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Robert Slade

Facebook Christmas Tree Virus: it’s Still a Hoax

“Old hoaxes never die”: last year’s Christmas Tree App Facebook “virus” warning is circulating again.

The Price of Fame

…there are (over) 2,095,006,005 Internet users nowadays (due credit to www.internetworldstats.com). Inevitably, some of them are going to have the same name as real celebrities and fictional characters…

Disasters: Getting Involved

From my friend Rob Slade. He was writing at the time of the Haiti earthquake over a year ago, but the advice still stands, and not just for those who are uncomfortably near all those fault lines that seem to have been particularly restless in the last year or two. Thoughts on Haiti, Olympics, and

Soothsaying, Forsooth!

If you haven’t yet had enough of the crystall balls that have been bouncing all over the media and the blogosphere in the past few weeks…

ROFLing Around The Christmas Tree*

…conceptually there is a direct line of succession from this worm to the social engineering worm/Trojan hybrids of the early noughties. Clearly, the line continues through to the social network malware (real and memetic) of today…

A Trojan Anniversary

I don't suppose anyone remembers my mentioning this before, or cares much anyway, but the 19th of December marks what I consider to be the 20th official anniversary of my entry into the anti-virus/security field. Nowadays, viruses (and, in general, worms) have declined in importance and now constitute a fairly small proportion of the totality

Viruses Revealed: The Economics of Authoring

"Viruses Revealed", which I wrote with Robert Slade and Urs Gattiker, isn’t exactly my latest book. In fact, it was published by Osborne in 2001, and has been out of print for several years. Still, I have some fond memories of it: for a start, it was my first book in the security arena as one

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