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Yahoo was aware of ‘state-sponsored’ hack in 2014

Yahoo has admitted it knew 500 million of it users’ accounts had been compromised, and that some of its own staff were aware that this was going on.  The admission confirms the speculation regarding whether Yahoo knew about the hack that emerged a couple of weeks ago.  A statement from Yahoo’srecent …

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Cloud adoption will drive IT hardware sales in 2020

Two thirds of channel leaders are confident that hardware will continue to make up an important part of their revenue streams in 2020. A new study, commissioned by Agilitas and carried out by OnePoll, surveyed 100 senior level executives from leading IT resellers and independent IT providers, highlights the increased demand …

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Microsoft to fix Windows flaw exploited by Russian hackers

Microsoft has said it will release a patch next Tuesday to address vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system that have been exploited by a group reportedly tied to the Russian government and the Democratic National Committee email scandal. The group, dubbed Strontium by Microsoft, has been tied to Russian state-sponsored hacking. …

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Microsoft to raise prices of business cloud and software next year because of Brexit

Microsoft will increase the purchase price of its business software and cloud solutions in the UK. These price hikes will begin January 1st 2017. Enterprise cloud services prices will increase by 22 per cent and business software prices will be inflated by 13 per cent. Microsoft justified these changes in a …

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Reseller Profile: Trust Systems

Founded eight years ago, Cirencester-based Trust Systems has grown to include clients such as HMV, Waterstone’s and Co Op. Sophia Murray asks commercial director Mike Dowson about the company’s hardware services as well as new technologies that are keeping the company ahead of the curve. Tell us how Trust Systems …

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Yahoo denies hacking 500 million customer accounts for US government

Reuters has named Yahoo as the culprit responsible for hacking 500 million of its users’ email accounts.  At the time of writing, Yahoo has not released an official statement, but a spokesperson for the company told Reuters: “Yahoo is a law abiding company, and complies with the laws of the …

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Attacks on wearables from hackers to increase

Hackers will be able to collect GPS data from wearable devices and use it to launch sophisticated phishing scams, according to a report by McAfee.  The report identifies a number of vulnerabilities hackers could use to exploit wearable devices. One of the largest weaknesses is poorly written code, which could …

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Reseller profile: Primo It

This education specialist supplies IT to over 200 schools, colleges and universities. Not bad for a small 16-year old business from Shepshed says Primo IT education and contract manager Richard Harland. Primo IT has carved out quite the niche for itself in the IT reseller space as a supplier to …

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Alignment between end-users and the UK’s IT channel will determine cloud adoption success

The success of cloud adoption within Britain’s IT channel depends greatly on the relationship between end-users, a relationship that is crucial if cloud solutions are to be embraced ,according to a new report. The report by Intermedia, 65 per cent of the UK IT channel offers cloud services, which also …

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Three-quarters of companies feel protected from cyber attacks

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) feel more prepared when it comes to cyber security with 86 per cent of them feeling that they are doing enough to provide adequate protection against cyber attacks, according to new data. The data from Juniper Research – which surveyed 200 companies – also shows …

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