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.

What is social engineering and how can you avoid it?
By in Information Security, on September 15, 2015 at 11:19 am
What is social engineering and how can you avoid it?

Fool me once… hang on, have I just been socially engineered? It’s not only machines that can be hacked – humans can also be duped by malicious actors who leverage their knowledge of psychology to trick, deceive or otherwise bamboozle their way past security’s weakest link.

How to prevent and remove ransomware
By in Antivirus, on September 15, 2015 at 11:04 am
How to prevent and remove ransomware

‘You’ve got until midnight Friday to give me $300 or your data gets it. No warnings, no fingers or ears in the post. Just total annihilation of your hard drive’. Should you pay up or prepare for the funeral? The answer depends on how much you value your data and whether or not you have a secure and tested backup.

What are the risks of mobile banking?
By in Information Security, on September 15, 2015 at 10:59 am
What are the risks of mobile banking?

Do you have money in your bank account? If so, you may wish to keep it there. Read this article to find out how the convenience of online banking could deprive you of your hard-earned cash and learn what you can do to eliminate the risks.

Is Cloud storage and online backup secure?
By in Online backup, on September 7, 2015 at 11:11 am
Is Cloud storage and online backup secure?

With more and more of us opting to store our data in the cloud and multiple reports of celebrities finding their sensitive data and photos have been accessed and compromised should you be concerned about the security of cloud storage?

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