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Security and the cobra effect

Some people just want to watch the world burn. Others just want to give bad security advice. Check out Troy Hunt’s blog post on the matter.

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Spotting phishing scam emails

Phishing emails can be nasty pieces of work. They put a lot of effort into appearing legitimate in order to trick users into falling for their scams. In this video, I only take a look at this one specific email which claimed to come from Apple. There are lots of signs to look out for…

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RSA & BSides SF 2014

For the times you feel like the ball inside a pinball machine.    

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Bug Bounty

A bug bounty is a reward handed out by companies to people who disclose bugs or vulnerabilities to them in a responsible manner. Think of it like the wild west where anyone is deputised with powers to chase after the Kid and claim the reward dead or alive. Traditionally companies like Google and Facebook offered…

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Security Dialectic: Kaspersky Industry Analyst Summit

A tropical Island paradise, a Russian millionaire and hackers may sound like the plot of a James Bond movie, but they are actually references to Kaspersky’s industry analyst event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where the company was expected to divulge its plans, aspirations and research to analysts from around the world. Four of 451…

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Phishing prevention

The folks at Information Security Buzz were asking a bunch of people for their tips in how to avoid phishing scams. I responded in the form of a video.

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Breaking news – Lemonade compromised

Lemonade is big business – lemonade made from natural ingredients even more so… but what happens when your lemonade isn’t quite what you thought it was? We bring you this special report.

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2013 roundup with friends

If 2013 was a movie… these are the end credits.  

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APT Predator

When I was an intern, we found a database. It looked like – like, butchered. The old mainframe women in the basement crossed themselves… and whispered crazy things, strange things. “El Diablo cazador de hombres.” Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year the cooling system failed. We find data servers sometimes without…

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2014 Information Security Predictions

It’s the time of the year where people come out with their annual security predictions… I took some inspiration from these posts by Martin McKeay, Dave Lewis and Steve Ragan to come up with my own security predictions. Warning – these predictions are so mind-blowingly awesome that you’ll think I really do possess psychic powers! Warning…

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