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In 2018 some Gold Coast businesses were held to ransom by international cyber attacks. Arinda data protection/security services help businesses prevent and fix ransomware problems on the Gold Coast Queensland for their business clients’ computer / ITC systems.

What is ransomwareMalicious software that locks a device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it.

Where did ransomware originateThe first case of ransomware appeared in 2005 in America but quickly spread to Australia.

How are computers infected with ransomwareThe software is normally contained within an attachment to a phishing email. Once opened, it encrypts the hard drive, making it impossible to access or retrieve data and software stored on the drive – such as photographs, documents, financial data or music.

How to protect yourself from ransomwareAnti-virus software and anti-malware software can protect your computers, although cybercriminals are constantly working on new ways to override IT security protection.

How much is a typical ransom demand? Ransom demands vary. $1,000 to millions depending on the cyber criminals and their estimate of the ransom victim capacity.  However, there’s no guarantee that paying will get your data back. Paying ransomware is like adding a bulls-eye to your business for more ransomware attach.

ABC Four Corners Ransomware “Cyber War” Video Report 

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Email Signature Generator


ZippySig is a new online application to help people create free email signatures for their business. You can create awesome looking signatures in just seconds. Outlook and many other email clients are very picky in how they handle HTML signatures.


Netflix Stop VPN tunneling, Australia

In recent years, Netflix has been working hard to rapidly expand its services worldwide, and this of course includes Australia. As Netflix became available in Australia, we all knew that one thing was imminent: limited content. For example, the Australian version of Netflix, shows around 10% of the content that Netflix shows in the USA. This is due to the regional content licensing restrictions.


How to disable Windows Scripting Host (WSH)

Windows Scripting Host is a part of Microsoft’s Windows 32-bit architecture which is installed with some applications such as Internet Explorer. Unfortunately WHS has a serious security vulnerability when the .VBS file type has an association to WHS. Some viruses such as “LoveLetter” were developed due to this vulnerability. The safest and easiest way to fix this vulnerability is by allowing Windows Patches to download and install automatically or downloading Microsoft fixes, however if you would like to disable this manually, follow the steps below.

Cloud backup

Computer Backups Gold Coast, Cloud Data Backup Gold Coast


Since cloud backups were available from the Gold Coast we saw some changes in the way Gold Coast businesses backup their data. About 10 years ago, Backup Exec was a widely used backup application by some of the biggest businesses in the world. Back then, it was the best backup application, and was mainly used in conjunction with backup tapes. This would mean that backup tapes would manually have to be taken out of their slots and taken home as part of a data disaster recovery plan. These days there are much better backup service on the Gold Coast which eliminates the chance of human error.

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Windows 10 Gold Coast Support Service


Many computer users in Australia have flocked to install Microsoft’s newest operating system: Windows 10, as a free upgrade to their current Windows 7/8/8.1 operating system. Like with any new operating system, there will be changes, some we like, some we don’t. The hardest thing to find is what is actually different.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003, End of Support

Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2003 extended support ended on 14 July 2015. If you haven’t migrated to a new server operating system by now, you should probably start budgeting for the migration. Microsoft have stopped releasing updates and patches for Server 2003, and it will no longer be a supported operating system. This can have a huge impact on Australian business in many ways.

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Telstra Air Wireless Network

On Tuesday 30th of June 2015, Telstra will be switching on, what is believed to be Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network called Air. When was the last time you used a pay phone? The answer is most likely “I dont remember”. Well, as of next Tuesday, you may be using them a lot more, as they have been fitted with wireless hotspots which give you instant internet access. There will also be wireless hotspots in selected cafe’s, shopping centre’s, stadiums and train stations too.


LastPass Hacked


LastPass is a very popular password management application that can remember your passwords for you and has the ability to share them between your team members. On June 16, 2015, LastPass released an announcement that some of its user data has been compromised by hackers. Initial news reports state that the master passwords were not hacked, however some data was taken, such as email addresses, password reminders and server per user salts.