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Say goodbye to Windows 7

Windows 7 is going end of life at the end of 2019, which is 11 years after its release in 2009. This will mean no more security patches, you will be vulnerable to bugs and 3rd party software and hardware providers will stop supporting Windows 7. 



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Deadline April 2019 - Making Tax Digital

In April 2019 one of the largest changes to the UK tax system will come into force. 



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Meltdown and Spectre - Vulnerabilities in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data.

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud. Depending on the cloud provider's infrastructure, it might be possible to steal data from other customers.