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Advisory Regarding Scam Emails

Posted by Calico UK - 12:00 on 26 September 2018 | 2 comments

We've recently been contacted by customers who've received emails from ransomers saying that your accounts have been hacked, that they've infected your PC, that you've been caught doing this or that on webcam, that they've accessed your social media accounts, and that you need to pay up or else the webcam footage will be made public. This sort of scam has been around for years. However the latest emails add a new twist of authenticity by appearing to come from your own email address and by including what they say is your password.

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Go Global this Scottish International Week #SIW18

Posted by Calico UK - 15:55 on 18 September 2018

Scottish International Week 2018 (SIW18) kicked off yesterday with events both around Scotland and at strategic cities overseas (Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Manila, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Singapore). One of the key points of each of the events is to get across the message that being "Scottish" is a competitive advantage when working internationally.

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Reasons for Adding an SSL Certificate to Your Website

Posted by Calico UK - 15:51 on 29 August 2018

When someone connects to your website using the http protocol everything they type, and everything the website sends to them, is in plain text so anyone can potentially listen into the web conversation. This is especially important if they are logging into the Internet using a public WiFi system such as an Internet cafe, or a free coffee bar WiFi. The https protocol prevents their communication being so visible. With https, a secure, encrypted connection is made from their PC through to the website, which no-one can intercept or eavesdrop.

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SSL Certificates from Calico UK

Posted by Calico UK - 10:00 on 19 June 2018

You may have wondered why you use "http" when accessing some websites, and "https" for others. With http, any information that goes between your device and the website is transferred unencrypted (the web page is "insecure") - mostly this is not a problem. But when you are logging into a site using a password, or when you are entering personal or financial information into a form, then a more secure connection between your device and the website would be better. That's where https comes in.

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Calico UK News & Privacy Policy Updates re GDPR

Posted by Calico UK - 16:43 on 18 May 2018

As part of our GDPR consolidation, we will be starting our NEWSLETTER mailing list from scratch. Our newsletter is sent out no more than once a month, and contains items and ALERTS on the services we provide, on new services, or about us at Calico.

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