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Danny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury has been a print journalist specialising in technology since 1989 and a freelance writer since 1994. He has written for national publications on both sides of the Atlantic and has won awards for his investigative cybersecurity journalism work and his arts and culture writing. Danny writes about many different technology issues for audiences ranging from consumers through to software developers and CIOs. He also ghostwrites articles for many C-suite business executives in the technology sector and has worked as a presenter for multiple webinars and podcasts.

 

The best IDEs for Python developers
The best IDEs for Python developers
software development

The best IDEs for Python developers

Take your Python programming to the next level with these code editors
23 Jun 2022
The best Python test frameworks
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software testing

The best Python test frameworks

Make your Python code shine with these testing tools
26 May 2022
New MFA security standards for online payments come into force
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

New MFA security standards for online payments come into force

Version 4.0 of PCI DSS also reforms password requirements and broadens its terminology to address other network access controls
31 Mar 2022
Windows 11 growth slows in March
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 growth slows in March

Windows 10 21H2 experienced the main growth this month, increasing its share of the market by 7.5%
30 Mar 2022
Cryptomining criminals are focusing on the cloud
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptomining criminals are focusing on the cloud

Trend Micro report reveals that cryptomining groups are fighting each other for access to victims' cloud servers
30 Mar 2022
Intel Core i9-12900KS debuts as "world's fastest" desktop chip
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Hardware

Intel Core i9-12900KS debuts as "world's fastest" desktop chip

The flagship processor runs at 5.5GHz on up to two of its cores
28 Mar 2022
Almost two-thirds of tech workers support Russian boycott
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sales

Almost two-thirds of tech workers support Russian boycott

Tech professionals in the US and Europe are taking personal action to support Ukraine, says poll
28 Mar 2022
Dell refreshes XPS laptops with Intel's 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs
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Laptops

Dell refreshes XPS laptops with Intel's 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs

New silicon boosts performance in 15in and 17in form factors
25 Mar 2022
IBM launches multi-cloud key management service
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encryption

IBM launches multi-cloud key management service

Unified Key Orchestrator will control keys on cloud and on-premises environments
24 Mar 2022
QNAP NAS devices face fresh Deadbolt ransomware attack
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ransomware

QNAP NAS devices face fresh Deadbolt ransomware attack

The ransomware variant has returned to infect more than 1,000 QNAP devices
23 Mar 2022
Western Digital flaw allows hackers to access restricted files
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Server & storage

Western Digital flaw allows hackers to access restricted files

The proprietary file explorer app contained directory traversal bug, says storage vendor
22 Mar 2022
Open source dev attacked for spreading data-wiping 'protestware'
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open source

Open source dev attacked for spreading data-wiping 'protestware'

Developer denies wiping users' drives in spite of detailed code analysis
18 Mar 2022
Hackers spotted using CAPTCHAs to dodge email security scanners
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phishing

Hackers spotted using CAPTCHAs to dodge email security scanners

The technique allows hackers to hide malicious links in HTML files
17 Mar 2022
Linux botnet spreads using Log4Shell flaw
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botnets

Linux botnet spreads using Log4Shell flaw

The malware uses DNS tunnelling to communicate with its C2 control server
16 Mar 2022
AMD announces Ryzen 5800X3D will ship in April
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system on chip (SoC)

AMD announces Ryzen 5800X3D will ship in April

AMD's flagsip V-Cache processor will offer a 15% performance bump over non-3D rivals, says chipmaker
16 Mar 2022
Microsoft Azure leads AWS in cloud market
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Microsoft Azure leads AWS in cloud market

Microsoft is making significant gains with enterprise users, while SMBs favour Amazon cloud services
15 Mar 2022
Microsoft revamps Office website for business and school users
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Microsoft Office

Microsoft revamps Office website for business and school users

Customers will see new personalization and content creation features this week
11 Mar 2022
5G gap widens between fastest and slowest US states
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5G

5G gap widens between fastest and slowest US states

Speeds increased as much as 62% over last year's figures, but little has been done to improve the 5G divide
10 Mar 2022
Just 3% of employees cause 92% of malware events
Malware in code
malware

Just 3% of employees cause 92% of malware events

Staff putting their companies at risk from phishing, malware, and insecure browsing are often repeat offenders
9 Mar 2022
Password complexity rules aren't enough to protect employees from attack
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cyber security

Password complexity rules aren't enough to protect employees from attack

Report says companies need better password management to protect themselves
8 Mar 2022
Mozilla patches two Firefox zero-day vulnerabilities
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vulnerability

Mozilla patches two Firefox zero-day vulnerabilities

Memory bugs fixed in Firefox desktop and mobile browsers along with Mozilla's Thunderbird client
8 Mar 2022
Cisco patches critical bugs in collaboration products
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vulnerability

Cisco patches critical bugs in collaboration products

Attackers could exploit the flaw to run their own code on Cisco's video conferencing servers
3 Mar 2022
Conti source code leaked by Ukrainian researcher
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ransomware

Conti source code leaked by Ukrainian researcher

Source code hits the public domain as fallout continues over ransomware group's support for Russia
2 Mar 2022
Microsoft PowerToys update delivers better window management
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operating systems

Microsoft PowerToys update delivers better window management

The open source tool also makes a key step in its journey to ARM support
1 Mar 2022
AMD, Intel and TSMC reportedly block chip sales to Russia
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system on chip (SoC)

AMD, Intel and TSMC reportedly block chip sales to Russia

The move represents a potentially significant threat to a country with limited domestic production capacity.
1 Mar 2022
Resetting Windows 11 might not delete every file, Microsoft warns
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Microsoft Windows

Resetting Windows 11 might not delete every file, Microsoft warns

The problem is linked to the way Windows handles OneDrive data
25 Feb 2022
Apple patents a computer inside a keyboard
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Hardware

Apple patents a computer inside a keyboard

Device could enable clutter-free ultra-portability, says document
24 Feb 2022
ICS and OT vulnerabilities more than doubled in 2021
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cyber security

ICS and OT vulnerabilities more than doubled in 2021

One in four flaws found in industrial systems had no patch, Dragos report finds
23 Feb 2022
PowerShell vs CMD: Unlocking the Power of Windows
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Microsoft Windows

PowerShell vs CMD: Unlocking the Power of Windows

We explore the power of PowerShell and why it's a worthy successor to the command line interface
23 Feb 2022
Microsoft Edge poised to overtake Safari as second most popular desktop browser
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web browser

Microsoft Edge poised to overtake Safari as second most popular desktop browser

According to browser-tracking company GlobalStats, there's just a 0.3% gap between the two
22 Feb 2022
AT&T to shut down 3G network this week
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mobile networks

AT&T to shut down 3G network this week

The end of service threatens elderly customers, warns industry group
22 Feb 2022
Adobe forced to patch its own failed security update
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bugs

Adobe forced to patch its own failed security update

Company issues new fix for e-commerce vulnerability after researchers bypass the original update
18 Feb 2022
Cisco patches bug that could break its email security service with a single message
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cyber security

Cisco patches bug that could break its email security service with a single message

A carefully crafted email could freeze Cisco's Email Security Appliance interface and stop it processing messages
17 Feb 2022
Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android
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Google Android

Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android

Multi-year effort likely to bring new Topics API to mobile OS
17 Feb 2022
Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data
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privacy

Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data

State wants up to $25,000 per alleged violation for discontinued program
16 Feb 2022
Adobe patches critcal bug in e-commerce software
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vulnerability

Adobe patches critcal bug in e-commerce software

The flaw, which allowed attackers to run their own code on websites, was being exploited in wild
14 Feb 2022