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Improving security warnings in web browsers

By Jordan Hall 17th December 2014


Security warnings in modern web browsers are weird. When you browse to your favourite online shopping checkout or your online bank account, you get a happy lock icon. That's great. It reminds users they are on a secure webpage, that...

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10 Ways to make an Insecure Website

By Jordan Hall 20th June 2014


Note: The following article is satire. We urge you not to follow its advice. So, you want to make yourself (or your client) a terribly insecure website? No worries, here is our guide to making your easily hackable dream come true. Passwords - Passwords are a complete waste of time, aren't they? They inconvenience you...

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DAT 595 – Faulty McAfee Anti-virus update disables computers

By Jordan Hall 22nd April 2010


A recent automated update to McAfee Anti-virus software caused the software to mistaken detect a key Windows system program as malicious and move it out of its proper location to a McAfee anti-virus quarantine. Due to the critical nature of the quarantined system program, 'svchost.com', affected computers failed to start correctly and were sent into a rebooting loop. According to Microsoft, the affected file 'is a generic host process name for ...

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