Be alert to calendar spam

2020-06-30T16:35:31+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Be alert to calendar spam These days, it can seem like nowhere is safe from the prospect of computer viruses. Unfortunately, that’s because malicious coders are getting more and more determined to get into your data and are forever innovating new ways to attack. The good news is that forewarned is forearmed. With [...]

How to identify a phishing scam

2020-06-29T13:00:14+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: How To, IT Security|Tags: , , |

How to identify a phishing scam Phishing scams are scams in which fraudsters attempt to trick people into revealing personal information, which the fraudster can then monetise in some way. Most phishing is done by email, through texts and phone calls may also be used. The bad news is that it is so [...]

Security with cloud back-up services

2020-06-24T17:32:29+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Security with cloud back-up services (Do I need to back up my Office365?) Kim Dotcom is a name that may have faded from the news headlines (at least in the UK), but he was the founder of Megaupload, which is was what we would now recognise as a cloud-based site for the storage and [...]

Universities shown to be excellent places to go phishing

2020-06-22T11:48:06+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Universities shown to be excellent places to go phishing The UK is famous for the quality of its universities, which attract undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from around the world. It would appear, however, that when it comes to IT security, some of the staff at these institutions may not be as well-informed as you [...]

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails?

2020-06-26T07:53:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails? End users (in this case employees) and IT departments often see corporate email as being one of their major professional challenges, albeit for very different reasons. To end-users, the volume of email processed each and every day is often a time sink that can gobble away at their productivity, whereas to IT [...]

Direct mail vs email marketing for SMEs

2019-02-13T12:33:59+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Direct mail vs email marketing for SMEs Every time a new invention comes along, someone invariably predicts the demise of the old one. Sometimes they are right, for example, you don't tend to see many VHS recorders these days, but sometimes they are very wrong and either the new invention flops (Minidiscs, anyone?) [...]

What CEOs are doing wrong with their cyber security

2018-12-24T16:22:42+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

What CEOs are doing wrong with their cyber security Way back in IT prehistory (2004), Michael Soden, then chief executive of the Bank of Ireland group, resigned after it was discovered that he had been visiting websites which were forbidden under company policy. While this story is probably all but forgotten by now, Code42’s [...]

Do you know who’s been reading your email?

2018-08-03T14:51:44+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you know who’s been reading your email? Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about the fact that third-party app developers could gain access to your Gmail without you necessarily understanding the fact that you had authorised them to do so. The article was picked up by other news sources and [...]

Protecting your cryptocurrency investments

2018-07-17T14:08:51+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Protecting your cryptocurrency investments Cryptocurrencies are unfortunately not immune from theft, as was recently demonstrated when cyberthieves stole about £28M of cryptocurrency from the South Korean exchange, Coinrail. The price of Bitcoin plummeted in response, and it has left people asking what they can do to secure their cryptocurrency investments. Many cryptocurrencies operate outside [...]

Small business productivity tools

2018-07-17T14:06:55+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Cloud Services, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Small business productivity tools Business owners and their employees are always keen to do more with less and work smarter not harder. The truth is that there’s a limit to how far either of these strategies will take you, as at some point you will need to increase your resources if you want to [...]

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