Archives, page one.

The Archives are the living record of almost everything that I’ve written for the site over the many years I’ve been running it. Some of the earliest, less-legal and libellous content has been put to the torch.

Please be careful with my daughter's biometrics

Schools often aren’t the most clued up when it comes to understanding privacy and security, but the companies and service providers that that work with them —and take on all sorts of child data— really need to watch what they’re doing.

Nobody should be handing out my daughter’s fingerprints to strangers, right?

Published 2017-11-01. Read 3,110 times. 1 Comment. Tagged: security

When did we stop caring about basic network security? We need to act before it's too late.

Another day, another crippling botnet attack from yet another wave of conscripted IoT devices. As we continue to shovel piles of crappy abandoned devices onto our networks, why do we seem to be doing less and less to monitor and curtail what these devices do on our networks? Why don’t we care any more? Have we given up on network security?

Published 2016-10-04. Read 4,680 times. 3 Comments. Tagged: ddos security

Breaking the Internet won't stop terrorism

Governments want to intercept all terrorist communication but… they can’t. You can talk online with perfect secrecy if you know what you’re doing. Their solution to this is banning strong encryption. Most people have probably switched off but this will affect you (and won’t stop terrorists).

Published 2015-01-14. Read 4,480 times. 1 Comment. Tagged: security uk

Facebook worm

Facebook isn’t all bad but here’s a message that just got sent to my wall for me and all my friends to download. If they’re not careful, Facebook could be going the way of email.

Published 2008-08-07. Read 13,870 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: security trojan worm

Getting ready for WSWD 2007

Just under a year since the original What Slows Windows Down article and I’m gearing up for the third in the series. This time it’s an antivirus-only arena and it’s shaping up to be quite a deathmatch…

Published 2007-09-02. Read 2,530 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: benchmarks news security

Shouldn't ISPs protect their users?

ISPs could very easily halt 80-90% of automated illegal online activity but in order to do so, they need to be forced, en masse into taking a tougher line with possible security threats. Will it ever happen and is it what we really want?

Published 2007-08-20. Read 3,270 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: security spam