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Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

2017-11-09T13:35:38+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Data Protection|

By now I'm sure you've heard of the impending apocalypse  known as GDPR. Or at least that's what some advisors would have you believe.  In truth, a lot of it is interpretation. How much you change your business to achieve some semblence of compliance depends entirely on your unique set of circumstances. The important thing

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BadRabbit Ransomware

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

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

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Great Free Password Manager

2017-10-23T18:30:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Software|

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

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Cyber Security – Top Tips

2017-10-19T14:12:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|

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

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Ransomware Do’s and Don’ts

2017-10-17T12:11:05+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Ransomware, Security, Virus|

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

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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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