About Chris Tottman

Chris Tottman is an IT Consultant and Project Manager who has 8 years of experience in the IT Industry. Chris’ passion is designing the best solution for our customers as well as tackling the most esoteric support issues, the harder, the better. Chris likes to know how things work and outside of the office regularly performs his own work on the car doing maintenance, putting new things in and even a few times rebuilding the engine!
23 03, 2016

CryptoLocker and associated malware

As you may have discovered from experiencing this yourself or heard all the related news, there is severe malware roaming the internet at the moment which utilizes “Social Engineering Attack” in order to run a malicious code. The aim of this code is to encrypt all of the files and folders that the infected machine has access to and force the victim to pay money to receive the decrypt code to obtain access to the data once again.

CryptoLocker – Where it all began
CryptoLocker is a ransomware Trojan which specifically targets Microsoft Windows based Operating Systems. It has said to have created and posted to the internet on the 5th September 2013. CryptoLocker utilizes the inbuilt file encryption mechanism that comes with all versions of Windows since XP and sets all files both local and network access (via a network drive from a server) to encrypted.

21 04, 2015

Data Retention, MetaData, What is the hype? Does this affect me?

The Data Retention Bill [Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention Bill 2014) is a hot topic of conversation in the public spotlight at the moment and is being heavily debated in Australian Parliament, but what actually is it and how does it affect you and I?

21 04, 2015

Benefits of Office 365

Having done some 30+ migrations now to Office 365 the product, in my opinion, is a great fit for SOHO, Small and even Medium businesses who wish to use an enterprise email system with centrally accessible email data that integrates into Outlook, Smartphones and Tablets. It reduces the dependency on-