Recovering your Website after Being Hacked

2020-07-02T14:41:08+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: How To, IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recovering your Website after Being Hacked Every business should be doing everything it reasonably can to prevent its website from being hacked. But you also need to have at least a basic plan in place for what you are going to do if the worst does happen. Here are some tips to start [...]

SIM-jacking: what you need to know

2020-06-30T16:50:57+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

SIM-jacking: what you need to know Sim-jacking has been around for a while now but it reached a new level of public prominence when it claimed Jack Dorsey (the founder and CEO of Twitter) as a victim. The perpetrators took over Dorsey’s own Twitter account and, while the result was probably very embarrassing for [...]

Avoiding scam apps

2020-06-30T16:48:37+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Avoiding scam apps Apple and Google take very different approaches to managing their respective app stores. Apple has a (notoriously) lengthy approval process, which means that the apps in its store are, effectively, highly curated and therefore very likely to be both safe and functional. Google, by contrast, generally lets developers upload whatever they [...]

Be alert to calendar spam

2020-06-30T16:35:31+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Be alert to calendar spam These days, it can seem like nowhere is safe from the prospect of computer viruses. Unfortunately, that’s because malicious coders are getting more and more determined to get into your data and are forever innovating new ways to attack. The good news is that forewarned is forearmed. With [...]

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data

2020-06-30T16:29:20+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data Decisions have always been driven by data, it’s just that right now the world generates unprecedented amounts of data and we have access to a host of (relatively) new tools to slice, dice, quantify and analyse it. At the same time, however, [...]

Password managers – do the benefits outweigh the risks?

2020-06-29T13:09:52+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Password managers - do the benefits outweigh the risks? One of the ironies of our modern, digital lifestyle is that we are continually being urged to use a strong and unique password for every account we have, while also continually being offered the option to have this password saved for us so that we [...]

How to identify a phishing scam

2020-06-29T13:00:14+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: How To, IT Security|Tags: , , |

How to identify a phishing scam Phishing scams are scams in which fraudsters attempt to trick people into revealing personal information, which the fraudster can then monetise in some way. Most phishing is done by email, through texts and phone calls may also be used. The bad news is that it is so [...]

With Backstory, you can scan your system for hackers

2020-06-26T07:58:14+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

With Backstory, you can scan your system for hackers While films and TV programmes may give the impression that internet security work is glamorous, in reality, much of it is simply detail-orientated slog. Much of security simply consists of comparing and contrasting one or more sets of circumstances in order to spot differences [...]

Can mobile phones get viruses?

2020-06-24T17:35:38+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Can mobile phones get viruses? Mobile devices are one of the greatest conveniences of the 21st century but, as anyone familiar with security will know, convenience and security do not always go hand in hand. While they may, technically speaking, be largely resistant to viruses (malware that can replicate itself), they are very much [...]

What SMEs need to know about a massive rise in ransomware attacks

2020-06-22T12:12:27+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

What SMEs need to know about a massive rise in ransomware attacks The Malwarebytes’ Q1 2019 Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report contains some eye-watering statistics, including the fact Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 saw business ransomware detections increase by no less than 195% and, taken over the course of the year, the increase was [...]

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