SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself

Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise. SIM swap scams have been a growing problem, with fraudsters targeting people from various walks of life, including tech leaders, and causing untold damage to many victims. Here’s why you should be on the lookout for attacks where someone can upend your … More SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself

So you thought your personal data was deleted? Not so fast

It may be impossible to delete your personal information from Houseparty and other social media services – despite privacy legislation! My colleague Jake Moore recently published a blogpost Houseparty – should I stay or should I go now? The post intrigued me, not just for the title taken from the great 1982 song by the Clash. Jake, … More So you thought your personal data was deleted? Not so fast

How much is your personal data worth on the dark web?

The going prices are lower than you probably think – your credit card details, for example, can sell for a few bucks. It’s no news that the dark web is rife with offers of stolen data that ranges from pilfered credit card information and hijacked payment services accounts to hacked social media accounts. Anyone interested … More How much is your personal data worth on the dark web?

How encryption can help protect your sensitive data

Here’s how encryption can help keep your data safe from prying eyes – even if your device is stolen or your cloud account is hacked. You probably store all kinds of sensitive information on your personal computer – or your smartphone, for that matter. For good measure, you may even store your data in the … More How encryption can help protect your sensitive data

Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?

…and why are they selling it to other security vendors and product testers? If you were hoping to find a sensational story outing one of our competitors, I am going to disappoint you right away. This is not that, but it is something, something that can happen to all of us! Spam is something that … More Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?