Take 5: Essential steps to improve your mobile cyber hygiene

Practising good cyber hygiene is a critical part of staying safe online and protecting yourself from threats such as malware, phishing, viruses, and data loss – and it doesn’t just apply to your desktop or laptop. Our phones hold a vast amount of our personal and professional data, so it’s vital that cyber hygiene practices … More Take 5: Essential steps to improve your mobile cyber hygiene

Why the COVID-19 pandemic has been a blessing for scammers

In case we needed any more proof, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us once again just how ruthless scammers are. While people across the world have united to look after those around them in this time of emergency, hackers and malicious actors have shown no sign of easing up. In fact, across the world scams are … More Why the COVID-19 pandemic has been a blessing for scammers

Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

The attackers and their motivations remain unknown; however, the incidents yet again highlight the risks of careless data security. Thousands of unsecured internet-facing databases have been on the receiving end of automated ‘Meow’ attacks that which involve destroying the data without leaving as much as an explanatory note. A search on Shodan shows that as … More Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat

The tech giant introduces its own version of verified accounts in Gmail, rolls out increased moderation controls in Meet, and enhances phishing protection in Chat. Google has announced a host of new features for its G Suite family of applications that are aimed at bolstering the security of Gmail, Meet and Chat users. The company is also … More Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat