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14/11/13

During early October 2013 Adobe’s
system was penetrated by cyber hackers
who stole the online information for
millions of the programs users. Preliminary estimates suggested that 2.9 million records had been
compromised. On the 30th October Adobe revised this figure to 38 million; the total was eventually
reported as 150 million accounts
stolen.

Password security is your first line of defence against cyber-hackers. To make sure your password is strong and effective read our tips on creating secure memorable passwords.


08/11/13

Microsoft has announced that from 8th April
2014, support for Windows XP will stop
. Most importantly, this means the end of
the Automatic Updates which help to protect your PC.

If you continue to use
Windows XP after 8th April 2014 it is very likely that your PC will become more
vulnerable to viruses and security risks. You may also experience problems with
other software you are running no longer being compatible with your ‘old’
Windows XP operating system.


08/11/13

CryptoLocker Virus is a malicious cyber-security threat which causes
untold damage to users data by encrypting it and demanding a ransom.
The virus,
which has been around since September 2013, can only be
fixed by paying the ransom
(and that isn’t recommended or guaranteed) or
restoring from BACKUP.  Please read our BLOG on how to avoid becoming
a victim.


07/11/13

We want your business to trade safely on
the internet so we are posting this warning about the CryptoLocker Ransom Virus. This is an especially malicious cyber-security threat which has already
caused untold damage to one of our customers’ data by encrypting it and
demanding a ransom.

The virus, which has been around since September 2013, can only be fixed by paying the ransom
(and that isn’t recommended or guaranteed) or restoring from BACKUP. In this instance,
the virus has destroyed the data which cannot be recovered.


16/09/13

Windows 8 was released to the public in October 2012 and as the
operating system approaches its one year anniversary there are still
many people reluctant to opt for Windows 8 This blog post aims to focus
on the main reasons for this unwillingness to upgrade, or as many
people may view it, downgrade!


11/10/12

A recent article in The Independent on 10th October by Jerome Taylor entitled Be Warned – Your Computer May be Stealing Your Money sounds
the alarm from cyber-security experts that cyber-criminals have
attained new levels of sophistication in the methods they now use to
empty your bank account without you even knowing…



19/07/12

A
Coffee Nation hot desk with Cappuccino on tap with free Wi-Fi is very
appealing if you are a business person on the road. However, free WiFi
may have a sting in its tail if you are not the only person looking at
your business data.


10/07/12

Businesses could struggle with bandwidth if they allow employees to
watch the games at work*.  It has led the Internet Service Providers’
Association to warn of a “massive hit on the infrastructure”. ISPA
member James Blessing said that businesses allowing employees to watch
streamed content could encounter problems. Companies are being
encouraged to arrange for staff to work more flexibly during Games time
and this may require them to work from different locations, such as from
other offices or home, or at different times than usual.


05/07/12

Whether you realise it or not, if you are a small business you more than
likely you need small business CRM. If you want to build your business
by improving your customer experience and seizing lost sales
opportunities, then small business CRM can help. If your company is
using more than 1 software programme to record your customer details,
sales, and employee information – then you can easily benefit from a CRM
system.