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Are you in control of your data?

For most companies, the most important asset that you have is your data. However, members of staff need access to your data in order for them to do their job. Some employees may invest their entire career with your company, but some people only stay for a short period of time and every time someone […]

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What was that password?

After over 20 years in the industry, I am rarely surprised by the way people manage their passwords. We see clients with Post-it® notes attached to their screens with their passwords in plain view. Others have a half-hearted attempt to hide their passwords away by putting them under their keyboard, whilst some have little black […]

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Opportunity – Part Time Admin & Marketing Assistant

Part-time Admin & Marketing Assistant Required Location – Just outside Witham, Essex. 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. We are a small but growing IT company based just outside Witham, in Essex – and covering from Ipswich to Romford along the A12 corridor and out to Southend. We are looking for a part-time […]

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Office 365 and Skype for Business – Are you taking full advantage?

If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you should be aware that it comes with Skype For Business to fully enhance your online communication tools. Many people will be aware of Skype as a consumer service, but it doesn’t support conference calls or screen sharing and is generally considered a home user product. However, when Microsoft […]

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Law Society, Windows XP and FIPS Compliance

With the recent flurry of information to move everyone away from Windows XP, the Law Society has made is position clear – you can’t store data on a system that is not FIPS compliant – and now Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft, it is not FIPS compliant. http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/Communities/Advocacy/articles/a-digital-revolution/ FIPS compliance basically sets the […]

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Deal to combat piracy in UK with ‘alerts’ is imminent

After years of wrangling, a deal between entertainment industry bodies and UK internet service providers to help combat piracy is imminent. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will send “educational” letters to customers believed to be downloading illegally. But a document seen by the BBC shows that rights holders are set to make do with […]

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How to get WordPress working again after a failed upgrade

Typically, you will see an internal server error (500) when you try to visit your site or admin page after upgrading a plugin or WordPress itself. First of all – don’t panic! All things being equal, it will be one of your plugins that is causing the problem – providing your site was working well […]

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Two Million Passwords Stolen

The claims in the messages are true. Security firm Trustwave recently discovered that around two million passwords for services such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Yahoo had been stolen via a large botnet. To guard against such attacks, users should change their passwords on a regular basis and ensure that they do not use the […]

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Security warnings of outdated operating systems

Microsoft have issued a stark warning over security issues of non-supported operating systems, after confirming that their Windows XP operating system will no longer be supported from 8th April 2014. Volume 15 of the companies Security Intelligence Report places special emphasis on the risk of running unsupported operating systems and software and highlights the security […]

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Bogus Warning Claims KiK Messenger is a Hacking Scheme

Circulating social media messages claim that KiK Messenger is a hacking tool or virus that can steal your personal information. The claims in the warnings are untrue. KiK Messenger is a legitimate cross-platform messaging application for smartphones and is in no way malicious. The supposed warning was not aired by Sky News as claimed. The […]

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