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Thought you had seen FUD? Now see this: a rock can protect your computer from viruses

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by Ken Munro.

The fear, uncertainly and doubt employed by many security vendors marketing departments to push product riles me, but I get used to it. Then I saw this last night. Seasoned infosecurity professionals incredulous that anyone could make such a claim about a lump of rock https://gadean.de/sigi/malachite-anti-malware.html Spotted (I think) by @florbrasiko I’m not here to […] Read More


Why I hate named vulnerabilities

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by Tony Gee.

I’m sure you will have all seen the news of the latest ‘critical’ vulnerability VENOM, the marketing department must have been working on overdrive to come up with all the FUD (Fear Uncertainty & Doubt) to generate the amount of headlines. Much like Heartbleed, POODLE and Shellshock before there was a fancy logo and a […] Read More


Ethical disclosure and the Internet of Things

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by Ken Munro.

I’ve recently been trying to work with manufacturers to disclose a number of pretty nasty security bugs in various ‘Internet of Things’ devices. The past few weeks are beginning to make me wish I hadn’t bothered though. What do we mean by Ethical Disclosure? Ethical disclosure processes are becoming fairly standard and have been debated […] Read More


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