The Collection1 data breach

A lot of people this week have heard about a massive breach containing email addresses and passwords, commonly referred to as the collection1 breach (after the name of the folder it was originally in) – either from getting an email alert from the haveibeenpwned site or seeing a news or social media post about it. […]

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Posted on January 17, 2019

When a padlock is worse than no padlock

A recent article on Krebs On Security reminded me of a very common misconception that I come across – that a padlock icon in the browser when visiting a website means that site is safe. So I thought I’d explain why this isn’t the case (and then I can just give people links to this […]

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Posted on November 26, 2018

On “security apathy”

I came across a post on another site recently about something I’ve often wondered – whenever there’s a big data breach or security incident involving a well known company in the news it seems to die down very quickly and have little to no effect on the company business. Here’s the post – https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/where-is-the-consumer-outrage-about-data-breaches-/a/d-id/1333165 I […]

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Posted on November 5, 2018

First post – Introduction

Hello and welcome to my blog. I’ve set this up to share thoughts and articles, mainly on cyber security, but possibly on other technology areas now and then as well. Most of what I post will be related to consumers and small businesses. I have 20 years of experience working in the I.T. industry, in […]

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Posted on November 4, 2018