Categories: Security, Anti-Virus

28/06/17

Permalink 09:59:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Articles
This type virus du jour has been in the news a lot lately. Hence the following suggestions for preventing you becoming a victim are opportune. Backup. You need this to be automated and with versioning enabled, retain backups for longer than 6… more »

13/05/17

Permalink 07:47:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, General
Today the news is full of thousands of computers, especially NHS owned, that have been infected with a variant of the WannaCrypt ransomware. I am asked how to protect against this type of attack and the answer is simple. Run the latest version of W… more »

06/05/17

Permalink 10:47:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, 1ComputerCare related, Articles
When the time comes to move away from an internet service provider that is hosting a client's email I always suggest consideration of a provate domain. So in the email address Eugene@1Computercare.co.uk the 1Computercare.co.uk is my private doma… more »

13/03/17

Permalink 12:05:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, General
1. You receive a phone call purportedly from a local number (CLI can be faked) 2. The voice on the end introduces themselves and the company they supposedly work for (thieves lie) 3. They then ask: ?Can you hear me?? or "Are you there?? 4. Your answe… more »

22/01/17

Permalink 10:58:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security
Again, someone has already written the answer as I would so rather than reinvent the wheel I'll direct you to http://www.acronis.com/en-us/blog/posts/what-ransomware My only addition would be to say that in some cases an attack can be thwarted as t… more »

17/01/17

Permalink 09:19:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, General
I couldn't express it any better than https://blog.teamviewer.com/how-to-check-if-a-link-is-safe more »

02/12/15

Permalink 10:56:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, General
In a word, yes. You?re probably aware of the commonly used arguments against this: that Apple Store software is curated and thus harder to impregnate, also that there are so few Macs that the bad guys are more likely to target the lower and more plent… more »

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