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

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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Schedule 1 I.T. Positive Limited – Standard Terms and Conditions The Customer’s attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 12. 1.             Interpretation 1.1          Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply: Commencement Date: has the meaning set out in clause 2.3. Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in […]

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How to get WordPress working again after a failed upgrade

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

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

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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Bogus Warning Claims KiK Messenger is a Hacking Scheme

Circulating social media messages claim that KiK Messenger is a hacking tool or virus that can steal your personal information. The claims in the warnings are untrue. KiK Messenger is a legitimate cross-platform messaging application for smartphones and is in no way malicious. The supposed warning was not aired by Sky News as claimed. The […]

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Facebook Survey Scam – Free $100 Shell Gas Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Shell Gas Card worth $100 by clicking a link in the post. The message is not an official Shell promotion. The message is a typical survey scam. Users who fall for the ruse and follow the link will first be tricked into spamming the […]

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