The immensely popular social networking site Facebook has a user base of over 1.19 billion, which also makes it a popular medium for scammers. It is important to be able to identify a threat before it hits you because the consequences that follow one “quick click” may leave your bank account empty and your identity stolen. 53% of scams target social media users Bitdefender conducted a survey on Facebook and Twitter by befriending 1,900 people. They then sent the users three links leading to malware. Based on the results, they discovered: “97 percent of respondents on Facebook and Twitter blindly click on links without checking for malware.”
#scam #malware #twitter #antimalware #esafety #ascomputers #bradford #yorkshire
A good antivirus solution should prevent malware from ever infecting your system. However, if you haven’t yet invested in reliable security software or something manages to slip past your defenses, it’s important to be able to identify the signs of a computer virus.
In today’s post, we’ll show you the most common symptoms of a computer virus, how you can check whether the issue is caused by malware and what you need to do if you discover an infection.
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Latest Gaming Rig build for new customer at AS-COMPUTERS. Adding one of the latest Nvidia GPUs and Acer Predator monitor. Contact us now for a quote. T: 01422246911 M: 07980185332 E: email@example.com #ryzen #AMD #phanteks #gigabyte #corsair #EVGA #gaming #gamingrigs #bradford #acer #nvidia #computers #halifax #cullingworth
Boxing Day Deals on SSD Drives – Pioneer – #boxingdaydeals #computers #ascomputers #halifax #cullingworth #bradford
Boxing Day Deals on SSD Drives. #samsung #860evo #boxingdaydeals #computers #as-computers #halifax #cullingworth #bradford
FOR SALE – Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMP! Edition Graphics Card. 12months old. Shelved for the past 6months.
£140. M: 07980185332 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.as-computers.co.uk #nvidia #zotac #AMP #6GB #ascomputers #halifax #cullingworth
SSD MONTHLY DEAL – CRUCIAL BX500 120GB £20.99. INSTALLATION AND DATA TRANSFER AVAILALBE UPON REQUEST. #SSD #CRUCIAL #OFFERS #ASCOMPUTERS #CULLINGWORTH #HALIFAX
Sainsbury’s Bank Visual Guide to Shopping Safely Online
Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet?
Do you know how to keep your credit card secure whilst shopping online? Is your card registered for added security measures such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard secure or American Express SafeKey?
We’ve put together 10 steps for safe online shopping below, along with how to stay safe using mobile devices and Wi-Fi. We’ve also included tips on what to do if you encounter any illegal activity.
Lenovo V110 AMD A9 Laptop – £269.99!! #lenovo #laptop #as-computers
We have just had delivery on a batch of Lenovo V110 laptops for sale. £274.99 (ex Vat). Includes setup and delivery. Great laptop for the cost. Comes with SSD drive for extra speed and 12month warranty.
Contact us on Office: 01422246911 or email email@example.com #lenovo #laptop #sale #business #homeuser #halifax #cullingworth #ascomputers
AS-COMPUTERS – Gaming Rig for sale. Gamemax case, Intel i3 processor, 8GB HyperX RAM, Gigabyte Mobo, Gigabyte 1050ti OC 4GB GPU, 240GB SSD, Win10. 300Mbps Built-in Wi-Fi. 3yr parts warranty £500.00 #pc #pcgaming #gigabyte #intel #ascomputers #windows10 #gamemax
Safe emails vs scams: the key differences
Over one billion consumers send and receive email on a daily basis. Of those, eighty thousand are victimized by scams everyday and a total of four million people fall prey to scams annually. It is essential for everyone to learn to differentiate a safe email from a potential scam because carelessly opening attachments and messages may leave you facing the aftermath of financial loss and identity theft.
45% of users are fooled by email scams and face financial loss or identity theft
Full Blog review at Emsisoft – https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/
4 Sale – Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC 4GB Graphics Card. Excellent condition. 7 months old. Reason for sale.. Upgraded to 1070ti. Cost £175 new. Selling for £110.00
Happy to post out to customer for £8-£10 recorded delivery only. #gigabyte #1050ti #nvidia #GTX #4GB #4sale #OC
Blockchain, cryptocurrency and Bitcoin for businesses – Interested in using blockchain, cryptocurrency and Bitcoin for your business but not sure where to start? This comprehensive guide covers the basics about these emerging technologies and reveals what they could mean for your company. #sage #cryptocurrency #payments #technology
Full Blog – https://www.sage.com/en-gb/blog/blockchain-cryptocurrency-bitcoin-businesses/
4 SALE – iMac 27inch with Retina 5K Display – new sealed item
FULL SPEC – Retina 5K Display, 3.4GHz Processor, 1TB Storage, 3.4GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 32GB, 1TB Fusion Drive1, Radeon Pro 570 with 4GB video memory, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Retina 5K 5120×2880 P3 display
Item is new/sealed. Cost £1749. Selling on behalf of customer. Sale price is £1350.00 . 23% saving. #apple #imac #27inch #5k
On New Year’s Day, while most of the Western world was relaxing and celebrating, the Emsisoft team was busy solving a serious online threat that could have cost a company’s reputation, client information and their business: Ransomware32. Imagine if all of your company data – representing 10 years of work – was instantly inaccessible to every single computer user in your business. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of, but it was all too real for a successful Australian tourism company last month. https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/21650/true-story-ransomware-almost-destroyed-their-tourism-company/?ref=offer000003&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=mainnews&utm_campaign=offer000003 #ransomware #business #security
Bradford based Sugdens Estate Agents launch their new branch in Cleckheaton with the help of AS Computers Ltd.
