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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How much do you know about your ‘Digital Footprint’?

In the days of the Internet, the term ‘Digital Footprint’ is passed around a lot. But what does it actually mean, what can it do, and why does it matter? Digital Footprint is a term used on the Internet to describe the trail, traces or ‘footprints’ left online by...

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A Perfect Storm

Cyber Crime, as we know, is on the rise and easier than ever! Criminals can steal billions from companies just through using a smart device, Dr Dionysios Demetis (University of Hull Business School) has recently stated that cybercrime has to be tackled at board level...

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PBX Fraud Threat alert!

  The City of London Police have recently provided a warning on an increase in PBX/Dial-Through Fraud. PBX (Private Branch Exchange) is a telephone switching system that connects internal telephones and therefore this type of fraud can affect schools, businesses...

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The Cyber Threat to UK Business

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have recently published a 24-page threat report document that details predictions on how the future of cyber crime attacks may develop in the coming years. The document provides an in-depth...

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Only 56% of businesses can deal with a cyber-attack

According to a study from the Institute of Directors and Barclays, only 56% of businesses can deal with a cyber-attack, and that shocking statistic comes at a time of highly significant cybersecurity threats! Last year, Lincolnshire County Council’s computer system...

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