Category Archives: Security

Posts about cyber security, or InfoSec.

How to fool key loggers

Are you logging into a computer you don’t really trust? Don’t know what 2FA is or too lazy to set it up? Here’s a simple (but by no means bulletproof) way to bamboozle basic key-loggers which might try to steal your password:


 

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Securing WordPress

Do you have a WordPress site? Do you worry about getting hacked? Then read on…

There are many ways to beef up the security of your WordPress site, but there’s a bewildering array of plugins (both paid and free) to help secure your site. Here are a few tips which you should use to secure your WordPress site Continue reading Securing WordPress

A simple security fix for Windows users

Here’s a simple way to make Windows a little safer.

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Security tips for cryptocurrency

Securing your digital assets can be harder than you might think.

Are you a cryptocurrency holder? Maybe you’ve got a couple of crypto wallet apps for easily viewing your cryptocurrency. Perhaps you’re getting into automated trading with tools such as Gunbot. Continue reading Security tips for cryptocurrency

IOT device security really sucks

For some reason, so many IoT (Internet of Things) devices suffer from major security flaws and I’d recommend being very wary of these funky new gadgets, until manufacturers can start taking your cyber security seriously. A couple of things to avoid include Continue reading IOT device security really sucks

Bank card security

Don’t get me started on how insecure bank cards are. But here’s a trick (one of many) to massively reduce the likelihood of fraud Continue reading Bank card security

The Money Pouch

I recently started consulting for TheMoneyPouch, an automated algorithmic trading “RoboAdvisor” for investors who don’t want to stare at candlestick charts all day. I’m helping with their branding, network security and also working on their app. It’s great to be part of the team on such a cutting edge product. Go and have a look!

Local playback security in FlashDevelop and Flash CS3 / CS4

I’ve seen a few people get into a pickle over this one. When you’re developing and testing locally, you need to set the ‘Local Playback Security’ setting (sometimes referred to as the ‘use network services’ option) depending on whether you wish to access local external files (e.g. XML files, or images) or some other server (e.g. your dev backend server). You can’t access both from a locally running SWF anymore, since it’s a security risk. So here’s how to set that option in Flash CS3 / CS4 or from within FlashDevelop.