Security News

This month we would like to highlight the importance of having a secure password.

We have an interesting article by Mark Hatton ‘The Human Side of Security’ which illustrates weak passwords as the biggest threat to Cyber security.

According to the article a staggering 90% of user passwords are susceptible to being hacked.

Changing your password is probably the simplest step to protecting your critical data.

Click on the link below to find out how you can create a strong password;

Over the last few days there have been many reports warning of the return of the Zeus Trojan Virus. The virus is transported through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Beware of contacts sending messages asking you to open strange articles or advertisements. Once the virus infects your machine it lies waiting and springs into action when online banking details are accessed, stealing your username and passwords. It is also important to note that the virus can stay on your machine even if your bank account has been completely drained.

Here are a few tips to avoid getting the Zeus Trojan

  • Avoid clicking on unknown links
  • If you need to check the source of a shortened link try to verify it using URL x-ray
  • Have an updated antivirus software
  • Use two-step verification on your online banking accounts

To read more on the Zeus Trojan Virus click on the link below;

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