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Security Flaws Detected in Password Management Systems

Password management software like LastPass, RoboForm, My1Login, PasswordBox and NeedMyPassword have all been found to contain critical vulnerabilities that could result in millions of people having their credentials stolen. What is Password Management? Passwords can be complicated these days when you have them for so many different sites. That’s why Password Managers were created to…

Are you receiving more and more SPAM email?

Spammers using new methods to slip past filters Over the past week, there has been an increase in the amount of spam reaching inboxes as spammers have changed their methods in an effort to sneak past the filters on major email clients such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo. The bulk of spam emails are usually…

Fake versions of Flappy Bird containing malware on app stores

The game Flappy Bird was one of the most popular apps during its run but you’ve no doubt heard by now that the creator of the game took it down, citing personal reasons. However, since the removal of this game, due to its immense popularity, many other developers have attempted to make something similar, hoping…

Free Wi-Fi hotspots being targeted by cyber criminals

The European law enforcement agency has recently come out to warn the public that there are risks when using free Wi-Fi, especially when sending personal or sensitive information. Free Wi-Fi is usually found in places like coffee shops, hotels and shopping centers and you can connect to them using your smartphone, device or even laptop.…

Scammers Targeting Smartphones and Tablets

As technology is getting smarter, it seems that viruses are too.  In a new scam, con artists claiming to be technical specialists are calling people to tell them their security has been compromised and offering to fix the problem for a fee. They will then ask for your credit card information and charge you a…

Malware virus on Yahoo ad infects millions

Popular search engine Yahoo has distributed malware to almost 2 million European users. An unknown group hijacked Yahoo’s advertising network by making some of the ads malicious. If clicked, the advertisements redirect users to websites that will install bitcoin mining software, as well as a host of other viruses, on their computer. This began on…

CryptoLocker Virus – Your data held to ransom

Online criminals have created a new virus called CryptoLocker, which is a form of ransomware, that forces victims to pay up good money if they want to keep their own files. What is Ransomware? If you’ve never heard of ransomware before, it is when a virus demands you pay money to have it removed from…

Windows XP Retires in April 2014 – Whats your plan?

What’s Your Upgrade Plan? As with most things, with age comes retirement. This is no different to computer software and Microsoft has long ago announced that Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 versions will be retiring on 8th April 2014. So what does this mean for businesses and the everyday user? Windows XP would…

To WiFi or not to WiFi?

WiFi has undoubtedly made life easier in being able to connect devices to our networks, but how good is it really? Many home and Small businesses have a basic WiFi setup as it allows simple connections of their computers and other devices. For simple needs such as surfing the internet and accessing emails, this is…

Don’t Be Scammed!

Has your computer ‘frozen’ on you recently? Do you have a pop-up alert on your screen from the AFP (Australian Federal Police)  claiming that your computer has been ‘locked’ because you have visited  and illegal website or breached various laws? Have you been offered a ‘ransom’ to have your computer unlocked? If you have experienced…

How Much is Your Data Worth?

One of the questions we always ask new clients is “Do you backup your data?”. 3 out of 5 would simply answer “No” or “No, but I know I should”. Of those that do answer “Yes”, we then ask how often do they run a backup and do they ever check the backup for consistency. These…

Case Study: IT Solution For A Non-Profit Organisation

Not for Profit A not-for-profit organisation had over the past couple of years upgraded their systems to include a Windows Small Business Server and several workstations. This work had been performed by another I.T. firm. This organisation uses QuickBooks for their accounting software and some proprietary software to track member’s status, enquiries and payments. They…