5 ways to reduce your digital footprint

There is no practicable way of using the internet without leaving some kind of digital footprint. However, there are ways to minimise the amount of data you leave behind – to maintain some privacy but also protect yourself from scammers. Here are five quick and easy solutions. Use a separate password manager The password managers…

Police shut down huge hacker forum based in the UK

A “major online marketplace for hackers” has been shut down, following an international police operation. RaidForums hosted personal data typically stolen during hacks or data breaches. At the point where it was closed down, the forum was thought to have 10 billion unique records in total, including credit card details, usernames and passwords for UK…

Log4j patched – but dangers remain

A ‘horrifying’ vulnerability in Apache logging library Log4j has been patched, but the threat to business is far from over. The so-called Log4Shell vulnerability emerged at the beginning of December, when Cisco and Cloudflare identified a huge security flaw in the open source software, built to allow users to keep track of what happens within…

Get your business secure online with Cyber Essentials

A new government-backed scheme has been launched to help businesses keep their data safe from hackers and demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity. Cyber Essentials offers two levels of certification, so businesses can learn all about the most common attacks and ways of protecting themselves from becoming the next victims. The courses have been designed to…