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Cybercrime cost Australia over $4.5 billion last year

Cybercrime cost Australians just over $4.5 billion last year, as much as burglary and assault. Really big dollar figures for the direct impact of crimes > $1.8 billion lost pretty much out of the Australian Fixing the problems associated with crime adds an additional $2.8 billion or so to that figure which totals to nearly … Continue reading

How to check what programs are running in the background

There are other ways to check what programs are running in the background but I chose the simplest way to do it. Here are the steps: 1. On your keyboard, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Task Manager. 2. Click on the Process tab. It will show you the entire list of programs currently running in … Continue reading

Your Data at Risk: What Employees Don’t Tell You

The latest survey took place at Infosecurity Europe 2011, where we asked 100 IT professionals some confidential questions about transferring large or sensitive files. • 60% of employees are using personal emails to send sensitive files. Of that, almost 50% said they relied on personal email because the files were too large to send from … Continue reading

FYI on Cloud Computing – Facts & figures

Cloud computing helps lower costs for Australian business: Tecala Summary More than 70 per cent of Australian organisations have recorded cost savings following cloud computing deployments. 95 per cent felt that the benefits of cloud deployment trumped any potential risks, with 26 per cent of business intending to migrate to the cloud by the middle … Continue reading

Details About Cyber Attacks for Businesses & Other Facts/Figures

Survey performed by Applied Research – 3,300 global organizations Details About Cyber attacks for Businesses • Most (92%) saw losses from cyber attacks • Most cases (84%), losses translated into actual costs • Productivity; revenue; lost organizational, customer or employee data; and brand reputation were highest costs • 80% of businesses lost at least $195,000 … Continue reading

Make your computer run faster

Possible causes: Malware/Virus/Spyware/Adware Full memory Disk fragmentation Missing windows updates Outdated drivers Corrupt OS Bad files or sectors Solutions: Scan for any malicious program Chances are, you’re computer has been infected by a malicious program. This virus could have affected your computer’s settings or damaged some sectors. This would definitely influence your computer’s performance. You … Continue reading

CCleaner – free up valuable hard disk space

CCleaner is an awesome tool for cleaning your Windows PC. This tool will help make your computer run faster by freeing up valuable hard disk space. With a few simple clicks, it will remove temporary internet files, browsing history, and unused files. Aside from cleaning, it can perform other actions that you might find very … Continue reading

Top 5 applications and tools to boost productivity

1. Evernote is an awesome tool you can utilize to capture all of your thoughts, ideas, and inspirations, into a single place. Access everything whenever you need it from your PC, even when offline. This is perfect for everybody who uses the internet to search for information. You can use Evernote to clip articles, recipes and pictures. … Continue reading

How to defragment your computer

One of the many factors that could affect your computer’s speed is a fragmented hard disk drive. Unlike a piece of paper, where text is stored in words, line-by-line, data on a disk is saved in pieces on the surface of the disk, known as clusters. When a computer saves data to a disk, it … Continue reading

Prolong The Life of Your Laptop Battery

Batteries have an expiration date. Their maximum capacity decreases with time and use. Batteries may not last a lifetime but there are some ways to maintain and somewhat prolong its life. Here are some steps you could take: Read your laptop’s manual in order to learn about the proper use and care of your laptop … Continue reading