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Facebook wants to integrate Instagram and WhatsApp. The U.S. government may try to stop it.

Facebook has been the subject of an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the federal government’s main business regulator.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-wants-integrate-instagram-whatsapp-u-s-government-may-try-n1101146

 

The 1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD is down to a killer $150 today

Just keep on eye on your temps.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3489423/the-1tb-sabrent-rocket-pcie-40-ssd-is-down-to-a-killer-150-today.html

 

New Orleans shuts off computers after cyberattack, following two big incidents in Louisiana this year

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/new-orleans-reports-cyberattacks-after-other-attacks-in-louisiana.html

 

Suspected Cyberattack Hobbles New Orleans City Government

https://www.securityweek.com/suspected-cyberattack-hobbles-new-orleans-city-government

 

Will Microsoft stop updating its Security Essentials on Jan. 14? Are you sure?

A very poorly worded support document and a glimpse at the past have me wondering if Microsoft will, in fact, continue supporting its premier Win7 antivirus product after Win7 hits the skids next month.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3490396/will-microsoft-stop-updating-its-security-essentials-on-jan-14-are-you-sure.html

 

Can I Back Up Files to a Separate Partition on the Same Hard Disk?

It's tempting to back up to a separate partition, because it's somewhat like another disk. The problem is, it's not. You could be risking your data.

https://askleo.com/back-up-files-to-a-separate-partition/

 

752,000 US birth certificate applications were exposed online

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-09-752-000-us-birth-certificate-applications-exposed-online.html

 

iOS 13.3 has been released with fixes for multitasking, communications limits in Screen Time, and more

Apple’s still got iOS 13 updates up its sleeve, though this one doesn't have as many features as iOS 13.2.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452001/ios-133-features-release-date-beta-how-to-install.html

 

Critical: Font Bug Affects All Versions of Windows

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10672/critical-font-bug-affects-all-versions-windows

 

Cyberthief Allegedly Used Ill-Gotten Gains to Buy Royalty Rights to Rap Songs

https://gizmodo.com/cyberthief-allegedly-used-ill-gotten-gains-to-buy-royal-1840417122

 

Waco water bill attack just the latest in a wave of Click2Gov breaches

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/waco-water-bill-attack-click2gov-breaches/#new_tab

 

The Xbox Series X is basically a PC

And that’s why you’ll want one

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/13/21020149/xbox-series-x-pc-specs-analysis

 

Ring hackers demand $350,000 in Bitcoin from Texas couple, but something so simple ruined their plot

https://bgr.com/2019/12/12/ring-hackers-texas-bitcoin-privacy-security/

 

Researchers at Anomali describe a phishing campaign apparently intended to harvest credentials from some twenty-two government agencies and government contractors in several countries around the world. US targets have received the most attention, but Australia, China, Japan, Mexico, Peru,

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_13.html

 

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X

It looks like a mini tower PC and Microsoft says it's 'our fastest, most powerful console ever.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372518/microsoft-reveals-xbox-series-x

 

Free check to see if your router has been hacked by criminals

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/test-your-router/312613/

 

AT&T’s 5G network launches for consumers in 10 markets, but don’t buy a new 5G phone yet

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/att-5g-network-launches-in-10-markets-but-dont-buy-a-5g-phone-yet.html

 

Microsoft Releases Integrated Threat Protection in Public Preview

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-releases-integrated-threat-protection-public-preview

 

How to secure your domain name services

Follow these steps to protect your websites at the server and workstation.

https://www.computerworld.com/video/99807/how-to-secure-your-domain-name-services

 

Do I Need to Make a New Rescue Disc Every Time My Backup Software Updates?

If you don’t have rescue media, you can use another machine to make it. You certainly don’t need to make one every time you back up or update the software.

https://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-make-a-new-rescue-disc-every-time-my-backup-software-updates/

 

You Can Now Listen to Real Simple Tips Daily on Your Alexa, Google Home, or Favorite Podcast Platform

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/now-listen-real-simple-tips-185951859.html

 

How to perform backups more complicated than Time Machine allows

You may want something different or more involved than the built-in macOS technology provides.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3488511/how-to-schedule-backups-more-complicated-than-time-machine-allows.html

 

House Passes Robocall Bill (Finally)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10671/house-passes-robocall-bill-finally

 

Motion Sensing Wifi Is a Limited But Fascinating Peek at the Future of the Smart Home

https://gizmodo.com/motion-sensing-wifi-is-a-limited-but-fascinating-peek-a-1840373473

 

1&1 Telecom GmbH hit by almost €10 million GDPR fine over poor security at call centre

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/web-hosting-firm-11-hit-by-almost-e10-million-gdpr-fine-over-poor-security-at-call-centre-21911.html#new_tab

 

Woolnut’s latest MacBook Pro leather Folio offers more protection via zip

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/12/macbook-pro-leather-folio/#more-623525

 

AT&T is losing tons of customers, so of course it’s raising its prices again

https://bgr.com/2019/12/11/att-raising-directv-prices-again-starting-january-19/

 

Recorded Future updates its reporting on Russian threat groups' hijacking of Iranian cyberattack tools and infrastructure. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_12.html

 

2019: The Year Ransomware Feasted on the US Public Sector

'Given that ransomware attacks against governments, healthcare providers and educational institutions have indeed been proven to work, these sectors are likely to continue to be heavily targeted in 2020,' the security firm Emsisoft adds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372533/ransomware-victimized-dozens-of-us-cities-and-schools-in-201

 

Watch out for these new email tax scams

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/cybercriminals-trick-taxpayers-with-fake-irs-websites/591017/

 

Apple’s new iPhone software is supposed to limit who your kid talks to, but a bug lets them get around it

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/12/apple-iphone-parental-controls-bug-in-ios-13-lets-kids-text-anyone.html

 

Credential Harvesting Campaign Targets Government Procurement Services

https://www.securityweek.com/credential-harvesting-campaign-targets-government-procurement-services

 

Just a few more updates for 2019 makes for a light December Patch Tuesday

There is an urgent update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and three critical updates to the Windows platform that will require some attention this month. In addition, we have cumulative updates for the .NET and SQL server platforms that will require some testing before general deployment.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3489996/just-a-few-more-updates-for-2019-makes-for-a-light-december-patch-tuesday.html

 

How Do I Transfer My System to a Replacement Drive?

