HOW TO RECOVER PASSWORD USING SOFTWARE
How Google’s smartphones have evolved
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Top 10
The latest update to Microsoft's OS
adds new app capabilities, sharing features, and helpful tweaks.
Equifax Exec Departures Raise Questions
About Responsibility for Breach
Disclosed details suggest a failure by
the technology team but senior executives and the board are not
above responsibility as well, experts say.
Steam Not Opening? Here Are Some Fixes
Amazon slashes Echo Show price by $30
after sales drop due to YouTube removal
Amazon’s All-New Kindle Oasis: Bigger,
Waterproof, Less Expensive
Firefox Quantum: Comeback or Flameout?
How to unlock an iOS device when you've
forgotten your password or changed your account
What You Should Know About the ‘KRACK’
WiFi Security Weakness
Samsung Galaxy S8 User Guide: Tips,
Tricks and How-Tos
How to Enable Microsoft’s Precision
Touchpad Drivers on Your Laptop
Take control of Amazon Alexa
Windows Hello isn’t available on this
device; Fix Windows Hello problems
The Best VPN Services for 2017
iOS 11 problems: how to fix them
New ways to troubleshoot iOS 11 bugs
Will Google Home finally break out of
Amazon Echo’s shadow?
KRACK Wi-Fi Bug: What Apple, Google,
More Are Doing to Fix It (Microsoft has issued a patch and others
are to follow)
Vendors including Apple, Google, Intel
and Microsoft have already issued patches or are preparing to roll
them out to the public.
Public, Hybrid Cloud Security Fears
Most CISOs say encryption is the most
effective security tool for data in the public cloud, but only one
in six encrypt all data stored there.
How to Add and Update Table of Contents
in Google Docs
Face ID could come to the iPad Pro next
Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next
Yes, There *IS* an Echo in Here
How to stop your Mac from
auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Everything you need to know about FM
radio on your phone
CNET’s Maggie Reardon helps readers
with the ins and outs of accessing free radio from a mobile phone
-- a potentially key ability in emergency situations.
How to Install Kodi
How to Automatically Enable Do Not
Disturb on Your iPhone While Driving
Set up your home Wi-Fi network with
How to disable Chrome’s built-in PDF
5 great portable SSDs with USB-C
HP Spectre x2 review
A more dignified Surface Pro competitor
Who are you? Google Cloud releases
custom identity roles Beta
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-Inch)
OurMine Claims Vevo Hack, Releases
3.12TB of Data
Group known for claiming responsibility
for hacking Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account and the WikiLeaks'
DNS attack says it's behind the Vevo breach.
5 of the Best Home Improvement and DIY
Apps for Android
Google's new browser experiment lets
you learn about basic AI
“Is It Possible” is the Wrong Question
Former policewoman who stalked married
man is jailed for 11 months
“It has been an absolute nightmare…”
Apple File System FAQ: How APFS works
with older Macs, encryption, external drives, and other questions
No, Apple doesn't slow down old iPhones
to force you to buy a new one
Benchmarking firm Futuremark recently
tested whether or not older iPhones got slower as new models were
released. The answer they found was a resounding 'no.'
How to Run Android Apps on a PC Using
How To Adjust Mouse Settings in Windows
Update! Microsoft silently fixes
Windows’ major problems
How to access and use Microsoft Edge
about:flags page on Windows 10
Is Microsoft close to quitting Surface
This powerful editing suite will help
you create stunning videos, and it's free for home users
Roku unveils new line of streaming
devices following IPO
12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats
The end-to-end encryption app might be
more vital with every day.
New 4G, 5G Network Flaw 'Worrisome'
Weaknesses in the voice and data
convergence technology can be exploited to allow cybercriminals to
launch DoS attacks and hijack mobile data.
How to Protect Yourself When a Popular
Software Is Hacked
Google has reportedly found
Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, and search
Enable Two-Factor Authentication in
Your LastPass password vault is full of
exceptionally important data. Add additional security with
Can you trust that “Sign in to iTunes
Store” dialog on your iPhone?
macOS High Sierra: Startup SSD volume
must be APFS; other drives can wait
How to Fix: Touchpad Scroll Not Working
in Windows 7, 8 and 10
5 Ways to Speed Up Your Android Phone
in Under 5 Minutes
How to Use Android’s Built-In Tethering
When Your Carrier Blocks It
If you have this security software,
remove it RIGHT NOW
Use shared USB over network remotely
with USB Redirector Client
Microsoft's Panos Panay calls
predictions of ending Surface hardware 'tabloid rumor'
Windows 10 review
Fall Creators Update is the most
exciting Windows upgrade yet
Google Chrome is about to warn you even
more about insecure sites
EMAIL ENCRYPTION, FILTERS, AND WEB
Comments by -- Bob Primak --
Difference Between the “Program Files (x86)” and “Program Files”
Folders in Windows?
