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2-factor authentication, what’s that I can hear you say? Over? What have I missed?

2-factor authentication, what’s that I can hear you say? Over? What have I missed?

Well don’t worry as we will explain Put hopefully (very) simply, We’d strongly encourage everyone reading this post to use 2-factor authentication whenever you can.  Most online services including LinkedIn now offer account holders this extra safety feature. Why they don’t offer it by default I don’t know but that we can discuss in anotherRead more about 2-factor authentication, what’s that I can hear you say? Over? What have I missed?[…]

Another e-mail SCAM – be warned.

Another e-mail SCAM – be warned.

Last revised or Updated on: 10th February, 2016, 9:39 AM An email with the subject of  Emailing: MX62EDO  10.02.2016 pretending to come from documents@dmb-ltd.co.uk  with a malicious word doc or Excel XLS spreadsheet attachment  is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking Trojans like Dridex orRead more about Another e-mail SCAM – be warned.[…]

LastPass – discover and immediately blocked suspicious activity on their network

LastPass – discover and immediately blocked suspicious activity on their network

LastPass informed users that there had been some unusual activity on their network and took the proactive step to ask all users to change the master password and verify logins when trying to login from a different IP address. One of the potential problems of using an online Password Manager is this type of thingRead more about LastPass – discover and immediately blocked suspicious activity on their network[…]

Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

This is really good news as the US public might get some privacy back. It’s a real shame that the UK government are not following suit. A federal appeals court has ruled the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The program was exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden;Read more about Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act[…]

Microsoft’s Windows XP Time Bomb Is Ticking (from 500 to 140 days)

Microsoft’s Windows XP Time Bomb Is Ticking (from 500 to 140 days)

The countdown clock has been ticking on Windows XP for a couple of years now, but the end is coming into view. There are only 140 days to go before Microsoft ends its extended support, and that means no more patches and no more security fixes. Given that XP is not exactly famous for itsRead more about Microsoft’s Windows XP Time Bomb Is Ticking (from 500 to 140 days)[…]