The History of Viruses

History is important because it allows us to understand the past, which in turn allows us to understand the present. Viruses have gotten increasingly more malicious as time has progressed. Following is a brief history of the computer virus.

 
What is a Virus?
 

A virus is a type of Malware.

The Death of POP3 Email

If you’re still using POP3 or IMAP email, I have just one question for you.

 

Why?!

 

POP3 worked great when it was released 35 years ago, but today it limits your business.

 

Many people complain that their emails (including sent + deleted) do not synchronise across their PC or Smartphone (or any device for that matter). Every time this turns out to be because the client is using POP3…in 2017!

 

Here are some more reasons why POP3 is a dying cause…

 

• Unsecure Connection

Authentications are done in plain text, which is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attack.

The Creative Ways Cyber Criminals Get Your Money

With the increase of techniques cyber criminals use to take your money, so has their creativity. Below are some of the more creative ways that you can become victim to the new age criminals.

 
Impersonation
We’re so focused on email security, that we often forget the old-fashioned ways…

Recently we received a letter from one of our suppliers informing us that they had changed their bank details and requested that we make further payment to that.

Welcome Leanna! – Our new IT & Telecoms Technician

Leanna has 17 years of experience as an IT & Telecoms Technician. She’s originally from California and has fit in to the team very well. Here’s how our interview went:

 

So Leanna, what made you want to work as an IT & Telecoms Technician?

17 years ago, the company I worked for only had 2 IT technicians responsible for a very large campus over several buildings.

We Welcome Our Second Apprentice Of 2017 – Reace!

Reace is a smart young man that has just recently joined the team. He’s motivated to make his mark in the IT industry and is quick when it comes to technicalities. We’re thoroughly looking forward to working with him.

An interview took place to find out more about Reace, here’s what happened.

Good news on Ransomware [Finally]

We’ve all come across some haunting stories of Ransomware in business over the past few years. These stories have only multiplied with time. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear some positive development on the topic of Ransomware? Well that’s exactly what we’ve got for you today.

You’ll never guess what click bait really is…

Exactly that. Hah. Got you.

Click bait is an online term used when an article, email or video has extremely persuasive language surrounding it externally, with the purpose of gaining your view. Here are some examples:

• Who knew the secret to business could be so simple?
• Hi [name], I thought you ought to know this…
• You won’t be the same after reading this article.