Beware the Threat of Ransomware!

A new type of cyber crime is threatening businesses and home users in the form of Ransomware.  This is similar to a virus in the way that it is spread to a computer, however the difference is that your data is encrypted and the software demands a ransom payment in...

Looking after your WordPress Website

So you’ve got a lovely new WordPress site and have started creating blog posts and content for your business or organisation.  But how do you make sure your site continues to function correctly for as long as possible and is not susceptible to hackers and...

Mixing Business with Pleasure on Facebook.

The first mistake I often see is the business being created as a person.  By this I mean when someone has deliberately created a new profile on FaceBook as a new account and instead of a First Name and Surname they have called it the name of their business.  This is...

The Data Protection Act and How to Comply.

I feel like I have been saying the same thing for years regarding the Data Protection Act but its about 15 years since I submitted my first registration with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and still I regularly come across businesses who are...

Are Your Passwords Secure?

This week there have been a couple of things in the news about hackers accessing passwords.  First LinkedIn were targeted and then eHarmony and Last.fm suffered a similar fate.  Also this week, Mitt Romney was compromised when someone managed to access his Hotmail and...