THE PRIVACY DEBATE

August 12, 2016

Warnings about taxis are commonplace, and pretty sensible fare, if you’ll forgive the pun. Make sure it’s licenced, check who’s driving is on the ID, keep tabs on where they’re actually taking you, that kind of thing. However, you can now add SMS fraud to the list. Uber users in the UK are being warned about a scam whereby they receive a text informing them that their trip has been “booked for 217...

August 2, 2016

It’s being called Turkey’s WhatsApp coup – which pretty much says it all. Putting aside the whys and wherefores of the political situation, and viewed purely as a technical issue, the failed coup is a serious black eye for WhatsApp’s claims of security, encryption and privacy protection.

The situation came to light when Turkey’s state-run media outlets published transcripts of the WhatsApp conversa...

July 13, 2016

The word on the street is that all is not well with Silent Circle and their ailing Blackphone. The device simply isn’t selling. As recently exposed, lawsuits are flying between the encrypted communications firm and their former partners in the endeavor, the Spanish company Geeksphone. The details are gory, and the cost to Silent Circle could be significant. According to Matt Neiderman, Silent Circ...

April 20, 2016

Featured on Infosec Island.

With the Australian banking system reeling from its recent malware attacks, it seems news stories about the theft of personal data are popping up with depressing regularity.

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