How to enable TLS 1.1/1.2 as default secure protocols in Windows 7

How to enable TLS 1.1/1.2 as default secure protocols in Windows 7
If you are running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, the below Microsoft Fix it will enabled support for TLS 1.2/1.1 (WINHTTP) as the default protocol. Please click the below download link to run the Microsoft Fix it tool The Technical Stuff TLS is a replacement of the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL). It provides secure communications ...

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer
Yammer is an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) that comes as part of Microsoft 365 subscriptions. It allows for Facebook style communications with people both inside and outside of your organisation.  You can think of Yammer as being Facebook in the business world, where friends are replaced with colleagues, ads are replaced with corporate reminders, and ...

Cyber Essentials and Essential Plus

Cyber Essentials and Essential Plus
Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your company against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. With over 80% of UK businesses vulnerable to avoidable security threats, the Cyber Essentials framework provides a baseline for businesses. The requirements for Cyber Essentials cover areas such as… Access ...

HOW TO: Save posts, conversations or chat items in Microsoft Teams

HOW TO: Save posts, conversations or chat items in Microsoft Teams
Teams uses something called ‘persistent’ chat. This means that items are saved in succession over an indefinite period of time. This can make important items difficult to find or refer back to in your history. What you can do is to ‘save’ items so that you can easily refer back to them later. To do ...

HOW TO: Remotely access a Windows 10 PC from a Chromebook

HOW TO: Remotely access a Windows 10 PC from a Chromebook
In order to connect via Remote Desktop or Remote Desktop Gateway, you will require a Google account, which is free to create if you do not already have an account. You will need to be signed into Google Chrome on both your Chromebook and Microsoft Windows PC with your Google account. Local admin rights on ...

What version of Microsoft Windows am I running?

What version of Microsoft Windows am I running?
In order to find out which version of Microsoft Windows and associated build number, please use the below link to download and then run this tool. When running the script you should be presented with information similar to below.

Upgrading to Windows 10 (Reminder)

Upgrading to Windows 10 (Reminder)
Microsoft’s FREE upgrade to Windows 10 ended in July 2016.  All upgrades must have completed and reached the “Welcome” screen for Windows 10 ahead of the 29th July 2016, to be entitled to the free upgrade. You can still upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 10, however the best way to experience Windows 10 ...

Microsoft releases fixes for 99 security flaws, some being actively exploited by hackers

Patch Tuesday this month has seen a total of 99 vulnerabilities addressed, making the February 2020 Patch Tuesday the biggest yet.

What is Microsoft Patch Tuesday?

What is Microsoft Patch Tuesday?
Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. It is when all the essential fixes for the month are collated and officially posted on the Microsoft Bulletin. These fixes include security updates that are imperative to resolve vulnerabilities, non-security updates, as well as upgrades for OS components and other applications. What is the significance ...

Coronavirus phishing attack disguised as a message from the Center for Disease Control

Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified a phishing campaign that poses as an email from the CDC (Centers of Disease Control). The email’s subject line is certainly likely to catch the eye of many people, as it claims to be emergency information related to “Coronavirus outbreak in your city”: The email will likely make users ...

What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?

Information from BBC ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-46323625/what-happened-when-sexto) Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They’re different from garden-variety scam emails because they often include a hacked password as part of the message. BBC Trending reporter Jo Whalley received one of the scam emails. Despite having no worries about her browsing ...

How do I find the MAC address of my iOS device?

To locate the MAC Address of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, follow these steps: ·  Tap Settings. ·  Select General. ·  Select About. ·  The Mac address is listed as Wi-Fi Address.

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

On Tuesday 24th, a new strand of ransomware named ‘Bad Rabbit’ appeared in Russia and Ukraine and spread throughout the day. The “ransomware” virus is spreading via compromised websites, downloading a fake Adobe Flash Player installer. Please DO NOT click on links or execute any downloaded files which look similar to Adobe Flash Player installer. ...

Signature Manager Exchange and Outlook Edition

Signature Manager Exchange and Outlook Edition
Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook and Exchange Edition allows professional standardisation of email signatures and disclaimers across your business.  The Outlook edition automatically adds signatures which are visible when creating, replying or forwarding emails from within Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Web Access.  In addition, Exclaimer Exchange Edition allows emails and disclaimers to be all emails, meaning ...

Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor

Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8 Before upgrading to Windows 8, we recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.

BT – Loss of Internet after recent McAfee update

BT - Loss of Internet after recent McAfee update
To find out if you are impacted by this, check your McAfee DAT version.  Right-click the McAfee icon in the system tray at the bottom right of your desktop, and either: 1) select About, or 2) select Open BT NetProtect Plus and then click on the About link near the top right. Look for the ...

iPad – Setting up Exchange Email

iPad – Setting up Exchange Email
Tap the “Settings” icon from the home screen, then “Mail, Contacts, Calendars“ In “Mail, Contacts, Calendars“, tap “Add Account.” Tap the “Microsoft Exchange” icon Note: This is where you come in if you tap the Mail app from the home screen with no accounts configured Now you will enter your Exchange account information: Your full ...

Griffin Internet – Power Issues in London

Griffin Internet – Power Issues in London
Synopsis We are currently experiencing a power related problem in our London 2 data centre.  This is affecting all connectivity. Affecting All end user sessions.  We are seeing sessions redeploying to the resilient part of our network, however due to the volume of traffic, authentication may be delayed.  A session balance may be required to ...

Entanet – Planned Maintenance: Software upgrades

Entanet - Planned Maintenance: Software upgrades
Wednesday 8th June 2011, 00:00hrs – 06:00hrs During the above window we will be rebooting the following routers for software upgrades goswellroad.core.enta.net redbus-hex.core.enta.net redbus-mer.core.enta.net redbus-sov.core.enta.net stepneygreen.core.enta.net telehouse-east.core.enta.net telehouse-east.edge.enta.net telehouse-east2.core.enta.net telehouse-metro.core.enta.net   There will be short (up to approx 30 minutes) outages for users connected to the affected routers during this work. Some routing instability is ...

Fasthosts – Exchange and MySQL Maintenance

Fasthosts - Exchange and MySQL Maintenance
On Friday the 15th of April between the hours of 01:00 and 06:00 we will be conducting essential maintenance to some Web and email Services. The affected services will be Exchange mailboxes on EXCH BE06 and MySQL databases on IP address 213.171.219.250. Each be unavailable for a period of approximately 20 minutes between these hours.