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Dan’s first year lookback

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Call centre security – can you secure the data and people?

Call centre security – can you secure the data and people?

Recent research by AKJ Associates found that of 500 UK adults, 76 per cent were concerned about the security of data in a call centre.   Of those surveyed, 35.8 per cent said that they were ‘very concerned’ about how personal and credit card information might be protected at call centres from hackers and rogue (…read more)

Was it only 100,000 Gmail credentials? – Industry views

Was it only 100,000 Gmail credentials? – Industry views

Google has called the dumping of user credentials “one of the unfortunate realities of the Internet today”   In a blog post by Borbala Benko, Elie Bursztein, Tadek Pietraszek and Mark Risher at the Google Spam and Abuse Team, it acknowledged a dumping of data, but said that fewer than two per cent of the (…read more)

Gartner: 2014′s top ten security technologies

Gartner: 2014′s top ten security technologies

At the end of the first day of the Gartner Security and Risk Management summit in London, I had the opportunity to catch one of the distinguished analysts looking at the state of security in terms of the top ten technologies.   Presenting in the final session at the event, Neil McDonald, vice president, distinguished (…read more)

eBay plays down XSS story

eBay plays down XSS story

Online auction website eBay has played down the impact of a page redirect which may have seen user credentials stolen.   According to BBC News,...read more

September 17, 2014
Apple pushes 2FA to iCloud users

Apple pushes 2FA to iCloud users

Apple has added two-factor authentication to its iCloud cloud storage option.   Following the recent attack, which saw celebrities have their accounts accessed and personal...read more

September 17, 2014

Scam of the Week

Lost Boys leads to least data

Lost Boys leads to least data

A Peter Pan pantomime in Bournemouth is being used as part of a sophisticated attack from Eastern Europe that is targetting thousands of British businesss.   According to the Telegraph, an email claiming to be a £145 invoice for nine tickets to a performance of Peter Pan at the Bournemouth Pavilion theatre contained an attachment that if (…read more)