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The Giraffe Team Posted By

Sep 13, 2017

Now Recruiting

After another brilliant year for Giraffe we are now looking to expand the team We require a talented, extremely well organised and motivated person that is quick to learn, takes ownership of problems and who will be proactive when dealing with user issues. The ideal candidate will be able to work well under pressure and […]

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Michael Long Posted By

Jun 28, 2016

Come visit our stand at Tees Valley Business Summit – Tuesday 5th July 2016

Meet Giraffe At Tees Valley Business Summit Come along and see us at the area’s biggest business networking event, Tees Valley Business Summit, on Tuesday July 5. Our team of engineers would be very happy to talk to you about your firm’s IT needs or just have an informal chat about any problems you might […]

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Michael Long Posted By

Apr 20, 2016

Exactly what is a virus?

You’re just browsing the internet when a half-dozen ads sneak onto your screen. Or, every time you start your computer, a pop-up or two offers a confusing message with only the option to hit “Okay.” Things like this used to be limited to PCs, but now they’re cropping up on Macs and mobile devices, too: […]

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Scott Reed Posted By

Jul 7, 2015

The Giraffe Guide To… Windows 10

With Windows 10 just around the corner, the Giraffe team take a look at what you need to know about Microsoft’s latest blockbuster offering. How much does it cost? The first thing everyone asks when a new version of any software package is release is, “How much is this going to cost me?” Well, in […]

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Gary Hall Posted By

Apr 15, 2015

Vault Crypt – A New Type Of Ransomware

Beware! Vault Crypt is one of the latest “ransomware” viruses and is working its way over here from the former Soviet states. Initially surfacing around the end of February, it’s already started arriving in English-speaking countries. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the computer it infects and demands a fee is […]

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Gary Hall Posted By

Apr 13, 2015

FBI Echoes Giraffe Warning

Have the FBI been reading our blog? You might think so, judging by their latest public service announcement. Just a few weeks after we cautioned readers about the important of keeping your WordPress website updated, the American spooks have echoed our warning. It’s vitally important for everyone with a site on the hugely popular WordPress […]

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Gary Hall Posted By

Mar 30, 2015

Is Someone Sending Spam as You?

Here at Giraffe, we scan an awful lot of emails every day, so we tend to find out when there’s a major new spam attack pretty quickly. We’ve seen quite a few recently that at first glance appear to come from legitimate companies. They’re from genuine company email addresses with genuine signatures, valid names and […]

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Scott Reed Posted By

Feb 26, 2015

The Giraffe Guide To…. PASSWORDS!

These days, just about everything we do online requires its own password. We’re asked to think of new ones so often that most people use the same password for everything. That’s not really the cleverest idea, but in reality it’s what happens when you have so many to remember. I tend to group things, so […]

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The Giraffe Team Posted By

Feb 4, 2015

The Giraffe Guide To… KEEPING UP TO DATE

You’re probably used to following the on-screen prompts from Microsoft to update Windows whenever security patches become available for your PC. But is everything else in your IT system up to date? If the answer’s “No”, you could be leaving yourself and your business vulnerable to hackers, fraudsters and other assorted bad-guys. Follow our simple […]

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The Giraffe Team Posted By

Jan 27, 2015

Don’t Be Too Hacked-Off

Watching the news recently, I was amazed to see that an online hack on Sowerby Primary School in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, had made the headlines. The hacker, who goes by the tag “X-saad”, had hijacked the school’s homepage and replaced it with a hate message directed at the United States and Israel. But it wasn’t […]

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