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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

BadRabbit Ransomware

Writing about ransomware is starting to feel like a full-time job and unfortunately only days after my latest ransomware piece, I find it necessary to warn you, once again about the latest threat. BadRabbit ransomware attacks started on October 24th and are currently ongoing. At the time of writing, attacks have so far taken place

2017-10-26T11:25:40+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on BadRabbit Ransomware

Great Free Password Manager

Most web browsers offer password managers and form fillers as standard, so is there any need for a 3rd party app or plugin? I think there is. It might not be the most attractive password manager out there but I've been using LastPass now for about six months and I can honestly say, I

2017-10-23T18:30:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Software|Comments Off on Great Free Password Manager

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

Keep your Passwords Secure

We all have a multitude of passwords for a multitude to logins to a multitude of website. What most don't do however, is make each and every password unique, strong and random (series of letters and numbers that don't relate to anything). While it's very easy for me to tell you that every login password

2017-11-02T10:47:50+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Humour, Security, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep your Passwords Secure

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