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One More Windows 10 Blog?

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We have been hearing a lot (both in the Press and from our own Clients) about the negative impact and affect that Microsoft has caused by its’ surreptitious installation of Windows 10.  Even those that don’t want it often find that they have unknowingly had it installed on their machines.  Once it is on the PC it can cause the User problems with the interfacing with other programmes they already have installed. Just over a month ago, we wrote about a update dialogue for Windows 10 that caused a bit…

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Facebook Security

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Facebook today is one of the most popular social media sites and even those people who are not having to use a PC everyday will still heavily rely on Facebook for much of their interaction with  peers, colleagues, special interests and hobbies etc. Facebook has made a huge success of familiarising itself about each and every user from from your friends and likes, detailed demographic data and the web pages you visit. It uses that information to serve its customers – i.e., the companies who pay Facebook to get their…

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More news on Windows 10

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Yet more news on Windows 10………………………….If you have been or are being tempted to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 (it will be a chargeable upgrade as from July 2016) then you should read on as to find out more about the embarrassing pop ups in presentations that can occur. Windows 10 automatically downloads installation files in the background without you knowing and this can be a real concern for those with limited Broadband data packages.  It also has regular ‘pop ups’ asking you to upgrade which…

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Security issues again and this time it’s passwords

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In a race to replace using the sadly inadequate ‘Password’ for security with the possibility of  looking at using fingerprint recognition, then  Iris recognition (both of which can be tricked using constructed copies) we now move on to possibly using the Skull for use in authentication. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Universities of Stuttgart and Saarland conducted controlled studies (using 10 participants) looking at the way sound bounces around the skull and reverberates back, using the bone conduction speaker and microphone integrated into an eyewear…

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Windows XP Security Concerns

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It has now been two years since Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, the Operating System that fist came into use in 2001.  There are still a large number of people using this system and they should be aware that this means they are particularly vulnerable to being hacked. Last month statistics showed that 10.9% of all desktop PC’s were still running Windows XP as their main Operating System. When you consider that Microsoft puts the number of Windows devices at more than 1 billion, we are talking about tens…

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Even the fbi director covers his personal webcam

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This remains as high a profile as ever and will become ever more so as we go forward as the more clever the technology we use to protect ourselves and our systems,  the more clever the technology and methodology of those who are determined to illegally penetrate them. FBI Director James Comey gave a speech last week in Ohio and during his Q & A session, following his speech,  he admitted that he puts tape over the webcam on his personal laptop, which when you are as high a profile…

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Is this the future of telephone conferencing?

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A very exciting and quite an advancement in terms of the technology used in Tele Conferencing, Microsoft has announced the launch of its Holoporting. This is virtual 3D teleportation in real time. This is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the World.  This means that if you are having a conference call with anyone, anywhere, this technology creates an image of that person which to all intents and purposes looks as though they…

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