Windows Tag

Windows 7 support is coming to an end. Released in July 2009, replacing Windows Vista, Windows 7 grew to be the most popular version of Windows ever. When Windows 8 was release, many people decided to stick with Windows 7, because 8 was too much of a change. Windows 8 dropped the ‘start button’ which caused outcry in the tech world. Does this mean your Windows 7 computer or laptop is useless? No. It just means that you will no longer get updates, security fixes or tech support after the January 14th....

Computers are forever making our lives easier. In every version of Windows there are new shortcuts or features that most people are unaware of. Heres some Windows tips for you to try out. Snap The Window.Whilst holding the Windows key, press on one of the arrow keys. This will snap your active window to the edge of the screen. Password protect files. Download a program called 7-Zip. You will be able to select the files you would like to have password protected and compress them into one file. You will also have...

Ransomware has recently been in the spotlight as a result of the ‘WannaCry’ attack which shut down large companies around the world. Ransomware is the term used when a computer virus locks a users files rendering them useless without the required encryption key to unlock the files affected. How it works. Prior to the WannaCry threat, ransomware was largely dependent on human interaction. Some well known methods the spread ransomware included the use of E-Mails such as the ‘Federal Police speed camera fine’, ‘Origin & AGL outstanding account’, or the ‘Australia Post...

In May 2017 the world was shocked by a technical attack that shut down major businesses around the world. High Profile examples include The National Health Service (UK), FedEx & Telefonica (Spain) and in Australia our chocolate manufacturing was halted when Cadbury was struck down. Not so sympathetic reactions were recorded however when the Victorian Speed Camera Network was shut down. What made the WannaCry ransomware threat so vulgar and dangerous is its ability to self-procreate and spread without the input from a human user. In the past, Ransomware largely depended...