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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3D Guns and Regulation

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.]

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Photo Forgeries

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 here

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Apple's Million Dollar Security

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 […]

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The Body of Knowledge

I want to introduce you to a concept today that I call the body of knowledge. I’ve seen it crop up in many places across the internet and it seems to be a common lesson but many people still seem to forget it and its meaning. As a PhD candidate with a family, an active student […]

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