Nightmare on Smart Street

Gone are the days of black hackers being limited to stealing your identity and bank details online; with today’s technology they can break into your house at night, steal the food from your fridge and murder your children!   The internet of things (IOT) is a vision whereby static objects are connected to the internet. These […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hackers

Aside from the Snowdens and Assanges of the world, hacking can be used for darker purposes. Cyberwar is defined by various characteristics, including surveillance, subversion, impersonation and sock puppets (source). Let’s imagine the notion of cyberwar outside of the internet space. I’ll give you a good guy and a bad guy, Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. […]

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Let’s speak about l33tsp341<

  Leetspeak, or l33tsp431< in it’s pure form, refers to an alternative language generally associated with hackers and the internet. The trend began in the 1980’s as a cult-like language . It’s general purpose was to prevent hackers from being search engine indexed by simple key words. It works through substituting characters from the traditional spelling […]

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