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January 14, 2019

Is Your AntiVirus Letting You Down

Having an Antivirus active is easy but is your Antivirus letting you down?

An Antivirus is a must for any computer, regardless if your machine is a PC or a Mac. it is the first piece of software we install when working with new customers, you never know when you may be attacked so it is essential to have the necessary protection. Even the most careful user can find themselves infected and then the infection can spread like a wild fire.

The idea that Macs don’t get viruses also needs to be squashed, as the Mac becomes more popular it is becoming a target for Malware and other malicious software. Consider E-mails that could be infected with Malware that may not damage a [...]

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January 10, 2019

Don’t Let Your Passwords Be Held To Ransom

A story I saw online recently was a shock but not unexpected, a former employee was holding a ransom on company data. Don’t let your passwords be held to ransom.

On reading a recent article it showed a recent fired IT worker attempted to hold a Google account to a $200,000 ransom. The worker had being fired and decided to change the Google password to an account controlled by a college locking them out and all the students being able to access the data. Don’t let your passwords be held to ransom.

Google originally refused to hand over the password as it was in the name of the former employee and not the company. Google finally handed over the password after a news [...]

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January 9, 2019

Tech Support Scams And Payment Cards

Tech Support Scammers & now request payment in vouchers?

People fall for Tech support scammers all too often, they usually pray on the elderly or vulnerable that will be naive compared to many other people. The calls play out in a similar manner, you will receive a call from someone saying they are from a reputable company such as Microsoft and state you have a virus. They will convince you to allow them to remote onto your machine so they can show you all the viruses on your machine, unfortunately this is a scam.

They will login remotely and run Event Viewer to show you:

This screen shows a lot of errors but these occur naturally in your machine and they [...]

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January 9, 2019

Is Free Wi-Fi Good or bad?

Public places often provide free Wi-Fi and with data restrictions on carriers it is all too easy to use but is free wi-fi good or bad?

You may know of an old saying, stating that there is no such thing as free. Although free Wi-Fi doesn’t charge our clients often ask is free wi-fi good or bad? We want to give you the information so you feel more educated and to keep you safe.

We see instances of e-mails being hacked, ransomware corrupting drives requesting payment and often when we drill down to what the customer was connecting to it is often a result of connecting to free wifi. Once you connect to a free Wi-Fi service you open yourself up to the possibility of hackers [...]

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