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How Hackers Used Smart Household Devices To Launch A Massive Online Attack

In a worrying change of tactics, hackers have used the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to launch an online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the DNS service ‘Dyn’ with global consequences. Domestic ‘Smart’ Household Devices Used. Although DDoS attacks using botnets are certainly not uncommon, the fact that this latest attack used smart household…
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Windows 7 & 8.1 goes End of Support 31 October 2016

On the 31 October 2016 Windows 7 and 8.1 will reach End of Support Status (EOS) End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support,…
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Microsoft Office for MAC performance boost

Microsoft Announced in April that it would move to 64-bit on Office 2016 for MAC. Today we found out this is now ready for production. The update is rolling out to those who are running Microsoft’s productivity suite on OS X. There is little reason to remain as a 32-bit application as APPLE migrated the Operating…
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Tracking your DNS changes

Maybe you have just commissioned a new website and your designer has told you that it can take up to 72 hours to propagate. How can you speed up this process and track ht propagation of your domain name. Speed it up. Some external DNS providers over the ability to flush their DNS cache. Once…
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Microsoft’s war against Chrome battery life now includes Windows 10 notifications | The Verge

Ransomware threat on the rise as ‘almost 40% of businesses attacked’ | Technology | The Guardian

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Cortana Always On in Windows 10 Updates

In recent months Microsoft has been accused of getting tougher when it comes to Windows 10 with its automatic upgrades. Now it looks like  more of the same as the latest update will have Cortana switched on all the time. What is Cortana? Cortana is the A.I. style virtual personal assistant that Microsoft added to…
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PAndroid Authority: The Akyumen Holophone Phablet dual-boots Android and Windows 10, features a projector

Wow a phone for work a phone for play and a projector all in one.  I wonder what the battery life will be. Android Authority: The Akyumen Holophone Phablet dual-boots Android and Windows 10, features a projector.

3CX PRO and Freshdesk CRM Integration

3cx delivered as promised adding more application integrations to 3CX V15. One of these is the new Freshdesk CRM Integration which is available as of now! With this plugin, users can integrate 3CX PRO with Freshdesk CRM and achieve the following benefits: Click to Call – Launch calls straight from Freshdesk via 3CX Call Pop-ups – The…
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Engadget: ‘No More Ransom’ helps you fight ransomware without paying

Engadget: ‘No More Ransom’ helps you fight ransomware without paying. Ransomware is one of the most chilling type of malware floating around the internet: an attack that locks a user’s files hostage behind an encrypted paywall. Universities, hospitals and even seats of government have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, paying thousands of dollars…
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