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Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

In the recent weeks and months there have a phising emails doing the rounds, claiming that they have footage of you and if you don’t pay them, they would release the footage to all in your contacts lists.

Below are a few things you can do to avoid this….

Be extremely careful when opening emails and don’t solely rely on your firewall or antivirus to filter these kind of emails you have to do your part too, a lot of emails looks very genuine and if that email is asking you to click on a link for example to update your password, the best thing to do is right click on the link there you will see where that link actually takes you.

Another tell tale sign of a scrupulous email is when they start off by saying “Dear customer” and not your actual name.

All webcams should be covered up, pointed away or even disconnected.

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Happy New Year 2019

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from all of us from GT-Systems

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2018 Christmas Postage Dates

Welcome to the beautiful festive season of panic buying, wrapping and posting.

It might sound simple, but ensuring your perfect gift arrives in time can be trickier than you think.

Whether you’re looking to post an item or receive it before 25 December; it’s important that you know your deadlines to avoid tears on Christmas morning – and to help, we’ve broken down the key dates for your diary below.

Royal Mail has officially published its recommended posting dates for Christmas 2018

Dates in full:

Tuesday 18 December – Royal Mail 2nd Class |  Royal Mail Signed For 2nd® Class

Thursday 20 December – Royal Mail 1st Class  |  Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class  |  Parcelforce Worldwide express48 & express48 Large

Friday 21 December – Parcelforce Worldwide express24, AM, 9 & 10

Saturday 22 December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

 

Information provided by the Post Office

Beware of Phishing Emails

At this part of the year, we see a sudden increase in Phishing emails.

What are Phishing Emails?

  • They are emails that look like they came from a legitimate company i.e. Banks, Supermarkets, social media plus loads more

Generally, they will ask you to fill out a form requesting all of your details including passwords

What is real and what’s fake and where to look

  • The email address where the email came from is the main give away, in a lot of case it looks like it came from someone’s personal email account, these are people that have had their email address hacked prior to this
  • This next way to spot a fake email, if the email asks you to click a link that leads you to an obscure website name
  • Real companies will never ask you for your password or bank details, especially the CVC code on the back of the card

What are the attachments within the email?

  • Another form of phishing is sending attachments with the email and asking the recipient to open it and fill out the form, if you do happen to open these types of attachment’s in most of the time it’s too late, your computer will be infected then the whole cycle will start again using your email address to send out phishing emails to all of your friends and family
  • If you’re not expecting an email Do not open the attachments claiming to be invoices, bank statements and so on

How would I know if I get infected and what shall I do?

  • The first thing you will notice if that your company may start to be extremely slow at responding, apps and programs take ages to load
  • The other thing you will start getting calls from your friends and family saying that you are sending then spam to them
  • The first thing to do is update your antivirus guard and run a full detailed scan
  • In more extreme cases a full system restore is needed

Visa goes down affecting Millions as Cards are Declined

Million of Visa card user face missionary as the VISA card payments are not paying out, the outages are affecting most of Europe, The payments look to customers like they are being declined, in the same way as when a card has insufficient funds.

A spokesperson from Visa said: “Visa is currently experiencing a service disruption.”

“This incident is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed.”

“We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.”

 

Youtube page showing 500 internal server error

In last few hours a lot of Youtube users has been seeing error messages while browsing the websites user content area

 

There has been no official word on Youtube about the issue they are facing

When users when trying to view the site they were presented a warning page with a long string of text

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Are you ready from 25th May 2018, The regulation requires organizations to prove that they know where personal data is and where it isn’t. For more in-depth rules for business & Organisations and Rights for citizens Click Here

UK Christmas Postage Dates

Welcome to the beautiful festive season of panic buying, wrapping and posting.

It might sound simple, but ensuring your perfect gift arrives in time can be trickier than you think.

Whether you’re looking to post an item or receive it before 25 December; it’s important that you know your deadlines to avoid tears on Christmas morning – and to help, we’ve broken down the key dates for your diary below.

Royal Mail has officially published its recommended posting dates for Christmas 2017

Dates in full:

  • Wednesday 20 December for 2nd Class delivery and Royal Mail Signed For 2nd Class.
  • Thursday 21 December for 1st Class, Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class and Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed.
  • Friday 22 December for Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed.

 

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This information was supplied by the Post Office

Today’s News – Keep your guard up

We all out there thinks this virus has been forted, this is not the case there has been a sudden increase in variants to this malicious Virus, been vigilant as what email and files you open.

 

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