How to turn off the password manager in Chrome

I recommend that you use an external password manager rather than the browser version. If you try to use both it can be confusing and time consuming. Turn off the browser password manager.
This video shows you how to turn off the password manager in Chrome

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)? MFA is one of several simple security measures you can use to raise the protection level for your business. Our latest video explains what, how and who you need to start using it in your business.

Global chip shortage – plan ahead for new hardware

You may have heard that there is a global shortage of microchips. Microchips are in most of the tech we use today – not just laptops.

A perfect storm of events have come together and it is causing problems with the supply of tech equipment.

Our new video explains which you should be planning ahead and ordering things now that you may need in the next six months rather than the day before.

See how one click could shutdown your business

If your business uses computerised systems and let’s face it, most do, one of the biggest risks to it these days is ransomware. Hackers break into your IT systems and lock your files and hold your data to ransom.

One click is all it can take to start the shutdown of your business. Without access to data many businesses can be unable to operate.

We asked a certified ethical hacker to break into three computers using different types of attack. He filmed it from both ends – as the hacker, and what was happening on his victims’ machines.

What to do if you click a bad link on your phone

What should you do if you click a bad link on your mobile phone?

Many of us have done it and then realised it wasn’t what we thought it was.  What might have done in the background on your phone?

The first thing is not to panic. But, you must then quickly take action.

Take a look at out latest video for help

OneDrive as a portable scanner

Working from home, working away from the office and suddenly realised you need to print, sign and scan a document but don’t have a scanner.

Microsoft 365 has an answer.

The App on your phone has a scanner built into it if you have the 365 app installed.

Watch the video to see how easy it is

Data Security: Are you locking the doors but leaving the windows open?

Most of us will take care to make sure our homes and cars are secure. We lock the doors, close the windows and, in some cases, lock them.
Sadly some business owners do the equivalent of locking the doors but leaving the windows open and even worse, some will leave the doors and windows open when it comes to their business’s data security.

Ransomware: How to spot an attack before it does real damage

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and they are one of the most troubling things that can happen to your business and its data.

Hackers take control of your computers, cloud accounts, network and encrypt all your data, making it unusable. They won’t undo the damage unless you pay a “ransom” fee.

They can do so much damage because they secretly break in to your system a long time before the attack is launched but you can keep an eye out for symptoms you’ve been breached and hopefully take back control before it is too late.

Top 5 Phishing Scams: How many have you heard of?

Which of these phishing scams have you heard of?

You’ve probably all heard of phishing.

This is where someone send you an email, pretending to be someone else (like your bank), to try to get sensitive information from you.

How about vishing? Or smishing? Or even whaling?

These are all forms of phishing designed to steal your information, and ultimately your money.

We explore each one in our brand new video.

The more aware you and your staff are; the better protected you’ll be.

Bloatware: Why your new computer is slower than it could be

You get a new computer and you start to unpack it and plug it in – it can be exciting (for something related to a computer anyway)

You then switch it on for the first time and discover, once you get through all the initial question and answer section that the machine is full of software you don’t need or want.

This is called bloatware.