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May 15, 2017

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Ransomware: How to Protect Yourself

The massive cyber attack unleashed on the world on Friday (in the form of the WannaCry ransomware worm) caused major disruption to thousands of people around the world. The effects of the attack will be felt for some time to come and one question remains: how do you protect yourself from ransomware?

May 10, 2016

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E-Mail Security: Sending Newsletters

Recent reports of health clinics breaching the Data Protection Act through user error have highlighted a problem with the use of mass e-mail.

May 29, 2014

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eBay Breach Analysis & Thoughts

eBay announced on Wednesday 21st May 2014 that they had suffered a significant breach of their user details database, which resulted in the personal details and hashed passwords of eBay users being compromised. It has since been revealed that the breach occurred between February and March 2014.

October 12, 2013

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Re-Claim Your Data (Part 1: Run Your Own Storage Cloud)

In this first of a series of posts about re-claiming your private data from ‘the cloud’ I will explore how you can achieve all the functionality of services like Dropbox, while ensuring you know exactly where your data is.

October 4, 2013

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The Adobe Hack & Why I Think It Happened

On October 3rd 2013 Adobe (the world’s largest supplier of software and services for the design and media industries) discovered unauthorised access had been made to their systems, leading to the compromise of some 2.9 million user accounts (including encrypted credit/debit card details) and the source code for their web application server – Cold Fusion.

Update 04/10/2013 19:54: Adobe also believes that the source code to Acrobat (the tool used to produce and read PDF files) may have been compromised – this could have serious repercussions should anyone use it to distribute malicious, but official-looking updates to the millions of computers that run Acrobat world-wide.