Everyday IT Tips

A Very Quick and Simple Guide to Encryption

The term ‘encryption’ features at the heart of conversations about data protection, and the majority of people are aware that it plays an important role in information security. However, very few of us know how it actually works. Here’s everything you need to know about encryption in a nutshell. What is encryption? Encryption involves modifying …

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Staying Private in Public: Keeping your Information Confidential on Facebook

Many users would be reluctant to give up Facebook, given its position as many people’s number one social network. However, there is very considerable unease regarding the amount of information the company gathers about its users. Once you’re on Facebook, the company effectively has you hooked, following you around the Internet to find out your …

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The Dangers of Password Autofills

It appears that some advertising networks are now using tracking scripts to harvest the email addresses that your password manager enters into websites as part of the autofill function. That alone would be cause for concern, but it appears the same technology could be used to harvest your password as well. This applies to all …

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Question of the Month – June

Question: What’s the Danger with Encrypted Malware Files? Answer: After ransomware attacks, some computer users may be keeping encrypted malware files on their systems. Certain bugs were used to attack hard drives and encrypt photographs and documents, demanding a ransom to unlock the encrypted files. Users have sometimes refused to pay the ransom (quite rightly, …

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News Bytes – June

Sony jumps to Azure In a surprise move which seems to have caught some of its employees off guard, Sony has announced plans to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud system for its games. Sony was originally planning to run its own cloud gaming operations through the PlayStation Now platform, but its servers and network infrastructure weren’t …

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Why You Need to Prepare For Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 End Of Life

All good things must come to an end, including the business software that you have likely been using for years. In the tech field, we call this End of Life. This basically means that the developer will no longer issue security updates, fix bugs and flaws, or offer support. And now its Windows 7 and Windows …

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Question of the Month – May

Question: What’s the best way to edit PDF files? Answer: For many people, PDFs remain the best way to share documents. However, they aren’t always the easiest things to edit, which can be somewhat frustrating. Nevertheless, there are a number of ways this can be done. Firstly, and most obviously, you can use Adobe Acrobat …

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