Sunday, 31 March 2013
A company providing a service that allows users to police access to their personal data has raised $1million. The only surprise here is how little this is. By linking directly to application permission pages for services like Facebook, Twitter and Google, it alerts the consumer when an app access their personal data, giving them control over their personal information. Great idea. App Security Provider MyPermissions Secures $1M in Funding
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
Some of our children's friends were given tablets for Xmas and it just came to light that some of them still have no parental control software installed. The analogy here is: would you let your children wander a red light district? They would certainly see inappropriate things by accident, and older ones might be tempted to indulge their natural curiosity. It doesn't take long to install something like K9 from the Android Play store, or from the Apple Appstore, to make sure their web browsing is suitably filtered.
Saturday, 2 March 2013
I've just published a post with my top 10 tips for home computer security. They cover the basic activities that everyone should be aware of, and follow. However I did miss something very important. It only applies to families, and it's easy to overlook as children grow up and start to access the internet. It is essential that they are protected from accidental, and deliberate, access to inappropriate material. Free e-safety applications such as K9 should be used to filter web browsing. If you have children accessing the internet this is your priority.