Windows 7 End of Support – 14th Jan 2020

Microsoft Discontinued support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 on the 14th January, just over 10 years since it was first released. Here’s what you need to know. Will my computer running Windows 7 stop working? No, your computer will continue to work. End of Support means that Microsoft will no longer provide code or security updates. This leaves you vulnerable to viruses, malware, hackers … Continue reading Windows 7 End of Support – 14th Jan 2020

I Cry, You Cry, We all Cry

Over the past few days, we — like most of the internet — have become aware of media reports about WannaCry/WCRY ransomware, an unprecedented surge in ransomware infections affecting many organisations and individual users globally. A number of customers have contacted us today to seek clarity around how this ransomware may affect their business. At Real World, we value clear, transparent communication about issues and updates that might affect … Continue reading I Cry, You Cry, We all Cry

Spam, Phishing and Email

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. And even more so when it comes to emails these days. The last few days have seen yet another re-emergence of specific SPAM messages from organisations such as Australia Post, Energy Australia, the Australian Tax Office, and the Australian Federal Police that are designed to trick normal, smart, and sensible people into opening them and compromising their computers. When … Continue reading Spam, Phishing and Email