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.

1Password Review
By in Password Managers, on May 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm
1Password Review

An excellent and fully featured password manager, 1Password is an excellent choice for a certain segment of the market. The only drawback? It’ll cost you.

Can your employer read your personal emails?
By in VPN & Privacy, on April 7, 2016 at 11:32 am
Can your employer read your personal emails?

Everything you need to know about your rights and the technicalities of sending and receiving personal emails at work

CEO Fraud and how to avoid falling victim to it
By in Information Security, on April 4, 2016 at 9:56 am
CEO Fraud and how to avoid falling victim to it

CEO Fraud is on the rise and the costs to businesses can be huge. So what is it, and what can you do to prevent it happening to you?

The history of ransomware
By in Information Security, on February 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm
The history of ransomware

Ransomware – what is it, how has it evolved and how can you protect your computer and data from it?

Understanding DoS and DDoS attacks
By in Information Security, on January 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm
Understanding DoS and DDoS attacks

If you keep up with cyber security news you’ve likely seen much mentioned about DoS and DDoS attacks, but what do those letters mean and what is the difference between the two?

UK number plate recognition system “one of the largest data gatherers of its citizens in the world”
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm
UK number plate recognition system “one of the largest data gatherers of its citizens in the world”

Cameras, cameras everywhere, and most of them are recording the habits of non-terrorist, non-criminal citizens. Does that bother you at all?

The week in InfoSec – Santa barred from 1-in-5 internet pipes, avoiding tech support scams & ransomware on your Smart TV
By in Information Security, on December 1, 2015 at 10:35 am
The week in InfoSec – Santa barred from 1-in-5 internet pipes, avoiding tech support scams & ransomware on your Smart TV

This week’s news highlights the need to educate people on security basics, how to avoid scams and the potential issues surrounding Smart TVs and other IoT devices.

Week in InfoSec – perils of the festive season, a cool map & 2 developments in authentication
By in Information Security, on November 23, 2015 at 9:15 am
Week in InfoSec – perils of the festive season, a cool map & 2 developments in authentication

The festive season always appears to encourage scammers and spammers and a great interactive map from Norse Corp may just start showing an uptick in attacks soon to reflect that. Meanwhile, a Kickstarter project and Amazon highlight how account security is as important as ever while offering a way to bolster yours.

This week in InfoSec – Chrome says goodbye to ageing operating systems, checking for Android vulnerabilities, home user tips and how to make security your next career move
By in Blog, on November 16, 2015 at 11:21 am
This week in InfoSec – Chrome says goodbye to ageing operating systems, checking for Android vulnerabilities, home user tips and how to make security your next career move

The gist for this week is stay safe, be secure, keep up to date, check your security and break into the what is arguably the most exciting profession in the world.

This week in InfoSec – fridges, phish, backward bikes & why InfoSec pros don’t like Fridays
By in Information Security, on November 9, 2015 at 10:04 am
This week in InfoSec – fridges, phish, backward bikes & why InfoSec pros don’t like Fridays

After a couple of weeks dominated by TalkTalk and other breaches it refreshing to see a slight shift in focus among those commenting on the security industry. This week’s roundup therefore focuses on the Internet of Things, spearphishing, how bad news (or lack thereof) can affect stock prices and why InfoSec professionals should maybe dread Fridays more than Mondays.