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Only 1 in 5 Irish Firms Escape Data Breach

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2015 10:10:00 AM / by My1Login

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Research conducted by the Irish Computer Society has revealed that Irish firms are increasingly becoming the victims of external hacking incidents: more than half of the 200 companies surveyed admitted to having had a data breach in the prior 12 months, and 1 in 5 had been the target of malicious external attacks.

Only 1 in 5 had no incidents to report.

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Hackers: Who Needs Them When ‘Password1’ Does The Trick?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM / by My1Login

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away, an evil villain found a document containing three magic words that would grant him riches beyond his wildest dreams. He memorised the words then set to work, his fingers flying across the keyboard and his Wi-Fi working overtime…

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Third of Passwords Contain Personal Info

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2015 12:12:00 PM / by My1Login

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Things must be looking up in the online security education arena: according to a Redcentric survey, over 40% of Brits think their passwords are so secure that hackers could never guess what they are. But then again, some people think that the world is flat and that the Moon is made of cheese.

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90% Of Data Breaches Are Preventable

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2015 10:20:00 AM / by My1Login

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2014 was a big year for hackers and their victims, resulting in billion-dollar losses for bosses and long faces all round for IT personnel. What’s worse, however, is that 90% of data breaches in the first half of the year could have been prevented. Correction: easily prevented. This, according to the not-for-profit Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

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Talk Show Host Exposes Weak Password Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2015 6:57:00 AM / by My1Login

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Big hacks in recent months – like Sony’s - have attracted global attention, compelling even heads of state like President Obama and PM David Cameron to make public statements about their growing concern for online security.

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BYOD: How to Protect Critical Business Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2015 11:17:00 AM / by My1Login

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It’s an understatement to say that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture is gaining traction: already, 95% of firms allow it to some degree, and it’s a must-have working condition for many prospective employees.

Arguably, BYOD is the model to follow: it offers employees increased freedom of movement and, in some cases, 24/7 control over when they work; in return, businesses benefit from increased productivity through employee satisfaction, as well as capital savings on equipment.

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Big Brands, Huge Hacks, Enormous Expense

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2015 11:35:00 AM / by My1Login

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Hacking isn’t quite as old as the hills, but it’s been around for as long as computers themselves, growing from isolated, look-how-clever-I-am snooping stunts into a full-blown, financially-motivated industry which is costing the business sector billions.

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Data Security: How to Make Small Fry Out of Big Phish

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2015 10:36:00 AM / by My1Login

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Have you ever been ‘manually hijacked’? Hopefully not, but this is how Google describes the situation where an individual’s online accounts are manually and extensively exploited by a hacker.

Phishing is the usual starting point, a method (typically via email) whereby individuals are tricked into giving up valuable information such as passwords, bank account details, indeed anything that a cybercriminal might find useful.

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Businesses Wasting Millions on Password Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2014 10:06:00 AM / by Norman

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Our CEO, Mike Newman, was interviewed at The Telegraph on the cost of password problems for businesses.

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Cybercrime: Average Company Now Compromised Every Four Days

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2014 11:47:00 AM / by Norman

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With the average company now being attacked every four days, terms like phishing, worms, botnets, Trojans, and denial of service (DoS) are fast becoming everyday language to business owners, let alone the IT specialists. There’s no getting around it - hacking is here to stay.

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