Taking you through the steps to recover from a hacked eMail account, and to minimise the chance of a future hack. If your eMail is hacked, you need to do more than just change your password. This article answers the question of “what next?”for those who have suffered from an account hack.
Recommended steps to quickly and easily perform a healthcheck of a Windows PC for improved security and performance.
I’ve spent my career advising on, and implementing, information technology at everything from multi-national corporations to small businesses. I’m regularly confronted with the need to step up the knowledge of an organisation (not just the IT department) to protect against cyber attacks. I know it’s difficult for small businesses in-particular to find cost-effective ways to […]
In today’s fast-paced technological landscape, smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. They are our communication hubs, personal assistants, entertainment centers, and more. However, with the rapid advancement of technology, it can be challenging to determine when it’s time to bid farewell to your trusty old device and welcome a new smartphone into […]
When it comes to selling or disposing of an old computer (desktop or laptop), it isn’t always easy to be sure that your data cannot be recovered by the new owner. I’ve spent my career working in the IT industry, so this is my guide on how to securely wipe a computer that is running […]
How to extract a previously saved Wi-Fi password from Windows Wi-Fi settings. You just need to have administrator rights on the device.
It used to be the case that I, like many others, would snap up any offer of free cloud storage, as digital photography and general data hoarding created a seemingly endless need for data storage. Fast-forward to today, and data breaches are something you don’t have to work in technology to recognise are a very […]
Having struggled to find one myself, this is a genuine review from a real Hostinger customer. As at 17th November 2019, BeachyUK.com is now on the Hostinger Premium Web Hosting package. In November 2019, I decided BeachyUK.com needed to move off free/near-free web hosting. Site performance had been slow, and free hosts kept disabling the […]
This week I found myself looking into a phone line issue. I used to deal with a lot of these. This post aims to provide a reminder of useful numbers to use when diagnosing a UK phone line issue. For these events, I always try to have a small analogue phone handy to test the […]
I got an “Unauthorized Request” error when trying to download the VirtualBox 6.0.6 ExtPack (Extension Pack). There appears to be lots of people seeing the issue, but no published solution, so I thought I’d post my solution. Quite simply: replace the domain name “VirtualBox.org” with “Oracle.com”. The reason for this is that VirtualBox is owned […]