WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12357 Members
65 Forums
73372 Topics
990854 Posts
30 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
65 registered (11kendo, 9 invisible), 1379 Guests and 285 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Rising crime? 999
Clutch Problem 493
Twister : Wirral Local Flooding 23/7/2017 437
Nigel and Jacob 353
Facebook problem 350
No government help for New Ferry. 337
Insurance Scam AKA Why I Have A Dashcam 320
Police Cars South Wirral Direction 280
Wild Alaska Live 272
Missing Cat. CH41 220
New General Forums
Energy
by granny
24th Jul 2017 11:16pm
How kids play
by granny
22nd Jul 2017 12:40pm
Acid attacks plague London, Whats really going on
by snowhite
19th Jul 2017 11:47am
Granny Pods
by granny
17th Jul 2017 7:53pm
New Wirral History
Norman Thelwell -Artist
by granny
18th Jul 2017 10:19am
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Where was St Catherine/Catharine Street Higher Tra
by derekdwc
11th Jul 2017 10:19pm
QE2 Visit September 1995
by Norton
10th Jul 2017 10:33pm
Wilfred Owen
by Fireblade
7th Jul 2017 8:58pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Disney Magic
Topic Replies
No government help for New Ferry.
by MikeT
uPVC guttering
by Habdab
10:55 PM
Facebook problem
by _Ste_
10:52 PM
Wild Alaska Live
by cools
09:24 PM
Baby Charlie
by Dilly
08:38 PM
13 mtr carbon pole wanted
by fish5133
24th Jul 2017 11:55pm
Wanted someone to swap over my sky box & broadband
by dodie
24th Jul 2017 6:48pm
Fitting a chandelier?
by Gold_Moon
24th Jul 2017 4:25pm
Insurance Scam AKA Why I Have A Dashcam
by diggingdeeper
24th Jul 2017 2:28pm
July
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August
by RUDEBOX
18th Jul 2017 9:31pm
charity fundraiser
by Dilly
16th Jul 2017 6:47pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1037196 - 12th May 2017 5:54pm cyberattact on NHS hospitals
eddtheduck Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 21st Feb 2011
Posts: 1385
Loc: happy place
NHS has confirmed that a ransomware attack is responsible for major IT problems affecting hospitals across the country
link


Edited by eddtheduck (12th May 2017 6:01pm)
Edit Reason: added link
_________________________
Not on here no more

Top
Google Ads
#1037199 - 12th May 2017 7:19pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 3071
Loc: Heswallish
Lets hope they do a back up regularly. Had to laugh when I heard the News reporter say Doctors and nurses had even had to go back to using pen and paper!


Edited by fish5133 (12th May 2017 7:20pm)

Top
#1037219 - 12th May 2017 11:09pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
eddtheduck Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 21st Feb 2011
Posts: 1385
Loc: happy place
maybe this is why nhs trusts are still using unsupported windows xp-pcs LINK
_________________________
Not on here no more

Top
#1037224 - 13th May 2017 7:45am Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
Softy_Southerner Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4093
Loc: Back in Devon
My understanding is that computers are OK if all updates have been done. Many people tend not to fully shut down their computer before they go home each night and the update starts when computer is restarted - No restart = no update.
This applies to your home computer as well so leaving it in standby every night is not good

Top
#1037240 - 13th May 2017 2:25pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10385
Loc: Birkenhead
What has exacerbated ransomware is that many large organisations have coughed up the ransom, so encouraging it.

Every organisation should have backups, paying the pirates might be the cheapest solution but how long will it be before they make payments and the ransomware isn't unlocked as it could be a spoof or the ransom demands get bigger.

Giving into ransoms is creating a rod for your own back.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#1037259 - 13th May 2017 4:25pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: Softy_Southerner]
venice Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 21st Jul 2011
Posts: 2775
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Softy_Southerner
My understanding is that computers are OK if all updates have been done. Many people tend not to fully shut down their computer before they go home each night and the update starts when computer is restarted - No restart = no update.
This applies to your home computer as well so leaving it in standby every night is not good


Does closing down every night mean the computor slows up?

Top
#1037262 - 13th May 2017 5:55pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: venice]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10385
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: venice
Does closing down every night mean the computor slows up?


The opposite, although a boot takes longer than a wake-up from standby, during the shutdown and boot-up stages there is some housekeeping done which will help prevent the computer slowing down.

It pays to leave your computer running now and then as things like disk defragmentation, indexing and other background tidy-ups happen when the computer isn't being used.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#1037291 - 14th May 2017 2:31am Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
venice Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 21st Jul 2011
Posts: 2775
Loc: Wirral
Thanks DD

Top
#1037324 - 14th May 2017 6:41pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 1890
Loc: Wirral
More to come apparently. This is what I've always said too reliant on technology. I know it's hard not too be in this day and age but there should be more written down on good old pen and paper. I always say that one of these days it will all go caput and people will be running around like crazy and everything will have to revert back just too survive.

