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.

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.

UK public calls for deletion of unlawfully collected data
By in VPN & Privacy, on October 26, 2016 at 6:56 am
UK public calls for deletion of unlawfully collected data

UK Government agencies GCHQ and MI5 have illegally collected data on citizens over a 17-year period, here’s what should be done.

How to make and remember strong passwords
By in Information Security, on October 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm
How to make and remember strong passwords

Long, hard and oh-so tricky to get your mouth around. No, this not an intro to the type of websites you should be wary of visiting but is, instead, a guide to creating complex passwords that cannot easily be guessed or cracked with cracking software.

Time to get Security Serious and clean up those old accounts
By in Information Security, on October 3, 2016 at 9:21 pm
Time to get Security Serious and clean up those old accounts

Nearly half of us don’t delete old online accounts. Here’s why you should and four more things you can do for Security Serious week.

How to set-up and use Dashlane Password Manager
By in Password Managers, on May 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm
How to set-up and use Dashlane Password Manager

If you’ve read our Dashlane review and now want to know how to use your new password manager, this how to guide will explain everything you need to know.

Pros and cons of password managers – Lee Munson vs. Simon Edwards
By in Information Security, on May 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm
Pros and cons of password managers – Lee Munson vs. Simon Edwards

Our own Lee Munson goes head-to-head with SE Labs Director Simon Edwards to make the case for and against the use of password managers

How to use KeePass password manager
By in Password Managers, on May 19, 2016 at 10:47 am
How to use KeePass password manager

Thinking of choosing KeePass as your password manager but put off by its open source nature? Read our how to guide to learn how to easily install and run it.

LastPass Review
By in Password Managers, on May 19, 2016 at 10:01 am
LastPass Review

LastPass is free, excellent and packed full of genuinely useful features. It may not have the slickest interface among password managers but, beyond that, there is nothing to dislike. In fact, it’s so good, I use it myself.

Dashlane Review
By in Password Managers, on May 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm
Dashlane Review

If an open source password manager looks too complex for your needs, why not try a closed source one instead? Depending on your needs, the free version of Dashlane may just offer everything you need in a package that is easy to use and even nice to look at.

KeePass Review
By in Password Managers, on May 18, 2016 at 2:58 pm
KeePass Review

At first glance, KeePass can look quite intimidating but underneath the bland and slightly confusing user interface lies an excellent password manager. Totally free, its open source nature lends itself to a secure solution for storing all your login credentials under one master password. Perhaps better suited to the slightly more technically-minded user, our guide can help you get started. After that, it’s up to you to decide whether it outperforms the commercial alternatives. So give it a go – you may just be surprised.