Kev Quirk

Kev Quirk

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

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" at...

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...

Things To Consider When Starting A Blog

Back in 2010 I started a blog on Google's free blogging platform, Blogger. Fast forward a few years and my blog was self-hosted and gaining over 2.5 million unique visits every month. Along the way, I made a lot of mistakes. Some were nothing more than a learning curve, but others had the...

Medium Vs Ghost - Which One For a Personal Blog?

I decided recently that I wanted to start blogging again. Not in a professional capacity (like I did for MakeUseOf), but rather just some meandering thoughts on a personal blog. That way, I don’t have an editor to please, and I can publish whatever I like. That got me thinking though, which is...