Posts Tagged ‘Security’

VPN Logs. Should you be concerned?

VPN logs

I’ve been meaning to write this up since March when I talked about a VPN Leak situation. Are you aware that some VPN providers maintain logs about your usage of their service?

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A Sextortion Scam

Sextortion Scam

The evil doers have launched a new sextortion scam on the internet. This one is interesting to say the least as it does use a technique to sucker you into believing it is real, without giving you any actual evidence of what they allege to have on you. 

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Posh POS was Compromised

POS was compromised

A headline worthy of The Register and I’m surprised they didn’t grab it. So what POS was compromised? Well none other than Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor. 

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Is somebody else using your password?

Is somebody else using your password

Is somebody else using your password? If your password is “123456”, then absolutely yes. Nearly 21 million other accounts use that same password. But how about “Gobbledegook”? That password is actually used by at least 9 other accounts. “LiamIsANiceHelpfulCyberSecurityPerson” has not been used before – I might use it for myself. 😏

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Websites compromised to generate money

generate money by cryptomining

“Wait, what?!?!?? Websites can generate money? I’ve got a website. What do I have to do to get my hands on some of that lovely cash?” Calm yourself, it’s not the website doing the money generation and you are not the beneficiary. The bad guys are! 😨

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Vulnerable Cisco Firewalls

vulnerable cisco

It emerged last week that a security researcher had made a very significant discovery, which showed that popular firewalls made by Cisco had a vulnerability that was scored a perfect 10 out of 10 on the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) scale.

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Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown

You probably can’t have missed the reports about the cyber-Armageddon that are circulating today. Two very significant vulnerabilities have been found in the processor chips that are used by nearly every single computer, tablet, phone and smart toaster.

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What will 2018 bring?

will 2018 bring

So what will 2018 bring to us all in the areas of cyber security and data privacy/protection? I had a go at this predicting thing last year and you can see how I got on here.

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Review of my 2017 predictions.

2017 Predictions

I don’t see many people who make predictions for the coming year actually come back to review what they predicted. I’m not one of those though, so here is my review. I’ve included the original text below in blue, but the full article for my 2017 predictions is here.

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Simple Security Planner tool for EVERYONE!

Security Planner

I love it when I get to tell people about another great security tool. This simple Security Planner tool is another FREE resource that can really help protect you, your loved ones, your friends and co-workers.

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Password Sharing = Data Breach

password sharing

I saw the tweet below about password sharing from Nadine Dorries, currently a British MP and initially thought “That’s not a good idea. This person needs to receive some security awareness training.” I even have a commandment for it.

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Double check your security.

Double Check Security

There is an easy double check that you can implement which will offer you excellent protection. It is called two factor authentication (or two step verification).

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Heathrow’s dangerous data breach

heathrow data breach

You may not have heard about this, as it emerged on Sunday. There was a data breach relating to Heathrow Airport. A fully accessible USB memory stick was found on a London street.

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