Transferring to a replacement drive needn't be difficult. In fact, prepping for a transfer is a side effect of backing up regularly.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_transfer_my_system_to_a_replacement_drive/

 

One of the top Apple analysts predicts next year's 5G iPhones won't be much more expensive than current models

https://www.yahoo.com/news/one-top-apple-analysts-predicts-202230709.html

 

How to delete autosaved file versions in macOS

Many apps automatically retain older versions for a period of time.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3488820/how-to-delete-autosaved-file-versions-in-macos.html

 

The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/the-great-50m-african-ip-address-heist/

 

The Future of the Face Computer

https://gizmodo.com/the-future-of-the-face-computer-1840153270

 

49% of workers, when forced to update their password, reuse the same one with just a minor change

https://www.grahamcluley.com/49-of-workers-when-forced-to-update-their-password-reuse-the-same-one-with-just-a-minor-change/

 

Plenty of Linux Power Is Built Into Linux Lite 4.6

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Plenty-of-Linux-Power-Is-Built-Into-Linux-Lite-46-86412.html

 

Amazon sale slashes the upgraded wireless camera that lets your smartphone see anywhere to $40

https://bgr.com/2019/12/11/wireless-borescope-camera-amazon-sale-missing-from-black-friday/

 

If you didn't ask for it don't install it.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2019-12-12.html

 

AT&T Launches Low-Band 5G: Don't Buy It Until It's Tested

AT&T just launched wide-ranging 5G in ten cities, but it may offer no advantage over 4G for now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372521/at-t-launches-low-band-5g-dont-buy-it-until-its-tested

 

Cybersecurity 101: What you need to know to stay safe online

Have you ever had the “talk?” You know the one, where you discuss staying safe and protecting yourself on the internet?

https://www.komando.com/privacy/cybersecurity-101-what-you-need-to-know-to-stay-safe-online/591590/

 

Facebook falls on report of possible FTC injunction

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/12/facebook-falls-on-report-ftc-weighing-injunction-over-antitrust-concerns.html

 

WhatsApp Will Take Legal Action Against Automated or Bulk Messaging

https://www.securityweek.com/whatsapp-will-take-legal-action-against-automated-or-bulk-messaging

 

Microsoft begins Windows 10's 1809-to-1909 compulsory upgrade

This marks the second time Microsoft has taken the upgrade reins since changing its servicing model and means some users may be upgraded after running 1809 less than a year.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3489343/microsoft-begins-windows-10s-1809-to-1909-compulsory-upgrade.html

 

Are Deleted Files also Deleted from Backups?

Old backups typically have all of the files that were on your machine at the time the backup was taken -- and that's what you want.

https://askleo.com/are-deleted-files-also-deleted-from-backups/

 

Google's Waze app launches ‘Snow Warning’ tool that warns users about ice, unplowed roads

https://www.yahoo.com/news/googles-waze-app-launches-snow-190807100.html

 

How to send large attachments with Mail Drop and other services

You must use your iCloud account and Apple’s Mail app together for Mail Drop, but it’s not the only way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3454118/how-to-send-large-attachments-with-mail-drop-and-other-services.html

 

Patch Tuesday, December 2019 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/patch-tuesday-december-2019-edition/

 

Google Chrome Will Now Alert You to Phishing Scams in Real Time

https://gizmodo.com/google-chrome-will-now-alert-you-to-phishing-scams-in-r-1840349281

 

When Satire Goes Wrong

Featured on Snopes today: Dem candidate Marianne Williamson mistakes satire for fact; Will Smith and son Jaden become victims of an internet death hoax.

https://www.snopes.com/collections/debunker-12-09-2019/

 

What to Do When You're Locked Out of Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-youre-locked-out-of-your-iphone-1840388582

 

Chrome will now let you know if your password has been stolen

https://bgr.com/2019/12/10/google-chrome-passwords-stolen-login-notification/

 

Iranian officials say they stopped “a very big” cyberattack, US News reports, but Tehran didn’t call out the nation responsible, or say what attack they were referring to. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_11.html

 

The World Relies on China's Surveillance Technology

China supplies AI surveillance to most of the world, positioning the country to have control over the growing $60 billion industry.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372462/the-world-relies-on-chinas-surveillance-technology

 

Ring video doorbell owners must change this setting now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ring-video-doorbell-owners-must-change-this-setting-now/696534/

 

Hackers allegedly emptied brokerage accounts with a simple email scam — here’s how to protect yourself

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/11/how-to-protect-your-brokerage-account-from-email-scams.html

 

Apple -- and Chip Suppliers -- Are Benefiting as Wearables Sales Take Off

Wearables shipments are now growing at a sky-high rate, and a slew of companies are getting a lift from their exposure to the space.

https://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/technology/apple-and-chip-suppliers-are-benefiting-as-wearables-sales-take-off-15191668?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

What is Curl in Linux, How to use? You should check these methods

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503919

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Samuel L. Jackson has arrived on Alexa devices

His voice is rightly launching Alexa's Celebrity Voice Program.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/samuel-l-jackson-has-arrived-on-alexa-devices/

 

63% of organizations face security breaches due to hardware vulnerabilities

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/63-of-organizations-face-security-breaches-due-to-hardware-vulnerabilities/

 

Microsoft ends support for Office 2010: What you can do

Lots of options, and some are even free.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3481650/microsoft-ends-support-for-office-2010-october-13-2020-what-you-can-do.html

 

Spotify will recommend podcasts even if you’ve never listened before

Free users can get picks based on topics, not listening habits.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/spotify-podcast-recommendations-free-users/

 

How to Delete Apps on Samsung Smartphones

Uninstall unwanted apps and disable the ones you don't use

https://www.lifewire.com/delete-apps-on-samsung-smartphones-4773572

 

Xbox Series X, Microsoft's brand new game console, has a bold new design

In an interview with GameSpot, Microsoft discusses its plans for the next-generation video game console, coming 2020.

https://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-series-x-microsofts-brand-new-game-console-has-a-bold-new-design/

 

Make Reading Articles on the Web Less Distracting With This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/make-reading-articles-on-the-web-less-distracting-with-1839905830

 

How to See Startup Impact of Startup Apps in Windows 8 and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84383-see-startup-impact-apps-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

Gmail gets a new forward emails as attachment option

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/11/gmail-gets-a-new-forward-emails-as-attachment-option/

 

Fin7 behind DiBella’s data breach affecting 305,000 cards

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/fin7-behind-dibellas-data-breach-affecting-305000-cards/

 

Fix Firefox high CPU or Memory usage on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/firefox-high-cpu-or-memory-usage

 

How to Use Virtual Desk in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desk-chrome-os/

 

