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  • Security Alert: WannaCry Ransomware

    Our blog post, Security Alert: Microsoft remote access vulnerability, on Wednesday, highlighted a vulnerability within Microsoft’s Windows Defender virus protection that allowed threats to be activated on Windows machines without the user having to click any links or email attachments. Unfortunately, on Friday (2017.05.12) this vulnerability was …

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  • Security Alert: Microsoft remote access vulnerability

    2017.05.15 See our update on this here! Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers being able to take control of computers using a single email. The vulnerability was residing in the Microsoft antimalware software (e.g Windows Defender) and could be exploited by sending …

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  • Security Alert: Google Docs phishing email

    Google has suffered a severe widely spread phishing attack. This phishing process utilises a legitimate Google Docs sharing facility to gain access to individual’s personal details. Google said in a statement: “…[we] disabled offending accounts. We’ve removed the fake pages, pushed updates through safe browsing, …

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  • AntiVirus 101 for small businesses

    What is virus protection software and why should my business care about it? To put it simply, virus protection software is a piece of software installed on your computer (or server/ mac) which is designed to prevent, detect and remove malicious software. AntiVirus software should …

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  • What scams should you look out for?

    According to Ofcom adults in the UK spend over 20 hours of their spare time on the internet a week. It takes just a moment to get scammed.   Fake order confirmation emails Fake Amazon and iTunes order confirmation emails are a common scam. You …

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  • Updates are important and here is why

    New Windows Security Flaw Microsoft’s Chief of Windows, Terry Myerson, has acknowledged that an unpatched flaw in the Windows operating system is being exploited to infect PCs and gain access to potentially sensitive data. Myerson has accused a group of hackers called Strontium (aka APT28 and …

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  • 6 Mobile Security threats everyone should be aware of

    We have said it before and we will say it again… mobile devices are taking over. So being clued up on what security threats you could be facing when you user mobile devices is becoming increasingly important. We have 6 mobile security threats that everyone …

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