KillerLocker Ransomware

KillerLocker Ransomware
We have received reports of yet another ransomware. KillerLocker ransomware is not vastly different from other ransomwares that we have seen in the past. It encrypts the victim’s files and shows a warning once it finished its job. This time, the warning uses a creepy image of a killer clown. With killer clown attacks all ...

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 data centre go live in the UK

Microsoft has opened Azure data centres for Azure and Office 365 in the UK.   Azure has two new regions, UK West which is listed as Cardiff but is probably in Newport, and UK South which is listed as London but is probably near London.  Office 365 (just Exchange Online and SharePoint Online at this time) ...

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74
Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, who is credited with the invention of email, has died at the age of 74. The US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another in 1971. His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, ...

Microsoft Windows was launched 30 years ago today

Microsoft Windows was launched 30 years ago today
The year 2015 was a milestone for the technology realm. Both eBay and Amazon ditched their teenager tags and celebrated 20 years in business, while IMDb turned 25. Elsewhere, the humble .com domain name reached 30 years of age, as the first dot-com domain was registered in March 1985. However, 1985 was a notable year ...

Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller 2015 – 2016

Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller 2015 - 2016
Readycrest continues to be certified to supply academic volume licensing.

Cryptolocker victims to get files back for free

By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28661463) Before now Cryptolocker victims had to pay a hefty fee to get the keys to unlock their data. All 500,000 victims of Cryptolocker can now recover files encrypted by the malware without paying a ransom. The malicious program encrypted files on Windows computers and demanded a substantial ...

Windows users warned over spammed-out gadget malware attack

Windows users warned over spammed-out gadget malware attack
    Windows users are at risk of having their computers infected, after a malware attack posing as an “important company update” was spammed out. The emails, which use forged headers to pretend to come from the same domain as your email address (in other words, if you have an email of fred@example.com the email ...

Massive cyber attack cripples global internet speeds

  A large and on-going cyber attack against a spam-filtering organisation called Spamhaus has been found to be the cause for a global ‘slow down’ of the internet. According to a report by the BBC, the cyber attack is the largest in history and has been found to be responsible for slow internet speeds and ...

Office 2013 is now transferable!

  Based on customer feedback Microsoft have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another.   This means that customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one.   Previously, customers could only transfer their ...

BT – Loss of Internet after recent McAfee update

BT - Loss of Internet after recent McAfee update
To find out if you are impacted by this, check your McAfee DAT version.  Right-click the McAfee icon in the system tray at the bottom right of your desktop, and either: 1) select About, or 2) select Open BT NetProtect Plus and then click on the About link near the top right. Look for the ...

Microsoft – Office 365 Planned Upgrades

Microsoft – Office 365 Planned Upgrades
Beginning July 2012 and continuing through August 2012, Microsoft will be upgrading Office 365 SharePoint Online. During the upgrade, SharePoint Online will continue to work as normal with the exception of two known read-only periods during the upgrade. These typically last less than 30 minutes. Should you experience any difficulties, please wait 30 minutes and ...

BT – Emergency Work: BT Wholesale 21CN Network Upgrades

BT - Emergency Work: BT Wholesale 21CN Network Upgrades
Engineering work will be carried out in the LONDON FARADAY area as part of BT’s BRAS software upgrades for stability during the following windows; 05/07/2012 02:00 – 06:00hrs 06/07/2012 02:00 – 06:00hrs During this time customers will experience downtime of up to 2 hours. We advise users experiencing connectivity issues after the maintenance window has ...

Planned BT Network Maintenance – Week commencing 2nd July 2012

Planned BT Network Maintenance - Week commencing 2nd July 2012
When’s this work happening? Early hours of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th July. What does it affect? Broadband connectivity. How long will it take? Up to six hours each time. What does the work involve? We’ve received notification from our suppliers about maintenance work that is scheduled to take place in the following areas this ...

Planned BT Network Maintenance – Week commencing 25th June

Planned BT Network Maintenance - Week commencing 25th June
When’s this work happening? Early hours of 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th June. What does it affect? Broadband connectivity. How long will it take? Up to six hours each time. What does the work involve? We’ve received notification from our suppliers about maintenance work that is scheduled to take place in the following areas this ...

BT – Planned Network Maintenance – Week Commencing 28th May

BT - Planned Network Maintenance - Week Commencing 28th May
When’s this work happening? Early hours of 29th, 30th, 31st of May and 1st June. What does it affect? Broadband connectivity. How long will it take? Up to six hours each time. What does the work involve? We’ve received notification from our suppliers about maintenance work that is scheduled to take place in the following ...

BT – Network Maintenance

BT  - Network Maintenance
When’s this work happening? Early hours of 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th May. What does it affect? Broadband connectivity. How long will it take? Up to six hours each time. What does the work involve? We’ve received notification from our suppliers about maintenance work that is scheduled to take place in the following areas this ...

Securing your Twitter experience with HTTPS

Securing your Twitter experience with HTTPS
Last year, Twitter added the option to always use HTTPS when accessing Twitter.com on the web. This setting makes your Twitter experience more secure by protecting your information, and it’s especially helpful if you use Twitter over an unsecured Internet connection like a public wi-fi network. Now, HTTPS will be on by default for all ...

Protest over Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

Protest over Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY 2012 On Wednesday 18th January 2012, Wikipedia and several other websites plan to take down their English websites in protest over Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation currently being considered by the U.S government. This may impact on the availability of some online resources. According to the articles on Wikipedia and BBC ...

EntaNet – Planned Maintenance

EntaNet – Planned Maintenance
Tuesday 24th January 2012, 00:00hrs – 06:00hrs During this maintenance window, additional PWAN infrastructure is being added into our Global Switch POP in London. We are also taking the opportunity to upgrade the IOS on core PWAN routers. There may be several short (up to approximately 15 minutes) outages during this time affecting all PWAN ...

EntaNet – Planned Maintenance: Software Upgrades

EntaNet – Planned Maintenance: Software Upgrades
Tuesday 8th November 2011, 00:00hrs – 06:00hrs During the above window we will be rebooting the following routers for software upgrades colindale.core.enta.net edinburgh.core.enta.net kingston.core.enta.net leeds.core.enta.net slough.core.enta.net stoke.core.enta.net   There will be short (up to approx 30 minutes) outages for users connected to the affected routers during this work. Some routing instability is expected. Mon 31/10/2011 ...