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A New Hope…

December 24, 2013 by


Dave Aitel has graciously allowed us to run his commentaries before – see Hackers May Help Choose The Next US President and Aitel On Cyberwar. Dave is the founder and Chief [Security|technology|executive][1] Officer of Immunity, Inc, and runs the Daily Dave mailing list, where this article was originally published. It is re-published here with his kind permission. So […]

Prison Hack Shows More About Shared & Open Data Than Fugitive Hunting

October 19, 2013 by


This blog post ran at StreetCred and is cross-posted here. It is non-commercial. − When the story broke about Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, the two Florida murderers who hacked their way out of jail with forged documents, I had just finished giving a speech on fugitive capture and manhunts that included this observation: “If your fugitive is featured […]

To Whom the 4th Amendment Doesn’t Apply

June 9, 2013 by


Guest blogger Chris Swan contributed this from the UK. Chris is Chief Technology Officer of CohesiveFT, where he focuses on product development and product delivery. After a decade as a Combat Systems Officer in the Royal Navy, Chris moved to the financial services industry where over the last 12 years he was an engineer, architect, […]

Silent Circle: Mobile Encrypted Comms Get Mainstream-Easy

February 11, 2013 by


If you’ve never given thought to the fact that, most of the time, critical non-federal law enforcement operations are conducted by unencrypted cellular and text communications, today might be a good time to start. (A good place to start understanding the wider implications of safe and unsafe smartphone use is here). I spend a great […]

Onity Hotel-Room Lock-Hacking Triviality Becomes an Issue In Texas

November 28, 2012 by


Last July at the Black Hat conference, security researcher Cody Brocious gave a well-attended and much-discussed presentation in which he responsibly, totally reasonably and helpfully demonstrated the complete fail that is the Onity hotel door lock system. Now, I have skin in this game – I stay in hotels. A lot. So much so that, […]

The City That Became … [How Much] Safer?

November 12, 2012 by


I just picked up a copy of the most racy book available to crime analysts this month, The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (Advances in Police Theory and Practice) by John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman. Eterno was a NYPD officer who rose through the ranks and retired a captain; he and Silverman, […]

Guest Post – Dr Jez Phillips: What is Offender profiling?

November 9, 2012 by


Today’s guest post is from the blog of Dr Jez Phillips, a psychologist, Deputy Head of Psychology and senior lecturer at the University of Chester in the UK. Phillips has a particular interest in the field of forensic psychology. This is a broad area in itself, covering the application of psychology to diverse but related […]