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Sep

24

Password panic: how W3C and big tech can save your memory

At one time or another, we have all fallen afoul of a mis-remembered password that sends us on an hour-long journey to reset our online accounts and set a new one. Most of us have also probably had our accounts compromised in some way due to an insecure or easily hackable password.

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Oct

13

Gone phishing: how attackers are still outsmarting security experts

Autumn is rolling in and with it - for many devotees of the line, reel and fly - are some of the best conditions for early-evening fishing.

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Oct

04

Why universities - and their research - are the latest target for hackers

What’s so interesting about a university’s data that sends online hackers wild? Is it the latest news on the two-for-one snakebite deals down at the union? The endless recipes for beans á la toast? Or the secret knowledge of how one can make £20 last until the end of next month?

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Aug

14

Hollywood’s Cloud leaks: Why Westeros isn’t as safe as it seems

This week, the world faced Armageddon thanks to the actions of one angry American with a point to prove.

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Jul

12

How to tell your customers about a cyber attack

Cyber attacks and data breaches are an increasingly common occurrence, and organisations and individuals from the smallest micro businesses right up to governments and mega-corporations have been targeted by malicious cybercrimes.

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May

05

How to Improve Security by Thinking Like a Hacker

Don't Believe Vendors Security Assurances

"Our technology is really secure!" said every vendor ever. Meanwhile, these same vendors have probably released over a dozen critical security patches this year. The ugly truth is that all major operating systems have serious security flaws, even when 'fully patched.' So never rely on a single vendor's assurances of security.

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