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I'm an Australian by birth but currently live in London. I'm a traveller at heart and I love seeing how different the rest of the world is. I'm always up for something new and interesting.

I've been playing with computers pretty much my whole life, working with them since 2000 in tech support and programming and as a full-time Sysadmin since 2006. I've been fascinated by security since about 2003 and I tend to become the default "security guy" at most places I have worked.

I enjoy all forms of sport and outdoors activities but particularly cycling, hockey, sailboarding, snowboarding, camping and Frisbee. I'm also passionate about the environment, growing my own food, cooking it and eating it.

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Apr
23
comment NTP DDoS Attack on Home Servers
Or better yet, block everything at the firewall and only allow in/out the traffic you actually want.
Apr
19
reviewed Approve How to know what personal information companies know about myself
Apr
19
reviewed Approve Amount of simple operations that is safely out of reach for all humanity?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve PCI Compliance relating to 'other' passwords
Apr
16
reviewed Approve What happens if biometric data is stolen?
Apr
14
comment Is crypto.js vulnerable to heartbleed attack?
Where does your crypto.js come from? Are you talking about this one on Google Code?
Apr
14
reviewed Approve Why improvising your own Hash function out of existing hash functions is so bad
Apr
13
revised Is Google Drive security compromised?
Fixed spelling and stopped linking to malicious websites.
Apr
8
reviewed Approve What should a website operator do about the Heartbleed OpenSSL exploit?
Apr
5
comment Certificate services will not start with “server is offline” error
What product are you using? This may be better suited to ServerFault but don't worry, we'll migrate it if it is.
Apr
1
reviewed Approve Is it possible to completely wipe a flash memory?
Apr
1
reviewed Approve Is it possible to completely wipe a flash memory?
Mar
31
reviewed Approve How often should I reset my salt?
Mar
28
reviewed Approve How exactly are physically unclonable functions used in authenticaton if they are unclonable?
Mar
27
comment Is it a real security benefit if a host uses static IP Addresses for authentication?
There was a similar question a couple of years ago where I came to a very similar conclusion to Rory. It is a measurable improvement in security depending on how many systems can use the IP address but it is not adequate on its own.
Mar
26
answered MySQL authentication, how to pad the 20-byte salt
Mar
24
answered SSL Certificate for an email server
Mar
7
awarded  Taxonomist
Mar
7
comment Is “bug banking” occurring?
I disagree with the opinion-based close vote. This question can be answered with statistics from vulnerability databases and Microsoft's own security advisories.
Mar
4
reviewed Reject When changing a PGP passphrase, does it only affect the private key?