Nick Barron,

Recent articles by Nick Barron,

Making sense of PKI

Making sense of PKI

The Public Key Infrastructure solves many security problems, but also introduces risks that require careful management.
Nov 10 2008 1:48PM
Words will never hurt me?

Words will never hurt me?

Misuse of language is turning 'ordinary, decent computer criminals' into 'cyberterrorists' who menace world peace.
Oct 22 2008 4:31PM
My card details were stolen too....

My card details were stolen too....

When companies suffer security breaches, it is how they handle them - and the customer - that counts.
Sep 15 2008 7:22AM
Playing with traffic

Playing with traffic

Traffic analysis can help warn of terrorist attacks, but it can also be used to crack encryption, so we need to act now.
Aug 19 2008 2:46PM
How many errors are OK?

How many errors are OK?

Intel's latest processor has triggered a debate about the reliability of hardware. Where do you stand?
Sep 4 2007 1:07PM
A false sense of security

A false sense of security

Bluetooth security is based around a number of assumptions that can no longer be relied upon.
Jun 26 2007 9:20AM
Death by Google

Death by Google

Once a rumour makes it into the Google top-ten searches, the damage can be difficult to undo.
Mar 15 2007 2:27PM
Opinion: Remember: less can be more

Opinion: Remember: less can be more

Discussing the pros and cons of radio frequency identification (RFID), the technology that allows interaction between small chips and nearby readers without physical contact, is a surefire way to get a good argument going.
Nov 13 2006 1:31PM
Opinion: Good night, and good luck

Opinion: Good night, and good luck

After the better part of ten years, Microsoft has at last announced that Windows 98 is no longer supported. As the company's least secure operating system, you might think that most people would be grateful to see the back of it.
Sep 4 2006 3:56PM
Opinion: Good night, and good luck

Opinion: Good night, and good luck

After the better part of ten years, Microsoft has at last announced that Windows 98 is no longer supported. As the company's least secure operating system, you might think that most people would be grateful to see the back of it.
Sep 4 2006 3:56PM
Opinion: Don't be an accidental vandal

Opinion: Don't be an accidental vandal

In 2005, the operator of one of the top-level Network Time Protocol (NTP) time servers in Denmark noticed that a large volume of requests hitting his server were invalid.
Aug 14 2006 2:44PM
Opinion: Don't be an accidental vandal

Opinion: Don't be an accidental vandal

In 2005, the operator of one of the top-level Network Time Protocol (NTP) time servers in Denmark noticed that a large volume of requests hitting his server were invalid.
Aug 14 2006 2:44PM
Blogs are not always bad news

Blogs are not always bad news

May 13 2005 5:12PM
Pull out the pin and stand back

Pull out the pin and stand back

It must be that time of year again. The evenings are getting lighter, the birds are singing and yet again a survey has found that many computer users are blissfully unaware of the need to securely erase data.
Apr 19 2005 11:39AM

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