Tag Archives: security

As you may be aware, Yahoo suffered a major security breach in 2014 leading to the loss of some 500 million records. If you want the full story, the NY Times have it in detail here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/technology/yahoo-data-breach-hacking.html What’s most worrying about this one, is that so many people have had a Yahoo account at some […]

Prevention is better than cure Cryptowall 3, the latest incarnation of the Crowti family (Cryptolocker etc) of blackmail based malware, appears to be rampant at the moment. Its delivery method varies a little, but mostly it arrives in your inbox as a zip attachement, claiming to be an invoice or a CV. As we have […]

So, it would appear that no sooner have Facebook decided to hand over an eye-watering amount of money to purchase the instant messaging service, WhatsApp, that some dumpling at the latter decides now is the time to  implement an update. Which has brought it crashing down in a rather less expensive looking than $19 billion […]

Initially, that may seem a little harsh, as I’m referring to employees of your company. But, as it turns out, your employees can often be a bigger threat than you realise. And, with the advent of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) it is only getting worse. Given that, as I type this today, the security […]

Going  to a Christmas lunch or party this week? Might have a few drinks? Watch out for your SmartPhone. If you were to lose your iPhone or Android phone today, just what information would the thief have in his grubby little hands? Personal details? Bank details? PINs even? But that’s OK, because your phone is […]