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Modified ALFA RT8187

So I finally got round to sorting out the heat issues associated with running the 1W ALFA at full power for extended periods of time. It was a simple hardware mod that cost next to nothing to do and it means I can run higher power for longer, which is useful 🙂 Ok, so...

The GCHQ Cipher Story you don’t know.

So much has been said, good and bad, about GCHQ’s recent release of a cipher to the community. Simply a publicity stunt or well designed honey-pot? No one will ever really know, but what you don’t know is that this was an example of seeing a good idea and...

Ciph3rs & C0d3s

This is a short video explanation of how the UK Cyber Security Challenge’s launch cipher was put together, and subsequently how to break it! [youtube]C4Odla8I0Hs[/youtube]

Open for Business?

I recently was asked by Bloomberg to comment on the raft of Android malware recently discovered. During that interview I mentioned some concepts around the open vs closed models and wanted to expand on this thinking a little further. As you may know the Google Android...

Why you dont need a firewall

I have seen some comments of late about the PSN hack being due to Sony having no firewalls in place and out of date Apache instances. A brief amount of research defuncts this assertion, however, I was genuinely surprised at the level and voracity of the comments...