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October 2017 – More and more companies are getting hacked every day. What are you doing about it?

More and more companies are getting hacked every day. What are you doing about it? Recently we have been seeing a spate of personalised and specific hacks customised against certain companies. Its been in the news for major organisations, and we’re seeing it as well on companies from 5 – 500 users too. Which means…
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November 2016 – New Domain name email SCAM! – How do I protect myself from data breaches?

We’ve brought this edition to you mid month due to a new scam that has just started hitting email boxes in Australia today.. New scam: Domain Abuse Notice: from DomainCop.net Today we received the first of many random domain name abuse emails targeting owners of domain names stating that your domain name has been blacklisted…
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August 2016 – Windows10 Anniversary, 5G announcement and more!

Wow! what a busy start to the financial year it’s been! In case you’ve been asleep….. Interest rates have been dropped again to an all-time low, Microsoft have ceased offering Free Windows 10 upgrades, but released their ‘anniversary update for Windows 10 (more on that in a second), Pokemon Go was released, the Hillary and…
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May 2016 – How can I make my PC run faster ?

Welcome to another month of Boffin! Well the election budget has dropped, and is good news for small business with the definition for a small business increasing from 2million dollars of annual turnover to 10million dollars. The Budget is also proclaiming to come down hard on overseas companies who pay little tax in Australia. Google…
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April 2016 – Windows10 Updating, April Fools Day plus more!

Welcome to another month of Boffin! With the news that Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating system now has over 270million users actively using the new software, the time has come to decide whether or not you’re ready for Windows10 in your life. The biggest issue we’ve found with Windows10 has been compatibility with older programs. Please…
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Telstra NBN woes with VOIP and solution for 3rd party routers !

As you may have heard, once (if) NBN ever rolls out in your area, the objective is to decommission the aging copper infrastructure used by Telephony / Fax / ADSL / Alarms etc and move/port your existing telephone number over to your NBN carrier. The following is a case study based on Telstra residential and…
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March 2016 – beware the new cryptolocker targeting web sites!

Welcome to another quick Boffin update! This month saw our favourite anti-virus/malware application Trend Micro become the #1 product according to the Gartner Group, just proving to us all once again that we’ve made the right choice in choosing TrendMicro to protect our PCs and Server data! Well done! If you’re not using Trend Micro,…
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February 2016 – Apple’s recall, new Ransomware & more…

Another busy month to kick off the year here @ EtherTech, and lots of news for you too! You may have heard that Google has added ‘Aussie’ slang and twang to google maps! Due to the number of complaints from Australia about Google maps not understanding our ‘lingo’. It’s always been a source of amusement…
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January 2016 – Wheres my NBN ?!

2016 already.. Amazing we’re back at work already for another year! We hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a safe new year, I know everyone here at EtherTech did, but it all seems a distant memory already… NBN.. what is going on and why don’t I have it yet?! The Abbott, now Turnbull, coalition…
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December 2015 – Windows 10 and Office 2016 making an impact!

Merry Christmas to all! We’re on the down-hill slope now to Christmas, and with not many days to go we’re sure there are a lot of you that haven’t even thought about Christmas presents let alone bought anything!.. This month saw Microsoft release the first Windows 10 major update (1511), which has included many ‘visual…
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October 2015 – Office 2016 released.

Welcome to Boffin! Well, with Steve back from a 3 week holiday in central Australia, The MIGHTY Hawks winning another AFL grand final!, and no cryptolocker for the whole of last month (touch wood that continues!) things are getting back to normal at EtherTech ! That hasn’t meant though that the IT world has stopped…..
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September 2015 – Windows 10 upgrades and viruses.

Welcome to Boffin! With the release of Windows 10, a few people have been noticing the windows icon in the bottom right corner asking to reserve windows 10, this icon automatically appears in all windows 8/8.1 PCs, To help with some of the confusion, if you have clicked on the icon and registered for the…
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August 2015 – Scammers.. Beware!

As you are probably aware, the flood of scams hitting Australia is on the increase, with most people having experienced either Scam emails or telephone calls every month. The Australian government have a website called Scamwatch http://www.scamwatch.gov.auThis site details all the different types of scams out there from Fake speeding fines, Australia Post emails to…
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May 2015 – Cisco Meraki Wireless access made easy!

