As we fast approach the cut off for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs tax self-assessment this Wednesday we are seeing more and more spam emails hitting our spam filter and the inboxes/spam filters of our customers.
These spam emails work by spoofing the HMRC sender name whilst coming from email addresses consisting of long strings of characters. The problem is, many email clients only show the user the sender name and only display the email address when requested. This is
A fairly substantial vulnerability was uncovered yesterday in Intel CPU chips and it’s going to have a huge impact going forward. 03/01/2018 The high level issue is kernel memory leaking; Linux and Windows kernels both need a re-design. Unfortunately, both updates are going to incur significant performance hits, ranging from 5 to 30% slower. It’s a bit early to say but following the Wannacry incident last year where everyone was told to patch and many didn’t, it would seem wi
Each year there's always some sort of internet security issue that people shout from the rooftops about. This year it has been Ransomware which well and truly came to the forefront with the WannaCry attack on the NHS and the NotPetya attack that caused major financial damage to the US. We have also seen that 2017 has been the year of the cryptocurrency with Bitcoin reaching unfathomable heights. So it is no surprise that the hacking community is getting stuck into the cryptoc
Why should you care about toll fraud? Phone fraud is becoming a real problem in the UK, costing businesses £953 million. It can result in bill shock and loss of service, which can be disruptive to your business operations. According to a survey commissioned by ITSPA which surveyed 1,000 businesses across the UK, 27% had been hacked in the past five years, costing each business £12,000 on average. Phone fraud has become more sophisticated and is a growing concern for many busi
Remember the days when we could share our favourite MP3s and photos via Bluetooth and Infra Red transfers? One of the downfalls of this type of transfer was that some devices would automatically accept files meaning that if your device had Bluetooth turned on, a stranger was able to load any content they wanted onto the device. The difference with AirDrop is that there is a little more control over what you are able to receive and from whom. With the rise of iPhones we saw th
Technology is ever changing and the way we use that technology evolves with every new release of a device, software update or new App. For businesses looking to maintain that cutting edge of the market it can become IT intensive, so is this why we see so many charities around the country being left so far behind and with the potential result that they are missing out on donations and volunteers? A recent report, by Eduserv in partnership with CharityComms, showed that 80% of
Thursday last week saw us out and about with a stall at the Love Business Expo in Donington Park. We had a great day at the event meeting some fantastic people while demonstrating AonixWorkplace our Enterprise Grade Secure File Sync and Share facility with built in ransomware reversal. 1000's of people attended the event and we spoke to many of them from stall holders to those just paying us a visit, each having the same issues; "how can I get away from sending large files vi