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Melton Computers News

WannaCry Ransomware, What Happened?

In May 2017 the world was shocked by a technical attack that shut down major businesses around the world. High Profile examples include The National Health Service (UK), FedEx & Telefonica (Spain) and in Australia our chocolate manufacturing was halted when Cadbury was struck down. Not so sympathetic reactions were recorded however when the Victorian Speed Camera Network was shut down. What made the WannaCry ransomware threat so vulgar and dangerous is its ability to self-procreate and spre.

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Fake Telstra Calls Still a Threat

Over the last few years, the ‘Telstra Scam’ has been a popular one for fraudsters. The Telstra scam starts by the target receiving a call from ‘The Telstra Technical Department’ and claims that your computer or internet connection is responsible for a glitch on the Telstra servers. In our experience, from there the fraudster will ask you to load ‘event viewer’ to show you a fault (any fault will do). From here they hope to have raised your alarm bells and that.

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Is ScanGuard Safe to Install?

What is ScanGuard? Is it Safe? Many clients have asked us recently about ScanGuard. While it promises all the best scans available and does an excellent job at doing so, in our experience it’s bad news. We did an install on a test computer to see the result, and as suspected, ScanGuard installed its own Spyware / Malware. ScanGuard should be considered a scam, whereby it installs junk in order to give you something to clean. It will scan our computer, find junk and then offer to remove i.

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Common NBN technologies

The NBN has been a hot topic in Ballarat, Ballan, Bacchus Marsh & Melton now for over 3 years. Even with the NBN being available now for oer three and a half years, there are still many people who are not yet connected and many people with unanswered questions. Here, we'll cover the common types of NBN available. Fire to the premises. (FTTP)Parts of Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh & Melton have all been connected to the NBN via the fibre to the premises technology. Homes and businesses with fib.

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware has recently been in the spotlight as a result of the ‘WannaCry’ attack which shut down large companies around the world. Ransomware is the term used when a computer virus locks a users files rendering them useless without the required encryption key to unlock the files affected. How it works. Prior to the WannaCry threat, ransomware was largely dependent on human interaction. Some well known methods the spread ransomware included the use of E-Mails such as the ‘Fe.

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