Top
#1037339 - 14th May 2017 9:38pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: cools]
eddtheduck Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 21st Feb 2011
Posts: 1385
Loc: happy place
Originally Posted By: cools
More to come apparently. This is what I've always said too reliant on technology. I know it's hard not too be in this day and age but there should be more written down on good old pen and paper. I always say that one of these days it will all go caput and people will be running around like crazy and everything will have to revert back just too survive.
withthat I still don't have a mobile phone, I've lived this long without one I can happily live my full life out one, you see people with them glued to there ears or texting walking zombies or they start talking to themselves like someone from rainhill and now that school use iPad in some classrooms I feel in the next 30years no-one will know how to use a pen to write frown
_________________________
Not on here no more

Top
#1037346 - 14th May 2017 10:37pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14563
Loc: Wirral

She seems to know what she's doing.

_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#1037348 - 14th May 2017 10:48pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14563
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: eddtheduck
Originally Posted By: cools
More to come apparently. This is what I've always said too reliant on technology. I know it's hard not too be in this day and age but there should be more written down on good old pen and paper. I always say that one of these days it will all go caput and people will be running around like crazy and everything will have to revert back just too survive.
withthat I still don't have a mobile phone, I've lived this long without one I can happily live my full life out one, you see people with them glued to there ears or texting walking zombies or they start talking to themselves like someone from rainhill and now that school use iPad in some classrooms I feel in the next 30years no-one will know how to use a pen to write frown


Tend to agree. Would anyone know how a manual filing system works ? It's truly not rocket science, but it was a back-up for when computers crashed ...and they did, but I dare say all that has been abolished now. There could be major problems if companies can't get at the accounts , who owes what etc., particularly when money transactions seem to be agreed in £millions these days.
People will forget how to write, how to communicate, suffer from RSI, be fed complete rubbish and untruths, have huge inferiority complexes through lack of socialising . Their greatest friend will be their iphone or equivalent and looking at themselves in 'selfies' .
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#1037349 - 14th May 2017 10:55pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 1890
Loc: Wirral
Techno babes eh Granny. My 3 year old grandson is better on iPad than me, swiping away getting his shows and games on. I don't let him on it too long but it's the age we live in most kids have them.

Top
#1037351 - 14th May 2017 11:58pm Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: cools]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14563
Loc: Wirral
Ha ! They are pretty quick at such an early age. Mini computers themselves, absorbing everything. That's a good reason I like watching little ones, just monitoring what and how they do things. Brilliant stuff !

That aside, I still think our natural skills enabling us to be social animals are being eroded, and rapidly.
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#1037353 - 15th May 2017 12:13am Re: cyberattact on NHS hospitals [Re: eddtheduck]
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 1890
Loc: Wirral
It's horrible to think of the world if it carries on this way. There will be no shops everything done on line. As you and Edd say no social skills whatsoever. Just be like moronic robots walking around, most prob come up with something were you don't even have to walk. I'll most prob be gone by then so won't have to witness it.

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
No government help for New Ferry.
by Excoriator
08:52 AM
Wanted someone to swap over my sky box & broadband
by dodie
24th Jul 2017 6:48pm
uPVC guttering
by vampy1977
24th Jul 2017 5:18pm
Facebook problem
by geprgie260
24th Jul 2017 1:48pm
13 mtr carbon pole wanted
by pacef8
23rd Jul 2017 10:25pm
For Sale & Free
In car DVD
by monsterz4
22nd Jul 2017 4:26pm
XBox One Games
by rhoobarb2002
19th Jul 2017 11:02am
Gardener Oxton Area
by Guzzler
18th Jul 2017 7:46pm
High end gaming pc
by brady
16th Jul 2017 6:36pm
Spanners and hand tools
by anniebo28
16th Jul 2017 3:36pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14563
Newest Members
PHolmes, JohnMerick, JohnD_, Trulyscrumpcious, Mrsilent
12357 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Wanted someone to swap over my sky box & broadband
by dodie
24th Jul 2017 6:48pm
uPVC guttering
by vampy1977
24th Jul 2017 5:18pm
Facebook problem
by geprgie260
24th Jul 2017 1:48pm
Fitting a chandelier?
by Gold_Moon
23rd Jul 2017 9:37pm
Looking for Joyce Randles and family
by Gibbo
20th Jul 2017 1:10pm
News : New Topics
No government help for New Ferry.
by Excoriator
08:52 AM
Stolen 2 Storck Bikes Claughton Area
by fish5133
23rd Jul 2017 8:56pm
Twister : Wirral Local Flooding 23/7/2017
by Mark
23rd Jul 2017 8:39am
Insurance Scam AKA Why I Have A Dashcam
by diggingdeeper
21st Jul 2017 3:29pm
Rising crime?
by Excoriator
21st Jul 2017 12:34am
New Enthusiast Forums
13 mtr carbon pole wanted
by pacef8
23rd Jul 2017 10:25pm
Dashcam Falling Off
by Moonstar
23rd Jul 2017 2:39pm
Wild Alaska Live
by cools
23rd Jul 2017 2:09pm
Tow Bar Tow Poles
by fish5133
22nd Jul 2017 8:45pm
Missing Cat. CH41
by RUDEBOX
20th Jul 2017 2:16pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
No government help for New Ferry. 337
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 5:19am
Sunset Wed 9:18pm
Local Time Wed 7:27am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me