Author Archives: Aaron Mayo

Windows 7 usage finally starting to fall

Windows 7 usage finally starting to fall

Figures show solid rise for Windows 10 at the same time. As the Windows 7 end of life date draws closer, users are finally starting to move over to Windows 10 in greater numbers. According to the latest operating system market share figures from Net Applications Windows 7’s share of the overall market (which includes Apple’s operating […]

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$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

No More Ransom, a project which generates decryption keys for as many ransomware variants as possible, saved its victims more than $100 million in paid ransom, Europol is claiming. The international law enforcement agency, which backed the project, says that the decryption tool for the notorious GandCrab ransomware alone prevented people from paying almost $50 million in ransom. […]

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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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