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Web 3.0: Trust Nothing

I’ve always avoided using the term “Web 2.0.” I think it was supposed to mean that now the web is social—but it was always social to me, so calling it Web 2.0 just made me roll my eyes. 647 more words

Social Computing

Researchers found a security flaw that had 10 million banking app users at risk

University of Birmingham have developed a tool to perform semi-automated security testing of mobile phone apps. After running the tool on a sample of 400 security critical apps, they were able to identify a critical vulnerability in banking apps; including apps from HSBC, NatWest, Co-op and Bank of America Health. 518 more words

Security

Laptop touchpad driver included extra feature: a keylogger

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Flaws in software often offer a potential path for attackers to install malicious software, but you wouldn’t necessarily expect a hardware vendor to include potentially malicious software built right into its device drivers. 293 more words

Technology

Microsoft Releases 12 Security Updates

Microsoft released 12 bulletins, six of which were rated critical, including one for Internet Explorer and one for the Edge browser.

Windows users should ensure the critical updates are installed ASAP.

Source: Microsoft

Security

The appalling situation of Door Supervisors' wages

In an interview with WorkingTheDoors.co.uk recently, I was asked what I thought of the pay rate for door supervisors, and I quickly said… appalling! Back in the ’80s when I first started on the doors, I was getting paid about a tenner an hour. 743 more words