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Sat 724  9/10/2016

Intel sells off majority stake in McAfee unit

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3117393/security/intel-sells-off-majority-stake-in-mcafee-unit.html?token=%23tk.IFWNLE_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-09-08&idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Daily:%20Afternoon%20Edition%202016-09-08&utm_term=infoworld_daily#tk.IFW_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-09-08

 

Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers (heavy fine, 5300 fired, $5 M in overcharges to be repaid to customers affected)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/09/business/dealbook/wells-fargo-fined-for-years-of-harm-to-customers.html?emc=edit_na_20160908&nlid=49680637&ref=headline

 

AMD puts massive SSDs on GPUs and calls it SSG (now independent graphics processor, with dedicated memory, now gets dedicated SSD)

https://semiaccurate.com/2016/07/25/amd-puts-massive-ssds-gpus-calls-ssg/

 

Apple's BIG Plans For 2017's iPhone 8 Revealed: ALL-GLASS Design, New OLED Display Tech & IRIS Scanner

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/apple/apple-iphone-7s/23205/iphone-8-release-date-rumours-specs-features-detailed-2017

 

So much for the STEM shortage?

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/so-much-for-the-stem-shortage/

 

'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7

http://www.macworld.com/article/3117593/apple-phone/fastest-smartphone-chip-ever-the-a10-fusion-powers-apples-new-iphone-7.html

 

Ransomware prevalent in cloud-based malware

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3117751/cloud-computing/ransomware-prevalent-in-cloud-based-malware.html

 

Chrome Browser improves loading time and battery consumption and allows virtual payments

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-browser-now-lets-you-make-virtual-payments-85937/

 

Gmail: Ultimate guide

http://www.androidcentral.com/gmail-ultimate-guide

 

6 Antivirus Android Apps That Are a Total Ripoff (never heard of the first 5, but the last one was a surprise)

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/antivirus-android-apps-total-ripoff.html/

 

Amazon Fire TV update takes the headache out of finding what to watch

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117060/data-center-cloud/amazon-fire-tv-update-takes-the-headache-out-of-finding-what-to-watch.html

 

Why companies spend 3X on tech than they did a decade ago: Attract talent

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-companies-spend-3x-on-tech-than-they-did-a-decade-ago-attract-talent/

 

Apple changes storage options in iPad, reduces prices for iPad Pro

http://www.macworld.com/article/3117648/iphone-ipad/apple-changes-storage-options-in-ipad-reduces-prices-for-ipad-pro.html

 

HANDS ON: APPLE IOS 10

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ios-10-beta-1-hands-on/

 

Microsoft gets support against its big battle with the U.S Government

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-gets-support-u-s-government-85904/

 

Russia working on railguns with space launch speed, robot avatars, exoskeletons and smart bullets

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/09/russia-working-on-railguns-with-space.html

 

8 Hidden Windows 10 Features You Didn’t Know About

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/8-hidden-windows-10-features-you-didnt-know-about.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Google just blew up its all-in strategy for productivity software

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117321/google-just-blew-up-its-all-in-strategy-for-productivity-software.html

 

When your driverless car crashes, who will be responsible? The answer remains unclear (litigation dream)

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/when-your-driverless-car-crashes-who-will-be-responsible-the-answer-remains-unclear/

 

How to move the Dock about and where it will never, ever reside

http://www.macworld.com/article/3115744/macs/how-to-move-the-dock-about-and-where-it-will-never-ever-reside.html

 

Apple's AirPods are either genius or a complete disaster

http://mashable.com/2016/09/07/apple-airpods-hands-on.amp

 

Cyberbullying Definition, Causes, Effects, Prevention (this kind of stuff is treating Twitter's existance)

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cyberbullying-definition-causes-effects-prevention

 

AT&T lets customers stream AT&T-owned DirecTV with zero data cost

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/7/12828900/at-t-directv-free-video-streaming

 

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2016

http://in.pcmag.com/antivirus-from-pc-ma/37090/guide/the-best-free-antivirus-protection-of-2016

 

iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are coming on September 13

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117552/ios/ios-10-and-watchos-3-are-coming-on-september-13.html

 

Setting up the Raspberry Pi just got a lot easier, thanks to PiBakery

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/setting-up-the-raspberry-pi-just-got-a-lot-easier-thanks-to-pibakery/

 

PlayStation Now games on PC are terrific… when they actually work

http://www.windowscentral.com/playstation-now-pc-terrific-when-it-actually-works

 

[FLIP] The Rise of Anti-Smartphones (still have mine from 2004 works fine)

http://askbobrankin.com/flip_the_rise_of_antismartphones.html?awt_l=9BP8l&awt_m=Ja3psd3SheP6SL

 

Sophos XG Firewall Home Edition is a free hardware-type firewall for Windows (hope to have time soon to evaluate this)

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-sophos-xg-firewall-home-edition

 

Apple Moves Toward a Wireless Future, One Tweak at a Time

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/technology/iphone-7-apple-headphone-jack.html?ref=technology

 

How spoofing an Ethernet adaptor lets you sniff PC credentials

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/how-spoofing-an-ethernet-adaptor-lets-you-sniff-pc-credentials/

 

How to unlock your phone for use with another carrier

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-unlock-your-phone-for-use-with-another-carrier/

 

How to set up Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-windows-10-on-the-raspberry-pi/

 

Microsoft Edge Program Manager Jonathan Sampson to leave company

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-program-manager-jonathan-sampson-leave-company

 

Crime Watch Daily (note at the bottom of the page the Crime Map)

http://crimewatchdaily.com/

 

Tips to speed up Google Chrome browser on Windows

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/speed-up-google-chrome-browser

 

Office of Personnel Management Hack Was Preventable, Congress Finds

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/office-personnel-management-hack-was-preventable-congress-finds-n643761

 

Sophisticated Mac OS X backdoor uncovered

http://www.zdnet.com/article/sophisticated-mac-os-x-backdoor-uncovered/

 

Cybersecurity: Understanding the attack kill chain and adversary ecosystem

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-understanding-the-attack-kill-chain-and-adversary-ecosystem/

 

With one atom per bit, this 1-kilobyte hard drive is only 100 nanometers wide

https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/18/with-one-atom-per-bit-this-1-kilobyte-hard-drive-is-only-100-nanometers-wide/

 

It's 2016 and your passwords can still be sniffed from wireless keyboards

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/26/keysniffer_wireless_keyboard_vuln/

 

A DIRE WARMING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5npYC444M0&feature=share

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Watch those URL Typos! New and Old Scams

 Typosquatting Scam Infecting Computers with Dangerous Malware

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Fri 723  9/9/2016

(OK, upfront, the first six articles I added at the last minute because I think they are very important.  Some don't like Kim Kamando, partly for accuracy and partly for sponsored advertising.  To address the advertising, please look past it for the other information the article contains, as to accuracy, that is a problem of most sources of information and why I like having multiple articles from multiple authors to get perspective and glean things others didn't cover in their article.  I have comments you should read before the article and re-read after reading the article.)

