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Not So Bad(Lock)

13.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

Sometimes things really don’t turn out as bad as you imagine. On Monday we were alerted to a critical security update that was going to be disclosed on Tuesday at 6pm. It sounded like it was going to be pretty bad, so we were waiting with bated breath. As it turns out, luckily, it’s not as scary as everyone expected but Windows and Samba customers still need to take steps to protect themselves – here’s what you need to do. At 6pm yesterday a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) was issued for Badlock - CVE-2016-2118 (basically something to say that Badlock is…

Lock Down This Critical Fix Tomorrow

11.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

When it comes to protecting yourself online, forewarned is forearmed. It’s not something you get the luxury of very often though, so it’s all systems go when you do. Tomorrow morning a crucial security bug in Windows and Samba will be disclosed –…

Fridays at UKFast – October 30th

30.10.2015 by Jenn Granger

Happy (nearly) Halloween fellow humans! This week we’ve had a scarily good amount of things to talk about! It’s nearly Black Friday so we’ve had expert insights on how to optimise your site for the rush, and also how to…

The View into your Windows 10

29.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

Windows 10 is here and it’s getting some people pretty hot under the collar. In some cases, because it’s got some ace new features; in others, because it could open the window to tracking more of your data. Here’s a…

Patch it! Windows Flaw to Patch Asap

22.7.2015 by Alice Cullen

Admittedly it seems that not a day goes by at the moment without some vulnerability or patch being announced and it's pretty tricky to keep on top of it all, but this one is a stinker with an easy fix…

Another Day, Another Critical Vulnerability

16.4.2015 by Jenn Granger

In case you thought that April was looking a little quiet, another vulnerability has just been found in Windows, and it’s currently thought to be critical. Whilst Microsoft has been on it pretty sharpish, there are things that you need…

Important Information If Your Site Takes Payments Online

19.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

Sec Pay, the API provider for the popular Pay Point payment gateway service has announced that after April 1st this year it will only support TLS v1.2. This is important for anyone still using Windows Server 2003 / Server 2008…

RIP Windows Server 2003

27.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

Windows server 2003 is reaching end-of-life, and it’s leaving the world with a support-shaped hole in its heart. Microsoft has announced that the end date will be July 15th 2015; and whilst that sounds like a lot of time, it’s…

Hack Attack: A (Win)Shock To Your System

12.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

I’m not a fan of bugs. Not the spindly legged, ‘land on your face in the night’ kind that cause havoc in my life, and not the kind causing havoc on the internet either; which is why it’s great when…

One Day, Two Scares, Zero Drama

15.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

It's not Halloween yet guys, so - despite a new flaw and bug being brought to light in the same day - it's not quite time to split up and head for the extremely suspect looking house/forest/fairground like a bunch…