I needed to enable two factor authentication on a Windows account. Natively, this can’t yet be done (Windows Hello is not 2FS, but that’s another story). I decided to try and set this up using Yubico’s YubiKey 5. If it worked, this would mean that, unless the YubiKey is inserted into one of the USB […]
One of my computers has just installed the latest “Windows Feature Update version 1083”. Upon reboot, every time I tried to use one of the Office 365 applications, the activation wizard popped up – why I don’t know. Clicking on next bought up an error – “We couldn’t contact the server. Please try again in […]
Google have recently announced that all HTTP websites will be marked as insecure by Google Chrome. Google have been pushing HTTPS (Secure HTTP) for a few years now by, amongst other things, penalising HTTP websites in search results. They are now taking this one step further by actively warning users of Chrome when they try […]
After I allowed the “Feature update to Windows 10 version 1703” to run, I found that the “Control Panel” option from the “Right Click/Start” had been replaced with “Settings”.
Nigerian princes are no longer the only menaces lurking in an employee’s Inbox. Ransomware attacks – an especially sinister type of malware delivered through spear phishing emails that locks up valuable data assets and demands a ransom to release them – are a rapidly-growing security threat. To prevent a ransomware attack
Recently, my Lenovo laptop (running Windows 10) has started failing to shut down properly. When I click on “Power/Shut down” the laptop shuts down and then reboots back to the login screen. I tried shutting it down just using the power button, but exactly the same happened.
I’ve recently allowed 2 of my Windows 7 computers to upgrade to Windows 10 After a few days, I realised that files I was creating and modifying in my OneDrive folder were not synchronising with any of my other Windows computers (a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1) After hunting around the ‘net for […]