With the end of July came the deadline for PC users to claim their free download of Microsoft’s latest OS installation, Windows 10. If you choose to upgrade an old machine now, you’ll be required to pay for the privilege.
Fifteen million UK internet users have undertaken a ‘digital detox’ in a bid to strike a healthier balance between technology and life beyond the screen, according to major new Ofcom research.
It’s clear from recent headlines that ransomware is a growing problem. The number of reported incidents is rising and the reason why is simple – people and businesses are paying their attackers.
Facebook has agreed a deal with Microsoft that will see its 13,000 employees migrate some of their day-to-day activities to Office 365, with the goal of increasing productivity and flexibility across the organisation.
Ransomware is when cybercriminals are able to hijack a computer and prevent the owner accessing its contents and data unless they pay a fee. It has become an increasingly sophisticated crime over the last few years and costs small businesses in the UK, hundreds of thousands of pounds. According to the latest statistics, over half of malware attacks nowadays contain some kind of ransomware.
Following the announcement in June that Microsoft had acquired LinkedIn, CEO Satya Nadella has told employees he hopes the deal will “accelerate [the site’s] growth and the value it brings to its members with Microsoft’s assets and scale.”