Cameras and Microphones | You are being watched

Cameras and Microphones | You are being watched

Are we being spied on via our cameras and microphones on our personal devices? Built-in device cameras and microphones are great. They allow us to easily communicate face-to-face with friends and family even if they are on the other side of the globe. They allow...
Facebook and fencing yours in

Facebook and fencing yours in

It’s safe to say Facebook isn’t safe. Just last month (Thursday 21 March 2019) Facebook announced yet another data breach – the third in a year (we know of), this time involving up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text and exposed internally to up to...
Cryptojacking – the rising crime of mining digital currency

Cryptojacking – the rising crime of mining digital currency

To jack somebody (for something) is to steal something from somebody, especially something small or of low value. Being jacked isn’t going to ruin your life necessarily – it’s not like having your bank account details stolen or having your private credentials...
Online Sextortion – the blackmailer in your inbox!

Online Sextortion – the blackmailer in your inbox!

Blackmail has been around for as long as shame – since the very moment criminals first discovered the value we hold in keeping that shame hidden. The FBI defines sextortion as “a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive...

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