The Dangers of iPhone Spyware

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-dangers-of-iphone-spy-software-how-to-detect-it-ios/

 

Ultracopier

Move or copy your files and folders and transfer files from one location to another at high speed thanks to this handy application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Ultracopier.shtml

 

Google's latest Pixel update automatically silences unknown numbers in a push to end robocalls once and for all

https://www.yahoo.com/news/googles-latest-pixel-automatically-silences-190036001.html

 

Inexplicably, Samsung Says It Has Sold 1 Million Galaxy Folds

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/303364-inexplicably-samsung-says-it-has-sold-1-million-galaxy-folds

 

10 Quick Steps to Increase Mac Performance

https://www.howtogeek.com/448236/10-quick-steps-to-increase-mac-performance/

 

How to Make Your Own Open-Source Voice Assistant With Raspberry Pi

Want an open-source alternative to Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant? Download Mycroft onto Raspberry Pi for a privacy-focused voice assistant.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371687/how-to-make-your-own-open-source-voice-assistant-with-raspbe

 

4 clever ways smart tech can make your home safer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/automation-routines-for-safer-home/605045/

 

The 1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD is down to a killer $150 today

Just keep on eye on your temps.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489423/the-1tb-sabrent-rocket-pcie-40-ssd-is-down-to-a-killer-150-today.html

 

Twitter is bringing back candidate labels for the 2020 US elections

The company says it will also start verifying candidate accounts this week.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/twitter-election-labels-2020-us-elections/

 

How to Fix It When You're Not Receiving Texts on Android

Also, why you're getting delayed text messages

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-when-youre-not-receiving-texts-android-4773219

 

AMD RX 5500 XT arrives at $169 to battle the Nvidia GTX 1650 Super

The mainstream desktop GPU is hitting stores now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amd-rx-5500-xt-arrives-at-169-to-battle-the-nvidia-gtx-1650-super/

 

How to Check If You Have Access to Google's RCS Messaging

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-check-if-you-have-access-to-googles-rcs-messagin-1839891234

 

How to Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82029-get-windows-experience-index-wei-score-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Chrome 79 Stable released with security improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/11/google-chrome-79-stable-released-with-security-improvements/

 

Maze behind Pensacola ransomware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/maze-behind-pensacola-ransomware-attack/

 

How to Install Office Web apps as PWA on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-office-web-apps-on-windows-10

 

How to Use Android’s Split Screen Mode to MultiTask

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-android-split-screen-mode/

 

You Can Now Send Messages on Google Photos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/send-messages-on-google-photos/

 

IrfanView

With support for a long list of plugins, this minimalistic utility helps you view images, as well as edit and convert them using a built-in batch mode

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Viewers/IrfanView.shtml

 

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones in February

https://www.yahoo.com/news/whatsapp-to-stop-working-on-millions-of-phones-by-february-190819354.html

 

Hackers Openly Peddle Tools to Hack Ring Cameras

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303296-hackers-openly-peddle-tools-to-hack-ring-cameras

 

Use Google Sheet’s MODE Function to Find Frequently Occurring Values

https://www.howtogeek.com/447042/use-google-sheets-mode-function-to-find-frequently-occuring-values/

 

Facebook: Your Oculus VR Data Can Now Be Used for Ad Targeting

If you're an Oculus VR headset owner, don't be surprised if you end up encountering more Facebook ads encouraging you to play VR games. The company is now going to use Oculus activity to serve up targeted ads on connected Facebook accounts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372499/facebook-your-oculus-vr-data-will-be-used-for-ad-targeting

 

5 ways a VPN protects your privacy

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/5-expressvpn-tips/588206/

 

Amazon's 24-hour PC and tablet sale features an enticing hodgepodge of bargains

Amazon has a one-day sale on tech gear from displays to tablets and laptops from Acer, AOC, and HP.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489044/amazons-24-hour-pc-and-tablet-sale-features-an-enticing-hodgepodge-of-bargains.html

 

Facebook pledges $130 million for its content oversight board

An oversight board trust will manage things like payroll and tax compliance.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/facebook-content-oversight-board-investment-trust/

 

How to Fix It When the Windows 10 Screensaver Is Not Working

There are a few issues that can crop up with the Windows screensaver

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-non-working-screensaver-windows-10-4774009

 

Google adds warning in Messages for spam texts

The Android feature is now rolling out in the US.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-adds-warning-in-messages-for-spam-texts/

 

Check Your Android Right Now to See If Your Automatic Google Backup is Broken

https://lifehacker.com/check-your-android-right-now-to-see-if-your-automatic-g-1839892376

 

How to Turn On or Off Device Encryption in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145803-how-turn-off-device-encryption-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/11/windows-7-microsoft-security-essentials-support-ends-on-january-14-2020/

 

Apple fixes glitch that could lock users out of iPhones

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apple-fixes-glitch-that-could-lock-users-out-of-iphones/

 

What is a TCP and UDP Port? How to block or open them in Windows 10?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-a-tcp-and-udp-port-how-to-block-or-open-them-in-windows-10

 

What Do Those “Cookie Consent” Notices Actually Mean?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-do-those-cookie-consent-notices-actually-mean/

 

How to Set Wi-Fi Network Priority on Android and iPhone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-network-priority-android-iphone/

 

Supercopier

Compact piece of software that helps you copy, transfer or move files, resume or skip the current transfer, as well as view errors, apply filters and verify checksums

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/SuperCopier.shtml

 

How to break the spell of iPhone addiction

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/break-spell-iphone-addiction-173808056.html

 

Justice Department Antitrust Division Will Review Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/303286-justice-department-antitrust-division-will-review-googles-fitbit-acquisition

 

How to Restart Your Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/448556/how-to-restart-your-apple-watch/

 

YouTube Cracks Down on Videos With Veiled Threats, Insults

The video-sharing service introduced the new policy on Wednesday as YouTube began retroactively taking down videos flagged for violating the revised rules. As a result, the hashtag #youtubeisoverparty has been trending.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372496/youtube-cracks-down-on-videos-with-veiled-threats-insults

 

Laptop maintenance: 7 essential steps you need to do more often

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/7-monthly-laptop-maintenance-tasks/575895/

 

Google's Chrome 79 will warn you if your password has been stolen—or will be

Most of the new features are built-in.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489420/google-chrome-79-new-features.html

 

YouTube's AI docuseries with Robert Downey Jr arrives on December 18th

RDJ hosts a deep dive into the transformative tech.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/youtube-ai-docuseries-robert-downey-jr-december-18/

