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Bank Fraud: Whose Fault?

Posted by David Harley on May 31, 2016

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Owing to a houseful of grandchildren, I’ve not been giving quite the same attention to security news just lately as I do normally, so I nearly missed an article by John Leyden for The Register: Bank in the UK? Plans afoot to make YOU liable for bank fraud. While I don’t feel a lot of love […]

TeslaCrypt: We’re Sorry, Here’s the Decryption Key

Posted by David Harley on May 19, 2016

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Are the TeslaCrypt operators genuinely apologizing? Probably not, since it seems that they may well have moved on to CryptXXX rather than retiring to a monastery to flagellate themselves with birch twigs. However, after an ESET analyst, noticing that the TeslaCrypt project seemed to be shutting down, contacted them via the Tesla support/payment site and asked them […]

Ransomwhere? – detecting new ransomware

Posted by David Harley on April 21, 2016

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Patrick Wardle’s Ransomwhere? for OS X flags processes as dangerous if they seem to encrypt files.

Healthcare Security and your Doctor’s Cellphone

Posted by David Harley on April 7, 2016

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Healthcare security: does your doctor’s cellphone endanger your medical data?

Patches (and Vulnerabilities, and Exploits)

Posted by David Harley on April 7, 2016

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Exploits, vulnerabilities, why patches really do matter, and thoughts on how to live with them.

Virus hoaxes still thrive while ‘Sonia disowns Rahul’

Posted by David Harley on March 21, 2016

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Sonia may have disowned Rahul, but virus hoaxes are still with us, though nowadays more often found in social media than in email.

Buzzwords and Booth Bunnies

Posted by David Harley on March 3, 2016

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RSA: looking for ideas that are really going to make a difference, rather than old ideas disguised as new buzzwords?

Internet of Things? *All I want is a proper cup of coffee…

Posted by David Harley on March 3, 2016

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Does everything have to be attached to the Internet of Things?

San Bernardino: what does the security industry think?

Posted by David Harley on February 19, 2016

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While Apple’s head is above the parapet over the San Bernardino forensic issue, the security industry (mostly) offers subdued support.

Malicious Photocopier: not the Internet of Things

Posted by David Harley on February 2, 2016

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If your photocopier is sending you Word docs by email, think twice before opening.