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Have you been contacted by “Find My Business”

Have you been contacted by “Find My Business”

5th September, 2018


A client of ours has reported being cold-called by a company that offered to improve the Google search engine ranking for her website. They managed to persuade her that she’d signed up to their services a couple of years ago and now just needed to renew the contract. She didn’t recall signing up, but they offered to prove it by letting her know that her credit card number started with a 4. Of course it does. All Visa cards start with a 4! She was wary enough to ask them to tell her the last digit of her card, but […]


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How secure is your password?

How secure is your password?

29th March, 2018


Strong, difficult to guess, easy to remember passwords   We all seem to have too many passwords, (making them hard to remember), or too few, (making them more vulnerable). So, what’s the answer when every website says we should have a different password, but we can’t remember hundreds of them? Adding to the problem is the desire to use “complex” passwords of at least 8 characters. A complex password is built up with at least 3 of the 4 elements of CAPITAL letters, lower-case letters, numb3rs and pun&tuat!on marks – such as pa55W0RD! But, how can you easily create dozens, […]


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Welcome to Curlew Computers

Welcome to Curlew Computers

23rd March, 2018


Curlew Computers – coming soon to Northumberland! Curlew Computers has been set up by Michael Donkin. Michael is a native Geordie, born in Newcastle a few years ago. After some time spent in various parts of the world Michael has most recently been living and working in Lancashire, but is now coming home. An extremely successful career in I.T. culminated in a position as Group Head of IT for a national company. But, mostly in order to spend more time at home, Michael set up his own IT Support company way back in 2008. That company – The IT Dept […]


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