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Files Containing Nearly 1.5 Billion Passwords Leaked On The Internet

Researchers from the security firm 4iQ have made a disturbing discovery on the dark web. A massive repository has been discovered that contains a staggering 1.4 billion usernames and passwords in plain text.

The repository is well organized, with each letter of the alphabet having its own directory to facilitate rapid search, and 4iQ has tested a subset of the data it contains and found an alarming percentage of the usernames and passwords to be viable.

What To Do If Your Email Is Hacked

I could probably count on my hand the people I know who have NOT had their email hacked. 

Email hacking is one of the downsides to living in our digital world.  Often it's a situation that even the savviest tech experts find themselves in. In August this year, over 700 million email addresses (and a large number of passwords) were leaked publicly courtesy of a misconfigured spambot (a program designed to collect email addresses). Many savvy tech types were caught up in the hack including Troy Hunt, a leading computer security expert and creator of Have I Been Pwned?.

Just this month it was confirmed that every single Yahoo email account was compromised in the 2013 data breach.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need To Deploy Security Awareness Training In 2018

IT Security Awareness Training is the best money you can spend in your IT budget.

Here are the Top 5 reasons:

Social Engineering is the No. 1 go-to strategy for the bad guys. Unfortunately their time is money too. Why spend 2 months of research uncovering a 0-day when you (literally) can create an effective spear-phishing attack in 2 hours? They are going after the human—the weakest link in IT security—and your last line of defense.

Facebook Messenger: The Key to Growth

Facebook Messenger: The Key to Growth

With over 1.3 billion monthly active users, Facebook’s Messenger app is an unprecedented success. Facebook is now looking to fully utilize the potential of this monster user base and has therefore added a feature for improving connectivity between local businesses and consumers. Read on to learn how this feature could benefit you! The How By […]

The ultimate guide to manage Google reviews

The ultimate guide to manage Google reviews

Strategies for attracting new customers are always changing, and Google is shaking things up yet again. Apart from well-placed keywords and link-worthy content, reviews from sites like Facebook and Yelp will be displayed in the search results. How Google changed search results Google’s new search algorithm is designed to lead people to high-quality products and […]

How do I kickstart my Facebook ad?

How do I kickstart my Facebook ad?

Facebook’s not only for posting cat photos, complaining about restaurants, or stalking your ex, it’s also an incredibly effective advertising platform. From small businesses to big corporations, anyone can benefit from Facebook’s marketing tools. Read on to leverage Facebook to your advantage. Why advertise on Facebook? Above all else, the cost-effectiveness of Facebook advertising sets […]

Protect yourself from this Facebook threat!

Protect yourself from this Facebook threat!

Despite the apparent break from international ransomware attacks, hackers are still keeping themselves busy, this time using an adware campaign that could easily be one of their most cunning tricks yet. If you use Facebook Messenger, you need to read this. What is it? Little is known about the adware itself or those behind it, […]

Enhance content through social media

Enhance content through social media

When social media is used correctly, marketers can better understand their target audience and thus create better content and deliver it more effectively. This is vital since you’ll be able to send customers tailor-made content that helps increase conversion rates and sales revenue. Grow your business with social media with these four steps: Identify what’s […]

What Will You Do When This Disaster Hits Your Business? WE PRACTICALLY GUARANTEE IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU

What Will You Do When This Disaster Hits Your Business? WE PRACTICALLY GUARANTEE IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU

In today’s world of rampant cybercrime, every savvy business owner knows the necessity of locking down their data. However, we find that the cybersecurity technologies used by the vast majority of businesses are woefully out of date. Sure, your current solution may have worked great, but digital threats to the safety of your company are […]