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Less than 700 days for Windows 7

As with every Windows Operating System before it, Windows 7 will soon no longer be supported by Microsoft. The official date for end of support is 14th January 2020, along with Server 2008 (R2)and Exchange 2010.

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Google Docs Phishing E-Mail

A rather sophisticated phishing scam has been doing the rounds at Google Docs. Once the link is opened and access is granted to your account the message then sends out to all of your contacts which helped it spread quickly around the world.

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What is Ransomware & Extortionware?

We all know that a computer virus is bad and that we need anti-virus software to protect our computers against them. Unfortunately, this is no longer enough. Cyber Security has become a lot more complicated since the turn of the century and even more so in the last few years.

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Are you concerned about ransomware?

According to Kaspersky Lab, the number of users affected by file encrypting ransomware rose from 131,000 in 2014-2015 to 718,000 in 2015-2016! Extorting money from individuals and organisations has become a big business and unfortunately signature based PC Anti-Virus software just isn’t able to keep up.

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What SMEs Need to Know About the IoT

LSA’s Mike Hickson has been talking to ExchangeWire about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects SMEs. As the Director of a security systems provider Mike makes sure to point out the security risks brought from the IoT and its continuing growth into businesses.

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