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eBay Password Change Recommended - Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Conglomerate company eBay has requested users change their passwords, as a result of the well publicised attack that took place sometime between late February and early March, the compromise was not discovered by eBay until two weeks ago. The payment system PayPal is unaffected by the software hackers. Read more about this at 'itnews for Australian business' via the details link below.
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MS Windows XP OS Support Has Finished - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Microsoft Corporation announced they ended providing support and updates for their XP operating system on the 8th April 2014. Technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time, but this does not mean that your PC is secure because Microsoft is no longer providing security updates to help protect your PC.)
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Microsoft Cybersecurity Information - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Microsoft have been very busy raising awareness and developing helpful information for cyber users to assist them in protecting their data online, for example Microsoft have published a Cybersecurity Whitepaper. "Cybersecurity covers the security of information, operations and computer systems..."
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Retuning Australia's READY for Digital TV - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Some TV channels are changing their frequency as the final step in the move to digital-only TV. You'll need to retune your TV, set-top box or digital recorder when these changes happen in your area. If you don't, you won't be able to receive all free-to-air digital TV channels.
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IIA 17th Annual Gala Dinner 2014 - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Reminder IIA 17th Annual Gala Dinner Sydney, Thursday 20 February 2014 Communication MP is Keynote Speaker Malcolm Turnbull @TurnbullMalcolm @citsstore. Internet Industry Association IIA stated 'The IIA calls on the Government to provide details on how it plans to accelerate progress on the NBN rollout. The worst possible outcome for the NBN and the Australian economy would be for the forecast rollout timeframes and costs to blow-out to the extent claimed by the Coalition becoming reality'.
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It's important to not let your computer, iPad, smartphone, laptop and tablets overheat in hot environments. During these warmer months your electronic devices will very quickly heat up. With the recent heat waves sweeping across Australia we have seen temperatures in the 40degrees range. This extreme weather in combination with our tablets and smartphones being operated will run at high internal temperatures. Heat is very damaging to these sensitive electronic devices if exposed longterm, for example a battery's life will be shortened.
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2014 Internationl Year of Crystallography - Thursday, January 23, 2014
#iycr2014 the UN have declared 2014 international year of crystallography iycr2014.org since it's 100years since X-ray discovery and also learning how to visualise the 3D structure of molecules. The International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014) commemorates not only the centennial of X-ray diffraction, which allowed the detailed study of crystalline material, but also the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s observation in 1611 of the symmetrical form of ice crystals, which began the wider study of the role of symmetry in matter.
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Pharmacies targeted by Ransomware software - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Criminals are unleashing malicious software on chemists throughout Australia to extort money from them. The hackers are using 'ransomware' to lock pharmacies computers and then threatening to destroy patients (customers) private health records unless the chemist pays large amounts of money. Ransomware can find its way onto someone's computer system by opening a malicious email attachment, clicking a malicious disguised link, instant message link or even malicious website.
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CES 2014 - Thursday, January 09, 2014
The biggest Consumer Electronics Show 2014 a.k.a CES2014 has started in Las Vegas Nevada USA. All the major electronic companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Epson, Mozilla, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony are showcasing their new innovative products.
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Prices will remain the same in 2014 - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Management has advised product prices will be frozen for 2014. Meaning no price increases for the next 12 months on the whole range of goods available. Thus CITS Store customers can buy items online from our ecommerce website knowing their getting value for money.
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