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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 [...]

Top Password Practices for Your Team

July 18th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
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Top Password Practices for Your Team   For businesses world over, cyber security is becoming a pressing issue. 43% of UK businesses have reported a data breach in the last 12 months, while 74% are making cyber security a high priority for their organisation. While cyber security involves a range of measures, there are some simple practices [...]

And the worst passwords from the Last.fm hack are…

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Remember Last.fm? It’s a music tracking and analytics service where users sign up to share what their favourite music is so they can discover who they’re frequently listening to, what other artists they might like, or talk to other fans of their favourite groups. It was a pretty unique service when it first came out […]

Opera announces data breach: stored passwords stolen for 1.7M users

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Opera was once a proudly Norwegian browser that was different from the rest in more than just look and feel. Most other browsers used one of three main core components: Microsoft’s, Mozilla’s or WebKit’s.  (WebKit originated from Apple but has now diverged into separate development streams used in browsers like Apple’s Safari, and browsers like […]

Who needs software vulnerabilities when you can find lame passwords?

August 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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True, attackers can have a lot of fun exploiting software vulnerabilities, but they’re nowhere near the top when it comes to the list of their favourite toys. That’s the finding of a new report (registration required), from the US security firm Praetorian, based on 100 penetration tests covering 75 unique organisations and 450 real-world attacks. […]

Disney’s “Playdom” games forum breached, passwords plundered

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Playdom is an online games company that was acquired by Disney back in 2010. Most of its games seem to have been shut down some time ago, with just three titles left on the Playdom website, which is still tagged with a copyright message dated 2014. (Marvel: Avengers Alliance; Star Wars: Commander; and Guardians of […]

GoToMyPC passwords reset after cyber-attack

June 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Passwords for every GoToMyPC account are being reset following a “sophisticated” attack on the service. Many people use GoToMyPC to obtain remote access to home and work computers via a web browser. The attackers used login names and passwords found in other data breaches to get at GoToMyPC accounts. The global password reset comes soon […]

How to Password Protect Documents and PDFs with Microsoft Office

May 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft Office lets you encrypt your Office documents and PDF files, allowing no one to even view the file unless they have the password. Modern versions of Office use secure encryption that you can rely on–assuming you set a strong password. The instructions below apply to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access 2016, but the process should be […]

What to Do If You Forget Your Mac’s Password

May 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Can’t remember your Mac’s password? Don’t worry. With the default settings, you can simply try logging into your Mac. Fail enough times and you’ll be able to reset your password with your Apple ID. But this won’t always work. If you haven’t enabled FileVault disk encryption, there’s an easy password-reset tool you can access. If you […]

How to Password Protect Documents and PDFs with Microsoft Office

April 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft Office lets you encrypt your Office documents and PDF files, allowing no one to even view the file unless they have the password. Modern versions of Office use secure encryptionthat you can rely on–assuming you set a strong password. The instructions below apply to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access 2016, but the process should be […]

How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password

April 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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So you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network from way back when, but you can’t remember what the password is. Whether you’ve changed the default password or not, it’s simple to find it. You can look up any Wi-Fi network password if you’ve previously connected to that network from your computer or phone. First: Check Your Router’s Default […]

How to Set a Password on Your Outlook Data File

April 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’re concerned about protecting your email in Outlook from prying eyes, especially if you share a computer with others, you can protect the email in each Outlook account, as well as the calendar items, tasks, etc. by setting a password on each Outlook data (.pst) file. There are a couple of things you should […]

Why You Shouldn’t Host an Open Wi-Fi Network

January 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Open home Wi-Fi networks are still too common. The situation has improved as wireless router manufacturers began shipping with wireless passwords enabled by default, but there are still too many unsecured Wi-Fi networks out there. Hosting an open Wi-Fi network can cause a number of problems for you, whether you’re trying to do a good […]

The 25 most common stolen passwords of 2015

January 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Every year, the password manager software company SplashData compiles a list of the 25 most common stolen passwords from the previous 12 months’ publicly disclosed data breaches. 2015’s results have now been published, and they demonstrate one thing: people are still no good at choosing passwords. No good at all. Here’s the list: Worst 25 […]

Advent tip #16: Logout when you’re done. Yes, even from Facebook!

December 16th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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We’ll be honest. Today’s Advent tip is a harder sell than most of the others we’ve done so far. We’re suggesting that you don’t stay logged in to your favourite online services all the time. We know how convenient it is to login to Facebook in the morning, or at the beginning of the week, […]

OFFICIAL! Good passwords more difficult than rocket science

December 16th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It’s official! Picking proper passwords is harder than rocket science. While the UK is celebrating the arrival of British astronaut Tim Peake at the International Space Station, a reminder that rocket science is alive and well… …the European Space Agency (ESA) is living down a database breach that took place over the weekend, in which […]

Advent tip #1: Clean up your passwords before Christmas

December 1st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Passwords. Until there’s another widely-adopted way to verify that we’re who we say we are, we’re sort of stuck with them. But some people’s approaches to securing their online accounts are leaving us feeling less Buddy the Elf and more Ebenezer Scrooge. Too many people are still using passwords like ‘123456’, ‘password’ or the name […]

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