Z is for …

Zero Day The time taken between a¬†vulnerability existing and a¬†patch being released to fix it can be several weeks, months or even years. An exploit written to take advantage of this gap is known as a Zero Day. The bad guys are particularly interested in carrying out attacks against systems with vulnerabilities but no patches, … Continue reading Z is for …

X is for …

X-rated It’s well known that the internet hosts a wide variety of pornography sites, from the legal on the surface web to the illegal on the dark web. But what of other adult only material, which is also x-rated and may be illegal. Sites showing gore, mutilation, torture and worse? Again, they’re split between the … Continue reading X is for …

P is for …

Password There has been much written about passwords, but for this entry I thought it worth defining what a password actually is. It’s a code, phrase or sequence of letters and numbers which is used to validate that you are who you say you are. It’s often used in conjunction with a username or when … Continue reading P is for …

D is for…

Dark Web Most of us are familiar with the Internet, and using search engines such as Google and Bing to find information we need. Those operate in a part of the World Wide Web that is often called the Surface Web. It seems like we can find a huge amount of data on the surface … Continue reading D is for…