 

New ransomware pinpoints your location with Google Map (what can I says that hasn't been published in past articles to reduce your changes of something bad happening to you.  But you have to do things, sometimes examine your habits and change them, to protect you from yourself.)

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/372123/top-story-new-ransomware-pinpoints-your-location-with-google-maps/all

 

100 million logins leaked due to website's weak encryption (this I have known for a long time, but somethings are hard to explain.  I hope this article helps get across the problems we all face.  Here I add the following; some have only one e-mail account.  This is dangerous and everyone should have two or three with one a secondary account to help you with primary account recovery when you forget your password or some how get locked out.  And I suggest one for junk e-mail, like when you have to create a login account and really don't want other e-mail from them or it is a low level account of interest to you.  Link your important serious accounts in your primary account.  EVERY account needs a unique and dis-similar password for your protection.  Why? When a data breach occurs, they sell for money your data which may include your password and the buyers try these passwords not only on the accounts the data came from, but other web accounts exposing you to more trouble.  Some will also try obvious variations of your password and may luck out.  Why does the data breach mean so much?   Some web sites store your ID, password and other personal data you provided with NO encryption on the site.  On other sites they use old style security call HASH encryption, which is created via algorithms that are well know to the bad guys and are thus almost like having no encryption.  Dismiss this at your own risk, clearing your name and credit will cost you dearly and with the increase use of biometrics may become impossible.)

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/372125/100-million-logins-leaked-due-to-websites-weak-encryption/all

 

3 unexpected things in your home that desperately need an update (this is sponsered, but... I will add to reason 2 your hot water tank and furnace when they are over 10 years old.  To reason 3, this has become more important over the past 5 or so years with more and more having lots of devices in there homes.  The Wi-Fi signal is a shared resource and that as we add more and more devices to one router and one frequency (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) the latency increases (response delay) and speed of the connection slow and degrade.  A dual band router helps as long as you have some devices that allow you to select which band to use.  This spreads the load.  With newer routers, the 5 GHz band splits things in to the older low part of the band and adds a upper part to spread things out more.  Some vendors try selling you on being tri-band which is miss leading.  But another area this doesn't touch is your neighbors with Internet.  Each band is broken into channels with certain ones being recommended making for massive traffic jams or collisions for everyone in your area trying to use the internet on the same band and channel.  Unfortunately most don't know this or how to change things in their router to avoid this as much as possible and may need re-checking from time to time.  I see a few things that may start helping some of the new routers (read money) that try to avoid these traffic jams and collisions, but may not be perfect because of the devices attached to them via Wi-Fi (particularly older devices).  Some of this can be alleviated by old, out of fashion tech called ethernet cable, but people don't want the cables laying around and don't want the cost of wiring their home.  I did some of this in my home and don't regret it.)

http://www.komando.com/tips/370689/sponsor-3-unexpected-things-in-your-home-that-desperately-need-an-update/all

 

Apple just demonstrated why people hate the tech industry (I think this speaks for itself. But I will add that this makes for another target for criminals)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-just-demonstrated-why-people-hate-the-tech-industry-205324013.html

 

The iPhone 7 reveal has me seriously considering leaving Apple for Android (I think this speaks for itself, but only newer android's get updates)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-7-reveal-seriously-considering-200845716.html

 

Why are we still using lame lithium-ion batteries after so many promising alternatives? (I think I previously published this, but think its worth repeating.  These are used in planes, cars, soon trucks as well as all manor of devices in our home.  Any one use a hearing aid? Pace maker / defibrillator?)

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234808-why-are-we-still-using-lame-lithium-ion-batteries-after-so-many-promising-alternatives?mailing_id=2130545&mailing=ExtremeTech&mailingID=23D45E0475E9DD27B0AA159027CB5C03

 

Opera's Chinese Takeover Fails As Purchase Price Gets Slashed in Half (a previous post brought up some of this)

http://news.softpedia.com/news/opera-s-chinese-takeover-fails-as-purchase-price-gets-slashed-in-half-506401.shtml

 

Windows 10 warns Chrome and Firefox users about battery drain, recommends switching to Edge (partically being addressed)

http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/19/windows-10-warns-chrome-and-firefox-users-about-battery-drain-recommends-switching-to-edge/

 

Apple Announces macOS Sierra Availability

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/apple-announces-macos-sierra-availability

 

How to download iOS 10 right now

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/how-to-download-ios-10-beta-right-now-1323318

 

Beware: The 32GB iPhone 7 soon won't feel so roomy

http://www.cnet.com/news/beware-the-32gb-iphone-7-soon-wont-feel-so-roomy/

 

What Is “Device Association Framework Provider Host” and Why Is It Running on My PC? ( for the noisy and old limited systems looking at everything)

http://www.howtogeek.com/270665/what-is-device-association-framework-provider-host-and-why-is-it-running-on-my-pc/

 

Microsoft Ink improvements foreshadow the end of the keyboard and mouse

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-ink-improvements-foreshadow-the-end-of-the-keyboard-and-mouse/

 

The first Fast ring update for Windows Office Insider members is rolling out

http://www.windowscentral.com/first-fast-ring-update-office-insider-members-rolling-out

 

Watch TED Curator Chris Anderson's Top Five TED Talks

https://lifehacker.com/watch-ted-curator-chris-andersons-top-five-ted-talks-1785985761

 

Tips to speed up Google Chrome browser on Windows

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/speed-up-google-chrome-browser

 

Everything Apple announced during the iPhone 7 unveiling event

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117729/apple-phone/everything-apple-announced-during-the-iphone-7-unveiling-event.html

 

Hands on: LG V20 review

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/lg-v20-1328026/review

 

Apple just made replacing your cracked iPhone screen more affordable (about time)

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-just-made-replacing-your-cracked-iphone-screen-more-affordable/

 

Stop Criticizing Apps for “Phoning Home”. Instead, Ask Why

http://www.howtogeek.com/269797/stop-criticizing-apps-for-phoning-home.-instead-ask-why/

 

Apple iPhone 7: The smart person's guide

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/iphone-7-the-smart-persons-guide/

 

Microsoft to resume flighting Windows Insider builds next week

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-resume-flighting-windows-insider-builds-next-week-0

 

Manage Your Mac's Power Settings With Amphetamine

https://lifehacker.com/manage-your-macs-power-settings-with-amphetamine-1786325931

 

How to export OneNote files, notes, notebooks to different formats

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/export-onenote-files-different-formats

 

Seven features the iPhone 7 'borrows' from Android

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117257/android/seven-features-the-iphone-7-borrows-from-android.html

 

Hands on: iPhone 7 review

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/iphone-7-1327947/review

 

We're ahead of schedule to turn Star Trek tech into reality

http://www.cnet.com/news/star-trek-anniversary-50-sci-fi-technology-becoming-real/

 

St. Jude Sues Muddy Water Waters, MedSec

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/st-jude-sues-muddy-water-waters-medsec/d/d-id/1326837?

