Protecting Your “Internet of Things”

The WannaCry/Crypt attacks were a major wake-up call to the IT world that we are highly vulnerable when we’re careless. The ransomware attack should theoretically have failed, because the most recent Windows updates released a full month or two before the attack contained fixes which prevented WannaCry from working. So of course, in theory, everybody’s…

Microsoft to End Win 7, 8.1 Updates for Newer Systems.

As Computer World has pointed out, Microsoft is preparing to stop providing updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 to computers running on the latest hardware, specifically Intel and AMD 7th-Gen processors. While the intention was first announced at the beginning of 2016, only recently has evidence surfaced suggesting that the policy will soon be enforced.…