Things I hearted last week

For the week ending 11th Sept 2016


Yes, I’m late again. Don’t blame me – blame Gartner! Well, the fact that I was attending the Security and Risk Summit in London and then I was catching up on work and then… well you’re not interested in my excuses, let’s get onto the juicy stuff!


I read this article on “predictive policing” and how police could learn a lesson from Minority Report and couldn’t help thinking about the parallels that could be drawn to security.


Fake attacks by insiders to fool companies


This is pretty cool – USBe – air-gap cover-channel via electromagnetic emission from USB. (PDF). There’s also a video showing it in action.


Age diversity an issue? What happens when a 54 year old esteemed apple engineer applied for a job at the Genius Bar. What happened next will shock you! No, I don’t think I’m quite at that level of click-bait yet.


Snagging creds from locked machines by using a plugin device that masquerades as a USB Ethernet adaptor.


 Hacker takes down CEO wire transfer scammers and sends their Win 10 creds to the cops.


Detecting malware with Memory Forensics. (PDF)


Little Flocker beta is out. It’s a product similar to Little Snitch, but for file access instead of network connections. Looks pretty cool.


Internet Disinformation Service for Hire – isn’t that pretty much all of the internet? I’m sure my facebook feed is filled with more disinformation than anything else. Please share this post and type amen or something bad will happen to you!


The employee badge that monitors where you are and who you are talking to.  Umm yeah, totally a cool thing and like “fitbit for your career”. Nothing creepy about this at all.


Don’t like security restrictions? Just ignore them. Clinton email highlights frustrating reality of bypassed IT policies


IoT security vulnerability disclosure: A tale of two industries


Finally – an interesting article on being patient and how invention is only the first step of innovation. When you change the world and no one notices.