An overview of the May 2020 Windows 10 update

Microsoft keeps to its commitment to innovation, function, and form with its latest iteration of Windows 10, coming out in the last week of May 2020. Security patches and critical system updates come as standard, but users can also expect quite a few more changes to the operating system. The Windows 10 update will roll […]

5 Nifty uses for your old computers

Don’t be so quick to dump that old computer! Despite being slow and clunky, your old desktop or laptop may still add value to your business. There are many uses for old PC hardware, and here are five of them. Make a NAS server Network-attached storage (NAS) is a server for your small business network […]

Microsoft adjusts how Windows 10 is updated

Having problems with your Windows 10 updates? Perhaps they’re incompatible with your latest driver update. To prevent such issues from happening, Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 update system. First, let’s distinguish between driver updates and operating system (OS) updates: Driver updates – A driver is software that allows your computer’s OS to communicate with […]

Chrome: From HTTP to HTTPS

Within the last year, Chrome has helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure. More websites use HTTPS, a safer protocol, than ever before. So, how can you benefit from this transition? Find out here. For several years, Google has moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt the Secure […]

Chrome users panic as new scam spreads

During the previous quarter, fake Chrome notifications urging users to dial a tech support number have grown dramatically. Research reveals that this tech support scam could possibly use an Application Programming Interface (API) to freeze the browser, convincing the user to get in touch with the support line and share their credit card details. The […]

Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

When it comes to security updates, time is usually of the essence. The longer you wait to install a fix from a vendor, the higher the risk of being compromised. But in the cases of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, you might be better off waiting until a more reliable patch is released. Let’s review […]

Precautions against WannaCry ransomware

The WannaCry ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and extorts them for money, has already affected thousands of machines worldwide. Unfortunately, the success of this attack is just the beginning. According to security researchers, other hackers will probably develop stronger WannaCry variants in the coming months. And if you don’t want […]

Wikileaks’ charges of government spying

Staving off malicious cyber attackers is already a herculean task, so the last thing you need is to feel exposed from a totally new angle. That’s how many felt after Wikileaks’ accusations that the US government was spying on its citizens. However, the truth is a lot different from what the headlines would have you […]