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How the love of one teenager brought Tweetdeck to its knees.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
How the love of one teenager brought Tweetdeck to its knees
TweetDeck, a Twitter app with millions of users, is back online after a rather surprising security scare. For several hours, the service was taken down all because a 19-year-o...

If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at “switching off” some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This m...

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...

In cybersecurity, the weakest link is … you

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
In cybersecurity, the weakest link is … you
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Computer security relies on a great number of links, hardware, software and something else altogether: you. The greatest threat ...

If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect

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Buchanan, B. (2016)
If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect. https://theconversation.com/if-two-countries-waged-cyber-war-on-each-another-heres-what-to-expect-63544
Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care ...

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...

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 ...

When the ATM runs Windows, how safe is your money?

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
When the ATM runs Windows, how safe is your money?
How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long – viruses, worms and Trojans have forced...

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: 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 ...