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Mervin Pearce
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All traffic in and out of your environment MUST be monitored for unknown traffic and reviewed by skilled staff and if required incident response initiated.  In the following image (clickable for large view) you can see that there are attacks from…
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More and more sites I visit is detecting that I use an ad-blocker and asking me to either pay a daily or monthly fee to access their content, or whitelist the site in my system.  If the content is valuable which is not available free from other sites I…
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By unsubscribing you confirm your email to the main spamming company and you will only get more spam Have you ever received an spam email that you have unsubscribed from before?  Today I had a very interesting encounter with a local company getting onto…
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If you think you are safe having adequate NAC (Network Access Control) but not controlling local administrative access and application execution on your workstations, you should think again.  This post will go through some of the risks as well as some of…
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The banking landscape is changing at an exponential rate.  Travelling a bit and finding myself on the island of Madeira.  Off the continent of Africa, closest country is Morocco, but it is part of Portugal.  A few years ago, BANIF Bank was experiencing…
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ABSA Bank, from whom Barclays has dis-invested, re-branded the bank with a new logo and with some fanfare.  As expected the criminals are waiting for such events to exploit bank clients during the ‘transition’ phase.  The interesting fact here is that the…
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Simple but could be tricky cryptography question for the CISSP candidates
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Example of quick internal view of a virus attached to email
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Throwback Tuesday... Looking at some files on a compromised government system.
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