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How To Keep Secure When Using Word Press (7)

There has been a lot of scaremongering around what GDPR will mean for your business, but don't panic! If you haven't made plans for GDPR yet, give us a call or email us so that we can guide you in the right direct and assist you with your planning. 

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How To Keep Secure When Using Word Press (5)

There is a new sophisticated Netflix phishing attack you need to watch out for. Consuemrs are receiving an email saying they have had some trouble with your billing information, and that you need to update your payment details. 

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How To Keep Secure When Using Word Press (2)

With over 28% of website administrators using WordPress, it isn’t surprising that it is a hot target for hackers and spamers. 

Here are some hot pointers on how to stay safe and get ahead of those hackers…

Auditing Plugins & Themes 

In order to stay safe, you should audit your plugins and themes on a regular basis. It is important to keep on top of your plugins, when they are unused you should delete them, as storing unwanted installations increases the chance of a compromise. 

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Phishing (1)

The chances are you’ve received a Phishing email in your inbox recently. These emails can appear to come from anyone, but more importantly, they appear to come from companies or services you are subscribed to. They are often created with fake links to websites designed to steal your personal data.

There are some tell-tale signs of these fraudulent emails which we have written up as an article on our website to help you become aware of these messages, ultimately helping you to become a better defender of yourself and your organisation.

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Wifi (2)

Did you know that your business's Guest WiFi can be used to direct messages to anyone using it? You can use it as a hub to serve your visitors, customers and staff important information, or ask their feedback and opinions, which in turn provides you with insightful analytics.

This service provides a powerful marketing tool and can boost revenue streams by understanding customers’ behaviour.

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Virtualised Server Solution (1)

We have recently decommissioned 3 physical servers from one of our customers and consolidated all the features into a single physical box running a total of 4 virtual servers, giving the customer improved performance and now the ability to run Remote Desktop services.

This solution has enabled our customer – Chantler Kent Investments - to tick all the boxes within their “must haves” with regards to the FCA requirements.

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You may have noticed over the weekend on the news that there is a huge cyber-attack currently happening across the world. This has affected the NHS systems as well as Fedex and many other businesses, both large and small.

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There is a new type of cyber scam out on the market at the moment and it could cost you your job as well as your employer’s money so be careful.

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Word Found Vulnerable: But Don't Worry It's Been Fixed

It was announced at the beginning of April that a vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which had previously been undetected, has been targeted by scammers.

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LOCASE: Have you heard of the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) Programme? 

It’s a scheme that provides accessible business support across the South East area. Their focus is to help businesses optimise their use of resources and adopt eco-innovative and low carbon solutions in ways that improve business performance.

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LOST (2)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your HP Laptop May Have Issues With Its Battery

If you have already received a replacement battery, you are not affected by this.

If you have an HP laptop it is essential to recheck your battery, even if you did so previously and were informed that it was not affected.

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Watchdog on xDSL Speeds

OK, so you may have questions or concerns following the recent Watchdog programme on BBC1.
Whilst Watchdog put out a very informative and on the whole thought provoking and interesting article, we did notice a couple of inaccuracies in the report and we are hoping to clarify and correct these in this article.


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Important To All Dropbox Account Holders

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Popular cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords leaking on to the internet.

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New Ransomware: The Facts

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If you’re one of the lucky ones yet to come across this new form of cyber-attack, Ransomware, or even if you’ve been hit before, it’s worth reading the following and making yourself aware of the different threats out there.

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What’s New for Small Business Technology

Technical Support

Technology in this day and age affects everyone and every company big and small. Here at b1Services we endeavour to keep you abreast of all the changes and developments that effect your business and enable you to stay one step ahead. 

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Don’t Get Caught Out: Microsoft has changed the way they ask you to upgrade

Windows 10 Upgrade

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 and just haven’t got round to doing it yet. Then you better put some time in your diary toot sweet, you’ve only got until the 29th July to take advantage of the free upgrade.

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News From the Industry You Need to Know


There has been some important shifts in the IT world recently. We have given our thoughts on the industry’s most important changes . . .

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Are you unsure about Windows 10?

With an estimated 110 million PCs (including 12million business PCs) updated, Windows 10 has seen a huge uptake. Not least because it’s free, it’s also been a heralded by techie geeks the world over as huge success.

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NHS children monitored using McLaren Formula One technology

The NHS has teamed up with the McLaren racing team to trial new technology which continuously monitors patients.

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Windows 10

Here’s What’s New in the Windows 10 Fall Update

Sometime soon, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Fall Update, incrementing the OS to version 1511 and providing users with a number of new and improved features. Here’s what you can expect from this release.

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