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Multi-Factor Authentication 101

on 11-May-2021 17:00:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Password Security
You have probably already come across the term multi-factor authentication. The concept is not new, but has caught on really quick of late. In this post, we will discuss what multi-factor authentication is and why you should be adopting it.
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Email Security Best Practice Guide

on 04-Dec-2018 13:06:59 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Security Tips & Tricks
Despite the ever-increasing amount of communication applications, email remains and is likely to remain the primary method of communicating important information between employees and customers. We use it to verify our identity, send our thanks or apologies, invoices, offers, and information amongst many other vital things. It is something we demand and depend upon if we are to interact smoothly with our partners and clients. Yet many of us don’t require or at least practice security standards that befit such an essential and often sensitive act. Startling is that the writing is on the wall when it comes to email security!
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How To Know And What to Do When Your Password Is Compromised - 2018

on 23-Nov-2018 09:11:00 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Password Security
Malicious actors are unscrupulous and will invest large amounts of time attempting to profit from your personal information. Unfortunately, it is estimated over half a billion stolen passwords are floating around on the internet, many of them on sale to the highest bidder. Being on the receiving end of this illicit trade, can be life-changing. But its not all bad news! Thankfully there are helpful practices you can implement right now to mitigate this problem. Here’s our guide on how to know and what to do when your password is compromised.
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10 Best Practice Password Tips

on 20-Nov-2018 09:52:23 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Password Security
‘00000000’ – Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile launch code Alarmingly at one time, the U.S. had no secret launch codes on its nuclear missiles at all. Then in 1962, the White House had them installed in an attempt to bring some sense of security. Despite the strong objections of the U.S. Strategic Air Command who bemoaned that the extra protection may affect deployability speeds, the codes became a reality. However, to effectively circumvent the White House directive, the “secret unlock codes” were set to eight zeros.
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Malicious Fax Flaws Leave Businesses Exposed

on 14-Aug-2018 16:27:01 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | IT News Security Technology
Fax machines have moved from office essential to dust collector in the space of 15 years. The development of the internet and printers outdated the fax machine quicker than most expected. Despite this, as printers are often all-in-one fax machines can still be found in the majority of offices and whilst forgotten about they can pose a big security risk.
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Ticketmaster ignored warnings months before data breach

on 02-Jul-2018 17:20:42 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Aabyss News Cyber Cybersecurity Security
Ticketmaster have become one of the first companies to have a major data breach since the arrival of GDPR. Data including payment details, addresses, names and phone numbers of around 40,000 users have all been affected by the breach. Ticketmaster say the breach was first detected on the 23rd June and affected 5% of its customers.
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TSB turmoil sees rise in phishing attacks

on 23-May-2018 15:57:25 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | IT News Security
TSB customers have reported a significant increase in phishing attacks connected to the recent TSB IT incident. A total of 176 complaints have been made since April 30 as hackers seize the opportunity to try and attack the vulnerable bank's customers. Nearly four weeks on from the banking meltdown the issue has not been averted and it has become an easy payday for hackers and scammers. With people’s apps and online banking being down this has allowed hackers to make off with thousands of pounds worth of savings from peoples accounts due to similar looking emails requesting personal account information, something a bank would never do over email.
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NHS to spend £150m on bolstering cyber-security

on 02-May-2018 15:38:47 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | IT News Security
The British government have promised to spend £150m on its cyber defences against the “growing threat” of cyber-attacks. This follows on from  WannaCry which struck last year and affected nearly 600 GP practices and 80 trusts.
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Largest data breach of 2018 so far and WannaCry Returns

on 03-Apr-2018 15:40:04 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | IT News Security Tips & Tricks
A popular fitness and nutrition app ‘MyFitnessPal’ has suffered the largest data breach of 2018 so far affecting 150 million accounts. Hackers got away with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords.
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Data privacy issues go much further than Facebook

on 03-Apr-2018 13:43:07 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | IT News Security
Data protection and privacy is expected across the internet nowadays. Data privacy concerns have been up in the air as multiple stories emerge concerning what companies do with people’s data and who they share this with.
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