Computer glitches hit RBS & Natwest customers… again! [UPDATED]

Customers who bank with RBS, Natwest or Ulster Bank have today been experiencing issues when attempting to make payments with their debit cards. It is currently understood that the problems are affect both online and in-store purchases for thousands of customers, although at time of writing ATMs and online banking services are understood to be […]

As the internet transitions to https, Certificate Authorities need to up their game!

There’s nothing more satisfying that visiting a website and seeing a nice little green secure padlock in your browser’s address bar: This indicates that your connection to the website is “secure”, and so any forms you fill in on the site (which may contain your passwords, personal or financial information, etc) will be encrypted and […]

TalkTalk hit with record £400,000 fine over poor security

Today, UK Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the ICO for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. The full 17-page report can be found here, however, here is my brief summary of 10 key points from this report: A successful Cyber Attack […]