is a journalist and author specialising in cyber security
Blog posts in total 4
While it’s acceptable to use unencrypted email for general use, it’s a good idea to set up a more secure option just in case you need it.
You can stop criminals and corporations following you on the web by tweaking your settings; you can mask where you go by using a virtual private network.
The key to good cyber security is a secure password that cannot be guessed at or cracked. So never use any word that you can find in a dictionary - nor names of pets or children.
In the first of a series of posts, Alan Pearce looks at the dangers facing journalists in cyberspace and what they can do to keep themselves safe.