Twitter advices ALL its users to change their password after a glitch

Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch (Reuters) – Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system! Change your PASSWORD NOW! Full story here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-passwords/twitter-says-glitch-exposed-substantial-number-of-users-passwords-idUSKBN1I42JG

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

The Stresses of working in I.T. – 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 …

Just got this from Kaspersky – Information about recent Microsoft Security Updates

Dear Steve On Wednesday 3rd January, Microsoft issued a number of updates in relation to two recently disclosed vulnerabilities that affect CPUs on personal computers, mobile devices, and the cloud. These vulnerabilities were named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”.  The Windows security updates are only available to devices running updated anti-virus software from …

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash!

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash! Over the past few days Microsoft have released patches for the Intel Meltdown bug, we have already had 5 customers PC’s that have crashed during the update – all PC’s were running Kaspersky – Today …

Discover the many dangers of going online using public Wi-Fi.

7 Ways You’re at Risk Without a VPN You won’t believe just how easy it is to hack the Wi-Fi network you are on and steal incredible amounts of your valuable data. Worse, every time you go online you run the risk of somebody snooping through your personal info. This guide reveals 7 …

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware 1. Backup your computer immediately Investing in an external hard drive and making regular backups will help you in protecting your data, if not in saving you against malware. A data backup can save you from significant stress, time and money in the event when …

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 …

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – What is it? How do I get it?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Some of our favourite updates/additions “The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the second big update since the launch of Windows 10. It’s full of great new features that customers told us they want. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will automatically download and install when it becomes …

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 – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …