Cryptography for your business

Cryptography for your business

Cryptography for your business   Cryptography is the practise and study of techniques for securing communication and data in the presence of online threats that may occur. Modern cryptography uses sophisticated mathematical equations (algorithms) and secret keys to encrypt and decrypt data. With companies hosting so much sensitive information, cryptography is therefore used to provide integrity to your data, maintain a strict standard with regards to authentication and anonymity to your company’s communication.   Cryptography is used to protect e-mail messages, credit card information and corporate data. ... Read more

The security of your IOT devices is now more important than ever

The security of your IOT devices is now more important than ever   The number of intelligent objects that are being connected to the internet and to each other continues to grow at a rapid rate. IOT devices have infiltrated the heart of most operational and infrastructure systems, thus forming a solid standard of our current and future smart devices. Schools, homes and businesses’ growing dependence on IOT devices; brought along the inevitable expectancy of manufacturers to implement strict security standards. There is ... Read more

3 VPN Myths Uncovered 

3 VPN Myths Uncovered    There are many misconceptions surrounding Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) and how to use them more effectively and efficiently. When discussing how to secure data transfers, IT professionals unavoidably end up comparing VPN’s. Even though there are many ways to transfer data securely from one network to the next, VPN’s are often the main approach. However, a VPN alone will not protect your online presence entirely. Here are 3 myths that will aid in a better understanding of the ... Read more

3 Reasons why F-Secure’s FREEDOME is better than the rest 

3 Reasons why F-Secure’s FREEDOME is better than the rest  A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet. VPNs are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data. However, using a personal VPN is increasingly becoming more popular as more interactions that were previously face-to-face transition to the Internet. What makes FREEDOME the best VPN for you? Here are 3 features that set ... Read more

Bitcoin Basics 

Bitcoin Basics  Bitcoin is a unit of digital currency, or cryptocurrency, which aims to do away with the problems online users face when purchasing products or services. Bitcoin is considered to be a form of a decentralised currency. Specifically referring to bitcoin, a network of users control and verify all transactions, as opposed to a central authority such as a bank or the government doing so. This form of digital currency still works like real money. One person pays another person with bitcoin ... Read more

3 Main warning signs of a hacked WordPress site 

3 Main warning signs of a hacked Wordpress site  Hacking is now a major concern for all website owners with good reason. Securing your Wordpress website should be a priority for your business, preventing your company’s chances of becoming a victim to the malicious attacks that may occur. Not quite sure what to look out for? Here are the 3 main indicators of a Wordpress website that has been hacked:   Homepage defaced This is one of the clearest signs that your website has ... Read more

Cryptojacking – A new glitch in the system

Cryptojacking – A new glitch in the system    Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin do not emerge from central banks like the money we use daily; they are generated or “mined” by computers solving complex equations. Cryptojacking is the act of using someone's computer without their knowledge or consent, even just for a few seconds at a time, to mine a cryptocurrency.   It works by embedding a JavaScript component in a website that can use a visiting device's processing power to mine a cryptocurrency. One visitor ... Read more

Protect your privacy on Facebook 

Protect your privacy on Facebook    Facebook is one of the most popular platforms used by more than half of the world’s population. However, Facebook’s latest attempts to connect people on the Internet have left many users feeling overexposed. The world’s most popular social network made the decision to opt its 400+ million users into “Instant Personalization”, which instantly shared users’ “general information” with Facebook’s partner sites. In addition, Facebook’s new Community Pages automatically connect you to any topic, brand or personality that you’ve expressed ... Read more

Saving passwords on a phone

Saving passwords on a phone    Writing down your passwords and keeping it somewhere safe, such as your wallet, is always a good route to take.  Encrypting your passwords, then writing them down and putting it in a safe place is great advice too. Instead of saving your passwords in your wallet, how about saving it on your phone? Even the dumbest phone models today will probably include a Notes-type program that allows users to handily save helpful bits of information. And like wallets, phones are ... Read more

Password protection is the way forward 

Password protection is the way forward    Creating strong passwords has become the biggest burden of today’s generation. So many different accounts are created during the online “struggle” to have access to all the services available to us; but keeping track of the multiple usernames and passwords becomes too overwhelming for any sane person. Controlling this issue in the workplace does not make it simpler. Constant headlines announcing data breaches serve as a daily reminder to all that services we’ve divulged our sensitive ... Read more
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