Those Who Cannot Remember The Past

@rfdevere Blog

Information security is a fast paced industry. Everyday, people are dropping exciting projects on GitHub, data breaches keep journalists in work, universities teach the next generation of practitioners and security companies churn out invoices. It’s all frenetic, it’s a turbo …

Pyrotechnic Pretexts

@rfdevere Blog

We recently saw a video posted by the London Fire Brigade on Twitter and it got us thinking. I’m sure followers of the blog know just what we thought already… It’s probably best to rate the London Fire Brigade on …

How Low Will They Go?

@rfdevere News

True to form, cybercriminals are out in force trying to exploit the recent COVID issue. According to Action-Fraud, they have already netted close to £970,000 from UK victims. Source: Why use COVID-19 in scams? In phishing simulations, we see a …

Turned Off By Ofcom

@rfdevere News

In July 2019, Ofcom introduced a new way to handle number portability for UK customers. The idea was a simple one, make it possible for people to text ‘PAC’ to 65075 and within seconds a SIM porting request is in …

Goodbye HTTP?

Steven Turner Blog, News

It’s now long a long established fact that HTTP is insecure. For those who don’t know, your data isn’t securely encrypted when sent between your device and the website. The lack of security means cybercriminals can easily take a copy …

Screeching at a Poster

@rfdevere Blog

You might have missed last weeks incident on Twitter. It started off as a casual bit of annoyance, but quickly escalated in to a full on witch hunt for the Police. For those of you hiding under a rock and …

Cocaine & Credentials

@rfdevere Blog

I recently had the pleasure to watch a talk at BSides Leeds by Darren Martyn. He’s a security researcher who really understands the criminal ecosystem of stolen credentials. The talk focussed on ‘scum lords’, the term he chooses for those …