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Ebay spoof

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I didn’t realise just how easily you could be subject to an ebay spoof, until the other day when I decided to search the net for an item I had been on the lookout for, for some time. As it was an item I had never had to purchase before, I went to ebay as […]

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NHS Cyber Attack – Ensure you’re not next!

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Whilst the information about the attack is still limited and in its early stages, we do believe two things; 1) The most likely method for the Malware to have gotten onto the machines, was by a zipped attachment on an email or similar – which was unwittingly opened by a member of staff. 2) The […]

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Keep the kids off the Wi-Fi on school nights

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The Issue I’m sure it’s a problem many parents face in the modern ‘Always connected age!’, ensuring that when the children go to bed, they stop using their smart phones/tablets and computers. One sure fire way to prevent them from using their tech, is to disable the internet between specific times. Wait – I hear […]

Security

Online security: don’t let the Poodle bite!

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You may have heard about Poodle, the latest internet security vulnerability to hit the headlines. Trust us when we say that, despite its cute and cuddly name, this is a security vulnerability with bite! Discovered by researchers at Google, the Poodle vulnerability allows a hacker to intercept the information being transmitted between your PC and […]

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TSPlus and Other Thin-Client programs broken by KB2984972

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After Microsoft’s updates released this Tuesday the 15th of October, lots of users of Thin-client, Citrix equivalent programs ( Winconnect, TSPlus etc…) found that they were restricted to single user access. Removing the Security update KB2984972 and restarting the affected machine is a quick and easy resolution to such issues.

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Staying safe from hackers

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Staying safe from hackers At the end of August 2014, several celebrities had their private cloud storage accounts hacked, and hundreds of private photographs, often of an explicit nature were shared around the world. Whilst it was first reported that the cloud storage system itself was hacked, it later emerged that the fault was with […]