Cocaine & Credentials

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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 …

VPNs for Normal People

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It’s been quite a week in the media for VPN providers. Two large companies have had breaches of security in some way or another and the industry dumpster fire has had a fresh poke and a few new logs chucked …

Troublesome Terminology

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When tasked with teaching employees about social engineering, the industry doesn’t half make it hard. People sat in marketing that have never sent a phishing email, or set foot in an office with a key-logger in their pocket chirp up …

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Looking For Fraud

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Here at The AntiSocial Engineer Limited we are always keen to identify the things that enable social engineers. The name is more than a play on words, our business is all about throwing the spanners into serious organised crime and …

Diamonds and Dirt

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I quite like diamonds. Not for their look but for the whole backstory on why they are so desired today. The De Beers ‘cartel’, amongst others,  inflated the price of diamonds since the 1800s. Around 1938 the De Beers diamond group …

Layered Learning

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In our bubble of InfoSec, we can find ourselves feeling like we are fighting a loosing battle. We write perfect policies – that nobody reads and after your 5th security incident you can feel like you are bashing your head …