Passwords 101

The Dutch authorities have confirmed that a Dutch ‘ethical hacker’ managed to access President Donald Trump’s Twitter account in October. The security research revealed screenshots of the President’s Twitter account, and he states that it only took 4 attempts to guess the password. For a long time, I have been recommending the use of a […]

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A cornerstone of being able to demonstrate compliance with data protection regulations and best practice, is to know exactly what personal you hold, what it’s used for, who has access to it and how long it should be retained for. Larger organisations have a statutory responsibility to hold a Record of Processing Activities (“RoPA”), but […]

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Remember Netscape? The EU does …

The EU-EK Trade and Cooperation agreement, commonly known as the post-Brexit trade deal, is clearly a mammoth document (all 1,276 pages of it) and so parts must have been copied and pasted from earlier documents. However, a number of commentators have expressed surprise that some mistakes slipped through, including references to Netscape and Mozilla Mail […]

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