I had the opportunity to talk about the issue of 3D printed firearms with Channel 9 News’ Luke Cooper. The main message I wanted to convey is as follows (direct quotes from the interview reproduced in print): “At the moment the issue is far too emotive,” “People aren’t having a logical discussion over the points, […]Read more "9News: 3D-printed guns in Australia: Everything you need to know"
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 […]Read more "US citizens can now publish models of 3D printed firearms online. What does it mean for us?"
I was recently interviewed as a follow on from my article co-authored by Dr Nickolas Falkner on supply chain attacks. The segment was featured on breakfast radio for 101.5FM Radio Adelaide. You can listen to the segment below (hosted on Radio Adelaide and linked here)Read more "Radio Feature: Cyber Security"
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 […]Read more "How suppliers of everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyber attack – and what to do about it"
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 […]Read more "How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you"
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"