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: NetflixMicrosoft Office/365SpotifyAmazon PrimeGoogle'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 subscription service to continue... Continue Reading →

New UK Coronavirus Test & Trace App in Trial

On the 13 August 2020 the UK government released a revised Contact Tracing app to be trailed on the Isle of White, the London Borough of Newham and NHS volunteer responders. In addition to the Contact Tracing function it also has other features including: An alert system that informs users of the coronavirus risk level... Continue Reading →

Digital Identities

When you are walking about town, or on the Internet, how do you identity that you are you and not some imposter? Current Forms of ID We should all carry some form of physical identification (e.g. a photo driving licence) that can prove who we are, our age and where we live. In the UK... Continue Reading →

UK Coronavirus Contact Tracing Update

This is an update to my blog Location Tracking, Your Privacy & COVID 19 Contact Tracing to bring this up to date with the recent developments in the UK. The UK were going to develop a COVID 19 Contact Tracing App using a hybdrid technology that was centralised and in which they owned the data... Continue Reading →

Social Media Auditing & Reporting

It's amazing what you find on Twitter. Shortly after posting my blog on how Google indexes all of your public tweets, I came across a tweet where someone had applied for a job and the company performed an audit on his tweets. They delivered a 300+ page PDF of all his tweets including a certain... Continue Reading →

A Review of 2019

What a difference 365 days makes. 2019 has been an eventful year for cyber security professionals with a number of new threats emerging as well as an escalation in ransomware and level of data breaches as well as all the normal threat vectors. IoT has also featured heavily in the cyber security landscape. But first... Continue Reading →

Encrypted Website Lookup

UPDATED 21 July 2019 - Additional forms of encrypted DNS added, partially rewritten with the title changed to be more generic. This is going to be a technical post, so I need to start this off by explaining a few technical terms, which will also be added to our Glossary of Cyber Security Terms. Some... Continue Reading →

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