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Protect yourself from Crypto viruses now!

Protect yourself from Crypto viruses now!

We’ve recently had our first client machine (a home system, not under business support) which has been hit by a Crypto virus that we’ve been unable to recover anything from. As such the user lost all of his personal documents,…

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An end user guide to e-mail security

An end user guide to e-mail security

Photo courtesy of AMRosario(CC Attribution) E-mail scams are getting more sophisticated, and our clients are increasingly worried about the security of their network, especially around e-mail security. The problem is, you can put as many sophisticated scanners, anti-virus programs and…

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Hello, this is Microsoft Support calling…

Hello, this is Microsoft Support calling…

“Actually, no it’s not – you’re a scam IT support company based overseas who are trying to con me into an overpriced support contract.” Although this particular scam has been running for a couple of years now, it’s still very…

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Are you walking a password tightrope?

Are you walking a password tightrope?

It’s a scary thought, but researchers have found that 10,000 of the most common passwords can crack more than 98 per cent of six million user accounts. If you or your family use any of the following top five passwords…

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Averting a CryptoLocker crisis

Averting a CryptoLocker crisis

Last Friday we had a call from one of our larger clients who were having issues opening up some documents on their computer. “All my files seem to have changed to .encrypted extensions” exclaimed the staff member, and our technician…

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Can we trust The Cloud? 4 key things you should know

Can we trust The Cloud? 4 key things you should know

Cloud storage has become big news, with serious questions about personal privacy and who can access what. Entrusting holiday snaps, music and innocuous files to The Cloud is one thing, but storing sensitive business data takes it to a new…

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