Google Chrome Pushes for More Encryption on the Web

Google’s push for more encryption on the web has started with Google Chrome 68, the latest version of Google’s web browser. It comes with a new feature that will list all non encrypted websites as “Not Secure”. This change to Google Chrome means that all HTTP sites will now show a “Not Secure” icon in
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Protect your data!

In recent news, documents have been found for sale on the dark web containing sensitive information relating to the U.S. Air Force. These documents were featured for as low as $100 to $200 and were found by Information Security Analysts while trawling through the dark web searching for criminal activity. These analysts posed as potential
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Farnborough Airshow

borwell team support Farnborough Airshow 2018

Visualisation Project for the Farnborough Airshow flying committee The borwell team had a part to play in the Farnborough Airshow 2018. A team from the QinetiQ Farnborough site commissioned the borwell team to produce a front-end software display, to provide Situation Awareness to the Flight Safety Team responsible for the Airshow. The QinetiQ team provided
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Third-Party Gmail Applications

As of last year, Google pledged to stop collecting data from Gmail user’s inboxes to fuel targeted advertisements. However, this does not apply for the third-party developers that create apps and extensions for Gmail. Google claims that all third-party app developers and companies are examined before granting them access to the Gmail service, and that swift action is taken in any instances of poor or unclear practice from
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The Danger of Selling Used Storage Devices

A recent study into used storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks and Hard Drives has been conducted by The University of Hertfordshire’s Cyber Security Centre to see how often used storage devices is bought and sold containing personal data from the previous owner. The study involved purchasing 100 used storage devices from online
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Google Home & Chromecast Vulnerability

Recent research into the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has uncovered an authentication vulnerability with the Google Home and Chromecast. By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can obtain the user’s geographical location, accurate to a 15-foot radius. Security Researcher Craig Young, who found the vulnerability, explains that the exploit requires the user to
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Smart Locks

Tapplock is a popular, Bluetooth-based, fingerprint activated padlock. The speciality of this padlock comes down to the fingerprint recognition technology which allows users to unlock the padlock with their fingerprint or use a mobile application remotely. As an added benefit, you can even allocate trusted individuals who can also use the mobile application to unlock
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Apple vs Facebook

It is a known fact that Facebook can track the activity of users via the comment fields and like & share buttons on posts regardless of whether you interact with those buttons. The Facebook like and share buttons are present on thousands of websites enabling Facebook to track users across multiple sites, revealing information about
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Sharenting

Sharenting is a relatively recent term being used to describe the overuse of social media by parents who are sharing too much information about their children in their social media posts. While it may just seem like the harmless act of proud parents, Barclays claims that sharenting is in fact the weakest link in risking online fraud and
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