Kev Quirk

Kev Quirk

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Kev is a cyber security professional, advanced motorcyclist and tattoo lover from the North West of England. This site is a culmination of the various thoughts floating around in his head.

De-Googling My Life 01 - Browser & Search

So my de-Googling adventure begins, and I thought I would start with some of the more simple stuff to replace - yes, I know, it's a cop-out, but I'm trying to change habits of the last decade here, so I'm easing myself in. In this article I'm going to be focussing on changing my...

De-Googling My Life Series

I love Google products. They're easy to use, they look good, and for the most part, they work really well. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, and we were talking about what would happen if Google closed their doors tomorrow. I quickly realised that I would be in a...

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&...