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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now available

Microsoft has launched its latest Windows 10 major upgrade as of yesterday. If you are currently running Windows 10 and would like to force your machine to update to the April 2018 Update instead of waiting Download the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant and follow the prompts.  

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available

If you are currently running Windows 10 and want to force your machine to update to the Anniversary Update instead of waiting Download the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant and follow the prompts.

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Shortcut key reference Windows 10

Download our PDF of shortcut keys for windows 10

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Stay Smart Online

Australian Government’s cybercrime alerts https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/internet/stay-smart-online and Facebook page

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Windows 10 Tips

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10

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Windows 10 is now available

You may have a dialog box appear inviting you to upgrade to Windows 10. Although this is legitimate and from Microsoft we recommend waiting a month or so for some of the early bugs to be resolved. If you really would like to proceed with it we recommend taking a full backup and verifying that you are not […]

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Ransomware on the rise

Microsoft flags 800 per cent spike in crypto ransomware that demands $US1000 http://www.cso.com.au/article/558533/microsoft-flags-800-spike-crypto-ransomware-demands-1k/ To avoid this ensure your – Anti Virus is up to date – Don’t open suspicious emails – Don’t open suspicious attachments – Microsoft updates current – Adobe updates current An additional service we perform is Network Penetration Testing, where we perform […]

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Your Home internet router

Most people keep their computer updates and anti-virus up to date but aren’t aware that your home router requires maintenance. Updates are published for these devices that require manual installation and it is also important to change the default password and record this. The following link explains some vulnerabilities that exist: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/139631-critical-backdoor-in-linksys-and-netgear-routers-found-again/ If you embark on […]

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SCAM websites

Saw this “great” website recently with massive sunglasses discounts http://sunglassesusonline.com/   Seemed too cheap and of course if “something is too good to be true …” Further investigation shows the website complies to all the dodgy tactics. Have a look at this guide to spotting fake sites. http://www.scamidentifier.com/how-to/spot-fake-online-shops/ Now I’m not proposing to uncover all […]

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