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O2 shuts webmail service as outdated system led to lost and delayed emails The Irish Times have reported that O2 is to discontinue its free webmail service next month following frequent service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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