US citizens can now publish models of 3D printed firearms online. What does it mean for us?

The lawyer for the plaintiff successfully argued that sharing a 3D scan of a firearm on the internet was protected on free speech grounds. Shutterstock Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide A landmark case in the United States has been settled out of court, giving gun rights advocate Cody Wilson the right to publish instructions on […]

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How suppliers of everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyber attack – and what to do about it

  Normal IT security practices might not protect you from malicious attacks that enter your system through everyday devices, such as USB keys. Shutterstock Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide and Nick Falkner, University of Adelaide If you run a business, you’re probably concerned about IT security. Maybe you invest in antivirus software, firewalls and regular […]

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How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you

Advertisers may track a customer’s shopping preferences within a shopping centre by using ultrasonic beacons emitted from their mobile phones. Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC, CC BY-SA Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide My lounge room is bugged. My phone is broadcasting an ultrasonic signal to my blu-ray player via an acoustic side channel beyond human hearing. The […]

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Interviewed for – Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence

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 […]

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Quoted in ABC article – ‘Image ballistics’: Your smartphone camera reveals more than you think

  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 […]

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Conversation: Proposed new regulations for 3D printed medical devices must go further

  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 […]

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Everyone falls for fake emails: lessons from cybersecurity summer school

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 […]

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