Confucius once said… “In the world there are many different roads but the destination is the same.” While we’re quite certain he wasn’t talking about backup and recovery of your workstations, servers and data, there is an application in there somewhere. There are many ways to provide backup of your most precious data and devices – and they all lead to the same destination – an ability to recover. But are they all the same?

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Last week we speak about the scammers that claimed to be from Microsoft Tech Support who wants to get access to your computer to run all sort of nasty things on it. This week we will look at some of the case studies

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One day you got a pop up on your screen with the words –  “A virus has been detected on your system, please contact Microsoft at xx-xxxx-xxxx”

OR

You got a call “Hi Sir,Mdm. This is calling from Microsoft support. We have detected a virus on your system and will need to access your computer to remove it for you”

What do you do then ?

  1. Contact Microsoft and let them solve your virus problem
  2. Ignore them and carry on as normal
  3. Wonder what happen to the free anti virus you were using
  4. Get your trusted IT provider who has been taking of your IT to handle this

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Emotion rage is one of the factor that can affect a person’s productivity in his work, what if we can remove 1 of the common rages in the office? When is the last time you say “ARGGG SO SLOW”, “NOT WORKING AGAIN!?!” and proceed to smash the keyboard or the monitor? That’s right, we are talking about computer rages – not unlike road rages where you flare up and go crazy over little things you normally wouldn’t.

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Many businesses and companies rely on data, network and computing for their very survival. While this has become normal occurrence in today’s information age, the risk of losing important data could mean losing tens of thousands of dollars in an instant. Having an operational critical server breakdown could mean losing everything in the ever-changing game of business.

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Pop quiz. Right now, without looking. How many servers and computers are on your network? How many of them are supposed to be there? Are their Anti Virus (AV) and security patch all updated? No idea or unsure? This is an ever present problem with companies and businesses that do not have their own IT department. So what are you doing about it?

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A virus that targeted Craigslist job posting has been on the rise recently. This particular malware campaign has been enjoying a fair bit of success because the attacks are specifically aimed at businesses that use Craigslist for job recruitment. Cyber-criminals search for job postings, then send a fake response to the ad with the attached résumé (often in the form of a Word document). This type of social engineering are also applied to other job posting platforms where HR executives are expecting emails from potential recruits.

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Nowadays, almost everyone relies on technology and the Internet. From online games to office work, almost anything and everything can be done using a computer. Many business establishments also rely on the computer by storing some of their most valuable records and information in their computers. Unfortunately, many companies and enterprises fail to recognize the importance of backing-up important files and records.

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Your identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands of an identity thief. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let’s talk about a few of these statistics and what it means.

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Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simple hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding more RAM (Random Access Memory, often just referred to as memory) can be a game changer for your bogged down PC.

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