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Keep your Passwords Secure

2017-11-02T10:47:50+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Humour, Security, Uncategorized|

We all have a multitude of passwords for a multitude to logins to a multitude of website. What most don't do however, is make each and every password unique, strong and random (series of letters and numbers that don't relate to anything). While it's very easy for me to tell you that every login password

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Check if your email address has been compromised in a data breach

2017-10-01T16:48:07+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's almost unimaginable how much of your personal data has accumulated online. Every day most of use, login to accounts, sign up to forums and eCommerce sites or simply browse the web. Every interaction you have online results in the collection of data. With so much of your personal data held on the servers

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Popular Computer Optimisation Software CCleaner Hacked

2017-09-23T18:25:16+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Security, Software, Virus|

Computer optimisation software is supposed to keep your computers running smoothly. Unfortunately it turns out that one of the most popular software tools out there, CCleaner from Avast Pitform is not doing "Exactly what it says on the tin". Last week, It was discovered that CCleaner had become infected with Malware and may effect approx

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How to free up hard drive space on your Windows 10 PC

2017-09-17T14:24:36+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows Tips|

We all have a habit of saving a ton of files to our PC's hard drive, many of which we will never view or need again. Most of these files are saved in nested folders, meaning that we don't even know most of them are there until we start running out of space. I know

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Android Ransomware

2017-09-13T09:56:12+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Mobile Devices, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|

I would love to be spending my time writing positive pieces about IT and the world of technology and believe me, there are many positive stories I could write. Unfortunately in the fast paced cyber world we find ourselves operating in, I am increasingly finding it necessary to forewarn our clients and friends on

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Missed Call (Wangiri) Scam

2018-03-04T15:12:19+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Scams, Security|

This post was originally published in August 2017 at the height of the last wave of what is know as the "Wangiri Scam" or "Missed call scam". Unfortunately it has become necessary to re-post this piece with reports of thousands of scam mobile phone calls are being received throughout the country.  While the call

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The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

2017-08-13T19:58:26+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Data Protection, E-Commerce, Ransomware, Scams, Security|

With the ongoing threat from cybercriminals using both high and low tech methods of identity theft, your data is your most prized possession. Like it or not you are no longer a person with a single identity. As we rely more and more on digital means to make our professional and personal lives more

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CEO Fraud Scam

2017-09-01T15:11:18+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Data Protection, Scams, Security|

Over the last few weeks we have seen a significant increase in reports of companies being targeted by a particular type of email scam that has been doing the rounds for a couple of years now.CEO Fraud is a scam in which cybercriminals spoof company email accounts and impersonate executives to try and fool an employee

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GDPR and Your Business

2017-11-02T14:26:30+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Data Protection|

A new regulation relating to data that can be used to identify an individual comes into force in May next year. All customer organisations need to be aware of the rules or risk huge penalties. In this special feature, we look at the essentials of GDPR and help our clients and friends address the challenges.General

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Enforce a Strong Password Policy with Windows Server

2017-07-18T12:20:39+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Security|

No matter how secure you make a user’s password initially, she will eventually choose her own password. Therefore, you should enforce strong password policies that define a secure password for your systems. Account policies are a subset of the policies configurable in Group Policy. Here’s a look at the key settings you will work

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