S is for …

Smishing This is very similar in concept to phishing, but instead of email being used to deliver malicious code or links to malicious website, SMS text messages are used. The messages often look as though they’ve come from someone you know and / or trust, but they have typically been spoofed to make you think they … Continue reading S 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 …

Vehicle Security

You’ve no doubt heard the stories about cars being hacked over WifI or Bluetooth, but today I want to talk about an easier security risk: second-hand, hire and courtesy cars… I’ve recently had my car in the garage to have it serviced, and I was provided with a reasonably new courtesy car. I had to … Continue reading Vehicle Security

Phishing and Whaling

I’m guessing that you’ve heard of phishing, and I thought I’d provide some words around related topics.  Let’s start at the beginning though. Phishing Most people with email will have received a phishing email at some point.  Essentially, it’s a mass mail sent to a lot of people indiscriminately, in the hope that one or more … Continue reading Phishing and Whaling