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How Browser Fingerprinting Works

I recently wrote a post called how online tracking works, that post mainly focussed on cookies and how they can be used to track you. But even if a site isn’t using cookies, browser fingerprinting can still be used to track you. What is browser fingerprinting? Browser fingerprinting is the process of collecting information about […]

How Online Tracking Works

With the numerous Facebook snafu’s going around, as well the feeling that new data breaches are being reported daily, privacy is currently top of mind in the tech world. For many, privacy equates to advertising, cookies and tracking, but it’s so much more than those three things alone. Having said that, they certainly don’t help […]

How Plus Addressing Can Prevent Spam

I noticed recently that I appear to be getting a lot more spam to my mailbox than normal. I don’t usually share my email address if I can help it, so wasn’t sure what was happening. Some digging was required. It quickly became apparent that most of the spam was being delivered to a legacy […]

Are Biometrics A Good Idea?

Like most people, I use a fingerprint scanner on both my iPad and my phone, but are biometrics a good idea? Personally, I’m not sure. This is going to be a relatively short post; more of a question than a full post actually. For me, it boils down to the old adage of security vs […]

What Is Two Factor Authentication?

Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA as many call it, is the latest buzz word when it comes to adding additional layers of security to your online accounts. But have you ever thought to yourself what is Two Factor Authentication? In this article I intend to go over what 2FA is, what it does, and why […]

How To Secure WordPress

WordPress is used absolutely everywhere; there are over 76 million WordPress sites across the Internet. This popularity makes WordPress a large target for attack, so knowing how to secure WordPress is extremely important. This very site uses WordPress, so I thought I’d share some tips on how to secure WordPress to ensure you don’t end […]

Is A Password Book A Bad Idea?

So I was browsing my Twitter feed recently, and I came across this tweet: If you don’t know, password books are literally a handwritten list of usernames, passwords and URLs that people can use to record their credentials. Think of them as a low-tech alternative to password managers like Bitwarden. Password books are generally not […]

Why HTTPS Is Important

You may have heard of Let’s Encrypt, the free certificate authority who are hell-bent on getting HTTPS everywhere. But why is that little green padlock in your browser so important? Let’s take a look… What Is HTTPS? I suppose a good place to start would be telling you guys what HTTPS actually is. If you […]

Why Your Password Is Probably Crap

You’re a technical person. You don’t need to use a password manager, because you have mastered the art of obfuscating your password so it can never be cracked, right? Wrong! Let’s have a chat about why your password is probably crap… First of all, if you’re not running a password manager, why not? They will […]