Ransomeware attacks on RDP

Ransomware attacks via RDP

Ransomware attacks via RDP.

Ransomware attacks will always be prevalent. As part of our service here at Binary Bank we will always endeavour to keep you informed and keep reminding you, how to protect yourselves and your companies.

We choose Avast for our cyber-security software and one of their recent blogs explains how you can protect yourself from cyber criminals.

In short the key points are:

1) Make sure your RDP connection is not open to the internet.

2) Always use strong passwords.

3) Back up, back up, and… BACK UP!

 

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Gone Phishing

Phishing Emails By Nick Clayden

I was reading this article, it got me thinking about how easy it is to catch a user off guard and get access to their accounts. A dot in an email address is a subtle difference but in that case is the difference between a legitimate request and a phishing one. For some reason, Gmail will let you own all the dotted variations of your email address. So, if you are joebloggs@gmail.com, you can still receive emails on joe.bloggs and jo.ebloggs. There aren’t even any alerts to tell you that an email has been sent to a variant of your primary Gmail address.

Office 365, on the other hand, alerts their users when they spot any signs of a phishing email and prepends the email with something like this: Read more

Hosted Desktops

Hosted Desktops

Your Windows Desktop Any Time, Anywhere

vDesk Hosted Desktops means you would have your Windows desktop at your fingertips, anywhere, any time with all your favourite Microsoft software to hand and always up to date.

vDesk Hosted Desktops from Binary Bank provide lots more besides. We are great believers that IT works best when you make the complex simple. By moving your desktop access and storage to the cloud with vDesk Hosted Desktops, you really will be simplifying your life. Read more

5 Top Tips for an effective and safe digital workplace

5 Top Tips for an effective and safe digital workplace

5 Top Tips for an effective and safe digital workplace.

Whatever the size of your business, creating a digitally effective and safe environment to work from enables everyone to work smarter and to innovate.

  1. Ensure Productivity everywhere. with the right access to devices and applications, means your teams are connected, secure and productive.
  2. Keeping everyone and everything connected. Products and solutions that fit together and meet your current needs allow high performance and reliability.
  3. Provide mobility as standard. Today everyone expects the same level of flexibility, availability and service at work that they get with their personal devices.
  4. Bake-in security at every level. Security built into the network reduces the risk and minimises the impact of attacks if they happen.
  5. Be prepared for the future. With the pace of digital change, ensuring that you have the right network in place keeps you ahead of the competitive game.

For more information please call us on 01277 280008 or contact us here

Scam Academy.

Scam Academy.

Many people may already know the dos and don’ts of financial fraud- that no-one should ever ask them for their PIN or full password, or ever make them feel pressured into making a decision. The trouble is, in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to forget this.

After all, trusting people on their word is something everyone tends to do instinctively. If someone says they’re from your bank or from the police, why wouldn’t you believe them?

Before you take their word for it though, Take Five (a new awareness campaign led by FFA UK and its members with partners Cifas and City of London Police) urges you to stop and consider whether the situation is genuine – to stop and think if what you’re being told really makes sense. Read more

Fake Boss Email

CEO Fraud

Businesses warned about the boss’s email asking for cash! Latest scam! Fraudsters claiming to be your boss. Police say a growing number of workers are falling for a disturbing new money-transfer fraud. Fraudulent attempts are being made by hackers that clone emails and make contact with you acting as if they are your boss or […]

AVG offers free ransomware decryptor tools

AVG offers free ransomware decryptor tools. AVG have just released six new ransomware decryption tools for partners and their clients. The free tools decrypt the recent ransomware strains Apocalypse, BadBlock, Crypt888, Legion, SZFlocker and TeslaCrypt. While AVG Business products help detect and block against all known ransomware strains – including this recent six – AVG […]

Protecting members of your family

Creating a secure but memorable password is essential. Replacing letters with numbers encrypts your code, making it more difficult to hack. Read more

Improve your Internet speed

Here are a few tips that you can try to improve your internet speed before spending time on the phone to your Internet Service Provider or ISP for short.

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