Geolocation as a Means to Combat Fraud

I recently had occasion to buy a product from an online company. Having added the item to my basket, I went to the checkout and entered my credit card details, then pressed the confirmation button to move on to the 3-D Secure section (more familiarly known as...

A Solution to Insecure Email?

Last year I wrote an article bemoaning the lack of security for emails, particularly with companies sending personal data to confirm quotations. After the recent revelations that the US are quite happily running as much information as they can through a system through...

Keeping Your Privacy on the World Wide Web

I recently attended a talk at the Nottingham and Derby BCS Branch on the imminent activation of the so-called “Cookie Directive” in British law. The law, in a nutshell says that, unless the information you are gathering from a person on your website is...