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Hide & Seek malware: What you need to know - What’s the worst thing that could happen to your Internet of Things (IoT) devices? If you guessed ‘getting infected with malware,’ you’re right. Many users think IoT gadgets don’t need the same protections required for PCs, laptops, and smartphones -- but they do. There’s a new malware strain that attacks IoT-enabled devices, and you need to secure your IoT devices now more than ever. What is the Hide And Seek malware? The Hide and Seek (HNS) mal...
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Staying safe: the future of cybercrime - Some scary statistics for SMEs - around half have been the target of hacking. The good news is there are things you can to do guard against this real and growing threat, like undergoing Cyber Essentials training which can cut the risk of cyberattacks by up to 80%. The post Staying safe: the future of cybercrime appeared first on Essential Cloud Solutions.
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Chrome: From HTTP to HTTPS - Within the last year, Chrome has helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure. More websites use HTTPS, a safer protocol, than ever before. So, how can you benefit from this transition? Find out here. For several years, Google has moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt the Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) encryption. And last year, Google began marking some HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) pages as “not secur...
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Top eight #cybersecurity threats every small business CEO should know about: - Top eight #cybersecurity threats every small business CEO should know about: The UK is a major target for cyber crime - if you would like help protecting your business then give us a call 01314679999 The post Top eight #cybersecurity threats every small business CEO should know about: appeared first on Essential Cloud Solutions.
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The cloud offers plenty of benefits, but businesses need to be careful of the risks. http://ow.ly/i46Q30kjU0F
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IBM bans removable media for all staff – everywhere - You may have controls in place for the workplace, but have you thought of the implications of data being taken out with your own secure environment, like on a pen drive or SD card? The Register reveals how one global giant has imposed a ban on staff from using removable storage devices in the interests of protecting its reputation. An extreme reaction, or seriously worth considering mitigating the risk of ‘financial and reputational dama...
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Android vs. Apple: Which is better? - You rely on your entire IT infrastructure to run a successful business. To that end, you must choose reliable tools, including mobile devices, that drive the most value for your operations. This is where the neverending question, “Is Apple better than Android?” comes in. Take a look at the key aspects below to decide. Price Range Apple is a luxury brand, and the only way budget-conscious businesses can afford an iPhone is if they consider secondhand mar...
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Facebook: 4th favorite choice for teens - Facebook is no longer the most popular social media platform for US teens. According to a recent survey by Pew Research Center, only 51% of US teens aged 13 to 17 years are using Facebook. This is much lower than the shares for US teenage Snapchat users (69%), Instagram users (72%), and YouTube users (85%). Reasons for user demographic shift The same survey found that only 10% of US teens use Facebook most frequently, unlike other platforms like Ins...
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Many businesses are not GDPR-ready, according to this article. http://ow.ly/jCtE30kjU0E
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