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Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

Why we are all on the front line in the new cold war
What is going on?
This week, the American Government issued a statement accusing the Russian Government of organising or orchestrating cyber-attacks on key elements of American infrastructure. Specifically, they claim that, over the past few years, Russian hackers have launched a string of attacks aimed at nuclear power plants, water supply companies and other vital elements of public infrastructure.

Phishing for Fun and Profit

Phishing for Fun and Profit

Phishing is one of the most common criminal frauds reported at the moment. Attacks are becoming ever more sophisticated, with criminals going to greater lengths to succeed. Over the past couple of years, use of the fraudsters’ favourite tactic has doubled, so how exactly does it work?

In a phishing attack, a criminal sends you an email or other electronic communication such as an instant message, pretending to be someone you trust.

5 social media marketing tips

5 social media marketing tips

Nearly everyone uses social media. And whether you run a small- or medium-sized business (SMB) or multinational conglomerate, social media platforms are great for their broad audiences, low costs, and high returns. But without careful planning, marketing in these communities can do more harm than good.

How to make Alexa your office assistant

How to make Alexa your office assistant

Amazon’s Alexa has come a long way from performing basic functions like setting alarms, streaming music, and providing weather updates, to an all-around office assistant superstar. As Amazon continues to develop Alexa, businesses can expect to see her become more relevant in an office setting.

Google Drive improves comment feature

Google Drive improves comment feature

Google recently launched a new feature on Google Drive that will improve collaboration. Users can now use a combination of Microsoft Office and G Suite while working with their teammates and clients. This update allows them to conveniently comment on Office files, images, and PDFs in the ‘Preview’ pane of Drive.

Tips for using Outlook more efficiently

Tips for using Outlook more efficiently

Outlook is arguably the best tool that businesses use to manage their email, set up meetings, and coordinate projects. It’s much more than a basic email program and includes features that help you organize your work, contacts, and business communications.

GDPR: when is an expert not an expert? (When he’s a whopper)

GDPR: when is an expert not an expert? (When he’s a whopper)

I want to address an issue which is starting to worry me. I’ve noticed that an alarming number of people are setting themselves up as self-appointed GDPR experts. That’s nothing new in IT, or in the business community in general. Every time we are faced with a challenge within the business community, an alarming number of people feel that they must not only have an opinion on the subject, but be seen as the expert voice.

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.

Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin?

Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking.

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