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Lies, damned lies and statistics*

Posted by David Harley on July 29, 2015

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Security, surveys and the Silly Season

Behavioural Profiling: Conforming to Type

Posted by David Harley on July 28, 2015

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Signatures newsflash: AV doesn’t detect what it doesn’t detect

Posted by David Harley on July 20, 2015

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Signatures aren’t The Answer, but they’re not always ineffective.

Passwords, PINs, Needles and Haystacks

Posted by David Harley on July 13, 2015

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An interesting conference on passwords, but why so sloppy about deadline date formatting?

Encryption, Politics, and Keys Under Doormats

Posted by David Harley on July 9, 2015

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‘Keys Under Doormats: mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications’ – dangers of government distrust of encryption.

Divide by Zero Cookie Intolerance

Posted by David Harley on July 6, 2015

A Siri meme, a programming sidebar, and why a warship was stopped in its tracks by trying to divide by zero.

Encryption and Politics

Posted by David Harley on July 1, 2015

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Where encryption is weakened by law, it’s unlikely that criminals or terrorists will stop benefiting from strong encryption in order to obey the law.

Working for Facebook – Behavioural Advertising

Posted by David Harley on June 15, 2015

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We often say of services like Facebook that if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. This isn’t necessarily a terrible thing: social media sites are, in general, there to make a profit, and serving advertisements to you on behalf of their real customers provides their revenue stream, so you may consider that […]

Professor Klaus Brunnstein

Posted by David Harley on May 21, 2015

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Like many others in the security industry, I was sad to hear of the death of Professor. Dr. Klaus Brunnstein, who died on 20th May 2015, by my reckoning just a few days before his 78th birthday. His name won’t mean much to most of my UK and US friends outside the security industry, though […]

The Florentine Deception revisited

Posted by David Harley on May 19, 2015

I recently posted an article here about Carey Nachenberg’s novel The Florentine Deception. I said at the time: If Kevin doesn’t object, I’ll report back here when I’ve actually read/reviewed the book. If you read it in the meantime, though, feel free to comment here: I’d be interested to hear what comments you have. And if […]