Patch Tuesday July 2018
Patch Tuesday July 2018: all the security patch information you need for your small business. Hot Flash It’s definitely that time of the month for Adobe: over 100 patches for Acrobat and Reader (for both Windows and Mac) and two for our favourite Flash. All these patches are rated category 2 which in Adobe security… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday February 2018
Patch Tuesday February 2018: all the security news you need to keep your small business computers from freezing. Windows Whirlwind It’s been a rough month for Windows updates: no matter how much you tell Windows to pause or snooze the updates, it always seems like the computer insists on rebooting on a whim. And then… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday January 2018
Patch Tuesday January 2018: all the monthly security patch news you need for your small business. Spectre and Meltdown Yes, there is a big security flaw in every CPU manufactured since 2001 and it effects every device you have. Yes there are patches and things you need to know for your business. I have written… (0 comment)

Spooked by the Spectre of CPU Meltdown
Spooked by the Spectre of CPU Meltdown?  What do you need to know for your business? There’s a ton of confusing information out there about the latest big security hole that affects every computer processor since practically the year 2000. Every computing device from your smartphone, your tablet, your computer and Internet of Thingy has… (0 comment)

Epson Small-In-One Printers
Epson Small-In-One Printers: great printer for the small where you don’t print lots of pages but lots of pretty. What is a Small-In-One? Epson’s Small-In-Ones are compact inkjet printers. What makes it compact is the control panel and the output tray flip out when you print. When not printing, the printer is a perfect tight… (0 comment)

Safe Online Christmas Shopping
Safe Online Christmas Shopping: don’t let the hacking Grinch steal your Xmas joy. Do you hate crowded stores and malls? I prefer online shopping. But how do you stay safe? Safe Online Christmas Shopping Here’s tips on how to safe this online shopping season. 1. Check for the padlock in the website address bar. See… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday November 2017
Patch Tuesday November 2017 quickly became Face-palm Friday as a Windows update broke elderly Epson printers. Windows 10 Creators Update There was a great disturbance in the Windows 10 Force, as though millions of windows users screamed aloud at the same time. Microsoft called it Windows 10 Creators Update.  Most of us called it the… (0 comment)

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: don’t be spooked
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: don’t be spooked. Today (October 17, 2017) Microsoft released another one of those mammoth Windows 10 updates. The last one, Spring 2017, terrorized unprepared Windows 10 users for several months. What are these mammoth updates? Instead of rolling out a new operating system or service pack, Microsoft, starting with Windows… (0 comment)

The True Cost of Ransomware
The True Cost of Ransomware: how much does a ransomware attack really cost your business? Fedex and TNT: NotPetya Fedex suffered via its subsidiary TNT in the NotPetya Ukraine attack in June. NotPetya was the attack that simulated ransomware but actually scrambled all the computer files irrecoverably. That attacked was aimed at bringing down Ukraine… (0 comment)