This is a brief interview about my role and the assessment process designed for the challengers playing the UK Cyber Security Challenge while at the Cyber Camp 2012: Continue reading “Video Interview – UK CsC Cyber Camp 2012”
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 🙂 Continue reading “Modified ALFA RT8187”
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 then totally cocking it up. Continue reading “The GCHQ Cipher Story you don’t know.”
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!
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. Continue reading “Open for Business?”
I have seen some comments of late about the PSN hack being due to Sony having no firewalls in place and out of date Apache instances.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 around it. Most of which related to people essentially “living and dieing” by their firewalls. This position is ludicrous to say the least, as a firewall is but one control, not the be all and end all of security, and in my own personal experience, sometimes, they are simply not up to the task and you need to think outside the box. Continue reading “Why you dont need a firewall”
It seems that since vendors started bringing out bug bounties, for all the right reasons I might add, a new breed of “security researcher” has appeared. This new type of researcher is single minded in his/her task and has a simple, no effort, no thought way of achieiving it “fuzzing!” Continue reading “Original Thought”