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Still running Windows Server 2003? It’s time to switch

29th October 2014

Anyone still using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is being urged to upgrade after Microsoft announced that they will no longer offer extended support as of July 14th 2015. But what does this mean to current users and why should they switch? It’s estimated that there are currently 10 million machines still running Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) at present, and users who have failed to upgrade by next July to a newer server will unfortunately find themselves in hot water. Users…

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Shellshock: the latest major computer bug

26th September 2014

The discovery of a major new computer bug was announced yesterday, which has the potential to affect Mac and Linux users. Shellshock has been described as a “deadly serious” bug, and “about as bad as it gets”. It has the potential to affect hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices. It can be used to easily take remote control of almost any system using a software component called Bash. Bash stands for Bourne-Again Shell. It is a command prompt…

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Problems with upgrading Windows XP

4th September 2014

Microsoft officially stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system on 8th April this year after more than a decade. This means that it no longer provides technical support services, but more importantly it also stopped updating the software. So, no more bug fixes, and most crucially of all, no more security patches. Desktops or laptops still using the XP operating system are now much more vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result. XP hasn’t updated since 8th April 2014, which…

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