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Microsoft’s rolling out a new security default to Windows 10 and 11 to help prevent ransomware attacks

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  Microsoft is rolling out a new security default for Windows 11 that will go a long way to preventing ransomware attacks that begin with password-guessing attacks and compromised credentials.  The new account security default on account credentials should help thwart ransomware attacks that are initiated after using compromised credentials or brute-force password attacks to access remote desktop protocol (RDP) endpoints, which are often exposed on the internet.  https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-11-is-getting-a-new-security-setting-to-block-ransomware-attacks/

How using cracked versions of software can compromise your system?

  Malware is being distributed through cracked versions of expensive software   Software is expensive, so it’s tempting to use ‘cracked’ versions. However, they’re being used to carry and distribute malware.   ·          Explain what a cracked version of software is ·          Describe how these versions can carry and distribute malware ·          Talk about the benefits of only using genuine software   Source: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/heres-another-good-reason-never-to-use-cracked-software
iPhone Lockdown Mode iPhone fan? But want greater security? Apple’s always said its devices are secure. The new Lockdown Mode that’s coming soon will give you “extreme” protection, mainly aimed at those who have been a target of a sophisticated cyber attack. https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apples-new-lockdown-mode-for-iphone-fights-hacking/ At launch, Lockdown Mode includes the following protections:  Messages: Most message attachment types other than images are blocked. Some features, like link previews, are disabled. Web browsing: Certain complex web technologies, like just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compilation, are disabled unless the user excludes a trusted site from Lockdown Mode. Apple services: Incoming invitations and service requests, including FaceTime calls, are blocked if the user has not previously sent the initiator a call or request. Wired connections with a computer or accessory are blocked when iPhone is locked. Configuration profiles cannot be installed, and the devic
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    Is your business making these cyber security mistakes?   It feels like every day we’re being warned about a new threat to our cyber security, doesn’t it?   That’s for good reason. Last year, ransomware attacks alone affected 73% of UK businesses.   And the cost of cyber-crime is estimated to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the ‘2022 Cybersecurity Almanac’.   But we’re still seeing far too many businesses that aren’t taking this threat seriously.   It’s not only your data that you could lose if your company falls victim to a cyber-attack. The cost of remediation or mitigation can run into tens of thousands of £££.   And at the same time you’ll suffer an average of 21 days downtime after a cyber-attack. Imagine… 21 days without being able to use all your business technology as normal. It doesn’t bear thinking about.   That’s not to mention the loss of trust your clients have in you, which could lead to you losing their custom.   It’s really
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                                                                                        TOO MANY TABS?  You need this feature if your browser looks like this   We all have different ways of working. Some of us prefer to have a minimal amount of things displayed on our screens. Others thrive when everything is open and in sight.   But we can all agree that having 20 tabs open in your browser at any one time has a negative effect on productivity.   Simply because it takes so much more time to find the web pages and services you need when you’re looking for them.   This might not be a problem for much longer.   If you’re a fan of Microsoft browser Edge, you’ll be interested in a new feature that’s going to debut soon.   Workspaces was originally revealed a year ago, back in April 2021. But since then Microsoft has gone quiet about it. We assumed it was dead in the water.   But a preview build of Edge that’s just come out for developers includes an option to c