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At McDonalds IT, our IT as a Service (ITaaS) plan provides your business with a single point of contact for all your service related queries.
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May
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Travelling
Travelling is a great way to see other parts of the world, experience other cultures, meet new people, and taste unusual cuisines. However, when travelling half way across the world to an unfamiliar location without your luxuries, it can take you out of your comfort zone. This blog discusses a few items that will help you improve the convenience of your journey, whether it is a short trip to your favorite holiday destination or a once in a life time trip around the globe.
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Google Apps
Google are forever trying to improve their service by adding exciting new features to their products. Today, Google has released a couple of new features to Gmail. This blog details these 3 new major features.
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Back in February 2017, McDonalds IT released the blog “Virtual Reality – Just a gimmick or here to stay?”. Since then a lot has changed, with new ideas, products, and concepts released into the market in attempt to continue to fuel this caught on obsession. We follow up from our previous blog with some examples of how this concept has expanded.
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UPDATE: Wifi security flaw "KRACK ATTACK"

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Following on from our Security Ad....visory on the afternoon of 2017........10........16 ........available here........nbsp............ We........ve had further information regarding the Wifi CVE
This is an update to yesterdays advisory regarding the "Krack attack" also known as the Key reinstallation attacks forcing nonce reuse in WPA2 http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/update-wifi-security-flaw-krack-attack/

Serious WiFi security flaw

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of There are reports of a new flaw w....ithin WPA2 WiFi ........ which is currently the most widely adopted WiFi encryption in use today
Serious security flaw in Wifi wpa2 encryption. http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/serious-wifi-security-flaw/

Attempted Phishing attacks

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Please be especially cautious wit....h emails today and over the next week as we have received a number of reports of phishing
Why you need to be aware http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/attempted-phishing-attacks/

Why should I be using a VPN?

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of You may already know what a VPN o....r Virtual Private Network is........ but the chances are you are not using one. Put simply
What is a VPN and what are the benefits of using one? http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/why-should-i-be-using-a-vpn/

Google Drive Phishing attacks

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of ........nbsp........ There are reports of sophisticated Phishing attacks which appear to be documents share
There have been reports of sophisticated phishing attacks which appear as legitimate Google Drive file sharing requests http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/google-drive-phishing-attacks/

Signal - Secure, Encrypted Messaging

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of You may have caught our most rece....nt blogs highlighting the importance of email security and data encryption and we are goin
Signal - secure, encrypted messaging from Open Whisper Systems http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/signal-secure-encrypted-messaging/

Intentionally flawed encryption

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of ........ldquo........Encryption........nbsp........is the most effective way to achieve data security. To read an........nbsp........encrypted file
We should be striving to create and encourage the creation of quality encryption that protects our privacy and not flawed encryption that has the potential to be exploited. http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/intentionally-floored-encryption/

Security Questions: Secure or Insecure

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of ........nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp
We are always reminded to create secure passwords to protect our accounts and most of the time we think passwords cannot be hacked. But, for all the time we spend worrying about our passwords, there’s a backdoor we never think about. So, are security ques… http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/security-questions-secure-or-insecure/

Electronic Pickpocketing

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Electronic Pickpocketing .... Pickpocketing is a form of theft that involves stealing money or other valuables from a p
Electronically stealing personal information http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/electronic-pickpocketing/

Browser Hijacker

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Browser Hijacker Nowadays........ it is really sad to hear the word hijack or terror so frequently. It is almost inevitable
How browser hijacking works http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/browser-hijacker/

Cyber Security Awareness

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Cyber Security Awareness .... How much are we really conscious when it comes to Cyber Security
How to be Cyber Security Conscious http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/cyber-security-awareness/

Personal Information - Safety and Security

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of ........nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp............nbsp........PERSONAL INFORMATION ........ SAFETY AND SECURITY In our daily lives we all take great measures to protect our valuab
How to protect Personal Information - Safety and Security http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/personal-information-safety-and-security/

Protect yourself online with 2-Step Verification

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Recently in the news there has b....een an increase in password theft and phishing scams.........nbsp........ Did you know
Recently in the news there has been an increase in password theft and phishing scams. http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/2-step-verification/

Security, responsibility and the Dropbox hack

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Recently a group of hackers hav....e claimed that they........rsquo........ve stolen a database of seven million Dropbox log
Recently a group of hackers have claimed that they’ve stolen a database of seven million Dropbox log-in details, which they’ll slowly be releasing over the coming months. But Dropbox claims their service wasn’t hacked. So where did this supposed database … http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/security-responsibility-and-the-dropbox-hack/

How secure is your email

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of We........rsquo........re all painfully aware of how often online services get compromised........ and furthermore how often our online lives are invaded. But what
We’re all painfully aware of how often online services get compromised, and furthermore how often our online lives are invaded. But what’s really being done about this? Are companies such as Google trying to look after us? Do they care? http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/how-secure-is-your-email/

Security Matters, fact or fiction?

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of We........rsquo........ve all been there at one point or another........ an email........ a dodgy link or just an unlucky decision. But one way or another we always find a way
We’ve all been there at one point or another, an email, a dodgy link or just an unlucky decision. http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/security-matters-fact-or-fiction/

Heartbleed Bug Status

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of As you are all hopefully aware th....e Heartbleed bug has been a huge topic of conversation in the IT world lately
As you are all hopefully aware the Heartbleed bug has been a huge topic of conversation in the IT world lately, and if you haven’t yet changed your passwords for your Google, Dropbox and Box accounts, we strongly recommend that you do. http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/heartbleed-bug-status/

Important security notice about Hearbleed bug

Authorised Resellers For Proud Supporters Of Dear Customers........ Due to the resent security flaw with OPENSSL called Heartbleed we recommend you update
Dear Customers, Due to the resent security flaw with OPENSSL called Heartbleed we recommend you update your Google, Dropbox and Box passwords. http://www.mcdonaldsit.co.nz/about-mcdonalds-it/blog/important-security-notice-about-hearbleed-bug/