Patch Tuesday October 2018
Patch Tuesday October 2018: all the security news you need for your small business computing. Microsoft Updates Microsoft released fixes for 49 security flaws across all it’s products including 12 flaws listed a critical. Microsoft patched all version of Office, yes that includes Mac versions. There were also updates for Edge, Windows 10, 8 and… (0 comment)

Click Here To Kill Everybody Book Review
Click Here To Kill Everybody Book Review: even the author Bruce Schneier admits the title is clickbait. Is all our technology so interconnected that someone could click here to kill everybody? Schneier opens his book with three scenarios of how technology could kill. Hackers could remotely disable car brakes, take over steering and even turn… (0 comment)

Hacked or Scraped?
Regularly I find someone saying “I’ve been hacked” and when I get more details it turns out they’ve been scraped. What’s the difference? Hacked or Scraped? Today on Facebook a friend posted “I’ve been hacked. Don’t accept friend requests from me”. In this case, a hacker has scraped her photo and personal details to create… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday August 2018
Patch Tuesday August 2018: all the monthly patch news you need for your business. Patch Tuesday is second Tuesday of the month when software vendors like Microsoft and Adobe release their monthly patches. Another Hot Flash Adobe released patches for Flash this month. What a surprise. If you’re using Chrome, Flash gets updated (and sandboxed)… (0 comment)

How CryptoCurrency Mining Can Burn Your Business
How CryptoCurrency Mining Can Burn Your Business: what is it and how does it affect you? CryptoCurrency First Most people have heard of Bitcoin, the best known cryptocurrency, as its price soared spectacularly in December 2017 and then plunged in January. But how do you generate these digital coins? Basically your computer mines digital currency… (0 comment)

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)

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)