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Overview

Ekka Week in full swing, HomeRun Computing would like to remind everyone that services we are open Ekka Wednesday. So if you have any problems or need products, our doors are open for business.

Deal of the week Home Run Computing website services

This offer closes on 31 August.

What do you get with a remote support deal?

It reduces your support costs, improves Customer Service by offering you access and to the person who is fixing your computer. It’s easier to connect, diagnose and fix problems and offers great security. Finally, it saves travel costs and down time meaning you are as inconvenienced when your computer has a problem.

Sign up to our Remote Support Services for 12 months and save over $300!

Normally priced at $75 per month, we are running a special until the end of this month for just $45 per month. Want 24 hour support? Add it in for an extra low $15 per month!

Contact us today to find out more.

Product Review Prebuilt Click and Collect computer packages

On offer this week are prebuilt click and collect style computer packages to suit everyone’s needs ranging from simple home use through to everyday dedicated work stations.

Packages include: Home, Student, Office and Gamers with each package selection including an introductory, complete and deluxe version.

What do you get?

Introductory

Tower

Motherboard

I-3 processor

Cooling

8 Gig Ram

1 TB Hard drive

Power supply

DVD drive

Windows

Anti Virus basic

Office 365

Screen

Keyboard & Mouse package

Speakers

Webcam & microphone Package

Search powerboard

UPS

Complete

Tower

Motherboard

I-5 processor

Cooling

8 Gig Ram

3 TB Hard drive

Printer

Router

Power supply

DVD drive

Windows

Anti Virus basic

Office 365

Screen

Keyboard & Mouse package

Speakers

Webcam & microphone Package

Search powerboard

UPS

Professional

Tower

Motherboard

I-7 processor

Cooling

16 Gig Ram

2 x 3TB Hard drive

Printer

Router

Power supply

DVD drive

Windows

Anti Virus basic

Office 365

2 x Screen

Keyboard & Mouse package

Speakers

Webcam & microphone Package

Search powerboard

UPS

News

An article published in the Washington Post earlier this year suggested that 59% of all links shared on social media had never actually been clicked on.

The story was based on an earlier study in the Science Post which found that 70% of all Facebook users only read the headline before commenting. This, they believe suggests well-established habits of sharing without checking.

Read the original articles on Science Post (for the experiment) and the Washington Post for the full story.

Science Post

http://thesciencepost.com/study-70-of-facebook-commenters-only-read-the-headline/

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/06/16/six-in-10-of-you-will-share-this-link-without-reading-it-according-to-a-new-and-depressing-study/

Hackers could gain access to passwords through USB sticks

The use of a USB stick that's been left lying around is something many, if not most, of us have done — probably without thinking twice about it.

But cybersecurity experts are warning against the practice after showing hackers can access personal information through malicious USB sticks which then transmit that information remotely.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found removable USB sticks that have been tampered with can detect signals from other devices such as keyboards that are plugged into adjacent USB ports.

The sticks can detect keyboard strokes in a phenomenon computer experts call information "leakage".

Adelaide computer scientist Dr Yuval Yarom said through this means, hackers can detect passwords and other sensitive information.

"When you connect several devices to USB ports, one device can listen to the information that other devices send to the computer," he said.

"A malicious USB is able to listen to communication, to what your keyboard sends to the computer, and can acquire passwords."

Dr Yarom explained most computer wires are connected to a larger circuit, so a signal sent on one wire affects another.

He said hackers would need to modify the USBs to be able to access information through Bluetooth or SMS.

USB security concerns have been highlighted before, but Dr Yarom said the research is the first detailed investigation into "leakage".

The phenomenon was detected by Adelaide computer science student Yang Su and other research academics, who tested the observation on 50 different computers.

They found 90 per cent of the computers leaked information to external USB devices.

Separate research by American universities found a 75 per cent likelihood a lost USB would be picked up and plugged into a computer and Dr Yarom said people need to ensure they completely trust the device they are using.

"It exposes another avenue that hackers might exploit. It's another risk security professionals should be aware of," he said.

Credits

Sowaibah Hanifie ABC News - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-11/usb-stick-threat-uncovered-by-researchers/8795466

http://thesciencepost.com/study-70-of-facebook-commenters-only-read-the-headline/Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/06/16/six-in-10-of-you-will-share-this-link-without-reading-it-according-to-a-new-and-depressing-study/

#remotesupport #usb #ekka

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