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3 weeks ago

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Some ideas for safer passwords. Some of the suggestions may be rather scary, but something to think about. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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I post these kind of posts in an effort to try and make sure everyone is educated on what is happening out there, who to contact, and how to recognise a problem.Did you know? Since its establishment in 2017 to the end of 2021, CERT NZ had received almost 26,000 reports with a combined direct financial loss of almost $70m. If you would like to report any malicious cyber activity, CERT NZ is your first port of call! www.cert.govt.nz/about/contact-us/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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You may have heard of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These are household appliances that connect to the internet via WiFi, with the idea that doing so allows for more functionality.You can turn your lightbulbs on and off with a voice command to your phone. You can set your heat pump to turn on depending on live weather updates. But to do this the device has to connect to various servers and it’s these connections that can lead to insecurities.We’ve put together some tips to help you keep your IoT devices safe while they do their thing: www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/guides/smart-devices-the-internet-of-things-iot/ ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Always think about what you are sharing. Consider if that personal information you are sharing is worth the return you are getting, now and forever.With thanks to the NZ Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ)You may have heard of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These are household appliances that connect to the internet via WiFi, with the idea that doing so allows for more functionality.You can turn your lightbulbs on and off with a voice command to your phone. You can set your heat pump to turn on depending on live weather updates. But to do this the device has to connect to various servers and it’s these connections that can lead to insecurities.We’ve put together some tips to help you keep your IoT devices safe while they do their thing: www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/guides/smart-devices-the-internet-of-things-iot/ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Starting tomorrow (3/12) Kings Computers will be covered by the Traffic Light system. At the Orange setting this will have little effect on us here at Kings Computers. We don't perform close contact work so have no need to view or scan customers vaccine passport. I have my own vaccine passport which you are welcome to see. I will continue to wear a mask in peoples homes and businesses, and you are welcome to wear one as well, although that is your choice. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Updating Apps (aka Applications, Programs) is always a good idea. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Uphold your privacy. With thanks to CERT NZ. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Today Kings Computers celebrates 8 years of existence. And, closing in on 6 years in Te Aroha. May the good times continue. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Recently I've had the privilege of talking to the General Manager of Ngāti Tumutumu trust. I've been learning a lot about Te Aroha's history that I wasn't fully aware of before and I'm very thankful for the GM for being so willing to answer all my questions. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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As we head to Level 2 at midnight Tues, Kings Computers will be required to follow the special "Delta" Level 2 rules. If you come to me, please use the contact tracking sign in information and keep 2 metres apart.If I come to you, I will be wearing a face mask and will try to abide by the 2 metre rule, while knowing that isn't always possible.Stay healthy everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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I'm sure everyone south of Auckland will be looking forward to changing to Level 3. I'm looking forward to my electrician finally being able to come in and fix a light switch (Appropriate protections and separations of course).However, Kings Computers will remain closed in order to maintain safety levels for us and all our customers. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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With the move to Level 4 Covid control, Kings Computers will be closed until next week. We will be available to support essential services, but will not be available for others. Stay well, stay healthy. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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Digital technology is an important part of how we connect. From buying groceries to organising get togethers – being online is a big part of how we live. Its impact has been profoundly positive, helping us overcome physical distance and allowing us to share worldwide, but there are risks too. The ‘Staying Safe Online Guide’ is an all-in-one guide to help you have a more positive experience. Netsafe have collaborated with Netflix, Twitter, Google, Facebook, Trade Me and CERT NZ to deliver their top tips and tricks on how to use their platforms safely. If you know anyone who is new to these platforms or is navigating their children's use, please share this guide with them and let them know that Netsafe is available seven days a week to help with any online safety hurdles they may face. Download the guide and read more here ➡️ www.netsafe.org.nz/staying-safe-online/#netsafetywk21 ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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Timeline photosFor many parents, as they were growing up, it would have been impossible to imagine what the internet would look like, what it was capable of, and the ways it could help us. It goes without saying then that understanding the challenges that exist online for young people is not something that most parents can draw from using their own experiences.Netsafe's CEO, Martin Cocker, will talk about the challenges tamariki face and share his best tips to help you with digital parenting in this special Netsafety Week free webinar. Register at ow.ly/lS1450FEe6l and the event link will be sent to you. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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Some time ago there was talk that Windows 10 would be the last version.How ever, Microsoft have changed their mind are are now getting Windows 11 ready to be released. The biggest change seems to be about what hardware you will need to run Win 11. Many people will need to buy a new computer, which will be available later.Thankfully Windows 10 will be fully supported until 2025. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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I'm sure you're all aware that laptop computers have batteries. Either inside, or clipped onto the outside. What you may not know is that they often have another small battery. Desktop computers also have this small battery in order to remember things like date and time. These batteries last for several years, if not decades.The most common battery used is a CR2032 button cell 3V disposable battery. It isn't officially rechargeable, nor is it designed to be. The ML2032, VL2032 or LIR2032 are rechargeable. Yes, you can recharge a CR2032, but I'd suggest it isn't an economic or 100% safe process.As a result, computers don't need to be connected to the power all the time. When not is use one can switch them off at the wall, or even unplug them. This also protects the computer during electrical storms which can damage power supplies. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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