Malware found in CCleaner Installer

CCleaner infected with Malware

About the Attack: Pirform released an announcement yesterday (18th September, 2017) informing their users that CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 had been compromised, as an attacker managed to place malicious code inside the official CCleaner releases. Users who had installed either of these versions, estimated to be 2.27 million people, may have had non-personally identifiable…

Domain Renewal Scam

We get calls from customers about domain renewals and we understand why it’s a confusing subject. Since domain renewals usually occur only once every 2 years, it’s something you’re not used to handling. You also need to watch out for dodgy companies sending unsolicited letters and emails saying “renew your domain now”.  Although the letter will…

Networking and Internet Services

Now offering NBN and ADSL services

They say blood is thicker than water, so it’s a good thing my family were in our pilot group for internet services. My mum and sister helped us find all the speed-bumps in our processes and are now happily using our NBN internet services. I would like to announce we are now an Internet Service Provider (ISP)…

Is a password enough to be secure?

Once upon a time having good password was called good security, but not anymore. There are too many ways to attack your account to depend on eight characters, no matter how complicated they are. Just last week we had two customers give away their passwords by opening an official looking email and typing their username…

SharePoint’s max storage increased to 25Tb – plenty of cloud file storage if you need it

More businesses are moving their traditional on-premises data to SharePoint cloud storage and a 1Tb storage limit was a problem for larger businesses with several Terabytes of data. Microsoft has addressed this by increasing the maximum SharePoint storage limit to 25Tb, which should be enough room for all but the largest enterprises. Every business using Office 365 starts with 1Tb…

Have you been sent a fake invoice?

The other day a customer contacted us about an invoice for their domain name. We manage everything to do with our customer’s domain names, including the domain renewal, DNS, website hosting, etc and we hadn’t sent them an invoice! I was a bit confused and I asked them to email it through to us, as it turns out the “domain renewal” invoice wasn’t…