Category Archive for: ‘Security Alerts’

  • Security Announcement: Registrar spam

    In the last week we have been seeing a lot of spam which seem to be coming from registrars. The most common one we have been seeing is: ‘ENOM, INC. <>‘ with the title ‘Domain —————–.com Suspension Notice‘. Enom is a domain registrar which means …

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  • “But I didn’t send that email”: What is email spoofing?

    This week a customer came to us with an email which appeared to come from their email address but they were proclaiming that they didn’t send it and would never say such things. Unfortunately, this is not unusual (despite how it sounds). Normally it is …

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  • 30 days: Windows Server 2003 reaches End of Life

    You may remember that Windows XP reached it’s end of life last year resulting in many upgrading to a newer operating system. Well, Windows Server 2003 is, similarly, reaching it’s end of life! The countdown has begun for Windows Server 2003 It is now only …

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  • Security Alert: Encryption malware

    Recently we encountered a particularly insidious form of malware and we wanted to ensure that our customers have the tools to protect themselves. One of our customers downloaded an attachment from an unknown sender which included a form of Ransom-ware malware. Ransom-ware encrypts a victim’s …

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  • Lenovo Superfish Adware leaves security hole

    Lenovo preinstalling adware on computers This week it came to my attention that Lenovo were in trouble for pre-installing adware called Superfish onto their machines before sale. This initially doesn’t seem like a particularly big deal but let me tell you it is. As a …

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  • No antivirus: A customer experiences the devestating effects of a nasty virus

    Antivirus could have saved Barry a lot of grief Antivirus is your biggest defence against internet baddies. The importance of antivirus was highlighted recently when we were visited by a customer, we shall call him Barry, who had no idea what was wrong with his …

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  • Heartbleed- Is your information safe?

    Heartbleed This month there has been a lot of coverage on the Heartbleed bug which is said to have left us all susceptible to having our private information stolen. I am here to let you know what Heartbleed really is, what it means for you …

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