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Backdoor Barbie: Let’s Go Party

Posted by David Harley on November 2, 2015

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Is your home still your castle, or are there Barbie-arians at the gates?

Safe Harbor, Pearl Harbor

Posted by David Harley on October 26, 2015

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The bombing of Safe Harbor: the view from Microsoft

Cyberjargon and 100% Security

Posted by David Harley on October 23, 2015

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Further to the post Music, Security, and a Nice Cup of Tea, I just came across this very-much-to-the-point post by Kurt Wismer, specially for those of us who are thoroughly annoyed by the addition of the word ‘cyber’ all over the place as if it actually explained something. I look forward to a sequel featuring the […]

Support Scams: Splashes in the Phish Pool

Posted by David Harley on October 21, 2015

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Dan Goodin wrote yesterday for Ars Technica that Support scams that plagued Windows users for years now target Mac customers, complete with a Malwarebytes screenshot of a fake Safari alert. In fact, Malwarebytes has, for quite a while, been reporting the way in which support scammers have added pop-up alerts to their armoury, although I still see […]

Music, Security, and a Nice Cup of Tea

Posted by David Harley on October 19, 2015

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Music as a tool for improving security? No wonder the security industry has made all those YouTube videos.

iOS and Malware

Posted by David Harley on October 15, 2015

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iOS, AV, and why I don’t (usually) make product recommendations.

IoT Hacking: Surviving an Online World

Posted by David Harley on October 13, 2015

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Today has been a good day for panic (for tomorrow we die). Plane hacking, sea port hacking, even EEG hacking. Let’s go down singing.

Dennis Technology’s 2015 testing report

Posted by David Harley on October 6, 2015

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An interesting report on product testing from one of the better anti-malware testers.

The 419: Mugs and Mugus

Posted by David Harley on September 23, 2015

I was delighted to receive the following invitation recently from someone calling himself Heinz: … I have an offer worth 23million if interested, please contact me I wonder what it’s worth if I’m not interested? (And 23 million of what? If we’re talking about bedbugs or Zimbabwean dollars I’m not at all interested.) Grammatical pedantry […]

Watching the Furby Fly

Posted by David Harley on September 16, 2015

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Somehow, the Furby, a furry toy vaguely resembling a Mogwai (the cuddly pre-Gremlin version in Joe Dante’s films, rather than the demons of Chinese tradition1) has always invited a certain amount of paranoia, fuelled by (or perhaps fuelling) the interest of the hacking community. As well as a fairly dumb discussion on the newsgroup alt.comp.virus […]