Today computers across the world have been hit by ransomware – notably including the UK’s NHS, and Spanish telco Telefonica. Some initial comments suggested “well, $300 isn’t a very big amount, it’s probably not professionals.” But when you see the scope of this attack, $300 from a lot of those people is a huge amount… Read More $300 ransom? It’s the price of doing business
In November 2015, the Investigatory Powers Bill was published, revealing at last the extent to which our goverment thinks it should have access to all the communications we send over the internet. There will be much talk of how things like WhatsApp and iMessage must allow the government access to messages sent between users, despite… Read More Is Theresa May going to make me a criminal?
The news today has been full of the attack on TalkTalk and the potential security breach, which may yet cause havoc for a lot of people. We don’t entirely know yet, but the list of information that may have been stolen is enough to allow people to impersonate some users, or perhaps even reset passwords… Read More TalkTalk hack doesn’t affect Blinkbox, they say very quietly
If you’ve not heard of it, Prey is a great little security tool, that’s designed to help you retrieve lost computer equipment. It runs on a variety of platforms, and is designed so that you can mark a device as missing on their website, and then receive reports when it connects to the net. Those… Read More Using Prey on the iPod Touch
The news about Amy Winehouse has been all over the net this afternoon, and it doesn’t seem to have taken long for scammers to cotton on to it. In my facebook feed, around 7.25pm London time, I saw someone posting this: I’ve removed the name of the person who posted this, for security. Clicking the… Read More Well, that was quick
Sitting in my inbox, I have a press release from one of the companies that makes TV middleware – that’s the stuff that typically does things like the interactive services, and increasingly provide access to online content, like iPlayer, LoveFilm and other material. I’ve been thinking about what, if anything to write about it. On… Read More Security in a connected TV world