Password Problems: Young Brits & Password Protection

By Tyrese Garvie Experian’s latest survey shows that young Brits (aged 18 – 25) could face a ‘credential crisis’ of sorts if they don’t brighten up when it comes to password protection. “52% of the UK’s youth reuse their email password for a number of online accounts.” Yes, I know, reusing your password isn’t the cyber-security […]

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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,00

“Left its systems vulnerable by failing to update its software and carry out routine testing” (The Information Commissioners Office in its $400,000 judgement about Carphone Warehouse) Is this you and your business? If you ask Your IT people are sure to say “you’re OK” – but the truth is yes! Few UK SMEs have: A […]

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect & Cyber Security

By James Pink The Dunning-Kruger Effect… The psychological term for someone who believes they understand enough not to be caught out, but this illusory superiority leads them to be caught out by the very thing they think they understand. A perfect example: Many people think they understand what a Phishing Attack looks like… until they […]

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Bitcoin wallets HACKED? Iranian v3.0

By Tyrese Garvie 22nd December 2017 15:16pm Bitcoin (BTC) has plummeted over 30% over the last few days and more so today – many people are claiming that the bubble has finally popped, but others are claiming that it was hacked by a group named ‘Iranian v3.0’. It all started with a message posted on pastebin.com […]

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It will be a legal right to demand high-speed broadband

By Tyrese Garvie & Lewis Rogers In the past few years, we have seen an increase in broadband speeds, with there now being more locations than ever around Britain with 4G coverage. So would it surprise you, if  I told you that over 1 million houses and offices in the UK are without the sufficient broadband […]

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This is why you don’t trust Free Wi-Fi…

By Tyrese Garvie & Lewis Rogers Starbucks had to embarrassingly acknowledge that one of their branches’ free wi-fi was using customer computers to mine cryptocurrency. The branch would use the wi-fi provided, to secretively take control of the computers and use their processing power to generate digital money. Starbucks was quoted as saying that they had taken […]

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Review: ESET Endpoint Security

By Lewis Rogers & James Pink As a small Business, should security be your number one priority? With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming into effect 25th May 2018, we certainly believe it should be, and ESET plays a key role in the fight against cybercrime and data theft, demonstrated by ESET’s 107 million users […]

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MORRISONS held responsible for data leak

By Tyrese Garvie Supermarket giant, Morrisons, has been found vicariously liable for a data breach that has affected over 100,000 members of staff in 2014 when a former employee leaked their personal details online. The personal information published online contained the following: Personal Salaries National Insurance Numbers Dates of Birth Bank Account Details Addresses Full Names […]

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