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How to protect you PC from the Foreshadow Intel flaw

31st August 2018

Along with threats like Meltdown and Spectre, Foreshadow has been in the news recently, described as a worrying threat for PC’s with intel processors. Meltdown and Spectre, which were first publicly disclosed in January, were a widespread problem and some of the aftermath is still being cleaned up. However, the discovery prompted researchers to do further studies into possible weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and in doing so discovered a weakness similar to Spectre in Intel processors. Known as SGX, Intel’s Software…

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Fake News Virus Warnings

31st July 2018

Businesses are encouraging staff to be extra-vigilant after an increase in malicious content distributed through social media. Social media websites are documenting a rise in falsified articles that use notable fake news stories to encourage people to click. Once they land on the website however, they can be susceptible to a whole range of malicious content like malware and viruses. Two recent examples of these hoax-type stories include an article purporting the death of popular Mr. Bean actor Rowan Atkinson…

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How to transform your workforce in one easy step

29th June 2018

Technology is rapidly changing the way that we work. From industry giants to young and hungry start-ups, modern devices, programs, tools, systems and support is enabling businesses to thrive in an ever-changing market place. One of the biggest changes has come in the form of not only how we work but also the way we work. While many businesses have traditionally operated out of office-style set ups, following the usual 9-5, Monday to Friday shift patterns, over the past decade…

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4 reasons for start-ups to outsource IT support

30th May 2018

Outsourcing is common place in the business world. Take a look at some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Siemens, both of whom benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other businesses to help them maintain their high standards of operation. However, outsourcing isn’t and shouldn’t be restricted to only those businesses who have already established themselves. Here are a few reasons why start-ups should also consider outsourcing certain duties such as IT support. CostOne of the…

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Microsoft releases enhanced protections for ransomware aimed at small businesses

30th April 2018

In the face of growing danger from cyber threats such as ransomware and phishing, Microsoft have released an upgraded set of features for their Microsoft 365 business edition in the hopes of safeguarding small businesses. Microsoft has said that Microsoft 365 Business will now include sophisticated scanning of attachments and AI-powered analysis to uncover and destroy malicious messages. The updates also include automatic checking of links in emails and full device protection to prevent devices from accessing ransomware and other…

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British businesses warned to stay vigilant in the face of Ransomware attacks

28th March 2018

A new report from security watchdog SonicWall has confirmed that the threat of Ransomware is greater than ever in the UK and that British businesses in particular should sit up and take note, with over 38 attacks every day on UK based companies and organisations. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware which locks away a victim’s files and then requests payment to have them returned. Ransoms are paid through a digital currency such as Bitcoin, which allows…

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Nearly half of all global login attempts are made by hackers

26th February 2018

The content delivery network Akamai has claimed that 43% of all online login attempts are performed by cyber criminals attempting to compromise accounts of businesses and corporations. A recent report from Akamai has revealed that almost half of all online log in attempts are “malicious”. In its report ‘Q4 2017 State of the Internet/Security report’ the company provided research that claims an overwhelming number of log in requests are “attempts to log in to an account using password guessing software…

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Apple confirms security flaw in almost all its products

5th January 2018

Tech giant Apple has confirmed two major bugs found across almost all of it’s devices including iPhones, Macbook Pro’s, iMac Pro’s, Macbook’s, iMacs and iPad devices. Apple has said the two issues known as “spectre” and “meltdown” are believed to affect “nearly all computing devices and operating systems” with only the Apple watches believed to be immune. Meltdown is said to affect Intel processors, which are commonly found in Macs. It could in theory allow malicious software or hackers to…

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Keyloggers found on HP laptops

11th December 2017

Recently we wrote about the dangers of keyloggers, a dangerous piece of software that can track everything you type in to your keyboard. The seriousness of the threat posted by keyloggers has been highlighted today in a report by security researcher Michael Myng. The report, which can be viewed here, found that hidden keylogger software was pre-installed on the systems of hundreds of HP laptop models. According to the report, as many as 460 models of HP laptops had been…

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Is it time for you to outsource your IT support?

23rd November 2017

Every business will at some point encounter IT problems. Not only do businesses need to maintain systems that work swiftly and accurately, but they also need to make sure that they are safe and secure from cyber threats. To keep things moving, it is important to have someone on hand to help. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you should work with a trusted IT support company. The cost factorWhile in the early stages of your business it…

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