What are PUPs

What are PUPs

You may have heard the term PUP before and didn’t understand and know what it mean? Well essentially PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program and it is simply a program that may be unwanted, even though the user may have consented to download it through a setup wizard etc. PUPs can include spyware, adware and […]

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New guidelines for creating strong passwords

New guidelines for creating strong passwords

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidelines for password security that turn accepted wisdom about creating long strings of letters, numbers and symbols on its head. Details NIST, a non-regulatory federal agency within the US Department of Commerce, issued the original advice in 2003 that became the global standard […]

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Using Public Wi-Fi? You may be at risk!

Using Public Wi-Fi? You may be at risk!

Everywhere you go now, there are these free wireless internet signs. Public Wi-Fi can be found in popular public places like airports, coffee shops, shopping centres, restaurants, hotels and more — and it allows you to access the Internet for free. These “hotspots” are so widespread and common that people frequently connect to them without […]

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