Backups: Your Best Data Safety Net

What is a backup? In simple terms, it’s a copy of your data that you save to a second location. This second location could be a physical hard drive, memory stick, or in the cloud via a storage service like Google Drive. Why backup? If your information gets lost, deleted, or corrupted – you have […]

Spoof Emails: How To Spot A Spoof

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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 […]

Our 6 Top Malware Prevention Tips: Viruses and Malware

If you’ve read our series on viruses and malware, you may be wondering what steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your business. Well, you’re in luck! Here are our six top tips: If the email looks suspicious, don’t open attachments or click links! If you get an email that seems suspect, […]

Keyloggers: Viruses and Malware

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In our last blog, we looked at spyware and how it could sneakily record everything you did on your computer. Today’s we’re looking at keyloggers, a variation of spyware with a very specific way of tracking. What’s a keylogger? Like spyware, a keylogger is designed to work covertly with malicious intent, but instead of potentially […]

Spyware: Viruses and Malware

We have seen a lot of cases of spyware-infected machines in our workshop, but what is so secretive about spyware? What is Spyware and what can it do? Spyware is programmed to be covert, gathering information and sending it off to its developer without you even knowing it’s there. Like a secret service spy hiding […]

Adware: Viruses and Malware

Adware is a common type of malware that can be particularly annoying. Simply put, adware is unwanted software that displays advertisements on your screen. These ads can occur as pop-ups, on your internet browsers, as toolbars, or in any way that ads can be displayed. Though don’t confuse this with genuine adverts that run on […]

Rootkits and Bootkits: Viruses and Malware

In this post, we will be covering Rootkits and Bootkits. These are two of the trickiest types of malware to detect and remove. But before we start let’s talk about kernels. A kernel is a computer program at the core of a computer’s (or phone’s or tablet’s) operating system and has control over everything. The […]

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 […]

VPNs: Making Virtual Private Networks Work for You

What is a VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. VPNs create a private, secure and anonymous network connection, even if you’re using a public wifi network. This allows for a range of different benefits, such as: Better security and privacy: VPNs encrypt your browsing data, with the encryption used by security experts worldwide to […]

Firewalls at Home: What and Why?

You may have heard about firewalls at some point but, unlike anti-virus, it’s not immediately obvious what it does. But did you know that 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 […]