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How to make a password that doesn't SUCK.

Passwords are required for nearly everything in the digital world we live in. For our phones, computers, websites, accounts and much more. 

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What you should do if your business is hacked!

It is something all businesses dread. You have been hit by a cyber-attack. Despite our best efforts, cyber attacks are on the increase and it is now more of a question of when, not if your business is attacked. Cyber attacks can happen for a number of reasons but research has shown that in 2018, 48% of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent with human error or system failure accounting for the rest.

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Are these the worst passwords of 2018?

The holiday season is over. The nights are longer and the weather colder but as we begin our journey through the new year, why not stop for a moment and take a glimpse back at 2018. What lessons could we learn? According to one software company, many of us should take a serious look at our choice of passwords. We have featured lists of the 'worst passwords' before, but even with the reality of the increase in cyber attacks it seems people still cannot get to grips with passwords.

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5 common cyber-security mistakes you could be making...

You may have never experienced a cyber-attack, but the chances of you experiencing one are increasing as the amount of malware being produced is rising. A report from Panda Security revealed that 230,000 new malware samples are produced every day and that this is predicted to keep growing.

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Is a firewall enough to protect your network security?

We live in a hyper-sensitive era when it comes to cyber-security. News of hacks and vulnerabilities are all over the news at the moment. We value cyber-security and it is our mission to make cyber-security a less daunting prospect for our users. To do so, we have made some helpful guides. Today we will cover firewalls. A firewall is relatively well known, but few really understand what it does. 

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Dropbox hack highlights security risks

In September Dropbox  emailed 68 million users to inform them that the next time they logged in to their accounts they would be prompted to change their passwords. The users in question were those who had not changed their passwords since mid-2012. When asked why Dropbox were  suddenly taking action against those users – Dropbox made their reasoning clear. “We recently learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses and passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012.”

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Don't let your firm be the next big data breach headline

“We’re no longer in a situation where it’s a case of ‘if I am going to get breached’. It’s more a case of how often you are going to get breached and how long those people are going to be in for.” These are the sobering words of cyber forensics professor Dr David Day.

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