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How to free up hard drive space on your Windows 10 PC

2017-09-17T14:24:36+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows Tips|

We all have a habit of saving a ton of files to our PC's hard drive, many of which we will never view or need again. Most of these files are saved in nested folders, meaning that we don't even know most of them are there until we start running out of space. I know

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Android Ransomware

2017-09-13T09:56:12+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Mobile Devices, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|

I would love to be spending my time writing positive pieces about IT and the world of technology and believe me, there are many positive stories I could write. Unfortunately in the fast paced cyber world we find ourselves operating in, I am increasingly finding it necessary to forewarn our clients and friends on

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Missed Call (Wangiri) Scam

2017-08-21T17:49:13+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Scams, Security|

A mobile phone scam that has being doing the rounds for a number of years now has hit the headlines over the past week with numerous reports in Ireland of phone users being targeted. Internationally it is known as the Wangiri Scam that originated in Japan back in the early 2000's with Wangiri literally meaning

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The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

2017-08-13T19:58:26+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Data Protection, E-Commerce, Ransomware, Scams, Security|

With the ongoing threat from cybercriminals using both high and low tech methods of identity theft, your data is your most prized possession. Like it or not you are no longer a person with a single identity. As we rely more and more on digital means to make our professional and personal lives more

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CEO Fraud Scam

2017-09-01T15:11:18+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Data Protection, Scams, Security|

Over the last few weeks we have seen a significant increase in reports of companies being targeted by a particular type of email scam that has been doing the rounds for a couple of years now.CEO Fraud is a scam in which cybercriminals spoof company email accounts and impersonate executives to try and fool an employee

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GDPR and Your Business

2017-11-02T14:26:30+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Data Protection|

A new regulation relating to data that can be used to identify an individual comes into force in May next year. All customer organisations need to be aware of the rules or risk huge penalties. In this special feature, we look at the essentials of GDPR and help our clients and friends address the challenges.General

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Enforce a Strong Password Policy with Windows Server

2017-07-18T12:20:39+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Security|

No matter how secure you make a user’s password initially, she will eventually choose her own password. Therefore, you should enforce strong password policies that define a secure password for your systems. Account policies are a subset of the policies configurable in Group Policy. Here’s a look at the key settings you will work

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Beware of fake purchasing order scam

2017-07-08T20:35:37+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Scams|

Gardaí are warning businesses of a purchase order scam, following a spate of incidents in Cork recently. In this scam the fraudsters will attempt to order items from suppliers by providing them with a fake purchasing orders purporting to come from a legitimate and trusted buyer. How does it work? You, the supplier will

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Ransomware – The Complete Survival Guide

2017-07-18T12:24:21+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|

In light of the recent global ransomware attacks by the Wannacry virus and the more recent Petrwrap virus, we at IT.ie decided to serialise a number of Blog post to help our clients and friends in business, greatly reduce their chances of a cyber-attack. The piece that follows is a single document constructed from our

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Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned

2017-07-04T19:40:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Websites|

In the final part in this series on cybercrime, I will highlight some other forms of cybercrime that you should be aware of and that have the potential to negatively impact your business operations. I will then finish off by summarising what has been covered throughout the series in a section titled "lessons learned" Other

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