Please stop posting your X-rays to social media

Many people post unredacted medical images to Twitter and Instagram. They shouldn’t because the details included on the image often can compromise personal identity online and in rare instances, lead to a possible attack on an exposed piece of medical IT infrastructure.

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An Infosec Spring clean

Spring has indeed sprung, but it’s never too late to have a wander through your security settings and features. Unfortunately, we have so many accounts these days that it’s hard to keep track of them all, but this round-up may help you on your way.

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Mastodon: different social network, additional risks

Learn about the additional risks you can face when using Mastodon, a social network with important differences to traditional ones.

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How do I secure my social media profile?

Quitting social media entirely can be unrealistic, or at least seriously unfun. So it’s important to take a moment to check out account settings before you start, to make absolutely sure you’re okay with the service’s default settings.

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Verified Twitter accounts compromised, get busy spamming

Verified Twitter accounts tend to be a little more secure than those belonging to non-verified users due to the amount of extra hoop jumping required to get one of those ticks in the first place. A number of security requirements, including providing a phone number and setting up 2FA, are all things a would-be verified Twitter user needs to do. Unfortunately, things can still go wrong…

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