Adopt ‘HTTPS’ Or Face Being Penalised by Google

Google has announced that websites without ‘HTTPS’ in front of their domains will be labelled as ‘Not Secure’ in version 48 of Chrome, starting this July. What Is HTTPS and Why Does It Matter? HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. It is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is […]

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UK Government Unveils Online Extremism Blocker

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has unveiled the UK government’s new tool for detecting and blocking online extremist and jihadist content. Publicly Funded The new tool was developed by artificial intelligence company ‘ASI Data Science’ based in London, and was funded using £600,000 of public funds. Tackling A Growing Problem The tool was developed to tackle […]

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Cryptojacking Discovered On Government Websites

A UK security researcher has discovered that cyber criminals have been using public sector websites, including that of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office for cryptojacking. What Is Cryptojacking? Typically, cryptojacking involves hackers / scammers installing ‘mining script’ code such as Coin Hive, into multiple web pages without the knowledge of the website owners. The compromised […]

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X-Day Was February 15th – Prepare For GDPR

Network services provider EfficientIP has warned businesses that, in reality, February 15th was the last day that organisations can ensure their real-world compliance with GDPR. I Thought May 25th Was The Deadline? May 25th is the actual date that companies and organisations need to ensure that they are compliant with GDPR. However, the point that […]

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Tech Tip – Windows 10: Keep Unwanted Software Off Computers You Support

If you help support your business and / or home computer, and you want to keep things secure and tidy by stopping other users from downloading unwanted software from sources you don’t trust onto the computer, here’s how… To lock down Windows 10 so users can’t install new software unless it comes from a trusted […]

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Office 365 Training for users

Microsoft have been working hard to produce a training portal for end suers to help them get familiar with the full suite of products provided with Office 365 Office 365 User Training Portal https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=853062 If you do nothing else we would encourage you to have a look a these guides Learn the basics https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/office-365-basics-video-training-396b8d9e-e118-42d0-8a0d-87d1f2f055fb?wt.mc_id=otc_home&ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB Get […]

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Technostress

The results of a survey by Microsoft indicate that constant contact with technology such as emails, messages and notifications in the workplace can reduce productivity, make workers less productive, and increase stress levels. It’s All Down To The Company’s ‘Digital Culture’ The survey, which involved the opinions of 20,000 workers from 21 European nations, found […]

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Firefox Users Advised To Update

Cisco’s security team has advised Firefox users to install Mozilla’s latest update for its web browser after a potentially serious security vulnerability was discovered. Malicious Code Danger According to Cisco’s researchers (and confirmed by Mozilla), the vulnerability has been caused by “insufficient sanitization of HTML fragments in chrome-privileged documents by the affected software”. This means […]

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