If you thought the purpose of passwords was to be as strong as possible to give your information and accounts the best chance of being secure, Britain's spies at GCHQ have news for you. In a new document, Password Guidance - simplifying your approach (PDF), the organisation's cyber director said that advice has moved on … Continue reading British spies want shorter and less secure passwords
Schools in the UK start back this week after the summer break, and my timeline on Facebook is awash with little faces wearing pristine uniform that is a touch too big for them as they head off into formal education for the first time. A time to move forward to be sure, as I'm one … Continue reading Flashback for Friday Fun!
It doesn't seem possible that Summer (what Summer, ask all UK users) is nearly over, but the time for back to school is nearly upon us. Shorts and swimming clothes are being put away as parents scramble to get all the requisite bits of uniform acquired in the correct sizes and labelled with their child's … Continue reading Friday Fun: Back to School?
While no-one is suggesting the Ashley Madison data hack/leak is in any way funny for those involved, the wall-to-wall coverage across social and traditional media does suggest it has hit a nerve. Data protection and privacy has gained a lot of traction in recent months, with publicising of the Ashley Madison and Sony hacks, in … Continue reading Friday Fun: your embarrassing data leaks
This week hundreds of thousands of teenagers have found out if they have made the grade (quite literally) for places at university. It's been a stressful time for parents, as well as the students themselves, but with many now holding confirmed places, it's a time to start celebrating and looking forward to new adventures as … Continue reading Friday Fun: remembering university days
Given August is a bit of a wash-out so far, certainly in the UK, I thought I'd look on the bright side as things could always be worse. I could be in a tent that has flooded, for example, or a caravan that has blown over a cliff. A skiing holiday with no snow wouldn't … Continue reading Friday Fun: Holiday Disasters
This week we have been talking digital footprints. Be that the footprint that we leave behind across every website we visit, or where we knowingly share content via social networks etc. Whilst looking at some of the different aspects of digital footprints I came across this great piece of artwork by Jenny Hottle that I just … Continue reading Friday Fun: Footprints