We have all heard that our phones could be listening to our everyday conversations in order to then bombard us with targeted adverts. Is there any truth to the matter, though? Have you ever tested this theory and talked about an obscure product with friends and then waited patiently to see whether an advert for … More Is your phone listening to you?
Many people ask me about what it was like working for law enforcement. More often than not, however, they are actually enquiring about how computer crime is truly investigated. Whether it’s questions about how accurately it is portrayed on TV, the constraints felt by the police, the associated myths, or about how to find closely … More How To Catch A Cybercriminal: Tales From The Digital Forensics Lab
Deepfakes are rapidly becoming easier and quicker to create and they’re opening a door into a new form of cybercrime. Although the fake videos are still mostly seen as relatively harmful or even humorous, this craze could take a more sinister turn in the future and be at the heart of political scandals, cybercrime, or … More Deepfakes – Seeing Isn’t Believing
You’ve likely seen a list of top 25 passwords that get reused time and time again – “password” is a usual suspect – but what about phone PIN numbers? How unique are the PIN codes that we choose to stop cybercriminals from getting into our phones and their eyes onto our most precious accounts? People … More You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN
When Starbucks introduced personalising the coffee shop experience by writing their customer’s names on their coffee cups people felt violated. Why on earth would a coffee chain want to know your name? Once coffee drinkers came round to the idea that the baristas were demanding their names, then began a wave of uproar across social media … More Why you should choose a pseudonym at Starbucks