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Common IT Security Mistakes

July 30th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Are Your Workers Making these Common IT Security Mistakes?   Despite only 27% of UK businesses having a formal cyber security policy in place, 43% of companies have suffered a cyber security breach in the last 12 months. What's more, negligent employees are the biggest threat to cyber security for small to medium-sized enterprises. With [...]

BT Fined £77,000 for 5 Million Spam Emails

June 25th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
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An investigation found that the company did not have the customers consent to send direct marketing emails.   ICO Head of Enforcement, Steve Eckersley, said: “Organisations have a responsibility to ensure they are acting within the law. Where they do not, the ICO can and will take action. This particular investigation was prompted by a [...]

4 major email cyber security threats and how to tackle them

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Email is one of the most common routes in which a hacker can gain entry to your data and organisation. Organisations should be vigilant to this every-day tool, with constant reviews in how email security can be improved. Here are a few of the major email-related threats out there and how they can be mitigated.   […]

5 Email Security Tips to Combat Macro-Enabled Ransomware

August 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Email clients and web browsers top the list of applications used to trigger the ransomware payload. It’s critical that organisations get a handle on their email traffic if they are going to protect against phishing and spearphishing attacks. The big problem, however, is that the ransomware threat extends well beyond the email traffic itself to […]

How Do Spammers Get Your Email Address?

July 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Spam seems to arrive in every single email account we use, no matter how careful we are. How are spammers getting all our email addresses? And can we do anything to hide our email address from spammers? Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do to prevent spammers from bombarding you with emails. There are […]

How to Set Up and Customize Email Accounts in Windows 10

April 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 comes with a built-in Mail app, from which you can access all your different email accounts (including Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo!, and others) in one single, centralized interface. With it, there’s no need to go to different websites or apps for your email. Here’s how to set it up. Setting up Mail From Other Accounts Mail supports all […]

Phishing email that knows your address

April 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new type of phishing email that includes the recipient’s home address has been received by thousands of people, the BBC has learned. Members of the BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours team were among those who received the scam emails, claiming they owed hundreds of pounds to UK firms. The firms involved have been […]

Security vs convenience: The story of ransomware spread by spam email

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Like many others, you’ve probably faced the ‘Security vs Convenience’ question many times. “Should I disable web security to increase the speed of Facebook?” “Do we really need Microsoft Office macros disabled when it causes so many issues for the Finance team’s spreadsheets?” “This software installer keeps crashing, so why can’t we turn off the […]

Private messages at work can be read by European employers

January 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Employers can read workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours, judges have ruled. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said a firm that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent while he was at work was within its rights. Judges said he had breached the company’s rules and […]

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