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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...

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...

How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit

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Buchanan, B. (2017)
How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit. https://theconversation.com/how-wannacry-caused-global-panic-but-failed-to-turn-much-of-a-profit-77740
The WannaCry cyber-attack led to panic across the globe, showing just how important it is for organisations to have secure operating systems. This was not even the most sophis...

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...

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: 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: 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...

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 ...