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Facial recognition in many phones not as secure as hoped

Matt Blowes  April 03, 2019 Hardware, Opinion, Security, Mobile

 
Facial recognition security in many phones from LG, Sony, Samsung & more is not secure and can easily be fooled by a simple photo. But Face ID by Apple and long passcodes remain viable security methods.

Outlook quietly sending automatic read receipts on mobile devices

Matt Blowes  February 27, 2019 Security, Office 365, Microsoft 365

 
Outlook on mobile devices has a default setting to automatically allow read receipts in the background, regardless of your desktop settings.

Stop cyber attacks with authentication

Matt Blowes  December 17, 2018 Security

 
More and more businesses are losing money because of compromised staff email accounts. Multi-factor authentication can minimise security risks and prevent data breaches.

Bitcoin bomb threats in new email scam

Matt Blowes  December 14, 2018 Security

 
Businesses across North America have received alarming fake bomb threat emails demanding Bitcoin payments. None of the emails appear credible and they have been described as spam.

Four steps toward better account security

Matt Blowes  October 11, 2018 Security

 
We've put together a few of our top resources so you can take control of your account security. Including how to get started with two-factor authentication and tips for using public Wi-Fi.

Password AutoFill makes it easy to use a password manager

Matt Blowes  September 24, 2018 BYOD, Security, Software

 
Logging into services on your iPhone and iPad is now remarkably easy. It can be done as quickly as triggering Face ID or Touch ID. Password AutoFill makes typing in usernames and passwords a thing of the past.

Malicious attacks leading cause of data breaches in new report

Matt Blowes  August 20, 2018 IT Trends, Security

 
The first regular quarterly report for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme revealed an expected trend: criminals are trying to steal data and staff continue to make mistakes. See our tips for tackling both issues.

Choosing the best password manager in 2018

Matt Blowes  August 07, 2018 How To, Security

 
A password manager can automatically generate secure passwords & take away the need to remember multiple passwords. See our recommended service and our quick guide for getting started.

Chrome begins marking all 'HTTP' websites as 'Not secure'

Matt Blowes  August 03, 2018 Security, Software

 
Google implements a significant security policy shift after years of preparation. It marks a push to change the way people consider website data security.