Scammers and jobhunters

In The Guardian, Snighda Poonam recently explored the competition for jobs in general in India, with massive numbers of applicants chasing relatively small numbers of job opportunities. The article on The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market goes some way to explaining why so many find it hard to resist a career in call-centre scamming. Tech support … More Scammers and jobhunters

Homograph attacks: Don’t believe everything you see

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

2016 Rio Olympic Games: The safe way to obtain tickets online

This year is the year of sporting fans. Over the past few months especially, they have had the opportunity to move from one big sporting event to the next with few gaps in-between. First, just before the summer break, sports fans enjoyed a full month of football with the European Championship in France, followed by … More 2016 Rio Olympic Games: The safe way to obtain tickets online

Banks ‘should not compensate’ victims of online fraud

UK Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has advised banks not to offer compensation to victims of online fraud, arguing that the increased risk will encourage people to better protect themselves against cybercrime. Speaking in an interview with The Times, Mr. Hogan-Howe suggested that by removing the safety blanket of compensation, internet users would think … More Banks ‘should not compensate’ victims of online fraud