Everyday thousands of people find their computer locked down by ransomware – usually with the message “Your files are encrypted, to decrypt your computer you have to pay £500 GBP”.
You are then given only a few days to pay, after which the price goes up to £1,000.
After a week of no payment, you are warned that the decryption key will be irretrievably destroyed with no further chance of recovering your files ever again.
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Malware is malicious adware created by cybercriminals in an attempt to harm your computer and access your private information. Once your computer is infected with malware, cybercriminals are able to infiltrate your system – often without you even knowing.
VPNs are a must have for anyone using a device to access the Internet. They provide Internet security by extending a private network across a public network. This allows people online and branch offices to safely access, send and receive data across free public networks, who doesn’t love free Wi-Fi – as if their device were directly connected to a private network.
Parental control software is your right-hand man when it comes to internet safety. It allows you to monitor, control and limit your child’s online activity, keeping them safe and secure online.
Most devices come with parental controls, but these can be easily disabled.
It’s no longer a request, France is officially banning the use of phones in schools for children aged 6 – 15 from September 2018.
Presidents Macron and especially his wife Brigitte, a former teacher herself are particularly eager to see this law enforced.
The proposed ban was a key part of his presidential campaign. So there’s a good chance it will receive international support when it comes into full force.
Between predators, malware, explicit content, and other less than well intended content, kids don’t have much of a chance of escaping the worst the internet has to offer.
Traditionally, cybersecurity issues fell on the shoulders of the IT department, however, with business becoming more and more digitised – it’s become more of a business issue.
Now more than ever, businesses need to shift their mindset from questioning “if” their business will experience a cyber-attack to “when” will they be threatened and “how” will they respond. There must be a cyber security procedure in place.
The rise and rise again of Fortnite has been extraordinary, hardly heard of a year ago, it’s now on the lips of every child in the world.
We are hearing from a lot of Customers, Parents, Teachers and Schools about kids on Roblox. Should parents ban it in the home? etc.
The online world's a great place. With the right tools you can keep it that way. But you need to develop a sixth sense for detecting the very real threat of scammers, phishing and fraud.
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