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Nokia 6.1 Review


I bought a Nokia 6.1, I've used it for 3 months, I think it's brilliant. My wife's old phone needed replacing, I was so happy with my phone that I suggested she get a Nokia 6.1 too.

Some context

In May 2018 I bought a Nokia 6 …

Code reuse is good for security

I was listen to a podcast1 recently and Stephen Ridley from Senrio said "code reuse is vulnerability reuse" and I don't like that.

I don't think Stephen is wrong, I think he is correct in a way and he is a very smart person. The problem is that you …

Using the new(ish) Nextcloud updater

I first started playing with ownCloud back in early 2012 with version 3, and started using it seriously in mid 2014 as my main tool for syncing my Calendar, Contacts and files having migrated away from Google's Calendar/Contacts/Drive.

But one of my biggest complaints was the update mechanism …

Expiry dates on smart phones and other IoT devices

A while ago someone1 suggested the idea of putting an expiry date on smart phones. The idea was that when manufacturing a device the company would have to commit to pushing out fixes to any CVEs that come up until the given date. So when buying a phone there …

Is patching still the best defence

One of the nice things about the ASD's Strategies to mitigate Targed Cyber Intrusoions is that they rank them by effectiveness. Saying that their top four would prevent 85% of intrusions.

Their top four are:

  1. Application Whitelisting.
  2. Patching Applications.
  3. Patching Operating System Vulnerabilities.
  4. Restrict Administrative privileges.

Patching is two out …

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