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Is your website mobile-friendly? Half of online shopping is now made on portable devices

The percentage of UK online retail sales made through mobile devices – including smartphones and tablets – exceeded 50 per cent for the first time in Q4 2015. The data from IMRG found that smartphones and tablets accounted for 51 per cent of UK online retail sales in Q4, which …

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I’ll eat my own shoe if my team can’t break the encryption on San Bernardino Killer’s iPhone – John McAfee

Anti-virus software creator John McAfee has weighed in on the issue around Apple giving the FBI a backdoor bypass for its iOS security following the San Bernardino shootings. McAfee said he will break the encryption on the killer’s iPhone for the FBI ‘free of charge’ and claims it will take …

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Why you need to make sure your cloud agreement has an exit strategy

Martin Gubov, head of the infrastructure Business Unit at Soitron looks at why its going to get harder for vendors to sell servers and what you need to know about AaaS. Has cloud won the battle already? It might certainly be the case in some markets, such as Western and …

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A reseller’s guide to getting Wi-Fi right

ZyXEL’s technical consultant, Kevin Drinkall, takes a look at the common questions resellers have when planning a commercial Wi-Fi deployment and how they can make sure they get it right. Any reseller planning a commercial Wi-Fi deployment is inevitably faced with a bewildering array of choices, but it is critical …

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Security roundup: Lenovo’s ‘12345678’ password blunder, 2015’s security blips, Sennheiser targets security conscious

This week we find out how Lenovo’s file sharing app ended up with the hard-coded password of ‘12345678’, Symantec looks back at last year’s top five cybersecurity threats, and more. Lenovo has released an urgent software fix after researchers at Core Security discovered four vulnerabilities in its ShareIT app, which …

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Symantec partner program member accused of scamming web users

Security vendor Malwarebytes has accused Silurian Tech Support of offering bogus IT support and overpriced software. The Symantec partner program member has allegedly been using scare tactics and social engineering to convince people to purchase services such as Symantec’s Norton Antivirus. According to researchers at Malwarebytes, Silurian Tech Support has …

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Security roundup: ‘Don’t turn off your adblocker’ says Sophos, 25% of firms don’t encrypt sensitive data

This week we find out why malvertising is on the rise, how secure the NHS is against cybercrime, and more. SophosLabs predicts that malvertising will become the most commonly used vehicle for cyber criminals to infect your computer in 2016. This is where usually-trustworthy sites temporarily go rogue because one …

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If you use any of these 25 passwords, change them right now

Every year, SplashData compiles a list of the 25 most popular online passwords, and 2015’s list proves that some things never change. This time last year we posted the firm’s 2014 password list which showed how some were unchanged since 2013, including the top spot, the very imaginative 123456. Get …

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How and why tech brands should work with YouTube and Twitch stars

If you’ve not heard of Zoella or PewDiePie, chances are you’re not fully aware of what’s probably the biggest disruption to take place in media and marketing since, well, the internet brought us pop-up ads and Google Adwords. YouTube channels and vloggers are a huge phenomenon – and they’re not …

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‘This is a f*cking game changer’ – John McAfee’s Everykey unlocks phones, laptops, cars and front doors

John McAfee has launched an indiegogo campaign to fund his new password and key replacement device Everykey. The McAfee Antivirus founder and 2016 presidential candidate has called Everykey a ‘f*cking game changer’. “When our team first conceptualised Everykey, security was a top priority. That’s why we’ve built in military-grade encryption …

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