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Security

So we are being told we have 2 weeks to make sure we are safe before the work done recently to prevent cryptoware and GameOver Zeus come back.

SO what can be done, well a quality anti-virus product, and a quality firewall are the basics.  However (And certainly the case with cryptoware infections we have dealt with) these are infected by people clicking on an attachment.

So perhaps now is the time to carry out some education of staff, (or family members) teach them how to scan emails and attachments before they open, (or ingrain in them) that they can’t open any attachments.

Next on the list would be to make sure you are backing up all of your data, and that the backups are working properly, and deal with any issues with the backup.

You might want to consider the following pages on our website

Hosted Anti-Virus
Hosted Anti SPAM
On Line Back up

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A Nasty little virus

So the latest Ransomware made the headlines over the weekend.
I missed it, as I was spending the weekend dealing with the aftermath of this.  This being the second time of dealing with this.

So what can you really do, well the article says don’t open attachments you aren’t expecting, or from unknown sources.

To be honest this is fine if it is your computer at home, but what do you do about computers at work.
Well there are some simple changes that can be made which stop any attachment from running.  In a work environment where people may not notice or maybe even care about the ramification of their actions!

Simply make some changes to either the local policy or group policy to prevent this the article (the best I could find) describing this, and the changes are at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com (Please note as I write this the article is currently down)

Of course if you have a good backup, just remove the virus, and carry a restore.  Any problem give us a call.

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