Protect yourself against hackers

  A client of ours recently reported their email account was hacked. Without going into any specific details of this, here are some words of advice:   Wifi Networks When using free wifi networks, often there is no encryption between you and the network. That means you can only rely on encryption end-to-end, such as […]

Encrypting your emails

Recently we have been asked by a client about sending encrypted emails, so this was written in response to their query, as it’s likely to crop up again with the GDPR edging ever closer. The first question perhaps should be, do I need to encrypt my email? This could be answered ‘no’ if you don’t […]

NHS Ransomware Attack 12th May 2017

Here’s a copy of an email sent to our maintenance customers following the high-profile 12th May Ransomware attacks which affected a number of NHS services . Important – please read and distribute to all computer users.   You will no doubt be aware that on Friday the NHS as well as the rest of the […]

How Ransomware Works

There’s been a lot of talk about Ransomware recently, so here’s some information about what they are and how they work.   A mass email is sent containing malicious code. Often this is hidden inside  or disguised as a zip file, word or excel document attachment Once opened, the code contacts a central server and […]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

WE ARE CELEBRATING TEN YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH 2 PRIZE DRAWS.   WINNERS – Prize Draw One First Prize – Fujitsu Core i5 Ultrabook – Rosemary Toplis Second Prize – Fujitsu Core i3 Laptop – Jane Eastgate Third Prize –  £50 Gift Voucher – Linda Green There are also 4 runners up prizes of 500 days free […]

Second Prize Draw – NOVEMBER 2017

We are celebrating 10 year in business this year by having a super prize draw with some stunning prizes. So if you want to enter you will need to get your hands on one of our prize draw Glitterbugs. They are cute little critters that are only ever seen in our office and there aren’t […]

About Us

Lansalot Limited is a dynamic company, coupling old-fashioned ideas about customer service with modern ways to deliver it. Our customers are our first priority and their delight is our goal (we will settle for satisfaction only when we have to!). Read our testimonials if you don’t believe us. Based in Reddtich (Worcestershire) we provide the […]

Knights in Shining Armour

Lansalot provides IT computer services to the small business and residential sectors, with free unbiased advice for all types of issues from BIG to small. By continuing to click on and visit other parts of this site you are agreeing to our cookie policy – click here for full details, or if you are not […]

ESET – Internet Security @ it’s Best

ESET Smart Security – STAY SAFE The ONLY anti-virus / Security Suite we recommend. With perfect solutions for PCs running Windows or Linux MAC computers – yes they CAN get viruses too Smartphones Servers and business environment, including Microsoft Exchange email server Why we recommend Eset (in no particular order): Fastest system we have found […]

Beware Bogus Text Message (not) from Apple

Just a quick post to mention about a new(ish) type of phishing scam. I received this text message just now: Being the curious type, I opened the bit.ly link (Hint – I doubt Apple would use Bit.ly, which is a perfectly acceptable and reputable company by the way) and was greeted with this: Yep that’s […]

Office 365 New Pricing 2017

Microsoft have made a couple of announcements around their Office 365 cloud product suites, and around how they see the business model going. In essence they have put the prices up from 2016 by around 20%, and have decided they no longer want to deal directly with end-users so are pushing for partners to deal […]

Office 365 is best

We think Office 365 is best for several of the solutions it offers when compared to various other solutions. Of course this is just our opinion and is based on our experiences of software, companies and customers. History Email started with basic POP and then IMAP type mailboxes. Moving from ‘just email’ to ‘groupware’ is […]