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5 tips to create a strong, secure password

5 tips to create a strong, secure password

Dropbox, Twitter, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Dailymotion, MySpace and Amazon have all been affected. Lynda.com (a subsidiary of LinkedIn), UK business Three Mobile and Germany's Deutsche Telekom have all experienced it in the last few weeks. Data breaches are in full force. It’s never been more important to take steps to prevent your personal data being compromised...

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We’ve reached 2 billion CCleaner downloads!

We’ve reached 2 billion CCleaner downloads!

Today is a happy day at Piriform HQ as we’ve reached 2 billion CCleaner downloads – a huge milestone for a company born only twelve years ago.

To put that into perspective, 2 billion downloads equates to more than one download to every three people on earth. CCleaner now has a huge worldwide following and has been installed on devices in every single country...

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Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

Vishal, our Head of Products, contributed to Computer Weekly's Security Think Tank and provided tips to help small businesses develop a concrete patch management strategy. 

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

Although patch management plays a critical role in minimising business risk caused by outdated software in any IT infrastructure, its mention frightens many companies and their IT departments. This can result in a lack of action, meaning many organisations find themselves in a situation where their systems are outdated with the number of patches available to fix potential vulnerabilities and exploits becoming increasingly overwhelming…

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Spring clean your laptop: 5 ways to blow the cobwebs out of your old PC

Spring clean your laptop: 5 ways to blow the cobwebs out of your old PC

As part of our mission to make everyone’s #SpringCCleaner, we shared five handy tips with The Mirror to help kick off the nation's seasonal device clean.

Today is the first day of spring, and while you may be planning to tidy up the house, don't forget your computer could also do with a spring clean.

Today is the vernal equinox - which traditionally marks the first day of Spring - and what better way to kick off your spring cleaning than by giving your laptop an MOT?

If your PC or laptop is running slower than you'd like…

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How best to correct common access control mistakes in the modern business environment

How best to correct common access control mistakes in the modern business environment

Our new VP of Products, Paul, shared with Computer Weekly his knowledge on how to best correct common access control mistakes.

As more and more business interactions continue to move outside the corporate firewall, access control to corporate resources on premise and in the cloud continues to be an increasing challenge for businesses. In the modern business environment, what are the most common access control mistakes and how best are these corrected?

The recent increase in large-scale company data breaches, such as VTech (5 million records exposed), Ashley Madison (37 million records exposed) and Experian/T-Mobile (15 million exposed), means data security is now a hot topic for all businesses across the globe. Although many of these breaches were a direct result of malevolent hackers finding technical weaknesses in company IT infrastructures, risks to data security have become apparent because company IT departments are simply failing to provide adequate access controls to employees using its internal and cloud-based systems…

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