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Announcement – Clientele Software and Relocation

Dependable Technologies is pleased to announce the purchase of the ERP software package, Clientele Software, and the incorporation of business IT services from Pacific West Data.

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Assessing the Onliner Spambot Dump

It has been reported that a massive, 711 million email address “database” has been dumped on the Web: http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/change-your-email-password-now-if-youre-on-this-list-of-711-million-accounts/news-story/3fecd838cbde75f59b6cad8d7d298f8b http://www.zdnet.com/article/onliner-spambot-largest-ever-malware-campaign-millions/ On further analysis it is a bit of a beat up.  Whilst it’s true that there are millions of real email addresses in there, there’s no way of determining if an address has been dumped […]

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Ransomware Attack “WannaCry”

Over the weekend a massive ransomware cyberattack was launched by malware called “WannaCry” and this is in fact still a current and growing threat. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-14/ransomware-cyberattack-threat-lingers-as-people-return-to-work/8525554 Whilst we were confident our Maintenance systems and anti-malware protection had ensured our customers on Support Agreements were safe from this attack, the scale of the attack prompted us to […]

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Introducing Bitdefender Business Security

Dependable Technologies has been deploying Kaspersky Internet Security to protect our clients for several years. Whilst it has provided a solid level of protection (saving us from multiple ransomeware attacks), it has a tendency to interfere with some of our customer’s software. This, in combination with some operational difficulties in managing the software, led us to research […]

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Microsoft AC Power Cord Recall

Microsoft have announced a recall of AC power cords for some models in their Surface range.  If you own a Microsoft Surface Pro, please review the recall page for instructions: https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/powercord Simon Wong  

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