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Key Card Ransomware: News versus FUD

Posted by David Harley on January 30, 2017

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On the 28th January 2017, a news site reported that Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked out of rooms. The story initially claimed that a ransomware gang had been able to compromise systems in the Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt in Austria including the key card registry system, even managing to lock guests into their rooms. The […]

Hoaxes and Facebook

Posted by David Harley on January 22, 2015

The security industry doesn’t generally take hoaxes very seriously – even if it recognizes the SEO value of Facebook – but Facebook itself has recognized that it has a massive problem with scams and hoaxes. Is crowdsourcing the answer? Opinions vary.

Hoaxes, Facebook, and the Mother of Parliaments

Posted by David Harley on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, I put up a new post about Trust, Truth and Hoaxes in Social Media. Among other things, it referred to misleading posts seen on Facebook and other social media suggesting that British politicians only turn up to debates that concern their own financial wellbeing. I still don’t think that’s at all the case – which […]