Creating a Strong Password

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Most likely you use passwords every day, to access your phone, your computer, your favourite site, etc. According to a study, on average, a person has over 80 passwords and that leads to two common mistakes:  Creating easy to remember passwords  Using the same passwords for everything  Hackers are experts at getting passwords, they use programs that can generate millions of guesses until […]

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Basics of Computer Viruses and How to Avoid Them

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What is a Computer Virus?  A computer virus also knows as Malware is a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. Once in your computer viruses can damage data, destroy files, format hard drives or make disks unreadable along with many other unwanted issues. How are Virus’s Spread?Through E-mail […]

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The Current State of Email Security

Security is a top concern, and for good reason. Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and the average cost of a data breach to a single company is US$3.5M1. Office 365 was designed from a “security-first” perspective, making it an ideal choice for customers who value the best in productivity as well as protection. You […]

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Ten tips to avoid your company becoming ransomware’s next victim

Q1 of 2016 saw a 3,500% boom in the number of ransomware domains created—and now IT pros everywhere are in a showdown with ransomware, hoping their users don’t accidentally make the first move. To prevent a ransomware attack, tech experts and information security leaders should do the following: Keep clear inventories of all your digital […]

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CryptoLocker Prevention and Removal

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An introduction to CryptoLocker: the basics CryptoLocker is a type of malicious software (malware) that makes data  on your computer (documents, pictures, music and so on) unreadable by  encrypting it using RSA-2048 bit keys; it then demands payment to un-encrypt them. Once you pay (to the tune of several hundred USD via prepaid  voucher or […]

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Securing history: The story of the Vatican Library going digital

It is interesting to know that his Holiness the Pope has an IT guy What does the CIO of the Vatican Library Luciano Ammenti says he has a boos like no other. The CIO of the Vatican Library reports directly to Pope Francis. Ammenti described his relationship with Pope Francis as similar to any other CIO-to-decision […]

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