I have used all three.
My analysis: Linux = fun, Windows = practical, Apple = toy. Sorry Apple fans.Continue Reading →
We have been recommending Windows Defender as an acceptable anti-malware program. What we like about it is that it comes baked into the Windows 10 operating system, and gets its malware definitions updates with the other Windows security and feature updates that users are already receiving. And it is free. Plus it keeps your system a little less cluttered than adding a third party anti-malware product.
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Microsoft has made Windows 10 one of the most highly personalized and cloud integrated operating systems ever, and this may introduce new security risks into using your computer. They do this by keeping track of what you do, where you go an the Internet, and what you are typing. This is how features such as Cortana get to know your preferences, and begin to make suggestions. Microsoft says this information is scrubbed ...Continue Reading →
Windows XP was released on August 24, 2001. It was officially retired by Microsoft two years ago on April 8, 2014. This makes WinXP almost 15 years old, which in operating system years is about 500 years old. Sophos reported:
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“Windows XP was still running on 10.9% of all desktops as of March 2016, according to stats compiled by Net Applications.
To put that in perspective, according to Net Applications’ figures, Windows XP is still ...
Tired of cyber-creeps kicking sand in your face at the virtual beach? Microsoft wants to pump you up!!. Businesses using the Enterprise version of Windows 10 will have the option of using Microsoft’s new enhanced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. In addition to providing end point security through Windows Defender, Defender ATP will connect with a cloud services based SIEM (security Information and Event Management) that will provide more protection, ...Continue Reading →
Windows 10 is getting kudos from technology pundits everywhere for producing an operating system that is efficient, technically excellent, and more secure than anything Microsoft has ever produced. But this is an operating system that is attached to cloud services, and that collects and transmits more personal data to Microsoft and other cloud providers. Just like your smartphone, your Windows PC and all those Apps are keeping track of ...Continue Reading →
Yes you are reading the headline correctly, and no I am not out of my mind. The current crop of Microsoft products including the Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 operating systems are some of the best products in their class from a cybersecurity standpoint. This is according to a recent article in the New York Times, as well as from Microsoft’s new ...Continue Reading →
This article is largely reposted from other blog on WyzGuys.com.
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This alert was added after the originally article posted – there does seem to be a small group of people have problems with the upgrade, and it seems to be affecting Asus branded computers and computers with solid state drives or SSD (flash) hard drives. If you fall in those groups, you might want to wait a bit.
If you are using the paid version of AVG Internet Security as your endpoint security solution, you will see a pop-up over the next week that will take you to a page providing instructions for upgrading your AVG to remain compatible with the new Windows 10 operating system. Evidently it is important to be upgraded to AVG Internet Security 2015.
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We have been relying on the trusty password for years, but as password cracking technologies improve, even longer and more complex passwords are being solved and sold on rainbow tables. So passwords are for the most part over. Two factor authentication is possibly a solution, but biometrics are becoming a big part of what is next in the field of user authentication. We have already seen fingerprint scanners on some laptops, ...Continue Reading →