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Cryptolocker Update - Users Can Now Retrieve their Encrypted Files for Free

18 August 2014

Back in October of last year, a new strain of ransomware, known as Cryptolocker, emerged as a threat to all home and business computers. Once infected, all of the files on a computer would become encrypted - locking the user out of all files and rendering the PC virtually useless.

Did you know that connecting a device via USB could be a serious security risk?

11 August 2014

"Can I charge my phone on your computer?"

Windows Server 2003 - Why You Need to Move On

21 July 2014

Windows Server 2003 has now been around for 11 years. It is the server equivalent of Windows XP, for which Microsoft ended support earlier this year in April.

Your Firewall May be Reaching its End of Life!

13 June 2014

If you're using a Sonicwall TZ210, you have around a year to upgrade it before it reaches the end of its official support period.

New Open SSL Vulnerability Discovered - Heartbleed Version 2

06 June 2014

In April, the world was scrambling to change all of their online passwords after the Heartbleed vulnerability was discovered.

How to Protect Yourself Against GameOver Zeus - the New Virus that will Empty Your Bank Account

03 June 2014

A new computer virus is threatening computers worldwide, with the aim of stealing bank details and emptying the accounts of its victims.

Important: New Crpytolocker Virus Threat

29 May 2014

In November 2013, we brought you news of a new type of "ransomware", the Crpytolocker virus.

More Online Password Security Breaches - Apple and eBay

28 May 2014

Security is a trending topic at the moment. Stories have been flying around for the last month or so of potential security compromises on some of the world's best known websites, as well as potential security issues relating to Windows XP and Windows 8.

8 Signs to Help you Protect yourself against Phishing Emails

05 May 2014

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a process where cyber criminals, usually over email, 'phish' for your personal details or login details to online services, with the intention of stealing your data or money. Most phishing is done via email, but it is also prevalent via website popups, and on social media sites.

Internet Explorer Patched Up by Microsoft, even for XP, but should you dump the browser anyway?

02 May 2014

Last week, news broke that Internet Explorer, versions 6-11, contained a major security flaw that would allow a hacker to take complete control of a user's computer if the user navigated to a site that the hacker had specially crafted.

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