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GDPR – the final countdown

GDPR – the final countdown

GDPR the final countdown – tips to keep your data secure Just a few days from now, your office security is going to be more important than it’s ever been – thanks to the new GDPR. Under these tougher rules, organisations must protect their customer, supplier and employee data or fall foul of potentially crippling […]

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Is your business ready for the GDPR? Are your office machines secure?

Is your business ready for the GDPR? Are your office machines secure?

Has your business prepared sufficiently for the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)? Data protection laws are getting much tougher later this month. Many companies are leaving loopholes in their systems and are at risk of heavy fines under the new EU regulations. IT experts warn that something as simple as an unsecured printer could […]

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123456 and Other Classic Passwords

123456 and Other Classic Passwords

Despite the many warnings we’ve had on making our passwords secure, some people never learn. A shocking survey reveals how casual some Internet users are, with almost a fifth opting for “123456”. The security firm Keeper carried out an analysis of 10 million passwords from hacked accounts. The company revealed the most insecure passwords include […]

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Safer Internet Day 2015

By on February 6, 2015 in Security Products with 0 Comments
Safer Internet Day 2015

Help the kids in your family and community to stay safe online by backing Safer Internet Day on February 10th! Insafe have been organising this awareness-raising event since 2005, and this year is more important than ever, as more and more children now go online with mobile phones, tablets or laptops. On Safer Internet Day […]

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Cycle Theft Alert! BikeSpike Helps You Track Tampering with your Bike

By on June 1, 2014 in Security Products with 0 Comments
Cycle Theft Alert! BikeSpike Helps You Track Tampering with your Bike

Do you cycle to the office? Do you worry about thieves stealing your wheels while you’re hard at work? Thanks to a new invention called BikeSpike, you can get an alert on your phone or computer screen if anyone starts to tamper with your bicycle. BikeSpike is a GPS tracking device which can be used […]

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Fake Dosh

By on July 17, 2013 in Security Products with 0 Comments
Fake Dosh

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of fake bank notes in circulation during 2012, Bank of England figures reveal. Last year the number of counterfeits taken out of circulation was around 719,000 with a face value of £13.1million. By comparison, in 2011 there were 377,000 fake notes removed from circulation, with a […]

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Sticky Tape Dispenser Foils Robbery

Sticky Tape Dispenser Foils Robbery

Crimestopper: A sticky tape dispenser An Orkney thief was stopped in his tracks mid-robbery when an enterprising till worker hit him on the head with a sticky tape dispenser. Christopher Baird, 18, of Finstown, held Euan Brown, a till worker at Baikie’s Stores, at knife point, demanding money. But a defiant Brown challenged the robber […]

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CCTV Madness: Policeman Chases Self

By on February 9, 2012 in Security Products with 0 Comments
CCTV Madness: Policeman Chases Self

A junior police office gave chase to a suspect who turned out to be himself last month, The Telegraph reports . A CCTV operator alerted the probationary officer from Sussex Police that someone was “acting suspiciously” in the area, without realising the suspicious suspect was in fact the plain clothed police officer himself. As he […]

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Poor Passwords Persist

By on December 6, 2011 in Computer Supplies, Security Products with 0 Comments
Poor Passwords Persist

SplashData has released its annual list of the worst internet passwords. The passwords are ranked by how common they are. “Password” tops the list with the imaginative “123456” in hot pursuit. “Monkey”, “dragon” and “bailey” also feature (but why are they so popular?). The list in full: password 123456 12345678 qwerty abc123 monkey 1234567 letmein […]

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Guy Fawkes Masks Acquire Anti-Capitalist Sysmbolism

By on November 2, 2011 in Security Products with 0 Comments
Guy Fawkes Masks Acquire Anti-Capitalist Sysmbolism

As Bonfire Night approaches, images of Guy Fawkes proliferate as part of a trend not related to the anniversary of the foiling of the gunpowder plot. Guy Fawkes masks as worn by ‘V’ in the comic book series V for Vendetta have become the facewear of choice for Occupy Wall Street protesters and Occupy protesters […]

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