Category Archives: Web Security

GHOST vulnerability update

On 27th January a security vulnerability was discovered that affects Linux distributions, allowing hackers to potentially execute code to gain control of hardware. It has been named GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) and is a critical glibc vulnerability. Immediately following the discovery, our …
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Heartbleed – Our Stance and Advice

Hopefully you will have heard about Heartbleed, it’s been widely reported on various media over the last couple of days. In summary Heartbleed enables criminals to steal all sorts of data held and accessed through an encrypted channel called SSL, …
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Important information for WordPress users

Update 23/04/2013:¬†We have now introduced a page with a captcha to help address the ongoing attempts by the botnet to access WordPress and Joomla websites. When you go to your admin/ login page you will be asked to enter the …
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Protecting your Passwords

There has been a lot in the news recently regarding hackers stealing login details for various websites and web services and using the same credentials to easily discover passwords for other websites. This is due to the large number of …
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Microsoft encourage surfers to abandon IE6

Microsoft have gone so far as to actively encourage web surfers to abandon one of their own products. It’s not often a company will take this stance but due to the age of the Internet Explorer 6 browser and the …
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IE9 Goes Live

Today Microsoft announced the release of Internet Explorer 9. The company said IE9’s graphics handling, security and privacy features put it on an even footing with Firefox, Chrome, Safari and others. Microsoft said one key feature in IE9 was tools …
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Pressure mounts to abandon IE6

There is currently a No10 petition demanding that the Government move their departments away from using the outdated Internet Explorer 6 web browser. The browser is almost 10 years old and has numerous security flaws and fails to render web …
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Keeping your PC safe

In this day and age it is vitally important that you keep your PC secure and safe. Fortunately this can be accomplished without cost. Here are three tools that will help keep your PC safe and secure for free: AVG …
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Internet Watch Foundation Awareness Day

Today is Internet Watch Foundation Awareness Day. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) was established in 1996 by the UK internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report potentially illegal online content within …
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‘Fake UK sites’ trick consumers – Use FlagFox

There was an article published on the BBC news site today about the number of co.uk websites that are setup by Chinese organisations to con UK surfers into buying non-existant goods. The Beeb suggest a few things to prevent the …
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