Ransomware – this is how you beat blackmailers

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As you would have probably heard, the ransomware WannaCry recently attacked approximately 200,000 Windows PC users in more than 150 countries.[1] The cyber criminals used the attack to encrypt sensitive data on the PCs, held the data hostage and demanded a payment of 300 US dollars in the form of the crypto currency Bitcoin. If those affected did not pay the amount within seven days, the blackmailers claimed they would delete the encrypted data. The attack affected a wide variety of organisations and individuals, including healthcare institutions and logistic companies.

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A fitting name for your website – finding the perfect domain name

Looking to start your own business? Or maybe you’re about to take an established company online for the first time. Well the first step here is to set up a domain name for your website.

In this blog post, we’ll outline seven top tips that will help you find a domain name that represents your brand, and will stick in your customer’s minds.

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What to do if you have been hacked

So you’re sitting in the office, and you’ve just opened an attachment in an email that you assumed was from a colleague.

It wasn’t – and now your computer’s behaving very strangely, with pop-ups all over the screen. It looks like you’ve been hacked.

So what do you do now? Do you panic? Maybe you pretend like nothing’s happened and hope it goes away. Or do you switch off your computer and hide until someone confronts you?

None of the options above are good ideas! Instead, simply follow the checklist below from our partner Norton, for what to do if you’ve been hacked:

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Mobile ecommerce – Businesses need to keep up as consumer confidence grows!

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It’s been just over 20 years since Amazon was first launched as an online bookstore, and today ecommerce represents a trillion dollar (US) global industry.

For consumers, the benefits of ecommerce are easily recognisable. Shopping online is flexible, is not dependent on a specific time or place, saves time and provides consumers with access to a huge selection of products across every sector.

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1&1 rankingCoach starts: Take your website success into your own hands

The new website for your company is finally online. You’re excited when you see it’s sleek modern design pop up on your smartphone and computer. You know this is the right step for your business but something remains missing – customers! In order to get prospective customers to the website, it is important that your site is found through search engines. With 1&1 rankingCoach Basic, small and medium-sized companies without any previous knowledge can easily get started with professional search engine optimisation (SEO).

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The most important institutions in domain business: The big domain glossary part 4

In the previous blog post in this series, we’ve covered the registration process, and outlined how to select the perfect domain name for your online business. In this instalment of the series, we discuss the institutions that play a role in the domain business, and outline their roles.

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Registry, registrar, registrant: The big domain glossary part 3

In the domain registration process, it’s important to understand what institutions and services are responsible for each task and at what stage of the process they should be implemented. In part three of this blog series we break down domain registration into simple steps and answer the question: at what point can a new domain officially be bought?

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World Book and Copyright Day – Protecting your content online

The World Book and Copyright Day is an event held every year by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and takes place on the 23rd of April. This is a very symbolic date in the literary world as it marks the anniversary of the death of several prominent writers, including William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

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