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19
Apr

Hackers steal casino database exploiting fish tank smart thermometer

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Genius Hack: Hackers steal casino database by exploiting fish tank’s “smart thermometer” Cyberthieves got into the unnamed casino’s network via the “smart” thermometer monitoring water in the lobby aquarium, located the database and sucked it back over the network and out into the cloud via the thermostat https://mashable.com/2018/04/15/casino-smart-thermometer-hacked/ More work to do on the notoriously insecure […]

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02
Apr

Long Term Fallout Facebook Security Blunders

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7 Long Term Fallouts from Facebook Security Blunders An indicator for a coming bear market is the number of companies using data miners like Cambridge Analytica (or its successor entities like Emerdata), which took $95 BN off Facebook’s market value overnight (with an assist from FB). Savvy investors will find out if a public company […]

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02
Nov

5 US companies have bigger annual revenues than France

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Just 5 American companies (“Gafam” — Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) have combined annual revenues of $3,000 BN — which is larger than the annual GDP of France ($2,200 BN). Europe is the world’s biggest single market and is a world leader in aerospace, pharma, car production, electronics, engineering. So why can’t Europe compete on […]

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07
Jul

Personal Reputation Protection

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Personal Online Reputation Protection for Business People There’s undoubtedly stuff about you online you’d rather people not be able to see. It might be dated, incorrect, negative, embarrassing, personal… whatever the reason, the first step to taking control of your reputation and identity online is to contact us. We’ve years of experience doing this for […]

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21
Oct

Massive Internet-wide DDoS attack October 21 2016

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Internet-wide DDoS attack October 21 2016 Today’s (October 21, 2016) wide spread global DDoS attack was a big event, and a bad one: An attack on the Internet, not just on a website. A DDoS attack is when bad actors flood a server with redundant or duplicate requests to freeze it up and make it […]

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02
Oct

Give User-Agents a Clear Server Pathway

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User-Agent Journey over Your Web Server: A Pinball ride or a directed Path? As this blog has noted many times before, Google is penalizing poor site technology. Make sure you give all user-agents, search bots and browsers, a clear pathway over and across your server. If you send them ricocheting all over the place like […]

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05
Apr

SME digital online challenges

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How Small Businesses can Face Down big Online Challenges People who work for themselves, and small and medium-sized businesses, face stiff challenges online: from deep-pocket Big Brands who saturate their categories to specialist niche brands that seem to always keep an edge, from trying to stay on top of social media fads or figuring out […]

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