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My old mothballed site…

So you’ve found my old mothballed site? Likely you were searching for Australian census information about the Statistical Linkage Keys, or how to scrape data with Python and Xpath? Either way, what you’re looking for is here. It’s all dated and old, but I feel bad about taking it down as there’s still a few hundred pageviews a month.

Enjoy the old posts


Your broadband router is not as secure as you think it is

Your broadband router is not as secure as you think it isPatryk Szewczyk, Edith Cowan University and Nikolai Hampton, Edith Cowan University Between your home network and the …

Analysis - Email list integrity, 96% of organisations handle my email address appropriately

How are businesses and organisations handling your email? I know how they’re handling mine! For about 10 years I’ve used “burnable email addresses”. These …

What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it

Zubair Baig, Edith Cowan University and Nikolai Hampton, Edith Cowan University What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research …

John The Ripper 1.8.0 Jumbo - How to build on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan)

John The Ripper is a password cracking tool. Compiling it for Mac was working fine until Apple removed the openssl headers. Here are instructions for building John The Ripper on OS …

Ransomware Brief - Evolution and The Future

Ransomware is profitable! The bad guys are achieving investment returns over 1500% with very low risk. With the right connections, anyone can acquire ransomware as a service; they …

Obligatory First Post

When you start something and you’re not entirely sure where you’re headed…So this is the obligatory first post. Obviously it’s here to make the front page …