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Computer Chip Flaws: Meltdown and Spectre

Two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside almost all computers across the world were discovered last week. A microprocessor, also known as a computer chip or a Central Processing Unit (CPU) , is the brain of a computer, processing the information and transmitting data signals. As well as PC’s, computer chips also run servers, […]

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Uber Hid Huge Hack that Exposed 57 Million Users' Data

The personal information of 57 million Uber customers and drivers around the world was compromised in a data breach which was covered up by the taxi firm back in 2016. Hackers managed to access the names, email addresses and phone numbers of millions of Uber users as a result of the attack. Bloomberg, who broke […]

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Damage to your Reputation Could be more Costly than the GDPR Fines

As the introduction of the GDPR draws ever closer, much has been made of the heavy fines for non-compliance. Failure to prevent a cyber attack that leads to data loss could now see your company fined either up to 4% of its annual turnover or £17 million, depending on which figure is higher. Although the […]

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Will your Network Security Strategy Protect you from Cyber Attacks?

A recent Government survey found that nearly seven in ten large companies identified a cyber breach in the last year and small to medium-sized businesses are just as likely to be targeted. With this in mind, we surveyed a variety of UK businesses to investigate what kind of network security measures they have in place. […]

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Cyber Security Tips from Venom IT

Cyber security is one of the most important factors for businesses to consider. As the internet continues to evolve it is vital that ever expanding computer networks are kept as secure as possible. Venom IT are Cyber Essentials certified, meaning we can be trusted to keep your data safe. We implement various measures including email filtering, […]

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WannaCry – Analysis of the NHS Ransomeware Attack

On May 12, 2017, over 200,000 computers in 99 countries got infected by WannaCry, a type of ransomware program that targets Microsoft Windows. WannaCry shut down the NHS, Telefónica, FedEx, Deutsche Bahn and more, causing serious alarm, specifically from people who had their important personal details on their systems. The virus locks down the computer and demands […]

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The Importance of Antivirus for Businesses and Individuals

Everyone needs to protect their system and one way to do it is by having a reliable antivirus software installed. Today, with all the cyber attacks occurring, people understand the importance of an antivirus to keep their digital lives safe from potential dangers. Unfortunately, some who are less mindful of how they must use their computer skip […]

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Things you can do to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Most often, viruses infect a computer due to the user’s failure to execute proper internet security methods. Learn about the different practices, policies and programs that can effectively strengthen the protection of your website and personal details to avoid these mishaps. Ransomware, malware and other forms of viruses can be prevented in many ways. Just […]

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Outsource your IT Needs: Factors to Consider and Benefits

There are different debates about the issue of whether a business must hire an IT company or an in-house tech employee. Several owners have their own concept as to why one is better than the other. Before you decide, let Venom IT guide you by knowing the factors you have to consider and the benefits of outsourcing […]

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Is your Wi-Fi Connection being Hacked?

Ensure that your network is safe by thoroughly checking if someone is hacking your Wi-Fi connection. One of the major things that you have to habitually check is the security of your internet. When someone successfully hacks your Wi-Fi, you are not just letting them use your connection to browse their favourite websites or check […]

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