‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Why Reusing Passwords is a Bad Thing

Why Reusing Passwords is a Bad Thing

Establish a Safe Password Policy… We have all ready about the massive data breaches and security scares that impact millions of web users.  In fact many breaches are caused by one seemingly innocent common factor: computer and mobile device users reuse their passwords on multiple websites at an alarmingly high rate. Many users have come

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Password Selection tips

Selecting a good password Safe and secure access to information is of course critical to modern life. We have seen more hacks and more attempts at cyber crime. Many attempts are based around brute force attacking methods. Or in other words multiple attempts to crack a password. So it is key to use secure passwords.

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Mesh Networking Platform improves connectivity for home IoT devices

Mesh Networking Platform improves connectivity for home IoT devices

Qualcomm’s new platform and its Mesh Networking Reference Design aim to help make it easier to build out connected device solutions Earlier this week Qualcomm unveiled its Mesh Networking Platform, which it is positioning as an inroad to better connected home experiences for consumers. Qualcomm wants to make it easier for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to

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How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

Look Out on Windows PCs As you must know by now a nasty form of malicious software known as ransomware has been making headlines after cybercriminals hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, impacting the NHS and many others. Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and

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Is your router compromised?

Report shows growing number of website cyber attacks come from hacked home routers WordFence report that in the past month alone they have seen over 57,000 unique home routers being used to attack WordPress sites. Those home networks are now being explored by hackers who have full access to them via the hacked home router.

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Apple state that many of the WikiLeaks hacking exploits have been patched.

Apple state that many of the WikiLeaks hacking exploits have been patched.

You may have seen the latest WikiLeaks news that the CIA have been targeting Samsung TVs and other electronics for advancing snooping. It seems the CIA has a dedicated hacking unit called Center for Cyber Intelligence that is devoted to obtaining zero-day exploits for iOS and other devices. The WikiLeaks information, however, also claimed that the CIA had lost

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Website security, Google and SSL

Website security, Google and SSL

Introduction to SSL Security Security is a key component of how the Intranet and websites function and encryption is a core part of strengthening site security. At the start of the year Google will commence issuing warnings to readers that non SSL sites are Non Secure. These warnings will initially focus on e-commerce sites, then

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New Features in Apple iOS9.3

Apple announced a new iPhone and a new iPad on Monday. Both will ship next week. Expect a full write-up in the near future. The mobile operating system iOS was also given an upgrade: iOS9.3 is now available to download for free. Amongst the new settings are three of interest: Night Shift The proliferation of

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Google edits layout on desktop search by removing right hand side ads

As reported by Search Engine Watch yesterday, Google will no longer be showing ads on the right hand side of its search results pages. This change began on 19 February, and now many search results pages are looking a little bare: Google will now just show ads at the top and bottom of search results page.

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WordPress Security 101 : Part 3

Part 3 of 3: Security Plugins and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) The last piece in the WordPress security puzzle is plugins and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. If you feel the foregoing in this series of security articles has been too technical, this is probably your best avenue. Part 1 covered basic security from the WordPress menu and the part 2 looked under

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