Irish health system still struggling after cyber attack

Following a massive cyberattack targeting Ireland’s health service IT infrastructure across the country nearly two weeks ago, many hospitals are still without computer services. Believed to have been launched by a cybercriminal group known as Wizard Spider, a ransomware tool called Conti was used to attack the Health Service Executive (HSE). It’s the worst cybercrime attack on an Irish state agency to date. 

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Why your site should have robots.txt & sitemap.xml

Have a website? Want it to get found in search engines? If the answer to these questions is “Yes”, then it’s likely you’ve given search engine optimization (SEO) a go at some point, or at least more than a passing thought. While the impulse when getting started with SEO is often diving headfirst into keyword research and link building, there are some lesser talked about aspects of SEO that are just as important. Namely, two crucial files you should have on your site: robots.txt and sitemap.xml.

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What is my IP address?

All Internet users have likely heard the term “IP address” mentioned on their web surfing travels, but do you know what they are and how they work? In this article, we’ll be looking at these mysterious sets of numbers digital devices need to connect to the Internet, and why they are integral to how the Internet functions.

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What is a firewall and why are they needed?

Anyone with a computer or digital device has probably heard the term firewall before, even if they don’t quite understand what it is or what they do. It’s sort of a pity because firewalls play a massive role in cybersecurity across myriad types of devices and networks. Behind every secure website, network, or device is an excellent firewall. They should be celebrated more!

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