Are you familiar with two-factor authentication (2FA)? If not, then it’s something useful to learn about for keeping your accounts protected, and you may have already been asked by some sites and apps to start using 2FA. Two-factor authentication adds an additional step when logging in, so that even if your password is stolen, it’s […]
22H2 Update Now Safe
Microsoft have just announced that they have fixed the problems with the 22H2 update that was causing Blue Screen of Death errors. The update is now safe to install. If you need further advice or help with this update or would like to know more about keeping your computers safe and secure, just get in […]
Microsoft have recently released the 22H2 Update for Windows 11. It brings a significant number of improvements and features but has been causing problems with some computers, so we currently recommend that you postpone updating to the latest version of Windows 11 until the issue is resolved. The update adds new features that include layout […]
Why are Progress Bars so Inconsistent?
Have you ever wondered why progress bars are so wildly inconsistent? They’ll start off speeding along, then stop for a while, then speed up, then slow down… The ‘Estimated time remaining,’ is even more notoriously unreliable, randomly going up and down by minutes or even hours. So why is this? Well, it’s because progress bars […]
Smishing – Text Scams
Have you heard of ‘smishing’? It sounds silly, but it’s becoming an all-too-serious problem. The term is a portmanteau of ‘SMS’ and ‘Phishing’. Phishing is the use of fake emails that impersonate trusted companies and ask users to click on links to visit a fake website that asks for their account details. Smishing is the […]
LastPass Security Incident
Are you familiar with password managers? You may have heard about a recent security incident involving LastPass. Thankfully, the perpetrators of the attack did not succeed in stealing any passwords or personal data. The incident took place in their development environment, which does not provide access to where the passwords are encrypted and stored. Users […]
This is a public service announcement about a scam that recently affected a service we use, and even if you are not directly affected yourself, your friends or family could be. None of our business services were compromised. Discord is a VoIP and instant messaging social platform. You can think of it as kind of […]
How’s your computer handling the heat? If a computer gets too hot, it can slow down or even shutdown entirely. So what can you do? There’s quite few options, which can range from quick tricks to opening up the computer. Quick and easy is to make sure there’s enough airflow around the vents. These will […]
Computer running slower than usual? One common culprit is having multiple antivirus programs installed and running at the same time. Using two antivirus programs at once might sound like a good idea, to give your computer twice the protection. But this isn’t the case; you’re better off with just one antivirus program. Virus detection and […]
Mailboxes and Aliases – Which to choose?
How many email addresses do you use? If you need a new email address with Microsoft 365/Exchange, you can have a new Outlook mailbox, or make a new alias for an existing mailbox. Both options have their uses depending on how you want to use your email addresses. Imagine a series of pigeonholes for sorting […]