As an IT Company we are involved in the education support sector where mobile devices are widely used in school for educational purposes. Due to that experience, we understand the relation between children and their mobile devices. However that can lead to a parents frustration at home.[Read more…]
You have likely been alerted by popups while browsing the web. These, often flashing, advertisements claim your computer has more than a thousand errors requiring urgent attention to fix. Perhaps helpfully, these popups offer a solution to cure your computer with a click of the mouse. Buttons marked “fix now” appear to offer a simple fix to all your computer troubles.
These advertisements are often described as Registry Cleaners, or by a few other names that attempt to convince the user they will somehow clean or improve their home PC. Within the IT industry they are known as “scareware”. They are software designed to convince you that your computer has problems it might not have.
The term “virus” is often used to describe many different types of infection a computer might have. Virus, when used as a blanket term, can describe any number of potential computer programs. What these programs have in common are they are typically designed to cause damage, steal data, or spread across the network.
Have you received an email with a subject line that contains “Please choose to read or not“?
“Please choose to read or not” is an example of an Email Phishing Scam and you should delete the email immediately.
Email phishing scams are on the rise. Keep your online security safe and do your due diligence and research. Unless you receive an email from someone you know, a business acquaintance etc, it is most times a scam. Pay attention to the email address listed in the To: field. This is the email address the scammer used to contact you. If you have used that email address to do online shopping, it is possible that the scammer received your email address as part of a larger database or list of email addresses from a hacked website. Hackers typically gain these lists of emails when sites with databases are hacked. Stay Safe everyone!
Another example of this type of phishing email was posted by Kansas State University IT Help Desk:
In today’s business world, having great Wi-Fi isn’t a luxury -it’s a necessity. Businesses, with their varying needs, have personal requirements for what constitutes great Wi-Fi. For some small businesses, consumer-grade Wi-Fi may be sufficient, but many find that business-grade Wi-Fi is more appropriate. As companies grow, there becomes a tipping point where business-grade is necessary. So how do you know if your business is ready for business-grade Wi-Fi? Ask yourself the following questions to find out.