 

Brave Is The Browser You Should Use In 2016

http://www.pcmech.com/article/brave-is-the-browser-you-should-use-in-2016/

 

How to link your Windows 10 product key to a Microsoft account

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-link-your-windows-10-product-key-microsoft-account

 

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3107129/software/how-to-control-your-privacy-in-chromebooks-vs-windows-10.html

 

How to enable TFTP client on Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-tftp-windows-10

 

Consumers have no right to buy a PC without an OS, European court rules

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117361/consumers-have-no-right-to-buy-a-pc-without-an-os-european-court-rules.html

 

Hands on: iPhone 7 Plus review

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/iphone-7-plus-1327948/review

 

New Wi-Fi features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3116084/microsoft-windows/new-wi-fi-features-in-windows-10-anniversary-update.html?upd=1473359664734

 

FBI Official Explains What To Do In A Ransomware Attack

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/fbi-official-explains-what-to-do-in-a-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1326842?

 

Apple pushes new EarPods and AirPods for a future without headphone jacks (this could be a deal breaker from what I have seen and heard)

http://www.macworld.com/article/3117589/apple-phone/apple-pushes-new-earpods-and-airpods-for-a-future-without-headphone-jacks.html

 

How to upgrade the Wi-Fi in the Dell XPS 15 (9550)

http://www.windowscentral.com/upgrade-wifi-dell-xps-15

 

How to repair Windows' master boot record and fix your bricked PC (frequent whole drive image backs are a lot easier)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3113585/windows/how-to-repair-windows-master-boot-record-and-fix-your-bricked-pc.html

 

Hands On with the Windows 10 Networking Status Page Sep 7, 2016

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/hands-windows-10-networking-status-page#slide-0-field_images-78111

 

iPhone 7: Our staff predictions -- and printable Bingo cards! (already at least 2% drop in stock prices)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3117327/mobile-wireless/iphone-7-our-staff-predictions.html

 

Hands on: Apple Watch Series 2 review

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/wearables/apple-watch-series-2-1323213/review

 

Why Apple dropped the headphone jack in the iPhone 7

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3117622/smartphones/why-apple-dropped-the-headphone-jack-in-the-iphone-7.html

 

Alarming levels of industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers (and you only thought you had rocks in your head)

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/235021-industrial-pollution-particles-found-in-brains-of-city-dwellers

 

Android Pay now works with Chase Visa; mobile web coming soon

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/07/android-pay-now-works-with-chase-visa-cards/

 

What Matters Most: Choosing the right hard drive when purchasing a new laptop

http://www.windowscentral.com/what-matters-most-choosing-right-hard-drive

 

Google's Russian Android Appeal Falls Flat

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Googles-Russian-Android-Appeal-Falls-Flat-83872.html

 

Microsoft Releases Personal Shopping Assistant Extension for Microsoft Edge (there suppose to help get bargains, but become headaches)

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsoft-releases-personal-shopping-assistant-extension-microsoft-edge#slide-0-field_images-78131

 

FCC’s Wheeler to Intensify Push to Break Cable’s Grip on Set-Top Boxes

http://www.wsj.com/articles/fcc-intensifies-push-to-break-cables-grip-on-set-top-boxes-1473179216

 

Now Microsoft Won’t Let You Install And Boot Linux On Locked-down Windows Computers (I think this is of limited impact to most)

http://fossbytes.com/microsoft-blocks-linux-on-windows-rt-computer/

 

Safari Browser May Soon Be Just As Fast As Chrome With WebP Integration (iOS & Mac people, click blue links in article to get more details)

https://apple.slashdot.org/story/16/07/19/2026237/safari-browser-may-soon-be-just-as-fast-as-chrome-with-webp-integration

 

Microsoft promises better protection with Advanced Threat Analytics 1.7

This is server-side. It has nothing to do with Desktop security products like Windows Defender.

 

Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

Again, this is on servers, and is USB-based (like Stuxnet), meaning it isn't transmitted over the Internet. It also was never found on civilian computers.

 

FLocker Mobile Ransomware Crosses to Smart TV

So now we need antivirus for our TV's? Boy am I glad I don't have a Smart TV!

 

Seriously, this is yet another example of the abysmal state of Android security. The best solution would be to kill off the OS and upgrade everyone to devices which run Google's Fuchsia OS. (Still in development.)

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CyberheistNews Vol 6 #36 [ALERT] A New Criminal Phishing-As-A-Service

Steals 688K Credentials http://bit.ly/2bRZWw1

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Blue Coat Certificates allow Spying with MITM Attacks
blogs.msmvps.com/alunj/2016/05/26/untrusting-the-blue-coat-intermediate-ca-from-windows/
Symantec now owns or soon will own Blue Coat. One has to wonder what these two companies are up to. Best to block these Certificates for now, until we know more.

Revo Uninstaller Free now has full 64-bit support
http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/177375?utm_rid=CPNET000000191186&utm_campaign=2702&utm_medium=email&elq2=00cca4582ebc4c2dbaed9e015de07c17
(That's in the Windows Secrets Lounge, under "Other Applications". You don't need to sign up to read the thread.)

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Thur 722  9/8/2016

Samsung's blazing-fast UFS storage could replace micro-SD cards one day (trust me, the transfer speed of SD and microSC cards makes a difference)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3092436/storage/samsungs-blazing-fast-ufs-storage-cards-could-replace-micro-sd-media.html

 

How to manage Windows 10 optional features

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-optional-features

 

Snag an Xbox One S with an LG 55-inch 4K TV for just $800 at Best Buy

http://www.windowscentral.com/snag-xbox-one-s-lg-55-inch-4k-tv-just-800-best-buy

 

This Free Course Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Digital Photography

https://lifehacker.com/this-free-course-teaches-you-everything-you-need-to-kno-1786254156

 

Adjust Your Withholding Now Because Next Year’s Tax Refund Might Be Late

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/adjust-your-withholding-now-because-next-year-s-tax-ref-1786109706

 

Chromebooks may add fingerprint scanning, following Android and Windows (I have one machine with it, I don't use it)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116810/computers/chromebooks-may-add-fingerprint-scanning-following-android-and-windows.html

 

Google is Adding a VR Shell to Chrome to Let You Browse the Entire Web in VR

http://www.roadtovr.com/google-is-adding-a-vr-shell-to-chrome-to-let-you-browse-the-entire-web-in-vr/

