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Passwords!

by Kevin Salter on 12.04.2013 13:50

A subject covered in a previous blog but resurrecting itself again this week on two occasions is the subject of passwords.  I assume that every single one of us comes up against this every single day. How can we overcome the "issues"?

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They should know better

by Rob Watson on 28.03.2013 10:55
Those of us who lose sleep about whether our systems are sufficiently secure can all feel a little smug relieved that even the guys who look after our national security can get it wrong. Really wrong.

The GCHQ careers website stores passwords in ...
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Good News from Google

by George Quigley on 22.02.2013 10:41

Given all of the bad news on security related incidents, it is refreshing to see some positive news for a change.  Google announced recently that it had reduced account takeovers by 99.7% recently following the implementation of tighter securit...

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Going rate for personal data?

by Rob Watson on 25.01.2013 10:20
What are your personal details worth? I'm sure most of us would like to think they are priceless, but we have all seen reports of people who ware happy to give away their personal information to a stranger doing as survey for for the price of a cup ...
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IT security excuses

by Rob Watson on 15.10.2012 14:54
I don't normally like to just repost information from other sites without some commentary, but in this case it is so close to the truth it hurts!
How many of these have you heard in your organisation (or, admit it, used yourself)?

http://www.leg...
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I had over 200 at the last count, for web sites, bank accounts, credit and charge cards, software logins etc.

 

How do you remember them all? Perhaps you have the same password for each- which we all know is not recommended. Perhaps you save them...

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Playstation network hacked

by Rob Watson on 28.04.2011 04:41

If you have kids it can't have escaped your notice that the PlayStation network has been down for a few days due to a major security incident. As if it was only to prove the point I made in a previous comment - however reputable the companies you de...

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Microsoft hates popularity

by Leo Waldock on 24.07.2010 11:35
When Microsoft announced its free Security Essentials anti-malware software in September 2009 the computing public was cheered at the thought that it was tackling the Windows reputation for shocking insecurity.
We've got more good news as Microsoft...