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Blog Posts from the Helpdesk

.uk Domain Names

If you have owned a .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk domain name since June 2014 you may have the right to reserve the .uk version. You can check if you have the rights to your domain here .  If you register your .uk domain with LIS you get free domain management which means we can set up your email and website so the .uk name works smoothly with the existing .co.uk.

You rights expire next year so don’t delay, contact LIS today to order your domain and make sure you don’t miss out.

If you want to know more here are the full eligibility rules.

Cyber Security

Are you still taking risks with your cyber security? The biggest cyber attacks of last year might make you take notice:

https://www.techworld.com/security/uks-most-infamous-data-breaches-3604586/

LIS offer world class managed antivirus and antispam to keep your staff safe, firewall routers to protect your key infrastructure and all the support and guidance you need to manage the risks of running a business in this technically challenging world.

The most important data breaches reveal just how many ways data can be put at risk

 

Ready for GDPR?

We hope your business is all ready for the GDPR, the new data protection legislation that comes into force this May. You’re not? Most people aren’t. You pretty much have three options:

1) Ignore it and hope it goes away

2) Realise it affects every business. Learn what it means… but take no action

3) Enlist the help of a team of IT experts who can get your business ready

Option 3 sounds best, right? Thought so! Get in touch and we’ll get your data protected and GDPR ready in no time.

Intel Chip Flaw

Worried about the latest Intel cpu bug? LIS customers are all fully patched automatically as fixes are released and LIS Managed Antivirus is fully compliant with the patched being deployed. If your LIS icon is in the system tray by the clock you are OK. If not, call us and we will get you back on the straight and narrow!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42562303

Laptop and PC users are at risk of data breaches after researchers found flaws with computer chips.

 

Cash Machine Hacker

You think computer hackers just sit around sending viruses via emails and stealing data? Think again. Now they’re attacking cash machines too, and they’ve already taken £7.5 million.

The LIS security package is not designed for cash machines but we can cover desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Contact LIS if you have any concerns.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42322706

The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.

 

Cyber Attacks

Another day, another cyber attack. You heard about Uber’s hack of 57 million people’s records.

But did you hear about Cash Convertors?

If you’re in any way concerned that your business isn’t protected, please contact us today and avoid becoming another statistic.

01245 323900

 

The High Street pawnbroker warns customers passwords and delivery addresses were exposed.

 

 

Gadget Fans?

Are the little people in your life gadget fans? Here are some of the best gifts for tech savvy kids this Christmas:

 

Best gadgets for kids 2017. Tech gifts children will love. If you need some inspiration for what to buy a child, we’ve rounded up a selection of great tech gadgets.


http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/feature/gadget/best-tech-gifts-for-kids-2017-3629090/

Pre-Christmas Pampering

Pampering yourself in the run up to Christmas? How about a long leisurely soak with your favourite author and a glass of something nice? Now you can use your Kindle without facing the inevitable repair bill to bring you back from your happy place!

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/11/16453860/new-amazon-oasis-kindle-waterproof-10th-anniversary

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