Protecting your online accounts with multi-factor authentication

Protecting personal and business email and social media accounts is a common concern

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Choosing Strong Passwords #thinkrandom

A good way to create a strong and memorable password is to use three random words. Numbers and symbols can still be used if needed, for example 4blueHouseMonkeys27!

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Artificial Intelligence Steps in to Fight Extremism

On Tuesday 13th February 2018, in what appears to be welcome news in Britain, the UK Home Secretary has unveiled an artificial intelligence tool designed to identify extremist material and flag it for removal. The tool is significant because of its success rates. During trials it detected 94% of extremist material and provided only 0.005% false positives, which has been the failing of previous similar products. ASI Data Science, the creators of the software, developed the product with £600,000 of government funding, and the product is being shown to social media giants in Silicon Valley today.

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Lauri Love – Hacker wins US extradition appeal at High Court

Dual British/Finnish national and famed hacker Lauri Love has today had his appeal against extradition to the USA upheld in the High Court, following the conclusion of a case that has run for the last 5 years. The US government were seeking to charge Love with several counts of hacking with a possibility of Love receiving up to 99 years in a US jail.

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‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’

Last week news broke of possibly the biggest and most concerning technical vulnerability, affecting nearly every modern processor in our devices made since 1995.

Disclosed initially by Google Project Zero, the vulnerabilities potentially impact all major CPUs, including those from AMD, ARM, and Intel—threatening almost all PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, regardless of manufacturer or operating system.

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How to fix serious vulnerability with MacOS High Sierra

This morning, a serious vulnerability was identified for Apple’s Mac computer products. If you have recently upgraded to the latest version of their operating system (High Sierra) you need to be aware of how you’re impacted and what steps you can take to resolve the issue.

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Yahoo! hack response

As news breaks about the largest personal data breach in history there are a few actions that you or your clients should think about doing as soon as possible.

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Uber data breach: The mistakes made

Uber’s most recent PR disaster, exposed today by Bloomberg, was the revelation that the company covered up a data breach, which saw 57 million customer and driver accounts compromised.

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Analysis of Wikileaks November 2017 Newsletter

This week has seen the latest revelations from Wikileaks exposing sensitive US and UK government hacking secrets – but should we be worried, and do we need to change our approach to communications as a result?

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The Paradise Papers: What they mean for IT security

The stories that have been reported as a result of the Paradise Papers leak have been explosive. What exactly are the consequences and lessons from this latest set of revelations?

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