Webmasters: Have some (subresource) integrity!

Earlier today it was discovered that a large number of websites (over 4,000) – including UK government and NHS websites – had been compromised with a “cryptominer”. A cryptominer is a piece of software that “mines” cryptocoins like Bitcoin, LiteCoin, Ethereum, etc, which in turn generate income. When a cryptominer is included within the code […]

KidRex: The “safe search engine for kids”… offering sex tips and working from home for Bitcoins

It’s “Safer Internet Day” today, a global event promoting online safety particularly among children and young people. Whilst looking through related tweets today, I came across a number of tweets from teachers who were using a search engine called “KidRex” in their classrooms. Changing the homepages on the new laptops to child-friendly search engine pages […]

Selective Breach Notifications – Good or Bad?

Earlier this week, a serious data breach at UK-based payment processing company GoCardless came to light… well, sort of! It’s common place now when a large business suffers a data breach, for them to post a public statement on their website and on social media, and also send out a notification to all their customers […]