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BadRabbit Ransomware

Writing about ransomware is starting to feel like a full-time job and unfortunately only days after my latest ransomware piece, I find it necessary to warn you, once again about the latest threat. BadRabbit ransomware attacks started on October 24th and are currently ongoing. At the time of writing, attacks have so far taken place

2017-10-26T11:25:40+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on BadRabbit Ransomware

Great Free Password Manager

Most web browsers offer password managers and form fillers as standard, so is there any need for a 3rd party app or plugin? I think there is. It might not be the most attractive password manager out there but I've been using LastPass now for about six months and I can honestly say, I

2017-10-23T18:30:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Software|Comments Off on Great Free Password Manager

Cyber Security – Top Tips

It seems that there is a new cybersecurity threat emerging, every other day with ransomware and other phishing scams being the most prevalent. In that past I have written in detail about ransomware and the steps you should take to minimise your likelihood of attack. I recommend reading my piece “Ransomware – The complete

2017-10-19T14:12:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cyber Security – Top Tips

Ransomware Do’s and Don’ts

It isn't going away folks, in fact the instances of ransomware attacks are growing on a daily basis. I have written a few pieces on this menace over the last few months and have no doubt that I will have to write several more in the coming months. Later this week I will be writing

2017-10-17T12:11:05+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Ransomware, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Ransomware Do’s and Don’ts

Keep your Passwords Secure

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

2017-11-02T10:47:50+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Humour, Security, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep your Passwords Secure

Popular Computer Optimisation Software CCleaner Hacked

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

2017-09-23T18:25:16+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Security, Software, Virus|Comments Off on Popular Computer Optimisation Software CCleaner Hacked

Android Ransomware

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

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

Missed Call (Wangiri) Scam

A mobile phone scam that has being doing the rounds for a number of years now has hit the headlines over the past week with numerous reports in Ireland of phone users being targeted. Internationally it is known as the Wangiri Scam that originated in Japan back in the early 2000's with Wangiri literally meaning

2017-08-21T17:49:13+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Scams, Security|Comments Off on Missed Call (Wangiri) Scam

The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

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

2017-08-13T19:58:26+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Data Protection, E-Commerce, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

CEO Fraud Scam

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

2017-09-01T15:11:18+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on CEO Fraud Scam