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)

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)

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)

Patch Tuesday September 2017
Patch Tuesday September 2017: lots of patching this month for your small business and the big stars today are Office and .net framework brought to you by Microsoft. Oh my Office! This Patch Tuesday Microsoft issued security patches for Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2011 and individual patches for Excel 2016 and Excel 2011… (0 comment)

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)