News/information resources

As I’m no longer regularly working in the security industry, this page is no longer being maintained. It’s left up here for historical reasons only.

David Harley, 15th April 2020

[Updated 12th January 2019]

As already notified on this blog, I’m not currently working in the security industry and therefore not in a position to keep these resources current. However, I’ll be adding the occasional news/information resource here, since people who’ve followed this blog may find them useful.

David Harley, April 2020

  • The Virus Bulletin newsletter is archived here, and there’s also a button for subscribing to the mailing list. However, it’s been on hold for some time.
  • Bleeping Computer has been particularly sound on ransomware. Mainstream anti-malware companies – too many to list – often maintain databases of malware and malware families that include information on ransomware, which still seems to be a major concern, judging from the way the now-suspended ransomware page on this site is still attracting visitors.  No More Ransomware partners with many companies as well as organizations such as Europol, and offers links to decryption tools.
  • If you’ve followed my articles and papers over the years, you’ll be aware that my opinion of SANS as an authority on all things security-related is not as high as the organization’s own opinion and claims. Nevertheless, there are some newsletters here that may be worth subscribing to.
  • I’ve spent a lot of my life debunking and providing reassurance in the face of hoaxes, though my opinions haven’t always been welcomed… Snopes is often criticized in some quarters for its alleged ‘left-wing bias’ but I’ve generally found it a reliable source of information on common and not-so-common hoaxes. As far as I know, the site doesn’t maintain a mailing list, but it’s a good place to go when you want to know more about issues raised by chain email and stories spread on social media.
  • Facecrooks has published some decent articles on scams and other Facebook-security-related issues. At one time, Facebook itself was reluctant to pass its readers on to a Facecrooks post: you may or may not consider that to be a recommendation. It would be nice if the Facecrooks site would adopt HTTPS, though.
  • On the geekier side… Logan S Diomedi  lsdsecurity – described as “A personal repository of security writeups and projects I put together…”