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  • What is messaging layer security and is it the future of online collaboration?

    In this blog post, we will explore Message Layer Security (MLS), the current ecosystem, the goals it sets to achieve, and why this groundbreaking technology has the potential to impact industry standards when it comes to secure group communication within organisations.

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  • The most common privacy mistakes you should avoid in 2020

    But, how do you know if your computer is being used for cyberattacks? If you notice any of these signs, then you should check.

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  • Is your computer being used for cyberattacks?

    Your computer can become a participant in numerous cyberattacks per day and you won’t even know about it. This is through malware that can turn your computer into a botnet slave and allow it to take part in large scale cybercrime like DDoS attacks and other hacking attempts.

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  • The Johnson-Arcuri scandal highlights the need for private investigation in spousal disputes

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct recently concluded that there will be no criminal investigation into the conduct of Boris Johnson during his tenure as Mayor of London, regarding his dealings with U.S businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri. While that chapter of this news story has come to an end, it does provide a useful case study, highlighting the need for private investigators in this very specific type of spousal dispute.

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  • Stay safe and use a password manager to keep your data secure

    With an overwhelming amount of information online, it can be frustrating when you’re trying to access the website you want to login to. However, it’s a highly questionable policy to use the same password across multiple platforms or websites. There is a higher chance of the security of the site being compromised and your security credentials being hacked (Ashley Madison, anyone?).

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  • Hackers are using coronavirus fears to steal data and passwords

    COVID-19 Tracking Map Targeted

    The interactive map for tracking the spread of the virus, created by John Hopkins University, was targeted by hackers selling malware. Recognised cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs reported the case. The malware itself was designed for compromising the security of the map and infecting the devices of those who used it. To view the fake map, users are required to download software. The university is now aware of the malware that is impersonating the site and has warned those looking to use the map to trust only the COVID-19 tracking maps on the university’s website, as well as one create and maintained by ArcGIS.

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  • Should governments have backdoor access to our private messages on social media?

    In October 2019, top government security officials from the UK, US, and Australia wrote to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, urging him to create a backdoor entry into the end-to-end encrypted messaging apps service offered by the brand. This request was rejected in a short space of time and follows on from refusals by major players Apple and Google to enable such backdoor entry.

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  • 2FA isn't always as secure as you think it is.

    Reddit recently announced a major security breach where a third party was able to access a complete backup of their site, containing all Reddit data from 2007 and before, including email addresses and passwords.

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  • How to detect and avoid malware

    Malware is defined as any software specifically designed to gain access or cause damage to a computer or network. There are several different types of malware, for example, viruses, worms, Trojans, adware and many more. Malware can infect any device with access to the internet: smartphones, computers, tablets, servers, etc.

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  • Internet users experiencing online security 'fatigue'

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