Bitter war of words erupts between UK cops and web security expert over alleged flaws in Cyberalarm monitoring tool


A war of words has erupted between the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and a British web security pro after a senior cop declared it would be “a waste of public money” to keep discussing security flaws in the body’s Cyberalarm product.

Paul Moore says he uncovered what he described as a number of serious flaws in Cyberalarm, a distributed logging and monitoring tool intended to be deployed by small public-sector organisations.

While the NPCC and the tool’s developer, Pervade Software, initially insisted that Moore was mistaken because he had stumbled upon an early test build rather than the production version of Cyberalarm, The Register has done some digging and all is not as police and Pervade claimed.

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