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Category Archives: Tech Advice

Why Are Businesses With Less Than 10 Employees Being Targeted So Heavily With Ransomware Attacks?

Unless you’re in the security business, you normally only hear in the news about the big companies that get hit with Ransomware, but the businesses that are getting hit the most are smaller firms, with between 1 and 10 employees. Gene Marks from The Guardian newspaper explains what happened to a small two person medical […]

Getting Ready For The November 2019 Windows 10 v1909 Update

In November 2019, Microsoft are going to be releasing the next major version of Windows 10. There is no exact release date yet, but we expect it to be between the 10th to the 15th. As we are partnered with Microsoft, we get to test the updates before they are released. This gives us the […]

The Easy Way To Secure Your Amazon Account

Due to the high number of hackers that are breaking into Amazon accounts, Amazon is now recommending that all users turn on Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for extra security. If you would like to setup your Amazon account for 2FA, follow the instructions below. Note, there may be slight variations on different types of smartphones. […]

Is OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox Safe Enough For Backing Up Business Data?

This is a common question from business owners who have all or some of their business critical data shared on OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox. Keep in mind that these programs are built specifically to share data and not to back it up. Going by the terms and conditions stated by Microsoft & Google, they […]

The Best GDPR Compliant Data Backup Solution for Small Businesses

We Keep Your Precious Customer & Employee Data, Safe and Secure. Here are some questions that all business owners should be considering…. If you lose your business data forever, how would your business suffer? Would your business be able to continue as normal the next day? Do you ever worry about losing your data? Even […]

How To Protect Your Business Against Invoice Redirect Fraud

Types Of Businesses Being Targeted Normally small businesses with between 1 and 8 employees are being targeted. This is mostly because hackers know that small businesses of that particular size don’t pay enough attention or have enough training or invest enough into IT security for one reason or another. Larger businesses tend to have IT […]

Recommended PCs For Small Businesses

At Carson IT we sell our own custom built PCs that we have been producing and supplying since 2008 for business clients throughout Northern Ireland and further afield. Specifically built for small businesses. Our custom built PCs are Fast, Secure and Affordable. Pricing for a custom built PC works out at least 15% cheaper than […]

Windows 7 – End Of Life – January 14th, 2020

On the 14th January 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing security updates for all versions of Windows 7. What does Windows 7 End Of Life mean? Any computer running Windows 7 after that date will become insecure and open to future vulnerabilities. There will be: No Security Patches No Updates No Compliance Businesses that use Windows […]

XLN Router Not Working With TP-Link USB Wifi Adaptor

A few people with XLN Routers have been reporting that they can’t connect via Wifi whenever they use a TP-LINK USB Wifi Adaptor. The XLN router wifi just doesn’t show up. Unfortunately the only fix for this at the minute is to buy a Wifi adaptor from another manufacturer. We tested the XLN Router with […]