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ITech Insights: Cryptolocker What is it, How to protect against it…
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PICS Announces an all new version of their flagship product DocLib
For us mere mortals a virus is one of the most frustrating and debilitating things that can happen to our computers, while for most IT professionals they're nothing more than just a minor annoyance. In the past few weeks however a new threat has come to light that has even the most seasoned of IT pro's quaking in their boots, Cryptolocker, and in this weeks ITech Insights we're going to tell you all about it, some steps you can take to avoid getting it, and most importantly some ways to protect all that stuff in your digital life that you'd be lost without.
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DocLib is an Enterprise Document Management Solution designed for small and medium sized businesses looking to streamline their business processes, increase productivity and ultimately do more with less people. This is a common theme in many departments today where productivity improvement is now expected without adding headcount. DocLib achieves this by replacing inefficient, manual, paper based processes with automated steps that create transactions in your business systems without any human action required! Join the PICS team as we demonstrate the power of DocLib and show you how to improve the productivity in your department.
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|Beware of a new Locky-type ransomware|
Disguising itself as an invoice proved to be an effective approach for the original Locky ransomware, which infected millions of users in 2016. Although it was mostly defeated, hackers are currently using a similar approach to spreading a new type of malware. In 2017, a new Locky ransomware is poised to duplicate the success of its predecessor.
According to a threat intelligence report, the email-based ransomware attacks started on August 9 and were detected through 62,000 phishing emails in 133 countries in just three days. It also revealed that 11,625 IP addresses were used to carry out the attacks, with the IP range owners consisting mostly of internet service providers and telecom companies.
How it works
The malicious email contains an attachment named “E 2017-08-09 (580).vbs” and just one line of text. Like the original Locky authors, attackers responsible for the new variant deploy social engineering tactics to scam recipients into opening the attached .doc, zip, pdf, .jpg or tiff file, which installs the ransomware into their systems.
|Why are businesses using VoIP?|
VoIP phone systems have come a long way from the early days of glitchy calls and limited features. Today, they're an integral part of small- to medium-sized businesses' telecommunications strategies. But what exactly are they and what benefits can they bring your business?
What is VoIP?
VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology ...
|Move over IE, Hello Microsoft Edge!|
Not all Windows users are fans of Internet Explorer, and not all Mac users are crazy about Safari. But there's good news for Windows users: Windows 10 replaces IE with a brand new browser, Microsoft Edge. Here is a list of the key features you shouldn't miss out on:
You can easily import the list of websites you've marked as favorites from any web browser to ...
|Make use of your ancient computer|
Do you remember the days when your computer was struggling to catch up with all the tasks you had at hand? We don't blame you if you've already dumped your desktop for a slicker model, but in case you have one or more collecting dust in your storage room, here are some ways to make use of your ancient computers.
You might have to do some light upgrades like install more RAM and a bigger hard drive ...
|VoIP phishing: how scammers do it|
Although many companies still use traditional phones, an increasing number rely on VoIP's (Voice over Internet Protocol) multi-functionality, which allows employees to make voice calls, conduct video-conferences, and chat. Although many scammers send fraudulent emails to extort money or steal data from businesses, new ‘vishing' campaigns are proving to be a more efficient way to scam.