SyncBack Pro/SE (v9+) now backs up faster to CompleteFTP than other FTP/SFTP servers. It does this by taking advantage of the folder-tree (a.k.a. recursive) listings feature introduced in CompleteFTP 12.1. Other servers require SyncBack to download a separate listing for each folder in a folder-tree, which is time-consuming, but CompleteFTP is […]
We wrote about ransomware attacks almost a year ago, warning they would become more prevalent.
Now, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) has suffered massive disruptions as a result of a ransomware attack. Apparently numerous countries have been hit by the malware, known as WannaCrypt, which was first spotted on 12 May.
Ransomware is usually […]
We’ve previously discussed the poor security of many devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) – the network of “smart” devices connected by the Internet. Unfortunately in their race to implement features, vendors seem to rate IoT security very low on their list of priorities. Often, IoT devices are protected by factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords. […]
Yahoo has confirmed it has suffered the largest data breach in history, potentially affecting 500 million user accounts. This Yahoo hack beats the huge Myspace hack of a few months ago.
If you have a Yahoo account, have you been affected? The best course of action (given the huge number of user accounts affected) is […]
We outlined numerous privacy concerns with the 2016 Australian census recently. These concerns included the change to compulsory names and addresses, and the potential problems with online collection of highly personal data. Last night was census night, 9 August 2016, and we saw the Australian census fail.
In fact, census night was an utter disaster. The site […]