Meltdown and Spectre

Paul GrosvenorSecurityLeave a Comment

What exactly are Meltdown and Spectre? Many of the current generation of chips in our computers use what is called a cache to speed up processing. The vulnerability that has been announced in recent days is that under certain circumstances the content of this area can be read and over time passwords or encryption keys identified bit by bit by … Read More

How Ransomware Can Effect Your Business and What We Can Do to Help

Steve McGuiganSecurityLeave a Comment

Click and Deliver Daylight robbery without the overheads of a horse or mask Ransomware is an ever-growing threat to businesses. In the last few months three of our clients have fallen victim. We’ve seen one strain of Cerber 4.0 and two Aleta infections. Both variants do not have a decryption tool available at the time of writing. In this blog … Read More

Which Password Manager Should You Choose?

Callum FloumeSecurityLeave a Comment

Do you find yourself having to click the “Forgot Password” link often? The brain can only remember so much and each individual has different retention levels at which they can memorise and store information. If you use computers frequently it is likely you have a few passwords to remember. Assuming you use a different password for each service you use … Read More

Warning: Locky virus encrypts local files

Jay HineSecurityLeave a Comment

Locky Virus, a new ransomeware threat Please be aware that there is a new variant of ransomware doing the rounds. This is called Locky and, as with other ransomware, it encrypts all the files not only on the PC but also on any mapped drives on servers. Once the files are encrypted the only way to get them back is … Read More

Can Windows Defender be Trusted to Look After Your PC Security?

Mike MingardSecurityLeave a Comment

Microsoft seem to be (finally) getting serious about providing antivirus and anti-spyware protection after a number of false starts. But is the new version of Windows Defender another of these or is it finally the software that will allow you to dump those costly subscriptions to premium third-party programs? What is Windows Defender? Windows Defender, in name, has been around … Read More

Cryptolocker – Infection removal updated

Jay HineSecurity

The nasty Ransom-ware virus know as CryptoWall / CryptoLocker has just updated to version 4.0. You can protect your PC from this destructive virus by following the steps below. We have advised all our clients to do this and have posted the guide below to help others. Step 1. The first thing is to see if you already have CryptoProtect … Read More

Cryptolocker – Infection removal

Jay HineSecurity

What is CryptoLocker? CryptoLocker is what is known as ‘ransomeware’. Basically this means that it infects a computer and restricts access to it in someway. They often also constantly harasses the user with annoyances such as popups. The aim of the software is to make the user pay a ransom to the operators of the malware to remove the restrictions. … Read More