Category Archives: Technical

VirtualTin Obtains ISO 27001 Accreditation

VirtualTin is proud to announce that it has now obtained ISO 27001 accreditation, meaning that not only do we deliver service from ISO 27001 accredited facilities we ourselves are also ISO 27001 accredited....
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Windows XP is now is one of the largest IT security threats

With the desktop global market still showing approximately 12% of all desktop and laptop machines are still running Windows XP (over double the MAC OS X market share) based on usage statistics in June and July 2015 we are now facing one of the largest security threats in recent history. Microsoft have now official stopped providing...
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BlackBerry BES12 Securing all Mobile Phones

Blackberry BES12 has now changed the playing field for the corporate mobile phone market. Rather then focusing on Blackberry devices, RIM has now focused their software skills to deliver BlackBerry security to other handsets. BlackBerry now provide a one stop solution to securely manage...
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Apple devices 'hijacked for ransom' in Australia

Several users of Apple devices in Australia have reported that their gadgets have been "hijacked" - with a message demanding money. Experts believed the hack had targeted users by exploiting the Find my iPhone feature. A message appeared on some targeted phones asking for "$100 USD/EUR" to be sent to a PayPal account. Networks advised affected users to...
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Hosted Desktops Safe from latest Microsoft warning of Internet Explorer flaw

Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer. The flaw affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” to exploit it. Hosted Desktops however provided upon Microsoft Windows server operating systems have...
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Heatbleed recent published threat

A recent vulnerability known as 'Heartbleed' was discovered within OpenSSL which could theoretically allow an attacker to steal the private keys of SSL certificates. We would like to let you know that all SSL certificates provided by and used by VirtualTin including all of VirtualTin’s supplier’s websites have been checked and are not affected by this...
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Apple Serious Security Issue reported

Apple has been reported to have a security hole in both its mobile and desktop operating systems that could let a malicious hacker jump in on what you think is a secure Web transaction if you’re on a public Wi-Fi network like those at a coffee shop, airport or some other location. The vulnerability affects SSL/TLS,...
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Chrome “SpyGate”: Google in the news again!

Any computer running the Chrome browser can be subverted to eavesdrop on conversations happening around it, claims a developer. Israeli coder Tal Ater found the bug while working on his own speech recognition software. Despite Google finding a way to fix the bug in October 2013 the update has yet to be rolled out...

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BlackBerry: A new year and a new start!

Last week, the US military announced that it would have a surge in "mobility" devices, including iPads, iPhones, and Samsung tables and smartphones. On Tuesday the world's biggest defence spender announced it would buy 80,000 BlackBerrys, boosting the firm's share price rise by 9.36%. The Canadian company has now seen its shares rocket by more than 60%...
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Small Business Server the end is nigh so what’s the plan?

Microsoft officially announced that as of July 5, 2012 their Small Business server product family is end-of-life and will no longer be available for purchase. Microsoft Small Business Server was designed to provide small businesses with cost effective access to Microsoft’s enterprise products such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL.

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