What Did I Discuss On Radio – 8th Oct

Cryptolocker What is Cryptolocker ? Cryptolocker is malicious software that encrypts files and asks for a ransom to make them available again . This software is constantly changing to avoid detection  Was there money to be made from this , the “mastermind “ from Russia who was arrested reportedly made $100 million dollars  How do […]

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What Did I Talk About On Radio w/c 14th April

Heartbleed Security Only change your passwords if you know the site you use has been patched  Consider changing to a password manager Turn on 2 factor authentication if it is available for your site , check if your site is available here  More details on Heartbleed and whether your site has been patched can be […]

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It’s Microsoft Patch Day – And It’s A Big One

Microsoft released updates for Windows operating system today and this set of updates are more important than most. There will be no more updates to Windows XP so it is now an unsupported operating system which means it is a security nightmare. Here are some links that may help if you are still on Windows XP. […]

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So You’re Not Making The Move From Windows XP – What Should You Do ?

Windows XP – Don’t want to move on – What can you do ? There are 8 days to go to the end of support for Windows XP So you don’t want to upgrade or cant afford to upgrade , what can you do ? Here are my suggestions. Make sure your computer is “ […]

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The End Of Windows XP – It’s Time To Go – One Month To Go

I get this question every week via email or radio , to talk about the end of Windows XP and why should users be concerned. All operating systems come to an end eventually.  Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows ME Now it is Windows XP turn. Windows XP as an operating system will receive no security […]

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Still Running Windows 8 – It’s Time To Make The Move To Windows 8.1

So you have Windows 8 or your computer came with Windows 8 , so why havent you made the move to Windows 8.1 Think of Windows 8.1 as the equivalent of Windows XP Service Pack 2 , they fixed a lot that was wrong. So how do you get Windows 8.1 ? First make sure […]

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Do I Need To Defragment My Hard Drive

I am still asked by people running Windows Vista and Windows 7 whether they have to manually defragment their hard drive. Disk defragmentation is the process of consolidating fragmented files on your computer’s hard disk. For further explanation on disk defragmentation please read the attached link. What Is Disk Defragmentation? The short answer is NO […]

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