Secure IT


Which web browser……?

by Kevin Salter on 08.07.2016 20:45

Browsing the web requires a software application. It is likely that any new PC or tablet will come with a default web browser available, or offer a choice of web browsers.

For developers, it can be a challenge to ensure their web pages work equa...


Do you really know what your employees are doing whilst sat at their desks?

You could stand over them all day and watch, but this is not a productive use of your (or anyone else’s) time.

It IS possible to track everything they do on the PC.......

GoToMyPC has been hacked

by Leo Waldock on 20.06.2016 22:31

GoToMyPC has been hacked with the result that passwords have been reset. OK, so you have to go through the 'reset password' dance, but that isn't too much like hard work.

The snag is that GoToMyPC/Citrix hasn't felt the need to tell users ex...


Malware in Java

by Leo Waldock on 20.06.2016 22:10

SophosLabs tells us that some particularly nasty ransomware called RAA has broken cover.

This unpleasant piece of work follows the usual form where an email attachment that looks like a .DOC document runs a Macro command that starts an unple...


On 17 June 2016 the UK Government DCMS Select Committee released a report prompted by the TalkTalk incident in October 2015.


With the HMRC digital tax filing vision rapidly approaching its implementation (in one form or another) how will you deal with this and the changes that will inevitably be required?

Working in a digital way does require a change in mentality.....


Panama Papers

by Leo Waldock on 13.05.2016 17:46

You're an accountant so no doubt you have searched the Panama Papers database for names or locations of interest, and you may have searched Offshore Leaks.

This super-handy search tool makes it easy peasy to search both databases for person...


iPhone goes 64-bit

by Leo Waldock on 11.05.2016 14:11

It took Microsoft many years to make the transition to 64-bit software but Apple is doing the job much faster. There was a curiosity 64-bit version of Windows XP in 2002 or 2003 that offered no tangible benefit over 32-bit and now in 2016 we are...

Yesterday the UK Government released the third FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check report. The report created with the help of the major audit firms aims to improve the understanding and management of cyber risk issues.

Yesterday the UK Government launched the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016, which is endorsed by ICAEW.