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Adobe Flash dowsed: Creatives seeking new platforms

August 14th, 2017|Technology News|

On 25 July, Adobe finally put a date on switching off support for its Adobe Flash. They said: “…we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to new open formats.” Launched in November 1996, Adobe Flash’s security weaknesses were [...]

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Windows 10 Latest Updates – The Good, the Bad and the Unnecessary

July 4th, 2017|Technology News|

Windows 10 Creators Update, AKA Redstone 2 (RS2) build, version number 1703 was released to public April 11, 2017 but Microsoft is rolling out the update in phases so it's taken a few months to reaching all Windows 10 PCs. I just got it! Here is a short list of the most interesting new features, [...]

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Security Taken Seriously – Chrome 59

June 27th, 2017|Technology News|

Google announced this Monday the release of Chrome 59, a version full of design and functionality improvements, but most importantly, fixes for 30 vulnerabilities. Researchers found, amongst other things, a vulnerability in the credit card autofill and editor feature. That might explain how my credit card details fell in the wrong hand 1 month ago! [...]

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The New Outlook Customer Manager

June 27th, 2017|Technology News|

Do you want to track and grow customer relationships but you don’t have an expensive CRM solution to help you? Microsoft has now made available a Customer Manager add-on to Outlook, at no extra cost! Chances are you have already joined the rest of the world in migrating your email to Office 365 and possibly [...]

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Antispam tools invading your digital privacy

June 20th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News, Compliance, Productivity, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

  I recently blogged about how we can be our own worst enemies in disclosing our online identity. And how the companies we provide this information to sell it to allow people to target you with marketing and advertising campaigns. Since writing this a colleague brought to my attention a recent story involving a popular [...]

The internet of things and fat cats…where’s the link?

October 21st, 2016|Technology News|

Most of us in the IT industry are constantly being reminded that the 'Internet of Things' is the next big thing.  It is a concept that is somewhat perplexing for us IT people and no doubt more confusing for the wider public.  We explored what the term means in a recent blog article essentially it is a [...]

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Top Tips To Keep The Hackers At Bay

July 27th, 2016|Technology News|

What was once a couple of physical doors that kept your office safe, is now a multitude of virtual doors that you can’t control. For example, in the case of Spear Phishing emails criminals are targeting you as an individual, as opposed to a general attack on an organisation, and hackers might target you in exactly [...]

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BT told to invest in Openreach – or sell it off

July 19th, 2016|Technology News|

For those of us in the IT industry the words 'BT' and 'Openreach' usually cause a bit of a groan coupled with an all too familiar expectation of poor service with very little accountability. The division of BT responsible for installing and maintaining the network which powers the vast majority of our phone and internet infrastructure has [...]

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‘Klepto Zepto’ – New business crippling virus targets 140,000 people in 4 days – Businesses warned!

July 13th, 2016|Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Security experts are warning businesses of a dangerous new virus, based on the Locky ransomware, named Klepto Zepto. The Zepto malware has been carried in nearly 140,000 spam messages sent over four days last week. The ransomware appears to have Locky’s capabilities which could make it one of the more dangerous encryption lockers in circulation. [...]

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