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Eir will charge €5.99 a month for anyone with an eircom.net email after March 31st Eir has announced that after March 31st, those who wish to continue using Eircom.net email will have to pay a monthly fee of €5.99 or face their email account being deleted after two months. The service has been free for...
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6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers. 1. Stop using the same...
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People happily share their private information online, building robust libraries that can easily become a one-stop goldmine for fraudsters. It’s not exactly the intention everyone has when they sign up, as the whole point of Facebook is to share your life with your friends. It hooks us into a global community and the experience does...
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Every employee shares one inescapable flaw that is putting your business at risk. They’re human. 59% of data breaches can be traced back to something an employee did (or didn’t do), which invited a cyber-attack. To lock hackers out, build security awareness and respect into your company culture, so that maintaining digital security becomes as routine...
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Updates often come at the worst possible moment. You go to shut down your laptop to rush to a meeting, and you get a “Windows is updating. Do not power off” message. Argh! Or you leave your desktop to go to a meeting and come back to find your computer has restarted in your absence....
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Large companies are at risk to cyberattacks and ransomware problems just like everyone else. However, most of the bigger corporations have structures in place, as well as greater financial power, to survive such an attack relatively unharmed. Yes, a major company may incur public embarrassment or minor data losses, but legal teams and 24-hour cyber-security...
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Windows 7 support is coming to an end. Are you prepared? As of January 14th 2020, Windows 7 will finish support and reach its ‘end of life’. What does that mean for users? Microsoft will no longer be providing IT support and security updates to PCs and devices using Windows 7. Because of this, all...
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What is Ransomware? 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 could essentially: Threaten to release sensitive data. Block access passwords to your systems. Threaten to delete both the data and passwords. Often,...
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Whilst making personal changes can be a good thing, you might need to look at your business and see if changes are required there also from an IT perspective. Virus writers, hackers, spammers are getting more and more ingenious in their methods of getting at your data. Over the course of 2015, we had several people...
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When I grew up, there was a simple rule “Don’t talk to strangers”. Who was a stranger? Well it was someone you and your family did not know. If someone stopped you in the street and asked what your name was, you most certainly did not give it, unless they were a Garda, but that’s...
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