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David Harley
Works at ESET North America
Attended Priory School, Shrewsbury
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Folky stuff around Shropshire and the Severn. A work in progress. 
February 2015 events  This is actually a beta version of a more comprehensive diary page that will be put here in due course. The information was accurate (errors and omissions excepted…) – to the ...
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A new version of OpinionSpy has been flagged by Secure Mac and Intego. Do you want to share that much information with market researchers?
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How a cult of secrecy combined with an appeal to authority might have made a targeted phishing scam more effective.
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Discovered among my juvenilia. 
Like Long Stand  and Hands of the Craftsman, I wrote this for the revue “Nice…if you can get it”, directed by Maggie Ford sometime in the early 70s, but wasn’t used as it wasn’t really in keeping w...
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Having made public three Windows issues (as reported by Arstechnica), Google turns its guns on Apple with three OS X issues. Specifically: OS X IOKit kernel memory corruption due to bad bzero in IO...
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Facebook has recognized that it has a massive problem with scams and hoaxes. Is crowdsourcing the answer?
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For ESET, Rob Waugh considers six common types of Valentine's Day scams and how to spot them:  Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam One gambit he doe...
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Two phone scams of a type that might be new to you: fake surveys asking dangerous questions, and a Londoning scam that seems to target seniors.
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My first article on Infosecurity Magazine for a while: there's a new regime, which may prove to be less frustrating.
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I recorded a version of this in the early 70s in Manchester, but never did anything with it, and I no longer have the tape. I’ve changed a couple of minor things in the lyric that mildly irritated ...
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I was trying for a pun about Snowdon and cold shoulders, but I wondered if anyone outside Wales would get it. 
So apparently I have something in common with Edward Snowden: I don't have an iPhone either. However, in my case it has less to do with paranoia about tracking software and more to do with not bein...
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Starting a few days ago, we began receiving multiple reports of CTB-Locker campaigns in various countries mostly in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
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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