10 01, 2020

How Internet Security Software Is Useless Unless Configured Properly

2019-12-05T07:23:33+08:00January 10th, 2020|Security|

Everyone knows security software is essential to keeping their information and systems safe. What is a bit less obvious is that if you don't invest some time to make sure the software is properly configured, it's not really different to not having security software at all. Security is a process It's easy to think of security as a "set and forget" task, but in reality it is an on-going process where you need to be ready to constantly adapt to a changing environment. Fail to understand this, and your business will learn the same lesson the dinosaurs did. You must be able to adapt because the bad guys are adapting. [...]

20 12, 2019

Windows 7 End Of Life: Upgrade Your Computer Before January 14th 2020

2019-12-05T07:16:41+08:00December 20th, 2019|Operating System, Security|

Microsoft support ends for Windows 7 on January 14th 2020. This bad news is going to affect many millions of people around the world, because Windows 7 has been one of the most popular versions of Windows ever released. It's estimated that as many as 7 in 10 businesses may still be using Windows 7. Because of the many good features of Windows 7, and lack of significantly beneficial improvements in later versions of Windows, many users have been reluctant to upgrade. Now because the End of Life for Windows 7 is looming, there really isn't any choice. You have to upgrade, or you'll be left behind. Don't confuse "Support" [...]

26 09, 2018

Computer Virus Myth Busting

2018-09-26T08:21:35+08:00September 26th, 2018|Security|

Viruses of any kind are scary. The potential for damage they can do is serious. Unfortunately, many people don't really understand computer viruses and that actually makes the viruses more dangerous. By gaining a better understanding of viruses, you can prepare better defences, and that's what this article is all about. We'll take a look at some of the more common misunderstandings and myths about computer viruses and try to help separate fact from fiction. Myth 1: Viruses can't be cured Computer viruses are just programs like any other program, with the only difference being that they are intended to have some malicious or at least disruptive purpose. Some viruses [...]

26 09, 2018

Spring Cleaning – Tech Style

2018-09-26T08:20:15+08:00September 26th, 2018|Security|

Every once in a while, it's a good idea to give some thought to cleaning up your computer (and you don't necessarily have to wait until spring to do it). Spring cleaning for computers involves two quite different tasks: Physically cleaning the computer hardware Organizing stored data These tasks are normally quite simple, but there are important rules that apply to how they're performed if you want to ensure optimal results. In the rest of this article, we'll talk a bit more about how to do the job properly. Cleaning the keyboard Keyboards are one of the most unclean surfaces in the office, especially if they're used on a communal [...]

26 09, 2018

Have a Mac? Mac Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Change The Way You Work.

2018-09-26T08:18:06+08:00September 26th, 2018|Security|

Everyone knows you can work faster when you don't need to take your hands off the keyboard while typing. If you want to hit peak efficiency in your work, learning the Mac keyboard shortcuts will be a big step in the right direction. Not too surprisingly, many of the Mac shortcuts are similar to those used on Windows (and also Linux, Unix, and many other operating systems). This is not a coincidence. It makes sense for operating systems to try and have some things in common, so users don't need to spend huge amounts of time just learning to do basic tasks. Unfortunately, the compatibility isn't done perfectly due to [...]

24 08, 2018

Our Top Tips to Finally Organise Your Laptop – And Keep It That Way!

2018-07-27T08:56:56+08:00August 24th, 2018|Security|

If you’re anything like us you’re on your laptop all day long, and we’re willing to bet that it’s started to get a little disorganised. A desktop that’s full of random documents. Files full of photos you’ve never even looked at. Old files that you no longer need. Folders with random names. You name it – we’ve seen it all! But imagine opening your laptop or desktop to the perfect desktop background, organised folders and file names that actually make sense. If you’d like to bring order to where there once was chaos – here are our top tips to help you finally organise your laptop – and, more importantly, [...]

10 08, 2018

Protect Yourself! Cyber Security Is More Important Than Ever for Aussie Businesses

2018-07-27T08:39:05+08:00August 10th, 2018|Security|

Every Australian business, no matter how large or how small, is at risk of becoming a target for Cybercrime. The implications of being a cybercrime statistic can range from disruption to your business through to financial loss, irrevocable breaches in confidentiality and damage to your reputation. Figures show that over 50% of small to medium-sized businesses have experienced a cyberattack in recent years. Are you going to be one of those statistics? What is cybercrime? Before we give you advise on how to protect yourself from cybercrime, let’s look at what it actually is and what it involves. The term cybercrime is used to describe criminal acts that are carried [...]

27 07, 2018

5 Reasons Regular Computer Maintenance is So Important!

2018-07-27T08:44:34+08:00July 27th, 2018|Security|

Maintaining your computer systems is the practice of keeping your computer in a good state of repair, and we don’t just mean the physical exterior but the IT network, the system files, the programs and your documents. Even the best and most efficient computer systems can run into problems if you don’t have a regular maintenance program in place. So, if you don’t have routine upkeep booked in for your computer, this is something you should consider. Here are our top 5 reasons why regular computer maintenance is so important. It will protect your computer against malware and viruses If malware or viruses have ever infected your computer, you’ll know [...]

2 05, 2017

Can You Trust the Cloud With Your Personal and Business Data?

2017-05-02T17:37:15+08:00May 2nd, 2017|Backups, Security|

Cloud data storage is a great idea in many ways. It offers you large amounts of storage space for storing personal data and business data, and can save businesses a lot of money as it negates the need for offsite data centres. But, is cloud storage safe and secure? How safely is your data stored? All the major cloud storage providers store your data in a number of different data centres. This means that even if one burned down or was otherwise destroyed, your data would still be safe in several other locations. However, these remote data centres have to handle a huge amount of different people’s data at [...]

20 12, 2016

What Do You Do When Your Computers Start Running Slow?

2016-12-20T16:40:38+08:00December 20th, 2016|Security|

Every computer user knows this experience. When you start using a brand new computer, it runs beautifully. Every program opens quickly, multiple programs run at once with no complications, and web pages load rapidly. But over time, things start to slow down. Your computer takes longer to load the operating system, web pages seem to take forever to load, and running more than one program makes your system grind to a halt. Is it time to upgrade your computer? Maybe - but before you run to the computer store, there are a few things you can try. Run a malware scan Even if you only visit safe websites, malware designers [...]