Our Top Email Security Tips

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Securing your email communications is a multi-layered process that involves using multiple levels of security. No wonder many people simply don’t bother securing their email fully!

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It’s a shame, since your email is often the crucial security safeguard for all your online accounts. Read on to learn exactly how to get your email security up to par.

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Torrent Clients: Where's the Harm?

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Torrent and peer-to-peer software has been hugely popular since it burst into the public eye in the early 2000’s. Since then, clients like BitTorrent and UTorrent can be found on millions of computers around the world.

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However, this is one case where there really isn’t safety in numbers. Torrent and peer to peer file sharing clients are in a class of software called riskware, a grey-area between legitimate software and potentially unwanted or harmful malware.

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Securing Your WordPress Site

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

WordPress is a giant among content management suites, powering an astounding 74,652,825 websites around the world.

But its success and ubiquity has a downside: it’s made WordPress one of the most sought-after targets for online crime.

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If your site is running on WordPress, don’t fear – these tips can help you make your site’s defences formidable.

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What To Do When You're Hit By a Breach

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

It can happen to the best of us: responding to a legitimate-looking form, or identity data getting leaked publicly. Whether you’ve been phished, hacked, or just struck it unlucky – the result is the same: your identity is now in the hands of some unsavoury characters.

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While advice about preventing identity theft is easy to find (and definitely what you should be doing first), what can you do if the worst actually happens? These damage control strategies can help.

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Petya? WannaCry? Preventing Ransomware 101

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

UPDATE (29/06/2017): In response to the latest Petya and WannaCry outbreaks, we’ve updated our ransomware guide for these latest threats.

Ransomware: it’s a particularly nasty form of malware that can keep your entire machine under locks. It seems as though each week, a disturbing new variant emerges that’s more powerful (and more contagious) than the last.

This time, it’s Petya and WannaCry striking fear into the hearts of businesses and home users alike.

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Is there anything you can do to reduce your risk? Here’s our guide to avoiding these threats.

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