Blog posts written during April 2014

Why you should use different passwords for different accounts

Wednesday Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Administrator

A significant number of users have received ransom notices to get the use of their iPhones back. 

This sort of thing is not the first time this has happened to iPhone, iPad, Mac products. It seems the most likely path to them being hijacked is hacking of other accounts where they used the same password.

Read more: cut and paste to your browser

 

www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-devices-held-hostage-using-find-my-iphone-243133

 

 

Getting free security updates for windows xp until 2019

Tuesday Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Administrator

Ok well we are still testing for compatibility with Windows XP and indeed Internet Explorer 7. Our customers in the NHS use this technology so we have to test against it. We would like it to be a secure as possible.  In fact the systems we test against are "Virtual" machines. They are run on known virus free fully patched PCs. Still it was interesting to find that there was a simple way to maintain the robustness of the XP testing machines against future threats.

 

If you would like to know too then here is the link to copy and paste into your browser:

http://betanews.com/2014/05/26/how-to-continue-getting-free-security-updates-for-windows-xp-until-2019/

and here it is again complete with the Microsoft response:

www.zdnet.com/registry-hack-enables-continued-updates-for-windows-xp-7000029851/

 

 

 

Phone and your agency: a change in the law

Tuesday Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Administrator

There is a law and it’s called the Distance selling Act or to give it its full name The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. Under EU impetus (who else?), it’s due to change on the 13th of June.

There are many good things such as banning premium rate lines for customer support. In all probability very little will apply to you as a staffing agency, mainly because you operate mainly in the B2B (Business to Business) environment. However where you use our software for providing consumer services, you should be aware of these changes.

You may decide you want a non-premium rate number for your business. Probably the lowest cost way is to have a telephone number connected to an internet telephone. It may sound difficult, but it’s not and it is quite inexpensive and very flexible.

If you want to know more about the changes to the Act, the full interpretation can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/266525/bis-13-1368-consumer-contracts-information-cancellation-and-additional-payments-regulations-guidance.pdf

If you want a land line number of your business then we recommend VOIPFONE. http://www.voipfone.co.uk/

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