I have to look
in both directories if I am not sure which version of say an
antivirus program saved its logging data from the most recent
update runs. Both Avira and Malwarebytes have lately been removing
update events from their user visible Reports in the programs'
interfaces. So I have to play hide and seek to find and copy the
update and events logs to a safe location before system cleaning
with CCleaner wipes them out. Then there's the whole Program Data
directory, which also has to be searched.
By the way,
using emulation to run 32-bit programs on 64-bit Windows dates
back to a security feature of Vista, called Patch Guard. This
restricted direct Windows kernel access to only 64-bit Microsoft
certified applications. A special security certificate was needed
to gain direct kernel access, and any drivers inserted into the
Windows kernel needed to be Microsoft signed. Otherwise, an
emulation layer was used and kernel level resources were copied
into this emulation layer.
I don't know
whether this practice is still used in Windows 8 or 10, but this
is why the WinSxS and SysWoW areas kept expanding on Vista-64
PC's. Every time a program which used the emulation layer was
updated or removed, WinSxS would expand. Windows does a better job
of cleaning up old WinSxS data now, but the issue still happens on
Networks Vulnerable to KRACK Attacks
vulnerability means all encrypted data is visible to an attacker
and they can inject malware on to any connected devices.
Windows patches are a mess, so many should defer installing them.
But that's when Windows was patched for the WPA2 security flaw.
iOS and MacOS either were already patched, or were not vulnerable
except in very limited circumstances. Ubuntu Linux was patched
this weekend. Android 6.0 is particularly vulnerable, but Android
7 and 8 should get patched in November. Phones are a special risk,
as they use public networks frequently. Attackers need physical
proximity to compromise a network, so most home networks will
probably not get compromised. IoT devices are the most
problematic, as they may or may not get patched. Routers should be
getting firmware updates over time. For devices which use web
browsers, the HTTPS Everywhere extension is a good way to mitigate
your risk. (SSL security will protect your data transmissions
separately from WPA2.) I use HTTPS Everywhere on Firefox and
Chrome. I don't use Internet Explorer or Edge for sensitive sites
How to Harden
Windows Defender to Increase Protection Levels in Windows 10
don't actually improve security. They mostly prevent users from
doing anything remotely risky. Which also means that advanced
users (like most who will be reading this) will not be able to do
things we know are safe, but Microsoft or some Cloud reputation
service, deem unsafe. This is why I disable the Windows Smart
Screen Filter on every install I do for myself. And why I am not
impressed with "enhanced" or "hardened" browsers or antivirus or
Whisply lets you
transfer files via Cloud Storage service using Encryption
This service is
closely partnered with Boxcryptor, which is a decent secure Cloud
storage service, also employing end to end encryption.
From My Own
AskWoody.com -- re. October 2017 Patch Tuesday and Blue Screen
the wrong updates to Windows Update servers (WSUS and SCCM) for
four hours on Tuesday. Those bad updates – actually, combination
of updates – caused many machines to throw blue screens. All of
the affected machines were on Update servers. And by now all of
those Update servers have been cleaned up. I hope."
still recommends not installing the October Windows Updates yet.
"KRACK is a
real, significant threat, but it isn’t something you have to fix
the WPA2 security vulnerability.)
security flaw puts millions of devices at risk
I just checked
my Ubuntu Linux for updates. Yep, it had this one today.
already has a fix for that severe WiFi security exploit
Google has an
Android patch coming within weeks.
And my Moto G4
never even got the June 2017 security update for Android 7.0.
Drone hits a
commercial plane for the first time in Canada
It was flying
illegally around a Québec City airport.
'negative emissions' power plant goes online
launches its first wireless gigabit project
antennas promise speedy 5G phone networks
Firefox now has
a separate web page which contains over 5,000 listings of Web
Extensions. Many but certainly not all of the Legacy Extensions
have been ported to Web Extensions. As of November, or when
Firefox 57 shows up on your device, you will no longer be able to
use Legacy Extensions. I would suggest starting with the filter
for the Most Users. Note that some Web Extensions do not work yet,
or no longer work. I have spotted at least a few which are
actually Legacy Extensions when installed.
(or skip through
to any page -- there are over a hundred pages all told)
Comments by -- Joe Nowak
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