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New Windows Security Vulnerability – BlueKeep

A new security vulnerability has been found in Windows systems. Dubbed BlueKeep the weakness is found in Windows 2003, XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 editions. It could also potentially spread to other unprotected computer systems. Microsoft released a security patch two weeks ago but there are lots of systems that have […]
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NCSC Weekly Threat Report February 2019

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released their Weekly Threat Report. Among the stories in this edition is Deliveroo whose customers are reporting that their accounts have been accessed, delivery addresses added, and orders made without their knowledge or consent. Read the report here >
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Phishing Continues to Dominate Global Cybercrime Arena

We’ve discussed phishing in many of our previous security briefings, but it is something that continues to dominate the global cybercrime arena. “In 2018, we saw a huge proliferation of very successful phishing campaigns,” said Ryan Rubin, partner, UK Forensic & Integrity Services team, Ernst & Young. “Unfortunately, cyber criminals are being very effective and […]
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How Strong is your Password?

  We’ve all had those annoying pop-ups when creating a new password – you must use one special character, one capital letter, six letters, 2 numbers, one emoji…. (maybe not that last one.) Given the possible risks, it’s understandable that companies want you to use complicated and harder to guess passwords. Unfortunately, what many of […]
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What are Password Generators and should I be using them?

  Have you ever used a password generator? We recommend to our customers to use LastPass’ excellent password generator (https://www.lastpass.com/password-generator) which you can even download as a browser add on. Then you can let it create secure passwords as you sign up and it will even remember them all for you! You can choose the […]
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May Issue of our New IT Security Briefing

  Welcome to the new IT Security Briefing e-newsletter which replaces our old Byte-Size News. Each month we will send all of our support customers an e-newsletter completely focused on security aspects of your IT system. If there is anything you would like us to cover in future issues, please email me on kirsty@ncs-support.com. This month […]
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February 2018 Edition of Byte-Size News

Welcome to your February edition of our e-newsletter. In this edition, you can find some iPhone tips and tricks, read about how the NCSC stopped nearly 750,000 phishing emails from the NHS in one month and learn some IT security dos and don’ts. If there is anything your would like to see covered in next […]
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Your January 2018 Edition of Byte-Size News

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great festive break. We’ve definitely hit the ground running on our return to the office in 2018 with lots of new projects coming up. If you would like to review your IT or if you have any projects coming up yourself which we could help with, please […]
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Smaller Businesses are now Bigger Targets

It was Data Privacy Day last month, falling on 28th January 2017. The aim is to make everyone privacy aware and encourage them to improve their business’ IT/data security. Recently, a news item on This is Money reported that smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cybercriminals now. This is because smaller companies have fewer […]
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