We learned last year that the Russian Carbanak hacking group were planning to target hospitality businesses. We learned this week that they’re succeeding, and extracting ransom (or causing disruption) at luxury hotels all over the place, including in Britain. What incredibly sophisticated technique are they using to penetrate security? Are there basements full of hollow-eyed … Continue reading Stop saying yes
Month: January 2017
Dropbox drops the box again – why data retention policies matter
So Dropbox has admitted that a bug lead to deleted data mysteriously re-appearing in users’ folders. Zombie file apocalypse? Hardly. Surely it’s just a storm in a digital teacup? Well, no. Deletion matters, and it will matter a lot more from May 2018. Oh yes, it’s another GDPR reference – you didn’t think I was … Continue reading Dropbox drops the box again – why data retention policies matter
Why do we even bother?
I'm having a bit of a row with Garmin at the moment. They've decided to change their password policy, upping their complexity requirements so that they now require uppercase as well as lower case and a number. This is not a step forward. It means I have to change my password on a variety of … Continue reading Why do we even bother?