“Rebooting” – a video chat with Lisa Forte

Lisa Forte interviews me about how someone once turned me into a computer virus, some of the ethical issues that come out of blogging about security, and what you say when hackers contact you asking for help in blackmailing their victims.

A video about cybersecurity threats that doesn’t feature any computers

Check out this engaging and entertaining cybersecurity ad that doesn’t include a single hoodie or (even more remarkably) any furtive keyboard typing in a darkened room.

Videos and MS Office documents – ingredients for a malware attack

Security researchers say that they have uncovered a new way to serve up malware to computer users, by exploiting the way in which videos are embedded inside Microsoft Office documents.

And Microsoft has no plans to fix it.

UK Government announces tool to detect and block extremist videos

A UK company has received £600,000 of taxpayer’s money to develop detection software, trained with thousands of hours worth of video content posted by Islamic State.

Erin Andrews wins $55 million over peephole video

A naked video of TV sports reporter Erin Andrews was filmed furtively through a hotel room peephole, and published online.

But the guy who took the video is only 51% to blame, apparently.

Aliens could catch computer viruses, says scientist

Humans could accidentally send viruses to aliens and infect extraterrestrial computers, claims a scientist from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute.


Watch this video and tell me what you think.

Video: Brief thoughts on the Internet of insecure Things

Yesterday, I took my camera up to a hill outside Oxford and recorded a few thoughts on the internet of things.

Let me know if you’d like me to make videos more regularly.

How hackers can smuggle out your company’s data, via video

Ask yourself this: Is your company’s sensitive data being stolen?

Hackers are becoming increasingly sneaky…

Read more in my article on the Intralinks blog.

Why USB sticks are a serious threat, as explained in French, with Lego. Oh, and a crocodile.

The moral of this French computer security video is apparently that you should be wary of USB sticks (and crocodiles) in your Lego-built office.

Giant snake swallows zookeeper video scam spreads on Facebook

Facebook users are once again being duped into helping fraudsters earn money, by sharing links claiming to link to a shocking video.

On this occasion the messages – which are spreading quickly across Facebook – claim to link to a gruesome video of a giant snake eating a zookeeper.

Shark eats swimming man video scam spreads on Facebook

Don’t be tricked by the promise of a lurid, shocking or sexy video into doing the scammers’ dirty work for them.

Beheading videos are *still* being spread on Facebook

Shocking beheading videos continue to be shared on Facebook, without any warning of their horrific content.

Shouldn’t Facebook be doing more?

Facebook realises it screwed up. Changes its policy (again) on beheading videos

Facebook has bowed to pressure, and removed a highly distressing video of a person being decapitated that they had previously refused to act upon.

But there’s no apology for those who were traumatised by the video, or for the distress caused to the family and friends of the murder victim.

“Hackers for Hire”. NATO video enters vulnerability disclosure debate

NATO turns its eye to hacking and the politics of vulnerability disclosure, in a newly-released video.

Why you can’t trust John McAfee’s tech support video advice

By now, you’ve probably all watched (with jaws agog) the NSFW video where John McAfee describes – with the merest hint of sex and drugs – how to uninstall McAfee Antivirus.

But a closer analysis of the video shows that there’s more to it than meets the eye.

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus.. by John McAfee [NSFW VIDEO]

John McAfee says, while avoiding the Belize police, that he still gets plenty of people asking how they can uninstall the software bearing his name.