Weekly News Roundup 10/8/2015

Find out how to protect yourself from the Ransomware scourge. Sydney couple sued to the tune of $15000 for what they did on facebook. Apple’s next phone could be a month away.

Ransomware is still a big thing but you can stop it in its tracks.

Ransomware is making news in the mainstream media again after revelations that people are actually paying up to have access to their data restored and typical costs are around AUD$650. Protect yourself now with a decent backup strategy and harden your system against attacks with these tools mentioned in this recent post.

I especially appeared on Perth’s 6PR to talk with Gary Adshead to talk about this ever-present threat to home computers as well as business computer systems. There have been reports that even some medical centers, have been hit by this destructive threat.

The infuriating part is that this can be prevented. In most cases the virus makes it into your computer system (network included) as an email attachment.

Using the links above however you can protect yourself by not only hardening your systems against attack using cryptoprevent but you can recover by keeping a good backup copy using Acronis True Image.

Get the T-shirts and stuff…

Wheaton’s Law : 

It seems as though the day of reckoning has come for internet trolls with the landmark decision against a Sydney couple that has been ordered to pay AUD$15000 damages in court. The damages arose from the defendants being unable to keep a public apology (which would have made most of this go away) visible on a facebook group.

It is all just too much for this little black duck. Just don’t be mean OK?

If you need proof to not be nasty, check out the story from smh.com.au here.

Yep, we have a new iPhone on the way.

It’s that time of year again when the Apple faithful are whipped into a frenzy and the odds are on that it will be called the iPhone 6s.

As usual with the ‘s’ model upgrades we can expect to see performance bumps most noticeably the cameras will be upgraded with better optics and the main camera will be capable of 4K video and 12MP stills. The screen will also be given force touch technology that appeared on the Apple Watch allowing a second layer of access to functions. By pressing lightly or firmly the touching of the screen will have different meaning when you interact through the new sapphire glass display.