Security in 2017: Ransomware king | Malwarebytes Labs

Source: Security in 2017: Ransomware king | Malwarebytes Labs 2016 was the year of ransomware, with hackers focusing their attention on exploiting Internet users and businesses around the world for profit. According to the FBI, cyberextortion losses have skyrocketed and ransomware was on track to become a $1 billion a year crime in 2016. Our […]

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Windows 10 for Small Business – auto upgrade or not ?

Many smaller businesses don’t have enterprise versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed, or lack Windows volume license agreements. This means your staff are probably using Pro versions of those operating systems, which, in turn, means they are seeing the new “get your free upgrade to Windows 10″ button. Do you really want your […]

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iOS 8 Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash Any iPhone and iPad Within Wi-Fi Range

iOS 8 Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash Any iPhone and iPad Within Wi-Fi Range.

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The Truth About Your PC’s Factory Settings: One Size Fits None

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Even a brand new, state-of-the-art computer was built for no one in particular. Windows comes installed on your PC in average (“Balanced”) power mode. This means your computer arrived trying to perform a balancing act between users who want to save power and those who want raw speed. The result is your new PC is […]

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Is your Home Network secure ? what about your NAS

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The following article was posed on the BBC website, written by Mark Ward – Technology correspondent, BBC News. I have re-posted it here as it touches on a subject near to my heart.  Data security and backup these days is becoming more and more key.  I have a friend who religiously backed up all his data […]

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USB Flash vs USB Storage

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An interesting situation arose today with a Client who had a Windows 8 tablet and he wanted to make a system image backup to a 64GB USB Mass Storage Device and it wouldn’t work – the error message was “drive not valid”. Before I go on, here is a link that helps guide you through the […]

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Gameover Zeus reminds us of the basics of online security

The UK’s National Crime Agency has advised that it has identified the gang behind prevalent virus, Gameover Zeus, and warned users that they have a two week window to ensure their computers are secure, before it can be expected that the cybercriminals regain control and potentially unleash a large scale cyber-attack. The warning comes after the NCA, […]

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Merry Christmas

Just a quick note to wish all of my relatives, friends  customers and acquaintances a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.   The Technic-Owl will be around over Christmas and New Year to help you with any issues you may have with those lovely Hi-Tech presents that Santa is bringing you; Andriod, iPad, iPod, Laptop, PC Playstation, X-Box […]

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