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March 24, 2019

Types of Malware and how it impacts your computer

The term Malware is thrown around too often but what does Malware mean?

The term Malware is often used when discussing security and tools to prevent infection from attackers or malicious content. There can be various types of Malware that can cause utter devastation to your computer systems. For example Malware such as Adware, Ransomware, Spyware.

What are the signs that I might be affected?

Often there is a clear indication that you are affected but sometimes it is not so obvious, some signs that your are affected are:

Crashing Emails sent from your account without your knowledge Freezing Issues connecting to networks Pop-up ads Programs running or shutting down [...]
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March 23, 2019

Is Your Cyber Security Up To Scratch?

When I was growing up the Internet wasn’t public domain, over time the Internet has become “real life” rather than just something that the rich or geeks would use. During the 90’s and even the early 2000’s security wasn’t something that most people were familiar with, it was a very naive world.

IT businesses have matured since then and the Internet has grown to be way of life. Our businesses and homes have multiple devices and regardless of there location they need to be secured. Cyber Security is not just a buzz word, our digital lives need protection just like our physical lives.

What can we do to protect ourselves? Encrypt your [...]
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March 15, 2019

Is your Smartphone Secure?

There is a big focus on Cyber Security at the moment, we all hear in the news and online about keeping our systems secure. With Malware, Adware and phishing attacks becoming the norm it is imperative we keep up withs security but did you know the majority of Smartphones no longer get security updates?

Budget Devices

When we talk about Smartphone market share at the time of writing Android has 74.15% market share based on statistics from Statscounter. Unfortunately a large amount of Smartphones out there are abandoned by the Manufacturers and no longer receiving any security updates or any updates at all.

This does not just happen with budget phones, even big brands [...]

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March 15, 2019

Who Has The Keys To Your Kingdom?

Cyber Security is a key aspect we need to look at in today’s connected world, from our children finding entertainment on YouTube to major businesses transferring billions over the internet. Often overlooked is who has access to what?

An IT Department / IT Company is often trusted with secure passwords to access all their systems, this is fine but you should have checks in place to make sure a single employee doesn’t control access. Such as in a case in the USA, a college fired an employee and the password was then held to ransom for $200,000.

We provide some guidelines to follow below.

Make Sure No Personal Addresses Are Used As A Recovery Option

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