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Licencing: Using Software Legally

What is a software licence? A software licence is proof that you have paid for the right to access the software, for a particular use. It validates your software install as a legally bought version of the software and typically, if you don’t activate your software within 30 days of installation it will stop working […]

Spoof Emails: How To Spot A Spoof

An email inbox

What is a spoof email? A spoof email is when a person sends an email pretending to be someone else, in order to trick the recipient into handing over sensitive information or money. Sensitive information could be your bank card numbers, address, postcode, phone numbers, answers to security questions or even login information for online […]

The Cloud: What is it and how is it used?

Whilst cloud computing may sound mysterious and confusing, it’s actually a really simple concept. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at what the cloud is and how it can be used at home and in your business. What is the cloud? Simply put the cloud is when you access information that is not stored […]

Bluescreens: What are they and what causes them?

If you have ever spent any time using a computer, you may be familiar with the term ‘Blue Screen of Death’ (BSOD) and you might have even seen a few of them. ‘Blue Screen of Death’ is a light-hearted term for a ‘stop code’, which gives information detailing why a computer crashed. The Blue Screen […]

Managed EDR: The Best Protection

Cybersecurity used to mean download some antivirus software and that was that – easy. But every year we see new threats that use previously unseen techniques to access your data. Your classic antivirus can’t keep up with that. That’s where EDR (or endpoint detection and response) comes in. EDR is the cutting edge of anti-virus […]

Firewalls and Your Business: What and Why?

You may have heard about firewalls at some point but, unlike anti-virus, the name doesn’t really explain what it does. Firewalls are a really important element of your home and business IT security. Today we’re going to look at what firewalls are, how they work and why they are such an important element of your […]