Hacking and Security

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How not to win friends and influence people

You might hope that companies involved in internet security, and anti-virus/anti-malware would be the first to actually follow good practices when it comes to the internet. I just got off chasing Symantec//Norton for billing me for an automatic renewal for a product I no longer use.  Now I know...

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The Inside man….

According to some studies, 60% of attacks on corporate networks are done from inside the firewall.  Reasons for this is inside attacks are easy to launch, they are difficult to protect against, and they are relatively low risk to the attacker. So, in the corporate environment how do you...

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PRISM – More tales from the Dark Side….

Last week saw more ‘facts’ emerge about PRISM, only this time it was from a hearing of “Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board” (PCLOB) – whose tagline is “Committed to the protection of civil liberties and privacy in the nation’s efforts against terrorism“. They have release the transcript from...

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Rudolph – GCHQ’s latest program leaked by Snowden

According to the latest leaks obtained from Edward Snowden, GCHQ have been increasingly worried about the huge increase in both electronic traffic to the domain ‘northpole.net’ and old-fashioned ‘letters’, addressed to ‘Santa’ at The North Pole. He produced documents that confirmed that GCHQ has been monitoring the internet traffic from...

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U.S. Tech. Companies call for limits on spying…

Has the ‘worm’ finally turned in the US? Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL have sent an open letter in which they state that they believe that government surveillance practices should also be reformed to include substantial enhancements to privacy protections and appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms for...

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Apple rollout virtual stalking in 254 stores

Apple has now rolled out iBeacon to all of it’s 254 US stores. The technology is based on Bluetooth and runs of every device running iOS 7 – iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch, to keep track of where people are in it’s stores. The location technology is used to...

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