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Police warn Business to watch for email, invoice scams.

Businesses have been warned of an internet email scam which has seen fraudsters steal €650,000 from two commercial companies recently.

They were settling what looked like legitimate invoices from real suppliers. One company lost €200,000 and the other €453,000, gardaí said on Monday.
 

The criminals send emails to businesses and individuals from whats looks like the real supplier. The emails request firm to change the bank account details on record for the supplier to a new bank account, controlled by the criminals.

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Instagram new Threads 'Auto Status' option isn't great, here's why

Instagram is Teacher's pet in Facebook, the boss loves Instagram and lavishes praise on them publically.  Instagram is doing really well in terms of advertising and active daily users. Instagram has a billion users and hundreds of millions of active daily users. Some people have even called it, the deal of the century when Zuckerberg bought Instagram for billion dollars in 2012. That's a dollar a user, better than striking oil. 

Instagram Threads is a new feature in it's 'Close Friends' option.  The new 'Auto Status' facility is causing a stir. It tells people (close friends) 1. Where you are 2. What you are doing 3. Possibly, your mood | Note - Even when you are not using Instagram but in a passive mode. Instagram says you have to enable it, so what!

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Allianz, The German Insurer, says Cyber threat, IT Failure is a bigger threat than Fire, Theft, Flood.

In this article, we want to discuss hosted endpoint protection and explain why you should be seriously considering it. Hackers and online criminals are not sophisticated people, they regard everybody as fair game. One of the most productive areas for them to attack is the SMB sector especially small-business. This is sadly highlighted by the number of small American towns which have been completely shut down by IT criminals and cybercrime gangs mainly from ransomware attacks.

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5 Great Reasons to get VPN, A Guide to VPN

We think it's a great idea for people to use VPN on Phones.  Here is a five-point guide why you should put a VPN on your phone. 

VPN usage has exploded over recent years and here are 5 good reasons why you should instal VPN. Firstly the good news is if you have either an iPhone, Android phone it is perfectly easy to set up a VPN on your phone. First, the science part 'VPN' stands for virtual private network. It's great technology and we think everybody should install a VPN on their phone.

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Let's talk about Sexting

We have given 100's of talks about Sexting, you’ll hear a pin drop when sexting is discussed. For starters, most Teenagers don't realise that Adult content is illegal. Naturally, teenagers have a huge appetite for Adult Content, which is how we refer to 'pornography'. It is so hard for Teachers, Parents to have this talk, Sexting is our most requested internet safety talks for Senior schools. Booking Enquiry

The main purpose of the Talks is to explain the consequences, making Students aware of the effects on their future, careers, interests, relationship. 

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Big in Japan, Watch Rugby World Cup for free with VPN

If you want to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, then you need Freedome VPN, the best VPN there is according to the Financial Times. You don't need to buy an expensive Sports Rugby Pack $200 in the US, €100 in Europe. Install Freedome on your device and watch on ITV.com, remember to switch onto the UK to run ITV which is UK content limited.

VPN is a virtual private network which is what every iPhone, Android Phone needs. It also runs on Windows, Mac OSand Tablets. Install and Go, that’s it. Buy the special license from us for €19.95 or about £18.45. We will send you the key via email, then you download from the APP Stores or the FSecure Site when you’ll see we really have the best price online for Freedome VPN.

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APPChat Day Seminar Online Safety, Social Media for Parents, Guardians, 7th Sept

A day seminar, Saturday 7th Sept on the important topic of social media, online safety. Our company runs 100’s of Schools talks annually in the UK and Ireland around this subject, bringing fresh thinking and an alternative point of view.

Schools and Teachers have been left to deal with this on their own, many Teachers resent this, in both primary and post primary Schools because there are so many sensitive embracing topics Sexting, Hate messaging, cyber bullying, Snapchat incidents etc. 

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CyberAttack Update for Business. 95% of all breaches could have been prevented.

It’s said that conservatively 2 million cyberattacks took place in 2018 costing an estimated $45 billion in damages worldwide.

Most experts place this figure much higher, as many still don’t reports attacks or payments. Prevention and Protection are the best way to protect your business. 

 

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Protect & Grow your Business' Online Reputation

We will help you build your business, sales and online reputation and get cyber aware. We're online reputation and cyber security experts.

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Internet Safety Talks for your Business & Employees

Social Media and Internet security are a minefield for business, fail to appreciate this and the consequences could be devasting

We speak to business, sporting organisations, NGOs and Government about theses issues to build a great appreciation. We give engaging, concise talks and we're frequently interviewed in the media.

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