//
archives

Information Security

This tag is associated with 4 posts

Password blackmail

Well, this one is just rolling and rolling. Starting in the summer of 2018 some enterprising scammer decided that the vast number of password exposures can be used for a new purpose – directly blackmailing the account holders. These exposures quite often list both the email address and password for some service or other. Perhaps … Continue reading

Dixons Carphone identify 1.2M record Data Breach

An interesting statement from Dixons Carphone. It should be noted that this is listed as a potential breach, rather than proven. 1,200,000 personal records have been breached via unauthorised access. Additionally (in a separate incident), 5,800,000 chip and pin card details have been accessed and 105,000 non-EU card details that do not have chip and … Continue reading

Data Retention

We all assume that we can keep information forever in our new digital world. This is not true. Data behind information does corrupt or lose integrity over time.  It can also be attacked and deleted.  There are mechanisms that allow you to know when any of this has happened but when it does there is … Continue reading

Automatic Update vital for Antivirus

The importance of enabling automatic updates has again been highlighted; this time it’s a critical flaw in an antivirus program that needs patching. Using Symantec Antivirus products and having the “Live Update” enabled – the default –   Will mean the update arrive Monday.  If not it is advised that the president induct update check … Continue reading