Category: Series 63 – Navigate

September 1, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 64 starts soon…. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 63  spelt  V-I-A-G-A-T-E-N  (NAVIGATE) Series 62  spelt  A-I-M-X-O  (AXIOM) Series 61  spelt  D-I-N-E-X-J  (JINXED) Series 60  spelt  T-R-I-C-K-Y-A-D-S  (YARDSTICK)   Series 59 …

August 26, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Extract Investors now favour Tech Giant services based on data extracted from users.  But Silicon Valley’s original focus was on products to empower customers.  Now we need Governments to strictly regulate firms with extraction business models – to protect our privacy, public health, innovation, the economy & democracy.  This won’t hurt a bit Guessed the…

August 24, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Threat We guard against cybercrime but what about the threat from the Tech Giants?  They extract our data by stealth – not “to improve your experience on the device” but to create new sales routes for themselves.  Meanwhile, we are harmed by “influence”, manipulation and fake news.  Today’s model of consent is far too loose. …

August 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Alter It’s harder to alter hardware than software, but much more rewarding for hackers &  spies. 2 ways of executing such attacks: Manipulate devices in transit from factory to customer.  Or seed in changes from the start of manufacture.  China makes 75% of the world’s mobile phones & 90% of personal computers.  Content is king…

August 19, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Gullible Cybercrime:  why are remote workers more gullible?   Because they’re alone (can’t discuss with others) & need information (to do their tasks).  Hackers create elaborate scams & send emails posing as co-workers.  During lockdown, such attacks have tripled.  Under pressure to work quickly, home workers are more likely to click on links to malware &…

August 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Attack Criminals are leveraging the pandemic to turbocharge cyber-attacks.  New targets are bio-tech firms developing Covid-19 vaccines & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers.  5-fold increase in hack attempts against the World Health Organisation.  In 2017, NATO put cyber on the same footing as land, air & sea defences, but we’re more vulnerable than ever.  Mission…

August 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Infrasound New, mysterious high-tech weapon: infrasound equipment emits inaudible, powerful waves of energy to disrupt & destabilise through serious but non-lethal harm.  Victims experience vague, abnormal sensations of sound & pressure, causing headaches, loss of balance, sleep dysfunction.  Cybersecurity fact following fiction?  Sonic the hedgehog had to stop an evil genius from experimenting.  Break the…

August 12, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Victim Covid-19 victims include those succumbing to current online scams.  Why do we fall for the con?  Because we want it to work.  Wishful thinking & greed lure us into trying to get rich by making a small advance payment.  Fear of missing out bounces us into accepting offers which are too good to be…