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Month: March 2022

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Allow pop-ups and redirects for a specific site in chrome

How to Allow Pop-Ups From a Specific Site in Chrome When Chrome blocks a pop-up from a website, it displays an icon with a red X in the corner of the Omnibox. If you suspect this is an error and want to see pop-ups from this website, click on the icon to see site-specific options, select…
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How To Stop Your Smart Devices From Being Used To Spy On You

How To Stop Your Smart Devices From Being Used To Spy On You

With so many smart devices now all around us in homes and offices, we look here at ways to minimise the risk of having your privacy invaded.    The Internet of Things (IoT)    IoT devices are those devices that are now present in most offices and homes that have a connection to the Internet and are,…
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Mobile Malware Surges By 500%

Tech News : Mobile Malware Surges By 500%

Proofpoint researchers have reported that, starting in early February, there has been a 500 per cent jump in mobile malware delivery attempts in Europe.  Trend  According to the researchers, this rise is in keeping with a trend that has been evident in the last few years where attackers have been increasing their attempts at smishing…
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Protect a document with a password

This document shows how you can password protect a word document. If you are using this to send to a to a 3rd party we would always suggest you send the Password via a different method. For Example if you email the encrypted password to a client/customer then proved the unlock password over a phone…
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Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

Tech News : Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Microsoft has suspended all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia.   Other Aspects Of Its Business Too   Microsoft has described how it has been “horrified, angered and saddened” by the “unjustified, unprovoked and unlawful invasion by Russia” which has led to its decision to suspend sales to Russia.   In addition…
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Ransomware Study : Most UK Firms Pay

Ransomware Study : Most UK Firms Pay

A study by security firm ‘Proofpoint’ has revealed that 82 per cent of UK organisations whose systems were infected by ransomware in 2021 opted to pay the ransom.  Much Higher Than The Global Average  Despite cybersecurity and government agencies warning against paying, Proofpoint’s ‘2022 State of the Phish’ report states that this UK figure for…
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