cybersecurity

A collection of 26 posts

Nov 29, 2019

100!

100!

Today marks 3 years since I wrote my first blog. When I hit the publish button this will be my one hundredth blog post. It's mainly the last one and a half year

Oct 30, 2019

The security risks of internet connected devices

The security risks of internet connected devices

Most people have a lot of internet connected devices at home. Obviously computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, but it doesn't stop there. TVs, dishwashers, kettles, wearables, toys and even toilets all have smart,

Oct 29, 2019

Why you should keep your software up to date

Why you should keep your software up to date

Out of date or not regularly updated operating systems and applications put you at risk because they have a lot of vulnerabilities. Many of these vulnerabilities can be easily detected and exploited by

Oct 27, 2019

How to stay safe on social media

How to stay safe on social media

Using social media is not as innocent as it looks. There are several security and privacy risks lurking around the corner. It's important to be on your guard. In this post I'll give

Oct 26, 2019

Sextortion scams - What you need to know

Sextortion scams - What you need to know

In these series I covered already several forms of online crime, for instance ransomware, phishing and tech support scams. They all have something in common, deception techniques. Criminals try in every possible way

Oct 25, 2019

Help your children stay safe online

Help your children stay safe online

With the blogs in this series I want to reach not only my typical audience, security professionals, but especially less security aware people to help them improve their personal security. If you think

Oct 24, 2019

How to control your online exposure

How to control your online exposure

What do you do if you want to know more about someone? You'll do a search on their name in your favorite search engine, right? And your image about that person will be

Oct 23, 2019

Be careful what you share

Be careful what you share

Would you tell a total stranger your password? The obvious reaction is: "Of course not!" But look at this video. Some people just straight away tell what their password is when they're asked

Oct 21, 2019

Why security matters when you buy a smartphone

Why security matters when you buy a smartphone

People use their smartphone, that's continuously connected to the internet, more than any other device. While it's the entry point to their entire digital life, strangely enough for most people security is not