Are we being spied on via our cameras and microphones on our personal devices? Built-in device cameras and microphones are great. They allow us to easily communicate face-to-face with friends and family even if they are on the other side of the globe. They allow journalists to interview people in far flung corners of the world, and they allow entrepreneurs in remote locations to do business with people in big cities across the world. The problem is that these tiny cameras and
We all want to feel safe. We all want to feel secure. We all want to know that the things we value are safe and secure. Safety and Security. On December 10th 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stating – “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of persons”. We all want to feel safe. We all want to feel secure. We all want to know that the things we value are safe and secure. The f
We all know the feeling; a sore throat, sneezing, congestion, a cough, a runny nose…oh no, the dreaded cold virus! No human is immune. Likewise, no computer is immune. How it happens, how it works and how we treat it remain mostly the same for human and computer. Computer viruses, much like the flu virus, are designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viru
Have you ever wondered how the colossal entity that is the Internet – including apps, websites, companies and even private individuals – almost always knows where you are in the world or what you’re up to? Constantly suggesting things of interest in relation to or with your location, advertising banners for things and places relevant to where you are and what you’re doing? Well, THAT’S Geolocation. Geolocation is a technology that uses data acquired from your computer or mobi
Can you imagine a world without social media? No Snapchat, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Facebook! A world where children and adults woke up in the morning and got excited about playing outdoors and seeing each other in the flesh, rather than being sucked into their phones; checking their feeds, likes and comments – zombies to the real world around them. A world where security and privacy were tangible, physical problems we could easily identify and protect ourselves against.
Is there anything more frustrating and problematic than being locked out of your own house or car; or more to the point, your own computer, tablet or phone? It’s annoying enough if we ourselves do the locking out – losing the keys or forgetting our passwords, but what if an outsider – an attacker, purposely and maliciously locks you out? In today’s world, few possessions are as integral to the flow and success of life than the devices we use to communicate with and connect to
Why is password security so important? If you’re anything like most people, you have more passwords than you know what to do with. If you have an email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, plus logins to any online shopping sites, your router, other social media, or online banking, you’re well on your way to having more online accounts than you can possibly remember passwords for. According to a 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Commerce, “On average, DOC employees had nine accou
GoldPhish launch ‘BeCybaware’ campaign to support organisations cybersecurity needs. Due to the far reaching rise in online security breaches, business leaders worldwide are realising ‘cybersecurity’ is no longer a boardroom buzz word. It is a very real threat for every employee. So, is it time to empower your workforce? If you’re a business leader, you should be more aware than ever of the growing cybersecurity threats, yet too many corporate risk managers are failing to tak