Hackers: Who are they and what do they do?

Ok, so what is a hacker? A hacker is anyone that gains access to a computer system without authorisation or in an unauthorised way. They have a high level of technical know-how but did you know there are different types of hackers? Wait, what are the different types of hackers? Hackers are referred to by […]

ECS Explains: Wi-Fi

You use it every day, but do you know how it works and that there were different variants of Wi-Fi? In today’s blog we’re going to look at how Wi-Fi works, and some of our top troubleshooting tips. What is Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide connectivity (internet) […]

Spoof Emails: How To Spot A Spoof

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What is a spoof email? A spoof email is when a person sends an email pretending to be someone else, in order to trick the recipient into handing over sensitive information or money. Sensitive information could be your bank card numbers, address, postcode, phone numbers, answers to security questions or even login information for online […]

Introduction: Viruses and Malware

Computer malware and viruses are terms we’ve all heard of before but what do they mean? What different types are there? And how do you protect against each of them? In the next series of blogs, we’re going to look at the most common types of viruses and how they can infect your system, and […]

VPNs: Making Virtual Private Networks Work for You

What is a VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. VPNs create a private, secure and anonymous network connection, even if you’re using a public wifi network. This allows for a range of different benefits, such as: Better security and privacy: VPNs encrypt your browsing data, with the encryption used by security experts worldwide to […]

Firewalls at Home: What and Why?

You may have heard about firewalls at some point but, unlike anti-virus, it’s not immediately obvious what it does. But did you know that firewalls are a really important element of your home and business IT security? Today we’re going to look at what firewalls are, how they work and why they are such an […]

Password Security: How can you keep your accounts secure?

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Passwords are normally the one thing standing between you and hackers who are after your data. We often hear the phrases ‘strong’ or ‘weak’ password but what is it that makes a password secure? How do hackers guess passwords? And, most importantly, how can we ensure our passwords will protect us? Today we’re going to […]