So, Tesco was hacked. Although there is no official word yet on how this happened, the chatter among people far smarter than me are suggesting the issue is related to passwords and the Tesco Club card.
I recently attended the East Midlands Cyber Crime Breakfast, where a panel of experts outlined what they saw as the principal cyber crime threats that were affecting organisations in the East Midlands. Continue reading
I’m getting fed up with marketing that says “Passwords must die” only to present yet another solution that won’t replace them.
The challenge to solve is ubiquity – this is why passwords have stood the test of time, even with their obvious and proven shortcomings.
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
Phishing is one of the most common forms of cyber-attack at the current time. Effectively attackers try and fool you to providing sensitive data such as user names and password into fake web sites. Continue reading
Good security advice is you should (must) change the default password on your home broadband router. Recent experience suggests to me this is not sufficient.