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I'm a contract Security Architect based in Scotland, UK. I derive strategy for large organisations as well as provide design mentoring and governance. My company also provides forensic analysis for the legal community in Scotland.


May
23
comment What is the security significance of Keyboard and Touchpad controller chips?
It makes you wonder whether they made a mistake by taking the inverter controller, if so, what were they meant to take?
May
20
answered How can I identify which computers a USB device has been used on?
May
15
answered Is a prepaid SIM-card with 3G data anonymous?
Jan
6
comment How can I ensure that an android app was installed on a physical device and not an emulator?
be aware that virtualised/emulated Android environments will soon be a real use case for Windows 8.1 users, see arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/01/…
Nov
28
awarded  Yearling
Nov
20
comment How can I stop this attack on my router?
NB: DoS'ing is very common in multiplayer online gaming.
Nov
19
revised Is it possible that the same VISA debit card numbers could be issued to different people by different banks?
Edited to answer the question!
Nov
19
answered Is it possible that the same VISA debit card numbers could be issued to different people by different banks?
Nov
13
comment How safe is Money Toolkit?
thanks for contributing! don't be too hard on yourself, the same security model was proposed as the successor to MegaUpload. Having designed a consumer bank authentication system; I think if tools like this were used in larger numbers then it would be stopped by implementing specific T's and C's. Not because yours is bad, but because consumers would accidentally be fooled into using copycats.
Nov
12
answered How safe is Money Toolkit?
Oct
22
answered What's the purpose? Strange login attemps “sshd[***] Received disconnect from **.**.**.**: 11: Bye Bye [preauth]”
Oct
22
accepted How should I store and maintain secure configuration documents?
Oct
14
comment Is it normal that my new VISA debit card has almost the same number as the old one? Is it secure?
note that the "4" is reserved for the VISA organisation network. Store cards, for example, use another number.
Oct
14
comment Do we need to logout of webapps?
have a look at the Firefox Extension "Firesheep" to learn how easy it is to steal session cookies.
Oct
9
answered Is there a simple and highly secure office suite?
Oct
9
comment How should I store and maintain secure configuration documents?
@Scott - the check and balance is that we run compliance checking tools by another team to try and reduce the risk of an insider attack. However (without leading the witness) I was wondering whether anyone had tried to integrate with vulnerability intelligence feeds etc.
Oct
9
comment How should I store and maintain secure configuration documents?
@Jiri - yes, we save config but we have all sorts of systems including mainframes and all ages of tech.
Oct
9
asked How should I store and maintain secure configuration documents?
Oct
2
answered Browser Extension to show how your session is being shared
Aug
29
comment What do I need to be aware of to select a transfer method for digital forensic data?
@Thomas is absolutely right about speed. Carving files is very slow on USB2 and below. USB3 may be acceptable but I've not tried it. I sometimes boot a copy of the disk so I can compare it with another RO copy.