Category: Security

contacless payments, the missed opportunity for mobile providers

In a recent discussion on LinkedIn over contactless payments, I’ve realized this is a missed opportunity for the mobile providers, when you think of it. If you live in…

this is indeed a mistery

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ― Arthur Conan…

live photos on the iPhone; shhh! they’re listening!

So, live photos have been around for sometime now on the newer iPhones and latest iOS, but until recently we only had paid tools to create gifs out of those live…

It’s the data, Sherlock!

About the Mexican data leak The data was stored in a publicly accessible MongoDB database, that required no password or authentication to be accessed. The database was hosted on…

when agencies don’t communicate

Everyone knows the case of FBI vs Apple, which started with a weird request to Apple. But now the FBI dropped the case, since it doesn’t need Apple’s help…

Code of Practice – Equipment Interference

So the UK has a draft for Equipment Interference that could soon become law.  (local cache) With this, instead of having the Government trying to hack systems and…

cyber celebrity

This is rather old now, but Kevin Spacey went to the Davos forum in November and was wired by WISeKey Security. Now, we’ve all seen celebrities doing more ‘tech’ stuff for money…

blunt 2016 predictions from microsoft

It’s that time of the year again when companies and researchers are asked about their work and what they think it will happen next year. Microsoft has just…

money over privacy

VTech was recently hacked and it was really bad for everyone, as Vice Motherboard reports: a hacker broke into the servers of VTech, a Hong Kong-based company that…

banking and the cloud (by Investec)

Yesterday we had one of the largest AWS User Group meetups ever in the UK at Investec, and was quite epic to be honest. We had drones, flashing hoodies…

cloud white labeling

We all heard that Microsoft is opening an UK datacenter in 2016. Which is quite good to overcome some ‘boring’ law gaps regarding data issues. Even if data…

cyber, cyber, cyber, security, cyber, cyber, cyber

There’s a huge security market report by Cybersecurity Ventures out just now http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report/ (pdf) It’s ‘cyber’ all around, commercially sponsored (might have some bias), but never the less some interesting…

paper, rock, security

Sends email to IT with security details IT emails back with User/Password Changes password to a pass phrase Too long pass phrase Changes back to a random password…

about passwords

XKCD nailed it quite well. “I don’t care about passwords, honestly” is more stronger than “[email protected]$vv0rDs” For the record, if you have a phrase like the one about…

when a CEO says its company was hacked

It’s all over the news; TalkTalk was hacked. We’re talking about customers personal information and bank details. So, pretty much their core business – not core function, as it still…

future idea; world first bitcoin (physical) bank

1) Use this as a bitcoin wallet; 2) fill a datacenter with them; 3) sell it as the world first bitcoin bank 4) profit It comes with built-in…

storage over privacy

Storage was that beautiful thing that used to be just yours, to put whatever you want into it and have it for yourself. It was like a no sharing…

heartbleed && wireless

At yesterday Portuguese security meetup in Lisbon, a friend just talked about heartbleed and wireless, showing an exploit for it. Here’s the presentation, the code you can ask…

downtime and disaster recovery

Recently, Forbes published an article about the Immortal Enterprise, the one that never stops and never gets disrupted.  To quickly sum it up: – Unplanned downtimes can kill…