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Use PowerShell To Check TPM Ready For Windows 11

On June 24th 2021, Microsoft officially announce the release of Windows 11. With the announcement, also came the controversial confirmation that computers that are missing the TPM module, would not be able to install Windows 11. What Is TPM? TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module. It has many uses and comes in many forms. Some are on-chip, some are separate …

Windows 11 Leaked?

Windows 11 Leaked Before Being Announced

At the time of writing this article, there is no official word from Microsoft that Windows 11 is on the way. However all the signs are in place ahead of a big announcement on June 24th 2021. Is The Leaked Version Real? There is a leaked version of the ISO (the installation file) doing the rounds on the internet. There …

Facebook Messenger Scam Alert

What To Do If Facebook Messenger Is Hacked

This scam isn’t new. It doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon either. As the app developers patch the security loop-holes, hackers are already working on new ways to get in. This is a long running scam that appears to get smarter with every wave and phase. The Facebook Messenger hack scam explained. What To Watch For ( Prevention) …

How To Avoid The New PayPal Annual Charge

On December 15th 2020 at 11.59pm, Paypal will introduce a new annual charge for inactive accounts. How Much Is The Charge? The annual charge is £9.00. If you have a balance less than £9.00 sitting in your account, they will take it all. For example if you have a balance of £7.60, they will take £7.60. If you are sitting …

Windows 10 Update 1809 Autumn 2018

It’s that time again, twice yearly Microsoft release a big update to the Windows 10 OS. This update (1809) has started rolling out mid-November 2018. Although now as major as the Spring 1803 update, there are a few new features which will be included. Key features: Dark / Light Theme. May not be very exciting for most but the new …

Telephone Scam Alert – Can You Hear Me?

Phone Rings – Pause – Can You Hear Me? The “can you hear me” scam is currently sweeping the UK. Here’s how this scam works. Your phone rings (home or mobile). You answer it and there is a pause. Then you hear the voice saying “can you hear me”?, and again “can you hear me”? You say “yes”, then again …

What Difference Has GDPR Made?

Writing this article 4 months after the introduction of GDPR data protection laws were introduced, we look at the difference it has made. On the 25th May 2018, the EU brought in GDPR. The biggest shake-up in data protection laws for decades. Less Junk Email Is Noticeable You may not have noticed but the amount of junk email that you …

GDPR – A Quick Explanation

This quick video from the BBC briefly explains GDPR, the new General Data Protection Regulations.                

Scam Alert – Data Protection Laws

Scam Alert – Phishing Scams There are new data protection laws coming into place at the end of May 2018 across the EU (UK included). Unless you run a business or organisation, you shouldn’t have to worry about the changes in the new GDPR directive (big changes to data protection laws) but you should be on your guard for the …

NHS Hack – Protect Against Ransomware

Surpirse? Another High Profile Cyber Attack In The News It must be about a year or so ago, I attended an appointment at the doctor and I couldn’t quite believe that the system being used to enter my details was running Windows XP. It was one of those old fashioned Dell desktops which couldn’t have run Windows 7 even if they wanted …