Author Archives: Simon Wong

Cryptolocker

Today we have been helping a client recover from a Cryptlocker attack.  It is a very nasty piece of malware, also known as Ransomware, that encrypts your files then asks you to pay to have them decrypted.  It is nasty enough to also attack network shares so beware in larger networks! The good news is […]

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Major Bash vulnerability that affects Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X

A major vulnerability that affects Unix based systems (Unix, Linux, Mac OS X) has been revealed.  Most Linux distributions have already released patches to address this but so far Apple has not. If you are under a Maintenance Agreement, we are already working on fixing your servers.  If you are not and require assistance, feel […]

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Support for Windows XP ends in less than 5 days

Like Europe said “It’s the final countdown…”! Microsoft’s support for Windows XP ends next Tuesday 8/4/14. Most of our clients have started their migrations off XP but please contact is if you need help upgrading. Regards SimonW

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Malware and Ransomware

Hi Everyone, Just before Christmas the ABC published this news article which particularly covered ransomware and a major infection at QUT. Whilst it is impossible to give 100% protection against anything like these attacks (nor anything in life!) what I can guarantee is that if you are not keeping your computers, software and AV up […]

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Report on linux.conf.au 2014

Hi Everyone, In the first week of January I was at the annual Linux Conference which was held in Perth this year.  It’s a grass roots, technical conference, gathering Linux and open source gurus, professionals and hobbyists.  Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux says himself it is the only conference he enjoys going to! As […]

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