Twitter Makes TweetDeck More 'Secure'

Having recently logged on to my Tweetdeck account, a web-based app that allows direct tweeting to any number of Twitter accounts, I was informed that I had to move my login from a unique Tweetdeck account to one of my Twitter accounts before the 31st March. This...

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How Safe is a Contactless Payment Card?

I was recently issued with a contactless payment card by my bank, and I'll be frank: I've been dubious about the security of such cards, or indeed any Near Field Communication (NFC) systems. As I have been working with a client in London, the security of my payment...

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A Little Light Relief

Most of the articles that are published on this site  are fairly serious (well, always serious), but there is amusement in the IT industry, albeit often a rather rarefied humour.  Two sites are always worthy of mention,  https://xkcd.com/ and http://www.dilbert.com/....

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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...

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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...

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