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September 2015

VNC, image analysis and data science

by BinaryEdge

Introduction As you might have seen from our previous blogposts, BinaryEdge gathers many types of data from multiple sources and tries to apply different methodologies for analysis. Today, we are going to take a look at the exposure of the VNC service to the internet and how we use Data Science to help us identify points of interest on screenshots and images. What is VNC? VNC is a service commonly…



August 2015

Ashley Madison - A final analysis of the data

by BinaryEdge, on datascience, privacy, ashleymadison

Companies nowadays offer all kinds of services that use your personal data in order to provide personalised customer experiences. But to what extent is your personal data safe? Systems can be breached and, when that happens, the data that was supposed to be private goes public and can result in all kinds of nefarious consequences. The Ashley Madison website hack was the most recent case of private data leakage becoming…



August 2015

Should Ashley Madison buy cinemas?

by BinaryEdge, on datascience, privacy

Introduction During the latest weeks everyone has been talking about the Ashley Madison hack. It was interesting from a cybersecurity perspective but also from a data science perspective. Our team has been working on a data report from this hack and producing some statistical analysis on it. We love to play with data, analyse it and discover what story the data is telling us. The data needs to tell a…



August 2015

Data, Technologies and Security - Part 1

by BinaryEdge

A lot of technologies present themselves as solutions for multiple challenges. At BinaryEdge, we are big adepts of analyzing all the different technologies until we see what correctly adapts and fits our environment. From a security perspective, most of these technologies are not meant to be exposed to the internet. These technologies' default settings tend to have no configuration for authentication, encryption, authorization or any other type of security controls…



July 2015

bSides Lisbon 2015 - Research, community and us.

by BinaryEdge

bSides Lisbon 2015 is now over. BinaryEdge was working closely with bSidesLisbon both as a sponsor, organiser (Tiago Henriques, our CEO, is one of the original founders of bSides Lisbon along with Bruno Morisson) and we also had our CEO (Tiago Henriques) and CTO (Tiago Martins) deliver a presentation about some of our research. Over the course of this blogpost we want to write a little bit about our presentation,…