For the past couple of months we’ve been excited and have installed quite a few of Cisco’s innovative new cloud-managed networking products called Meraki. Consisting of wireless access points, firewalls and switches, a Meraki network can be deployed and secured in a matter of minutes, then managed anywhere, anytime using an intuitive web interface (or…
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April 2015 – April Fools!

Welcome to another instalment of Boffin! Can you believe it’s already 12 months since Windows XP went End of Life! And with the deadline looming ever larger for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015, it’ll be upon us before we know it, so make sure you’ve upgraded as soon as you can! April Fools…
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March 2015 – Spam spam spam spam…

This month we are pleased to announce some price decreases for some of our cloud services that will help save you money! From the 1st of April the following changes will occur. EtherTech’s Hosted SharePoint and Hosted Exchange MAPI Email Services will drop $1.50 per seat per month and you will get an upgrade from…
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February 2015 – New Malware / Microsoft Hololens plus more!@

This month we’re discussing yet another type of ransomware, this time though it’s a delayed attack and focussed on databases. It appears that these unscrupulous extortionists have now got a new technique they are using to hold businesses to ransom…. Time… What they are doing, is gaining access to websites through a known vulnerability (before…
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November 2014 – New Android SMS Virus doing the rounds..

As you know, we only write twelve newsletters a year, but it seems as soon as we finish one the next one is due! How time flies! This last month has been somewhat ‘quieter’ than previous months, although with all the celebrity data breaches, security of information has risen to the top of the IT…
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July 2014 – Happy EoFY !

Happy End of Financial Year! What a month! The rain has started falling, the temperatures have dropped, but the heat in IT seems to be building! Even Microsoft is not immune to outages and issues, as proven this month when on June 24 the Microsoft Lync (instant messaging platform) suffered a global outage, then the…
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June 2014 – More XP bugs…

Winter is here again! But EtherTech is keeping you out of the cold and up to date with the latest winter warmers! :) “Another Internet Explorer (IE) Bug! Called Zero-Day” Are you still stuck using IE6+? Windows XP has now been out-of-support for nearly 2 months and in that time many have had their ear…
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April 2014 – Vehicle Dashcams.. why do you need one?

This month, we’re delving into the world of vehicle and more specifically Dashcam security for vehicles. ‘Why do I need a Dashcam?’ With the advent of cheaper cameras coming onto the market, and mandatory legislation (only in WA at the moment) for heavy vehicles to always run Dashcams, we have been asked by quite a…
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March 2014 – Microsoft releases multiple service packs, and a discussion on service contracts.

This month has seen Microsoft finally release the first major update for Microsoft Office 2013 – Service Pack 1. This service pack contains all the bug, security and compatibility fixes that Microsoft has been releasing sporadically since the initial release of Office 2013. There are also some enhancements to SkyDrive (now known as OneDrive) as…
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February 2014 – Watch your Bank Accounts when shopping online! Read on for details!

Another month passes and a lot of things have transpired in the IT world yet again. Data breaches and the stealing of private credit card information from ‘trusted’ organisations such as Target Corp who had over 40million credit card numbers stolen from their systems, plus personal information from another 70million customers begs the question :…
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December 2013 – Still confused by the Cloud ?

Welcome to the latest edition of Boffin at EtherTech; still confused about which cloud solution is the best fit for your business? Pushing part or all of your business to the Cloud can have colossal benefits. Retaining control and start progressing quicker than your competitors with services that can be automated and tailored to your…
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November 2013 – Windows 8.1 release. What does it all mean?

Welcome to Summer!.. Well with only one month before it officially starts, and with our recent weather here in Melbourne summer can’t come soon enough! In late October though, Microsoft released the latest Windows 8.1 update from the Windows store. This is a FREE update for all Windows 8 users, although at around 3GB, the…
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October 2013 – Security & Printing, are yours up to spec?

Welcome to the latest Boffin installment; A footy frenzy to finish off  September with the Mighty Hawks winning their 11th AFL premiership! For the non Hawthorn supporters out there, there’s always next year! To kick us off into October we have an amazing offer that you cannot miss on new OKI printers. Please call us…
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July 2013 – Windows 8.1 preview coming soon !

Happy new financial year! At least, we hope that this next year will be better for everyone. This last month has been busy for us after our last newsletter, with a number clients replacing their UPS batteries.  In many cases, a long overdue replacement. A quick reminder that a majority of UPS batteries will most…
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June 2013 – How safe is your equipment ?

