1999 – Predicting the future ?

It was the year I started Orbital Technology and computers were kind of mainstream in business, but people still laughed when you mentioned having a website and checked their e-mails as often as the fax machine. Bill Gates wrote in 1999. “People will carry around small devices that allow them to constantly stay in touch […]

Think your IT is good ? Book a free shock test with us and let’s discuss !!

Almost every week we visit a customer where these things happen: No security on the network – routers,  printers, wireless devices left on default passwords, so any hacker can walk straight in No anti-virus or firewall No staff usage policy – So many customers have experienced the internal attack. Data theft, unhappy employee etc. Without an […]

The NHS ransomware attack. Ensure you are not next !!

On Friday, May 12, 2017, around 11 AM ET/3PM GMT, a ransomware attack of “unprecedented level” (Europol) started spreading WannaCry around the world. Until now, hundreds of thousands of Windows endpoints in 99 countries have been affected, with the highest numbers of infections in Russia, Ukraine, India and Taiwan. The killswitch domain identified a security […]

Simple rules to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime

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Microsoft jump on the Brexit band wagon

Unfortunately Microsoft have also seized the opportunity to inflict a 22% price hike across all their products as of 1st January 2017. Of course they blame Brexit and the weak pound, which seems a very convenient excuse. As the market leader with a 52% share of the market against the next biggest at 26.2% (Apple), […]

DDOS attacks affect us all but are you contributing without any knowledge of it ?

The internet community has truly been reeling recently, from the repercussions of a huge “distributed denial of service attack” (DDoS). DDoS works by getting armies of zombie computers to flood targets with meaningless traffic. It’s as if you rushed home to collect an important letter, only to find that your house is entirely full of […]

IT Support Services Woking

Take a look at Orbital Technology if you require outstanding IT support services in Woking. At Orbital Technology, we have decades of experience to draw upon when it comes to delivering IT support for networks and businesses. We have developed a number of robust IT solutions for small businesses and home users and are able […]

How can I tell if an e-mail is real ?

Every day I hear of people that have fallen victim to an online scam or fraudster. Today we look at a Paypal e-mail sent to us, which on the surface looks fairly genuine…….a copy of the e-mail is below, although I have deleted my e-mail to prevent further spam. How can I tell it is […]

Password security – how crackable is yours ?

95% of passwords can be brute force cracked within minutes !! Quite scary as most people use the same password for many of their applications. I would recommend checking your password using this strength checker…click here Do you want to see how easy it is to run a brute force attack and how quick it […]