Are You Oversharing Your Office 365 Documents?

Reports of Office 365 documents being seen on Bing and Google results

Office 365 password security image by ValterZ (via Shutterstock).
Beware of identity theft: oversharing on Office 365 could divulge sensitive information on search engines like Google and Bing. Image by ValterZ (via Shutterstock).

Sometimes on social media sites, we might share a few items that other would regard as embarrassing. For example, the debauchery of a Saturday night out. Or our political and spiritual beliefs. Or saying that Mr Blobby’s eponymous Number One single was several times better than The Specials’ Ghost Town. Imagine if something personal was seen on Bing or Google? It has been revealed that some Office 365 users had shared their private documents publicly. Continue reading “Are You Oversharing Your Office 365 Documents?”

It’s a G4S Yes for Google Apps

70,000 G4S staff switching to Google Apps for Work

G4S flags Google Apps image
G4S aims to keep the flag flying for Google Apps. Image by Holger Ellgaard, 2009 (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Share Alike).

G4S, the global outsourced services provider, has decided to cut its IT spending by turning to cloud-based computing. 70,000 of its 620,000 staff will be switching to Google Apps for Work, which offers productivity software at a much lower cost than paying higher prices for Microsoft Office packages. Furthermore, G4S’ switch to cloud computing also means more manageable IT infrastructure. It also means a greater degree of standardisation across the board – important for a conglomerate of G4S’ size. Continue reading “It’s a G4S Yes for Google Apps”

IE Insecurities Sends Users Closer to the Edge

Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 no longer supported

Windows 10: likely to have Edge as its default browser.
The look of Windows, 2016 style: the tenth version of Microsoft’s operating system, likely to have the Edge browser. Image by Okubax, 2015 (Creative Commons License, Some Rights Reserved).

 

From last Tuesday [12 January], Microsoft has discontinued support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10. Security issues and susceptibility to hacking attacks have rendered the three browsers obsolete. This leaves IE11 as the only browser from the Internet Explorer stable to retain support. Edge now succeeds IE, with Windows 10 being the first operating system to support the new browser. Continue reading “IE Insecurities Sends Users Closer to the Edge”