Archive for the “Security” Category

Proxy vs VPN: What’s the Difference?

by Hayden Smith

On the face of it, it appears that both proxies and VPNs provide the same services. In reality they are quite different tools with very different purposes. Let’s have a look at them and see what the differences are between them. We’ll start with the proxy server. A proxy server acts as an intermediary between…

Issues Raised By Apple Ransomware

by Neil Cumins

We have long believed Apple to be impenetrable, but this is no longer the case…

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How Secure Are Your Passwords?

by Madeleine Bruce

It’s very difficult to go even ten minutes in an online world without having to enter a password. Whether it’s something sensitive like banking or email, or something entirely innocuous like ordering a pizza, the password has become the currency of the internet. Though our attitudes have become very laissez-faire, even slightly irritated towards the…

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Is The Smart Home Really That Secure?

by Madeleine Bruce

Placing our domestic security into the “hands” of our devices is risky. It’s a trend that’s been gaining traction for some time now, and all signs point to the future as being the era of the “smart home”. In this idyllic vision, consumers won’t have to remember to turn off the heater or when it’s…

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What Are Vishing & Smishing?

by Neil Cumins

The lesser known cousins of phishing can cause quite the problem for you. Vish and smish may sound like two characters from a children’s cartoon, but they represent the modern frontline of identity fraud. Vishing and smishing haven’t received the same levels of media attention as their cousin phishing, even though all three effectively use…

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DIY Encryption

by Madeleine Bruce

It’s not always simple keeping your data safe online…

Policing The Internet: Is Hacking Ever OK?

by Madeleine Bruce

On a largely lawless internet, is it ever ethically acceptable to take the law into your own hands?

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Up Your Site Security With 2FA

by Neil Cumins

It’s a measure of how rapidly the internet has developed that two-factor authentication is increasingly becoming the norm rather than the exception for any site more sensitive than an internet chat forum.

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