How you can avoid getting crypto-jacked

How you can avoid getting crypto-jacked

There is a new malware in town to rival ransomware and this time it is linked to the explosion in crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin. Crypto-currencies are based on transaction verification and so-called crypto-mining provides 24/7 accounting for these currencies, for which it receives a small fee.

Anyone can engage in this activity, but to make real money from crypto-mining requires vast amounts of processing power. Some miners now appear to have started to tap into other people’s networks to borrow their processing capacity in order to do this. A bit like cannabis farms tapping into the next door neighbour’s electricity supply to keep their plants warm.

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More hat tricks than Harry Kane!

More hat tricks than Harry Kane!

Transputec is starting to rival the scoring record of our local football hero, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, with another hat trick of award nominations. This time in the prestigious PCR Awards 2018.

I am delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards, for:

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A perfect storm for cyber security vendors in 2018?

A perfect storm for cyber security vendors in 2018?

As we head into 2018, a trio of issues is coming together to produce a perfect storm of cyber security concerns that promises a boom for spending on cyber security vendors and managed service providers.

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Government IT contracts: Levelling the playing field for SME suppliers

Government IT contracts: Levelling the playing field for SME suppliers

As one of the Government’s preferred IT suppliers, having secured a place on the new Technology Services 2 (TS2) Framework, Transputec is delighted to learn that the UK Government is about to launch a consultation on new measures to employ more SMEs. These include using transparency to encourage large businesses to employ more SMEs in the supply chain and improving visibility of opportunities available to companies like Transputec.

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Transputec boosts digital literacy in rural India

Transputec Academy stairsTransputec has provided a range of technology to a remote village in India to boost the tech capabilities of the children living in the rural outpost.

The village is in West Bengal and products including laptops, tablets, PCs and software applications have been given to children who have no access to a village school.

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Security flaw in Intel chips could slow machines by up to 30%

Security flaw in Intel chips could slow machines by up to 30%

The first big tech news story of 2018 is a tale that has apparently been ten years in the making. The news just now emerging is that a flaw built into Intel chips, which are vital to almost all PCs and laptops, as well as other technology, makes them vulnerable to the computer’s kernel being hacked.

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