3aIT Blog

Yep, it's that time again - researchers at Nordpass have analysed millions of password lists gathered from the past year to find out which are the most common (and therefore the worst). For those that have seen one of these lists before, it will be a depressingly familiar sight...

In what is becoming something of a worrying trend for a company that you would have thought would have the resources to avoid such mishaps, a "bug" has recently been disovered in Google's Chrome browser. If you hit the button to delete all your browsing history, you'd rightly expect it to delete all your browsing history, right? Wrong...

Adobe's "Flash" technology was once ubiquitous. Ten years ago, if a website had some sort of animation, video or audio on it, chances were that Flash was involved in that process. However, as technology has moved on, Flash has sidelined. In a few short weeks, it will become all but impossible to view anything created with it.

As if we didn't have enough to worry about at the moment, criminals are now using the panic surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic as a hook to try and get people to follow links and / or run software that will compromise their machines.

A GCHQ survey has revealed a list of the most popular passwords. As usual, it makes for a depressing read for those of us ensuring that systems are secure as can be, only to find out that many still pick passwords that basically leave the front door unlocked! Our blog highlights a selection of the worst offenders.

In this blog, we look at a recently released report from leading security business Kaspersky that details their malware findings from the past year. They found that Microsoft Office is by far the most attacked bit of software. We look at this report in more detail and ask if there's anything you can do about this.

Over the past few months, we have seen an increase in reports from users about a certain type of spam that we haven't covered in our blogs before. Rather than trying to get you to click something so they can install something nasty on your machine, this variant tries to embarrass you into handing over your details. We provide an example of this and also explain what's going on here and what you should do about it.