Category: Software

Simulate an attack on your IT network and identify your susceptible staff

Simulate an attack on your IT network and identify your susceptible staff

Weakest link GIF

Who is the Weakest Link?

Sophos attacked our network, here’s what we learned:

Sophos Phish Threat simulates a real-time virtual phishing attack against your company, this is a brilliant new tool from Sophos that allows you to better understand and secure your network, giving you valuable information pointing out exactly where and how your network might be best exploited by future hacking attempts via phishing e-mails.

Scott Harrington the Technical Director at HardSoft ran this check internally so we could find out first-hand just how effective our IT network and end users are at defending against an attack. read more

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250,000 new recorded Malware instances affecting Mac Users – What can you do to help protect your data?

250,000 new recorded Malware instances affecting Mac Users – What can you do to help protect your data?

EvilOSX cmd window

EvilOSX ‘RAT’ Malware operating in a Command Prompt

Security alerts all around as hackers are beginning to target Mac users like never before. With nearly 250,000 new Malware instances discovered targeting macOS software in the last 3 months.

Intego, the only company focusing solely on security for Macs and other Apple products, has brought to light three new and distinct families of ‘RAT’ malware designed to target and infect Mac users; CrossRAT, EvilOSX and OSX/Coldroot.

The need for security and caution when venturing online has never been greater, let’s have a look at exactly what kind of malware a ‘RAT’ is and what precautions users can take to protect themselves against these disguised online threats. read more

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Free Training offer with Apple Mac’s

Free Training offer with Apple Mac’s

Have some free training on us! Need to get into the nitty-gritty of software such as Cinema 4D, Revit or Adobe CS? 

If you’re a creative or developer, you’ll know that there are several software packages that you need have under your belt in order to stay ahead of the game. With this in mind HardSoft have teamed up with Academy Class training in order to help you out with free training on certain** new top-end Apple Mac computers.

Apple iMac Pro

Free training with Apple Macs in February!

Academy Class is a training provider for creatives and developers in the UK who are offering HardSoft customers free training on a range of 17 of their online courses, covering 9 software packages – all you have to do is log in using a rebate code and you have £238.00 worth of online training available at your fingertips. read more

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations – NT Resurrected?

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations – NT Resurrected?

The last time we heard the phrase “Windows for Workstations” was back in the 90s when Windows NT Workstation 4.0 was launched in 1996. In fact, if you asked some of the younger people in your office what Windows NT was, they will probably look at you blankly or think it’s the name of a new version of the windows operating system, and actually they wouldn’t be wrong!

Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Windows NT Workstation was released as a more robust version of Windows ’95 for businesses who use high-end hardware. The workstations label disappeared as Microsoft names it’s operating systems Home, Server, Pro, and Enterprise etc. Then, in June this year, more than 20 years on, Microsoft announced it was resurrecting Windows for Workstations with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations scheduled for launch any time now. read more

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