces the scope and direction of the CIA’s global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of “zero day” weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-07-vault-7-bombshell-just-vindicated-every-conspiracy-theorist-the-cia-can-spy-on-anyone-through-tvs-iphones-smart-phones-and-windows-pcs.htmlcia hacking code phone

How Safe are your Wi-Fi Connections and Apps?

When you have your cell phone or other smart device with you the NSA is watching.  We all know that but sometimes we need to be reminded.  Keep in mind that there are no known exceptions to this rule.  If there was one I would be skeptical, but if you have to have a phone, why not get the most secure phone possible?

After reading and hearing all of the negatives posted about the Black Phone from Silent Circle I am still a supporter.  I think many of the negative reports are coming from competitors and sold out individuals who care more about the quality of their “selfies” than they do about being watched by data mining corporations and foreign governments.wi-fi-privacy

I will concede that the Black Phone is not exactly what I would build.  For example: I don’t think a camera belongs on a phone at all, unless it is self-contained in its own compartment with zero internet capability. However, I commend Silent Circle for their innovation in the areas of Wi-Fi and App security.blackphone-privacy-cell

Wi-Fi Connections

The Black Phone has the capability of automatically shutting off Wi-Fi when you leave the range of your current connection.  This is a no nonsense security measure but it doesn’t serve corporate greed.  On most phones, when you leave your current Wi-Fi network, your phone will continue to search for another.  This is dangerous.  Even if you don’t like the Black Phone please keep your phone on Airplane mode if you are not using it in a secure area of your choosing.

Apps

When you sign up for most apps, there is a multi-page agreement that nobody wants to read.  Within that agreement you give up your privacy, but most people do it because they want the app.  With the Black Phone there is a way to get many apps without giving the corporate bullies access to your camera and contacts list.

I realize this seems like a commercial but I am not being paid by Silent Circle.  It just seems like a decent product they are producing here in a world that knows nothing but theft and fleecing of consumers.  Below I have an interview from 2014 about the qualities of the Black Phone.  There is now a Black Phone 2 with even more features and sells for just under $600.

Check it out if you wish to boost privacy, but keep in mind you are never 100% safe on a phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbtSNAD4JJY

 

Safety and Privacy Tips For Off Duty Police

This message is for everybody.  For police officers that are in the current struggle of our nation you probably already know these things but you can use this as a check list.  For all others who may have someone trying to hunt you every day these techniques can benefit you as well.  Police officers have to constantly look over their shoulder for the obvious reason that they may run into a former client, fresh out of prison and ready for revenge, but the political climate today has put that worry in second place.  Now officers have to worry about entitled drug addicts on the George Soros payroll coming out of nowhere.  This is also the case if you happen to support any cause that these people find offensive, even if you are John Q Citizen.  Here is a simple list of tips that police officers use for off duty safety and privacy when they are off duty.invisible police man

