How to stay safe online

Expect a significant spike in ransomware attacks and phishing scams during the coronavirus lockdown period, predicts Terence Govender, director of the IT advisory division of international advisory firm Mazars. He believes cyber criminals will take advantage of the fact that people and businesses will be working remotely during the lockdown period, as this creates a … Continue reading How to stay safe online

How to stop Google from tracking your online behaviour

Did you know that unlike searching on DuckDuckGo, when you search on Google, they keep your search history forever? That means they know every search you’ve ever done on Google. That alone is pretty scary, but it’s just the shallow end of the very deep pool of data that they try to collect on people. What most people don’t realize is that even … Continue reading How to stop Google from tracking your online behaviour

Facebook admits workers knew users’ passwords

Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed. During a security review in January, Facebook found that the passwords were stored in a readable format, against its security procedures, but that they were never … Continue reading Facebook admits workers knew users’ passwords

Mastercard and IBM executives to attend data protection and analytics conference in Ireland

Truata which officially opened its new headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday, has said it is organizing a new annual conference on data protection and analytics, to take place on 20 February, next year, in association with IDA Ireland. The event will take place in Dublin Castle, with the central theme being Ethical Analytics. It will … Continue reading Mastercard and IBM executives to attend data protection and analytics conference in Ireland