 

Maxthon Browser Sends Sensitive Data to China (I also understand they have a heavy investment in Opera browser)

http://www.securityweek.com/maxthon-browser-sends-sensitive-data-china

 

Eight Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

http://www.howtogeek.com/267878/eight-easy-ways-to-save-money-on-your-utility-bills/

 

Microsoft and Liebherr together to make Refrigerators smart (why? I haven't seen anything realistic yet)

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-liebherr-refrigerators-85889/

 

Google patents emergency vehicle detection for autonomous cars (this would be good mandated in all cars, and add in stopping for school buses)

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/google-patents-emergency-vehicle-detection-for-autonomous-cars/

 

AMD's 'Bristol Ridge' desktop APUs to begin shipping soon in HP and Lenovo PCs

http://www.windowscentral.com/amds-bristol-ridge-desktop-apus-begin-shipping-soon-hp-and-lenovo-pcs

 

AUTOsist Is a Free App to Track Your Car's Maintenance Records, Fuel, and More

https://lifehacker.com/autosist-is-a-free-app-to-track-your-cars-maintenance-r-1786060290

 

Apple's wireless headphones will use something better than Bluetooth

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-wireless-headphones-no-bluetooth-2016-9

 

Airlines want compulsory registration of drones and pilots in Europe

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116420/airlines-want-compulsory-registration-of-drones-and-pilots-in-europe.html

 

EasyDoc malware adds Tor backdoor to Macs for botnet control

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/05/easydoc_malware_adds_tor_backdoor_to_mac_systems_for_botnet_control/

 

BLAZING 5G WIRELESS IS COMING! BUT DON’T BUY A NEW PHONE YET

http://www.wired.com/2016/07/blazing-5g-wireless-coming-dont-buy-new-phone-yet/

 

How to Stream From VLC to Your Chromecast

http://www.howtogeek.com/269272/how-to-stream-from-vlc-to-your-chromecast/

 

Sophos detected Windows process as malware; now patched

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/sophos-detected-windows-process-as-malware-85897/

 

Cryptographic Key Reuse Remains Widespread In Embedded Products (in other words, most products made use the same key)

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cryptographic-key-reuse-remains-widespread-in-embedded-products/d/d-id/1326826?

 

A version of Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker may be coming to Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/version-microsoft-movie-maker-may-be-coming-windows-10

 

Bluetooth boots vibrate to guide you to your location (great when we have a blinding blizzard)

http://www.cnet.com/news/bluetooth-boots-vibrate-to-guide-you-to-your-location/

 

Names of almost 800,000 users of popular porn site Brazzers are exposed following major security breach 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3776148/Names-800-000-users-popular-porn-site-Brazzers-exposed-following-major-security-breach.html

 

GE to pay $1.4B for two 3D printing companies to expand manufacturing

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116417/3d-printing/ge-to-pay-14b-for-two-3d-printing-companies-to-expand-manufacturing.html

 

Your Smart Watch Can Steal Your ATM PIN (another case of IoT security, or is the insecurity)

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/gadgets/your-smart-watch-can-spy-on-your-pin

 

Homeland Security's big encryption report wasn't fact-checked

https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/08/homeland-securitys-big-encryption-report-wasnt-fact-checked/

 

How to safely access and navigate the Dark Web

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-safely-access-and-navigate-the-dark-web/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=97776477

 

8 Security Categories Healthcare Providers Need to Improve On (only 8?, in their life times they never think of the security of your data, maybe theirs)

http://www.darkreading.com/operations/8-security-categories-healthcare-providers-need-to-improve-on----/d/d-id/1326820?

 

How to open and use Windows 10 Action Center

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/open-use-windows-10-action-center

 

Smart refrigerators value proposition isn't apparent yet (really! will it or some of the off the wall ideas make?)

http://winsupersite.com/cloud/smart-refrigerators-value-proposition-isnt-apparent-yet

 

Don't want to pay $10 a month for Apple Music? Apple will cut you a deal (some deal)

http://www.cnet.com/news/dont-want-to-pay-10-a-month-for-apple-music-apple-will-cut-you-a-deal/

 

There is one giant change you'll notice about your iPhone when iOS 10 comes out

http://www.businessinsider.com/slide-to-unlock-missing-from-ios-10-2016-9

 

Samsung hints at a new life for Windows as an Android app (I wonder about this)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116331/windows/samsung-hints-at-a-new-life-for-windows-as-an-android-app.html

 

How to Use 7-Zip to Encrypt Files and Folders (look below the menu and these file could be stored in the cloud)

https://www.northeastern.edu/securenu/sensitive-information-2/how-to-use-7-zip-to-encrypt-files-and-folders/

 

Tips and Myths About Extending Smartphone Battery Life

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/technology/personaltech/tips-and-myths-about-extending-smartphone-battery-life.html?_r=0

 

How to clear font corruption in OS X with these Terminal commands

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-clear-font-corruption-in-os-x-with-these-terminal-commands/

 

Why Social Media Sites Are The New Cyber Weapons Of Choice (start with all the personal info we voluntarily put out there with out thought of security)

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/why-social-media-sites-are-the-new-cyber-weapons-of-choice/a/d-id/1326802?

 

Manage Edge browser Favorites with EdgeManage for Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-edge-favorites-edgemanage

 

UW, Microsoft claim big breakthrough with data storage using DNA

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/microsoft/uw-microsoft-claim-big-breakthrough-with-data-storage-using-dna/

 

Finally, someone is teaching online safety to Kids:
‘They call it bunny hunting’

 

How to repair Windows' master boot record and fix your bricked PC

Note also that when third-party system imaging programs like Acronis or Macrium Reflect create a Windows Image Backup, they also back up the MBR or GPT data. Booting into the WinPE Rescue Media environment (requires making and booting from their bootable USB drive) will show options which can repair the MBR or GPT boot informatio

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3113585/windows/how-to-repair-windows-master-boot-record-and-fix-your-bricked-pc.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TechConnect%20Daily%202016-09-07&utm_term=techconnect_daily

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(I'm starting off here with a piece of information some of you maybe interested in.  I have lots of computers as a tech, for learning and getting something cheaper than buying brand new (other peoples junk can be my gold).  Anyway, one of these machines within two weeks of the official Microsoft release of the Anniversary Upgrade, version 1607 (prior version is 1511).  Within the major version number are the build numbers (each patch increases the build number).  The original build number was 14393.67.  I think this build went in some what slower then the prior three upgrade versions.  This got followed with an update patch, build no. 14393.85 and the configuration was extremely slow.  Now I have another update patch, build no. 14393.105 and it to has a very slow configuration of the updates.  I am a MS Insider with two machines with the beta updates for the new upgrade call Redstone 2 next spring.  With all my experience, I can't remember any of these updates going this slow.  Question is what are they doing that causes every change to take so much time?)

