Tech Blog

13
Oct
2013

Crypto Locker ransomware

Recently one of our clients  became infected with a new threat called Crypto Locker Ransomware. In this case the client received an email with an attached zipped file. The body of the email indicated there was an urgent report to be opened and read as soon as possible. As our client is ...

11
Sep
2013

Windows 8.1 (codenamed “Windows Blue”) is due out on October 18 so it is time to look at whether Microsoft’s new Operating System is right for you. Here are some reasons to upgrade to 8.1: The start button is back! One of the main reasons why Windows 7 and XP users were scared of Windows 8 is because it looks quite different. ...

08
Aug
2013

6 tips to protect your business from disaster!

Disaster recovery is not something we like to think about often. Whilst it’s always good to hope for the best you also need to plan for the worst. It’s worth taking a few minutes to think about your business might get back on its feet when disaster strikes. Here are 6 tips to get you thinking: USB back-ups are not enough Your USB drive ...

11
Feb
2013

Yahoo Xtra email attacked

Source NZ Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10864681 The YahooXtra email service is the victim of two separate, but potentially related “malicious” attacks, Telecom has said. The security breach, which began on Saturday morning, saw emails sent to everyone on users’ contact list, asking them to click on a link directing them to an online advertisement. Telecom responded in a statement issued this afternoon, saying the attacks ...

16
Oct
2012

Windows XP End of Life

Just a friendly reminder to all our clients, that if your pc is still running the Windows XP service pack 3 operating system, that Microsoft’s end of extended support is set for April 8th, 2014. Support for Windows XP service pack 1 and service pack 2 has already ended. End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, ...