123456 Still A Popular Password

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A study by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) into breached passwords has revealed that 123456 featured 23 million times, making it the most widely-used password on breached accounts. Top Five Easy-To-Guess Passwords The study, which analysed public databases of breached accounts to discover which words, phrases and strings were most popularly used, also […]

No Windows 10 Updates For PCs With USB Devices or SD Cards Attached

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Microsoft has announced that if your PC has a USB device or SD card attached it will not be possible to upgrade the computer to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update because of an “Inappropriate drive reassignment” issue. The Scenario On its support site, Microsoft has announced that an attempt to upgrade a computer with […]

Microsoft 365 Business Subscription Customers Get Shared Computer Activation (SCA)

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SMEs that need to have multiple users (connecting to and using the same remote computer) but only have a (less-expensive) Microsoft 365 Business subscription have been given a boost by Microsoft in the form expanded rights with the imminent roll-out of SCA for Microsoft 365 Business. What Is SCA? Shared Computer Activation (SCA) is a […]

UK Government Services Information Accessible Via Voice-Activated Smart Speakers

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After a six-month trial by the Government Digital Service (GDS) with a view to future-proofing the delivery of online services for citizens, 12,000 items of government information can now be accessed via voice-activated smart speakers and virtual assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Wider Plan The GDS trial that has made the information available via voice-activated […]