Complicated passwords? Not anymore!

Bill Burr, Password Guru, once told the world that passwords must be complicated to make them secure – think 0 substituted for o, 5 substituted for s, upper and lower-case letters alongside random numbers and punctuation – it turns out he got this pretty wrong, and...

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GDPR … It’s coming and BREXIT won’t stop it!

We all know the Data Protection Act and think that the GDPR is not going to be that different, some people think that it is just some bureaucrats in Brussels tinkering around and trying justify their salary. BUT: If you are of this mindset stop, look in the mirror and...

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Fake Companies House complaint malspam delivering a banking trojan

An email with the subject of Company Complaint pretending to come from Companies House but actually coming from a look-a-like domain Companies House with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well known company, bank or public authority delivering a banking Trojan which will either be Trickbot, dridex or Emotet banking Trojans.

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British businesses fear cybercrime more than Brexit

According to recent research conducted by Barclaycard, SME’s are investing £2.9bn annually on their cyber security at an average of nearly £1,600 per business. This investment is due to businesses being a victim of a cybercrime or data breach.

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GDPR – 4 little letters that could mean a lot to you!

It's coming and BREXIT won't stop it! We all know the Data Protection Act and think that the GDPR is not going to be that different, some people think that it is just some bureaucrats in Brussels tinkering around and trying justify their salary. BUT: If you are of...

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Tech-Support Scammers Claiming to be from Microsoft

Action Fraud has received reports of scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the recent Ransomware attack by the group WannaCry. It has been reported that a victim was subject to the scam via a pop up window on their computer. The window...

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3 Tips to help protect yourself against Ransomware

As a home user or small business, and with the recent cyber-attacks in the news daily, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself and/or your organisation against Ransomware attacks. We’ve detailed below some handy tips to take into account, but first let’s...

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How Passwords are Hacked

A password cracking utility will first search common passwords and dictionaries to find a match. If this does not yield the desired results, the password cracker will move to a Brute Force attack. These attacks try every combination of letters, numbers and symbols...

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