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Essential Cyber Security Guide for Small Business

IT Cybersecurity incidents have a devastating impact on business and small home offices with an average loss in 2019 costing over $330,000 per incident according to London insurer Hiscox (who have a vested interest in selling cyber insurance). However, the loss of data and reputation can't be quantified. Which is why professional service companies are such a sweet target.

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COVID19 - KILLING TIME WITH KIDS ONLINE

Changes to everyday life due to the Coronavirus, we need to help our kids, tweens and teenagers adjust to the new and unfamiliar situation of indefinite school and childcare creche closings.

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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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Internet Safety for Pre Schoolers

Babies, Toddlers & Pre Schoolers on Devices

Nowadays kids are being introduced to Phones in the maternity ward. New parents have to manage their new life parenting, work and technology including phones which in many cases are required by work so the phone can't be avoided. As well as having to look after your newborn, you have to juggle how to manage your babies exposure to devices and the internet. Nobody said being a new parent was going to be easy. Here's a little help. A few simple rules will let your family get the best from devices, technology, and the internet.

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Installing Freedome VPN on iPhone

Here is how you install Freedome VPN on iPhone.

To watch the BBC iPlayer, follow these steps for installing on an iPhone. Apple has changed things up a little on the iPhone. Follow these steps.

Before VPN this is how it looks.. The BBC

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Finally, the list you really need!

Text is one of the main ways kids avoid being caught by parents. Text is now commonplace in everything so much so it's officially becoming part of the language.  102. 420 – Marijuana, 104. CD9 – Code 9 – it means parents are around, 108. NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer

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ARE PHONES KEEPING BULLYING ALIVE IN SCHOOLS?

SmartPhone's are keeping bullying alive.

This is the opinion of leading American experts in MIT. Schoolyard bullying has been seriously reduced since 1999. Sadly the bullies many of whom are cowards have taken to cyberbullying instead. Online bullying is the only form of bullying growing. This ain't what Steve Jobs brought the world the iPhone to do.

  • 34% of kids will experience cyberbullying as kids
  • Girls are twice as likely to be the victims of cyberbullying.
  • Victims of cyberbullying have a higher risk of depression, even compared to victims of traditional bullying face to face.
  • Children are 7 times more likely to be cyberbullied by friends than by strangers.
  • Children who are bullied are 9 times more likely to be the victim of identity fraud as well
     

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Don't spend a penny on your children's online protection, here's how!

Kids Go Free, sometimes!

As parents and guardians, we want our children to be protected online and use the net safely. The good news is there's much we can do for free. Good parenting means setting up parental controls on the devices our kids use to access the internet.

Much as we'd like to be there for our kids every minute of every day, we just can't. But using free parental control, we can manage this worrying issue effectively, there's a great number of things we can do for out of the box for free.

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The Internet has been all over you, but is VPN being oversold?

Stop it with VPN.

VPN is everywhere now, a vital part of cybersecurity, internet safety. It's suddenly become time for everyone to get a private untracked connection which speeds up your online connection, improves your internet security, and reduces advertising and hide what you do online. VPN adverts are everywhere. Here's a breakdown of what you need. The first thing you don't need is a free VPN. You need the right provider, not the first one to appear on an internet search. You want to search the internet, not let the internet search you. 

Big data, the Internet of things, and advertising is now at the core of the Internet. The internet is force-feeding you its selections, recommendations, would it be nice to make your own choices for once. 

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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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