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Following our CryptoLocker
Virus Alert last month, we’d like to remind you how vital it is to Back-Up your data regularly. If you
read our item, you’ll recall there are only 2 ways to deal with Crypto Locker: pay the ransom (not advised) or restore your
data from an earlier Back-Up.
Since our article
another NSS customer was duped into opening an email containing this virus. Fortunately,
their data was restored from Back-Up after the virus was cleaned off their
system. So it is essential to have an external backup drive handy and an easy
way of making backup copies. That way the routine becomes a regular habit.
This Blog covers the
main features to consider when buying
an external hard drive for data backup:
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
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.
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.
CryptoLocker Virus is a malicious cyber-security threat which causes
untold damage to users data by encrypting it and demanding a ransom.
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
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.
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!
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…