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Ashley Madison breach reveals the rise of the moralist hacker

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
Ashley Madison breach reveals the rise of the moralist hacker
There’s value in more than just credit card data, as Avid Life Media (ALM), parent company of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison, has found out after being raided ...

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...

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...

If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too
We have spent years promoting the need for change in our approach to internet infrastructure, forcing politicians to recognise it as a serious issue. So it’s great to see Bara...

US hack shows data is the new frontier in cyber security conflict.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
US hack shows data is the new frontier in cyber security conflict
More than four million personal records of US government workers are thought to have been hacked and stolen, it has been. With US investigators blaming the Chinese government ...

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 ...

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...

iWorm hack shows Macs are vulnerable too

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
iWorm hack shows Macs are vulnerable too
The computer operating systems and applications we use today have often evolved over many years, decades even, and contain tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code. Flaws...

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...