Another scammed customer today, now with Ransomware!

  Today I visited a new customer, I had been recommended by another customer. (Thanks to everyone who recommends my business by the way ). On arrival he tells me he got a call from Windows (yes Windows, not even Microsoft this time), he goes on to say that he trusts the Windows company and so when they told him his PC was not working properly he let them fix it for a fee of £100 paid by card ... Read More »

Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 now available

We are proud to announce the release of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017   It has a few great new features such as it helps you update Apps on your PC like Acrobat, Air, Flash etc, it will tell you there are updates and do all the install for you – it also deselects those annoying ticks on installers that try to trick you into installing other programs – I use Unchecky but now I have 2... Read More »

New scam from people pretending to be from B.T. etc

Today 30th August 2016, I was called out by a regular customer, they had taken a call over the bank holiday weekend from a guy saying he was from B.T. (British Telecom) and needed to fix issues on their computer as it was running slow. Unfortunately, my customer agreed and they got access to her PC using 2 programs, one is TeamViewer and the other is called Show My PC (both allow 3rd parties full ... Read More »

Kaspersky launches its own OS on Russian routers

Kaspersky Labs has finished building its eponymously-named operating system after four years of quiet development. Little information about the OS has made it onto the English-speaking side of the internet. Kaspersky Labs Russia told Vulture South to wait a few weeks for the English press release for information. What we do know is that in 2012 ebullient Kaspersky Lab chief executive officer Eugen... Read More »

WordPress 4.6 is now available!

WordPress 4.6 is now available!

If you use WordPress then this update is very important, apart from new features it contains some very much needed Security updates. Shiny Updates v2Shiny Updates replaces progress updates with a simpler and more straight forward experience when installing, updating, and deleting plugins and themes. Those actions are now all performed via AJAX.One big user facing change is about search. There is n... Read More »

Facebook posts that say type “Amen” etc

Facebook posts that say type “Amen” etc

THINK BEFORE YOU SHARE or REPLY – just use your head! Beware of deceitful Facebook users who are posting (FAKE) pictures of sick, starving, dead and injured children, adults or animals on Facebook, to trick other Facebook users into commenting on them by typing “Amen,” in order to make them popular. This type of activity is another Like-Farming scam. The heartless and deceitful p... Read More »

Got a new Laptop? Let us set it up for you.

Got a new Laptop? Let us set it up for you.

If you have bought a new laptop in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals the chances are that it is full of Bloatware (Programs that you will never use, or Trial versions that you have to buy to get the full features) Anti Virus and MS Office will both be TRIAL ONLY VERSIONS, the drive partitions will be all messed up (especially on bigger Hard Drives) and the system will not be optimised to run ... Read More »

Kaspersky Internet Security 2016

Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 RELEASED! A MUST HAVE if you are installing Windows 10 Personally I would install 2016 (however if you install 2015 make sure it has patch C) Please uninstall Kaspersky completely and REBOOT before you upgrade to Windows 10 and install 2016 fresh when Windows 10 is running smoothly with all upgrades etc. Most should by now be able to download 2016 from the official... Read More »

Email Upgrade – SCAM EMAIL

There is a new email doing the rounds asking you to UPGRADE your Email Accounts because your mailbox is nearly full. If you click the link you are presented with a mail-form, DO NOT fill this in as it will capture your email address and password and forward it to the hackers who wrote the scripts and email.   If your mailbox is ever full, it will NEVER be reported, it just stops receiving ema... Read More »

DO WE RELY TOO MUCH ON THE TECH IN OUR POCKET AND HOMES?

DO WE RELY TOO MUCH ON THE TECH IN OUR POCKET AND HOMES? New exploit turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging devices As many as 600 million phones vulnerable to remote code execution attack As many as 600 million Samsung phones may be vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to surreptitiously monitor the camera and microphone, read incoming and outgoing text messages, and install maliciou... Read More »

How secure is YOUR Password?

A great help from Kaspersky again! You THINK your password is safe? Type one of yours in this website and see just HOW secure it is Please type your results, on here and let us know how long YOUR current Facebook password will take to hack (Obviously DO NOT post your password too ) When you update your password avoid REAL words, or break them with an _ (underscore) and add an ! (exclamation mark) ... Read More »

Microsoft calling you at home or the Office? This is a SCAM!!!

This scam seems to have been revitalised again, now this has been happening for almost 3 years that I am aware of and its still happening! I received a call from Microsoft this morning, the phone number was 0200 333 1312. The Indian guy told me that my computer had a virus, so I asked how he knew, he replied that he worked for Microsoft and they know these things – so I asked what Software I... Read More »

Paypal Scams on the increase

If you get a message from Paypal, please do NOT click it unless you are 100% sure its genuine – the URL on any hyperlinks will be https://paypal.com You can forward any suspicious emails to SPOOF@PAYPAL.COM – they usually reply within 24 hours saying if its a scam or not 🙂 This is the latest email I have received. I clicked the image to find the source and was hosted on a free site, NO... Read More »

Another SCAM Email, please beware & Share

When you receive ANY email, its always wise to check it BEFORE clicking any Hyperlinks If you hover the mouse over the link you can see the REAL site the link will take you. If this was from Microsoft the link would be to Microsoft, same goes for Paypal etc. Most of it is common sense, if you are unsure of the source in any way, DO NOT CLICK the links! Companies like Microsoft, Ebay, Paypal and yo... Read More »

25 Most used Passwords – Is yours in this list?

These are the TOP 25 most used passwords. I often see “password” and “1234” I think the funniest is “trustno1” ha, with a simple password like that, it will be easy to hack :p   Your logon password to your Laptop or PC is useless if any tech savvy person gets on it and needs to bypass it, so don’t worry about that one, it can be a simple one letter pa... Read More »

File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES ‘TENS of MILLIONS’ in UK

File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES ‘TENS of MILLIONS’ in UK BACKUP BACKUP BECKUP OR END UP PAYING OUT £560 TO GET YOUR FILES BACK!! This is quite possibly the cleverest and most lethal virus/malware to ht the UK and its going viral because people are clicking it! Here is the low-down on what it does: Lurking within the attachments is a Trojan called Cryptolocker that, when exe... Read More »

Public Posting on Facebook – The risks and issues

Facebook now has over 1 BILLION users, that means that if you post something using the PUBLIC setting, all them people and MORE can see it. It can be indexed by Google etc and your post can be shown on EVERY search engine globally! This is extremely silly if lets say you are a home owner and you post “Going to Spain for 2 weeks, cya later” not only do your friends get jealous, but the ... Read More »

Google + and YOUR Information

Very soon Google will be changing Terms of Service to allow them to publicly tell people what you buy, what you post and where you visit on the web. If you do not opt out, you may see you personal information begin shared on Google searches to all your Facebook and G+ friends If you wish to stop this go here and un-tick the box then hit SAVE. https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en-GB ... Read More »

New Fake Virus from “FBI” – I’m getting $10 million from Africa?

I received this email today and haven’t seen it before but of course we know it’s a fake 🙂 Your attention is needed immediately We have been informed through our global intelligence monitoring network that the sum of $10.500, 000.00, has been released from a bank in Africa bearing your name as the beneficiary without dist certificate to clear your name and fund from every terrorist or ... Read More »

How to Fight Root Kits (The Kaspersky Way)

Security professionals and enthusiasts are aware of rootkits, but general audiences typically don’t know about this kind of malware, which is specifically designed to hide itself and its activity in an infected system. This threat is well worth public awareness as there’s a high chance of you possibly meeting this malware in the future. Cybercriminals are constantly developing new methods to steal... Read More »