Windows Server 2003 End of Life – How to cope

One of Microsoft’s most popular products will essentially be scrapped this summer, leaving millions to find suitable replacements. So how should you be dealing with the winding down of Windows Server 2003? The name ‘Microsoft’ is synonymous with enterprise IT. The Washington tech company’s products have fuelled businesses across the globe for decades now, and…

Encryption – A help or hindrance?

Encryption provides us with a high level of privacy, but Europol director Rob Wainwright says that encrypted devices could be helping terrorists. Is it essential, or does it need to be scrapped? Police and security services are unable to access data that is passed over an encrypted network. Mr Wainwright states that terrorists and other…

The dangers of admin rights

The majority of critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft software would not have had as severe an impact if certain users did not have admin rights, a UK security firm claims. Avecto’s research shows admin rights were needed in order to exploit 99.5 per cent of flaws in Internet Explorer, 97 per cent in Windows operating systems and 95 per cent of…