 

(Also, I'm not certain how many know about the MS feedback channels in Windows 10 (should have been there all the way back to 95).  Anyway, click the start button and under All Apps, click one of the alpha characters and select W.  There you will find the Windows OS Feedback channel.  Click on it and the first thing to do is put your problem, question or suggestion in the search bar and see if it has already been posted.  If it is, read past posts and if you don't see what your looking for, add your post with clarity and detail for others to know what your talking about.  Remember this search value so in the near future you can see what posts others have made related to your post.  Of course, if you don't find your topic already out there, add it with good clarity and details and again, keep your topic to check back for other related posts.

 

Similarly, there is feedback within the options of the Edge browser for topics/issues related only to Edge.  Give these a whirl and both learn and contribute to making the product better in time.  Opportunities like this don't come often and you should take advantage of this before it gets withdrawn.)

 

[Repeat] Designing with LibreOffice (a PDF book, don't print it as it is estimated to be 500 pages (20/21MB))

http://designingwithlibreoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/DWL_fullbook.pdf

 

OpenOffice coders debate retiring the free, open-source productivity suite (parent program of LibreOffice)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3116445/open-source-tools/openoffice-coders-debate-retiring-the-project.html

 

HP Elite x3 could be used in the future as a portable medical lab (perhaps this is the begin of a Star Trek Medical Tricorder)

http://www.windowscentral.com/hp-elite-x3-could-be-used-future-portable-medical-diagnostics-lab

 

How to use multitasking in Android Nougat

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3112168/android/how-to-use-multitasking-in-android-nougat.html

 

University of Cambridge project hack sees 1,500 passwords plundered

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2462712/cambridge-university-hack-sees-1-500-passwords-plundered

 

Beware! Fantom Ransomware disguises itself as a Windows Update

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/fantom-ransomware-windows-update-85879/

 

Cheaper phones, brighter TVs rule IFA tech show

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2016/09/04/cheaper-phones-brighter-tvs-rule-ifa-tech-show/89864880/

 

Acer's Revo Base will pack a lot of hardware inside a tiny Windows 10 PC

http://www.windowscentral.com/acers-revo-base-will-pack-lot-hardware-inside-tiny-windows-10-pc

 

Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116135/sophos-false-positive-detection-ruins-weekend-for-some-windows-users.html

 

HTML5 Ads Aren't That Safe Compared to Flash, Experts Say

http://news.softpedia.com/news/html5-ads-aren-t-that-safe-compared-to-flash-study-reveals-505597.shtml

 

SearchMyFiles helps you search for files & folders faster on Windows PC

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/searchmyfiles-search-files-folders-faster

 

Experts: Symantec Security Flaw Is 'as Bad as it Gets' (gave up long ago on Norton/Symantec)

http://www.pcmag.com/news/345729/experts-symantec-security-flaw-is-as-bad-as-it-gets?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

 

Best email apps for Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-email-apps-windows-10

 

Acer's new Chromebook is designed to welcome Android apps

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3114261/acers-new-chromebook-is-designed-to-welcome-android-apps.html

 

Build a Physical Password Vault That Stores Your Passwords

https://lifehacker.com/build-a-physical-password-vault-that-stores-your-passwo-1786057127

 

AltPlusTab lets you customize Alt+Tab menu in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/altplustab-customize-alt-tab-menu

 

3D-printing: German engineers create injectable micro-camera

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-28/3d-printed-injectable-micro-camera/7548966

 

Best G-Sync monitors to improve your gaming experience

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-g-sync-monitors-improve-your-gaming

 

Hands-on: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds 10x optical zoom to your Moto Z

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3114205/android/hands-on-the-hasselblad-true-zoom-adds-10x-optical-zoom-to-your-moto-z.html

 

Biometric Authentication: The Future Is Now (I don't believe in biometrics.  Finger prints are everywhere, I have two medical places requesting/requiring a photo on file to prevent fraudulent use of your account by others which lends itself to facial recognition software, not sure about retina scan for sure, but all this is kept in databases.  These are the same databases being breached all the time and will give serious personal data on you besides with has already stolen and currently the legal cost to clear your name is very costly.  Add in stolen biometric data to further prove the criminals are you, and your legal costs really go up.  Increasing the likelihood of you never clearing your name or escaping the debit collectors.)

http://resources.infoworld.com/ccd/assets/117644/detail?token=%23tk.IFWNLE_nlt_infoworld_mobile_rpt_2016-09-05&idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Mobile%20Tech%20Report%202016-09-05&utm_term=infoworld_mobile_rpt#tk.IFW_nlt_infoworld_mobile_rpt_2016-09-05

 

Remove 3D Print with 3D Builder item from Windows 10 Context Menu (I'm curious what percentage of Windows 10 users use any of this 3D software)

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-3d-print-with-3d-builder-context-menu-item

 

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (this is in all computers of the last three years and what it is)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface

 

Leaked specs detail upcoming entry-level NVIDIA GTX 1050

http://www.windowscentral.com/leaked-specs-detail-upcoming-entry-level-nvidia-gtx-1050

 

Apple's new 2TB iCloud storage tier will give your iPhone tons of space

http://www.macworld.com/article/3114170/ios/apples-new-2tb-icloud-storage-tier-will-give-your-iphone-tons-of-space.html

 

The Apple engineer who moved Mac to Intel applied to work at the Genius Bar in an Apple store and was rejected (having had a career in IT, its a young persons job according to employers and the think older works do or will want to much and insurance by them on the older person will be too expensive)

http://www.businessinsider.com/jk-scheinberg-apple-engineer-rejected-job-apple-store-genius-bar-2016-9

 

Free Screen Capture Software For Windows 10/8/7

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-screen-capture-software-windows

 

IRS kills e-filing PINs prematurely due to cyberattacks

https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/25/irs-kills-e-filing-pins/

 

Microsoft has no Xbox answer to PlayStation VR's immediate threat

http://www.windowscentral.com/where-is-xbox-answer-to-playstation-vr

 

Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked

http://www.macworld.com/article/3114213/security/dropbox-changed-passwords-after-68m-accounts-were-compromised.html

 

23 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/328592/23-google-maps-tricks-you-need-to-try

 

Snipping Tool in Windows 10/8/7: Tips & Tricks to capture screenshots

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/snipping-tool-capture-screenshots-windows-8-tips

 

Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/06/23/hackers-targeting-healthcare-industry/

 

How to use Cortana Settings on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-cortanas-settings-windows-10

 

Get FREE threat intelligence on hackers and exploits with the Recorded Future Cyber Daily

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/09/recorded-future-feed-sponsor-29/

 

