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Small Business latest victim of ransomware virus

Small Business latest victim of ransomware virus

SMES are the latest victims of Cyber Attacks The need for improved cyber security has increased over the last year following a recent increase in cyber-attacks. Companies worldwide are reporting...

What is Email Spoofing?

What is Email Spoofing?

What is email spoofing? Email spoofing is something which is becoming more common when hackers are conducting a phishing or scamming campaign. It is the forgery of an email header so that the email...

New Name, New Brand, Same Excellent Service

New Name, New Brand, Same Excellent Service

We are very excited to announce that on June 1st 2017 CPL IT Services have not only created a new brand but come up with a new name to represent who we are and what we offer. Together we worked as a...

MySQL database backup – encryption and decryption

MySQL database backup – encryption and decryption

This morning i had to figure out a way to add encryption to our MySQL database backups so they can be safely stored on the server. We have a backup in place at the minute which uses mysqldump to...

Suitable PCs for small business

Suitable PCs for small business

Low Spec Desktop THIS PC IS PERFECT FOR WEB BROWSING AND USING BASIC OFFICE APPLICATIONS. Core i3 4 GB memory 500 GB hard drive This PC is the ideal solution for a basic user whose tasks consist of...

What is Zeptolocker and How Can You Avoid it?

What is Zeptolocker and How Can You Avoid it?

It’s no secret that cyberattacks are at an all-time high and are becoming more and more personalized and far more ominous. Technology has altered the workplace environment and we are becoming a...

Portal’s Microsoft Silver Partnership

Portal’s Microsoft Silver Partnership

We’re proud to have recently achieved silver partner status in Microsoft’s Partner Network. Portal have been providing Microsoft-related products, software and solutions since its inception and...

Challenge accepted: fixing a broken CAM machine

Challenge accepted: fixing a broken CAM machine

We all know the old adage if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but what if it is broke? We live in a throwaway society and far too many businesses will sooner replace malfunctioning computer equipment...

Windows 10 – Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 – Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 has arrived but can it shake off the lukewarm legacy left by its predecessor, Windows 8? Our verdict is a resounding YES! And we’re not the only ones. Tech professionals around the world...