Category Archives: Security

The other side of the conspiracy

From Marcus Hutchins comes this: Imagine what a plot twist it’d be if it turned out Bill Gates wasn’t trying to inject people with tracking chips, and actually the tracking chip was in the social media app those people were … Continue reading

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Hutchins’ story

There are many reasons to follow Marcus Hutchins’ posts if you are interesting in computer security, but his story is something else. He was recently able to finally talk about it publicly, and chose to do so in a series … Continue reading

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And she got to be an MBE

I was on a deep dive in Wikipedia and ended up reading about Mavis Batey, who was one of the leading codebreakers at Bletchley Park during WWII, credited with breaking the Italian naval messages leading to the Battle of Matapan … Continue reading

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Scam likes and follows

Having a blog makes you a target for a specific kind of scam; the fake likes and follows by blogs that try to up their views or that are trying to sell some sort of physical scam. Those likes and … Continue reading

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A problem with Google’s Predictive Phishing Protection

At work we have experienced a problem with Google’s Predictive Phishing Protection, as described by Google on their security blog. If you type one of your protected passwords (this could be a password you stored in Chrome’s password manager, or … Continue reading

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Bots may be a bigger problem than we think

This thread raises serious questions: Wendig goes on to show that the “Ben Carling” account is most likely a bot-account, designed to respond to certain tweets. The account was recently created, never tweets but replies, only followed by one account … Continue reading

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Is this just stupidity?

OK, so Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone got hacked, probably by Saudi Arabia. Then, when Bezos is told, on his phone, that it’s Saudi Arabia, he gets a message from the Saudi Crown Prince that it’s all lies. Except … … Continue reading

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Lack of self-awareness

This post by former US President Barack Obama shows a complete lack of self-awareness: As we wind down 2019, I wanted to share with you my annual list of favorites that made the last year a little brighter. We’ll start … Continue reading

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Delete Facebook

This is your regularly scheduled reminder to delete Facebook. This time brought to you by “why do we keep tracking the location of our users, even after they turned location tracking off? Because we want the location data.” Facebook acknowledged … Continue reading

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Labour promising a Tory dream

For my British friends: Labour promising to nationalise broadband is a true Tory dream, not nightmare. On the surface, this is classic left-wing, socialising a utility to provide equal access for all. I think there are good arguments for ensuring … Continue reading

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