19 December 2017
In the past month a significant vulnerability was discovered in the most commonly used type of secure wifi.
Dubbed “KRACKAttack”, it allows someone on the same wifi network as you to gain access to your information by replaying the security keys exchanged between your computer and the wifi modem. All modern wifi networks are at risk.
The attacker can potentially steal credit card numbers, passwords, email or chat messages or inject malware or ransomware into websites as you are downloading them.
30 June 2017
Recent ransomware attacks have caused disruption to businesses around the world. The potential for compromise of operations, business and client information have seen a significant rise in the use of cyber insurance policies.
Think of what such an event might mean to your business or even the loss of all of your personal information at home. Do you have clients to inform, if their personal or financial information has been compromised? The cost of reputational damage can be even larger than the cost of getting everything back online and is often difficult to quantify.
10 December 2015
Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) that aims to forcibly extract money from you in return for their services usually by removing viruses. Ransomware is an increasing threat to your security on the internet. Original ransomware programs would tell you that you had a virus and that their program would remove it for you - for a fee of course! In reality, you didn’t have the virus, but you did have an infection of ransomware causing the messages.
More recently, a new threat called Cryptolocker acts by being downloaded onto your computer via clicking on insecure links, websites and emails causing it to encrypt (lock) all data on your computer, including any attached drives such as network drives, backup drives, cameras and USB thumb drives.
12 August 2015
Management Insight (MI) is Boyce’s Budget vs Actual reporting program that gives you the information you need to manage cashflow, bank commitments and plan for the future.
20 April 2015
When buying a new computer it’s a great time to have a think about what you need so you can make sure you get the right machine for the job.
There are three main types of computers you can buy;