 

How to Fix It When the Windows 10 Calculator Is Not Working

Find the reasons why the calculator isn't functioning properly

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-non-working-windows-10-calculator-4773645

 

ACLU sues Homeland Security agencies over phone spying practices

The suit calls on two border-control and immigration agencies to reveal how they use a controversial gadget that poses as a cell tower to suck up data.

https://www.cnet.com/news/aclu-is-suing-ice-for-details-on-how-it-uses-phone-spying-devices/

 

Why Isn't My Android Phone Receiving Any Updates?

https://lifehacker.com/why-isnt-my-android-phone-receiving-any-updates-1839864463

 

How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/qtu3wwu

 

Share Clipboard content between desktop and mobile Chrome versions

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/10/share-clipboard-content-between-desktop-and-mobile-chrome-versions/

 

King slips legislation protecting grid from cyberattacks into 2020 Defense Authorization Bill

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/king-slips-legislation-protecting-grid-from-cyberattacks-into-2020-defense-authorization-bill/

 

How to format External Hard Drive or USB drive using Windows PowerShell

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/format-external-hard-drive-powershell

 

How to Manage Android Devices on a Windows PC with Your Phone App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-android-devices-windows-your-phone-app/

 

7 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your ISP’s Router

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-replace-isp-router/

 

Unbound

Resolve the DNS caches and make sure you no longer access malicious websites filled with ads and other threats when attempting to access the Internet

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/Unbound.shtml

 

The Bot Decade: How AI Took Over Our Lives in the 2010s

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bot-decade-ai-took-over-174500273.html

 

Report: Ring Cameras Leak Location Details in Neighbors App

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303214-report-ring-cameras-leak-location-details-in-neighbors-app

 

What is the Brave Browser, and How Does It Compare to Chrome?

https://www.howtogeek.com/449046/what-is-the-brave-browser-and-how-does-it-compare-to-chrome/

 

Smartphone Sales Hit a Slump as We Wait for 5G

But good news is on the horizon: 5G devices could bring smartphone sales back up to peak 2016 levels.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372463/smartphone-sales-hit-a-slump-as-we-wait-for-5g

 

Email vs. texting: Which better protects your privacy?

https://www.komando.com/privacy/email-vs-texting-which-better-protects-your-privacy/604970/

 

Surface Laptop 3: AMD vs Intel

https://www.pcworld.com/video/99727/surface-laptop-3-amd-vs-intel

 

How to hide content on-screen in Word, but still print it

You don't have to work hard to print content you can't see on-screen in Microsoft Word--simply reset this default option.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-hide-content-on-screen-in-word-but-still-print-it/

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Hackers can hijack your smart home tech using just a laser pointer

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-speakers-hacked-with-laser-pointers/611249/

 

4K HDMI cables: How to cut through the marketing lingo and figure out what you actually need

Before you buy a new cable to go with a 4K TV, consider what you’re using the TV for.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3330376/do-i-need-a-4k-hdmi-cable.html

 

Protecting your Intel CPU from Plundervolt attacks can ruin your overclock, maybe

The microcode update that Intel is sending motherboard providers in response to the new 'Plundervolt' may turn off the ability to adjust CPU voltages via software. Is undervolting or overclocking at risk?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489538/plundervolt-attack-against-intel-core-cpus-prompts-fix-that-disables-cpu-voltage-settings.html

 

WINDOWS 10 LIFECYCLE DETAILS

Learn when the lifecycle of each version of Windows 10 begins and when Microsoft stops supporting it.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-lifecycle/

 

Microsoft's 'Your Phone' app now lets anyone make and receive calls from their PC

Your Phone calling is now generally available to all.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-your-phone-app-now-lets-anyone-make-and-receive-calls-their-pc

 

Windows 10 Notepad on Microsoft Store is No Longer Supported

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-notepad-on-microsoft-store-is-no-longer-supported/

 

An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/10/ios-airdrop-lock-up-iphones/

 

The Best Kodi Add-ons [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-addons/

 

Microsoft Teams is now available for Linux

Users can download the native Linux packages for Microsoft Teams now

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-is-now-available-for-linux

 

Geekly Update - 11 December 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_11_december_2019.html

 

How to stop spam calls right now

Spam calls drive us all crazy. Here are four ways to stop robocalls and other unsolicited phone calls.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-stop-spam-calls-right-now/

 

Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

Our top picks offer a comfortable fit, good battery life, and great audio.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3241464/best-true-wireless-earbuds-airpods-alternatives.html

 

7 essential smart home security tips to keep hackers out

Use these simple tips and tricks to protect your privacy

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/smart-home-security-tips

 

Apple is now selling Brydge’s laptop-style iPad keyboards

10.2 and 10.5-inch models are available

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/11/21012102/apple-brydge-ipad-laptop-keyboards-available-price

 

PS5 isn’t even here, but there are already hints of a PS5 Pro

https://bgr.com/2019/12/09/ps5-pro-release-date-playstation-5-upgrade-already-planned/

 

Security 101: What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

A breakdown of the common ways criminals employ MitM techniques to snare victims, and tips for protecting users from these dirty tricks.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/security-101-what-is-a-man-in-the-middle-attack/b/d-id/1336570

 

T-Mobile 5G Secrets Revealed: Here's Where It Doesn't Work Well

T-Mobile's new "nationwide" 5G can double your 4G speeds...or not. We explain why and give you maps of where it works well.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372478/t-mobile-5g-secrets-revealed-heres-where-it-doesnt-work-w

 

5 best dashcam apps for iPhone and Android

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/5-best-dashcam-apps/606284/

 

7 free GIMP scripts and plug-ins for filters, brushes, textures and more

Collect 'em all!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3451376/7-free-gimp-scripts-and-plug-ins-for-filters-brushes-textures-and-more.html

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 DOWNLOAD WITH MEDIA CREATION TOOL

The Windows 10 November 2019 Update is out, and this is how you'll be able to get it manually using the Media Creation Tool.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1909-download-media-creation-tool/

 

Your Phone for Insiders now supports using your PC's pen as an input

The Your Phone app on Windows 10 now supports pen input for Insiders.

https://www.windowscentral.com/your-phone-insiders-now-supports-using-your-pcs-pen-input

 

Ubuntu Linux Gets Intel Microcode Update to Fix CPU Hangs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/linux/ubuntu-linux-gets-intel-microcode-update-to-fix-cpu-hangs/

 

‘Plundervolt’ attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/10/plundervolt-attack-breaches-chip-security-with-a-shock-to-the-system/

