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Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 upgrade?
Recommendation: change your Windows update settings and turn off recommended updates. A guide will be provided soon.
Windows 10 Privacy issues
Recommendation: check out our special guide on how to stop Windows 10 from spying on you
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 are no longer supported
News: Internet Explorer users 'at risk' as tech support ends (BBC news)
News: Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer flaw (BBC news)
Recommendation: Update your Internet Explorer to the latest version, or try Firefox instead.
Recommendation: Go to Microsoft Protection Centre info here
Recommendation: Go to Dell Knowledge Base here
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Recommendation: Keep your Samsung smart phone up to date with the latest patches.
Recommendation: Keep your Android device up to date with the latest patches.
Netgear routers vulnerability
News: Serious vulnerability found on Netgear routers. It affects ~5000 devices. The exploit targets DNS settings on the devices. The fix will be released on 14 Oct 2015. Please check and patch if needed. Affected routers: JNR1010v2, JWNR2000v5, JWNR2010v5, WNR614, WNR618, WNR1000v4, WNR2020, WNR2020v2 (BBC News)
Recommendation: Update your Netgear router with the latest release.
Lenovo Super fish malware
Recommendation: Check our the Lenovo support site https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/product_security
News: Asda bug exposed online shopping payment details (BBC News)
Recommendation: stay safe, don't open multiple tabs on different sites when shopping online.
Recommendation: If you were a TalkTalk customer, please contact TalkTalk customer services.
Recommendation: If you were a Vodafone customer, please contact Vodafone customer services.
T-mobile US customer
Recommendation: If you were a T-mobile US customer, please contact the T-mobile customer services.
Windows 10 comes with a lot of new and exciting enhancement. However this latest Microsoft operating system also likes to collect a lot of data on its users and that might not be a good thing for people who value their personal information and privacy. Here are a few things that you can do to minimise Windows 10 from knowing too much about you. (Updated 14 Nov 2016)
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