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Mac OS Catalina Don't forget to do a full backup first to avoid problems.....

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Mac OS Catalina  Don't forget to do a full backup first to avoid problems.....

Don't forget to do a full backup first to avoid problems.....  having upgraded a few computers now.   Its best to perform a full backup of your system.  We have already encountered bugs such as not enough space to upgrade and missing apple dock after upgrading ..  Where customers computer have had to be restored or put in recovery mode to fix issues..  macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience music, TV and podcasts in three all-new Mac apps. Enjoy your favourite iPad apps, now on your Mac. Extend your workspace and expand your creativity with iPad...

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Apple recalls older MacBook Pro over fire risk

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Apple recalls older MacBook Pro over fire risk

Apple has issued a recall for a number of its older generation MacBook Pros due to a fire hazard. The “voluntary” recall applies to 15-inch MacBook Pros with retina displays sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. In a notice issued on 21 June, Apple said the “limited” number of PCs contain a battery that “may overheat and pose a safety risk”, warning users to stop using the device if affected. According to Product Safety Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s information arm, the models have a 15.4-inch (diagonal) display and  2.2-2.5 GHz processors. Specifically, the MacBooks...

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Update PCs Running Older Version Of Windows Immediately

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Update PCs Running Older Version Of Windows Immediately

Those of you who are still running Windows 7 or earlier need to install critical patches that fix a recently-discovered security bug on older versions of Windows. Earlier in May, Microsoft disclosed to its users that a serious security vulnerability — dubbed “BlueKeep” — was found on Windows 7 and other previous versions. BlueKeep could potentially grant hackers full remote access to someone’s PC through Windows’ Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) by using code that exploits the vulnerability (also known as a “worm”). Such worms have recently begun to appear online, which you can see an example of in the video...

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Google’s anti-phishing quiz makes it easier to keep yourself safe online

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Google’s anti-phishing quiz makes it easier to keep yourself safe online

As we’ve shifted to an online world, we’ve sadly seen a huge increase in the quantity and sophistication of phishing attacks. Just in case mention of that term had you pondering picking up gumboots and long lines and dreaming of trout, that’s fishing. Totally different thing. Phishing is the term used to describe fraudulent ways to gain access to systems and information, whether that’s your personal details for the purposes of identity theft, or access to your online bank accounts for more traditional stealing activities. Google recently launched a phishing quiz to help everyday web users identify phishing attacks, and...

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Cryptojacking: The Petty Cyber Crime Hiding a Deadly Threat

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Cryptojacking: The Petty Cyber Crime Hiding a Deadly Threat

Submitted by James Slaby  One of the fastest-growing malware threats of the past 18 months affects half of the businesses in the world, and most of them don’t know it. It’s called cryptojacking, an unintended consequence of the booming popularity of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Most victims don’t notice that they’ve been hit by cryptojacking because its adverse effects are relatively inconsequential: it just steals CPU cycles from your computer, as well as the electricity required to power it. Getting hit by ransomware -- a similarly-pervasive and fast-growing but much more destructive malware threat -- is like a roundhouse punch to the face: your files...

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