 

Does Linux Need to Be Defragged?

https://www.techjunkie.com/linux-defragged/

 

3D printing is making heart surgery on children safer

And helping to minimize the amount of operations any given child will need

https://www.techradar.com/news/3d-printing-is-making-heart-surgery-on-children-safer

 

Here's How to Clean Up Your Hard Drive

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_clean_up_your_hard_drive.html

 

How to use apps to draw on a computer with Chrome

If you want to draw in the Chrome browser on your Windows, macOS, or Chrome desktop or laptop, these apps are worth a try.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-apps-to-draw-on-a-computer-with-chrome/

 

iOS 13.3 has been released with fixes for multitasking, communications limits in Screen Time, and more

Apple’s still got iOS 13 updates up its sleeve, though this one doesn't have as many features as iOS 13.2.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452001/ios-133-features-release-date-beta-how-to-install.html

 

Blink's XT2 security camera can be hacked: What to do now

Lots of serious flaws, but an easy fix

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/blinks-xt2-security-camera-can-be-hacked-what-to-do-now

 

YouTube calls for ‘more clarity’ on the FTC’s child privacy rules

The FTC has yet to provide good COPPA guidance

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21011229/youtube-google-coppa-ftc-creators-videos-childrens-privacy-regulations

 

Waze just launched an awesome new feature that Google Maps should totally steal

https://bgr.com/2019/12/10/waze-live-map-unplowed-road-incident-reports-feature-for-winter/

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019

This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.

https://www.darkreading.com/microsoft-fixes-windows-zero-day-on-lightest-patch-tuesday-of-2019/d/d-id/1336573

 

Twitter Wants Social Media to Be More Like Email

Twitter's CEO is now funding a small team charged with decentralizing the social media service and making it run on an open standard. 'Team will have charge to choose whatever is best, be that what exists today or start from scratch,' Dorsey says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372488/twitter-wants-social-media-to-be-more-like-email

 

Microsoft has a new feature to protect your PC from malware

https://www.komando.com/downloads/free-feature-adds-extra-protection-to-windows-computers/604955/

 

AMD's massive Adrenalin 2020 Edition update streamlines Radeon Software

An overhauled interface is joined by new features like Radeon Boost and integer scaling for retro games.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489038/amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020-edition-update.html

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

Are you still running Windows 7? It's to upgrade to Windows 10. Here are the instructions that you'll need to keep files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/

 

Doom and Doom II to get locked 60 FPS on all platforms, free DLC

Doom and Doom II are about to get even better.

https://www.windowscentral.com/doom-and-doom-ii-get-locked-60-fps-consoles-free-dlc

 

New Iranian ZeroCleare Data Wiper Malware Used in Targeted Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-iranian-zerocleare-data-wiper-malware-used-in-targeted-attacks/

 

YouTube’s tougher harassment policy aims to address hate speech, veiled threats and repeat offenders

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/11/youtubes-tougher-harassment-policy-aims-to-address-hate-speech-veiled-threats-and-repeat-offenders/

 

Honey – A Quality Service To Save Money, or a Scam?

https://www.techjunkie.com/honey-chrome-extension-review/

 

Samsung Galaxy S11 and Galaxy Fold 2 launch date rumors backed up by new leak

Looking like February 18

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s11-and-galaxy-fold-2-release-date-rumors-point-to-late-date

 

Gripe Sites: Are They Noble or Nasty?

https://askbobrankin.com/gripe_sites_are_they_noble_or_nasty.html

 

Analysts find connection between North Korean military and crimeware organization TrickBot

Researchers with SentinelLabs say they have found one of "the first known links between cybercrime groups and nation-state actors."

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/analysts-find-connection-between-north-korean-military-and-crimeware-organization-trickbot/

 

2020 iPhone rumors: Surprise, surprise, bigger batteries may be on the way

Here's everything we think we know about next year's iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3403010/apple-2020-iphone-rumors-oled-5g-camera-processor-design.html

 

Your Ring Video Doorbell posts may reveal where you live

Hidden coordinates help pinpoint user locations

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/your-ring-video-doorbell-posts-may-reveal-where-you-live

 

Rewound is a new app that turns your iPhone into an iPod

The nostalgia for the iPod click wheel is real

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21010953/apple-iphone-ipod-app-rewound-app-store-features-music-player-apple-music

 

A top insider just leaked Samsung’s launch date for the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy Fold 2

https://bgr.com/2019/12/11/galaxy-s11-plus-leaks-announcement-date-rumored-for-mid-february/

 

Blink Cameras Found with Multiple Vulnerabilities

Researchers found three broad types of vulnerabilities, one of which should be particularly concerning to consumers.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/blink-cameras-found-with-multiple-vulnerabilities/d/d-id/1336571

 

Chrome Password and Phishing Protection Gets Much Stronger

All of your passwords will now automatically get checked against data breaches and phishing protection will be available for all your login credentials.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372480/chrome-password-and-phishing-protection-gets-much-stronger

 

Practical Tech Tip: Find out who really sent you an email

https://www.komando.com/reviews/who-sent-you-that-email/606266/

 

Google's Chrome 79 will warn you if your password has been stolen—or will be

Most of the new features are built-in.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489420/google-chrome-79-new-features.html

 

How to set up a VPN server on Windows 10

Do you need to create a VPN server? Here are the steps to set up a VPN server using the built-in Incoming Connection feature on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-vpn-server-windows-10/

 

Doom Slayers Collection hits retailers, grants rebate on Doom Eternal

Kill all demons.

https://www.windowscentral.com/doom-slayers-collection-hits-retailers-grants-rebate-doom-eternal

 

Microsoft's December 2019 Patch Tuesday Fixes Win32k Zero-day, 36 Flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-december-2019-patch-tuesday-fixes-win32k-zero-day-36-flaws/

 

MindAffect wants to let us control devices with our minds

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/11/mindaffect-wants-to-let-us-control-devices-with-our-minds/

 

How To Use Kodi on Your Roku Device

https://www.techjunkie.com/kodi-roku/

 

The best free PDF to Word converter 2019: make editing PDFs a breeze

Take the hassle out of editing PDFs

https://www.techradar.com/best/free-pdf-to-word

 

Hackers allegedly emptied brokerage accounts with a simple email scam — here’s how to protect yourseif

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/11/how-to-protect-your-brokerage-account-from-email-scams.html

 

How to use the pipe in Linux commands

Find out how to take your Linux command fu to the next level with pipes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-pipe-in-linux-commands/

 

