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RoT: The all-powerful Ransomware of Things
Infected IoT devices may extort commercial websites by threatening a DDoS attack, or locking IoT devices in order to charge a ransom aka Jackware.
Stopping the Ransomware of Things in its path
To stop the IoT becoming home to the RoT, a number of things need to happen; in two different spheres of human activity.
Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined
I want to discuss four significant security and privacy assumptions that Snowden’s actions, and the resulting revelations, have undermined.
Heard of Jackware? When connected cars meet ransomware
I define jackware as malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the purpose of which is not data processing or digital communications.
What's an ELOFANT and how can you stop them threatening your data?
If you’re concerned about the security of your organization’s data, you should be looking out for ELOFANTs on your network.
Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Mac OS Guide
If you recently acquired an Apple Mac computer there are several simple steps you can take to protect your new machine.