Identifying Elicitation: Security Awareness

Elicitation is a means of acquiring information about a target by exploiting weaknesses in human psychology and a cultural proclivity to respond to questions of strangers in a friendly manner. It may be considered an art to elicit sensitive information from an individual. Be aware of this method of drawing out details about critical assets … Continue reading Identifying Elicitation: Security Awareness

In-nin Infiltration: Shipping Dock

"Even if a shinobi does not have impressive physical abilities, remember the most vital thing is to have acute observation." - Bansenshukai 'Ninjutsu training must include In-nin infiltration concepts along with how to reason the selection of appropriate equipment. It is not wise to stick to the old methods.'    Because we do not dwell … Continue reading In-nin Infiltration: Shipping Dock

Unconventional Entry: Stealth Technique Infiltrates a Gym

In a fashion unexceptionably characteristic of a nuanced Sam Fisher, Stealth Technique bypasses security and snakes his way into a gym. But his goal is not to steal or engage in other 'criminal' activities, rather he infiltrates the gym with the objective of doing some pullups! For the security minded, note that the magnetic contacts … Continue reading Unconventional Entry: Stealth Technique Infiltrates a Gym

Extending the Human Senses and Exposing Security Flaws: ‘Stealth Technique’ Showcases an Optical Surveillance Tool

The 4th volume of the Shinobi Hiden (aka Ninpiden) gives instruction on where a shinobi should infiltrate in accord with the "deepest secrets" of ninjutsu. The scroll advises that one use the eaves of a roof, and in other traditions, to enter in a building by way of the roof or attic is considered a … Continue reading Extending the Human Senses and Exposing Security Flaws: ‘Stealth Technique’ Showcases an Optical Surveillance Tool

Android Phones Covertly Tracking User Location: Google Confirms

Q: Are Android phones tracking your every move, even after opting out of location services? A: An investigation launched by Quartz has concluded that phones equipped with Android software are surreptitiously transmitting user location data to Google even with location services turned off, a spokesman of the company has confirmed. The investigation supports the corollary that removing … Continue reading Android Phones Covertly Tracking User Location: Google Confirms

Blending Truth and Deception: Making Informational Indicators Work for You

In the U.S., the criminal activity of child trafficking is an ongoing law enforcement vexation. Some child predators have been so bold as to commit kidnappings in broad daylight, even in front of their parents. One child safety advocate has repeatedly exhibited just how easy it is to kidnap a child (and it is even … Continue reading Blending Truth and Deception: Making Informational Indicators Work for You

Preparedness Paranoia Tip #2: Vehicle Security

Craig travels alot. His vehicle has become a mobile life-preserver, for he has experienced one too many uncomfortable perils that the road has to offer. Once he found himself stranded in the dark on a country road with coyotes sounding in the distance. His tire was blown out and he was not prudent enough to … Continue reading Preparedness Paranoia Tip #2: Vehicle Security

A Good Criminal Deterrent is Learning to Think Like a Thug: Casing, Stalking, and Social Engineering

You are a law-abiding citizen. You go to work, pay your taxes, and want nothing more than to provide a suitable habitat for your family in a world that, you trust, might exude good fortune from time to time. In other words, the pursuit of happiness is your 'modus operandi'. Making enemies, or thinking the … Continue reading A Good Criminal Deterrent is Learning to Think Like a Thug: Casing, Stalking, and Social Engineering

‘Go Black’ with Your Smart-Phone: A Simple and Inexpensive Method

So you don't want your cell location tracked, for whatever reason, but you aren't interested in buying any of those fancy signal blockers to slip over your phone. No worry, there is a very cheap way to 'drop off the grid', so to speak, with the knowledge of a basic scientific principle of electromagnetic radiation. … Continue reading ‘Go Black’ with Your Smart-Phone: A Simple and Inexpensive Method