The highly regarded estate agents, Sugdens have again appointed AS Computers Ltd as IT specialist for their third new branch based in Cleckheaton.
Following the huge success of Sugdens existing businesses in Idle and Queensbury, the Company has developed an excellent reputation in the property market and recently made the decision to open a new branch in Cleckheaton.
Mark Sugden said “Using our extensive experience in the sales and lettings market we decided to open our new branch in Cleckheaton as we felt there was a gap in the area for something new and fresh”
“We have worked with Andrew since the business model was launched 5 years ago and there was no doubt in my mind who I wanted to be responsible for the IT at our new branch”
“With Andrew’s help we have created a clutter free work space that now uses the latest IT technology in the property market. We have moved away from paper files which take up a lot of physical space to Microsoft Office 365 and Vebra Altos Cloud based Property management system which we can access from anywhere, even when we are not in the office.
I have always had complete faith in Andrew’s IT knowledge and expertise and his ability to meet our requirements on time and within budget. Our staff teams have always found him to be helpful at resolving any IT issues quickly in a market where things move extremely fast and hence IT issues need resolving quickly, with minimal business interruption. Andrew is always available at the end of the telephone and happy to help with visiting our sites to discuss issues face to face, if needed.
We’re happy to work with AS Computers Ltd as one of our specialist partners and look forward to working with them in the future as our Company grows and we look to open additional branches across the Bradford District”
+++ AS Computers Ltd is responsible for all IT equipment within the new branch, sourcing and purchasing suitable IT hardware and software on time and within budget. A tailored IT support package was included in the plan for IT for the new branch, which includes staff training, a dedicated telephone and face to face response plan and hardware/software support for all equipment supplied +++
For more information or to discuss your specific project or IT issue, please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07980 185332.
#sugdensestates #cleckheaton #ascomputers #propertysales #propertylettings #vebraalto
AS Computers Ltd recently secured the contract for IT support with Aspire Development, a successful and growing leadership and management development consultancy based in Halifax.
Trevor Wheatly, Managing Director of Aspire said “AS Computers continue to help the business as we move through a period of rapid growth and change. A Director level decision was made to move the storage of all important documents from paper based files to a Cloud based storage system. Andrew, at AS Computers, successfully helped to manage the transition to Office 365 for the business and supported all our employees during this period of change. AS Computers continue to support Aspire Development with all our IT issues and we look forward to working together as our business grows and we secure new contracts over the coming months”.
Andrew Sykes, Director of AS Computers, said “ It has been really exciting to work with and support Aspire Development as the business grows and also to start to see the benefit of using the Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive Business for all their storage needs. Aspire Development really embraced the change despite the initial challenges with any new system. I have been supporting their staff team ensuring that they are fully trained and happy with using the new technology – dealing quickly with any issues that arise. I look forward to working with other companies in the future who also want to make the move to Office 365.
AMD launches 32 core 2nd gen Threadripper CPU
The announcement comes a day after Intel launched its own 28-core CPU
During the Californian company’s Computex keynote, AMD once again push the boundaries on its CPU technology with the new second-generation Threadripper.
We had already known for awhile that the chip would land Later this year,But AMD has confirmed that it will launchIn the third quarter of 2018.
The new Threadripper will feature up to 32-cores and 64 threads. It will also run on MDs 12 nm Zen+ architecture, much like the latest Ryzen desktop CPUs.
As you’d expect, the new Threadripper will also give you plenty of performance upgrades such as higher clock speeds more efficient performance and improve boost. It is also a significant upgrade from the 16-core CPU that was launched last year.
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#AMD #threadripper #newtech #CPU
Security Advisory: CSRF & DNS Attacks
In May 2018, we became aware of new attacks against web-enabled devices, which includes DrayTek routers. The recent attacks have attempted to change DNS settings of routers. We are in the process of releasing updated firmware which you should upgrade to as soon as it is available but also immediately follow the advice below:
Update your firmware immediately, or as soon as updated software is available. Before doing the upgrade, take a backup of your current config in case you need to restore it later (system maintenance -> Config backup). Do use the .ALL file to upgrade, otherwise you will wipe your router settings.
Check your DNS and DHCP settings on your router. If you have a router supporting multiple LAN subnets, check settings for each subnet. Your DNS settings should be either blank, set to the correct DNS server addresses from your ISP or DNS server addresses of a server which you have deliberately set (e.g. Google 126.96.36.199). A known rogue DNS server is 188.8.131.52 – if you see that, your router has been changed.
In the case of DHCP, the DHCP server may be disabled, which will typically cause errors on your LAN as devices fail to be issued with IP addresses so the problem is more obvious.
https://www.draytek.co.uk/support/security-advisories/kb-advisory-csrf-and-dns-dhcp-web-attacks #draytek #dns