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On the NotPetya / GoldenEye / Nyetya ransomware attack

Last update: happy July 4th, American readers! – For the original article, read below the line-break. Update 4: Analysis on the backdoor by ESET ESET posted a thorough and interesting analysis. Couple of takeaways: Intruders were apparently in the network … Continue reading

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New spam botnet?

I run my own domain name(s) and E-mail servers. It’s not that hard to do, and you should really consider it, instead of handing over your domains and E-mails to some ‘free’ service provider like Google (remember: if something is … Continue reading

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UCD Master’s Programme in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing

Introduction Friday August 12th marked the end of my 2-year part-time study at UCD’s M.Sc. in DIFC with me handing in the final paper for the Digital Investigation project. Since my previous employment was as a University College lecturer, I … Continue reading

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Forged messages in Skype Chat (resolved!)

When I logged into Skype this morning, I received a message from an old colleague/friend I still occassionally chat/lunch with: …] xxxxxx: http://goo.gl/3RVgvc?32017=[myusername] Now, obviously I would never click on this (please don’t click on it either!), as it immediately … Continue reading

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DHCP Network Solutions

What is this site about? If you arrived here by accident or curiosity, click here for more information about this website. What is ‘DHCP’ anyways? The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol automatically assigns IP addresses to computer systems on a network, … Continue reading

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