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Yahoo email problems continue

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Yahoo email users are reporting continuing problems with their email following changes to the service made by the company as they declare war on ad blockers and potential spammers. Two problems appear to exist. The first is that users are stopped from accessing their email online if the user blocks online adverts, and the second […]

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Office 365 and Skype for Business – Are you taking full advantage?

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If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you should be aware that it comes with Skype For Business to fully enhance your online communication tools. Many people will be aware of Skype as a consumer service, but it doesn’t support conference calls or screen sharing and is generally considered a home user product. However, when Microsoft […]

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Could Java issues mark the end for die-hard Windows XP users?

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Are you or your staff Windows XP Users? Many people will be familiar of the many warnings that have been issued since Microsoft announced that it would cease supporting the outdated operating system with effect from April 2014. Despite the warnings, however, many users have stuck with their trusted machines, in fact according to market […]

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Only 8 Days to protect against powerful computer attack

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Computer Attack Imminent Alarming news last week, from the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) who have warned that a powerful virus is set to strike. The warning came as the FBI, in partnership with authorities in several countries around the world, shut down a network of criminally operated computers that were stealing important information from […]

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Law Society, Windows XP and FIPS Compliance

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With the recent flurry of information to move everyone away from Windows XP, the Law Society has made is position clear – you can’t store data on a system that is not FIPS compliant – and now Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft, it is not FIPS compliant. http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/Communities/Advocacy/articles/a-digital-revolution/ FIPS compliance basically sets the […]

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Deal to combat piracy in UK with ‘alerts’ is imminent

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After years of wrangling, a deal between entertainment industry bodies and UK internet service providers to help combat piracy is imminent. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will send “educational” letters to customers believed to be downloading illegally. But a document seen by the BBC shows that rights holders are set to make do with […]

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Usage-Policy

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All services provided by IT Positive may only be used for lawful purposes. The laws of the United Kingdom apply. The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless IT Positive from any claims resulting from the use of our services. Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited. This includes but is not […]

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How to get WordPress working again after a failed upgrade

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Typically, you will see an internal server error (500) when you try to visit your site or admin page after upgrading a plugin or WordPress itself. First of all – don’t panic! All things being equal, it will be one of your plugins that is causing the problem – providing your site was working well […]

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Two Million Passwords Stolen

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The claims in the messages are true. Security firm Trustwave recently discovered that around two million passwords for services such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Yahoo had been stolen via a large botnet. To guard against such attacks, users should change their passwords on a regular basis and ensure that they do not use the […]

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Security warnings of outdated operating systems

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Microsoft have issued a stark warning over security issues of non-supported operating systems, after confirming that their Windows XP operating system will no longer be supported from 8th April 2014. Volume 15 of the companies Security Intelligence Report places special emphasis on the risk of running unsupported operating systems and software and highlights the security […]

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