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Why has Amazon has pulled books on bomb making but still sells chemicals for thermite?

Odd “news” item on Channel 4 News in the UK tonight, a feature length piece on Amazon’s “people who bought X” and also “bought Y” algorithm available to make thermite! Yes people – that’s lethal bomb making stuff. So you … Continue reading

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LogMeIn Corporate reinstall issue: Error 1920. Service ‘LogMeIn'(LogMeIn) failed to start.

If you have a LogMeIn Corporate reinstall issue with this error then I will remotely fix this for you for £50. Please use the booking form below.                    

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Why I like Spectrocoin; an interesting UK based bitcoin wallet provider and exchange

I was going through all my 2FA account backup bits of paper at the weeked and found a few I hadn’t used for ages and came across Spectrocoin from an account I had set up in 2014. Obviously I had … Continue reading

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How to get bitcoins?

Well getting bitcoins can be a painful journey and a steep learning curve however if you live locally just book an appointment and pop round for a coffee. For people who don’t live locally I have set up a national … Continue reading

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Finding duplicate photographs software

Clients often end up with an AWFUL lot of duplicate photographs. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder does the trick https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/    

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Terrorist videos on FaceBook & YouTube + WhatsApp encryption

There is lot of discussion in the media right now about about terrorist videos being published on the likes of YouTube and FaceBook, something must be done… Even the Daily Telegraph joined in last Saturday 25th March 2017. Why nothing … Continue reading

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Passwords, to save (in browsers) or not to save….

Dear Mark, I was talking to a friend, Rick,  about security for  passwords on the laptop. He told me to go to Firefox. See Options, Security, Saved Logins and there were a whole list of my saved passwords for anyone … Continue reading

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Hate passwords – love deterministic password generators

A deterministic password generator allows you to remember one simplistic pass-phrase that you can remember for all your passwords but Unique passwords are generated for each site and logins you use They gives you the ability to rapidly change all … Continue reading

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Two Factor Authentication

Two-factor simply means that there has to be something else other than a password entered when you log into a web site. Try this explanation by Brit Christopher Bernatt, missing the 1970’s Open University BBC 2 late spots, then he’s … Continue reading

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Which Anti-Virus software should I use on my Windows computer?

What’s the most intelligent thing to do about virus on your Windows PC? Absolutely nothing as it turns out. I have long since considered the paid for Norton / Symantec / McAfee: No better that the free ones Significantly make … Continue reading

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