January 9, 2017

No organisation should be failing to encrypt its mobile devices or removable in this day and age. Yet time and again we see reports of unencrypted devices being lost and then fines being levied.

Encryption is not a panacea, it will not cure every security issue. C level...

January 4, 2017

How are you supposed to keep yourself safe online when nearly every day we see stories about some Megacorp being hacked or the American government announcing its own recent elections were hacked? Surely if these guys can't stop it happening to them, there is little hop...

January 3, 2017

You probably wouldn't leave your front door open so anyone can come in, your car unlocked with the keys in the ignition happy for anyone to have a drive and yet, when you let your friends, your children's friends or others connect to your home network you are essential...

January 1, 2017

Ever been asked what makes a good password? Here we discuss issues with common password guidance and alternates that produce good, strong passwords that are easy to remember.

December 30, 2016

Choosing a good password is a difficult task, so how do you make a good password? What about hints and secret questions???

If you are like me, you will find passwords frustrating and you might be surprised to hear me admit I don't have that many. I actually have a good...

October 23, 2016

A vulnerability in Linux (CVE-2016-0728) was announced last week which enables users to trivially elevate their privilege level to that of root.

The vulnerability impacts many Linux based systems including certain version of Android, it is likely to impact on embedded d...

October 22, 2016

Over the past few years there has been an explosion in the uptake of URL shortening services. Find out why these can be harmful to you or your business and what you can do to help protect yourself...

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Firstly I need to state that the service providers are legi...

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