Finding an ATM Skimmer in Vienna (in a global economy, it won't be long before something like this will be here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll4f0Wim4pM&feature=player_embedded

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(Tip: for the new people seeing these postings, some have reader comments after the article and much can be gleened from these comments)

 

5 Things You Should Never Buy at the Apple Store

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/things-never-buy-apple-store.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-attack-can-steal-your-username-password-and-other-logins/?ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=97776477

 

Hands on: Lenovo Yoga Book review

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/lenovo-yoga-book-1327416/review

 

Google cloud allows customer-generated encryption

https://thestack.com/cloud/2016/08/04/google-cloud-allows-customer-generated-encryption/

 

Home networking explained, part 4: Wi-Fi vs. internet

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/home-networking-explained-part-4-wi-fi-vs-internet/

 

FBI Says a Laptop That Held Clinton’s E-Mails Has Gone Missing

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-09-02/fbi-says-a-laptop-that-held-clinton-s-e-mails-has-gone-missing?cmpid=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo

 

Now even your BELT can be smart: Samsung backs gadget that can monitor your waistline - and your health

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3769581/Now-BELT-smart-Samsung-backs-gadget-monitor-waistline-health.html

 

How to Cast Your Windows or Android Display to a Windows 10 PC

http://www.howtogeek.com/269093/how-to-cast-your-windows-or-android-display-to-a-windows-10-pc/

 

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 product keys (warning: no one know when it sill stop, mostly new unsold units)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-free-upgrade-is-still-available-using-windows-7-and-8-product-keys/?ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=97776477

 

Top 10 Outlook 2016 tips

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/software/business-software/top-10-outlook-2016-tips-1327241

 

Chrome for Windows gets Material Design and big battery improvements

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/3/12781480/google-chrome-53-material-design-features

 

Vast majority of IoT devices unsecure, experts say (can be backdoor into you network and other computers)

http://www.itproportal.com/2016/06/02/vast-majority-of-iot-devices-unsecure-experts-say/

 

Woman brilliantly fools a phone scammer

http://www.cnet.com/news/woman-brilliantly-fools-a-phone-scammer/

 

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/this-company-has-built-a-profile-on-every-american-adult

 

Verizon + Yahoo = Trouble For Consumers?

http://askbobrankin.com/verizon_yahoo_trouble_for_consumers.html?awt_l=9BP8l&awt_m=JiHcS1g_peP6SL

 

Senate rejects FBI bid for warrantless access to internet browsing histories

http://www.zdnet.com/article/senate-rejects-fbi-bid-for-warrantless-access-to-internet-browsing-histories/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=97776477

 

Snipaste is a powerful, free, feature-rich tool to capture Screenshots on Windows PC

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/snipaste-capture-screenshots-windows

 

Phishing and data theft await users due to target="_blank" vulnerability

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/09/phishing-data-theft-await-users-target_blank-vulnerability/

 

93% of phishing emails are now ransomware

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3077434/security/93-of-phishing-emails-are-now-ransomware.html

 

Get Windows patched, gingerly

https://www.askwoody.com/2016/ms-defcon-3-get-windows-patched-gingerly/

 

Why It’s Time to Take Google’s PC Operating System Seriously - Chrome OS, long derided as an also-ran, has quietly snuck up on Windows and Mac

(my postings are made on a Chromebook going back to the first, most of what we do in via the Internet, not installed programs, even Office type apps)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-its-time-to-take-googles-pc-operating-system-seriously-1465185662?mod=djemCIO_h

 

Asus may be planning Microsoft HoloLens competitor in its VR push

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3114610/asus-may-be-planning-microsoft-hololens-competitor-in-its-vr-push.html

 

Fujitsu now making DRAM killer with 1,000x performance boost

http://www.itworld.com/article/3113822/data-storage/fujitsu-touts-dram-killer-with-1000x-performance-boost.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-31&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-31&utm_term=itworld_today

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update causing crashes and system freezes

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2466959/windows-10-anniversary-update-causing-crashing-system-freezes-general-unpleasantness-say-users

 

Is Time Running Out for OpenOffice?

http://in.pcmag.com/office-suites/107412/news/is-time-running-out-for-openoffice

 

Vulnerability Spotlight: PDFium Vulnerability in Google Chrome Web Browser

http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/06/pdfium.html

 

Office Lens for Windows 10 now available for PC, Mobile and even HoloLens (its and free app like OneNote and on phone or tablet gives you a portable scanner for coping of printed material anytime or anywhere.  Looks interesting to me.  Android and Windows phone and iphone now or future)

http://www.windowscentral.com/office-lens-windows-10-now-available-pc-mobile-and-even-hololens

 

List of rogue security software

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rogue_security_software

 

Brand new malware discovered in Android apps on the Google Play store

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/brand-malware-discovered-android-apps-google-play-store-230017404.html

 

Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

http://www.itworld.com/article/3113110/data-storage/laptops-are-about-to-get-a-whole-lot-faster.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-31&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-31&utm_term=itworld_today

 

'Secure' next-gen cash machines can be milked of $50k in 15 minutes

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2467081/secure-next-gen-cash-machines-can-be-milked-of-usd50k-in-15-minutes

 

Scam Alert: Avoiding A Computer Ransom

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnwasik/2016/09/04/scam-alert-avoiding-a-computer-ransom/#41e9dfb33334

 

Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/

 

Microsoft's computer vision technology may be in your next 'smart' refrigerator

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-computer-vision-technology-may-be-your-next-smart-refrigerator

 

New Device Sold on the Dark Web Can Clone Up to 15 Contactless Cards per Second

http://news.softpedia.com/news/new-device-sold-on-the-dark-web-can-clone-up-to-15-contactless-cards-per-second-505200.shtml

 

New 'rules' make passwords easy to remember and more secure

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/03/new-rules-make-passwords-easy-to-remember-and-more-secure.html

 

White House fears U.S. taxpayers will pay for Apple tax bill

http://www.itworld.com/article/3114113/technology-law-regulation/white-house-fears-us-taxpayers-will-pay-for-apple-tax-bill.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-31&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-31&utm_term=itworld_today

 

Windows 10 still free, even the Anniversary Update, if you're crass

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/01/windows_10_anniversary_update_still_free/

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China Fakes 488 Million Social Media Posts a Year: Study

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-19/china-seen-faking-488-million-internet-posts-to-divert-criticism

 

The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years

https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/19/the-average-age-for-a-child-getting-their-first-smartphone-is-now-10-3-years/

 

First Click: Do you trust Google to always be listening inside your Home?

