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10 05, 2020

How to Make a Mobile Application More Secure

By |2020-05-10T13:24:10+01:00May 10th, 2020|Apps, Programming, Security|Comments Off on How to Make a Mobile Application More Secure

The emergence of the smartphone as a key staple in our everyday lives means that it is now possible to complete important everyday tasks via the device rather than relying on a desktop computer. This has led to the wider emergence and adoption of mobile applications across demographics, meaning that it is now commonplace for the devices to be used to check emails, shop online, and even conduct banking transactions. [...]

6 03, 2015

Private Secure Messaging

By |2015-03-06T08:15:39+00:00March 6th, 2015|Communications|Comments Off on Private Secure Messaging

With the Internet weaving its way into every aspects of our lives its very easy sometimes to feel like you can no longer get any privacy. We socialize with our friends on popular social networks like Facebook, we have our smart phones constantly wired up to the Internet day and night and now even household appliances are being connected to the Internet. The Internet of Things as we have dubbed this global Internet [...]

15 02, 2015

The importance of SSL certificates for trust and security

By |2015-02-19T08:10:39+00:00February 15th, 2015|Commerce|Comments Off on The importance of SSL certificates for trust and security

For those of you that aren't aware, SSL stands for secure sockets layer and it refers to a particular method of encryption that is used during Internet based transmissions in order to protect the contents of the transmission. If you are a website owner or manager then it is very important to use SSL for transmissions - particularly so if you are running an e-commerce site where products are sold and financial [...]

29 12, 2014

How to Prevent Identity Theft

By |2014-12-29T11:48:28+00:00December 29th, 2014|Security|Comments Off on How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is a very real threat and something that actually does happen to people on a regular basis. This article will guide you through some of the steps you can take to stay safe and how to prevent identity theft. What is identity theft? Identity theft is the situation where a third party has procured enough information about you that they are able to successfully impersonate you. The reason [...]

15 12, 2014

Cryptolocker copycat virus alert

By |2014-12-29T11:42:32+00:00December 15th, 2014|Troubleshooting|Comments Off on Cryptolocker copycat virus alert

On Friday we had a call from a client who had opened an email proporting to be from HM revenue and customs, the email contained a zip file, within which was what looked like a PDF document, but was labeled as an “application”. Due to the suspicious nature of this email and its content, we had the machine shutdown for a security check. Once the machine was cleared we took [...]

22 11, 2014

Russian hackers webcam

By |2014-12-29T11:33:45+00:00November 22nd, 2014|Security|Comments Off on Russian hackers webcam

A Russian language website has recently surfaced featuring thousands of live streaming web camera video images from around the world. The Russian hackers webcam site even displays the GPS location of each webcam that it has hacked into. The website is written entirely in Russian but runs on a domain registered in the Australian controlled Cocos Islands. Russian webcam hackers The site features a vast array of web cam [...]