Stay safe online: Top 10 internet safety tips

On October 13, 2017, in Uncategorized, by swc

Stay safe online: Top 10 internet safety tips In Security Knowledge by Holger on October 4, 2017 | English, Deutsch To the uninitiated, the internet can feel like a scary place – and to some extent, it is. About four new malicious software programs are created per second according to figures collated by IT security […]

 

All About Trojan Horses

On October 13, 2017, in Uncategorized, by swc

Trojan horse removal: Protecting Troy In Security Knowledge by Jareth on September 29, 2017 | English, Deutsch After a ten-year siege against the seemingly impenetrable city of Troy, the Greeks decided to try something a little more crafty than brute force. Concealing themselves within a trophy offering in the shape of a giant wooden horse, […]

 

WannaCry?

On May 18, 2017, in Internet, Microsoft, Virus, by swc

Following the emergence of the Jaff ransomware attack campaign earlier this week, another, even bigger outbreak is making headlines. The culprit? A new ransomware family called WannaCry or WCry. Spotted earlier today, WCry caught the attention of the team due to it being spread via the recently exposed NSA shadow broker exploits. WCry took many […]

 

Spotlight on Ransomware: How ransomware works Part 1

On May 4, 2017, in Internet, Latest News, Virus, by swc

Spotlight on Ransomware: How ransomware works Understanding how ransomware works is no easy task. Outside of cyber security circles, grasping the complexities required to protect and prevent ransomware from harming its victims can seem almost impossible. This only makes the threat all the scarier and effective for the criminals that stand to profit. In Emsisoft’s […]

 

Common Phishing Scams and How to Prevent Them

On April 24, 2017, in Uncategorized, by swc

From our good friends at Emsisoft: I think by now we’ve all been contacted by a Nigerian prince looking for someone to help him move his wealth out of the country in return for a share of his fortune. We all know it’s a scam, but did you know a whopping 30% of you still […]

 

We’re Hiring! Want to work with us?

On March 1, 2017, in Uncategorized, by swc

This position has now been filled, thanks for looking! Please feel free to forward a resume for us to have on the books in case something comes up. Do you have what it takes to be a Senior Technician with the Region’s Number 1 IT service company? If so, let us know! Check out the […]

 

The 12 Scams of Christmas

On December 19, 2016, in Internet, Virus, by swc

The Twelve Scams of Christmas Credit Emsisoft Anti-Malware Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to scam or infect new users. When most of us are busy finishing off our last minute Christmas shopping and planning how to get from one dinner to the next, malware developers and scammers are taking advantage of our […]

 

Microsoft Calling? No They’re Not …

On November 22, 2016, in Uncategorized, by swc

What would you do if you were faced with a pop-up telling you that your computer has a virus and that ‘tech support’ is conveniently letting you know? The solution seems only a quick call away, but, popups on your computer telling you that your computer is infected may not be all that they seem. […]

 

Staff Update

On April 19, 2016, in Uncategorized, by swc

Our in-demand Service Manager, Oscar, is off overseas on well-earned extended holidays next week, for seven weeks! That’s what happens when you don’t take your holidays over the years. We hope he has a great time and we already look forward to him returning! We are also really happy to now have Kevin Cartwright join […]

 

Be careful with downloaded programs …

On February 25, 2016, in Uncategorized, by swc

A handy guide from Malwarebytes about Possible Unwanted Programs. How_To_Avoid_PUPs