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DJATOM Website Services Celebrates 10 Years in Business 2004 - 2014

July 29, 2015
DJATOM Website Services are delighted to be celebrating our 10 Years in Business and the 10th Anniversary of www.DJATOM.co.uk

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Mobile Security

January 20, 2012

Mobile Security - Make your phone and other mobile devices secure


 

Blackberry

Blackberry: To clear all of your data follow this;

Blackberry Menu Key >Options > Security > Security Wipe > Tick all options > and key the word 'blackberry' to confirm.

To Set a Passcode do this;

Blackberry Menu Key >Options > Security >Password > Make sure the 'Enabled' box is ticked and set a 'Lock After' time of between 2-15 minutes.

 

iPhone

iPhone: To clear all of your data follow this;

Menu > Settings > General >Reset > Erase All Content & Settings. The password will be your selected 4 digit code if you set one.

To Set a Passcode do this;

Menu > Settings > General >Password Lock > Select your 4 digit code and confirm. Then set a lock code of up to 5 minutes.

 

Nokia

Nokia Symbian Phones: To clear all of your data follow this;

Dial in the following code as if you were making a call*#7370# (star, hash, 7370, hash)

The password will be your selected security code or the Nokia default of 12345.

To Set a Passcode do this;

Menu > Settings > Phone >Phone Management >Security Settings > Phone & Sim Card > Lock Code and confirm then set the 'Auto Lock Period' of between 2-10 minutes.



 
 

National Cyber Security Awareness

January 20, 2012

Security & how to be secure?

October is the National Cyber Security Awareness month Please see below the risks and how to avoid them.

NCSAM

Threats to your mobile phone:

1: Data leakage. A stolen or lost phone with unprotected memory allows an attacker to read the data on it.

Solution - Set a passcode lock, check out James' Tips opposite.

2: Improper decommissioning. When a used phone is disposed of or transferred to another user without removing sensitive data, this allows an attacker to read it.

Solution - Make sure the handheld is wiped. Check out James' Tips opposite before you sell on or Recycle.

3: Unintentional data disclosure. Most apps have privacy settings, but many users are unaware (or do not remember) that their data is being transmitted, and don’t know how to change the settings to stop it.

Solution - Only download from the reputable App stores such as Blackberry App World, Android Market Place, Apple App Store and Nokia Ovi Store.

4: Phishing. An attacker collects user credentials (eg passwords, credit card numbers) using fake apps or (sms, email) messages that seem genuine.

Solution - We have all had those SMS messages saying we are entitled to compensation for the accident that we never had. Don't be tempted to call the company on a premium rate number or give them any information that you think they may have when they don't even know your name.

5: Spyware. The user unknowingly installs spyware that allows an attacker to read or guess personal data. This includes software that asks for and then abuses access privilege on the smartphone.

Solution - Only download from the reputable App stores such as Blackberry App World, Android Market Place, Apple App Store and Nokia Ovi Store.

 

Other tips include and are not generalised to Smartphones;

1: Always have a complex password on your computer, smart phone, etc. (even though passwords are considered a weak security measure). If you lose your iPhone or Droid, no one should be able to find and use your smart phone without having to first crack your password. Apps like 'Find my iPhone' and 'Blackberry Protect' are also useful to help locate and remotely wipe your device.

Blackberry ProtectBlackberry Protect app

2: Install, run and keep anti-virus software current on your computer, smart phone, etc.

3: Back up your phone and check to see if there are any software updates that can be applied.

Check out the Stay Safe Online website for more info on staying safe online and also take a look at Action Fraud in the UK for more local information. www.staysafeonline.org


 

 

DJATOM Cares - Recycle, Power To Change & Carbon Footprint Reduction

January 20, 2012


DJATOM Cares - Recycle, Power To Change & Carbon Footprint Reduction

DJATOM Website Service avoids printing anything and instead focuses client information over the phone or by SMS and by sending correspondence via Email and PDF formats.

It is suggested that if you do need to print anything that is sent then please shred personal documents & recycle where available afterwards. Together we can reduce waste and our carbon footprint.


HP Power To Change

DJATOM Website Services in the UK is powered by HP Hardware and therefore is proud to be a part of the Power To Change initiative.

Some thing as simple as just turning off your PC after looking on facebook or playing party poker, rather than leaving it on can reduce carbon emissions greatly if we all were to see the logic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hSkywLTsKI&feature=player_embedded

It is a good idea to educate children about these simple things they can do from a young age. If they are brought up doing this then they will find it natural to do this throughout their life.

It is all about the re-education of people to make differences in our lives. We want our children , and children's children to live in a healthy environment. Power to Change is dedicated to showing people what they can do to make the world we live in a better and more eco friendly place.

DJATOM Website Services acts upon this by using energy saving states such as PC Hibernation and in addition to always powering down and switching equipment off once used and never allowing hardware to go on standby.



 
 

Brits Waste £134m A Year By Not Unplugging Chargers

January 20, 2012

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Brits Waste £134m A Year By Not Unplugging Chargers

The average UK household could save £60 a year by unplugging laptops and phones


 
UK households waste £134 million a year by leaving gadgets plugged despite the device being fully charged, according to a study by EON.

Nine out of ten people keep gadgets on permanent charge, despite the potential damage to the battery life, the environmental impact and the possibility of saving on average £60 a year on their energy bill.

Wise old heads

The most overcharged devices are laptops, which constitute 43 percent of the total, with mobile phones accounting for 41 percent and iPods ten percent. Other culprits include electric toothbrushes, handheld vacuum cleaners and cordless phones.

One in ten admitted that they were simply too lazy to unplug the gadgets despite the benefits, with people aged 18 and 24 four times more likely to leave them plugged in than those aged 55 or older. It also seems that no demographic is exempt, with one in five children leaving toys on charge.

“It’s crucial that we keep an eye on how much money and energy we’re wasting keeping them charging when we don’t need to,” commented EON’s Emma Thompson. “When you plug in a charger, think about how long it needs to reach full charge, rather than just leaving it on overnight.”

“Generally mobile phones only take two hours to charge but most people leave them plugged in overnight. By unplugging your gadgets once they’re charged, you’ll be helping to reduce your energy bills,” she added.

Growing problem

The problem is likely to grow as the market for gadgets grows, with increased sales of electronics resulting in warnings that the UK may miss emissions targets by 2020. In November it was revealed that almost half of people in the UK are smartphone owners, with demand for power likely to increase as more are sold over the Christmas period.

The energy wasted by idle electronics is not confined to the home as 80 percent of the UK’s desktop computers have no power management solution, which could save £25 in electricity on every PC each year. It was estimated that the cost of businesses leaving electrical equipment on standby during one Christmas period was £110m.

However these potential savings are not enough to convince businesses of the worth of power management as they fear that it could disrupt their IT operations. This has meant employees are taking the lead, with most of them turning off their computers because they are concerned about costs and the environment, not because of company policy.


See what else we can do to save at http://djatom.co.uk/djatom/care.htm


 

 

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