5 ways to spot if a website is storing your password Insecurely

Let’s face it, we use passwords for just about everything these days. That will likely change in the future, but until then, how can you be sure that the companies and websites you entrust your passwords to are storing that information securely? Well, one approach is to ask them directly how they store passwords. However […]

Just because a website has a “padlock” doesn’t mean it’s legit

“Look for the padlock icon in your browser bar when logging in. This tells you that the site you’re entering your details into is secure.“ – nectar.com That’s the advice I recently received in a generic mass “Keeping you safe” email from Nectar, a loyalty points scheme here in the UK, which was sent to […]

The state of security in the UK P2P lending landscape – Platform Responses

Two weeks ago I published an in-depth article into the current state of IT security in the UK P2P Lending Industry. At the time of my research last month (February 2017), the vast majority of P2P sites simply ignored my direct correspondence, however since publication, a number of companies are now responding. Their responses are […]

The state of security in the UK P2P lending landscape

With interests rates at all time lows, and market uncertainly making it harder these days for individuals and businesses alike to obtain loans and credit from high street banks, or to achieve a decent return on their savings, more and more people are turning to Peer-To-Peer (P2P) lending. What is P2P lending? P2P is the […]

5 ways to evaluate a software vendor’s attitude to security… based on their “Release Notes”, “Version History” or “Change Log”

Almost every software vendor today provides a dedicated web page or a bundled text file with their software outlining the latest “Release Notes”, “Version History” or “Change Log”, and listing the new features and improvements that are included in their latest software update. Some lists are more detailed than others, but look a little closer […]