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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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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