Privacy: Take control

There’s a lot going on in the world about governments snooping on citizens, and hacker groups trying to gain control over your facebook. While these are genuine concerns, it probably shouldn’t be the biggest worry for most citizens. It is always easier to point the finger at a boogeyman, and blame all your woes on […]

SHA1 collision – What’s it all about?

Why should we be concerned about the successful SHA-1 collision attack that was recently demonstrated by Google researchers? I take a look at encryption, cryptographic hashing, and why this attack is a big deal.

The 2016 Alien Eye In the Sky Recap

Today is the last Alien Eye in The Sky episode for 2016, so rather than just recapping the week, we thought we’d take a look at what’s transpired over the course of 2016. To be honest, I underestimated the huge task at hand, and after researching several hundred breaches, decided that it was better to […]

Alien Eye in the Sky Ep 8

Another week, another set of impactful, bizarre, and interesting security stories.   We tried something interesting this week, rather than focusing on a few stories in the video and posting links to others, we’ve crammed them all into one action-packed episode! Stories covered   Toyota dealer sued for stealing intimate photos off couple’s smartphone   […]

15 ways to deal with badly written risks

Every so often, a report gets presented which looks like it was written by the work experience student that was employed by the intern. So what’s the best way to respond? I went on twitter to ask the opinion of folk who have to deal with this kind of thing on a regular basis, and […]

Alien Eye In The Sky – Security News Roundup

True to form, cyber security continues its domination of technology and mainstream news. Ransomware continues to strike, using different techniques such as Locky’s recent spread through social media, or attacking targets like the San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency. Password reuse attacks continue to grow. From Deliveroo’s attack a couple of weeks ago, to the UK’s […]

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Alien Eye in the Sky

A lot went down – some stories in the video and a ton of interesting links below. Enjoy!   Stories in Video Tesco Bank Hacked Adult Friend Finder hack Facebook buyingstolen passwords IP Bill set to becomelaw Other interesting stories   Cyber Security Challenge UK crowns youngest ever champion GCHQ wants internet providers to rewrite systems […]