Jason Nurse: expert comment on EA platform’s vulnerability

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Lecturer Dr Jason Nurse has been called on to give his expert opinion on a security vulnerability on a popular gaming platform.

Jason is quoted in a Wired UK article entitled ‘A series of dumb security flaws left millions of EA Origin users exposed’.

EA are the makers of hugely popular games such as the FIFA series of football games, Star Wars, Madden NFL and SIMS. Researchers managed to find a flaw in the way EA managed its subdomain names which left users’ data vulnerable to hackers. However there is no evidence that this vulnerability has been exploited in the wild.

Earlier this year, Jason was also asked to give his cyber security expertise on a Fortnite security flaw also in Wired.

Jason’s  research focuses on the interaction between users and aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust. He is part of the School of Computing’s Cyber Security Group and is a core member of the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS). The Centre has NCSC and UKRI recognition as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).