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How to set up automatic Outlook out of office replies

Are you taking time off during the christmas and new year holiday? Don't forget to configure your automatic email replies to let people know you won't be available. Out-of-office replies let you automatically communicate relevant information when you're away on holiday or when you won't be near a computer for a few days. [...]

By |2018-12-13T13:18:35+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft application, Tips and advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sexploitation blackmail scam demands bitcoin ransom

Using a genuine stolen password to get a victim's attention, a new sexploitation scam threatens victims with exposing them watching pornography.  In an emailed threat, the scammer claims to have downloaded spyware on the victim's computer that enabled them to take over the victim's webcam. There are many variations of this email, however the scammer usually claims to have grabbed your email and social [...]

By |2018-10-03T11:11:51+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Cyber Crime, Security, Tips and advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Outlook 2007 will stop working with Office 365 on October 31st 2017

By 31 October 2017, Outlook 2007 customers will need to upgrade to a newer version of Office to maintain their email connectivity via Outlook. This is happening because Microsoft is removing support for RPC/HTTP, a protocol that is needed for Outlook 2007 to connect to the Office 365 Exchange Online. The following systems and software [...]

By |2018-01-18T14:09:18+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: CloudSpark, Office365, Tips and advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reclaim your storage space on Windows 10

Windows 10 uses less hard drive space than  earlier versions of Windows, but if you have a Windows tablet or laptop with a very small storage drive, you can run into problems quickly, especially if you want to keep up to date with Windows Updates and Security fixes. Fortunately it is very easy to quickly reclaim your disk space. [...]

By |2018-01-18T14:09:19+00:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: CloudSpark, Tips and advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Email security tips

One of the biggest news stories of the recent USA election process is the hacking and wikileaks release of the Hilary Clinton advisor emails. Who and why carried out these hacks is not relevant to this article, but how they were carried should be of concern to every email user, whether you are running for President or not. If  the advice below had [...]

By |2018-01-18T14:09:19+00:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: CloudSpark, Security, Tips and advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Heat is on – so keep your servers safe from the summer heat

The British summer is apparently here and however fleeting that appearance may be, temperatures at this time of year are certainly high. This is great news for those fortunate people on holiday, however not so good for the company server  grinding away in the corner of the room. Large corporate businesses generally have expensive dedicated server rooms with air purification and temperature controlled [...]

By |2018-01-18T14:09:28+00:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: CloudSpark, Tips and advice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Android phone hack, just type in a really long password!

A flaw in the Android phone lock screen gives attackers full access to locked devices and the data they contain. In a report published Tuesday, computer security researcher John Gordon documented the vulnerability and posted a video (below) of the hack. It only affects smartphones using the latest version of the Android operating system, Lollipop. [...]

By |2018-01-18T14:09:48+00:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: Mobile, Security, Tips and advice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows Server 2003 – Microsoft Support ends July 14th

Microsoft are ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015 Just to be clear, Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 means: No updates Will be developed or released after the end of support No compliance And lack of compliance with standards and regulations can be devastating. No safe [...]

Windows 10 Q&A with Microsoft

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. It will be available starting July 29, 2015, however you can reserve your free upgrade immediately. Yes, it’s free. This is a full version of Windows, not a trial or introductory version. It is available for a [...]

Mobile phone security tips

Today's mobile phones have come a long way in the 30 years since the first 'cellphone' call on the Vodafone network. Anything from sending and receiving emails to sports activity tracking and health apps are now a vital part of our lives. Our mobiles record a tremendous amount of information about our lives such as location, photos, shopping habits and personal banking. Whilst [...]

By |2018-01-18T14:09:55+00:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Mobile, Security, Tips and advice|Tags: , |0 Comments
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