SIM-jacking: what you need to know

2020-06-30T16:50:57+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

SIM-jacking: what you need to know Sim-jacking has been around for a while now but it reached a new level of public prominence when it claimed Jack Dorsey (the founder and CEO of Twitter) as a victim. The perpetrators took over Dorsey’s own Twitter account and, while the result was probably very embarrassing for [...]

Could your computer make you sick?

2020-06-26T07:52:27+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , |

Could your computer make you sick? According to an old saying, “when America sneezes, the world catches a cold”. What if, however, technology developed to a point where a supercomputer could sneeze and make the world catch a cold? That time may not be so far off. A very brief history of computer viruses [...]

What you need to know about device drivers and IT security

2020-06-22T12:09:47+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

What you need to know about device drivers and IT security The 2017 WannaCry attack provided a case study in the importance of keeping operating systems updated and many companies (large and small) found themselves hastily updating their updates policy in the light of this event. While it is, clearly, necessary to keep operating [...]

When Windows 10 cracks

2020-01-14T09:54:12+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , |

When Windows 10 cracks There are all kinds of ways in which the Windows 10 operating system represents an interesting departure from Microsoft’s past, but perhaps the most obvious is in the upgrade system. While Microsoft’s core base of enterprise users continues to have a significant degree of control over which updates they [...]

How to undertaken an IT audit – and why you should

2020-01-02T16:14:02+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , , |

How to undertaken an IT audit – and why you should These days business of all shapes, sizes and industry sectors have come to depend on their IT systems and for practical purposes, it doesn’t really matter if you’re a solopreneur, an SME or a multinational corporation, the fact still remains that any [...]

How to get rid of a computer virus

2020-01-02T16:14:36+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , , |

How to get rid of a computer virus Picture the scene: you’re slowly sipping your morning coffee, letting the caffeine percolate as you wind yourself up to deal with the day’s work ahead of you. Then, your phone rings. It’s your tech support guy. You take the call and his first words are: [...]

State-controlled hardware and hackers: how safe is the UK’s infrastructure?

2018-05-02T11:17:48+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

State-controlled hardware and hackers: how safe is the UK’s infrastructure? Cyber attacks are nothing new and it’s been many years since they moved out of the realm of science fiction and into the reality of the everyday world. Up until this point, cyber attacks have largely been attributed (officially at least) to cybercriminals, acting [...]

Infrastructure firms face tough fines for slack security

2018-03-23T12:30:29+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Infrastructure firms face tough fines for slack security The idea of crippling a location by attacking its infrastructure is nothing new. In fact, it’s been going on in one way or another for thousands of years, but up until relatively recently, you had to be physically close by to do it. Over recent decades, [...]

Has your fridge been hacked? The security considerations of the Internet of Things

2018-04-09T13:54:06+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Has your fridge been hacked? The security considerations of the Internet of Things How much do you trust your fridge? The question may seem flippant but, as the Internet of Things continues to grow, it will become an entirely serious one. Connectivity brings convenience and sometimes that convenience is priceless, but it also brings [...]