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Making children’s toys swear

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Ken Munro.

In our last toy related post we mentioned My Friend Cayla, here we’ll lift the lid on what we found. Cayla is effectively a bluetooth headset, dressed up as a doll. Yes, you can actually make phone calls by holding her to your ear. The real fun starts with the mobile app that she interfaces […] Read More


RC4 cipher considered harmful?

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by Jamie Riden.

There is a slightly disturbing announcement of a coming talk at Blackhat Asia in March, claiming a new break in RC4-based SSL cipher suites. I’ve reproduced it here in its entirety: BAR-MITZVA ATTACK: BREAKING SSL WITH 13-YEAR OLD RC4 WEAKNESS RC4 is the most popular stream cipher in the world, and in particular is used […] Read More


How to test wireless systems: A step-by-step guide (part 2)

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Lee Parkes.

In my previous post I went over the high level details of conducting a wireless network survey. In this blog post I’m going to go into a little more detail with a tool called Kismet. There will be other blog posts covering other tools and hardware platforms. But for now, grab your favourite beverage, relax, […] Read More


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