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How simulating Cyber Threats using role play can help you avoid the Pitfalls of Phishing and Spear-Phishing

December 3, 2014

SC Magazine wrote a great article in November, “Acting out: Cyber simulation exercises”, explaining how role play can play an important part for businesses combating cyber threats. The comparison to child’s play is good – just like children learn and develop new skills through role play, so can businesses learn through acting out cyber attack scenarios…. Read More ›

UK Tax Disc Scams

Exploring Scam Websites – Focus on Government Services Copycat sites

Looking back at “Tax Disc Scams” in particular From October 2014 you could no longer renew your tax disc or pay for road tax at post offices throughout the UK, it would have to be done online. In the run-up to this change, many new websites dedicated to offering tax disc applications popped up.… Read More ›

Omniquad launches Mailwall Cloud – Wide Angle protection for Office 365

Many small and large businesses prepare to take to the Clouds with Microsoft Office 365. A cloud based solution makes sense, and a scale-able powerful cloud solution even more sense.  But is it enough? Sure, it is a good solution in terms of compliance, and in terms of day to day email, and archiving. But… Read More ›

Instant Web Filtering : Seamless integration with Cloud based Web Security

Omniquad launched a new version of its Authentication Client – a package that seamlessly configures all workstation settings for use with Omniquad’s cloud web filtering service Surfwall Remote. The solution can be deployed in minutes – protecting all workstations and servers from online threats, as well as applying web-category based policies for all employees.  The… Read More ›

Vine – Video sharing from Twitter is without privacy settings.

Twitter has a new Video Sharing Service, but it was launched without any privacy settings! You may have heard about Vine (recently acquired by Twitter), the new mobile video sharing service, which allows you to make short looping videos to share on Twitter and Facebook, and also the Vine network.  The idea is that you can easily… Read More ›

The Real Worms of Recent Facebook Scams – Worm:Win32/Gamarue.I

A “worm” is a type of malware that covertly and maliciously integrates itself into program or data files, and infects more files each time the host program is run. Omniquad’s Mailwall Remote team has been analyzing the malware found in the most recent wave of Facebook email scams. They intercepted the malware as Worm:Win32/Gamarue.I How does Worm:Win32/Gamarue.I… Read More ›

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Originally posted on Bill Mullins' Weblog – Tech Thoughts:
Google Puts Internet Explorer 8 on Notice, Ends Support in Nov – Still rocking Windows XP? How about Internet Explorer 8? If you’re a fan of Google’s services, it might be time to upgrade to a new iteration of the browser — or a different browser…

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

This brings a new dimension to the Lego Mindstorm fans among us, I’d like to share this on our blog because: It is Sunday, it is cool, it is Robotics and Phones, whats not to like…

Social Media Phishing for more? Facebook Scams, Fraud, Phishing, Twitter Spam with malicious code …

Phishing attacks on Social Media sites.  Whether you are on Facebook, or on Twitter, or opening your own email, it seems any potential link to click can be a threat to your online safety.  People have reported ads on Facebook which asks for credit card details, Facebook passwords, etc. Likewise, Twitter spam with malicious links…. Read More ›

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