USB devices are external hard drives and flash drives that are small, inexpensive, and portable, which are used widely for storing and transferring files from one device to another. However, the same features make them attractive and popular among cybercriminals. They use USB devices to distribute malicious and spreadable malware onto your devices.
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Phishing is one of the most common means of email scams. In 2019, 25168 cases of phishing were reported where 513 of them resulted in a financial loss, valued at AU$1.5 million. Moreover, there were more than 167, 000 scamming cases reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) controlled Scamwatch.
The COVID 19 pandemic has had a severe impact on our business economy and dented business confidence as it has all around the world. The Australian Federal Government Budget for 2020-21 was recently released. The Government’s economic response is designed to support Australian households and businesses to recover from the impact of this difficult period.
Cybercrimes are ongoing threats that continuously evolve as technology evolves. You can never predict when your account will be attacked by a cyber-criminal. Cyberattacks are no longer limited to big corporations or government sites. Small businesses and individuals are not safe from cybercrimes. A small business may find it harder to recover from a security incident. As an SMB it is important to understand how to protect your accounts from cybercriminals.
In recent months we are witnessing a sharp uptick in the number of cybersecurity events all over Australia. In September, this year, Defense Minister Linda Reynolds warned that we are facing a “new normal”, as Australia released its first cybersecurity threat report which indicated 4,500 hacking attempts in a day. While we may have thwarted many hundreds of direct attacks both locally and overseas, we must remain vigilant.
Do you see an error message like this “USB device not recognised”? In the next article from our IT helpdesk team in Perth, we give you five solutions to resolve the problem.
Have you ever trashed or burned an important paper, knowingly or by accident, only to realise later that you actually needed it? That happens with digital files too! But luckily you can retrieve deleted electronic data. Our IT HelpDesk from Perth tells you how you can recover lost or deleted files in Windows in a few steps.
This is a common concern with business owners. You expect good IT to streamline and improve how your business functions; but instead, it ends up eating up a significant chunk of your budget and leads to frustration. IT expenditure is cyclic – most businesses refresh their major infrastructure every 4 to 5 years. But an increasing IT spend, particularly for IT support is a sign that things are going wrong.
Emails have a way of filling your inbox quickly. New mails, replies, chain mails, forwards, FYIs – your Outlook inbox can spiral out of control before you even realise it. It is crucial to keep your inbox neat to manage your mails better and avoid confusion and missed mails. Archiving old emails automatically can take a load off your inbox and unclutter your mind at the same time.
Microsoft SharePoint is a web application that allows you to store, organise, securely share, and access information from any device. The SharePoint platform consists of SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server & SharePoint Workspace. It is built in a way to make it reliable, scalable, secure, and compatible for the users.