Category Archives: Security

Replacing Symantec VIP with a generic TOTP app

Occasionally, I need to log in to a system that requires the use of a Symantec VIP code.  For those that haven’t come across this before the app displays a 6 digit numeric code that changes every 30 seconds.  When … Continue reading

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Understanding Forward Secrecy

Two weeks ago I delivered a presentation for Worldpay on the subject of Forward Secrecy.  I volunteered to give this around 10 weeks ago as it was a subject that I’d seen mentioned several times whilst reading security-related web sites, … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Overview

Bitcoin is a hugely interesting technology.  The social aspects and impacts aside, and purely from a technology perspective, Bitcoin appears to be a neat, elegant solution to the major challenges of electronic currency – specifically trust, integrity and control. To help … Continue reading

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Is “Automatic Logon with current user name and password” a type of Single Sign-on (SSO)?

Martin Hatch published a tweet this morning which caught me in a philosophical mood.  Very simply it was: “fed up of people referring to “automatic logon with current user name and password” options in IE as being “Single Sign On” … Continue reading

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