Most businesses must now report data breaches

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 9 May 2018
Protecting your business data is no longer just common sense The chances are that if you experience any form of data breach, then not only is your company's information at risk but you are also at risk of breaching the privacy act. It's often assumed that data breach only means being hacked by a sophisticated gang from a rogue nation trying to influence votes or steal national secrets; It is more often associated with the wrongful acquisition of personal information that is res...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 20 December 2017
Loyal I.T. Solutions will be closed from midday December 22nd through to 8:30am on Monday January 8th.  We will have select members of our team available for emergencies between these two dates.  Should you require emergency assistance during that time, please contact our office on 02 4337 0700 for instructions. We thank all of our clients for your continued support during 2017.  Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018. ...
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Email and passwords leaked - how to check yours.

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 31 August 2017
Email and passwords leaked - how to check yours.
It's happened again.  Yahoo reports there has been a huge data leak of the email addresses and passwords of 771 million people.  I did not escape the breach, nor did many of the email addresses we use at Loyal I.T. Currently, it is unknown where the breach occurred, but it is important for everyone who has been breached, to update your password to something new and most importantly, something strong.  Strong passwords are generally over 8 characters long, contain a c...
Posted in:Security  

The "A Team" take on CeBIT

Posted by Naomi McCahon on 5 June 2017
The "A Team" take on CeBIT
Michael T & Naomi piled into Brendan's car on a Tuesday morning recently, ready to take on the "big smoke" Darling Harbour, Sydney to attend the annual I.T. trade show CeBIT. For Michael & Brendan, this was not their first time however, for Naomi it was. Naomi was busy questioning the guys on the drive down about all things I.T. in the hope to get her "geek on". We arrive & it is on! There were multiple speakers, stands galore & geeks (I...
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WannaCry ransomware attack

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 18 May 2017
As you may be aware, the tech news headlines over the past week have been dominated by the new strain of ransomware called "WannaCry".  This ransomware leverages a bug in Microsoft Windows computers which encrypts all of your data then requests payment in Bitcoin.  Those of you who have been following this blog over the years would recognise the modus operandi of this ransomware being very similar to that of the original Cryptolocker ransomware.  There is nothing t...
Posted in:NewsWindowsNetworking Security  

World backup day 2017 celebration

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 31 March 2017
World backup day 2017 celebration
Happy world backup day! (Yes, World Backup Day is a thing) Did you know that over 60 million computers will fail worldwide in the next 12 months?  1 in 10 computers will be infected with a virus every month?  29% of disasters are caused by accident?  What would you do if you lost everything?  It's a scary prospect considering that 30% of people have never backed up their data!  Don't let this happen to you. When was the last time you backed up y...
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