How to delete autosaved file versions in macOS

Many apps automatically retain older versions for a period of time.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3488820/how-to-delete-autosaved-file-versions-in-macos.html

 

iPhone SE 2 release date, price, specs and leaks

The iPhone SE 2 could be the cheap iPhone worth waiting for

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-2

 

MICROSOFT WANTS EVERYONE TO FOLLOW ITS LEAD WITH ITS NEW MOBILE DESIGN

A Fluent design focus to help speed up mobile productivity

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20996748/microsoft-fluent-design-mobile-office-apps-new-updates-features

 

Netflix is testing new price plans with big discounts if you buy a year at a time

https://bgr.com/2019/12/11/netflix-price-increase-2019-could-be-offset-by-cheaper-plans/

 

Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community

We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/intels-cpu-flaws-continue-to-create-problems-for-the-tech-community-/a/d-id/1336533

 

Exclusive: Bitdefender Finds Security Hole in Wemo Smart Plug

Belkin's smart plug lets you use your smartphone to turn your devices on and off from anywhere, but Bitdefender found some holes in its security. Don't worry, Belkin has fixed the problem.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/372329/exclusive-bitdefender-finds-security-hole-in-wemo-smart-plu

 

21 million stolen logins found for sale on the Dark Web

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/21-million-stolen-logins-for-sale-on-dark-web/611339/

 

How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3168062/how-to-use-a-chromebook-10-must-know-tips-tricks-and-tools-for-beginners.html

 

EZVIZ C1C Indoor Wi-Fi Camera review: a full-featured budget security camera

For just $20, you get solid security in a simple package.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3481638/ezviz-c1c-review.html

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3 ways to keep your phone screen from cracking

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/3-ways-to-keep-your-phone-screen-from-cracking/610037/

 

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/ransomware-at-colorado-it-provider-affects-100-dental-offices/

 

You can watch CBS on Roku, but you'll need a subscription — here's how to use the CBS All Access app

https://news.yahoo.com/watch-cbs-roku-youll-subscription-160900046.html

 

TheHill reports that the city of Pensacola, Florida, has disconnected most of its networks in response to a cyberattack that hit over the weekend.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_10.html

 

You could spend $52,199 on Apple's newest computer before you even add a screen

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/10/apple-mac-pro-maxed-out-price-is-52199-before-pro-display-xdr-screen.html

 

NordVPN Launches Bug Bounty Program

https://www.securityweek.com/nordvpn-launches-bug-bounty-program

 

What Happens When I Die?

If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?

https://askleo.com/what_happens_when_i_die/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1R5h_AUZpdfbL

 

Microsoft and Apple are better together

A new Office 365 feature shows one way in which the Apple/Microsoft partnership helps you get things done.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3455229/microsoft-and-apple-are-better-together.html

 

$35 off coupon makes Google's Titan security keys almost free

Security keys can protect you from phishing for just the price of S&H.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/10/google-titan-security-key-sale/

 

War on Christmas

What was the fighting about again?

https://www.snopes.com/collections/war-on-christmas/

 

Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead of Going to Sleep?

https://lifehacker.com/why-does-my-laptop-shut-down-instead-of-going-to-sleep-1840067515

 

Facebook rejects government's request to stop encryption plans for messaging apps

“It is simply impossible to create such a backdoor for one purpose and not expect others to try and open it,” Facebook execs said in a letter.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-rejects-government-s-request-stop-encryption-plans-messaging-apps-n1099056

 

Snatch ransomware reboots Windows in Safe Mode to bypass anti-virus protection

https://www.grahamcluley.com/snatch-ransomware-reboots-windows-in-safe-mode-to-bypass-anti-virus-protection/

 

How to safely use public wifi

https://macpaw.com/how-to/safely-use-public-wifi

 

Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR now available to order from Apple Online Store

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/10/mac-pro-now-available/#more-623449

 

Google Chrome Will Now Alert You to Phishing Scams in Real Time

https://gizmodo.com/google-chrome-will-now-alert-you-to-phishing-scams-in-r-1840349281

 

Upgrade to a 27-inch, high-definition IPS monitor with game-smoothing FreeSync tech for $100

The AOC 27V2H is just $103.26 at Amazon, featuring FreeSync and a 75Hz refresh rate.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3489418/upgrade-to-a-27-inch-high-definition-ips-monitor-with-game-smoothing-freesync-tech-for-100.html

 

Next generation of Xbox will have two consoles Lockhart and Anaconda

The next generation of Xbox will have two variant, including Lockhart for 1440p gaming and Anaconda for 4K gaming.

https://pureinfotech.com/next-generation-xbox-lockhart-anaconda/

 

Gmail Can Now Send Emails as Attachments

Yes, you read that right, Gmail users can now email emails.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372447/gmail-can-now-send-emails-as-attachments

 

Google bought Fitbit: What happens to all your private data?

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-bought-fitbit-what-happens-to-all-your-private-data/610958/

 

Hungary competition authority fines Facebook $4 million

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hungary-competition-authority-fines-facebook-185924823.html

 

Bayerische Rundfunk reports that Ocean Lotus (also known as APT32), a hacking group associated with the government of Vietnam, has been detected in the networks of BMW and Hyundai. Engadget calls it cyberespionage.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_09.html

 

Senators threaten to regulate encryption if tech companies won’t do it themselves

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/10/senators-threaten-encryption-regulation-for-tech-companies.html

 

Geopolitics Will Drive Aggressive Cyber Activity Throughout 2020

https://www.securityweek.com/geopolitics-will-drive-aggressive-cyber-activity-throughout-2020

 

When Does Windows 10 Support End?

The end-of-support date for Windows 10 is now based on the release date of the feature update you last installed.

https://askleo.com/when-does-windows-10-support-end/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1R5h_AUZpdfbL

 

Mobile security perceptions don't approach reality. And that's a problem.

