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Freedom: Four things you can do today to protect your computer

We forget the vast amounts of personal data we share with our devices daily. On any given day we could be tackling sensitive work emails, planning our next holiday, or just booking some doctor’s appointments.
Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to tighten your device security. Read on for four easy things you can do today to protect your personal info along with your devices.

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RANSOMWARE TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY?

Ransomware, surprisingly amateur, but very effective, has been the simple bitcoin message 'We have been watching you, on your laptop, you are a very sick boy'. The email simply tells you, they have been watching you on your webcam, and they have the evidence which will be posted online if you don't pay them immediately.

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Police warn Business to watch for email, invoice scams.

Businesses have been warned of an internet email scam which has seen fraudsters steal €650,000 from two commercial companies recently.

They were settling what looked like legitimate invoices from real suppliers. One company lost €200,000 and the other €453,000, gardaí said on Monday.
 

The criminals send emails to businesses and individuals from whats looks like the real supplier. The emails request firm to change the bank account details on record for the supplier to a new bank account, controlled by the criminals.

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Allianz, The German Insurer, says Cyber threat, IT Failure is a bigger threat than Fire, Theft, Flood.

In this article, we want to discuss hosted endpoint protection and explain why you should be seriously considering it. Hackers and online criminals are not sophisticated people, they regard everybody as fair game. One of the most productive areas for them to attack is the SMB sector especially small-business. This is sadly highlighted by the number of small American towns which have been completely shut down by IT criminals and cybercrime gangs mainly from ransomware attacks.

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CyberAttack Update for Business. 95% of all breaches could have been prevented.

It’s said that conservatively 2 million cyberattacks took place in 2018 costing an estimated $45 billion in damages worldwide.

Most experts place this figure much higher, as many still don’t reports attacks or payments. Prevention and Protection are the best way to protect your business. 

 

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75% of us, don't care about our personal internet safety

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe really annoyed the Prime Minister, Theresa May, when she was Home Secretary. She agreed with his stance on cyber crime, but not the way he went about it. He suggested Police would be slow to investigate online security crimes where the individuals failed to take online protection seriously especially having an 'upto date' anti virus. He openly backed banks, credit card providers doing the same, not refunding customers losses. She disliked the way he went about it, she's not so so keen on the other guy in the photo below either. 

 

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How to install AVG Internet Security

BeSecureOnline explains how to install AVG Internet Security, industry leading and great value antivirus protector for Windows, Android Phones. Best feature is the value for the user up to 256 devices, followed by really good support and well known protection capabilities. 

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Does China own your VPN too?

The purpose of a “Virtual Private Network” (VPN) is to offer the user a secure internet tunnel, logging absolutely none of their internet activity, data exchanged or data received.

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Cybersecurity is a Business problem, not just an IT risk

Traditionally, cybersecurity issues fell on the shoulders of the IT department, however, with business becoming more and more digitised – it’s become more of a business issue.

Now more than ever, businesses need to shift their mindset from questioning “if” their business will experience a cyber-attack to “when” will they be threatened and “how” will they respond. There must be a cyber security procedure in place.

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Online Safety and Internet Security Tips for the Elderly

The online world's a great place. With the right tools you can keep it that way. But you need to develop a sixth sense for detecting the very real threat of scammers, phishing and fraud.

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