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/20/11719122/Google-home-trust-poll

 

Microsoft Services Agreement (you might want to read this as supposedly if you sue for damages, you can only get $10.00 Limitation of Liability section)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/upcoming.aspx

 

IBM's Watson looks for a role in the home (another AI voice to hear from)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3115854/ibms-watson-looks-for-a-role-in-the-home.html

 

Use a Raspberry Pi to Keep Track of Who's Home or in the Office

https://lifehacker.com/use-a-raspberry-pi-to-keep-track-of-whos-home-or-in-the-1786058412

 

9 Ways You’re Accidentally Damaging Your Smartphone

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/ways-accidentally-damaging-smartphone.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Looking for big iPhone changes? Wait till next year

http://www.cnet.com/news/looking-for-big-iphone-changes-wait-til-next-year-apple-iphone-7-event-september-7/

 

Laptops With Longest Battery Life

http://askbobrankin.com/laptops_with_longest_battery_life.html

 

Acer launches new laptop families with the ridiculously thin Swift 7

http://www.windowscentral.com/acer-launches-new-laptop-families-swift-7

 

LG's smart fridge has Windows 10 on a transparent display

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116127/lgs-smart-fridge-has-windows-10-on-a-transparent-display.html

 

How to get the most out of Windows 10 Anniversary Update

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-windows-10-anniversary-update-1327748

 

Don’t want to stick with your ISP’s cable modem? Here are your options (this doesn't work if you use the carriers phone service)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/don-t-want-stick-isp-131543012.html

 

Home networking explained, part 4: Wi-Fi vs. internet

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/home-networking-explained-part-4-wi-fi-vs-internet/

 

Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels (never heard this one before)

https://motherboard.vice.com/read/hackers-could-break-into-your-monitor-to-spy-on-you-and-manipulate-your-pixels

Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels (never heard this one before)

The article cited is vague about what is going on here. PC World is more specific:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3104978/this-pc-monitor-hack-can-manipulate-pixels-for-malicious-effect.html

"The exploit requires gaining access to the monitor itself..."

Not very impressive. I know quite a few theoretical Linux hacks which also require physical access to the device. This hack cannot be sent over the internet via a web site or an ad.  

No one has demonstrated any ability to actually change PC files using this hack. It would be slow, and only effective in industral controls settings, where displays are normally relatively static. Only the display is affected -- the PC and its software are not vulnerable by this route. 

As with any firmware, there should be security to at least require all firmware updates to be digitally signed. Apparently, many monitor manufacturers still haven't gotten the memo. It isn't clear whether this hack also applies to motherboards or GPUs (built-in or on cards). 

 

How to connect your wireless printer in Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-your-wireless-printer-windows-10

 

Sam Labs shows off a new educational electronics kit -- with no wires (think of the kids for the upcoming holiday season)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116184/sam-labs-shows-off-a-new-educational-electronics-kit-with-no-wires.html

 

Network Reset: Reinstall Network adapters, Reset Networking Components to default

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-network-reset

 

Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision

http://www.itworld.com/article/3113690/intels-new-kaby-lake-chips-for-pc-heres-the-companys-vision.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-30&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-30&utm_term=itworld_today

 

16 Chromecast tips and tricks

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/chromecast-tips-and-tricks/

 

If you're at the Rio Olympics, you've probably already been hacked

http://www.dailydot.com/debug/rio-olympics-fake-apps-wifi/

 

How to use Cortana search on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-cortana-search-windows-10

 

Here come 'Awareness of Things' gadgets

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116085/internet-of-things/here-come-awareness-of-things-gadgets.html

 

How to export OneNote files, notes, notebooks to different formats

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/export-onenote-files-different-formats

 

Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

http://www.itworld.com/article/3113110/data-storage/laptops-are-about-to-get-a-whole-lot-faster.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-30&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-30&utm_term=itworld_today

 

iPhone users: Avoid battery apps. They aren’t useful

http://www.macworld.com/article/3113073/iphone-ipad/iphone-users-avoid-battery-apps-they-arent-useful.html

 

RADIO HACK STEALS KEYSTROKES FROM MILLIONS OF WIRELESS KEYBOARDS

https://www.wired.com/2016/07/radio-hack-steals-keystrokes-millions-wireless-keyboards/

RADIO HACK STEALS KEYSTROKES FROM MILLIONS OF WIRELESS KEYBOARDS

This is why I ordered a Bluetooth 4.1 keyboard and mouse for my NUC instead of a Wireless (WiFi) model. The price is normally twice to three times as high, but security is much better. Mine is a Microsoft Designer series model. 

I got it at a huge discount from the Amazon Marketplace, but had a miserable experience with the seller. Amazon gave me a $30.00 credit for my troubles after I filed a series of reports about the seller.

 

AI, VR, messaging, and wearables: Everything you need to know from Google I/O 2016

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ai-vr-messaging-and-wearables-everything-you-need-to-know-from-google-io-2016/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=97776477

 

Samsung announces exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 after defective batteries halt sales

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3114766/android/samsung-halts-galaxy-note-7-shipments-after-reports-of-exploding-devices.html

 

Microsoft promises better protection with Advanced Threat Analytics 1.7

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-advanced-threat-analytics-85872/

 

Sophisticated malware possibly tied to recent ATM heists in Thailand

http://www.itworld.com/article/3113151/sophisticated-malware-possibly-tied-to-recent-atm-heists-in-thailand.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-29&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-29&utm_term=itworld_today

 

A mysterious stranger appears in Mail’s To field

http://www.macworld.com/article/3113076/software-productivity/a-mysterious-stranger-appears-in-mail-s-to-field.html

 

Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/researchers-crack-open-unusually-advanced-malware-that-hid-for-5-years/

 

How to test drive the free OnlyOffice Community Edition server

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-test-drive-the-free-onlyoffice-community-edition-server/

 

A series of tubes: What's next for home automation

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116048/a-series-of-tubes-whats-next-for-home-automation.html

 

FLocker Mobile Ransomware Crosses to Smart TV

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/flocker-ransomware-crosses-smart-tv/

 

Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for iOS

http://www.macrumors.com/guide/safari-privacy-ios/

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A man is selling Hackintoshes for $329, and he really hopes Apple won’t mind ( this is an old idea.  You personally can create one with a Windows PC minus Windows OS and you install a version of Mac OS.  However, you also have to know the changes that have to be made to the Mac OS to make it run since it looks for specific hardware features not on our Windows PC's.  Others in the past have tried to sell these units, but Apple jumped down their throats.  I really expect the same here. )

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/man-selling-hackintoshes-329-really-190605583.html

 

Feds Spend $499,571 to ‘Combat Online Trolling’ (this likely does not include cost of prosecution or incarceration)

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-spend-499571-combat-online-trolling/

 

How to use Cortana on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-cortana-windows-10

 

Create Mobile Hotspot; Change Hotspot Name & Password in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-mobile-hotspot-windows-10

 

Samsung announces exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 after defective batteries halt sales

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3114766/android/samsung-halts-galaxy-note-7-shipments-after-reports-of-exploding-devices.html

 

FairWare Hackers May Take Ransoms, Keep Stolen Files

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/FairWare-Hackers-May-Take-Ransoms-Keep-Stolen-Files-83865.html

 

Researchers Uncover Car Infotainment Vulnerability

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/researchers-uncover-car-infotainment-vulnerability/d/d-id/1326807?

