The house without an alarm gets burgled first? Don’t make it easy for Cyber Criminals

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00July 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

I recently sat on a conference panel in Hong Kong on cybersecurity where the title of the panel was “Cybersecurity – should I be concerned?”. Considering this was a conference for financial institutions in Hong Kong the title somewhat scared me that in this day and age we are still asking whether or not a company

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New Ransomware outbreak “Petya” is spreading rapidly!

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Please note that there is a new ransomware outbreak.  It currently seems to have targeted large organisations in Europe and the US with outdated software, but it will gradually make its way to Asia, so we have to be extremely careful.  Even more so than usual! The current Ransomware outbreak “Petya” is spread through a

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WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release – Immediate Update Recommended

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

FunctionEight would like to encourage you to update to 4.7.5 as soon as possible. If you can remember last January 2017, WordPress released 4.7.2 and they delayed disclosing a vulnerability for a week. That vulnerability was the infamous WordPress defacement vulnerability which resulted in hundreds of thousands of sites being defaced and multiple highly active attack campaigns. Thanks

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Google unveils its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00March 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Google has unveiled its first touchscreen-enabled laptop. The Chromebook Pixel runs Google’s Chrome operating system and has been “largely built” by the web giant. The laptop has Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, fast 4G LTE connectivity and a high-resolution screen aimed at challenging Apple’s Retina Display. Analysts say the move represents a fresh bid to build market

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By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

This is a long but worthwhile read, if you find modern tech trends even the slightest bit interesting.  I personally don’t often read articles all the way to the end – but this one I most certainly did.  Go directly to the blog at this link or click onto our Read More where we have copied

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HK SME Technology Voucher Programme

By |2020-03-27T04:10:27+00:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

If you are an SME in Hong Kong and have plans in 2017 to implement some Technology Solutions, contact FunctionEight as you may be eligible for the HKSAR’s new Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) which allows for a two thirds reimbursement of a project value of HK$300,000. This is a significant step forward for HK in terms of

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Hong Kong sees a boom in IT security outsourcing

By |2020-03-27T04:10:28+00:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

This article written by Gigi Onag, and featured recently in ComputerWorld, caught our attention.  We felt it was well worth highlighting in our F8 blog for the simple reason that we have been offering outsourced IT security reviews and services to our clients for quite some time.  This link will take you to the original

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Insurance & Lending Group’s New Arrivals!

By |2020-03-27T04:10:28+00:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

As an ever expanding and growing company the Insurance & Lending Group is excited to welcome two new members to our wonderful team! We are pleased to announce Louise Painter is joining our team of friendly brokers, and Cameron Stobie is our new marketing manager. Louise has worked within the insurance industry for nearly eight years

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Still Running FRAILware in your environment?

By |2020-03-27T04:10:28+00:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

It is over 12 months since Microsoft officially stopped providing any support for Windows Server 2003.  Its End Of Life (EOL) was the 14th July 2015.  Of course, there are many companies who still pay US$600 per server to Microsoft per year to keep their environment protected and some, namely government departments, are paying millions per

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Delivering Asian IT Support to Global Partners

By |2020-03-27T04:10:28+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

As the trend for more cloud-based solutions and hosted infrastructure continues so does the complexity of delivering these solutions to an International audience.  Companies are looking for bespoke industry-specific solutions that often need to interact with existing traditional accounting, HR or CRM solutions.  These customers must then be supported via a helpdesk for the relevant infrastructure

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