Category: IT

Sophos Home

Simple. Effective. Free. Sophos Home protects every Mac and PC in your home from malicious software, inappropriate websites and viruses. It uses the same award-winning technology that I trust to protect my business systems. Best of all, you can manage security settings for the whole family from any browser https://www.sophos.com/lp/sophos-home.aspx To protect your business, contact us!   Read more →

Permanent Blocking of The Internet

(Sent this to some staff today had to share it LOL) IT Dept Notice 4/1/2016From: Network Engineer Due to the growing number of viruses and general garbage on the internet, not to the mention the unrelenting stress caused by the internet, I have come to the conclusion that we will have to block the internet permanently. With the internet blocked, our lives should… Read more →

Protecting Against Ransomware

If you are reading this post it is most likely (Hopefully not!) that it is already too late and you are already infected….:( So how do you protect against “Ransomware”? Well the short answer is no matter what measures you take there is no fool proof way of protecting yourself against this infection, or any infection for that matter. However… Read more →

What Is CryptoLocker Ransomware?

“Ransomware attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in certain industries a ransomware attack is considered a data breach”. KnowBe4 has an excellent article on CryptoLocker, please see the link below. https://www.knowbe4.com/what-is-cryptolocker-ransomware/ Read more →

Heart Bleed Test Tool Box

Clients have expressed much concern over the HeartBleed security bug. It is of course a major concern. I would encourage you to read the following: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/heartbleed-poses-risk-clients-and-internet-things http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed http://heartbleed.com/ If you would like reassurance about a particular website you can test the site using several online services: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/ http://tif.mcafee.com/heartbleedtest Systems administrators should also be aware of “reverse” heartbleed: https://reverseheartbleed.com/ Read more →

SpiceWorks Report: Windows Server Disk Space Used

You can download the report here: http://community.spiceworks.com/reports/3681 You can also easily modify the script to search for any device so instead of servers you could change this line: WHERE operating_system LIKE ‘Windows Server%’  to  WHERE operating_system LIKE ‘Windows 7%’ to report only your Windows 7 computers. This script is a hack of the original SQL script by Ben.B (Spiceworks) http://community.spiceworks.com/reports/1140… Read more →

A Microsoft Minute

A Microsoft Minute: A unit of time ranging in value from one realtime minute to several hours. “Time to complete installation of Windows XP 37 minutes.” (24 minutes later) “Time to complete installation of Windows XP 36 minutes. Did you know that Windows XP will speed up all your everyday computing tasks!” Read more →

Schtasks Query /TN Tasks over the network

Well here we go, I had to write something about this as once again this is the ultimate in stupidity from our boys at Microsoft. My goal here was originally to query the time of my server backups across all servers in the data-center. According to the help provided and by running the command line “schtasks /Query /?” we get… Read more →