Stilgherrian

Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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Fighting malware at SophosLabs

Fighting malware at SophosLabs

For a organisation that analyses 180,000 new malware samples every day, SophosLabs is a remarkably peaceful place. The fight against cybercrime is a well-rehearsed routine.

published September 18, 2011 by

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Can security ever beat PEBKAC?

Can security ever beat PEBKAC?

When it comes to online security, can we ever overcome basic human nature? It seems that people are always too trusting, and the bad guys are always getting better at taking advantage of that trust.

published September 4, 2011 by

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