Kev Quirk

Kev Quirk is a cyber security professional, biker and lover of all things that are tattoo'd.

How To Tour On A Small Motorbike

GS1200, Multistrada, Tiger Explorer, FJR1300 - these bikes are all synonymous with touring and doing long miles, but they're all well in excess of 1000cc and are physically very large. Comparatively, I have the very small Versys 650, and at 6'3" tall, it's possible for even me to tour on it. Here's how...

How The RAC Treated An Elderly, Vulnerable Biker

The picture below shows me and some friends, whilst on a pretty wet trip around the north coast of Scotland. The gentleman in the middle of the image is my friend Nick. Nick is a 79 year old pensioner with cancer; and this is the story about how the RAC left Nick to sleep...

LeakerLocker: Mobile Ransom/Doxware

Today, I learned about a relatively new type of Android Malware, dubbed LeakerLocker. It is spread via malicious software within the Google Play Store, but the unique thing about LeakerLocker is that it doesn't need to encrypt your device to hold you to ransom. In fact, it doesn't need to do anything "special&...

How To Delete Files With A Long File Name In Windows

I'm fastidious when it comes to keeping things like my hard drive and emails in order. I hate clutter, both in the real and virtual world. So imagine my disbelief when I was tidying up some old files on my hard drive recently, only to find that I couldn't delete them because the file...

How To Insert A Time Stamp With Time Zone In Excel

Whilst working on a side-project with work, I needed to create a form that could easily allow people to add the current time, date and time zone to a spreadsheet. Date and time is easy to add within Excel using the NOW() function and a little bit of VBA scripting. However, I also needed...