Todays News

Facebook suffers huge outages

Last night Facebook suffered its worst outage ever leaving millions of customers with no access to feeds for up to 8 hours, Instagram another part of the Facebook empire also suffered the same fate, so many users yet again took twitter with the hashtag #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown have been used more than 160,000 times so far, it is not sure if WhatsApp has suffered the same fate.

At this point, there has been no response from Facebook about the incident

Internet turns 30 today

The internet turns 30 years old today, the inventor Sir Tim Laid wanted the world to be interconnected and for free with no restrictions, but over the past few years, Sir Tim has noticed several warning signs, one of which is a vast amount of companies offering free content or software to gain personal information. This type of activity treads all over the aspect of privacy.

The other warning signs are the ease in which misinformation (fake news) is easily spread about the social media websites with no verification of its authenticity, as more and more of us use the internet for news and the speed in which we receive this, things can get easily out of hand.

We should all be responsible for what goes on the internet.

Keep the internet clean and let’s see the next 30 years be more beneficial to mankind

More wiki info – Click Here

Google chrome is 10 years old

Google Chrome first announcement and appearance was in the year 2008, soon after the release, it gained ground overtaking the well-established Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Users found that the clean clutter free of the homepage and the speed in which the chrome browser delivered its results was a seller

Over the years there have been better and better features appearing on the browser, now 10 years on Google is releasing a major update to Chrome, New Look, Improved Password Management plus loads more.

Users on the Mac can now use the search bar/address bar for search results now display relevant information as you type

If you are Chrome user, you’ll enjoy the 10th birthday update

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FBI wants you to reboot your router

In the past few months, there has been a malware threat called VPNFilter, this malware has the ability infiltrate some home user routers and cause it to be a part of a collective to cause a DDOS (Denial of Service) attack on specific websites causing that website to go offline.

The other thing that this malware target is none secure web traffic that the user views and inserted malicious code to web the traffic enabling it to spy on your previously viewed pages and gain access certain unsecured data and pages and pass it on to a centralized server

Below there is a small example of the affected 500,000 routers listed

Asus, D-Link, Huawei, Linksys, Microtik, Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link, Ubiquiti, Upvel & ZTE

The reason why the FBI is asking users to reboot their routers is that they have gained access to the main server that was doing all the collecting this data.

We at GT-systems encourage our users and clients to always browse the internet on secure websites and always use 2FA (2-factor authentication) for logins

Find out more at the Fortinet website – Click Here

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

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.

 

Contact GT-Systems for more help

Today’s News – That is a lot of Spam

Email Spam is such a nuisance, we use emails more and more each day from general chit-chat to arranging that important meeting.
Emails are even classed as a legal document
We at GT-Systems can host your emails with protection of our 2 layer security system to minimise spam & viruses in your inbox.
Our basic package start at £5 per month consisting is 5 email addresses. Need more information give us a call

More info on Email Spam

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Leprechauns messing with your files

Leprechauns messing with your files, making your computer run at a snails pace, call GT-Systems to speed up your computer and protect your pot of Gold

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When it comes to IT – Speed is Key

Since the early days of the Industrial revolution, technological development has gone hand in hand with speed.  Factories, cars, aeroplanes, mobile phones – they’re all about efficiency and speed.  Computers are no different.

As for Personal Computers, instead of running on single core processors, they are now using up to eight core processors.  And, out go spinning disk hard drives, to be replaced by SSD (Solid State Drive) technology.

Where speed is key, GT-Systems make sure we’re bang up-to-date.

When we review your IT infrastructure, we check out your –

  • Security
  • Speed
  • Backups

Don’t be left behind by the pace of IT.  With GT Systems, you’ll get into pole positions and you’ll stay there.

Want to know more?  Call us today – 01604 807824 / 07920 449587

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Meetup with Dan Hooley of Tegile Systems

Had a fantastic meetup with Daniel Hooley, Technical Account Manager at Tegile Systems @ the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels

Daniel Hooley & Gehric Barreau

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