Merging 2 offices together, the stresses of working in I.T.

Well, today was not the day we planned. What happens when you are merging 2 companies together and the new company  coming to your customer of 15 years, have had an arse looking after their IT? No antivirus despite paying for a site license on the server No backup despite paying a monthly fee A dedicated server with only 1 hard drive so no RAID ARRAY! 4 out 5 PCs running Office 2010 despite paying... Read More »

WordPress – Disable ADMIN accounts!

WordPress – Disable ADMIN accounts!

We have set up a site for a new client, the site has been live for about 1 month In that time these are some of the failed hacks that have hit the system – once you see this list you will see how important it is that: 1. You have the Admin account disabled 2. You use a password that cannot be guessed – this is best if it’s not proper words and includes numbers and other character... Read More »

GDPR – Are you ready?

The six fundamentals of GDPR success.   If you need help with security, virus protection, backups etc please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!   GDPR is centred on protecting consumer rights and ensuring their data is properly protected by the organisation to whom it has been entrusted. The legislation is built upon six fundamentals that any small business must become familiar with:   Data ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Public Posting on Facebook – The risks and issues

Facebook now has almost 2 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 th... 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 »

NSA has backdoor access to Internet companies databases

Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and other large tech companies let the National Security Agency search through confidential customer data, according to the Washington Post. A top-secret surveillance program gives the National Security Agency surreptitious access to customer information held by Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, Google, Facebook, and other Internet companies, according to a pair of new rep... Read More »