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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...

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I am concerned that Samsung may have lost its corporate mind. Last week it became apparent that Samsung had installed update software on its laptops that blocked Windows Update.

Samsung will now patch its Samsung Software Update utility to un...

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All was fine on Wednesday this week – a few overnight emails had been dealt with and replies were sent – or were they? It was just after 9am. Emails would not send - externally anyway. The effects of a Denial of Service attack on...

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Is IMSI sniffing your phone?

by Leo Waldock on 10.06.2015 23:00

Sky News has been prowling the streets of London armed with software made by GMSK Cryptographic that sniffs the airwaves for mobile phone traffic.

Over the course of three weeks Sky is confident it found evidence of more than 20 IMSI (Intern...

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It was standing room only today at the launch of the 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey by BIS and PWC at the Infosec 2015 conference - and the report makes pretty sobering reading.

Security breaches levels rise again

90% of large org...
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Smart meters are very dumb

by Leo Waldock on 15.05.2015 18:35

If ever there was a technology that fails to live up to its name, that technology would be smart meters.

The idea is that a smart meter helps you to monitor your power usage and also sends usage information back to the power companies. It has...

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You may not realise this but the graphics card in your PC or laptop is a small computer in its own right.

At a basic level the graphics card or graphics chip is responsible for displaying a nice picture on your screen. This is relatively easy...

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Windows 10 goes Spartan

by Leo Waldock on 01.05.2015 16:08

Microsoft will release Windows 10 this Summer, perhaps as early as June.

Next year (and all we know is '2016') Microsoft will release Redstone which is an update to Windows 10 that will include hefty items such as the Spartan browser which h...

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Ryanair loses $5 million

by Leo Waldock on 01.05.2015 07:44

News is leaking out that Ryanair has lost US$5 million.

The scam appears to centre around dollar funds that are used to buy aviation fuel, and by the look of things the Police have been involved to prevent the money vanishing into the ether.

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D-Link router flaws

by Leo Waldock on 21.04.2015 22:31

D-Link makes some funky, fast and expensive routers, however it appears that D-Link has also made a grave error.

The problem lies within the firmware within each router which is a stripped down version of Linux that operates the router as...