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Security | Brendan Moran

Category Archive: Security

CryptoLocker — A Real Nasty Virus

Online attack­ers are using encryp­tion to lock up our files and demand a ran­som — and AV soft­ware prob­a­bly won’t pro­tect you. There are ways to defend your­self from Cryp­toLock­er.

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Social Media and Identity Theft

When using Social Media sites, par­tic­u­lar­ly Face­book you must be very care­ful not to fall foul of iden­ti­ty theft or be the vic­tim of oth­er crimes like bur­glary. Inter­net pri­va­cy advo­cates agree: Face­book is a hotbed for iden­ti­ty theft. Not only are many of the “secret ques­tions” for finan­cial accounts like birth date, city, and …

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Disaster Recovery and Backups

Back­ups are vital for the smooth sur­vival of your busi­ness or organ­i­sa­tion. Anoth­er thing that goes hand in hand is Dis­as­ter Recov­ery (DR). Sim­ply put this means how quick­ly can my busi­ness be back up and run­ning after a Serv­er or PC crash­es. It is all well and good hav­ing your data back­uped up but to …

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E‑Mail Fraud — Your tax return appeal is declined

The lat­est e‑mail fraud con­cerns receiv­ing e‑mails with the sub­ject line “Your tax return appeal is declined” Ignore the e‑mail, block the sender and nev­er reply as you could suf­fer being a vic­tim of fraud, iden­ti­ty theft or much worse.    

O2 shuts webmail service

O2 shuts web­mail ser­vice as out­dat­ed sys­tem led to lost and delayed emails The Irish Times have report­ed that O2 is to dis­con­tin­ue its free web­mail ser­vice next month fol­low­ing fre­quent ser­vice dis­rup­tions that have left many users unable to receive emails, in some cas­es for up to three weeks. In a state­ment to The Irish …

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