How to tell a fake email from real

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 1 July 2016
How to tell a fake email from real
How to tell a fake email from real With Cryptolocker and its clones still infecting businesses, the best way to thwart hackers and scammers is to be aware and alert.  Email used to be a relative safehaven but with the advent of these ransomware products, email has turned into a hostile environment.  So how do you tell what is a legitimate email and what isn't?  Here are 4 tips to help you prevent getting infected: 1. Always be suspicious of unsolicited email. ...
Posted in:Security  

Zoo and Snooze 2016

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 16 June 2016
Zoo and Snooze 2016
It's that time of year again.  On Friday August 5th, select members of the Loyal I.T. team are giving up their bed for the night and sleeping on the cold hard ground all to raise funds for Coast Shelter.  Coast Shelter is a not-for-profit charity based on the NSW Central Coast which provides accommodation and support programs for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Held every year in the middle of Winter up at the Reptile Park at Somersby, it has 2 main ai...
Posted in:Coast Shelter Zoo & Snooze Funrdraiser  

VIRUS ALERT: Cryptolocker outbreak

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 2 June 2016
VIRUS ALERT: Cryptolocker outbreak
We have had an alarming number of business reporting to us that a new variant of Cryptolocker is doing the rounds.  This variant is masquerading as an AGL energy bill inviting you to click on the links to "View your Bill" or click for "More details".  If you receive this email, delete it immediately.  The email will look similar to the image at the top of this blog. Please circulate this link to all of your employees, friends and family.  If you ...
Posted in:Security  

Preventing the automatic update to Windows 10

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 21 April 2016
Preventing the automatic update to Windows 10
If you are on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you may be sick and tired of Windows constantly hounding you to upgrade to Windows 10.  Whilst Windows 10 is a solid product, upgrading is often fraught with danger.  Incompatibilities with hardware and software are the biggest reason not to upgrade.  The hours required to fix a system after a failed upgrade is the next biggest reason to never upgrade to Windows 10. Now there is something you can do about it.  Never...
Posted in:NewsWindows  

Naomi gives blood

Posted by Michael Goodwin on 15 April 2016
Naomi gives blood
At our 2015 Conference, we set a goal to give back 6 days of service to our local community. Each of our team members could choose a cause they are passionate about, and get involved.
Naomi, our very own "Director of First Impressions", is the first to get involved. Naomi visited the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at West Gosford on Tuesday this week and donated 1 pint of her precious blood. In doing this, she has potentially saved 3 lives and the blood donated could b...
Posted in:Misc  

Loyal I.T. launches new ticket logging system

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 14 March 2016
Do you need to log a service or support ticket with us?  Have no time to speak to someone to log a ticket?  Have more information than what can be conveyed through a phone conversation?  Now you can log a call for help by simply emailing help@loyalit.com.au.  Our automated ticket logging system will automatically assign you a ticket number and notify our technicians that you need support.  No longer will you have to wait in a phone queue to log a support call....
Posted in:Services  

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