Blog - security

Our insights into the latest in web apps, cyber security, experiences implementing the latest technologies, and a few other things that we hope you will find interesting.

Tom Lofts
March 14, 2019
If you’re in the process of building a web application or, thinking about having one built for you, you’re probably aware you need to take security seriously. There is a basic minimum level of security any application should have in place. For ex...Read more
Mark Hall
February 14, 2019
It’s not that long ago when Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were really only used by businesses and organisations to provide secure remote access to their networks for their users and remote offices. With the increased use of streaming services suc…Read more
Tim Collingwood
January 07, 2019
If 2018 has taught us anything, it’s that keeping your data secure is more important than ever. In the last year we have seen the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Marriott hotel group data breach, the Morrisons employee data breach, and an…Read more
Tim Collingwood
November 02, 2018
You have probably heard of Secure Sockets Layer or SSL as it’s known in its acronymic form. SSL is essentially what allows websites or web applications to be served on https:// rather than http://. SSL actually has an updated replacement, Transport…Read more
Tom Lofts
October 25, 2018
Back in 2016, Tesco Bank and its customers were victims of an attack where more than 9,000 accounts had money stolen – over £2 million in total. The attack has recently been in the news again after the bank’s security practices were reviewed by ...Read more
Mark Hall
October 04, 2018
The recent news story I read about the Arran Brewery which have experienced a major ransomware attack reminded me of why tape backups are still a vital part of our overall backup strategy....Read more
Tom Lofts
August 22, 2018
When discussing common attacks on web sites and web applications, you may have come across the term SQL Injection, but never been clear about exactly what it means or how it happens. This blog post takes you through the types of vulnerability we…Read more
Mark Hall
July 17, 2018
Most, if not all, systems and applications have vulnerabilities which can threaten your ability to keep them running and keeping your data secure. In fact, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of vulnerabilities which exist and new ones are…Read more
Tim Collingwood
July 05, 2018
As time goes on we are seeing more and more smart home technology designed to make our lives easier, and from the outside our homes safer. Devices include security cameras, door locks, doorbells, and door sensors which link to your smart home hub…Read more
Tom Lofts
June 20, 2018
With security becoming even more of a hot topic in the web industry, it’s not just hackers and other attackers who are developing new exploits and attacks – the industry is also developing tools and standards to fight back....Read more
Mark Hall
June 14, 2018
I visited the annual Infosecurity Europe event last week along with some of my colleagues from Oxford Web Applications. As we have visited the event for several years now it is interesting to see what are the current and emerging topics and to see…Read more
Tim Collingwood
May 02, 2018
Recently we have been implementing two Drupal patches, which were labelled as ‘Highly Critical’ (https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002 / https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-004). Without disclosing details of the patch Drupal even warned websit...Read more
Tim Collingwood
April 12, 2018
Recent news stories have highlighted the responsibilities organisations have in looking after your personal data. When you provide your personal data to an organisation you are implicitly placing your trust in that organisation to use your data…Read more
Tom Lofts
March 22, 2018
You’re probably already familiar with some of the dangers of browsing the web including viruses, intrusive advertising and aggressive tracking but now there’s an additional worry – websites using your computing power to mine cryptocurrencies su...Read more