Activating CompleteFTP Free

CompleteFTP Free Edition will remain fully operational for 30 days from installation without being activated.  Activating CompleteFTP Free costs nothing and requires only a valid e-mail address.

To activate open CompleteFTP Manager, select the Licensing tab and click the ‘activate for free’ link:

You will then be asked if you already have an account with EnterpriseDT. […]

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By |August 16th, 2016
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Switching from CompleteFTP trial to CompleteFTP Free Edition

The CompleteFTP 30-day trial can be switched to CompleteFTP Free Edition very easily. First, select the Licensing tab:

Then in the “Switch to” section, select “Free Edition”.  When the confirmation dialog pops up, click “Downgrade”.  Then click “OK” when Downgraded Edition dialog shows up.  Finally, click “Apply changes” to complete the switch.

This will switch the […]

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By |August 16th, 2016
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Australian census fail

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 […]

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By |August 10th, 2016
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Privacy concerns with Australian census

There are serious privacy concerns with the forthcoming Australian census.

The Australian Census is Australia’s biggest survey. Conducted every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), it asks a range of questions of all 10 million households and 24 million people. The results are intended to guide government policy over the next few years.

Unfortunately, there’s been some […]

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By |August 6th, 2016
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CompleteFTP Free Edition released

We’ve just released CompleteFTP Free Edition, a free version of our popular CompleteFTP secure file server supporting FTP and FTPS. Completely free for commercial use, it is a direct competitor to Filezilla server, which supports the same protocols.

Why would you use CompleteFTP Free instead of Filezilla server? Some of the key reasons are:

it’s a commercial product, and it is not in […]

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By |July 18th, 2016
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Brexit and IT security

There are many uncertainties regarding the UK’s recent referendum vote to leave the EU. Only time will tell if the benefits of “taking back control” will outweigh the short term costs.  But this isn’t a political blog, and so we won’t be discussing the wider implications of leaving the EU. Here, we’re interested in […]

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By |July 5th, 2016
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Massive account takeover attacks

The massive account takeover attacks reported by Akamai recently illustrate what corporations are up against when it comes to cyberattacks.

Account takeover attacks are when cyber-attackers obtain credentials from a stolen password dump or through a SQL injection attack. They then try to validate the usernames and passwords that have been stolen by logging into […]

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By |June 24th, 2016
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Operational technology security and the Internet of Things

One aspect not discussed in our recent post on security issues and the Internet of Things (IoT) is the increasing trend of connecting operational technology systems to the internet. This leads us to the vitally important issue of operational technology security.

Operational Technology (OT) refers to hardware and software that monitors and controls physical devices, processes and […]

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By |June 16th, 2016
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Ransomware again

We only just discussed the growing threat of ransomware – cyberattacks where victims’ data is encrypted by attackers and they must pay a fee to have their data decrypted.

The University of Calgary confirmed this week that it has been forced to pay $20,000 in bitcoins to decrypt its email server and other files after a ransomware attack. Apparently, decryption […]

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By |June 11th, 2016
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The growing threat of ransomware

What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a real and growing threat. Although it has been around for many years, it is only more recently that ransomware has become more prominent. The release and rapid spread of the ransomware program Cryptolocker in 2013 was primarily responsible, although there are now a variety of imitators.

What is ransomware? As the name suggests, […]

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By |June 3rd, 2016
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