TechRadar site compromised

Michael Security, TechTalk

This should come as no surprise as everyone is vulnerable now days. But TechRadar has announced that all registrations, commenting and log-ins have been disabled whilst they investigate a security compromise. if you have an account over there please keep your eyes open for further news. Of course you don’t need to go rushing off changing your password everywhere because you don’t use the …

Yahoo has 450,000 Usernames and Passwords stolen

Michael Cloud, Security, TechTalk, Yahoo

  Yahoo has admitted that around 450,000 plain text user names and passwords were stolen by attackers identifying themselves as ‘D333Ds’ Yahoo’s statement – ‘We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network, previously Associated Content, containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company usernames and passwords was compromised yesterday, July 11,’  This reminds me of a conversation I had yesterday with …

How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Michael Google, How To Guides, TechTalk

If you are stuck trying to solve today’s six puzzles in the Google Doodle for Alan Turing then here is a quick simple guide for you. Solution 1: 01011 Change both orange circles from 0 to 1, press the play button. Solution 2: 00011  Make the only available orange circle blank. Solution 3: 00011 Click the orange circle twice! no more. the orange button should have four …

Open other users Mailbox in Outlook

Michael How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

How do I open another users mailbox from within Outlook? Before you start please make sure you have the appropriate permissions assigned. If you are not sure or need to know how to do this please refer to this article. http://www.opsactive.com/office-365-give-permission-on-a-mailbox/ In the left had side of your outlook pane, look for your username/email address, this is the very top level of your …

IOS 6 No Google Maps but what Else is new

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, Google, iPad, Mobile, TechTalk

After what was a rather painful start to installing IOS 6 SDK Beta I have managed to have a quick look at some of the major changes. The first thing I check on the home screen is the “Weather” Luckily its still 23 degrees! In reality its about 10 degrees and pouring with rain but the weather on the phone …

BT Openzone causing iPhones and iPads to not connect

Michael Apple iPhone, How To Guides, iPad, Mobile, TechTalk

If you are having problems when you are out with your phone / iPad not connecting, you need to check your WiFi Settings. The iPhone will always try use WiFi over Mobile data, so when you are accidentally connected to a Free Hotspot your phone is going to try use that but not be able to get anywhere. Not all …

iPhone and iPad iOS5.1.1 Update available

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, How To Guides, iPad, Mobile, TechTalk

Another day another update, and today is no different. Apple have release iOS Update 5.1.1 Straight away you know its a Minor release based on the version X.X.1. This time it is a security update affecting the following products. [box title=”Products Affected” color=”#969696″] Apple TV, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X …