Foreign Facebook Followers

Posted on January 29, 2018

I just had the following message passed to me This is creepy, Go to your Facebook account settings, then blocking, then block users, and type in "following me" without the quotes into the text box then hit the "block button. You will find 15-20 or more people FOLLOWING YOU that you do not know! I just blocked about 17 accounts from random Middle Eastern and Asian countries that were following me, who I do not know. You have to block then one at ...

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Do you need a secure website(SSL)?

Posted on November 12, 2017

I came across this tweet the other day and it got me thinking,  The response from Halifax was fairly standard, If you are not submitting information to a website, ie filling in a form or logging in you shouldn't worry about SS, The little padlock in the address bar that verifies a secure connection between your browser and the website. But is this still the case?     One of the first responses blew that argument out of ...

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If encryption was a key

Posted on January 18, 2015

Since the Charlie Hebdo attack in paris you may have seen stories in the press like this and this about David Cameron's plan to ban encryption, which it seems President Obama now supports, specifically Cameron said: “[I]n our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?” From what we understand about this, it isn't that they want to ban encryption outright, what they want is a backdoor to be ...

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Fingerprints are “unhackable”

Posted on January 2, 2015

When my daughter started secondary school the teacher proudly showed off the biometric payment system that was used to buy lunch, consumables, basically anything that would normally require that the students carry cash. While I understood and still understand the benefits of school children not carrying cash at the time I queried the appropriateness of collecting biometric data from children with the teacher giving the tour and her response was ...

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