Reputation: The Phisher's Elixir

HTTPS certification. Anti-DDOS protections. CAPTCHA verification. All of these constantly evolving and expanding terms for protecting websites. It can get really frustrating having to keep up with the latest cyber-security techniques for your online services. Often an organisation’s website doesn’t collect any credentials, they don't have any payment info and in many cases, the site is simply a static representation of content that rarely changes.

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Anti-virus programmes are the key to protecting your computer

Anti-virus programmes. They’re the key to protecting your computer. As long as you have one in place, you can rest easy, knowing you’ve done your bit to protect yourself from malicious attackers, right? Well, I would certainly recommend installing a reputable anti-virus programme but checking before actually installing it is as vital as implementing it in the first place.

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GDPR Violation? What does it mean?

Picture the scene. Just another day at work. Sipping coffee, reading documents. Suddenly, you get an email notification. There’s been a data breach in your company’s network. Another email. Apparently, you’ve been in violation of something called GDPR. What on Earth is that? What does it mean? Another email – this one is a notification of a fine. You open it. How much? Hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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What would we do without WI-FI?

Wi-Fi. What would we do without it? The sheer convenience, scale and speed of modern wi-fi standards allow us to transfer and access information in ways that our ancestors couldn’t have even dreamed of. However, there’s often a catch; as much as we try to put it out of our heads, wi-fi is far more vulnerable to security breaches than a wired ethernet connection is. Even when your wi-fi signal is encrypted via relatively strong standards such as WPA-2, malicious hackers are still constantly finding new ways to trick security practices and find a way to access and manipulate your precious, precious data.

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Internet Of Things

Smart devices. They’re growing more popular by the day. Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and all sorts of smaller brands are all jumping on the bandwagon. The main reasons they’re doing so is both to tie customers into their wider suite of services as well as to deploy artificial intelligence straight into people’s homes, where it can use data effectively to develop as quickly as possible.

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