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Here you'll find articles on ethical hacking, online privacy, secure software development, and a collection of related topics (naturally).

The Three Core Antora Concepts You Need To Know To Use It Fully October 12th, 2018

The Three Core Antora Concepts You Need To Know To Use It Fully

Antora is the premier technical documentation platform. However, that doesn't mean that it's a breeze to use right from the get-go. If you have just begun using it or want to get the most out of it, this post will step you through the three key concepts that you need to know about.

Automate Repetitive Tasks With Make October 12th, 2018

Automate Repetitive Tasks With Make

Anything to do with software and computers usually ends up getting tricky, time-consuming, and repetitive. As such, if you value your sanity, you'll want to regularly look for ways to automate these tasks away. One of the best ways to do that, is by using Make - a veteran automation tool.

Why Antora Is The Leading Technical Writing Platform October 12th, 2018

Why Antora Is The Leading Technical Writing Platform

If you need to create and maintain technical writing, there are a large number of solutions that will give you a lot of what you want. However, which one is the best? Today, I'll show you which one I believe is the best choice.

Are You Too Wedded To Your Text Editor? September 10th, 2018

Are You Too Wedded To Your Text Editor?

I've been a proud VIM user for years — dating back as far as 1999 — but especially so, since I pushed myself to learn it properly a few short years ago. However, I wonder if I've become too wedded to it. And I'm keen to find out if you are too.

Google Chrome 69 Now Flags HTTP Websites September 10th, 2018

Google Chrome 69 Now Flags HTTP Websites

Earlier today, I upgraded my installation of Google Chrome from version 68 to version 69. While not a major upgrade, there's a key security update that I want to draw your attention to. Here's a quick look at it.

Do You Know How Much Location Data Google Records About You? August 21st, 2018

Do You Know How Much Location Data Google Records About You?

Last Wednesday, I was interviewed on Radio Sputnik (based out of Moscow) about a recent article on the Guardian about Google recording your location history — even when you tell it not to. This was my first experience as a subject matter expert. So I wanted to share the experience with you.

How To Write Burp Suite Match and Replace Rules August 14th, 2018

How To Write Burp Suite Match and Replace Rules

When you’re testing web applications, sometimes you want to automatically change some part (or parts) of the request, the response, or both to know how the application will react. In this post, I’ll show you how to do that automatically using Burp Suite's Match and Replace rules.

How Do You Start In The Tech Sector? August 9th, 2018

How Do You Start In The Tech Sector?

The tech sector, if you know what you're doing, is easier than most fields to get started in. However, you do have to know what you're doing. In this post, I'm going to step through a series of ways to get started, in case you're not sure.

My Health Record - Do the Risks Outweigh the Advantages? July 24th, 2018

My Health Record - Do the Risks Outweigh the Advantages?

A new health record management system is going live in Australia soon. It's called My Health Record. It will affect every Australian (and potentially temporary and permanent residents as well) as it will store some of their most intimate information — their health records! But do the risks of such a system outweigh the advantages?

Use these Five Security Headers To Create More Secure Applications June 26th, 2018

Use these Five Security Headers To Create More Secure Applications

There are so many things that we have to get right to creating secure applications. From input validation to output escaping, secure applications take time, effort, and dedication. However, there one thing that doesn't take much effort, but offers a quick win. Response headers!

Are We Too Trusting With Our Online Privacy? May 1st, 2018

Are We Too Trusting With Our Online Privacy?

Have you ever stopped to wonder about just how trusting you are with your online privacy, and how much information you freely give away? Have you ever thought how savvy you are in the modern era, but how naive your parents and grandparents were? I believe we could be living in a much more naive time now. Here’s why.

Can You Still Trust Facebook With Your Online Privacy and Data? April 25th, 2018

Can You Still Trust Facebook With Your Online Privacy and Data?

In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica / Facebook scandal Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress. Did you tune in to hear what he said about what they knew? Were you keen to know more and about how they might be planning to protect your privacy in the future?