Heartbleed and Java vulnerability

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The other day I received a distress call from a customer who had taken a call from her bank informing her of unauthorized withdrawals from their bank account. after some hesitation, she was able to confirm that it wasn’t a hoax call and that indeed, withdrawals had been made. While the bank was able to intercept the payments, I was called to investigate the PC. upon further discussion, it was established that during the week there was some strange behavior on the Pc where it automatically reboot. upon logging into the PC I found that the entire taskbar had been replaced with some software looking very similar to the Windows 7 taskbar. I was able to run the anti-virus which picked up 2 exploits, which we were able to remove. Looking further, I researched that there is a security hole in some older versions of Java combined with the well publicized issues with the SSL protocol leading to a worldwide exploit called HeartBleed. I managed to remove all traces of malware, update Java and get the PC back to a normal state without too much difficulty. The lesson is that no matter what security practices you have in place, we always need to be vigilant of unusual happenings on the device. HeartBleed is serious and should be treated with the utmost care. This Mashable article indicated the passwords that need to be changed. A quick email to trusted advisor can save more than real HeartBleed. ip address . web headers .

End of XP is NIGH!

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As Microsoft have been telling us for 4 years, tomorrow will be the final day that Windows XP will be supported by Microsoft. While that won’t mean that operating system and the applications that run on stop working, what it will mean that it may be open to security flaws that in the operating system or internet explorer. For those people who continue to use XP from tomorrow, do so at their own risk. While there may be many varied reasons why people continue to use XP – a 13 year old operating system – when a flaw does cripple their system, then the cost of migrating without a plan will be exponentially greater then cost of migrating with a strategy. If you need to discuss any of these issues or a migration plan, give us a call on 1300 656250. domain properties . web headers

XP End of Life

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On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. From the time of writing this post that’s exactly 30 days from now. Here is Microsoft’s information from their own website. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows/end-support-help As a technology solution provider we are recommending that all customers look at moving their systems to Windows 8 devices. Some clients are scared to move because of legacy applications but Windows 8 does provide many options for most applications to continue to work in the Windows 8 environment. Windows 8 and it’s upgraded version 8.1 combines both the familiar desktop experience as well as a modern interface designed to work on all devices. One OS – many devices. And what’s more -it’s fast! Yes, It’s super fast to load. No need to start it up and run and get your coffee! Combined with Office 365 for business that includes SharePoint online (document collaboration, 50 GB enterprise email software, Office web Apps, Office client and Lync Online (communication), Windows 8.1 will deliver all the needs of a modern office no matter what size business you are. Ring us today on 1300 656 250 or fill in the enquiry form below to enquire about mitigating risk by migrating from Windows XP and don’t leave yourself thinking post the fact that I should have done it earlier. Martin Kozma * Some plans     web headers

Office 365 clients roll on

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More and more clients are moving from the traditional base of server on premise or at least reducing their server reliance by moving to subscription based offering like Office 365. Especially for email server, you can now get all the power of an Exchange email server (synchronized mailboxes, calendar sharing, resource mailbox and not to mention the whopping 25GB per user mailbox allowing 25MB attachments. From as little as $7.90 per user per month plus migration plans to suit, the long term savings are ready to be realized. Here are just some of the clients that have moved to Office 365. A Grade Maintenance specialises in data cabling and electrical services Extreme Tennis Coaching specializing in all forms of tennis coaching in bayswater, Boronia, Ferny Creek and more. G. E. Hewitt & Co – A CPA qualified accountant for all your accounting needs. Based in Ringwood East. For all your audio and sound solution in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula area. European holidays for 30’s and 40’s (or there abouts) Need a soil test and report for your home or development. Get in touch with Bayside Geotechnical Services. Accounting and business services from Ray Richardson.

New Office 365 campaign launch

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        Today we are launching a new Office 365 campaign where all small business users can get 10% off their setup/migration fees. Now’s the time to save costs and ditch that traditional email server for an internet based solution. Kozma Technology will help businesses of all all sizes move to the new service, adding their own custom domain or help their purchase one. Now’s the time to call. Don’t delay! Start saving money now before the next repairman need to visit your email server. Call us on 1300 656 250 for more information     ip address domain properties . web headers .