Lee Munson

Lee Munson is Comparitech's Security Researcher. Lee is a regular contributor to the Sophos’ Naked Security blog and Social Media Manager for Brian Honan’s BH Consulting. He is also the proud winner of the Best UK Security Blog and Best European Security Blog at the 2015 European Security Blogger Awards.

15 Tips for beefing up your security and privacy on Facebook
By in VPN & Privacy, on October 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm
15 Tips for beefing up your security and privacy on Facebook

The top 15 tips for protecting yourself and your sensitive information when using Facebook, controlling who can see what, and securing your account.

If your account or email has been hacked, here’s what to do
By in Information Security, on September 15, 2017 at 6:41 am
If your account or email has been hacked, here’s what to do

If you know or suspect one of your accounts or your email has been hacked there are steps you can take to limit the damage and prevent a recurrence.

Securing your wireless router and your WiFi network
By in Information Security, on August 25, 2017 at 8:16 am
Securing your wireless router and your WiFi network

If you’ve come here to learn how to secure your wireless router and network I’m sorry to have to tell you that it can’t be done. Not completely anyway. Read through this article though and you’ll learn what you need to do to make things much, much harder for the bad guys. And that may just be enough to force them to choose another target.

Who is your unsung IT Security Hero?
By in Information Security, on July 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm
Who is your unsung IT Security Hero?

The Eskenzi PR Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are your opportunity to give praise and recognition to the real talent in the information security industry.

What is Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how should your business prepare for it?
By in Information Security, on May 23, 2017 at 11:40 am
What is Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how should your business prepare for it?

How to comply with the GDPR. An overview of the rules, requirements, processes, and exemptions you need to know to protect customers’ privacy before 2018.

Every business can plan to prevent ransomware, here’s how
By in Information Security, on May 18, 2017 at 9:28 am
Every business can plan to prevent ransomware, here’s how

Wannacry might just be the wake-up call your business needs to put a plan in place to avoid ransomware. We list some practical tips every business can use.

Antivirus software – an analysis of why you need it and what to look out for
By in Antivirus, on May 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm
Antivirus software – an analysis of why you need it and what to look out for

So, you heard you need to have an antivirus program on your computer but have no idea why. Don’t fret – this guide will teach you everything you need to know about the minimal level of protection anyone should consider surfing with. And it even throws in a little history too.

How to take action against the Snooper’s Charter this Data Privacy Day
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 27, 2017 at 9:32 am
How to take action against the Snooper’s Charter this Data Privacy Day

Fight for your right to privacy by sending your ISP a subject access request, signing the petition to repeal the Snooper’s Charter, and contacting your MP.

Buyer beware: Amazon scammers posing as real merchants to swindle customers
By in Information Security, on January 5, 2017 at 11:34 am
Buyer beware: Amazon scammers posing as real merchants to swindle customers

Fraudulent merchants purposefully fail to fulfill orders. When emailed for assistance, scammers then request payment outside of the Amazon system.

If you have a Mac, do you need antivirus protection?
By in Information Security, on November 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm
If you have a Mac, do you need antivirus protection?

If anyone ever tells you the Mac cannot be infected with malware then they are very wrong, but the risks are small. Read on to find out what you need to know about securing your OS X system.

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