Not GDPR Compliant – Really?

Not GDPR compliant

A colleague at another company forwarded me an email he’d received knowing that I’d get a kick out of it. It claimed to be from the UK GDPR Compliance Directory…

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How to deal with Ransomware.

Deal with Ransomware

I want to come back to this topic on how to deal with Ransomware. This is because I keep meeting business people in the training that I deliver who, either…

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Sextortion scam – a follow up.

Sextortion scam follow up

This time last month I posted about a sextortion scam that was sending out large amounts of emails to people claiming to have recorded them watching porn. As proof that they…

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A Sextortion Scam

Sextortion Scam

The evil doers have launched a new sextortion scam on the internet. This one is interesting to say the least as it does use a technique to sucker you into…

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Sneaky Tax Refund e-mails

Tax refund scam

Tax refund scam e-mails are nothing new. They’ve been doing the rounds for many many years at this stage. Like the “Nigerian Prince” scams, that are enjoying a resurgence presently,…

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Dodgy e-mail that looks legit.

Dodgy e-mail

I received a dodgy e-mail on my personal account yesterday. I’m surprised the GMail spam filters didn’t catch it and flag it for me. Like last weeks story, this message…

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Double check your security.

Double Check Security

There is an easy double check that you can implement which will offer you excellent protection. It is called two factor authentication (or two step verification).

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Malicious e-mail from Yahoo! breach.

malicious e-mail

I’ve received the first malicious e-mail as a result of a compromised Yahoo! e-mail account. I’ve warned the individual and hopefully he still has control of the account and can…

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Yahoo breach – Round 3 … Billion! ?

yahoo breach

If you had a Yahoo!, BT or Sky e-mail account (also AT&T, Frontier.com and Rogers) back in 2013, well you are definitely part of the latest and greatest Yahoo breach.

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Phishing subject lines – Top 10.

Phishing Subject Lines

What would you expect if you got an e-mail with the subject line of “Security Alert”? How about “Unusual sign-in activity”? You probably expect it to be an e-mail that…

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Phone scams – some current examples

Phone scams

In the last few days, I’ve received a couple of attempted phone scams. The first was a new one on me, but the second was an old favourite.

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How a typo can cause you problems.

Typo squatting

Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. One of the most common mistakes, in particular with mobile phones and their small keyboards, is the simple typo. Did you know…

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WannaCry no more. At least for now.

WannaCry no more

I’m just going to have a short article this week, just to close off the WannaCry story and counter any of the misinformation that was spread by some supposed “experts”.…

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