online security


7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news over the weekend, of FedEx, Telefonica, NHS and more being infected with ransomware.  Please see a quick guide below to explain the situation and find out what you can do to protect yourself. What is Ransomware? It’s like someone kidnapping your data.  A […]


GMT Solutions: E is for Encryption

A-Z of Computing: E is for Encryption

This month’s topic will probably be of more interest to business IT users and those for whom data security is a concern. Encryption is the best way to keep your information safe from unauthorised users. It’s a hugely complicated topic so what I cover below is really just skimming the surface. In […]


A-Z of Computing – A is for Antivirus

Welcome to my new series on the essentials of computing, one letter at a time. Let’s start at the beginning – A is for Antivirus. To me, antivirus is as essential as having seatbelts in a car. You wouldn’t think of taking your children out for a drive without making sure their seatbelts […]

GMT Solutions: A is for Anti-virus

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

Internet and Phone Scams

I could write a book on internet scams! I’m sure most readers have received an e-mail informing them that a long lost relative died with a fortune of millions – or that a Nigerian prince needs your help to transfer his money and will reward you… There are a couple of more […]


Protecting Your Website

Yes, you did read that correctly! Normally IT pros are talking about how to protect your computer from some of the nasty or annoying things that can come from websites, but this time I want to tell you how to protect your website. Put simply, a website is a collection […]

GMT Solutions: Websites

Keeping Kids Safe on Tablets

Some lucky children might unwrap a tablet computer on Christmas morning. Although there are toy-style tablets made specifically for children, by Leap, V-Tech and other toy makers, many children will be using one of the more grown up devices such as iPads, Samsung Tabs etc – or they might frequently be pinching Mum […]

Children on tablet