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Cyber Security Threats 2018 and How to Stay Secure

Cyber Security Threats 2018 and How to Stay Secure

Cyber security has consistently hit the headlines during 2017, especially the spate of large-scale WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks. There have also been some notable hacks on businesses and government systems too, including the theft by North Korea of the US and South Korea’s war plans. Predictions for 2018, continue to be gloomy, with the …

How to choose a secure password

How to choose a secure password

With online security, a business’ biggest vulnerability is weak passwords. No matter how robust your network is, if anyone gets access to your passwords they can steal personal and business data, infect your files or delete your entire website. Even if you are diligent and follow good practice, modern password cracking techniques are so sophisticated …

EBay Hacked: 145 Million user’s details stolen.

EBay Hacked: 145 Million user’s details stolen.

The online giant eBay Inc has been hacked which has resulted in loss of encrypted passwords and other data. In what is being considered as the 2nd largest attack in U.S history more than 145 million EBay users have been affected. The data stolen includes encrypted passwords, names, email addresses, addresses and phone numbers too. …

Orange hacked: 1.3 million customers’ data stolen.

Orange hacked: 1.3 million customers’ data stolen.

In yet another fiasco mobile network and Internet service provider Orange has been hacked and the personal details of 1.3 million customers including names, email, and phone numbers have been pulled off. The hack actually took place in April of which the company was aware since April 18 but chose not to announce it citing …

Huge number of compromised WordPress blogs hosting malware

Huge number of compromised WordPress blogs hosting malware

WordPress – the popular content management system and blogging platform used by over 27 million websites – is by far the preferred choice for website owners and bloggers. According to a recent study conducted by website monitoring service Netcraft, over 12,000 phishing websites that Netcraft had found were hosted on compromised blogs running on WordPress …

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