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PC’s Made Simple

PC's dont have to be difficult

MRA Consultants have been solving computer / PC problems for over 20 years, during this time I have built up a reputation for service, reliability and value for money. From custom software to a simple computer fix / repair  I cover all your pc problems.

Local businesse that benefit from the PC expertise of MRA

A small sample of local businesses I serve include  Maryport Bodyworks Centre, Workington Town RLFCABI Motor body Repairs, Taylors Joinery And Plastics, West Cumbria Domestic Violence, Macs Removals Ltd . ,Horizon Tile and Bathroom Centre, Cumbria HeadstonesModern Homes and Redefine Medical Aesthetics. All of the above have been customers for many years.

PC guru to the local community

As well as countless numbers of individuals. I also handle the PC requirements for  Distington club for young people, Ewanrigg and Netherton Community Centre, Over 99% of my business comes from referrals. I was the first in the area to offer no fix no fee and no call out charges.

Keeping your PC secure

Having problems with computer / PC malware or viruses or networking problems then if you live in the West Cumbria area ( Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth or Wigton) then your computer will be in good hands if you give me a call.

Websites / Ecommerce

In conjunction with IT-ETC of Newcastle I offer website design / hosting / ecommerce solutions as well as SEO and web programming.

 

Virus Bulletin news

VB2018 paper: Tracking Mirai variants

Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Qihoo 360 researchers Ya Liu and Hui Wang, on extracting data from variants of the Mirai botnet to classify and track variants.

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VB2018 paper: Hide'n'Seek: an adaptive peer-to-peer IoT botnet

2018 has seen an increase in the variety of botnets living on the Internet of Things - such as Hide'N'Seek, which is notable for its use of peer-to-peer for command-and-control communication. Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Bitdefender researchers Adrian ?endroiu and Vladimir Diaconescu, who studied the Hide'N'Seek IoT botnet. We also release the recording of their presentation.

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New paper: Botception: botnet distributes script with bot capabilities

In a new paper, Avast researchers Jan Sirmer and Adolf Streda look at how a spam campaign sent via the Necurs botnet was delivering the Flawed Ammyy RAT. As well as publishing the paper, we have also released the video of the reseachers' VB2018 presentation on the same topic.

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VB2018 video: Behind the scenes of the SamSam investigation

Today we have published the video of the VB2018 presentation by Andrew Brandt (Sophos) on the SamSam ransomware, which became hot news following the indictment of its two suspected authors yesterday.

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VB2018 video: Foreverdays: tracking and mitigating threats targeting civil society orgs

Today, we publish the video of the VB2018 presentation by CitizenLab researchers Masashi Nishihata and John Scott Railton, on threats faced by civil society.

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