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The Best Antivirus Software with Parental Control 2020

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The Best Antivirus Software with Parental Control 2020

We all want to protect our children, and more so now that they can visit ‘virtually’ anywhere in the world, on their own. So, getting the right online protection is paramount. Many antivirus programs that offer parental control in their packages are usually low-budget add-ons that only offer very basic protection. The good news is that The Norton 360 Range doesn’t offer you just basic protection. It has valuable parental control features that will help you have peace of mind in keeping your family safe in the digital world. Examples are: Browsing restrictions Usage monitoring App controls Location sharing Remote...

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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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Do you know what Spear Phishing is?

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Do you know what Spear Phishing is?

We have all probably heard of ‘Phishing’ (Phishing is a way that criminals get sensitive information (like usernames or passwords). It is a method of social engineering. Very often, phishing is done by electronic mail. This mail appears to come from a bank or other service provider.) But have you heard of ‘Spear Phishing’? This might sound like something you would do in the wild to catch your supper, but spear phishing is smarter and very dangerous form of cyber-attack. Whereas ‘phishing’ is more a random form of attack, Spear phishing does research a few handpicked people and sends them personalised and much...

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How secure is your mobile?

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How secure is your mobile?

How many of us carry our life’s history and day to day running of it on our Smartphones? Probably, most of us. It has become an extension of us, it’s our diary, bank account, TV. photo album, recipe book, email accounts, social contacts, including video chats and on the odd occasion, we even make phone calls with it! So, by rights, we should be treating it with the utmost care and making sure that it is protected especially with all the personal data of our lives that it stores. But the statistics show that we do not. According to the...

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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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