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.

Latest Posts

Apple iOS 6, start-up killer

The new version 6 of Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads features strong Facebook integration, local search and mapping. That could wipe out many internet start-ups, and even threaten major players.

June 11, 2012 by

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Hosing down the Flame worm hype

Information security vendors are seemingly split in their reactions to Kaspersky Lab's discovery of the Flame worm. Some are joining the hype bandwagon, while others are dismissing Flame as just another spy worm.

June 3, 2012 by

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Cybercrime: it's just too easy

AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram has rejected Eugene Kaspersky's view that the current golden age of cybercrime will be over in a few years — because the crimes are just too easy to commit.

May 27, 2012 by

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Anonymous 'crippled': where to for hacktivism?

Former journalist and commentator Barret Brown, who has worked with Anonymous for about a year and a half, discusses Anonymous' position in the wake of revelations that Sabu, a core member and informal leader of the offshoot hacking group LulzSec, had become an FBI informant.

May 14, 2012 by

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