By John Mason
It wasn’t very long ago that I revealed that most free VPN services are provided as a front for the big corporations running them to collect user that. Spurred by the findings of that study, I decided to dig deeper to see how much of a threat, especially when it comes to user data, Android VPN […]
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Couple of interesting articles doing the rounds this week, which are worthy of a quick comment!Heartbleed: the bug that keeps on giving
Reports suggest that the Heartbleed vulnerability was involved in a breach
of over 4 million records from a health provider in the US — we won't see many of these, as identifying the culprit as Heartbleed is really difficult in most cases. That instances like this are still cropping up reminds us of the need to ensure we're patched, and not just in the obvious places like a web server. This time it seems to have been SSL VPN at the heart of the issue, so to speak.Passwords: why are we still so rubbish at this?
Apparently 51% of people share a password
. This is properly daft. Really, crazier than a box of weasels. Even if you trust the other person, there's no telling what accidents might occur, or where they may re-use that password themselves. I always get gyp from my wife that I won't tell her my passwords, but I won't — and believe me, I do pretty much everything else she tells me!EU "right to be forgotten" rule still here, still a waste of time?!
Internet numptys are still asking Google to remove them from searches in their droves. Happily the BBC is kind enough to reveal
who they are by linking us to the relevant articles. When will people realise that once you publish something on the Internet, it is there forever. Unless it's that really useful document you bookmarked last week, which now 404s and was never in the Internet archive. Yes, that one.