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Malware attack puts lSS offline…..

A cyber-attack has hit the major facilities company ISS World, which has half a million employees worldwide.

ISS provides cleaning, catering, security and other services to companies in the UK and elsewhere.

Its websites have been down since 17 February. And This Week in Facilities Management said 43,000 staff at London’s Canary Wharf and its Weybridge HQ, […]

First Line Technical Support

2020 is already gearing up to be an exciting year here at Stonegate; as a result of New Year promotions and improvements to process, we have a opening for a First Line Support Technician.

This position calls for a pro-active and self-driven individual with proven experience of working in a multi-layered Support Desk environment.

Support starts with […]

Windows 7 support. What should you do?

Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows 7 so that it can focus on “newer technologies”.

As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe.

One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter.

What does this mean?

It means that Microsoft is ending […]

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones….

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.

The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned.

In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to […]

Exposed! Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens

Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee.

The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.

The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.

Anyone […]

Mind your language: the translation tech helping the world speak to each other

The story of the Tower of Babel speaks of a time where the entire world was united under one language, before being split up again into a babbling mass of different warring cultures, dialects and diatribes. Could those linguistic limits be bested once more with a Tower of Tech?

A few dedicated gadgets have appeared in […]

Is my data safe in online drives, or should I back it up as well?

‘I use Google Drive and Dropbox to store all my data, and I assume that because my data is synced that it is safe. Is this the case or should I be backing it up as well?’

It’s very handy to have files synchronised with online services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, […]

Statement from Stonegate

International Ransomware Attack May 2017

So, we’ve all heard about the most recent Ransomware attack – you’d have to be living in a cave not to !!!

Whilst it’s a stark reminder of the potential vulnerability of computer systems world-wide, we’re proud to be able to say that after this most recent attack, we have a 100% […]

Best anti-ransomware tools: How can I remove ransomware from my computer?

Having Ransomware on your PC is an emergency. Here we name some tools that might help.

You’re a home or small business user and a dialogue box has just appeared telling you that your Windows PC’s files are now encrypted and you have 48 hours to pay £350 ($500) in Bitcoins to get them back. Fail […]

One in five SMEs have fallen victim to hack attacks in the last year

A new survey from the British Chambers of Commerce reveals that 21% of businesses believe cyber attacks prevent them from growing.

By all accounts, 2016 was the year of highly publicised hack attacks. Not only did hackers allegedly attempt to interfere with both the US presidential election and the Brexit vote but many British businesses have […]