More Ransomware

Another malicious piece of software is doing the rounds. It uses social engineering and exploits weak passwords.

https://blog.knowbe4.com/worldwide-bad-rabbit-ransomware-outbreak-starts-with-social-engineering

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While your AV systems are likely to protect you don’t depend on it. They’re like car seat belts. You wouldn’t drive without wearing it but that doesn’t mean you’re able to drive around with your eyes closed thinking you’ll arrive at your destination completely intact.

Please ensure your users are up to date with safe practice and know how to recognise suspicious websites and emails and that everyone is using strong passwords.

I still see on a daily basis, despite constant nagging, passwords that are ridiculous. Complaining about hard to remember or too many passwords won’t recover your data if you suffer an infection.

Refer to previous blog posts for advice on secure passwords.

We can also supply web based short and effective training courses covering cyber security for your staff. Please ask!

Office 365 – User Photos

Face to face communications are getting less and less, both in personal and work lives.

With facebook, instagram and other social media sites you often get to see images of the people you’re communicating with but in our business communications less so. There’s no doubt maintaining the human touch is valuable so it’s a nice touch to have photos of your users on their Office 365 accounts so they appear on emails, contact cards, discussion groups, address books and so on.

Adding a photo is a simple process for each user to complete. Follow this link for instructions on how to do this : Add your profile photo to Office 365

Here’s a quicker and easier way. If you’re on a Lorica support contract we can add them all in for you.

How it works

We feed the photos directly to root directories of users’ Exchange Online mailboxes. Next, the photos are synchronized across Office 365 workloads that connect to the mailboxes, and to users’ accounts in Azure Active Directory.

The entire photo management process is automatic.

CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 - How the software works

Where the uploaded photos are displayed

Photos uploaded to Exchange Online mailboxes are automatically synced to and displayed in a range of online and desktop applications connected to Office 365.

An Office 365 user photo displayed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

Users will be able to see them in Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Office 365 services and apps.

An Office 365 user photo displayed in an Outlook 2016 contact

An Office 365 user photo displayed in an Outlook 2016 contact

Office 365 users' photos in the Outlook on the Web People app.

 

Office 365 users’ photos in the Outlook on the Web People app.

Photos uploaded using CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 are also displayed in Office 365 Groups.

Photos uploaded  are also displayed in Office 365 Groups.

 

Users belonging to one Office 365 organization can see each other's photos in Outlook messages.

Users belonging to one Office 365 organization can see each other’s photos in Outlook messages.

If you use the Office365 custom signatures service we resell and support you can also have those photos in the signatures.

If you’d like this done, please get in touch. You’ll still have the mammoth task of rounding up all the images but we’ll do the rest.