Author Archives: Aaron Mayo

The end of the desktop?

The end of the desktop?

We’ve been predicting for a while that Microsoft is moving us away from its PC-centric Windows operating system to a cloud-based rental version of Windows. Now, with the Windows Virtual Desktop beta finally showing up, we’re a step closer to the death of the PC. When the first PC was released it changed everything. Before it, […]

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WINDOWS 10 TO AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL FAULTY UPDATES

WINDOWS 10 TO AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL FAULTY UPDATES

The next iteration of Windows 10 will self-diagnose start-up failures and if necessary uninstall recent updates to get the PC up and running, Microsoft quietly announced in a support document earlier this week. “If Windows detects that your machine cannot start up successfully, it will try to diagnose and resolve failures due to disk issues, […]

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The Anatomy of a Phishing Email: 5 Things to Look For Before You Click

The Anatomy of a Phishing Email: 5 Things to Look For Before You Click

Phishing attacks are now considered the main source of data breaches. 91% of cyber attacks start with a phishing email * Ten years ago, if you asked someone what ‘phishing’ was, they probably would have no idea. Since then, times have changed considerably; phishing attacks are now responsible for a significant numberof major data breaches. Phishing may […]

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4 ways to avoid the next Petya or WannaCry attack

4 ways to avoid the next Petya or WannaCry attack

Businesses and individuals have been hit by waves of ransomware in the last few months. The WannaCry attack alone affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. Ransomware is malware that locks down an infected computer. A ransom note appears on screen demanding a certain amount of money in exchange for releasing the computer from the attack. According […]

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