It has come to our attention via CSIRT-IE that there is current wave on Ransomware attacks taking place and urge everyone to be vigilant when in receipt of unsolicited emails. If you are unsure or suspicious as to the content of an email make sure you contact your IT department or IT Support Company.
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
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
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”.
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
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
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
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
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