H is for…

Hacking I’m pretty sure that you’ve all heard the term “hacking”, and you probably know that it has negative connotations. But what exactly is it? Put simply, it’s trying to get access to a computer or network using vulnerabilities in the security of the target. Note that I don’t necessarily say software: people can be … Continue reading H is for…

Do you have privacy fatigue?

It’s a fact of life these days that we constantly seem to have people giving out dire warnings about being careful what information you share online, who can overhear you giving out your credit card numbers etc. It seems like we’re being warned that there are ears everywhere. Do you know what? There are. But … Continue reading Do you have privacy fatigue?

Email safety

In one of my previous posts, I talked about Phishing and Whaling, and I realised that I haven’t really talked about email itself yet.  Email is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere, and yet it’s not that long since we started using it.  My first “public”email address was a Compuserve account back in 1995, and I very quickly … Continue reading Email safety

Spam – a lighthearted look

If you have an email account, you’ve almost certainly also received spam emails. They’re the electronic equivalent of junk mail. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you answered one or more messages, check out this post from my other blog site. It’s a bit more lighthearted that some of the items I’ll post … Continue reading Spam – a lighthearted look