  1. Have a plan for your family if you run into trouble: It is important to know that you may remember a bad acquaintance from your past when you run into them at the mall.  Your wife will have no idea who this person is. It is important for you to make a clear and concise plan with your family that if you tell them to “go home”, they do so without question or hesitation.  Talking about this and reminding your spouse before going out every time is important.
  2. Get a burner car: In the past I have written extensively about the burner phone (and you should have one) but if you feel you are being hunted you need a burner car. This is just a basic piece of junk that you pay $1000-$1500 for and you just use to drive to work.  Just throw some liability insurance on this one and know that you can do anything you want with this one.  You want some examples?  Ram your way out of illegal roadblocks, Run over anyone shooting at you, practice your stunt driving in vacant parking lots, and best of all when the angry rioters show up and set cars on fire you won’t mind.  If you get the right kind of burner car, they may even pass over you thinking you are one of them, or are so poor they feel sorry for you!
  3. Put your nice car in somebody else’s name: I always say I’m not afraid of the government, but those rogue employees are a different story.  Whether you are a police officer or not, you know just about anybody can check the tags on your car.  Move the ownership of your car to a friend or get an LLC for the vehicle.
  4. Use a different address: This is a big issue for police because they are always expected to live where they say they live. Officer or not, you need to avoid living where you say you live.  This is not just about you; this is about your family’s safety.  Move your home into the name of a friend or relative, or an LLC. If you have to but don’t live in a place where someone can easily find out.
  5. Shave down your friend list: People talk and unfortunately a friend of a friend stopping by your house or your social media page could get some ideas if he gets upset for no reason. Only deal with close friends.  All others are just going to have to stay away.  This means no big parties at your house.  In fact, if you follow rule #4 above you shouldn’t have any visitors.
  6. Always Pack Heat: There is a lot of shaming in the media and there are a lot of jabs being thrown by politicians right now regarding guns.  Don’t fall for it.  Take it from a guy who has been in shoot outs with and without guns.  Being without a gun is a helpless feeling.  Take it everywhere.
  7. Look the Part of John Q Citizen: On your days off grow your facial hair and try to look as normal as possible. Don’t wear police stuff.  The only police item you should have on your person is a gun (or 2).
  8. Get your Food to Go: Get everything to go.  Sometimes you have to go out and do things with your family but that should be kept to a minimum.  Unfortunately, with the political climate you will probably want to only go to restaurants in a different town from the one you work in.
  9. Stop signs are optional at this point: I would never tell anybody to willingly violate the law but you have to make a good judgement for yourself and your family here.  Is it worth making a complete stop at a stop sign or red light just to be shot at if you are in the wrong neighborhood?  Keep moving while you are in your car.  It will slow some bullets down but you have no way of defending yourself while you are trapped in your car seat.  On that note, you should always keep a safe distance from the car in front of you.  I consider a safe distance, the distance it takes me to get the car up to a speed to ram my way out of the situation.
  10. Secure your home like Fort Knox. I don’t think this needs explanation, but you need to do everything you can to make it unappealing and unhealthy for a burglar or homicidal maniac to get inside your house.  You should never have to shoot anybody if it is well secured, but have the guns ready to go to.

Secure Phone Messaging App

There are dozens of messaging apps for iPhone and Android, but one in particular continues to stand out in the crowd. Signal is easy to use, works on both iOS and Android, and encrypts communications so that only the sender and recipient can decipher them. – Theintercept.com

Read the full article here: https://theintercept.com/2016/07/02/security-tips-every-signal-user-should-know/

The Police Are At My Door; What Should I Do?

A big portion of being effective with your privacy is knowing the law. I don’t mean bending the rules or breaking the law – I mean knowing your rights and being able to exercise them to your advantage, including not incriminating yourself (which is easy to do these days). As much as we appreciate the good cops who protect us, we must prepare ourselves for that one guy who wants to operate outside of the lines and make an easy “collar” or arrest, without regards to privacy or your rights. So what do you do when the police come to your door? Here are some really helpful links from legal experts. The answer may surprise you.

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Flex Your Rights Website:

https://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/police-at-my-door-what-should-i-do/

Criminal Defense Expert Says “Don’t Talk To Police”!

Alleged Terrorist Caught at US Border With Pipeline Plans

This week, the US Border Patrol captured more potential terrorists near the US/Mexico border. The FBI and US Border Patrol are investigating the incident…

Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. Authorities describe the woman as an “Islamic refugee” pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico. County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) has been deployed to the area to investigate, sources with firsthand knowledge of the probe confirm.- Judicial Watch Article

If you think that all of us here in America are safe, it’s time to wake up and smell the terrorism. It’s in our backyard already and we all need to take measures to protect ourselves. The time for burying our heads in the sand and hoping for the best is over.

Source: http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/06/islamic-refugee-gas-pipeline-plans-arrested-new-mexico-border-county/

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Why You Are Not Safe on Facebook

Never consider yourself safe or your conversations or whereabouts private when using social media such as facebook. Just like your friends, your enemies too use facebook.

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6772142/2016/05/26/salvadoran-gangs-use-facebook-track-down-victims

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Any Video Camera Can Be Accessed By Anyone At Anytime

Scientists have now revealed the technology which allows a hacker, law enforcement officer, stalker, or anyone else to access feeds to any video camera. Do you have cameras in your home? Someone could be watching you now.

https://www.wired.com/2016/05/new-surveillance-system-let-cops-use-cameras/web cam spy in home hacker