WannaCry Ransomware
WannaCry Ransomware (aka WannaCrypt aka WCry): what do you need to know? WannaCry Ransomware Essentials Most important points about this ransomware outbreak: It was patched for Windows 10 and 7 in March Most computers infected in Europe were running Windows XP Microsoft released a patch for Windows XP and 8 May 13th Antivirus vendors updated… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday May 2017
Patch Tuesday May 2017: all the monthly security news you need for your business. Why should you patch all your devices monthly? Patching is your first line of defence against ransomware, viruses and other web nasties. Microsoft Updates Microsoft released patches on May 9th that squashed over 50 security vulnerabilities in all their products (including… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday April 2017
Patch Tuesday April 2017: lots of security showers for your business this month. Please take time this Easter to update all your devices. Apple Bytes Apple released a very important update for the iPhone in the last few weeks. This update prevents your phone from being hijacked by drive-by infected routers. Be sure to patch… (0 comment)

Router updates
Router updates: when was the last time you updated the most important part of your network? What is the router? The router is a box that connects your office devices to the Internet. It’s connected to the modem provided by your Internet Service Provider (aka ISP). The router provides the wifi service as well as… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday January 2017
Patch Tuesday January 2017: all the patch news you need for your business this month. Patch Tuesday January 2017 First some general news. CVE Details, a group that tracks most of the tech world vulnerabilities, released their 2016 list of top vulnerabilities. Android had the most security holes last year but by vendor, Adobe tops… (0 comment)

Did email bring down Hillary Clinton?
Did email bring down Hillary Clinton? Technology played a big part in the recent U.S. election but did bad tech advice change the result? That email server I don’t believe Hillary Clinton and her team were really trying to hide email with their setup. She wanted to use her Blackberry for emails.  I get that… (0 comment)

Driver hell
Driver hell: no I’m not talking about the commute, I’m talking about computer drivers. What happens when you search for computer drivers. What are computer drivers? Drivers are software that tell your computer how to work with a device attached or installed on your computer. Classic example is a printer driver or a graphics card… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday November 2016
Patch Tuesday November 2016: lots of security goodness for all your business devices! Apple bytes Apple released updates for most of their devices at the end of October as part of their new product rollout. Even the Apple Watch and Apple TV got updates. Most important were the security updates for OS X Sierra, El… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday October 2016
Patch Tuesday October 2016: all the patch news you need this month for your business. Windows 10 Woes Among the 10 patches/bulletins released one week, one of them is a show stopper for Windows 10. As folks have been updating I am getting calls of dead or looping Windows 10 computers. It’s usually happening to… (0 comment)

Facebook jail
Facebook Jail: how does a small business owner get blocked from Facebook for 6 weeks? Missing In Action I’d missing a Facebook friend for some weeks. I like his snarky humour. But I hadn’t seen any posts from him in weeks. Was he blocked on Facebook again I wondered. How does a small business owner… (0 comment)