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  • GCHQ says ‘Use easy passwords” (please?)0

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    • September 12, 2015

    By Corey Charlton for MailOnline Published: 13:13, 12 September 2015 | Updated: 13:19, 12 September 2015 GCHQ bosses suggest users should get rid of overly complex passwords Britain’s cyber intelligence agency, the GCHQ, has released new guidance suggesting people should avoid complex passwords for their online accounts. In a departure from the conventional belief passwords

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  • Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine ‘just in case’0

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    • September 11, 2015

    By Chris Merriman MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that Windows 10 is being downloaded to computers whether or not users have opted in. Microsoft told us: “For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they’ll need if they decide to

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  • IDs to be linked to bank accounts from 2018 – (Turning Japanese?)0

    Under changes to the so-called My Number system, personal ID numbers can be linked to people’s bank account numbers from 2018. Although such links will be made initially on a voluntary basis, the government is considering making it mandatory from 2021. The revision will also expand the use of ID numbers to track records of

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