Another month flies by and its almost the end of another financial year ! (where does the time go!) … but at least there is time for another Boffin instalment for your reading pleasure! J This last month has been an interesting one here at EtherTech with a lot of new clients coming on board…
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Mar 2013 – EtherTech releases Cloud Based Antivirus solution !

Welcome to yet another month of Boffin! This last month has caused a stir with the release of Office 2013 (as we reported last month), as its meant a lot of the older PC’s still out there with Windows XP no longer work with Office 2013 and means forced OS upgrades for many people.. EtherTech…
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Dec 2012 – Wrap of the latest Tablets and Welcome to Team Members !

This month we wrap up Windows 8 Tablets and Mobiles and, introduce some new members of staff. It’s the season to be tablet-jolly. After all, that’s pretty much all you’re seeing now with the release of the Microsoft RT Operating system; analogous to the Apple iOS. Right now, there are products on the market from…
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Nov 2012 : Windows 8 launch … what will it mean to me?

Windows 8 is here! This month we’re proud as punch to discuss the Windows 8 launch and to give you our feedback on one of Microsoft’s most daring operating system launches since Windows 95.   Sample Windows 8 Desktop On October 26, Microsoft changed the way we will interact with all our devices.  The Windows…
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Low cost Laser Printers

Welcome to September.   Its funny, but we were asked this month for some copies of some back-issues of Boffin, which are available on our website if anyone else requires copies.. Simply point your internet browser to www.ethertech.com.au/category/boffin and you see a pile of back-issues that you can read online..   This month however we’re…
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Facebook, NBN, Windows 8 and the new Samsung Galaxy SIII

WOW!  What a month it’s been in the IT world!   Facebook listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange after much fanfare and hype, at $39.00USD a share and closed on June 1 at a mere $27.72USD. Hopefully none of our clients bought too many shares! Microsoft has released its final pre-release version of Windows 8…
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Windows 8 is approaching

In this month’s edition, we will discuss the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, due for release later in the year.  As with most new product releases, Microsoft allow the broader community the ability and chance to test-drive their products as part of the consumer preview.  After having run Windows 8 on a couple of the…
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iPad 3 Launched!!

Welcome to another instalment of Boffin ! We hope you enjoy our monthly newsletters, and please let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to focus on in upcoming editions.   This month we’ll revisit the Ipad3 launch, discuss a virus that is still causing havoc in the wild.   Well, the Apple launch…
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HP ePrint

This month we are looking at a printing technology you may already have, but don’t realise !

Gadgets of 2012 !!

Hello and Welcome to the new-year and another exciting time for EtherTech and our customers.   We felt that given most of you have struggled to shake off those hang-overs, we wouldn’t delve in to anything too technical this month but look in to the latest gadgets that will be hitting the streets later this…
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Merry Christmas from EtherTech !

Dear Valued Customer, Over the Christmas and New Year period, EtherTech Computer Services will be trading as normal. Please note that we will be closed on public holiday days. Due to some team members having a well-earned break over this period, please be aware that we will be running skeleton staff during this time, but…
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Software Piracy!

Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software. This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers. What a lot of people don’t realize or don’t think about is that when you purchase software, you are actually purchasing a license to use it,…
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Network Attached Storage, Have you backed up your Data?

This month we’re going to have a quick look at Network Attached Storage, what it is and why you should seriously consider it for your home and or business use.

Review: HP ProBook 6560b Notebook

This month EtherTech review the ever popular HP Probook 6560b laptop. With a redesigned exterior, this swish new laptop has a heap of corporate features including high-resolution display, 3G, GPS, multiple batteries and docking stations.

SEO optimisation

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss more about the increasing importance of the web and why having the knowledge to take on this new stream of marketing and advertising can really help you to improve your marketplace. With EtherTech being a complete solutions provider, we can help you with the tools you need, to achieve success. Enter our partners at the Undercover Strategist. They have become an…
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Mobile Computing and Mobile Applications

This month, we discuss the proliferation of mobile computing, mobile applications and what this means for you…

New SaaS Applications Products

This month, we discuss the latest SaaS offerings with Hosted Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010 and CRM 2011 cloud-based products.

How to speed up your PC

This month, we’re going to cover a few commonly asked questions about ‘why is my PC getting slower’?