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How to tell whether a website is secure or not

SSL

We’ve said it before, but we’ll never stop repeating the message: when you’re browsing the web it’s important to know that your information is secure. The real talent, however, is knowing how to tell when a website is safe to use. One of the best methods for understanding whether your … Read More

SHELLSHOCK: Should you be worried?

Shellshock

If you’ve seen any computer news in the past few weeks, you might have seen “Shellshock” being discussed. So what is this security threat – and should you be worried? For a start – and for a change – this is an issue that affects Apple Mac computers, rather than … Read More

“The Snappening” – have 200,000 photos of naked teenagers really been hacked and shared on the internet?

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Many newspapers are reporting that naked photos of 200,000 teenagers have been leaked onto the internet from the popular iPhone and Android app “Snapchat”. That huge number would make this hack the biggest invasion of privacy the world has ever seen. But is there more to this number than meets … Read More

Why you need Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication

In security circles, two-factor authentication (2FA) is considered one of the best methods to keep you and your information safe online. But what is it, and how can it keep you safe online? 2FA is a method of authentication that requires two separate factors: something you know, and something you … Read More

Know someone who plays computer games? Better warn them of game-stealing virus

Game-over

The people who play computer games tend to be some of the most knowledgeable computer users around, but it doesn’t mean they’re immune to computer viruses. In fact, thanks to a new virus that is specifically designed to steal players’ computer games, anyone who spends a lot of time gaming … Read More

“My computer is running slowly – is it a virus?”

slow computer

As a company dedicated to stopping computer viruses, we’re often asked what symptoms a computer infected with malware will show. Perhaps the most common enquiry is: “my computer is running slower than normal – do I have a virus?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question is: maybe. There are many … Read More

Watch out for emails with “Order no.” in the subject

spam

Email providers like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are normally quite good at filtering out emails that could compromise your internet security. Users of those services will never see the hundreds of SPAM emails they receive daily, because the above companies have become so good at finding and filtering malicious or … Read More

Warning: Service to check if your account has been hacked?

hacked

The people at Hold Security – the company who unveiled a huge hack of one billion user accounts – has released a service that allows people to check whether one of their online accounts has been hacked. But is this a good idea? The service – which is available for … Read More

How to avoid your own naked celebrity scandal

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The shocking naked celebrity selfie leak – headlined by Jennifer Lawrence – has once again highlighted the importance of strong computer security, whether on your home computer or your smartphone. In the case of the explicit selfies, it’s believed that the sensitive photos were stolen from users’ backup accounts because … Read More

Map of pet cats raises privacy awareness

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Artist, teacher and cat-fanatic Owen Mundy has created the creepily-titled “I Know Where You Cat Lives” – iknowwhereyourcatlives.com – an online map of 1 million of the world’s cats. Its purpose is to raise awareness about how much data we accidentally share online. The website was created by scouring social … Read More

 

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