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Featured Article : A 21 Shortcut-Key Salute

Featured Article : A 21 Shortcut-Key Salute

A knowledge of keyboard shortcuts in Windows can save time and help users to make the most of the many helpful features of their operating system. With this in mind, and with 2021 coming to a close, here are 21 helpful keyboard shortcuts to take into the coming year. 1. Use Win + V to copy multiple snippets to the clipboard and paste them as…

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Tech Insight : What Are Quantum Computers?

Tech Insight : What Are Quantum Computers?

In this tech-insight, we take a look at what quantum computers are and what they’re used for. What Are They? Quantum computers can carry out complex calculations at high speed. Whereas traditional computers store data in binary ‘bits’ (ones and zeros) and work by creating and storing long strings of these ‘bits,’ quantum computing’s ‘qubits’ (quantum bits) can do both at once. This is because…

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Security Stop-Press : Ransomware Warning To Small Businesses 2022

Security Stop-Press : Ransomware Warning To Small Businesses 2022

Threat intelligence firm Analyst1 has warned that, as cyber criminals try to avoid the attention of law enforcement agencies, they are likely to target small businesses with ransomware attacks in 2022. Researcher Chris Fiormonti comments on the Analyst1 blog that “Instead of going after the high-profile attacks since the activity brings unwanted attention from the federal government, they will likely target smaller companies that will allow…

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Featured Article : Christmas Cons

Featured Article : Christmas Cons

In this article, we take a look at some of the latest known online scams so that you can avoid falling foul of cybercriminals this Christmas. Christmas – A Great Opportunity For Scammers The extra spending at many different online shops, often for large amounts, and the requirement for delivery before the big day makes Christmas the ideal time for scammers to play with and…

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Tech News : ‘Anti 5G’ Radiation-Emitting Jewellery Banned

Tech News : ‘Anti 5G’ Radiation-Emitting Jewellery Banned

A recent study has led to a warning from the Dutch authorities to anti-5G merchandise wearers that a list of ‘negative ion’ jewellery items should not be worn because they emit ionizing radiation. What Is Negative-Ion Jewellery? Negative ion jewellery describes jewellery items (e.g. bracelets and pendants) which have a small quantity of ion-generating minerals in their make-up. It is claimed by the manufacturers (and…

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Tech News : Google : ‘No Jab, No Job’

Tech News : Google : ‘No Jab, No Job’

CNBC recently reported that it had viewed a Google memo, circulated to employees, that they would lose pay, and eventually be sacked if they didn’t comply with the company’s Covid-19 vaccination policy. Until Dec 3 To Declare Status, And Until Jan 18 To Comply According to CNBC, the document circulated by Google’s leadership warned employees that they had until Dec 3 2021 to declare their vaccination…

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Tech Insight : What Is ‘Surveillance for Hire’?

Tech Insight : What Is ‘Surveillance for Hire’?

After Meta (Facebook) recently reported alerting 50,000 people that it believed were being targeted by “surveillance-for-hire” entities, we take a look are who these entities are and what they do. Meta’s Report Following months of investigation, Meta recently informed 50,000 people that they were being targeted by seven “surveillance-for-hire” entities / “cyber mercenaries” who were targeting people in over 100 countries on behalf of their clients. It has…

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Security Stop-Press : Payroll System Provider For Sainsbury’s Hit By Ransomware Attack

Security Stop-Press : Payroll System Provider For Sainsbury’s Hit By Ransomware Attack

It has been reported that Kronos, the payroll system provider for Sainsbury’s and many other big UK businesses was recently hit by a ransomware attack which affected its Private Cloud. For Sainsbury’s this meant the loss of a week’s worth of data for its 150,000 UK employees although it is understood that this hasn’t affected their Christmas pay. It has been reported that Kronos, a…

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Tech Tip – Organise Your Chrome Bookmarks With Folders

Tech Tip – Organise Your Chrome Bookmarks With Folders

If you’d like an easy way to organise all your Google Chrome browser bookmarks, try putting them in folders.  Here’s how: To create a bookmark folder: – On your computer, open Chrome. – Top right, click on the 3 dots, then ‘Bookmarks’ and ‘Bookmark manager’. – Top right, click on the 3 dots and ‘Add new folder’. OR – If you use the bookmarks bar,…

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