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Microsoft Extends Windows XP support for UK government – IT Security News

 April 5, 2014

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Looks like Microsoft hasn’t been completely truthful about pulling off support from Windows XP post April 8th, 2014. Scroll below to catch this and other interesting IT security stories of the week. Microsoft extending Windows XP support for the UK Government for a hefty £5.5 million The great hoo-ha about...

How to Survive the End of Windows XP and Safeguard your PC

 March 24, 2014

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

And the 12-year old legend is finally nearing its end. Until 2011, XP was ruling with a mammoth market share of 43.29%. And despite being a retro OS, XP still stands out as the second most popular operating system; presently, having a market share of 29.53%. That roughly equals to...

The End is Near for Windows XP. Is Your Business Prepared?

 March 13, 2014

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When Windows XP was first released in October 2001, the Apple iPod was just 2 days old and Wikipedia had only been around for a few months. But now, there is less than a month to go for Microsoft to pull the plug on Windows XP with the impending deadline...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 March 8, 2014

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There are several interesting new developments in the security world, and here are some of the news stories from the week gone by that you should be looking at. Facebook Whatsapp deal for $19 billion still not completed due to privacy concerns If you have doubts about your private data...

How Security Savvy are Your Staff?

 March 6, 2014

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Modern business enterprises deal with large stacks of crucial data that need to be processed at high speeds. As a result, security is often a blind spot for them. Basic enterprise security tips are overlooked for the sake of convenience and this eventually leads to security breaches or data loss....

How to Recover from a Malware Infection

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 March 4, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Avoiding and preventing malware on a computer is far simpler than removing it from an infected machine. Nevertheless, once a machine has been infected with malware, it is imperative to remove it immediately. Clear signs like lowered speed, popups, disabled functionality and more, indicate the presence of malware on a...

Latest IT Security News Bulletin for This Week

 February 15, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

With the second week of February coming to an end, we have got a few but interesting news for you all. One of them is about the immensely-popular-but-sadly-dead-game Flappy Bird. Malicious Flappy Bird Apps Are Flying All Over Third Party Android Stores Flappy Bird has hit the runway and odds...

Is Your Password Among the 25 Worst Passwords of 2013?

 January 21, 2014

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Yes, you read it right! “123456” has been labelled as the most commonly used and obviously the worst password of 2013. SplashData, a California-based company, comes up with an annual list of the 25 most common passwords used by people online. The list for the year 2013 was topped by...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for this Week

 November 9, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Google to Ban Third Party Extensions for Chrome Google already has a security mechanism in place which warns users on installing any extension which is hosted on a third party store. But it seems that the mechanism is going to be tighter. From January onwards, users will be able to...

Best Practices for Enterprise IT Security

 August 21, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

To boost brand image and increase productivity, more and more enterprise sectors are exploiting avenues such as cloud technology, social media platforms, and bring your own device (BYOD) to name a few. And when such is the scenario, ignoring the importance of IT security can spell disaster. Here, we have...