 

How to customize the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Start menu using the "Pare It Down" technique

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-customize-the-windows-10-anniversary-update-start-menu-using-the-pare-it-down-technique/

 

How to Convert PDF Files and Images into Google Docs Documents

http://www.howtogeek.com/269776/how-to-convert-pdf-files-and-images-into-google-docs-documents/

 

Mozilla will give half of Firefox users a snappier browser

http://www.cnet.com/news/mozilla-giving-half-of-firefox-users-a-snappier-browser-with-electrolysis-project/

 

10 secret Office 365 features you need to know

http://www.windowscentral.com/secret-office-365-features-you-might-not-know-about

 

How to see and delete the Contacts you have shared with Facebook

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/see-delete-contacts-you-shared-with-facebook

 

Dell believes VR will be as important as gaming to PCs

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3116106/dell-believes-vr-will-be-as-important-as-gaming-to-pcs.html

 

Lightroom Masterclass: Dodge and burn

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/lightroom-masterclass-dodge-and-burn-1327716

 

‘Guccifer’ Gets 52-Month Jail Term

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/guccifer-gets-52-month-jail-term/d/d-id/1326809?

 

Small businesses are fleeing to cloud computing and mobile apps, says new study

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/small-businesses-are-fleeing-to-cloud-computing-and-mobile-apps-says-new-study/

 

How to Boost Performance on Your Older iPhone or iPad

http://www.howtogeek.com/269433/how-to-boost-performance-on-your-older-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Amazon's Alexa might become your personal Einstein

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazons-echo-might-become-your-personal-einstein/

 

How to connect and set up multiple monitors in Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-and-set-multiple-monitors-windows-10

 

Windows Trojan that fakes Chrome browser neutralized

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-trojan-that-fakes-chrome-browser-neutralized-85858/

 

EVGA GTX 1060 3GB review: A compelling $200 graphics card with a questionable future

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3114719/components-graphics/evga-gtx-1060-3gb-review-a-compelling-200-graphics-card-with-a-questionable-future.html

 

From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234881-from-this-point-forward-all-intel-and-amd-cpus-are-windows-10-only

 

Cisco's Talos Group Shuts Down Malvertising Campaign

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/ciscos-talos-group-shuts-down-malvertising-campaign/d/d-id/1326810?

 

Having Bluetooth connectivity problems? Try these quick fixes

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/having-bluetooth-connectivity-problems-try-these-quick-fixes/

 

How to Stop YouTube from Automatically Playing Videos on iOS, Android, and the Web

http://www.howtogeek.com/268904/how-to-stop-youtube-from-automatically-playing-videos-on-ios-android-and-the-web/

 

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/your-mac-shortcuts-masterlist/

 

How to connect and set up multiple monitors in Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-and-set-multiple-monitors-windows-10

 

Kaspersky NoRansom page lists Ransomware Decryption Tools (its not everything, but something beats a stick in the eye)

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/kaspersky-noransom-webpage-85851/

 

Amazon Now Has Its Own “Apple Store” — Includes Lots of Awesome Deals (just remember, like Apple, they expect to make money)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/56a204fa-0a7c-3df5-b677-135fb8bd30e1/ss_amazon-now-has-its-own-%E2%80%9Capple.html

 

Samsung just gave a big gift to Apple (but I am seeing other that think this could delay iPhone 7 for the same reason, we'll see)

http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-note-7-recall-is-good-news-for-next-iphone-2016-9

 

Apple Issues Patches To Fix ‘Trident’ Flaws In OS X El Capitan, Yosemite

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/apple-issues-patches-to-fix-trident-flaws-in-os-x-el-capitan-yosemite/d/d-id/1326814?

 

This data-stealing Trojan is the first to also infect you with ransomware

http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-data-stealing-trojan-malware-is-the-first-to-also-infect-you-with-ransomware/

 

How to Protect Your MacBook from Trident Attacks

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/protect-macbooks-macs-trident-attacks

 

How to get rid of ads on the Windows 10 lock screen

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-disable-ads-on-the-windows-10-lock-screen/

 

Here's a look at the LG Smart InstaView refrigerator with Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/lg-smart-instaview-refrigerator-windows

 

Rising security vulnerabilities make it imperative that you keep software updated

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/rising-security-vulnerabilities-make-imperative-keep-software-updated-85662/

 

How to have the Windows XP-style Quick Launch bar in Windows 10

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3114688/windows/how-to-have-the-windows-xp-style-quick-launch-bar-in-windows-10.html

 

A bunch of famous YouTubers are furious at YouTube right now — here's why

http://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-stars-advertiser-friendly-content-guidelines-2016-9

 

MedSec/Muddy Waters & The Future Of IoT Security - St. Jude vulnerability report could be test case for vulnerability disclosure.

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/medsec-muddy-waters-and-the-future-of-iot-security-/d/d-id/1326806?

 

Why do lithium batteries explode?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37255127

 

Best Labor Day Laptop Deals: $100 Off Dell XPS 13, 25% Off ThinkPads

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-deals

 

[FIXED!] Social Fixer is Back and Better

http://askbobrankin.com/fixed_social_fixer_is_back_and_better.html

 

Microsoft is purging a lot of low quality apps from the Windows Store

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-purging-lot-low-quality-apps-windows-store

 

Billionaires at war: 'Disappointed' Mark Zuckerberg hits out at SpaceX after Facebook's $200m satellite explodes but Elon Musk says the cause is 'unknown' as his fortune drops $390m in one day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3769427/Mark-Zuckerberg-deeply-disappointed-loss-95m-satellite-SpaceX-crash-says-Facebook-s-drones-place.html

 

Blame Microsoft -- not users -- for fragmented patching in Windows 7 and 8.1

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3115766/microsoft-windows/blame-microsoft-not-users-for-fragmented-patching-in-windows-7-and-81.html

 

Intel’s new naming trick makes fast and slow processors look the same

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/2/12754426/intel-core-m-processor-naming-change-confusing?yptr=yahoo

 

Upcoming Nexus Devices May Come With Pixel Nomenclature

http://in.pcmag.com/google-1/107372/news/upcoming-nexus-devices-may-come-with-pixel-nomenclature

 

Can you believe this - I just got this Saturday morning as part of an e-mail.  Who would have ever believed this?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/b/ref=pe_2048290_205974430_em_bn_3_im&node=1193862

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