Musings of an infosec nerd
- Fri 11 February 2011
I spent some time in Combat Training last night with my brothers-in-law to orient myself on the 4 new maps that are part of the 1200MS point First Strike pack. Here are my first impressions
The first map we tried was Kowloon, and as a team death match map …
- Mon 13 February 2017
So after a few years of neglect, I realised that I only ever come on here to update Wordpress, and with the recent remote code exec vulnerability doing the rounds, I figured it was time to move over to a nice static site with absolutly zero dyanmic content for the …
- Thu 01 September 2011
Now that I've got that rant off my chest it's time for my Virgin Media TiVo review.
We've had it in for 2 weeks now so I'm pretty sure that I've got to grips with the way they system works and can give it a fair review. If you've ever …
- Mon 14 March 2011
My replacement LED bulb came on Friday, and I've had it installed for a few days to see what it's like.
- Thu 10 March 2011
I've made my mind up about the travel netbook and gone for the Samsung n220 with the long battery life.
It's small, light and good looking; everything you need in a netbook. Running Windows 7 Home Starter with only 1GB of RAM is not a good idea. It …
- Tue 20 March 2018
- Tue 07 May 2013
This is a cross post of a blog article I wrote at xiphosresearch.com
Common risk assessment blind spots
Wireless technologies have become commonplace in the last few decades, everything with a battery seems to have an IP stack and an antenna. Ubiquitous connectivity allows us access to the whole …
- Wed 06 March 2013
In my earlier post I mentioned that I was studying for my PA-DSS exam and that I was using a memory palace technique to commit the standard to memory prior to the exam. I'll find out in a couple of weeks whether it actually helped as the exam didn't actually …
- Fri 15 March 2013
I'll preface this post with a warning that it is 99% technical content-free. If you want to follow me on a trip down memory lane to the early 90's then grab your walkman, put on your shell suit and let's do this!
Let's have a drink
A friend who I …
- Mon 20 August 2012
Anyone who follows me to Twitter will probably remember that I've had some issues with my Samsung Galaxy S2 ever since I upgraded from 2.6 Froyo to 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. There are many posts in forums all about the battery and stability issues that have plagued …
- Fri 10 December 2010
Change the Username from <Not> to Orange
Change the Password from <Not> to Multimedia
NOTE: use the same capitalisation as above
Authentication type should be CHAP
Save the settings.
- Thu 01 September 2011
For most of the 10 years that we've been in our house we were Sky customers, having been exposed to Virgin's old analogue cable service at my parents house before that we decided that satellite was the way for us. However, as everyone knows, ADSL broadband sucks. It sucks hard …
- Fri 22 July 2011
Google, hey Google.... could you come over here for just one second? Cool.
OK Google. W.T.F? Seriously though W.T.F?
You've launched Google+ to great fanfare, you've got your eyes on facebook like it's the most popular guy at school and you'd just like a little bit …
- Fri 17 December 2010
Maybe it's because I'm trying to do "power user" stuff, but Ubuntu and my HP laptop are not giving me an easy time.
Problem the first:
Randomly on boot my HP Laptop will decide that when it is docked it will not enable the wired network connection. The only fix …
- Mon 10 January 2011