Dark Web Marketplace Vendor Forensics

Researchers claim that the majority of the dark web exist to facilitate criminal activities, including drug trade, financial fraud, and illegal pornography. This article explores the different methods researchers have experimented with to help the identification and deanonimisation of the marketplace vendors of the dark web.

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Wireless (in)security in Canberra CBD

Due to the strict COVID-19 policies in Australia, the BSides Canberra hacker conference was back in mid-April 2021. My visit was a good excuse to take my pwnagotchi for a walk in Canberra, and draw some conclusions of the Wi-Fi security practices of the Australian capital city.

For those not familiar with the pwnagotchi project, it makes Wi-Fi password auditing fun again. A pwnagotchi device is essentially bettercap installed on a Pi Zero, allowing to capture Wi-Fi packets on the go. The captured Wi-Fi packets are automatically uploaded to third-party services, and then analysed to reveal weak wireless passwords (PSKs) of the nearby wireless access points.

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