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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…

When Two-Factor Authentication Goes Wrong

7.8.2018 by Jenn Granger

How often do you use Reddit to check the weirdest and most wonderful news on the web? Last week the vast message-boarding and news aggregation site reported a data breach on user and employee passwords, exposing the weaknesses of two-factor…

Why Two Factor Authentication is More Important than Ever

28.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

A new report is warning that because of the rise of contactless card payments, two factor authentication (2FA) is a vital part of protecting yourself against attackers. In case you’re still not convinced, here’s why it’s an important and easy…

A Headline Hack-trick

31.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

One high profile cyber attack is bad enough, but three close together becomes a terrifying reminder of how rapidly threats are moving online. Three new cyber attacks have hit the headlines this week; and all three have taken away some useful security tips…