Every now and then it’s good to remind readers of some basic security measures. Although we’ve written about it before, it’s time to look at public WiFi security again. There are several potential dangers when using public WiFi, ranging from privacy issues to cybercrime attacks. But most can be easily avoided by following these simple … More How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?
The adoption of the protocol’s secure variant has continued its growth spurt in recent months, crossing the 50-percent milestone for the first time ever. More than one-half (51.8 percent) of the one million most visited websites worldwide now actively redirect to HTTPS, the secure version of the HTTP protocol over which data between a device … More Majority of the world’s top million websites use HTTPS
If you’re still running a website that is still using insecure HTTP then it’s time to wake up and drink the coffee. Because unless you take action soon, you’re going to find many of your visitors are going to distrust your website. The reason? Google is pushing ahead with its plan for the Chrome browser … More All HTTP websites to soon be marked as “not secure” by Google Chrome
ESET Ireland warns of an Irish Revenue phishing scam, that is using compromised HTTPS secured websites for its dirty work. Internet security experts from ESET Ireland are warning Irish computer users about an online scam, that uses a forged Irish Tax and Customs email, to redirect victims to compromised valid HTTPS secured websites hosting the … More Latest Irish Revenue scam: HTTPS doesn’t always mean you’re safe!
Just as attackers are finding new, increasingly sophisticated ways to try and evade the detection techniques used by antiviruses, they are also improving their methods designed to trick the user or at least evade the main techniques that tend to be taught in standard IT security training. Despite this, we can always take another step forward to strengthen … More Homograph attacks: Don’t believe everything you see
When we go online, we all leave a digital ‘trace’. Our IP addresses give us away and cookies collect our browsing habits. Our Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and employers theoretically have a log of what sites we visit and when. Even private browsing, otherwise known as incognito mode, is not totally safe from prying eyes. So, … More An introduction to private browsing
Google is looking to deliver even greater transparency when it comes to online security by identifying publicly – or “marking”, as it puts it – websites that are not as secure as they should be. In a blog, Emily Schechter, a product manager within the tech giant’s Chrome security team, revealed that as of 2017, its browser … More Google to draw attention to insecure HTTP websites