Tag: Security

IoT – not just Smart TV’s and why you should care

In the past few years, the rise of Internet connected “things” gave rise to a new term – the “Internet of Things” or IoT for short. While this is not a new idea – many will remember the “Internet Fridge” which appeared quite a silly concept in the 90’s, the emergence of a few use […]

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Talking Passwords and Entropy

This month we are talking passwords, Password strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting guessing, brute force cracking, dictionary attacks or other common methods. Usually strength can be measured by how many trials an attacker who does not have direct access to the password would need, on average, to guess […]

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Cryptolocker and the ASD top 4 and 35

Crypto “levels up” ┬áIn recent developments of Cryptolocker variants, the added element of “scareware” has been introduced. Trading on the success of the “Jigsaw” character in the horror genre of movies, users are extorted more money as minutes pass and even more if the machine is re-booted. This added element of social engineering the user […]

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