When you’ve worked in IT as long as I have, you tend to have certain things that you ‘expect’ from an ISP… Good customer service, isn’t always in the list these days, in fact the more they leave me alone and just keep it working correctly, the better I like them. So, on my list
Yesterday saw the end of the support for Windows Xp by Microsoft, or did it? I seems many companies and Governments just don’t want to give up on Windows Xp yet, and it seems if they are willing to pay for it. With many banks, and governments still running the ageing OS, many have struck
This morning I had one of the local papers come through the door, and I spotted an alarming ad by a local computer company warning about Microsoft discontinuing support of Windows Xp. By now most of us know that as far as Microsoft is concerned come April 8th, the end is really here this time
For those too young there was an ad campaign back in the ’80s, ”Is it real or is it Memorex!” - the idea being you couldn’t tell the difference because the recording on Memorex was so good… Now in the 21st Century it seems that Apple don’t seem to care if it’s real or not. According to
Last week saw more ‘facts’ emerge about PRISM, only this time it was from a hearing of “Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board” (PCLOB) – whose tagline is “Committed to the protection of civil liberties and privacy in the nation’s efforts against terrorism“. They have release the transcript from the PCLOB Public Hearing of March
You might hope that companies involved in internet security, and anti-virus/anti-malware would be the first to actually follow good practices when it comes to the internet. I just got off chasing Symantec//Norton for billing me for an automatic renewal for a product I no longer use. Now I know companies get purchased by other companies
Those “good ol’ boys” over the other side of the pond (the Yanks), have just slipped in a couple of laws allowing the sharing of all that raw data the NSA and Co. have been holding on people to the whole of the US Government and Law enforcement Agencies according to the New York Times.
With The support for Windows Xp allegedly coming to an end (according to Microsoft yes really this time, honest!) users are looking at what next to run of their machines. Now there is no simple answer to this for many. Windows Vista the follow-up to Xp was the follow-up which proved to be as popular
A short while ago while on the American Government’s “National Cyber Awareness System“ site I signed up for Security alert’s about Software, as a result of whilst I get emails like this:- National Cyber Awareness System: Google Releases Chrome Update 03/12/2014 09:18 PM EDT Original release date: March 12, 2014 Google has released Google Chrome 33.0.1750.149
I was catching up on some of my reading the other day about the lack of IT Security in the UK, the article stated that IT security at 96 per cent of UK businesses was “not fit for purpose”. So, I wanted to compare UK to American government sites and what help it offers for businesses…..