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Hoax Ransomware Emails: How to Stay Safe

26.11.2018 by Jenn Granger

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a worrying trend in fake ransomware emails telling people across the globe that they’ve been hacked and demanding a fee be paid to release their private details. Here, we take a look at what these ransomware emails look like and what you can do to prevent your details being leaked to tricksters.   What does the ransomware email say? Hoaxers are sending out emails telling people that they posted a Trojan virus on illicit sites and that, as a result, their details have been hacked. The malicious actor says they have webcam footage of the…

How to Create a Safer Password – and Why it Still Matters

7.2.2017 by Jenn Granger

You might not know it yet, but today is the most important day of the year. It’s not Christmas, it’s not your birthday, you haven’t forgotten your anniversary; today is Safer Internet Day, and – in terms of your business…

Fridays at UKFast – 29th July 2016

29.7.2016 by Jenn Granger

Well done everyone – you made it! It’s been a long week, and we’ve covered a lot of ground in this week's blog, from the importance of partnerships, to a look back at the We Love MCR run, and the…

Have we All been Doing Passwords Wrong?

16.9.2015 by Jenn Granger

When the government agency best known for spying on British citizens tells you to make your passwords ‘less complex’, you'd be forgiven for being...sceptical. There is some method to this madness, but here’s why – as always – you should take it with…

A Pass That Lasts

16.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

A password storage company has – ironically – experienced a breach. LastPass confirmed in a blog that it found ‘suspicious activity’ in its network on Friday. Whilst the company is saying it’s not a huge problem because it’s pretty hot…

Security with a Smiley Face

15.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

Companies have been trying to come up with alternatives to passwords for a while now, and a British company is saying that the key could be in a smiley face! Designed to appeal to text-addicted millenials who might not be…

You Are the Weakest Link

3.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s generally assumed that if you have a data breach it’s because of some gremliny attacker, trying to hack your system from his bedroom whilst wearing a hoodie (not to overegg the stereotype or anything). In fact, new research suggests…

The Ghost in your Uber

26.5.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s bad enough when someone goes somewhere exotic and boasts about it. What’s even worse is if they rub it further in by charging you for it! Uberers in the UK have been getting charged for taxi journeys abroad that…

Debugging Ourselves

13.4.2015 by Jenn Granger

In yet another example of politically-motivated cyber crime, French TV network TV5Monde was taken over by attackers claiming to be from Isis last week, leading the French Culture Minister to call for members of the French media to come together…

An Easy Way to Create Better Passwords

8.4.2015 by Jenn Granger

Do the dishes. Feed the rabbits. Get better, stronger, longer, leaner, meaner passwords and why not solve the debt crisis while you’re at it. Time is precious to you, but so is your data; so whilst you may not have…