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David Harley
Works at ESET North America
Attended Priory School, Shrewsbury
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Not a book review, but a security-related novel that might be of interest to readers of this blog, as well as benefiting some good causes.
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Also worth reading: Paul Ducklin of Sophos talks on 'Naked Security' about how Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari. Yosemite update Mavericks security update Mountain...
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Facebook and its algorithms may not be as smart as FB, its paying customers, and the rest of us think. But should we take comfort from that?
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Search Engine Optimization may be important to promote your business, but watch out for SEO scams and scammers.
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Actually a setting of two verses from 'A Shropshire Lad':  XVIII (Oh, When I Was In Love With You) and XIII (When I Was One and Twenty). There are already demo recordings on this site of the two in...
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I like some of Heimdal's articles, but their article on 'What is the best antivirus' disappointed me. 
Not so long ago, Heimdal Security's Aurelian Neagu put together a blog to which a number of security people - including me - contributed tips: 50+ Internet Security Tips & Tricks from Top Exper...
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According to Emil Kvarnhammar, a hidden backdoor API in the OS X Admin Framework has been present since 2011 if not earlier, and 'can be exploited to escalate privileges to root from any user accou...
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Not new, apparently, (the Apple page, that is) but updated recently. HT to Jack Clark for flagging it.
Remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac is a recent post on Apple's support site that gives advice on 'uninstalling or removing ad-injection software'. As well as a...
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On a flight back from Sydney recently, I found Bert Jansch's first album - which I once knew very well but have never owned - on the music channel. I always rated his guitar playing, of course,and ...
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Perhaps the most depressing aspect of April Fools Day is that Facebook posts don't look significantly less trustworthy than they do any other day. I think these are probably date-related: Jeremy Cl...
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Words and music by David Harley This was a little odd. I haven't thought of this song for decades, and it suddenly popped back into my head today. But I can't remember the third verse at all, thoug...
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Security authoring and consultancy
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  • ESET North America
    Senior Research Fellow, 2007 - present
  • Small Blue-Green World
    The Boss, 2006 - present
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Writer, security researcher, musician, amateur photographer and historian.
Introduction
Living in UK, educated at University of Wales and Open University, obsessive folk/blues musician, computer security author/researcher, occasional journo. Blog contributor to ESET WeLiveSecurity, Infosecurity Magazine, Anti-Phishing Working Group, (ISC)2Securiteam, AVIEN. Own blogs include: Mac Virus (including iOS and other smartphone OS's), Anti-Malware Testing, ChainMailCheck spam/scam blog, Shropshire Blues, Parodies Regained, Dataholics: the IT addiction, David Harley PhotosDavid Harley's Songs,  David Harley's Verse. Wikipedia page here is quite accurate.
Bragging rights
That I'm still here? A dozen or so security books, various poetry anthologies, one or two defunct recordings.
Education
  • Priory School, Shrewsbury
  • University of Wales, Bangor
  • Open University