Category Archives: Students

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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Brown Teapots, Wigwams and Frankie Howerd

Following on from the previous post about the Chemical Engineering students at the University of Birmingham I have a few more stores including one about Professor Garner from a student of the time. One of the events arranged each year … 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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Sharing Student Bank Accounts

I was asked a few weeks ago – “Should I share a bank account with the other six students in my flat next year to pay the bills?”  With working in IT security and risk management for 20 years my … Continue reading

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