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

Roll up! Roll up! It’s a security round-up!

Apologies for the infrequency of recent updates. I’ve been busy – understanding the GDPR, doing some speaking engagements and (hush!) actually working for a living. So, without further ado, here’s what’s going on right now: Theresa May is trying to push the Snoopers Charter (aka the Investigatory Powers Bill) through Parliament despite plenty of expert … Continue reading Roll up! Roll up! It’s a security round-up!

Why do we let large businesses behave so badly?

Virgin Media want me to let them use my home internet connection so they can provide free wi-fi to other Virgin customers who may be passing. Presumably, in time, they will also charge non-Virgin customers for the same privilege, so generating revenue from an infrastructure I paid them to install. The incentive for me is, … Continue reading Why do we let large businesses behave so badly?