By now everyone should have heard about Cryptolocker and other “ransomeware” that can infect computers, encrypting files and then demanding a ransom in BitCoins to decrypt them. The news is full of articles about how corporate, personal, hospital and even police networks have been infected and held for ransom. This potential hack will use Microsoft's DevCon utility to disable and enable local backup drives at will, hopefully protecting them from ransomware.

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Lenovo has fixed vulnerabilities in ShareIT that it created by using the sort of password that a dog would use. This is woeful, head-in-the-hands stuff and follows a recent publication of the most rubbish passwords out there. A password that Lenovo was using as a default is third on the list. It is ‘12345678’, which […]

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Plenty of companies have boasted an unlimited amount of cloud storage to customers only to come up short. Microsoft’s OneDrive unlimited storage plans were dropped recently, barely a year after the plans began, because, as it turned out, they weren’t able to provide storage for an unlimited amount of data. via Is Unlimited Cloud Storage […]

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He quoted one representative help desk ticket: “Their screen shows an ‘input required’ picture floating around the screen. The keyboard doesn’t work; neither does the mouse. Please help.” Resolution: Turn the computer on. via The dumbest things people say to the IT person, catalogued – Quartz.

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