KINETICS NEWS

RIP Microsoft Server 2003

Back in 2003 it was unheard of to have email on your mobile phone, in fact it would be another 4 years till the iPhone made its appearance. Aptly named for its time, Server 2003 made it appearance. Since then it has had a great run and if we counted computer years like we do dog years, it would now be 84 years old. As such, Microsoft have decided to put it [...]

Keep your email password safe!

One of the most common irritants in modern computing is being asked to change your password.  But it is important, especially your email password.  Let me explain… Learning your email address is easy.  If I can work out your password, then I can log into pretty much any of your other websites, even if they have a different password, and I can stop [...]

Power Outage Lesson

The recent power outage has again reminded us how much we depend on infrastructure over which we have little control.    Our Penrose office was in the black out area for most of Sunday. Back in olden times, communication equipment was housed in a telephone exchange.  During a power outage the exchange would fail over to generators, keeping all of our [...]

Cryptolocker – Ransoming your data!

Many of us have heard of spyware or malware, programs that try to sell you unnecessary software or pry your credit card details from you. In the last few months we have seen an alarming increase in what is being called ransomware. How are users affected? CryptoLocker is normally delivered as a file attached to an email as a .ZIP  file. Common email [...]