Businesses depend on their IT systems running smoothly. A breakdown can mean lost sales, missed production deadlines or no email. Given these high stakes what can happen when you get these 5 aspects of your business IT wrong? 1. Cutting IT corners Should your IT systems fail, it’s usually without warning – and you’re now [...]
If you still don't think you are vulnerable to viruses or unhealthy links, or worse, phishing scams then think again. I was recently sent an official-looking text from Apple...
For all its hiccups, Windows 10 is a pretty decent operating system. In our opinion, it’s leagues ahead of Windows 8 and Vista, though not quite as high up in the power rankings as the...
Have you ever heard of Fernando Corbató? Chances are you probably haven't. Corbató is an 87 year old former MIT professor who is credited with inventing the first ever computer password in the days of shared computers in the 1960's. What's amazing is that little has changed since; passwords continue to be the dominant form [...]
Ransomware is a kind of malware that prevents users from accessing their systems. It forces victims to pay a ransom via an online payment in order to get back access to their system. Ransomware has been around since 2005, early versions flashed up warning messages telling users they had detected malware on their system and [...]
It's almost an open secret that the perception of modern anti-virus software is little more than a paid protection racket. But that perception can be misleading and it is entirely...
There's a pop-up message currently doing the rounds among computer users and, thanks to a safety-concerned support call from one of our customers, we were made aware of it. We'd like to spread the word and let you know about the problem in question: Have you seen this message? While the above message appeared on a Mac [...]
The number of PCs and laptops we encounter having problems with the Windows 10 upgrade, especially when updating from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, continues to grow. While Microsoft has placed a huge amount of emphasis on Windows 10, it has encountered a remarkably long list of post-upgrade problems. The Windows 10 problem has lead [...]
When you get a Trojan Horse Virus you may well ask yourself the questions: What is it? Where did I get it from? How do I get rid of it? In Greek mythology, soldiers hid in a large horse at the gates of Troy, creeping out later that night and killing the Trojans while they slept. [...]
Let's face the facts, hacking happens and it really could be your turn next. The shocking truth is that your email or bank account might be more at risk than you think and unauthorised access can result in the theft of information, contacts, account numbers, and your identity. Which will cost you big, financially. Occasionally [...]