What Is Smishing?

What Is Smishing

You probably now receive a lot more text messages today from companies that you did a few years ago. This is due to businesses trying to bypass full inboxes. Retailers have joined the trend and are urging customers to sign up for shipping alerts via SMS. The medical industry has also joined the trend with doctors and dentists sending out SMS appointment reminders. Continue reading

What form of MFA Is The Best?

2FA / MFA Issues

With a lot of business processes now largely cloud-based, compromised passwords are the quickest and easiest way for bad guys to exploit computer systems. So how can you protect your online and offline accounts and data? The best way is with multi-factor authentication (MFA). See our blog article on Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Important.  Continue reading

7 Signs That Your Computer Is Infected With Malware

Infected Systems

Malware (short for malicious software) is an umbrella term that encompasses many different types of malicious code including:

  • Viruses
  • Spyware
  • Ransomware
  • Adware
  • Key loggers
  • Trojans
  • And more

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Boost Productivity With Multiple Monitors

Dual Monitor Setup

Using two or more screens on your computer is no longer reserved for specialised jobs or computer geeks. Having additional displays can benefit anyone, even office users can benefit greatly by using the extra screen space. Continue reading

Think Before Sharing Your Documents

Sharing Files

Cloud sharing makes it very easy simple to share files (documents, presentations, spreadsheets etc). In SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive you can simply click on a document and click “share”. A link is created, which you can then copy into an email. That done, you can move on to your next “to do” without thinking about it any longer. Continue reading

6 Ways to Stop Social Phishing Attacks

6 Ways to Stop Social Media Phishing Attacks

Phishing is the number one method of attack for everything from ransomware to credential theft. Email phishing is the main method for delivery but other delivery means are on the rise. Continue reading

4 Google Search Tips To Save You Time!

Google Search Tips

Did you know that there are over 2.4 million searches every minute on Google?

Most people search daily for both personal and work needs, and finding the actual results you need can take some time as you often have to wade through irrelevant results. Continue reading

Phishing Attack Trends to Be Aware of in 2022

Phishing Attack Trends

Phishing remains one of the biggest dangers to every business’s security as it is the main delivery method for all types of cyberattacks. Cisco’s 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report shows that at least one person clicked a phishing link in around 86% of organizations and suggests that phishing accounts for around 90% of data breaches. Continue reading

Understanding the Cost of IT Downtime

Costs of IT downtime

Business downtime can be costly and there is plenty of research that show just how much it can set a business back. Some small businesses can not even bounce back  due to the costs involved with an extended downtime. My latest blog article outlines the many expenses a business can encounter as a result of downtime. Continue reading