Security

The Brilliance That Saved the Web from WannaCry to Removing Ignorance From Those That Build It

WannaCry No More The WannaCry scam is a virus that infiltrates your computer and locks you out of it, providing a code which you must quote when making a ransom payment in bitcoin for the safe return of your system. The virus is implanted using code that originated as a ‘cyber weapon’ of the NSA, called Eternal Blue, which was developed to provide unprecedented levels of access to computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system (for the purpose of accessing terrorist and.

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Smart Home War, Google and New MasterCard Security

Cortana Joins The Fight As The War for the Smartest Home Rages On The smart home space is starting to get competitive, especially as Cortana (Microsoft) throws its hat into the ring against Alexa (Amazon) and Google Home. Expected to hit stores in Autumn 2017, Microsoft’s latest Cortana offering is near identical to that of its competitors (it even looks like a sleeker version of Alexa), just with minor tweaks for its own product range, e.g. Cortana will work across your Microsoft.

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The Latest Web Scam and Wifi Jammers

We’ve had several news stories this week relating to web crime and punishment, beyond the saturated topic of Donald Trump and the alleged Russian cyber breach of the US government. We’ve compiled an overview of the two biggest stories, the latest browser scam you need to be prepared for and wifi jammers as a potential new punishment technique. Autofill web browser scam It has been revealed this week that web users should err on the side of caution as Finnish web developer.

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SSL Certificates – Why Have One?

In layman’s terms, an SSL certificate is something that makes your site more secure. When buying something security related for important things in our lives, e.g. a safe, strong windows or an alarm system, people generally seem to be a bit more clued up about what the security they are buying actually does. Online we tend to just accept we need it. But why? SSL Basics SSL is an acronym for Secure Socket Layer. Secure Socket Layers are “the standard security technology.

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Keeping Your Password and All Your Eggs In One Basket?

Everyone is acquainted with basic password security. The usual rules, like: Don’t use significant people in your lives names; Don’t use significant dates; Don’t use obvious hobbies or interests; Don’t use the same password for everything; and Generally just don’t use anything about you that people can easily identify. But even now, companies don’t trust their users to use sufficiently strong passwords, hence the ever popular strength check. But despite their best intentions even these are fundamentally flawed: “The meters, which often appear.

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