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How to make a mouse jiggler with Digispark

On April 30, 2019, Posted by , In General,Tips and Tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

Mouse jigglers are a useful tool in the IT field to keep a computer active for a wide range of purposes from stopping a screensaver activating in a presentation to preventing a computer shutting down for a forensic investigator. There are two main categories of jigglers: Software Jigglers: A computer…

How RSA SecureID tokens work

On February 18, 2019, Posted by , In General,Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

RSA authentication tokens can seem mystical, with the biggest mystery surrounding them being as to how such a small device that never needs charging can generate random codes the bank also knows. Contrary to popular belief RSA SecureID hardware tokens do not have a radio receiver’s in them and don’t…

Creating MYSQL Insert and Update statements with EXCEL

There are times when you need to manipulate data with excel before importing it into a database. Excel does have functionality which can be used to connect the spreadsheet directly to a data-source such as a SQL database, however this is not always practical. Using Excel formula’s you can easily…

How To Spot Phishing Emails

On January 22, 2019, Posted by , In General,Security,Tips and Tricks, By , , With No Comments

It’s estimated cyber crime costs the world over $700 billion damages a year with phishing and email scams making up a large proportion of this due to their high effectiveness. Unfortunately this is on the rise and while spam filters are getting better so too are the scammers. Increasingly fraudulent…

Vultr, the affordable easy to use cloud

On January 18, 2019, Posted by , In General,Software,Tips and Tricks, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Hosting cloud servers can be difficult, especially if your first experiences with it are with complex providers like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Learning this platforms takes weeks of full time study to use them effectively. While it’s undeniable these two enterprise platforms are incredibly powerful, do you really need…

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Asset Registers

Asset registers are often seen as an administrative burden by many, however using them effectively doesn’t have to be chore and can actually make your departments life easier. Here are 10 reasons why your organisation should be using a Asset Register. Everything’s easier when it’s a ID number! From writing…

Is your business VoIP Ready?

On June 21, 2018, Posted by , In General, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

VoIP is the all the rage, and it doesn’t mean you need to compromise on poor call quality and awkward hard to use software phones. Traditional phone services work by delivering voice signals over dedicated copper lines from your telcos exchange to either individual handsets or a PABX. Thanks to…

Essential questions to ask your web developer

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In General,Tips and Tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

Building a website and finding a web developer can be intimidating process. Here are some essential questions you should be asking you prospective web developer before starting a job In what country will the website be hosted and will it be hosted in a professional data-centre? Websites can be hosted…