File Sharing Applications – How to Protect Your Data

Posted on 21 April 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

More and more people are opting to use free consumer cloud data storage services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Apple iCloud etc. and many of these services offer the facility to share files with others. Unfortunately, many users are putting their data at risk by not applying caution and controls when sharing private or sensitive data.   Graham Cluley
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Embarrassing password leaks on live TV

Posted on 17 April 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

Many people have written password details somewhere that could be viewed by others. Perhaps they knew they shouldn’t and thought “how bad can it be” or maybe the consequences didn’t even cross their minds. Quite possibly it never occurred to the people highlighted in the article below of the embarrassing consequences of visible passwords at their offices being broadcast on live TV. Lewis Morgan
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The Real Reason you Should Upgrade to OS X 10.10.03

Posted on 14 April 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

Apple’s latest OS X 10.10.03 upgrade offers hundreds of new emojis (those ideograms or smiley’s used in electronic messages and Web pages) and Photos (the long awaited replacement for iPhoto), however, there are more serious security reasons why you should be thinking about updating your OS X. Regardless of the new features it is well worth upgrading your iMac desktop and
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Android users exposed to malware

Posted on 1 April 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

Graham Cluley has alerted us about a widespread vulnerability in Android devices, where attackers covertly modify or entirely replace popular Android apps like ‘Angry Birds’ with malware, without users being aware. This exploit does not require the device to be rooted however rooted devices are more vulnerable.               How do
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Annoying ads and porn pop-ups when web browsing?

Posted on 27 March 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

If so, your router may have been hijacked It’s possible hackers have hijacked your internet router causing unauthorised ads and adult content to appear on many websites you visit. UK security expert Graham Cluley and security researchers Ara Labs have warned of an active campaign which is seeing attackers changing the DNS settings on users router’s for
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Jamie Oliver Serves Up A Side Order Of Malware

Posted on 20 March 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

Graham Cluley is pretty cheesed off with the people responsible for administering Jamie Oliver’s website which has, yet again, been compromised and has been infecting visiting computers with malware (malicious software). Read more here. With approximately 10 million visitors a month to the website you would like to think that Jamie’s website administrators would do everything possible to keep the
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iPhones – Black Box Brute Force Crack PIN Passcodes

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

Graham Cluley, the well respected IT security professional, alerts us to the availability of a hardware tool (black box), called IP Box, that can be bought for less than £200 which can brute force crack the four digit password that most users have protecting their iPhones. What is brute force cracking? Brute force (also known as brute force cracking) is
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TalkTalk’s Serious Data Breach Results in Scam Calls to Customers

Posted on 6 March 2015 by Lindsey Nickolls

  Hackers stole the personal details of thousands of TalkTalk customers resulting in some customers receiving scam phone calls to elicit further sensitive banking information. Recently, UK broadband and phone operator TalkTalk emailed customers to tell them that an investigation had uncovered that there had been a significant data breach involving a third party contractor which
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