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Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand

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Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand

Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand.

One of the world’s most popular beauty product brands, Avon, has been found to have a significant data breach, which was discovered on its web server through an investigation in June 2020, publicly exposing data without password protection or encryption. Anyone who processed the servers IP-address could instantly access the business’s ‘open’ database.

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Have you backed up your data recently?

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Have you backed up your data recently?

With mostly all our personal information now being held on digital devices, whether it be laptops, phones or tablets, more than ever it is important not just to protect these devices with a good all round antivirus package, it is also essential to ‘back up’ or ‘save’ your data. Phones can break or be stolen, the same for tablets. Laptops can contract viruses and make impossible to retrieve your personal data. Have you ever considered what you would do if you phone broke or was stolen? All that personal info like phone/email contacts, addresses, photos, would be lost to you,...

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How to dispose of Old Devices Securely, Responsibly & Eco-friendly.

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How to dispose of Old Devices Securely, Responsibly & Eco-friendly.

Technology changes as fast as the weather can, so we are all sourcing new devices more frequently to keep up with the tech. These Devices have also become the ‘go-to’ birthday or Christmas presents. We all know that our ‘new’ toy must be protected with secure passwords and a good antivirus, but do we think about what to do with our old devices? Its no good having all our security on our new device when we are throwing/giving our old device away without securing it first. It’s like having a burglar alarm fitted on your house but leaving the backdoor...

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Easyjet Cyber-Breach affecting around 9 million customers

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Easyjet Cyber-Breach affecting around 9 million customers

Easyjet Cyber- breach affected around 9 million customers. Details have emerged this month that email addresses, travel details and in some cases, credit and debit card information, have been stolen from this very renowned company. Easyjet have informed and is working closely with the UK’s information Commissioners Office (ICO) during the on-going investigation. EasyJet first became aware of the attack in January, but it was only able to start informing customers about the breach in April. The reason being that it was such a highly sophisticated attack, so it took time to unravel and find who had been impacted. "We...

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TECH JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS.

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TECH JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS.

From robots that can disinfect, to smart helmets and thermal camera drones, Technology is helping China with the combat against Covid-19. At the centre of the outbreak in the country, China has used these invaluable aids to try to contain the spread of the infection by identifying symptoms and also identifying potential people carrying the virus. These helpful devices are obviously helping to limit human interaction and most vitally, helping medical staff to avoid being infected.  THE TECH Drones-These are being deployed to transport vital medical supplies/samples between hospitals. They can also identify potential carriers by using thermal imaging cameras....

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