The notorious spyware FinFisher, used to infect mobile phones and computers to place targets under surveillance, has been found in a Sydney data centre.
Warning! – A Common Computer Fraud
Beware of Telephone Scam from people who sound foreign calling from the “Windows Company” saying “Your Computer Has a Virus”.
Over the last few months, I and others who have rung me for help have received a scam phone call from someone saying they are from Technical Support and that they know that my computer is not running properly.
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You may think that it will take a major crisis for your business to lose all of its data. You probably don’t want to hear it is quite the opposite. The most common cause for loss of data is usually human error and just as discouraging is failure due to hardware and software issues.
Read more “The Most Common Causes of Data Loss for Small Businesses”
TeamViewer is a preferred software program that allows people to interact onscreen. The advantages of remote support using TeamViewer are many and will help keep your business in touch with your IT team in case of IT issues.
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Small businesses may have it a little easier when it comes to crunching numbers these days. With so many accounting software programs available you can keep track of expenses, pay bills, provide invoices and pay staff. Here are some of the programs you can consider.
Read more “How to Choose the Right Accounting Software”
With the introduction of Windows 8 many people rejoiced and then wound up with a terrible new operating system hangover due to many annoying design changes. Although Windows 8 offered amazing elements of speed, other design flaws such as the Start-up screen, turn off many people. There are ways to utilize the upside of Windows 8 and skinning is one of them.
Read more “Skinning Windows 8”
You may not realise your computer needs regular tune-ups, much like a car. The more symptoms you have, the worse it can get for your computer if left unchecked. As well, once the symptoms begin, chances are the rest will follow. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should arrange for a tune-up for your system.
Read more “Signs Your Windows System Needs A Tune-up”
No matter how small your business might be, there are some standard IT policies you should have in place to make sure your staff are following safe and professional standards.
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You may think your data is secure because you are using software to scan for viruses. You may even have a firewall in place. However out of date applications can open you up to some scary offenders, the latest of which is known as a Man-in-the-Middle Attack.
Read more “Protect Your Business from Man-in-the-Middle Attack”
For Chaim (pronounced ‘Hyam’) Lee from Aspire Computing, electronics and computing has always been a passion.
“Electronics has been a hobby of mine since I was a teenager” Chaim said. “I built radios, transmitters, amps and gadgets.
Chaim continued this enthusiasm and studied in the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
“After that I went bush” Chaim said.
“I moved out of Sydney and went to work on farms.”
Chaim worked in the Plant Nursery and Irrigation Industry supplying PawPaw seedlings and Trickle/Drip Irrigation systems to Commercial Growers in Qld & Nth NSW before studying for a
degree in Postharvest Technology at UQ Gatton. That course had a large computing component, which provided his foundation in modern PC based computing.
After working at NSW Agriculture in the Riverina, he completed a course in Computer Service & Repair and then returned to Qld. to work as a self-employed PC & Network Serviceman.
“I have always liked working for myself, I’m hands-on and I like doing on-site work and helping country folk,” Chaim said.
Chaim said that when he came into the computing business, the public understanding of computers was very limited and the Internet was by slow Dial-Up.
“Fourteen years ago, there was not much knowledge of PC’s, so when the GST was coming in I did a lot of work setting up Office and Bookkeeping programs and printers for farmers and small businesses. I still like that type of work”
Now, Chaim tends to deal with a fair amount of data transfer and recovery.
“I do a lot of data recovery – when people don’t service their machines regularly, the consequence is that their hard drive can fail and often they don’t have a Backup of their precious data. If I get the drive early enough, I can access the data and copy it to a good new drive”
“I also supply new External Hard Disks and Backup Programs and I try to encourage good habits.”
“These days, I am suppling and installing Solid State Disk Drives (SSD) in new and existing PCs because they have No moving parts, are much quicker, more efficient and have a longer life than the
mechanical drives they are replacing. For those needing help with their business or home office computer, Chaim can assist with the full process.
“I do the full installation and configuration with Windows, Security Updates and all Programs and User Data so that it’s ready to go. “That takes away the pain for people who don’t want to learn about that stuff.”
Aspire Computing can be found online at www.womo.com.au where Chaim has Reviews by over 20 happy customers.