BackTrack 5 Released

The BackTrack Dev team has worked in the past months on BackTrack 5, code name “revolution”. It was released to the public on May 10th. This new revision has been built from scratch, and boasts several major improvements over all … Read more

Digital Forensic Investigations: Just how good are they?

I note with interest that John Douglas (Finnbarr) is giving this talk to the BCS IRMA ( Information Risk Management and Assurance ) group. It’s certainly open to BCS members, and possibly to other affiliated organisations – worth dropping a … Read more

Cyberwar? What Cyberwar?

Cyberwar hype is inhibiting government attempts to develop an appropriate response to cybersecurity threats, say computer scientists. A heavyweight study by UK computer scientists for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) concludes that it is “highly unlikely” there … Read more

RIP Sir Maurice Wilkes

The “father” of British computing, Sir Maurice Wilkes, has died at the age of 97. Sir Maurice was the designer and creator of Edsac, a computer that ran its first program in May 1949…

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Vista Security Rendered Useless?

This week at the Black Hat Security Conference two security researchers will discuss their findings which could completely bring Windows Vista to its knees. Mark Dowd of IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) and Alexander Sotirov, of VMware Inc. have discovered … Read more

Cold Boot Attack Utilities Released At HOPE Conference

Jacob Appelbaum, one of the security researchers who worked on the cold boot attacks to recover encryption keys from memory even after reboot, has announced the release of the complete source code for the utilities at The Last HOPE in … Read more

TrueCrypt not as deniable as thought

It may not be possible after all to conceal the existence of a sensitive file on a machine. BT security expert Bruce Schneier and a group of researchers have hacked an ultra-paranoid feature in the TrueCrypt open-source disk encryption tool … Read more