General Cyber Security

This is a general category where we will post articles that apply to Cyber Security in general and also articles that do not fit neatly into other categories.

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Risks Associated with Ghost/Inactive Accounts

Ghost accounts, depending on context, have various definitions. A Ghost Account can be: A social media account made solely to view other people’s content An inactive account that is still live but has either been forgotten about or is seldom used. Ghost Social Media Accounts People make ghost accounts on social media platforms for a… Continue Reading →


Cyber Security Kill Chain

In our recent blog post “Multi-Phase Cyber Attacks” we described how cyber attacks are often not a single instance but part of a planned attack that can be sustained over several months, even years. An attack may only become apparent when the cyber attacker makes themselves known through some form of visible attack, a security… Continue Reading →

Book Review – I Woz

Steve Wozniak was the co-founder of Apple, but arguably one of the most notable engineers responsible for kickstarting the modern PC era. Steve Wozniac grew up in Silicon Valley (before it was called that). From an early age was interested in electronics and with the help of his father (an electronics engineer himself) built a… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Paul Allen Idea Man

Paul Allen was the co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates. This book is an autobiography of his life both before meeting Bill Gates, during the Microsoft days and after he left to follow other pursuits. He was born in 1953 and was two years older than Bill Gates. As this is written by Paul Allen… Continue Reading →

Flash Player Now Disabled

Starting 16 January 2021, Flash Player is officially dead and any current installations will block the playing of any Flash content. Adobe ceased to support Adobe Flash Player as of 31 December 2020 and all download pages from their website have been taken down. Why is this happening? Adobe Flash Player is a legacy multi-media… Continue Reading →

A Review of 2020

As we come to the end of 2020, is is customary to review what has happened in the previous 12 months and learn from any events that happened. At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the chaos that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 would bring. While the start of it was in China… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Vaccine Scam

Updated 16 January 2021 Never let a good crisis go to waste – at least this is what Cyber criminals and Scammers have been doing all this year in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been multiple scams and cyber attacks relating to the pandemic (we will review some of them in our 2020… Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas to all Our Followers

We would like to wish all our followers, both here and on our Twitter Account, a Happy Christmas (whatever that means for this year) and hopefully a prosperous New Year. Back in January, no-one could have foreseen the disruption the Novel Coronavirus would have caused, and in particular with the move to work from home… Continue Reading →

UK Covid19 Contact Tracing Apps Go Live

This is an update to our earlier blog “New UK Coronavirus Test & Trace App in Trial“. On 12 September 2020 the UK Government for England and Wales announced that their Coronavirus contact tracing app will go live on 24 September 2020. The devolved government in Wales will also use the same app. The UK App… Continue Reading →

Purchasing Services Online – A Pocket Guide

How many times have you been browsing a service online that requires a subscription to continue viewing? I can name quite a few: Netflix Microsoft Office/365 Spotify Amazon Prime Google’s YouTube Premium. Online Services Most online services, like the above, will offer a trial period for free and then expect you to sign-up to a… Continue Reading →

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