How hard is it to be a Cyber Criminal?

  Not very is the answer… Just £11.00 buys you a highly effective and pretty much untraceable Cyber Attack on the bank, business or web service of your choice, as this BBC article spells out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43893420 You don’t even have to be clever, as the provider has done all the hard work for you! How […]

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70 Days until GDPR becomes law…

70 x Days until your business must comply with new Europe wide General Data Protection Regulation 70 x Days until the Information Commissioners Office can require your business to demonstrate its compliance 70 x Days until the fines for non-compliance or Data loss jump 40 x fold The ICO and the Government are absolutely serious […]

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Malware had changed – unsurprisingly not for the better…

Malware has been around from the very early days of computers, it started off as a Geeks “look what I can do” type of program. Sadly those times are gone and every day, we see 30,000 malicious content websites launched and 230,000 Internet malware attacks, ranging in intention from personal data theft, Intellectual Property theft, […]

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What is Spectre and Meltdown?

By Alex Probert Two vulnerabilities have been identified on the main part of a computer component, this component is the processor. The processor’s main job is to handle instructions from the user with input and output operations. The processor will essentially predict the information that it may need to improve speed and performance, this is […]

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History of Cryptography

By Alex Probert Cryptography has been detached from steganography, which was used to conceal important messages. It has been around since pre-1900 BC; one device was called the Scytale, which was a wooden stick with a long scroll attached with random letters on it. To decrypt the message, the user would need to wrap the […]

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The Real Threat of Malware

Malware and Ransomware are by far the biggest threat to your business. They are making newspaper headlines every day. Given that, you would think that businesses would adapt to stay safe online but they are failing to even follow the basics to protect against the very real dangers. Just one click on an email or […]

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