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Missed the Deadline for Windows 7?

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What to do if you’re still running Windows 7 The deadline for the end of support/end of life for Windows 7 has now passed and the key factor to remember is that Windows 7 (and your computers running Windows 7) are now exposed to any new risks that come along as Windows 7 is now an unsupported operating system. For most businesses, the threat of no more support now means that continuing to run Windows 7 presents a real risk to the business from every new hacking and malware attack…

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Cyber Security – You are the weakest link

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Hacking is no longer the domain of super-technical nerds.  Also, criminals can now buy ready-made scams and lists of personal details.  They rely on the ignorance of the average computer user to open the door for them.  It looks like things are only going to get worse because there is an increasing use of wifi or mobile to control everyday objects, such as TVs, washing machines, and security systems.  So, what can you do?

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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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