GDPR security breaches

GDPR security breaches In early May the new GDPR regulations came into force. These apply to small businesses as well as larger ones. One new area that all business need to be aware of is that any in scope data security breach needs to be reported to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) within 72 hours. Read More …

Manage a wordpress site

If you manage a WordPress site, sooner or later you will run into trouble with the web site not working. It may be a blank white page or unable to upload images. There can be many reasons for a failing web site.  If this is a personal hobby web site, you can take the time Read More …

Is that a phising scam email?

A ‘phishing’ email is one that pretends to be from a company or bank like eBay, PayPal, Santander, halifax etc, and which asks you, (for various reasons), to enter your account data, such as login details. These scams are often supported by fake spoof websites, and victims are tricked into thinking they are logging to Read More …

Amazon Echo Dot and life with Alexa

At the Amazon Prime day sale last week, I took the bait and ordered an Amazon Echo Dot.  I thought it woudl be good to report on Amazon Echo Dot and life with Alexa. This little box connects to the internet and allows you to do a range of things using voice commands.  Straight out of Read More …

How to disable SMBv1 in Windows 10

There has been a lot of publicity over the last few days about the wannacry ransomware which affected, amongst others, the NHS. Part of the issue was with older operating systems which used something called server message block (SMB) to share files among networked computers. In March 2017 Microsoft issued an upgrade patch to try Read More …

Are you vulnerable to the #nhscyberattack?

Are you vulnerable to the #nhscyberattack? Today’s  #nhscyberattack has been caused by unpatched PCs which have become infected. The required patch was issued by Microsoft in March 2017 and is listed here: – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013389/title To make sure you are not at risk you should update your windows PC as soon as possible. You can check Read More …