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Ashley Madison

by Leo Waldock on 25.08.2015 15:53

Ashley Madison is (was?) a dating website with an interesting business model. I have linked to a more workplace friendly website to save you embarrassment. Anyway, for the time being Ashley Madison is a Canadian website specifically aimed at peo...

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Spotify slurps your data

by Leo Waldock on 25.08.2015 14:15

Spotify has updated its privacy policy, which isn't really news. Every company updates its Terms & Conditions and privacy policy on an on-going basis. For that matter I am amazed by the blizzard of app updates on my phone. What the heck are all ...

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Virgin goes all FON on me.

by Leo Waldock on 25.08.2015 12:36

When I am out and about I often notice a network called BT FON appears on the list of available Wi-Fi networks on my phone. I had assumed this was a network of Wi-Fi hotspots that BT had constructed up and down the country, but in fact these h...

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I currently spend a lot of time talking with clients about cyber security.  It is very much a topic that is on the Board agenda and you do not have to try hard to find stories of companies that have not only found themselves a victim but hit ...

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A rather worrying omission from the current Windows 10 upgrade. 
Any family-friendly settings you have created in Windows 7/8 will disappear when you upgrade to Windows 10, leaving your kids open to all the web's nastier side if you're not careful....
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How to hack your Jeep

by Leo Waldock on 22.07.2015 12:14

Fancy driving someone else's Jeep off the road over Wi-Fi? It seems it is horribly easy to do.

The Internet of things is a horrifying prospect, mainly because every manufacturer of consumer products is hopeless at security. This shouldn't co...

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When Windows 10 launches on 29th July it will do something new with Windows Updates as they will be installed whenever Microsoft deems necessary.

This, apparently, is news.

In practice we have been here for a while with Windows 8. If you ...

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For another purpose recently, I was making a list of areas that need checking on a regular basis to monitor workflows and decide which task needs doing next. How many places do you need to look before you do some "real work"?

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Working on the move - what sort of work do you manage to get done?

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Windows 10 WiFi Sense

by Leo Waldock on 30.06.2015 18:52

You probably haven't heard about WiFi Sense which is a feature in the imminent Windows 10.

Then again, you probably haven't heard much about Windows 10, except that it is due to be launched on 29th July. When it comes to Windows 10 the mess...