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It is easy to be fooled by cybercrime scam emails, so it is important to stay vigilant online. Online scam emails, also known as phishing emails, are unfortunately a common occurrence. Scammers use various techniques to trick people into revealing sensitive information or tricking them into sending them money. Scammers are becoming increasingly savvy and […]

Is Anti-virus needed on Windows 10?

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The short answer is Yes! But before we delve into why you do need anti-virus on Windows 10, we thought a rundown of differences between viruses and malware would help. Viruses, in short, infect the files on your computer. Malware is software designed to obtain vital information from your computer causing a slow down. If […]

Conveyancing Email Scam – Advice to Keep You Safe

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Due to a recent scam that has occurred in the conveyancing industry that the ABC released an article on, we wrote a guest blog for Tuckfield Conveyancing which was published on their website here. If you’re in the process of buying or selling a property, you will be engaging with a conveyancer to aid in […]

A Guide to Password Security

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There are several explanations as to why passwords are constantly compromised. Sometimes the reason your password is compromised is that someone you know is looking to get access to your accounts and simply guess your password because they know you all too well. Other times, you may become the victim of a forced attack through […]

What are phishing emails?

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Lately we have seen an increase in phishing email scams, with a lot of people unable to tell the difference between a legitimate email and a phishing scam, as cybercriminals are getting quite clever. For those of you who don’t know what a phishing email is, phishing is the attempt to which cybercriminals send fraudulent […]

Why you should upgrade to Windows 10

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Since the release of Windows 10 in July 2015, there are still a lot of people running Windows 7 and 8, and even lower, despite Windows 10 getting better and better with every update. Since it’s now been nearly 2 years since Windows 10 was released and there are still a lot of unknowns and […]

What AntiVirus is recommended at Forerunner?

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Nowadays, with so many viruses and threats making their way into computers, it’s often difficult trying to work out what antivirus will give you the best protection. There are many antivirus scanners on the market from the reputable ones offered for free online, to the programs you pay for. So, where do you start with […]

Watch Out For Cryptowall 4.0 – New Ransomware Released

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Watch our for the new ransomware – CryptoWall 4.0 Ransomware is continuing to be a problem and with each new ‘version’ released on the internet, the more vicious it becomes. Like the previous version, CryptoWall 3.0, CryptoWall 4.0  is delivered through email and websites that have been compromised. CryptoWall 4.0, although very similar to its predecessor, […]

Ransomware new offspring Cryptowall 3.0 – Have a Backup policy for your data or Beware!!!

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CryptoWall is back with an improved version number 3.0 implemented to cause more havoc. CryptoWall 3.0 was discovered in January 2015 by Heimdal Security firm. The ransomware basically has the same capabilities as CryptoLocker and the previous version of CryptoWall but with improved capabilities to hide from being detected and increase anonymity by using the […]

Virus, Worms, Trojans and Spywares! What are they? What’s the difference?

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We have produced this article so you can understand what these malicious computer programs are and how they can affect your computer and devices. Viruses, worms, trojans and spyware can be extremely malicious and cause a number of issues for you, your computer and data. What are they? Virus Malicious computer software attaches itself to […]