- My Name is Tom, or Errant. I write about geeky things, politics, and life in general and politic. My current day job is in computer security but I have been known to program in my spare time.
Category Archives: security
When people find out I work in computer security they usually, at some point, ask me about how I come up with “secure passwords”. My advice (which follows) is incredibly simple – and usually gets scoffed at. “You can’t be … Continue reading
I am running a short survey on user choice – I wish to keep it as vague as that for now so as not to colour the results. http://www.errant.me.uk/survey Some people have mentioned it looks slightly like a phishing attack. … Continue reading
A fortuitous combination of reading materials this week has prompted a rather worrying thought: and the shocking things is I don’t think anyone “important” has really considered it. Digital Britain The first item on my reading list was the Digital … Continue reading
XSS is a pain – people can inject code into a URL link to do all manner of painful things to you. But XSS is not just a worry for the site the exploit targets – it is a worry … Continue reading
I’ve discovered 3 important things today. First off – don’t ever try to do pen (penetration) testing of wireless networks on a windows machine. Just don’t. The major problem (when you get past the fact there are about 3 wireless … Continue reading