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Lenovo’s security debacle reveals blurred boundary between adware and malware

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
Lenovo’s security debacle reveals blurred boundary between adware and malware
A widely disliked habit of PC vendors is their bundling of all manner of unwanted software into brand new computers – demo software, games, or part-functional trials. Faced wi...

Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2011)
Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction. Edinburgh Napier University
1.1 Objectives 1.2 Introduction 1.3 Security Taxonomy 1.4 Threats Hardware misuse Environmental risks External misuse Pests Active misuse Passive misuse Masquerading...

Advanced security and network forensics: obfuscation and data hiding.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2011)
Advanced security and network forensics: obfuscation and data hiding. Edinburgh Napier University
4 DATA HIDING AND OBFUSCATION 4.1 Objectives 4.2 Introduction 4.3 Obfuscation using Encryption Private-key data hiding Public-key data hiding Hashing Encoding Ex-OR en...

Advanced security and network forensics: network forensics.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2011)
Advanced security and network forensics: network forensics. Edinburgh Napier University
3 NETWORK FORENSICS 3.1 Objectives 3.2 Introduction 3.3 The key protocols 3.4 Ethernet, IP and TCP headers 3.5 TCP connection 3.6 ARP 3.7 SYN 3.8 Application Layer Ana...

Advanced security and network forensics: web Infrastructures.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2011)
Advanced security and network forensics: web Infrastructures. Edinburgh Napier University
5 WEB INFRASTRUCTURES 5.1 Objectives 5.2 Introduction 5.3 Identity 2.0 5.4 SOAP over HTTP 5.5 LDAP X.500 5.6 Authentication Infrastructures 5.7 802.1x Authentication ...

When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto
Security relies upon good programming and correct adherence to well-designed standards. If the standards are sloppy, then security has been compromised from the outset. Smart ...

Traffic light hacking shows the Internet of Things must come with better security.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
Traffic light hacking shows the Internet of Things must come with better security
The growing extent to which our day-to-day infrastructure is computer-controlled and internet-connected leaves it open to the possibility that malicious hackers could intercep...

Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step
Apple and Starbucks are two of the world’s most trusted companies, but their reputations were recently tarnished thanks to some novice cybersecurity mistakes. Both setup syste...

Codebreaking has moved on since Turing’s day, with dangerous implications.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
Codebreaking has moved on since Turing’s day, with dangerous implications
We have always been been intrigued by keeping secrets and uncovering the secrets of others, whether that’s childhood secret messages, or secrets and codebreaking of national i...

Better locks to secure our data are the inevitable result of too many prying eyes

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
Better locks to secure our data are the inevitable result of too many prying eyes
Robert Hannigan, the new head of British signals intelligence agency GCHQ, has accused technology companies of aiding terrorists and criminals by providing them secure communi...