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My version of Windows 10 is not supported?

Wait what? I thought that Windows 10 was the latest version of Windows…. This is a typical response from clients during a scoping call or pre audit meeting. The fact is that Windows 10 support is far from simple to understand outside of Microsoft. I have been banging about this on and off for some […]

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1 year left for Windows 7, Server 2008, Exchange/Office 2010

Time is running out for support for Windows 7, Server 2008, Exchange 2010 and Office 2010 with support due to be stopped in 2020.

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Windows 10 1607 not supported after 10th April 2018

As mentioned in a previous post, Microsoft’s support model has changed in Windows 10. Most customers are on an 18 Month supported version window. The next version to be out of support is 1607. This was a surprise to a recent Cyber Essentials Plus customer and seems to have missed the IT provider also. The […]

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A great meltdown to the new year.

Happy New Year, As the relentless passage of time continues so do the reports of new security vulnerabilities. This time it is the turn of Intel (bing bong bong bong) based CPUs with Meltdown. And the Spector vulnerability for pretty much every system including smartphones. What now ?! An extremely serious flow in the design […]

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KRACKing WPA2 Wifi

Researchers this week published information about a serious weakness in WPA2 — the security standard that protects all modern WiFi networks. In non-tech speak, there is a way to obtain the secret key to decrypt the traffic sent over a WPA2 WiFi network exposing all the traffic to interception. If you want the full tech […]

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Google Chrome puts certificate link back where is should be.

A long while ago Google took the odd decision to move the ability to check a certificate from the URL bar in Chrome and buried it deep in the developer tools section. Well its back (sort of) in Chrome 60, here is how to put it back to where it should have been all this […]

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Install iOS 10.3.3 ASAP

Apple have released iOS 10.3.3 and it has a large number of fixes that you should apply as soon as you can. iOS 10.3.3 fixes a number of security issues, that include: Arbitrary code execution with system and/or kernel privileges Disclosure of user information Unexpected application termination Address bar spoofing Multiple memory corruption issues Arbitrary code execution […]

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Code Red for Wcry, Do the Cyber Essentials

Those of us who remember Code Red back in 2001, that worm spread around the internet in around 14 hours. That was an early demonstration to how important it is to keep systems updated. The recent worldwide ransom-ware outbreak that impacted organisations such as the NHS (12/05/17) Wanna Decryptor uses a recently released NSA exploit in […]

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Windows 10 1507 not supported after 9th May 17

When Windows 10 was released back in July 2015 it was hailed as the last version of Windows. Well that is not the case. Microsoft licensing and versions practices have always been a dark art. Windows 10 licensing is no different. Microsoft have said that they will support versions of Windows 10 for 18 months […]

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Updated Cyber Essentials Requirements From March 1st 2017

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released the latest requirements for Cyber Essentials. These are changes or enhancements from the old requirements, and highlight the following: Scope The requirements apply to all the devices and software that are within this boundary and that meet the conditions below: accept incoming network connections from untrusted Internet-connected […]

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