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Fire and Fury PDF Virus Warning

Unless you've been living under a rock over the past week or so, you will have heard about the new explosive book "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolf. This book apparently  paints US President Donald Trump in a light that, lets just say, isn't very flattering, Shocked!! Yeah, me too. This piece, however isn't a critique

2018-01-09T10:10:32+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Humour, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Fire and Fury PDF Virus Warning

Meltdown and Spectre

What is Meltdown and Spectre We’re only at the start of 2018 and already we have two security risks to contend with. Meltdown and Spectre are two security vulnerabilities discovered in modern microprocessor chips that may allow attackers to exploit the chips common features and puts your personal data, including passwords, at risk. People

2018-01-09T10:24:22+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Data Protection, Microsoft, Mobile Devices, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Meltdown and Spectre

Do you know where that USB device came from

STOP!! - Do you know where that USB stick or memory card came from? Was it delivered in the post? Did you simply find it on the ground and thought “What better way to establish who owns it then to plug it into my computer and see it the owner’s details are on it”.

2017-12-14T09:55:15+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Do you know where that USB device came from

Cyber Security – Top Tips

It seems that there is a new cybersecurity threat emerging, every other day with ransomware and other phishing scams being the most prevalent. In that past I have written in detail about ransomware and the steps you should take to minimise your likelihood of attack. I recommend reading my piece “Ransomware – The complete

2017-10-19T14:12:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cyber Security – Top Tips

Ransomware Do’s and Don’ts

It isn't going away folks, in fact the instances of ransomware attacks are growing on a daily basis. I have written a few pieces on this menace over the last few months and have no doubt that I will have to write several more in the coming months. Later this week I will be writing

2017-10-17T12:11:05+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Ransomware, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Ransomware Do’s and Don’ts

Popular Computer Optimisation Software CCleaner Hacked

Computer optimisation software is supposed to keep your computers running smoothly. Unfortunately it turns out that one of the most popular software tools out there, CCleaner from Avast Pitform is not doing "Exactly what it says on the tin". Last week, It was discovered that CCleaner had become infected with Malware and may effect approx

2017-09-23T18:25:16+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Security, Software, Virus|Comments Off on Popular Computer Optimisation Software CCleaner Hacked

Android Ransomware

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

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

Ransomware – The Complete Survival Guide

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

2017-12-20T15:04:47+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Ransomware – The Complete Survival Guide

Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting the Attack

In Part 2 of this series on cybercrime I explained what Phishing is and how a particular form of phishing, known as ransomware has come to prominence and accounts for a reported 97% of all phishing attacks. In this section I will explain the steps we at IT.ie highly recommend that you immediately take

2017-07-04T19:40:45+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting the Attack