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Are you getting results from Copilot?

Are you getting results from Copilot?

By now, most people will have seen Copilot in their browser, and for those that are subscribing, Copilot is now an icon in your Office documents. The benefit is that it helps you write material, like this article, quickly and to a high standard. I asked Copilot for an...

Can VPNs be defeated?

Can VPNs be defeated?

We’re reading about a flaw called ‘TunnelVision’ that could give hackers access to overcome virtually any VPN security solutions. It works by manipulating routing in DHCP, which is the mechanism networks use to hand out IP addresses to devices.  DHCP has been around...

Will some of your emails stop?

Will some of your emails stop?

Microsoft Exchange Online to retire Basic authentication We are going to face a big change coming in September 2025, Microsoft is going to be disabling SMTP Basic Authentication. This continues work they commenced a couple years ago to disable other protocols such as...

How to create passwords that hackers hate

How to create passwords that hackers hate

A guide to making your online accounts more secure and less boring Have you ever used your birthday, your pet's name, or the word "password" as your password? If so, you're not alone. According to a study by NordPass, these are some of the most common and worst...

Is MFA enough? – the need for multiple cyber security layers.

Is MFA enough? – the need for multiple cyber security layers.

At Kinetics, we've always emphasized the importance of multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a critical layer in cybersecurity. Without MFA, it's only a matter of time before you fall victim to a cyber attack. However, as we've also mentioned, no single defense is...

Securing your Mac

Securing your Mac

It does not seem that long ago I would hear Mac users say “I don’t need Anti-Virus”, or "Mac’s are not affected". To a certain extent they were right. Apple's use of tightly controlled application approvals reduced the surface area for attack. Mac users did not enjoy...

How secure is your cloud IT? Is it as safe as you expect?

How secure is your cloud IT? Is it as safe as you expect?

Your cloud computing can be safe and secure, or open and vulnerable - the choice is yours. With the rise of hacker activity and cybercrime, it’s essential to lock down your cloud and protect it from threats. For most businesses, the standard 365 settings aren't...