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Website Passwords

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Information Security 
It seems hardly a week goes by without a news story speculating that hackers have obtained personal details from one website or another. So just how secure is our information on the internet, and is it safe to shop or bank online? Firsly we need to put things in perspective. There are risks associated with other methods such as telephone banking, and even high street shopping. But people tend to understand the dangers better so can minimise the risks. Would you walk round with £1000 in your ...
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What is Social Engineering?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Information Security 
Many articles have been written about the risks associated with using the internet, however often these focus on the technology. True there a many tools hackers can use in an attempt to steal our data, and many tools we can use to defend it, for example firewalls, anti-malware programs and encryption. However why go to the trouble trying to break in if someone will open the door for you? Most modern cars have an engine immobiliser fitted but that's of little use if you give someone the keys.

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Keeping Safe on the Internet

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Information Security 
The internet is a very useful tool, and it has changed the way we work and play. However there are a plethora of risks which are not necessarily obvious to non-IT people. Technology has a big part to play in keeping secure but one of the biggest risks is a good old-fashioned con. Why go to the trouble of hacking into someone's on-line account when you can trick them into giving you their login details? Below are a few tips;

1. Make passwords complex (mixed case letters and numbers), and don't ...
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Making IT Work for You


Jon Veal of U Do IT Computer Services In this blog I aim to share my thoughts on some the issues which surround computers and electronic data - such as IT productivity, effective use, the internet, backups, disaster recovery, information security and data protection.

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