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How to stop Spacebar deleting text

Admin | 6:07:00 AM |
There are times when you are editing or typing a document, you realise that the  text being deleted  when hitting the spacebar on the keyboard. The spacebar becomes  a delete key instead of creating space every time you press it. Do not panic. Follow the simple steps below to avoid such thing to happen.

You've somehow gotten your session into "Overwrite" mode: press the "Insert" key on your keyboard to switch back to "Insert" mode. Watch the status bar at the bottom of the Writer window: each time you press the "Insert" key, the typing mode indicator will switch between "INSRT" and "OVER" to show which typing mode you're in.

You can also change modes just by clicking on the indicator in the status bar.

How to prevent WanaCryptOR, WanaCry, or WCry, ransomware Computer Virus

Admin | 5:05:00 PM | |
Ransomware is one of the worst kinds of malware, in that it attacks our information stored on a computer and connected share drives and encrypts all files. Once the files are encrypted the infected computer displays a notice requesting payment to obtain the key required to decrypt the files and regain access to the data in them. There’s something personal about ransomware that makes it different from random malware attacks that turn our PCs into faceless bots. 

Many Governments around the world have systems in place to detect and block this type of malware; however as this malicious software is constantly changing it is important that you follow good security practise by:

• not opening attachments included in unsolicited or suspicious emails.

• not clicking on links in unsolicited or suspicious emails and social media posts.

• storing important data in appropriate locations should the need arise to recover it.

If you receive an unexpected email with an attached document or included link then the best course of action is to not open the attached document and not click the link.

If you have any concerns as to whether an email message, attachment or link is authentic please always forward the suspected email message to your ISP.

In order to improve the security of your account:

• Use passwords that are not found in a dictionary and contain a mix of letters, numbers and special characters.

• Do not allow applications or web browsers to save or remember your password.

•   Do not share your password with anyone.

• Ensure that your workstation is not left logged in and unattended. Either logout of the workstation or lock the workstation so that your password needs to be entered to unlock it.  

Western Power - IT Developer Scholarship in Western Australia

Admin | 8:54:00 PM |
Scholarships and Job Opportunities for people living in Australia
Western Power builds, maintains and operates the electricity network in the South West and Metropolitan WA, and delivers safe, reliable & affordable energy supply to the WA community.

Western Power is offering a 6-month Work Integrated Learning scholarship for a budding IT Developer to join their Application Development Team. The successful candidate will be mentored by the Project Delivery team, working in an Agile Scrum/Kanban environment.

This role will see you working on code related deliverables in Java/.Net and Sharepoint. And will give you a solid grasp of project life cycles, enhance your technical skills, develop customer handling skills and project delivery skills.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Good communication skills - oral and written
Interest in software development process and software lifecycle
Solid coding skills – Java, .Net
Good understanding of database – SQL or Oracle
Team player

Desired Skills

Demonstrated experience in requirements gathering and technical documentation
Good time management
Well organised
Adept with technology with a strong thirst for new technologies
Strong analytical skills and effective problem solving ability

You must be studying toward a recognised qualification in Information Technology / Information Systems. Graduates may apply but must be willing to enrol in a post graduate unit.

Or APPLY NOW online
Send your resume, cover letter, current transcript and proof of residency
to Leila Enojas at adminwa@acsfoundation.com.au or call 0401 317 879
For more details contact Leila Enojas:

Email: adminwa@acsfoundation.com.au
Phone: 0401 317 879 Apply now

If you are having problems applying, please send an email to adminwa@acsfoundation.com.au

How to activate Worldwide Targeting on Facebook ads (resolved)

Admin | 7:19:00 AM |
For todays' technology tips, we are going to highlight a simply step to activate a Worldwide Targeting on Facebook ads. If you are running a facebook ad and if it is not restricted to a particular location, city, country or region, you may want to follow the simple steps below to active a worldwide targeting. 

1. Go to Ads Manager in your facebook account. 

2. Click edit. 

3. cross over to the ad target location setting (see screen shot below)

4. In here, facebook does not recognize the word  'worldwide' if you enter it on the location dialogue box but you can activate it. Simply click on the 'Browse'

5. After you click on browse, you will have two options (see screen shot below)  i. Country  ii. Region. Selection the country by checking the radio button or click the select all. This will activate worldwide targeting. 
 If  you want to target a particular regions, simply select the region.  see screen shot below. 

Cost of Internet in Papua New Guinea to fall

Admin | 12:24:00 AM | |
Cost of Internet in Papua New Guinea is expected to fall in the coming months, says an IT expert.

PNG Internet Exchange President Keith Anderson made this comment in Port Moresby at the launching of the PNG Neutral Exchange Point (PNGIX) facility to commemorate the World Telecommunication and Information Day today.

PNGIX facility is located at the National Information and Communications Technology Authority premises.

It will be a common hub where all Internet Services Providers (ISP) will use to send data via internet.

“From in the past, say an email sent from (ISP 1) to (another ISP 2), ISP 1 will send it on its satellite services, it will land in Australia, than it has to come into the sea cables (back to the country), and come back to the ISP 2 network,” Anderson told Loop PNG.

 “The email is delayed and slowed, with the IXP it’s a direct in-country connection, and what happens is, it goes to one provider to another passing through the (local) internet exchange point.

“It reduces lateness for email and website, and lowering the cost, we are not paying for the satellite fees out of the country, and another company to buy it and bring it into the country.

“In the future we will see big players come on-board like the Google (and others), and they will put their services on that IXP.

“Which mean, when you go to the internet, you are not pulling stuff from America, if you want to watch Youtube you will be watching the content sitting right here in PNG.

“It will lower the cost of internet of the end user, it will be put less burdens on the satellite which at the end of the day will lower the price of internet into the country,” Anderson said.

 The five ISP providers already connected to PNGIX are; Digicel, Datec, B-Mobile, Digitec and Speed Cast.  LoopPNG

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

Admin | 10:04:00 PM |
Cyber-attacks that have hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.

The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments have caused "widespread damage".

The latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows first identified by US intelligence.

There are fears of further "ransomware" attacks as people return to work on Monday.

Many firms have had experts work over the weekend to prevent new infections. The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments to restore access.

The spread of the virus slowed over the weekend but the respite might only be brief, experts have warned. More than 200,000 computers have been affected so far.

A statement from Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith on Sunday criticised the way governments store up information about security flaws in computer systems.

"We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world," he wrote.

"An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen."

He added: "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call."

Microsoft said it had released a Windows security update in March to tackle the problem involved in the latest attack, but many users were yet to run it.

"As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their systems," Mr Smith said.

Temporary fix

Meanwhile Europol's chief told the BBC that that the ransomware was designed to allow "infection of one computer to quickly spread across the networks", adding: "That's why we're seeing these numbers increasing all the time."

Although a temporary fix earlier slowed the infection rate, the attackers had now released a new version of the virus, he said.

A UK security researcher known as "MalwareTech", who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming... quite likely on Monday".

MalwareTech, who wants to remain anonymous, was hailed as an "accidental hero" after registering a domain name to track the spread of the virus, which actually ended up halting it.

Source: BBC