Tips for keeping your password safe and secure We have loads of website we log in to these days – I have somewhere around a thousand. That’s a thousand possible places that hackers could get my password from and try to use elsewhere. So I have to keep my passwords safe and secure. Why password […]
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
How many decisions do you make each day? 100? 1,000? Psychologists tell us that we make between 100,000 and 200,000 decisions each day – most of them without thinking about them. How do we manage to do this? We apply rules to our decision making process. Many of these rules are inbuilt and we’re not […]
I’ve recently had to install Windows 7 Enterprise on a laptop. I started by wiping the previous version of Windows using Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) (paranoia – you never know what might work it’s way through from the last install!) During the install a strange thing happened – I wasn’t asked for a product […]