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Making Sense of WannaCry

Whenever a calamity befalls, it’s only natural for people to try and rationalise and identify the problem. As is now happening with the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that affected the UK’s NHS service, and other services in over 100 countries. People are discussing what should have been done to prevent it. On one hand, there’s a […]

Looking busy when working from home

I work from home. To some this seems like the ideal situation, and in many ways it is. My commute to the “office” takes 30 seconds, I never get caught up in traffic, there’s always good food, and I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing. But there are many downsides to a home […]

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 […]