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  • World Privacy Day – time to get serious

    In the UK, half of the recorded 11.8 million crime incidents in the year to September 2016 were related to cyber fraud. This astonishing figure reveals just how widespread cyber-crime has become. Given that the global Data Privacy Day on January 28th is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of protecting personal information, there’s never been a more compelling time to take this issue very seriously indeed.
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  • How to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts

    Two-factor authentication adds a layer of protection to the standard password method of online identification. You simply add another identification feature alongside your password and it’s usually a phone number. It’s free and quick and easy to do. Critics point out that because you usually have to use your phone number it’s just one more bit of information you’re handing over to a third party. This is true, but as hacks and database breaches become increasingly common it’s also one of the most practical and simple protection options available.
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  • How to set a password that takes 200 years to crack – it’s easy

    In May, almost 300 million hacked email addresses have been discovered – yet again – so it’s time to shore up your password defences. Most of this data was outdated and of little use, but it’s still a timely reminder that your first line of defence should be strong password. It’s a lot easier than you think to set an infinitely tough password that is next to impossible to crack. Do this and if your email address is filched of some website you can kick back and cackle with glee knowing that a hacker might have your email address but they’ll never get into any of your accounts.
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