Marriott hit by hack but where was their log management?

Marriott International Inc is the latest hack to be announced and this one could be the largest breach in corporate history. Details of some 500 million guests were accessed from the company’s reservation database at its Starwood unit. This included passport numbers, mailing and email addresses and even some credit card details. The breach reputedly […]

The Future of Network-Connected Device Security

The proliferation of poorly secured network-connected devices has prompted the UK government to publish new best practice guidelines. Do these go far enough? Wireless functionality has improved workplace efficiency and organisations are no longer restricted by cabling access. Unfortunately, many of these devices are poorly secured and rarely have their firmware updated. The vulnerabilities in […]

Can you trust one free app to keep all your passwords safe?

How to navigate the world of virtual storage vaults as hackers target providers. A password manager can be a vital tool to keep your personal information out of the hands of online criminals – giving you a single log-in to an app that saves you having to remember lots of different codes. Once you have […]

The chilling email threatening to share embarrassing information that is ‘driving people to suicide’

“It breaks up perfectly stable relationships and causes untold misery” A shocking email is reportedly being sent round to random victims threatening that embarrassing information will be shared online unless large sums of money are paid. The ransom messages are even believed to be leading some victims to the brink of suicide, according to cyber […]

How trustworthy is AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords within the broader waves of technological change that are sweeping through our world under the banner of the Internet of Things (IoT). And, although their benefits look good, there is a fear that AI programs could go rogue and turn on us – […]

‘Pay the ransom – or watch me wreck your life’

‘Pay the ransom – or watch me wreck your life’: Chilling new fraud email that says you’ve been filmed on an adult website The ‘ransom’ email explains that you have been caught viewing an adult website The email includes key private details, such as secret passwords for a bank Criminals are frightening victims into handing […]

Chilling ransom attacks

Chilling ransom attacks threatening to share embarrassing information ‘driving people to suicide’ Victims are told compromising material will be shared unless they cough up huge sums of money Chilling ransom messages being sent to random victims are costing them thousands of pounds and even driving some to the brink of suicide, according to reports. Shocking […]

Quantum Computers are coming.

Prepare now for quantum computers, QKD and post-quantum encryption The predicted processing power of quantum computers is likely to make existing encryption algorithms obsolete. Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a possible solution – we investigate whether QKD is viable Quantum computers have been on the horizon for several years, but recent breakthroughs mean we could […]