Security

  • Facebook security
    Everyone uses Social Media these days and we’re trusting it with more and more of our personally identifiable information (PII). Our interests, comments, check-ins, likes and the network of friends and family we build-up all contribute to a context-heavy online identity. If an attacker gains control of your online identity, they can easily: Steal all … Read more
  • Personal online security checklist
    Here’s a set of guides I’ve put together to help you understand your online security posture and how you might improve it. Stop using the same password everywhere! Weak passwords and how to choose a strong complex memorable password Setting up and using a Password Manager Setting up and using Two/Multi Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA) Facebook … Read more
  • Setting up and using Multi Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA)
    What’s wrong with my username and password? Typical online authentication requires a username and a password – this is something a user has to know. These can be (and are frequently) written down, shared with other people or leaked from hacked sites to the world by malicious third parties.. Users will often setup the same username … Read more
  • Weak passwords and how to choose a strong complex memorable password
    What makes a password weak? A weak password is one that can be easily guessed or broken. This might be because it’s made up of public information associated with you. For example: You or your family’s dates of birth Names of your family members Your pet’s names Your nickname your car your favourite football team … Read more
  • Setting up and using a Password Manager
    What is a Password Manager A Password Manager (PM) is a service or app that stores and enters usernames and passwords for you into online services or mobile apps. A good PM will also generate strong passwords for you and also help you identify weak or compromised passwords. The core concept is that you have … Read more
  • Stop using the same password everywhere!
    Why is this a bad thing? Using the same password everywhere makes everyone’s life easier. It means you can log into your bank, your online shopping, your mailbox and social media without having to remember dozens of passwords. However, using the same password on multiple online services is like using the same key to unlock … Read more
  • What to do if your Facebook account is “hacked”
    How might this have happened? You have authorised an app in Facebook to post on your behalf Your have used the same email address and password on another online service and these credentials have been leaked/exfiltrated. You are using a weak easily-guessed password for either: Facebook (this is fixable) another service such as your mailbox … Read more