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)

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)