End of Life for Windows 7 & Microsoft Office 2010.

If you are unaware, Microsoft made an announcement early last year that they are ceasing their technical support & updates for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020 & Microsoft Office 2010 on 13 October 2020.*

What does End of Life (EOL) mean?: 

EOL simply means that security updates & support are no longer provided, and it is recommended that you upgrade to a newer operating system. If you happen to be one of those affected users, don’t worry, you are not alone, many corporate environments are still on it too. Read on to find out what this means for you and what you can do for your firm. 

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Neglected System Administration Opens Path to Cyber Risks.

The recent unprecedented global viral ransomware attacks have highlighted how negligence in system administration, such as maintenance and preventive measures, can have far-reaching and devastating impacts.

Akin to ship captains, companies and firms have, for the longest time, been focused on bringing on new technology to make their ships sail faster and further while neglecting to keep up maintenance on the actual infrastructure of their ships.

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Happy New Year!

Time to reinvigorate yourself for the new year! Here at Computer Guys, we hope you’ve had a good year in 2014 and a better 2015. Last year flew by and as we bid goodbye to a chapter, exciting times lie ahead. We have high hopes for 2015 as Computer Guys has set our sights beyond Singapore. Besides anticipating the expansion, we also aim to double our System Administrators by the end of 2015.

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Could you get me some iTunes gift cards?

Scam alert! Popular mobile messaging app LINE has been the target of hackers in recent times. Hackers typically pose as the user of the compromised account, then initiate chats with the available contacts. The 33 cases reported as of last month (October) cited the same tactic: scammers would request for iTunes gift cards from a convenience story, then send them a picture of the serial numbers. A man was even scammed of over $2000 worth of gift cards. More details of the report here.

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