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Ransomware

Fixing Ransomware Problems in Perth by a Local IT Support Business

In May 2017 some Perth businesses were held to ransom by international cyber attacks. FSA Technology IT security solutions help businesses prevent and fix ransomware problems in Perth Western Australia for their business clients’ computer / ITC systems.

What is ransomwareMalicious software that locks a device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it.

Where did ransomware originateThe first case of ransomware appeared in 2005 in America but quickly spread around the world.

How are computers infected with ransomwareThe software is normally contained within an attachment to a phishing email. Once opened, it encrypts the hard drive, making it impossible to access or retrieve data and software stored on the drive – such as photographs, documents, financial data or music.

How to protect yourself from ransomwareAnti-virus software and anti-malware software can protect your computers, although cybercriminals are constantly working on new ways to override IT security protection.

How much is a typical ransom demand? Ransom demands vary. $1,000 to millions depending on the cyber criminals and their estimate of the ransom victim capacity.  However, there’s no guarantee that paying will get your data back.

ABC Four Corners Ransomware “Cyber War” Video Report 

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Email Signature Generator

ZippySig is a new online application to help people create free email signatures for their business. You can create awesome looking signatures in just seconds. Outlook and many other email clients are very picky in how they handle HTML signatures.

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Netflix stop VPN tunneling

In recent years, Netflix has been working hard to rapidly expand its services worldwide, and this of course includes Australia. As Netflix became available in Australia, we all knew that one thing was imminent: limited content. For example, the Australian version of Netflix, shows around 10% of the content that Netflix shows in the USA. This is due to the regional content licensing restrictions.

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How to disable Windows Scripting Host (WSH)

Windows Scripting Host is a part of Microsoft’s Windows 32-bit architecture which is installed with some applications such as Internet Explorer. Unfortunately WHS has a serious security vulnerability when the .VBS file type has an association to WHS. Some viruses such as “LoveLetter” were developed due to this vulnerability. The safest and easiest way to fix this vulnerability is by allowing Windows Patches to download and install automatically or downloading Microsoft fixes, however if you would like to disable this manually, follow the steps below.

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Are backups important to Perth businesses?

Over the past decade, we have seen some huge changes in the way businesses backup their data. About 10 years ago, Backup Exec was a widely used backup application by some of the biggest businesses in the world. Back then, it was the best backup application out there, and was mainly used in conjunction with backup tapes. This would mean that backup tapes would manually have to be taken out of their slots and taken home as part of a data disaster recovery plan. These days there are much better backup solutions on the market which completely eliminate the chance of human error.

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Is Microsoft spying on you?

Over the past week, many computer users worldwide have flocked to install Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10, as a free upgrade to their current Windows 7/8/8.1 operating system. Like with any new operating system, there will be changes, some we like, some we don’t. The hardest thing to find is what is actually different.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Support

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2003 extended support has ended on 14 July 2015. If you haven’t migrated to a new server operating system by now, you should probably start budgeting for the migration. This means that Microsoft have stopped releasing updates and patches for Server 2003, and it will no longer be a supported operating system. This can have a huge impact on your business in many ways.

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