It’s in PCI-DSS – so why don’t you do it?

PCI-DSS is a pain in the backside. There: you think it, I said it. However, it's also got some good stuff that's not just useful for protecting card numbers, but general network security best practice. One example is the requirement that you change the default passwords and disable guest accounts on network devices. Sounds obvious, … Continue reading It’s in PCI-DSS – so why don’t you do it?

Snapchat phished, 10% of the world breached, good news for Apple, and more

Today’s instalment of doom and gloom from the cyber front-lines. So Snapchat, purveyor of self-destructing genital imagery, fell foul of phishing this week. Thankfully for the world’s teenagers, it wasn’t user data that was compromised (this time – remember the Snappening?) Instead some poor soul in their HR department was hit with the now hackneyed … Continue reading Snapchat phished, 10% of the world breached, good news for Apple, and more