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Fakeness
Misdirection

Faking It To Make It … Fake Data Generation Recommendations List

Posted  July 17, 2015  by  Dale Pearson

Depending on your history and how you got into InfoSec you may or may not of been exposed to the world of developer testing, if you did I am sure you have many unhappy memories of arguing why “real” data should not be used in the testing world, and if like me you have horror […]

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PhishingIncrease
Social Engineering

91% Of All Attacks Attributable to Spear Phishing … Infograph by ProofPoint

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I just received an email from Proofpoint, and its another one of their great Infographs. This is a great Infograph re-enforcing the fact that it only takes a single breach for the cost to be significant. Not surprisingly the information shows that 91% of All Attacks have some form of phishing attribution, and 95% of […]

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PCWizard-Scammers
Subliminal Hacking

Wasting Time With The PC Wizard Scammers … Fixing The Problems You Never Knew You Had

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

So its a cold Monday morning in November 2013 and the phone rings, who could this be? Sadly its not someone calling me to tell me there are millions of pounds to be had if I can just send some money over, instead it turns out I have computer issues, but the friendly certified Microsoft […]

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OSINT
OSINT

OSINT Tools … Recommendations List

Posted  December 27, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

Free OSINT Tools. With the New Year fast approaching I thought now would be a great time to post the first draft of some recommended Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering tools and resources. I will look to maintain this list overtime and have it grow, so if you come across something you think should be […]

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Apocolypse
Hypnosis

Derren Brown Apocalypse … Fake or Real … My Opinion

Posted  November 1, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

I should start this post by saying that I am a huge Derren Brown fan, so I am probably commenting from a biased / rose tinted view but I am certainly trying not to when I share my views on Derren’s latest TV offering Apocalypse. So the reason for this quick post is a few […]

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GitRoba

Installing and Using GitRob … OSINT For GitHub

Always in search of new and interesting tools to speed up and improve Open Source Intelligence Gathering, I came across a nice little command like tool written in Ruby called GitRob by Michael Henriksen. Essentially what this t...
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AnOpenMind

Quick Post – Keeping an Open Mind … Take the Good, ditch the Bad

Throughout our personal and professional lives regardless of your background or industry you work in you are constantly exposed to various stimuli, if you let it everyday really is a school day. I thought I would write this qui...
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Logo Artwork Dynamo: Magician Impossible

Quick Post – Instant Water into Ice Video

Over Christmas 2014 I caught up with some recorded TV, specifically Dynamo : Magician Impossible. One of the episodes I liked featured an effect where Dynamo take a bottle of water, pours some out and then shakes it and the wat...
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RoadRunner

The Quick Posts Category

Sometimes I do something, or come across some information and I feel like its worth sharing but don’t quite have anywhere it fits in. So thanks to the pointer by my mate Craig Balding I am borrowing Didier Stevens “...
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open door in a empty room

Doorways … The linking between your memory frames

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2015. I had planned to write about this last year (like many things planned ), however yesterday as I searched my house for something I suddenly remembered and thought I would do it as a 2...
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