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Why Do All Of My Staff Need To Understand The Risks Posed By Malware?

If you run a business with one or more internet-enabled devices, you need a dedicated strategy in place to ensure your staff are aware of the risks posed by malicious downloads and hacks. While not all hacks are preventable, a savvy workforce lowers the risk that your company will fall victim to many of the common ploys cybercriminals use.


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Don't Trust Unsecured Wi-Fi! (Or, Five Things Not To Do When Using A Public Connection)

Public Wi-Fi is a great tool for checking your email, social media, and browsing the web when you're out and about. However, there are risks attached – especially when accessing the connection for business use.

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What Is WEEE Waste?

WEEE waste is any type of electronic waste that falls under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2003/2007) for the safe disposal and recycling of used electronic goods.

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How Can I Know If My Computer Or Mobile Has Been Infected By Malware?


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It can be harder than you might think to determine whether a company device is suffering from a malware infestation. Malicious apps are deliberately designed to hide in plain sight or run in the background of an operating system (OS) to evade detection. However, with the right knowledge they can be rooted out, disabled, and deleted for good. Here's a guide to quick...

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5 Tips To Keep Your Workplace Computers Safe & Secure

Workplace IT safety measures don't have to be complicated or time-consuming. There are simple steps that you can take today to improve the strength and security of your business computers, servers, and networks.
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The Importance Of Good Data Sanitation

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What happens to your digital data once it's no longer needed? If you run a business that holds any client details whatsoever, or you handle sensitive and confidential information on a personal computer, the answer should be that it's sanitased. Sanitation is the process of irreversibly deleting files, data, or an OS so that it cannot be...

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Malware Got Me! Now What?

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So, you know that a business PC, laptop, or smartphone has been infected by malware. How do you stop it from stealing sensitive customer data or causing more damage? More importantly, how do you get rid of it from your computer - forever? Here's our guide to the steps you should take.

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What Can IT Departments Do About Mobile Malware?

As open Wi-Fi (WLAN) and mobile devices with the power and capability of a desktop computer have become steadily more popular since 2006, malware designers have increasingly targeted the mobile market. Current mobile malware is overwhelmingly aimed at iOS and Android smartphones and targets the same areas as older, Windows-focused malware. Ad and potentially unwanted program (PUP) injection,...

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5-Point Process Of IT Asset Disposal From A Certified Company

What exactly happens when you send your old IT equipment off to an IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) company to be disposed of? Here's our simple guide to the five-step, fixed method used to repurpose assets sent to an IT recycling company such as ourselves. Providing it is a professional disposal business, the process should look something like this…

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Does The Recycle Bin Actually Delete Your Data?

Since the watershed release of operating system Windows 95, every OS build of Windows has contained a designated area of the operating system called the Recycle Bin. When files or folders are marked for deletion, they are transferred from the main body of the OS into Recycling. Any files in the Recycle Bin are not displayed or accessible to users navigating the desktop or any other folders...

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