The best security approaches — such as continuous authentication — are invisible to the user and therefore frictionless. That's good in practice, but it can be bad in terms of customer perception. If they don't see it, they assume it's not there.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3454117/mobile-security-perceptions-dont-approach-reality-and-thats-a-problem.html

 

China's Moves to Stop Buying U.S. Tech Aren't Going Away - But They Have Limits

Beijing is intent on reducing its dependence on American hardware, software and chips. But reducing it and eliminating are two very different things.

https://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/technology/chinese-moves-to-stop-buying-us-tech-arent-going-away-15191378?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Patron Angered by Ketchup Pulls Gun at McDonald’s

Authorities in Tennessee say an irate woman pointed a gun at fast food workers because they gave her ketchup instead of jelly.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/12/05/patron-angered-by-ketchup-pulls-gun-at-mcdonalds/

 

FBI Warns: Smart TVs a Major Security Threat

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10669/fbi-warns-smart-tvs-major-security-threat

 

Pensacola hit by cyberattack after fatal shooting at naval station

"It's too early to confirm or dispel," whether the attack is linked to the fatal shooting, according to a city spokeswoman.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pensacola-hit-cyberattack-days-after-attack-naval-station-n1098401

 

Hackers steal credit card details from Sweaty Betty customers

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/hackers-steal-credit-card-details-from-sweaty-betty-customers-21888.html#new_tab

 

How to protect your Mac from spoofing

https://macpaw.com/how-to/protect-mac-from-spoofing

 

Edison Mail comes to the desktop with a new Mac app

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/10/edison-mail-comes-to-the-desktop-with-a-new-mac-app/#more-623503

 

Ring’s Hidden Data Let Us Map Amazon's Sprawling Home Surveillance Network

https://gizmodo.com/ring-s-hidden-data-let-us-map-amazons-sprawling-home-su-1840312279

 

Protect your electronics from power spikes for cheap in Amazon's 1-day surge protector sale

Everybody should shield their PCs and other sensitive electronics with a surge protector. Today, Amazon is selling them at enticingly low prices.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3487808/protect-your-electronics-from-power-spikes-in-amazons-1-day-surge-protector-sale.html

 

Microsoft begins Windows 10 version 1909 automatic upgrade for version 1809

If you're still running version 1809, then your device will soon upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909 automatically.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1909-automatic-upgrade-1809/

 

Facebook Rejects US AG's Encryption Backdoor Request

'The 'backdoor' access you are demanding for law enforcement would be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes,' say WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger execs write to US Attorney General William Barr.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372469/facebook-rejects-us-ags-encryption-backdoor-request

 

6 tricks to find anyone on social media

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/6-tricks-to-find-people-on-social-media/606293/

 

AT&T Sets DirecTV And U-Verse Price Hikes In 2020, Citing Higher Program Costs

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/t-sets-directv-u-verse-231146311.html

 

Iranian groups deploy a new wiper.  China fires its Great Cannon.  Cyberattacks against nuclear power companies.  PyXie RAT delivered by Tetris, among other things.

China uses traditional espionage to acquire quantum technology.  Sprint contractor exposes mobile customers' data.  MacOS Trojan bears similarities to Lazarus Group's AppleJeus.

DHS updates its list of top vulnerabilities.  Crime and punishment.  Courts and torts.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/WTW_2019_12_07.html

 

More than 26 million Netflix subscribers viewed ‘The Irishman’ in seven days, chief content officer says

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/10/netflixs-irishman-ratings-26-million-subscribers-watched-first-week.html

 

US Probe Finds Cambridge Analytica Misled Facebook Users on Data

https://www.securityweek.com/us-probe-finds-cambridge-analytica-misled-facebook-users-data

 

Why Are There Websites in My Browser History I’ve Never Been To?

Occasionally, sites appear in your browser history that you never visited. I'll examine some possible causes.

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-websites-in-my-browser-history-ive-never-been-to/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1R5h_AUZpdfbL

 

Motorola's new Razr gives me hope for the future of foldables

But, critically, that doesn't mean you should run out and buy it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453381/motorola-razr-foldable.html

 

Intel’s SGX coughs up crypto keys when scientists tweak CPU voltage

Install fixes when they become available. Until then, don't sweat it.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/12/scientists-pluck-crypto-keys-from-intels-sgx-by-tweaking-cpu-voltage/

 

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Linked to Heroin Kills 7 in California

Nine people who injected black tar heroin between Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 were hospitalized with severe myonecrosis, a soft-tissue infection that destroys muscle.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/12/05/flesh-eating-bacteria-linked-to-heroin-kills-7-in-california/

 

The CEO of the largest airline offers one simple reason that Wi-Fi on planes isn’t free

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-ceo-of-the-largest-airline-carrier-has-one-simple-reason-why-wi-fi-on-planes-isnt-free-2019-12-07?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Digital media has avoided global taxes. India and South Africa could change that.

Since 1998, World Trade Organization members have renewed a ban on import duties on so-called “electronic transmissions,” worth up to $255 billion a year.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/digital-media-has-avoided-global-taxes-india-south-africa-could-n1096981

 

Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/major-data-center-provider-hit-ransomware-attack/#new_tab

 

How to remove pitchofcase.com malware from Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-pitchofcase-malware-mac

 

North’s Focals 2.0 bring us a step closer to a vision for Apple Glasses

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/10/focals-2/#more-623491

 

Report: Advertising Scammer Bribed a Facebook Employee to Keep Its Posts Up

https://gizmodo.com/report-advertising-scammer-bribed-a-facebook-employee-1840349865

 

Grab a 27-inch 1080p Dell IPS FreeSync monitor for just $110 at Best Buy

Upgrade your desktop for less.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3487625/grab-a-27-inch-1080p-dell-ips-freesync-monitor-for-just-110-at-best-buy.html

 

HOW TO GET HELP ON WINDOWS 10

If you're having any problems using Windows 10, these are the best ways to get help.

https://pureinfotech.com/get-help-windows-10/

 

Microsoft to Badger Windows 7 Users With Upgrade Pop-Ups

The full-screen notifications will appear on affected machines starting Jan. 15, 2020, the day after Windows 7 officially loses support, and urge users to upgrade to Windows 10.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372461/microsoft-to-badger-windows-7-users-with-upgrade-pop-ups

 

You can set Google to delete all your info after you die

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/set-google-to-delete-all-your-stuff-after-you-die/575631/

 

Quantum bits: Intel unveils ‘Horse Ridge,’ a cryogenic chip for quantum computers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/quantum-bits-intel-unveils-horse-015725276.html

 

Targeting routers to hit gaming servers.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2019-12-07.html

 

Apple Card users can now buy an iPhone in installments with no interest

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/10/apple-card-monthly-launches-with-zero-interest-iphone-purchases.html

 

Dridex Operators Continue to Target Financial Services, DHS Warns

https://www.securityweek.com/dridex-operators-continue-target-financial-services-dhs-warns

 

Is There a Limit to What a Single Folder or Directory Can Hold?

