You will have seen many news items about Windows 7 reaching end of life but as techies we should probably be more concerned with Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2010 which were also dragged into the recycle bin this month.Continue reading “Windows 7 & Server 2008”
This can be a problem in some organisation that rely on anti-virus scans of storage devices as it doesn’t come in a file stored on the computer. Instead it is injected directly into memory.Continue reading “Invisible Malware”
This basic security feature allows you to protect sensitive files from the casual snooper. For example, hiding your Christmas present list from the family. It won’t keep out the tech savy but it is better that nothing.Continue reading “Password Protecting a Folder”
Yet more scams. This one is about on-line music stores but can be applicable to other goods. See this link on aboutguitars.uk
A new scam going around by email. Pretending to be NetFlix this scam is fairly obvious providing you are paying attention.
You will have seen a lot in the news about these two threats to the devices that you use and / or manage.
‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ are two related, side-channel attacks against modern CPU microprocessors that can result in unprivileged code reading data it should not be able to.
If you use Windows 7 should you worry about lack of support?
Although mainstream support ended January 2015 a lot of people are still using this Operating System.
The recent news regarding Microsoft’s decision not to update some Intel Atom processors with the latest version of Windows 10 Creators Edition has caused some confusion amongst techies and users alike. Should we worry?
Well, I have three systems running the Atom processor and Win 10 so I though I had better find out.
The Creators Edition update is rolling out slowly which is no bad thing as it needs a download of around 3GB. But if you can’t wait here is what to do.
I recently had a laptop with Windows 10 that had been working on WiFi but after rebooting the router it would no longer show the Service Set Identifier (SSID) in the list of available WiFi networks. Other devices could see it, all except the laptop and the laptop could see some other WiFi networks in the vicinity.