This is part one of a series of posts I’ll be making regarding password security. Keep an eye out for part 2 which will look into different types of password attacks. The use of passwords to secure computer systems has been a consistent practice in computer security. Despite numerous, well-known […]

Why Is Password Security Still Relevant?


Another published 2600 article, this time from Autumn 2015.   Open Source Software (OSS) has been firmly established as a viable software development and licensing model. Developers love the collaboration and the ability to re-use existing code while users appreciate free software that can compete with commercial applications. Most people […]

Open Source Repository Abuse


This is from a 2600 article I wrote which was published in the August 2011 issue.   I work for a large financial corporation in the UK as a software developer. The company uses an internal chat system called MindAlign. It was originally developed by a company called Parlano, but […]

How to Spoof Another User in MindAlign