Security

Hacks, cracks, and malware attacks – July 2019 

Each month, we’ll take a look at what’s happening on the front lines of the battle against various types of cyber-attacks, new variants of malicious software, phishing and other scams, vulnerability exploits, and other threats to the security of your networks, systems, and data.  There was a time, not so long ago, when the only […]

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Are you ready to power up your business network?

Network configuration used to be a never-ending task for IT admins.  Configuring each branch office network would have required manual setup and most likely, an on-site technician to do it.  The same applies for any changes. If you decide to install teleconferencing at your branch offices, your technician (or third-party expert hired to help with […]

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GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019

GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019 Another month, another raft of privacy and security blunders at world-straddling social media giant Facebook. Following up on a problem first admitted by the firm in late March, where a security review turned up the passwords of “hundreds of millions” of users being stored in plain text, […]

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Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it.

Have you been pwned? Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it. Infosec researcher Troy Hunt has revealed last week that 773 million email addresses have been shared in a “a popular hacker forum” – along with a very large number of plain text passwords. This seems to be a collection of […]

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The top cyber stories of December 2018

The top cyber stories of December 2018 Marriott data breach The Marriott hotel group revealed that the systems of its “Starwood” division had been compromised and could have leaked detailed data on as many as half a billion customers. The Starwood group includes such major hotel brands as Sheraton, Westin and W hotels, among many […]

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December 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central December 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   ‘Tis the season – for decking the halls, ringing the sleigh bells, playing reindeer games, and all the other traditions that come with the month of December in many parts of the world. While others are busy shopping ‘til they drop and wrapping packages to put […]

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Security round up

Security round up With so much cyber security news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of the three top cyber security stories. Federal bug bounty programmes seem to pay off The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United […]

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The best patch management strategy for 2019

Patch management causes headaches. Just ask any IT manager or sysadmin! How do you keep all your systems patched against the never ending onslaught of security vulnerabilities?

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Regulatory Compliance Requirements for Business Situations

Compliance is everybody’s business SMBs must be just as concerned with compliance as enterprises Regulatory compliance is a big focus for big businesses today. Privacy concerns are driving government regulation, and some industries are proactively adopting their own privately enforced rules in an effort to head off further government interference. Enterprises are in the spotlight […]

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 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users

 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users In late September Facebook revealed details of a security breach they had apparently first spotted close to two weeks earlier. The problem was rooted in a feature (View as) allowing users to view their Facebook pages the way others would see them, which inadvertently allowed attackers to […]

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