Posted by David Harley on February 20, 2017
VBS/Loveletter demonstrated that sometimes the quality of malcode doesn’t matter if the social engineering hits the spot.
Posted by David Harley on December 4, 2015
Hoaxes about terrorist attacks in the UK: just hoaxes, or delivering malware?
Posted by David Harley on October 15, 2015
iOS, AV, and why I don’t (usually) make product recommendations.
Posted by Kevin on July 11, 2015
For years there have been suspicions that the anti-virus industry is maybe not so clean from NSA taint as it should be. I have been one of those doubters: AV and the NSA: is the anti-virus industry in bed with the NSA – why do CIPAV, FinFisher and DaVinci still defeat AV? FBI, CIPAV spyware, […]
Posted by David Harley on March 26, 2015
…or geolocating spooks, Bunny bugs, and the elephant in the room… Disclaimer: while I’m an independent author and consultant, I do work closely with one of the security companies mentioned in this article. However, while the starting point for this article is a blog article it recently published, this isn’t about generating extra Likes and […]
Posted by Kevin on December 18, 2014
One of my favourite companies is F-Secure. F-Secure is a company that hasn’t just sat back and said, ‘Oh, how terrible – governments are spying on us.’ F-Secure is fighting back by developing the technology that makes it more difficult for governments to spy on people. I recently asked F-Secure’s Sean Sullivan why his company […]
Posted by Kevin on December 4, 2014
On Tuesday, Reuters published an exclusive report on a new FBI alert about destructive malware. The Reuters report was low on facts but high on conjecture (much of which is quite possibly true). Have you wondered, however, why a report on a document that the reporter has seen should be so low on facts? [It […]
Posted by David Harley on October 29, 2014
Patrick Wardle’s KnockKnock is useful for the generic detection of OS X programs that maintain ‘persistence’, but it isn’t a replacement for anti-malware.
Posted by David Harley on October 14, 2014
I recently came across a comment to one of my blogs – it doesn’t matter which, because it didn’t actually relate directly to the article it was attached to. The commenter wanted to know whether she needed to install anti-virus onto her tablet, because ‘tablets can’t get viruses’, as her son had told her, and […]
Posted by Kevin on September 4, 2014