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Retail research tells us that over 75% of people are shopping online each month, and, with Christmas upon us, you’re likely to be one of them. But don’t let the appeal of convenience distract you from the need to stay safe when shopping online. The number of digital buyers is steadily climbing. In 2020, according...
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Working from home is no longer only for a few employees in special circumstances. The pandemic pushed many businesses to enable remote work. The priority was getting it working and securing access. Now that it’s routine, it’s also time to consider how you back up work from home. Data backup creates a reliable copy of...
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Every time you’re online and a site sends a separate code to check your identity, you’re using two-factor authentication. It’s become the norm. So, of course, hackers have figured out how to get around this, too. This article shows you how they do it and how to stay safe. With billions of usernames and passwords...
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The Monty Python “Spam” sketch makes us laugh, but business emails filtered as spam do not. Your business wants to reach its prospects and customers. This article shares tips to help you ensure customers get your messages. Mail or internet service providers (ISPs) use algorithms, custom configurations, and/or machine learning to filter emails, and this keeps your...
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We send an estimated 306 billion emails every day globally, personal and professional. Still, it’s not secure. Any private data, proprietary information or sensitive documents sent are at risk. Sending an email is convenient and quick, but when it comes to confidential data, you’re better off choosing another method of delivery, one that doesn’t have...
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Hollywood would have us believe that cyberattacks are elaborately planned and use expensive, sophisticated tools developed by James Bond’s tech guru, Q. Yet in real life, most hacks are nothing like that. Cybercriminals often simply fool a human to gain access. Phishing remains a primary way to attack. A scammer sends an email that looks...
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You’ll know if you’re a victim of ransomware. Often you’re met with a red screen telling you that your business files are encrypted. You probably won’t be able to do anything on the computer, although the cybercriminals will be sure to provide helpful instructions for how to pay up. If you’re the victim of a...
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In light of everything that’s been happening with the HSE recently, we thought we would help people understand what ransomware is and how it works. Ransomware is an attack on the data, information and privacy of your computer by use of dangerous software. Typically, the security and access to a system is compromised. The attackers...
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‘There’s an app for that!’ Even for business purposes, you can bet this is the case. Yet a small business may be using online applications without understanding the risks. Here’s help. Most businesses no longer have all their technology and software solutions on-site. The old cybersecurity perimeter around the IT premises is no longer going...
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News of a big brand suffering a data breach is all too common today. But if you don’t get an email from such a company, you could mistakenly be thinking it doesn’t affect you. The thing is, large breaches are happening all the time. Cybercriminals then put access credentials online, and other bad actors buy...
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