Paul Moore

I.T Security Consultant


  1. Bye WordPress, Hello Ghost!

    Hello folks. Just a very quick post to welcome you to the latest version of the RR blog. For the last 2 years, the site was built on WordPress. I was never entirely happy with the theme/layout and the 2/3 seconds it took to load each article. It…


  2. How secure is #Roboform? The 5 minute challenge.

    TL;DR - Your master password is sent to Siber Systems and the mobile applications are insecure. Described by its creators, Siber Systems, as "completely secure using military grade encryption", Roboform has been knocking about since 1999. Now, I have a rule when testing password managers.  If the vendor describes…

    on aes, bypassed, cracked, decryption, encryption, hacked, insecure, password manager, roboform, security, security review

  3. Council Tax, PCN & Benefits Payment Data Leaked! Are you affected?

    Well, I guess it had to happen at some time. To be fair, I was parked on double yellow lines. No excuses, no basis to contest the penalty... I was in the wrong. In those 10 minutes however, I unwittingly caused Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council sufficient financial hardship to warrant…

    on benefits, council, credit card, data, debit card, encryption, government, insecure, leak, PCI, pcn, security, ssl, tax, tls, vulnerable

  4. Virgin Media SuperHub: 7 second security flaw...

      OK folks, no waffling, no hyperbole... I'll get straight to the point. If you run a Virgin Media SuperHub or Superhub 2, your network is not secure. The Boot Sequence When you switch on your device, it takes roughly a minute to fully boot, bring up the network cards…

    on broadband, encryption, hacking, hijacking, identify theft, security, superhub, superhub 2, virgin media, wifi, wireless, WPA, WPA2

  5. cyberstreetwise.com - Really bad #infosec advice.

    Be Cyber Streetwise is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors. The campaign is led by the Home Office, working closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.On January 13th 2014…

    on banking, encryption, hashing, infosec, passwords, pbkdf2, safety, security, shopping, ssl, wifi

  6. CashPlus: "It is secure" - Ooooh no it isn't.

    As part of a wider research project, I joined CashPlus in June (18th to be precise), which is purportedly... better than a business bank account So I paid the £29.99 annual membership fee and waited for the card to arrive. Less than a week later, the card arrived and…

    on cashplus, cookies, encryption, insecure, passwords, security, ssl