Evidence isn’t always as straightforward as it might first seem. a Podcast Madeleine De Gabriele, The Conversation and Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation, NY-BD-CC, CC BY-SA You’ve had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they’re not real. But people used to think they were. Scientists had shown they were. And the […]Read more "Interviewed for – Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence"
I was recently interviewed by Ariel Bogle working for the ABC on an article relating to my PhD Thesis on Photo Response Non-Uniformity noise. To understand how this fingerprint works, you must go inside the device, into the camera’s sensors. “The image sensor is broken up into little photosites,” explained Richard Matthews, a […]Read more "Quoted in ABC article – ‘Image ballistics’: Your smartphone camera reveals more than you think"
3D printing has rapidly increased in quality and popularity over the past decade. In the medical sector, it has evolved from the creation of relatively simple prosthetics, to a silicon prototype of a functioning human heart. Unfortunately regulation hasn’t kept pace with technological progress. As the costs of 3D printing have reduced, patients are […]Read more "Conversation: Proposed new regulations for 3D printed medical devices must go further"
Students infiltrate a host computer under the watchful eye of a mentor during a capture the flag exercise. Richard Matthews, Author provided Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide What do nuclear submarines, top secret military bases and private businesses have in common? They are all vulnerable to a simple slice of cheddar. This was the clear […]Read more "Everyone falls for fake emails: lessons from cybersecurity summer school"
Your photos can tell law enforcement a lot about you. allen/Flickr, CC BY-ND Originally posted on the Conversation by Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide. For as long as humans have been making images, we have also been manipulating them. Complex darkroom techniques were once required to modify images but now anyone with a smartphone can […]Read more "Image forensics: how law enforcement decodes your photos"
Following on from my expert opinion piece in The Conversation, I recently had the opportunity to discuss with the ABC’s Damien Carrick from the Law Report about additive manufacturing and its impacts on firearms legislation in Australia. You can listen to the audio here. [15 minutes.]Read more "3D Guns and Regulation"
Part of the work that I am doing towards my PhD relates to digital forgeries. Recently Lyton Grace, working for The Advertiser, did a write up featuring some expert analysis from yours truly. You can check it out hereRead more "Photo Forgeries"
The legal minefield of 3D printed guns Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide 3D printed guns are back in the news after Queensland set a legal precedent for giving Kyle Wirth a six-month suspended sentence for fabricating a number of gun parts. As presiding Judge Katherine McGuinness acknowledged, Wirth didn’t produce an entire gun – […]Read more "The legal minefield of 3D printed guns"
Apple inc. often boasts about its security capabilities. As announced at WWDC16, there has still been no malware seen at scale affecting iOS devices. This is vitally important when we consider the sheer volume of personal information stored on our mobile devices. But what gives Apple this secure advantage over other mobile platforms? Per their WWDC16 […]Read more "Apple's Million Dollar Security"
I am a staunch advocate for nuclear power. I have previously written on why we should look at nuclear energy as the unlikely environmental hero for OnDit. Much work is still needed to be done in this area. It is comforting to see that there are many other academics and advocates globally who are pushing for the […]Read more "Nuclear Power is needed to help the Developing World"