The good, the bad and the plain ugly
A prolific ransomware gang vows to dial back its campaigns and spare healthcare organizations altogether during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s no cause for celebration.
Education: Cobol and Fortran programming, it was a long time ago.
Highlights of your career: Appearing on the BBC News, the live appearance was regarding an article about a hacker that was 12 years old and stealing game data. The cool part was that it remained the number one article on the BBC News app for four days, it seemed that just about everyone I know saw it! The only thing that could top this is to be on Good Morning America or on the BBC Breakfast sofa.
What malware do you hate the most: Potentially unwanted applications, deceiving consumers and destroying their computer is wrong.
Favorite activities: Motorbikes, cycling, concerts and family (not in that order).
What is your golden rule for cyberspace: Don’t get sucked in and addicted to the world of social media, and never post pictures of food.
When did you get your first computer, favorite computer game/activity: My first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 Spectrum, back around 1983/4. It was my first introduction to programming and inspired me to go to college and learn how to code. As for a favorite game, my son and I play two games frequently, Driver (Xbox) and Fifa (PS4), it is a very competitive pastime and not good for my blood pressure.
A prolific ransomware gang vows to dial back its campaigns and spare healthcare organizations altogether during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s no cause for celebration.Tony Anscombe
How can employees stay motivated and productive while teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis?Tony Anscombe
As the pandemic forces many employees to work from home, can your organization stay productive – and safe?Tony Anscombe
From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisisTony Anscombe
With tax season – and tax scams – in full swing, here’s how fraudsters can steal your tax refund, and how you can avoid becoming a victimTony Anscombe
As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theftTony Anscombe
What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it?Tony Anscombe
What issues would face scanning attached to a mobile device resolve and, if used correctly, would it make the incursion into my privacy acceptable?Tony Anscombe
Why you should ensure that all those apps on your smartphone only run with the permissions they reasonably need to do their jobTony Anscombe
Criminals used my account to launder credit card transactions into cash, at least where the company transacted with was willing to refundTony Anscombe
As San Francisco moves to regulate the use of facial recognition systems, we reflect on some of the many ‘faces’ of the fast-growing technologyTony Anscombe
What are some of the most interesting takeaways from Verizon’s latest annual security report?Tony Anscombe
A reflection on whether this approach to addressing IoT security challenges can ‘deliver the goods’ and how consumer awareness can helpTony Anscombe
Disposal of old tech requires thought and effort and the need to cleanse the device of any personal data is just one of the concernsTony Anscombe
The unfortunate implications of a well-intentioned change to Google Play Developer policies – and the negative impact it has on ESET’s Android app customersTony Anscombe
Some useful advice for staying safe while hunting for bargains in this holiday seasonTony Anscombe
A recent survey carried out by ESET has revealed that Americans are worried most about cyberattacks on the financial sector, listing it above attacks against hospitals, voting systems, or energy supply companiesTony Anscombe
Industry standard specification does not guarantee the safety of the self-encrypting drives despite verificationTony Anscombe
A closer look at Anti-Malware tests and the sometimes unreliable nature of the process.Tony Anscombe
If we look back at previous incarnations of mobile networks, 1G, 2G and so on, there have been major changes to the technology. The next generation, 5G, delivers greater speed and lower latency, but also has the advantage of being able to connect many more devices concurrently.Tony Anscombe