Category Archives: Security and Privacy

Managing Virus Outbreaks with a Trusted Inventory

It was some years ago there was a worm outbreak at a client we had just started managing where we urgently needed to identify every server infected and work on a plan to remove the worm using our own custom … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Security Software Packages – Updated

This post is an update to the post I published in April last year where I answered the question I often get asked by family and friends ‘What security should I use on my Windows PC?’. There are many security … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Protecting Passwords

You may think having a social media account being hacked is for everyone else until someone you know gets hacked and they look for advice. In this case the problem was first noticed with Twitter spam and a month later … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Security Software Packages

I often get asked by family and friends ‘What security should I use on my Windows PC?’. So I thought I would describe what I use. There are many packages around and you could some up with many different answers … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pictures

I have written about protecting what is published publicly on social media in the previous posts A Social Network Time-bomb for Students and the The Illusion of Facebook Blocking but people forget even their profile pictures can be abused. It … Continue reading

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A Social Network Time-bomb for Students

I received the latest copy of the SANS Ouch security awareness newsletter today which is all about using social networks safely. Whilst social networks such as Facebook and Twitter allow us to interact with friends and family – the information … Continue reading

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Website Collusion

After reading a post from What is Privacy on the Collusion tool that looks at the connections between web sites I thought I would install it myself. What was interesting after using it for half a day is that many … Continue reading

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