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Malware Warning: Cryptolocker Infections Increasing

This post was originally published on the IT Boss blog. It has been transferred to the Codeboss blog in order to maintain its content on this site.

This is a warning for all our clients and friends. Since I wrote the post Ransomware: Can You Afford It? a couple of weeks ago, I have been hearing reports of an increase in computers being infected by this nasty bit of work.

Our advice is to do the following:

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Bad Password!

This post was originally published on the IT Boss blog. It has been transferred to the Codeboss blog in order to maintain its content on this site.

There is a scene in the movie Spaceballs where the bad guys finally manage to extract the password to the planetary shield from the king. The password was 12345. 

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Another Reason To Move To Chrome

This post was originally published on the IT Boss blog. It has been transferred to the Codeboss blog in order to maintain its content on this site.

I’m a big fan of Google’s Chrome browser.

It’s nice and quick, usually, when browsing the Internet, but more importantly the browser has some nice built in security features.

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The Coming XPocalypse: Windows XP Support Is Going Away

This post was originally published on the IT Boss blog. It has been transferred to the Codeboss blog in order to maintain its content on this site.

You might be forgiven thinking that we dodged a bullet only half a year ago when the 21st of December came and went without exploding super-volcanoes, massive tsunamis, sinking coastlines, or John Cusack.

However, there is another apocalyptic bullet on the way, arriving April 2014. It is Microsoft’s shutdown of support for the Windows XP operating system.

While this event won’t result in the extinction of humanity, or even the demise of a few, it does have some serious implications for those businesses that are still running Windows XP on their computers. 

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4 Tips On How To Spot A Phishing Email

This post was originally published on the IT Boss blog. It has been transferred to the Codeboss blog in order to maintain its content on this site.

Phishing emails are designed to bait you into giving your personal or business information to the Phisher. This person then uses that information to access your accounts for all kinds of services, from banks and financial institutions, social media services like Facebook, and even your online computer games.

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Own a Lenovo Laptop? It May Be Compromised.

If you own a Lenovo Thinkpad, then your online activities may be compromised.

Security blogger Marc Rogers has discovered that, up until January 2015 Lenovo has been pre-installing a piece of software called Superfish on their computers. Superfish is adware, it monitors user activity when browsing the web, and pops up adverts based upon that activity on various web pages.

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The SME’s Guide to Moving to the Cloud

If you are a small or medium enterprise looking at moving some or all of your business functions into the cloud, then this infographic by Speechpath will help you navigate the complexities in making this move.

This guide provides a checklist of things to consider before moving to the cloud. There are a set of steps to migrate to the cloud, a list of benefits in doing so, and the cloud models you can choose from.

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Replace Your Website With A Facebook Page

Today I read an article that was shared through Linked In that recommended that a time poor business should replace their self-hosted website with a Facebook page because:

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