WannaCry Ransomware

Aaaand we’re back! No prizes for guessing the topic of our latest blog entry! The NHS has been targeted by a piece of ‘Ransomware’ known as WannaCry. The centrepiece of this attack is the encryption of all their data. The actual virus is fairly easy to remove, but the damage is done by way of encrypting any data on an infected machine with an encryption key held only by the designers of the ransomware. A ransom is then sought for the encrypted data. Microsoft Windows operating systems are currently only affected, but it is worth keeping all operating systems updated. Modern Windows operating systems are protected by way of security updates. Windows XP, which most, if not all, of the NHS runs on, is no longer supported by Microsoft. Therefore, if you are running Windows XP, you are putting yourself at risk, and we advise that you upgrade your computer to a later operating system as soon as possible


Microsoft shows off new Windows 10

Tech giant Microsoft has released screenshots of the upcoming updates to the user interface (UI) of Windows 10, to be released later this year.

Windows Central reported that Microsoft have released the images of ‘Project NEON’ during a developer stream earlier today.

Many of the screenshots seem to be inline with the sneak preview released last month, and show fairly minor tweaks to the look and feel of the OS. However, there is a stronger emphasis on animations and blurring elements within apps. In addition, NEON will focus on 3D features.

More updates are expected in May this year, when Microsoft hosts the ‘Build’ developer conference.

First Post & Windows 10 UI

Welcome to the new Bridge Computers blog! We had one a few years ago, and for one reason or another, we closed it. But, we’re back!

We start today’s blog with a note about Windows 10. Microsoft are releasing an update to their new operating system, with a tweak to the UI. Nothing major, but it seems that the ‘Aero’ theme of Windows 7 is making a comeback. Known as ‘Project NEON’, MS is not only bringing the translucent effect back, they’re also introducing new animations as well, akin to what we saw in Windows8: https://mspoweruser.com/project-neon-windows-10-first-look/