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October of Edition of Byte-Size News

Welcome to your October issue of Byte-Size News! In this edition, you can find some Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, password tips, important information about Office 2007 products and information about the General Data Protection Regulation which will come into effect next year and will affect every business in the country. If there is anything you would […]
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Six Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

  Here are six Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts: Minimize all your open windows with Windows key + M Snap one window to exactly half of your screen with Windows key + either of the side arrow keys, and magically snap a second window side-by- side for easy multitasking. Need one more window? Press Windows key + […]
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September Byte-Size News

It’s September already, we’re flying through the year now! In 2018, we will see the introduction of GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. This is the EU’s new data protection law, replacing the current Data Protection Directive. It is applicable to businesses of all sizes and industries. […]
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All About Ransomware

How ransomware works Ransomware can make its way onto a system through a variety of means, with the victim ultimately downloading and installing a malicious application. Once on the device, the app will spread throughout the system and encrypt files on the hard drive and network or simply lock the system itself. In some cases, […]
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Ten Telltale Signs of Phishing

Software company Sophos has put together a handy list of what to look out for when trying to identify phishing emails. Phishing emails come in all shapes and sizes, but fortunately there are some signs you can look for to help suss out potential scams. It just doesn’t look right. Is there something a little […]
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Kirsty’s Tough Mudder Challenge

12.9.17 Post Tough Mudder Analysis! So we did it! I’m so proud of myself and the rest of the team. In the end there was 5 of us in the team as a couple had to pull out. Myself, Jancie, Mark B (my personal trainer), Mark D and Chris. We all finished it and we […]
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We’re Recruiting!

      Part-Time/Full-time Temporary Telesales Staff Required to join the busy Sales Department at one of the North West’s leading companies, promoting I.T. solutions to businesses. Technical knowledge is not essential but previous telesales experience is preferable. Applicants must be outgoing and self-motivated. Good basic salary. Please send your CV to jobs@ncs-support.co.uk Call 01706 239000 option 2 for further details. No agencies. Closing date 18th August 2017
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July Edition of Byte-Size News

Last week, another ransomware cyber-attack spread across the World, the “NotPetya” virus. The virus freezes the user’s computer, encrypts your data and demands a Bitcoin ransom. Our advice remains the same,  please do not open any emails and attachments from unknown contacts. June’s Byte-Size News was a special edition all about how to minimise the risk of […]
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IT Jargon Buster (2)

  Do you know what adware, botnets, and malware are? Read on to find out what these and some other IT expressions mean in the second edition of our Jargon Buster blog posts. Adware A form of spyware that displays unwanted advertisements on a computer. Botnet An abbreviation of Robot Network which is a collection of PCs […]
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Office 2007 Reaches End of Life in October

  Microsoft Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle in October 2017, meaning there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. We are advising all our customers who are currently using Microsoft Office 2007 products to start planning to move to […]
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