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GDPR: Why you should keep applications up to date…

GDPR/ 27th Apr 2018/Jamie Hoyles

There are just 4 weeks until GDPR becomes law. The regulation puts an increased focus on an organisation to be secure and that they handle their customer’s data responsibly. We look at why it’s important to keep applications up to date… We’ve seen in the news this week that TSB Bank have had a major […]

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Drupalgeddon2 – All Drupal users should patch their install now

Security/ 24th Apr 2018/Will Cook-Martin

If you presently have a Drupal installation, you need to update it urgently. A botnet is currently exploiting a Drupal CMS vulnerability, by using already compromised systems to infect new machines. The botnet is exploiting the CVE-2018-7600 vulnerability, known as Drupalgeddon 2, to gain the ability to execute commands on a server running Drupal. If […]

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Paid SSL vs Free SSL Certificates

Security/ 03rd Oct 2017/Jamie Hoyles

The clamour to install SSL Certificates began in late 2016 as it became apparent that Google was starting to favour websites that had Secure Sockets Layer protocols in place. What is an SSL Certificate? SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. When installed on a web […]

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What have we learned from WannaCry?

Security/ 16th May 2017/Will Cook-Martin

WannaCry has been labelled “the biggest ransomware outbreak in history.” It crippled the NHS, hit international shipper FedEx and is believed to have infected 300,000 machines globally in 150 countries. Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India, being hardest hit according to Czech security firm Avast. It’s estimated that removal of the virus takes a couple of […]

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Clook SSL Certificate or Cloudflare SSL Certificate?

Security/ 02nd Mar 2017/Jamie Hoyles

This week, as a personal customer of Cloudflare I received an interesting marketing email from them with information on the launch of their new SSL Certificates. I expect this is something that will be also be on its way to many of our clients utilising Cloudflare’s Content Delivery Network service. At first glance it looked […]

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Future proof your website with an SSL Certificate

Security/ 28th Feb 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Not everybody will be familiar with the term SSL Certificate or HTTPS – for those who are not, SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. This is a technique for encrypting and authenticating data traffic over the web in order to improve the security of a website/domain. An encrypted link is established between a server and […]

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What is Domain Privacy and should I add it to my Domain?

Security/ 19th Jan 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Domain Privacy allows the owner of a domain to hide their information from the public web. When you register a domain with a registrar such as ourselves we are required to communicate specific bits of information about the registrant for public record. That public database is called the WHOIS Directory. An example of what is […]

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Hard Drive Destruction & Server Removal

Security/ 30th Sep 2016/Jamie Hoyles

We recently employed an ISO accredited firm to carry out onsite Hard Drive Destruction of a number of drives taken from redundant servers. As part of our own ISO requirements we have Information Security Procedures that we adhere to and as such took time to research the many companies out there before committing to the […]

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Google Introduces reCAPTCHA 2

Security/ 04th Dec 2014/Arran Short

Yesterday Google has released its new version of reCAPTCHA, a service it acquired back in 2009. Since Google acquired reCAPTCHA not much has changed until now. What is reCAPTCHA? reCAPTCHA is probably one of the most advanced CAPTCHA dialogs. It has been well renowned for its accuracy in preventing bots from submitting forms, but making it easier […]

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