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Finance Software Moving to the Cloud?

Finance Software Moving to the Cloud?

With Sage’s dominance under threat from companies like Kashflow and Xero, is your company considering moving it’s accountancy services to the Cloud? Do the benefits outweigh the security risks? UK accountants are turning to cloud technology in their droves. According to a recent Censuswide poll, the biggest motivating factors include the opportunity to cut internal overheads such as travel...

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Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Antivirus specialist Avast announced today that they have spotted a malicious version of common FTP application; FileZilla in the wild. This malicious application is apparently masquerading versions 3.7.3 and 3.5.3. The first suspicious signs are bogus download URLs. As you can see, the installer is mostly hosted on hacked websites with fake content (for example texts and user comments are...

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Dropbox Outage Still Affecting 1% of Users after 48 Hours

Dropbox Outage Still Affecting 1% of Users after 48 Hours

Cloud storage company Dropbox were hit with an outage on Friday. After several hours the file-sharing service blamed it on an issue that came up during regular maintenance. However a social network post allegedly from a hacker group 1775Sec and/or Anonymous had claimed responsibility for the outage. Dropbox have dismissed claims that user info had been leaked as hoax.   Some Dropbox users are...

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ICANN Changes Domain Validation Rules

ICANN Changes Domain Validation Rules

ICANN (the governing body for top level domain names) have introduced changes to your domain registration agreement. This change will affect all domain name owners because the domain name contact details supplied will now require validation. This change will begin on 1st January 2014 when ICANN will enforce a new process of validating domain name contact details. Domain names with invalid...

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Yahoo Mail Users Unable to Access their Mail for Three Days

Yahoo Mail Users Unable to Access their Mail for Three Days

A large number of Yahoo Mail users lost access to their cloud based email on Monday night. Two days later, the outage was still reported as ongoing. Customers were growing extremely annoyed with the extended downtime to their email. Yahoo has since acknowledged the issue via Twitter, and now Senior Vice President of communications products Jeff Bonforte has issued an apology at Yahoo’s official...

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Google Apps Two-Step Verification

Google Apps Two-Step Verification

Has anyone you know ever lost control of an email account and inadvertently sent spam—or worse—to their friends and family? There are plenty of examples (like the classic “Mugged in London” scam) that demonstrate why it’s important to take steps to help secure your activities online. There have even been cases where hackers have stolen domain names by accessing a person’s email account. Find out how more about Google’s increased security offerings and how to implement them for your Gmail or Google Apps for Domains account today.

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