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Cyber Crime one of the biggest challenges that humanity will face

Cybercriminal activity is one of the biggest challenges that humanity will face in the next four years. Cybersecurity experts predict that cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Just to look at this another way the illegal drug trade makes $110 billion for heroin, $130 billion for cocaine, $75 billion for cannabis…

Time to say goodbye Google Drive

Prepare to update the way you Store your files, because next March Google Drive Will die. Google announced that it will kill off the app currently used by hundreds of millions worldwide to store, share and back-up both business and personal files. We are assured that the files will remain but you will have to…

IEDR to begin .ie domain liberalisation process

IE Domain Registry gets the go-ahead for .ie domain liberalisation process following successful public consultation; Change will make it easier and faster for individuals and businesses to register a .ie domain name; All .ie registrants will still need to prove a tangible connection to the island of Ireland; The change expected to come into force…

The ingestible tablet used to track psychological data

This may sound like technology gone mad, but U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication that can digitally track whether patients have taken their tablet. The technology behind this is called digital ingestion tracking system, the medication is currently only for people diagnosed with certain kinds of mental illness. This is not a…

Slow Mobile Phone – Conspiracy?

It’s no secret I don’t like iPhone. But each to their own, however one week in October just gone I happened to have meetings with a number of people who had iPhones and when they had to look something up on the iPhone they started giving out this thing is gone slow.  So I produced…

Dell fail to renew there Backup & Recovery Domain name

A web address used by recovery software on Dell PCs was taken over by a third-party after a contractor apparently failed to renew it. Dell’s software checks in with the domain periodically, so whoever snapped it up could use it to distribute malware. Security expert believed there was a possibility that this had happened. However,…

NHS WannaCry ransomware attack’s the Investigation

On Friday 12 May 2017 a computer virus, known as WannaCry, which encrypts data on infected computers and demands a ransom payment to allow users access, was released worldwide. WannaCry was the largest cyber attack to affect the NHS in England, although individual trusts had been attacked before 12 May. The National Audit Office investigation…

A new ransomware called Bad Rabbit

A new ransomware called Bad Rabbit has hit a number of high profile targets in Russia and Eastern Europe. The Americans said they have received multiple reports of ransomware infections, known as Bad Rabbit, in many countries around the world. A suspected variant of Petya, Bad Rabbit is ransomware, malicious software that infects a computer…

The Ransomware industry is a nice little earner.

A study of cyber threats by a leading Security Firm found that the ransomware industry was worth €950 million in 2016. So Ransomware attacks are profitable and productive, “this business is booming”. Now let me just clarified this is the amount of money spent by criminals buying ransomware software. We don’t really know who many…