O’Brien Media Moves into New Offices in North Swindon

As part of O'Brien Media's expansion plans, delayed somewhat due to the Covid Pandemic, we have taken on a lease for a new office based at the Pembroke Centre, on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate in North Swindon. Head of Design and Development, Chris Grant, summed up the reasons for opening our first office since O'Brien Media was founded 15 years ago this year. He commented, "We wanted somewhere...
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Using WooCommerce? Beware of a critical vulnerability!

WooCommerce has announced on its developer blog that there is a critical vulnerability in multiple versions of WooCommerce. This blog post will highlight what the vulnerability is and what this means for you going forward. What has happened and how does it affect you? There has been a security vulnerability found in WooCommerce and WooCommerce Blocks. The security vulnerability allows for data...
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NHS Covid Pass – what this means for you!

The government has announced a new ‘NHS Covid Pass’ which will be needed to access certain venues in England, such as nightclubs. This blog post will outline what the NHS Covid Pass means and how you can get one! What is the NHS Covid Pass? The NHS Covid Pass will show whether you are fully vaccinated. They may be asked when you visit venues in the UK such as nightclubs and may also be asked...
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Make sure to keep your router safe this summer warn ISPs!

As you would have seen on our blog yesterday, the UK (and Wiltshire specifically!) are suffering from extreme heat. Virgin Media O2 has warned about the heat affecting WiFi routers (which has actually affected us here at OBM!) so it's an important issue to consider! This blog post will highlight the dangers and how you can ensure your WiFi router survives the hot weather! What have Virgin Media...
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Met Office announce UK ‘extreme weather warning’ for the first time!

Like us here at O’Brien Media, you have probably been aware of the extremely hot weather over the last couple of days! Regardless of whether we love the sunshine or hate the heat, there are some things we need to be aware of to ensure that we keep ourselves safe! What has the Met Office announced and why is this important? The Met Office has announced an ‘extreme weather warning’ for the...
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Post-lockdown update – how we’ll be working after July 19th 2021

At O'Brien Media the health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority. We have team members who are at an increased risk of Covid infection and will be continuing to adhere to NHS Covid guidelines for their safety and yours after the 19th of July. Some team members will continue to wear masks and will continue to host meetings with customers online whenever possible - although we...
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Current COVID restrictions in England to change on July 19. Here’s all you need to know!

The prime minister has confirmed that from July 19th, the majority of current Coronavirus restrictions will be lifted. This blog post will go through what will change, why this is happening and some of the advice we have still be told to follow. What is changing? Social Distancing No limits on how many people are able to meet No mandatory social distancing (1m+ rule removed) Face coverings not...
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Microsoft release new update to fix critical ‘PrintNightmare’ bug – update immediately!

Microsoft has today released a fix for a serious flaw in the Windows operating system where hackers can exploit the Windows Print Spooler – with the bug being named ‘PrintNightmare’. This blog post will outline all you need to know – including what the bug is, how it could affect you, and how to update. What is the bug? This bug was found by researchers at a cybersecurity company Sangfor....
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How to ensure you remain safe on social media!

Nowadays, we all use a form of social media – some of us have had profiles for years that have the most personal of information – from our favourite interests to photos of our loved ones. All of this shared personal data makes it easier for hackers to use tactics such as social engineering to gain access to these pieces of data! This blog post will highlight how a hacker is able to use your...
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