Security Analysis & Insight

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Dropbox didn't drop the ball, users did

Analysis & Insight 22 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder lets rip over the tendency to blame vendors, rather than users, for some data breaches

Opt out of plugging in for a more secure CMS

Analysis & Insight 15 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why CMS plug-ins are not worth the security risk

Why the Xen flaw NDA represents good responsible disclosure

Analysis & Insight 7 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Many have criticised AWS, Rackspace and IBM for not going public straightaway with Xen flaw details, but Davey Winder thinks they're wrong

Shellshocked by the sysadmin weekend from hell

Analysis & Insight 1 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why patience is a virtue when it comes to patching the Bash bug vulnerability

Why the security industry must stop the Edward Snowden scaremongering

Analysis & Insight 17 Sep, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder argues that it's time for the security industry to stop fixating on the Edward Snowden's revelations

Lessons the enterprise can learn from the iCloud photo leak

Analysis & Insight 10 Sep, 2014 Davey Winder

iCloud security isn't the problem, argues Davey Winder. Lack of knowledge about how to implement it is

Cyber war

Cyber war: Defence or mutually-assured destruction?

Analysis & Insight 4 Sep, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

NATO leaders are set to agree on a new response to cyber attacks. But some experts say this goes too far

Why has the Heartbleed threat window been left wide open?

Analysis & Insight 3 Sep, 2014 Davey Winder

Six months have passed since news of Heartbleed first emerged, but enterprises don't seem to appreciate the threat it poses still persists


Gmail app hack: Why it's unlikely to derail your BYOD plans

Analysis & Insight 27 Aug, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder takes a closer look at last week's news about the 92 per cent success rate of the Gmail app hack

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Let's play IT security Buzzword Bingo

Analysis & Insight 20 Aug, 2014 Davey Winder

A report into the threats employees pose to data security has Davey Winder up in arms this week...

How Paddy Power gambled against its customers' security

Analysis & Insight 6 Aug, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder lets rip over Paddy Power's decision to tell customers about a data breach that happened four years ago...

Internet search

In web browsers we should not trust

Analysis & Insight 29 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why end users should be wary of putting too much trust in their chosen web browser

Project Zero: Show Google's bug-hunting scheme some love

Analysis & Insight 23 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Google's efforts to address the problems of zero-day vulnerabilities should be applauded, claims Davey Winder

Why the FUD around APT does more harm than good

Analysis & Insight 16 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder calls on the security industry to stop using scare tactics, and start using education, in the fight against APTs

Is Google's “right to be forgotten” ruling having the intended effect?

Analysis & Insight 9 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

With the backlash against Google's "right to be forgotten" ruling underway, can we really ever forget anything?

Why explosive smartphone airport checks are pants

Analysis & Insight 7 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder picks holes in the latest rules regarding electronic devices and airport security

Angry Birds, Squeaky Dolphin, NoseySmurf: The NSA programs you never knew about

Analysis & Insight 4 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months

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Is security too low on the business agenda?

Analysis & Insight 3 Jul, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Company boards are failing to put enough stress on cybersecurity, consultants warn. This could leave businesses vulnerable

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The Facebook news feed experiment: A despicable breach of user trust

Analysis & Insight 2 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder vents his fury over Facebook's controversial news feed experiments


Why security vendors need a red card during the World Cup

Analysis & Insight 17 Jun, 2014 Davey Winder

The World Cup is being seized on by security vendors to spread FUD. Davey Winder's not impressed