If your web browser is too old, you will not be able to access sites using strong security.
If your web browser is too new, it will prevent you accessing sites with weaker security.
So most corporates will need to make sure their browsers are just right – the Goldilocks zone – not too weak, but not too secure. Continue reading
Dear Virgin Media
I recently decided it was time to change my password on my NTLWorld email account (managed by Virgin Media). I entered a new password only to be told “Password too long”. How long was my password? 11 characters. 10 characters are OK apparently. Continue reading
As 2016 approaches, I thought it would be nice to look back on 2015 and share with you the Top 10 most viewed blog posts here on Cyber Matters. Let the countdown begin … Continue reading
Our homes are becoming smarter. Lights you can switch on remotely, heating that learns about when you will be at home, refrigerators that add items to shopping list as you use them and electric cars that charge when fuel prices are low.
This exciting new world does not come without risks: risks to privacy; risks to security and risks to physical safety. Continue reading
The Internet of things is a hot topic at the moment.
Two announcements recently took my interest:
They both relate to probably the biggest single security vulnerability users face today – browsing the web. The attack vectors are wide ranging and varied, but in short, dodgy stuff on a server causes a browser to misbehave (sometimes with the help of the user).
I recently attended a professional development event in Birmingham run by OWASP and the Institute of Information Professionals (IISP). One of the topics on the agenda was how to evade anti-virus (AV) software packages.
Shock horror. The breaking news is that AV software is not going to stop cyber attacks on your organisation, as has been blogged on before here on Cyber Matters.
However two aspects stood out for me.
While changing all my passwords, I decided to change my Virgin Media Super Hub password. Wish I hadn’t…
I last blogged about Talk*InfoSec which happened on May 29th.
Over recent days there has been a lot of discussion about TrueCrypt, and whether it is a viable security technology. Among the frenzy between security experts to figure out what is going on, the user community is left confused. It’s time to revist some security basics…