Tag: Australia

29
Oct

How to Prevent and Mitigate Cryptolocker Ransomware

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL COMPUTER/INTERNET USERS! A huge threat is spreading throughout the Internet; a ransomware that can encrypt your hard drive plus personal or business files such as images, documents, and spreadsheets stored in your computer. When these files are encrypted you can’t open them. It’s important to know that there are ways to…

28
Oct

Noteworthy Highlights from Apple’s October Event

On October 22nd, Apple held a huge event in San Francisco, covering plenty of announcements regarding OS X Mavericks, two new MacBook Pros, updated apps, the Mac Pro, and new iPads. For those individuals who weren’t able to attend the event, here’s a few of the most important highlights: OS X Mavericks Apple showcased the…

28
Oct

Web-Hacking Attacks Are More Difficult to Stop Than Ever Before.

Computer and web attacks are on the increase, targeting both open and secure web applications and websites. Hackers today are using more sophisticated, innovative techniques to harass users, steal information, and defraud corporations. Plus, according to experts, these attacks are getting harder to stop.  The following are a few of the most common hacking techniques…

24
Oct

Microsoft Updates Its Windows Azure Public Cloud To Include Backup and Recovery Capabilities.

Windows Azure Public Cloud is a flexible cloud platform that allows you to create, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of datacenters managed by Microsoft. Microsoft continually releases updates and enhancements to its cloud. On Tuesday, October 22nd they released a series of updates including new data backup and disaster recovery services, in…

23
Oct

Social Media Mistakes Can Harm Your Business.

For many businesses, the decision to use social media for marketing, results in significant benefits. However, when social media is used improperly, it can actually harm your business. The following are the top 10 ways to avoid social media mistakes: Implement a Social Media Policy It’s important to provide guidelines for your employees regarding how…

23
Oct

BBM Released for Android and iPhone on October 21st

In September, an unreleased version of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Android was posted online, leading to technical conflicts with the official version BlackBerry was preparing to release. Because of this BlackBerry was forced to delay the BBM app release while its programmers resolved the issue. BBM is finally ready for iPhone and Android operating systems…

22
Oct

Consumer IT Choices Are Driving Business Decisions Today

Consumers and businesses alike are passionate about technology. Employees use mobile, social, cloud, and software tools, with positive results in productivity, security, and responsiveness. Surprisingly, consumer IT programs today are viewed as options for businesses today. They may even surpass some of the tools used by businesses. It’s important to recognize that your employees may…

21
Oct

Google Updates Terms of Service

On Friday, October 18th Google announced an update to their terms of service, which goes into affect on November 11th, 2013. The new terms include three basic changes, which involve privacy and security.  The changes cover how you can: Control whether or not your name and image appears in ads. Ensure password confidentiality. Use your…

21
Oct

MICROSOFT Pulls Windows RT 8.1 Update

There’s some big trouble for those looking to update their Windows RT tablet—Microsoft has temporarily pulled the RT 8.1 update from their Windows store.  Those who’ve installed the update have been experiencing blue screens on startup.  RT 8.1 is an operating system for tablets and lightweight, slim personal computers. It runs built-in apps, or apps…

20
Oct

78% of Malware Attacks Result From Unpatched Java and Adobe Acrobat Software

Most of today’s malware attacks involve exploiting unpatched Internet-related software, including browser helpers and add-ons. The two pieces of unpatched software that account for 78% of all security breaches are Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader; unpatched Java accounts for 50 percent these attacks. Windows is no longer on the list of the top 10 most…

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