Hard disks continue to increase in size, as does what we're storing on them. There are size limits, but not limits most people need to worry about.

https://askleo.com/is-there-a-limit-to-what-a-single-folder-or-directory-can-hold/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1R5h_AUZpdfbL

 

22 worthwhile ways to use Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is finally working its way into the fabric of Chrome OS, and it's bringing with it some interesting new possibilities.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453076/google-assistant-chromebook.html

 

Linux For All Shines on LXDE Desktop

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-For-All-Shines-on-LXDE-Desktop-86396.html

 

The State Of The Nintendo Switch In 2019

https://kotaku.com/the-state-of-the-nintendo-switch-in-2019-1840148925

 

The iPhone’s new parental controls can limit who kids can call, text and FaceTime and when

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/10/apples-new-parental-controls-can-limit-who-kids-can-call-text-and-facetime-and-when/

 

Bernie Sanders unveils $150 billion plan to boost broadband internet access

Sanders’ plan would create grants and aid for local and state governments to build publicly owned broadband networks as part of the Green New Deal infrastructure initiative.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/bernie-sanders-unveils-150-billion-plan-boost-broadband-internet-access-n1096986

 

Microsoft December 2019 Patch Tuesday plugs Windows zero-day

The December 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes 36 vulnerabilities, of which seven are rated "Critical."

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-december-2019-patch-tuesday-plugs-windows-zero-day/

 

iPad vs. iPad Pro: Which Apple iPad should I choose?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/ipad-v-ipad-pro

 

Europe says it may need to take tougher antitrust action against tech giants

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/10/tougher-antitrust-action/

 

Plex Now Offering Over a Thousand Movies on Demand and for Free

https://gizmodo.com/plex-now-offering-over-a-thousand-movies-on-demand-and-1840199121

 

Grab Dell's 23-inch 1080p Wireless Connect Monitor for just $85 at B&H

The Dell S2317HWi with wireless connectivity and wireless charging is available for under $100 right now at B&H Photo Video.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3487497/grab-dells-23-inch-1080p-wireless-connect-monitor-for-just-85-at-bandh.html

 

Microsoft expected to close down Wunderlist app in spring 2020

If you're still using Wunderlist, you have until May 2020 to move to the Microsoft To Do app or export your data as the service will shut down permanently.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-close-down-wunderlist-may-2020/

 

Apple's New Mac Pro Costs $53,000 When You Max Out the Specs

The end price is obscene, and no sane consumer needs such a powerful machine. But in Apple's defense, the Mac Pro wasn't designed for the average user.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372457/apples-new-mac-pro-costs-53-000-when-you-max-out-the-specs

 

3 tricks to check up on your neighbors

https://www.komando.com/privacy/3-tricks-to-check-up-on-your-neighbors/606734/

 

Apple has 'deep concerns' that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-deep-concerns-ex-employees-233525392.html

 

When Asked About Trump Dinner, Zuckerberg Is Suddenly a Big Fan of Privacy

https://gizmodo.com/when-asked-about-trump-dinner-zuckerberg-is-suddenly-a-1840146167

 

Linux Mount And Umount Command

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503917

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Mozilla Removes Security Extensions by Avast!, AVG

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10668/mozilla-removes-security-extensions-avast-avg

 

How to Log off Windows 10

And how it's different from Windows 8 and 7

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-log-off-windows-10-4692822

 

Facebook's plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

It won't say when it expects to finish the election-related push.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/06/facebook-state-media-label-delayed/

 

Automatically Detect Computer Generated Text With This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/automatically-detect-computer-generated-text-with-this-1839942470

 

Chrome is not minding your privacy. Here's how to help it

Until Chrome starts helping you guard your privacy, these browser extensions can take on the work.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/chrome-is-not-minding-your-privacy-heres-how-to-help-it/

 

KpRm is a post-disinfection program that can find and delete malware removal tools and their remnant files

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/16/kprm-is-a-post-disinfection-program-that-can-find-and-delete-malware-removal-tools-and-their-remnant-files/

 

Skimming operation creates fake 3rd-party payment processing page to phish victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/skimming-operation-creates-fake-3rd-party-payment-processing-page-to-phish-victims/

 

This Doesn’t Need to Happen

Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen.

https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/

 

How to Enable or Disable Drag to Snap Windows in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145970-how-enable-disable-drag-snap-windows-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Have Chrome Always Open at a Specific Page

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-chrome-always-open-specific-page/

 

Mozilla Launches Free Firefox VPN Beta Test

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/302917-mozilla-launches-free-firefox-vpn-beta-test

 

How to install a Color Profile in Windows 10 using an ICC Profile

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-a-color-profile-in-windows-10-using-icc-profile

 

The 6 Best Tools to Analyze Laptop Battery Health

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tools-analyze-laptop-battery-life/

 

How to find elevation on Google Maps on your computer or mobile device

https://news.yahoo.com/elevation-google-maps-computer-mobile-191700923.html

 

How to Listen to Podcasts on iPhone, iPad, or Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/448805/how-to-listen-to-podcasts-on-iphone-ipad-or-android/

 

Amazon Prime Deliveries Can't Keep Up With Holiday Shopping

Customers reportedly aren't getting their Prime-eligible items as soon as expected, which Amazon blames on high demand and inclement weather throughout the United States.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372423/amazon-prime-deliveries-cant-keep-up-with-holiday-shopping

 

Change this crucial privacy setting now to keep Siri from spying on you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/siri-ios13-2-how-disable-audio-review-transcription/610121/

 

How to Use the Office App for Windows

Learn about the new Office app debuting on Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-office-app-for-windows-4691838

 

Researchers create bone-inspired 3D-printed building materials

The strong, lightweight polymers have an internal structure similar to bone.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/06/bones-inspire-stronger-building-materials/

 

I'm a Telemarketer. Here's How to Get Rid of Me

https://lifehacker.com/im-a-telemarketer-heres-how-to-get-rid-of-me-1540911401

 

Latest Firefox browser shows who's tracking you, because we all care about privacy now

Firefox’s new privacy-reporting tool lets you see the cookies, trackers and fingerprinters monitoring you across the web.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/latest-firefox-browser-shows-whos-tracking-you-because-we-all-care-about-privacy-now/

 

Winstars 3 is a planetarium application for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/15/winstars-3-is-a-planetarium-application-for-windows-linux-macos-and-android/

 

NYPD fingerprint database touched by ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/nypd-fingerprint-database-touched-by-ransomware/

 

Do I Need to Make a New Rescue Disc Every Time My Backup Software Updates?

If you don’t have rescue media, you can use another machine to make it. You certainly don’t need to make one every time you back up or update the software.

https://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-make-a-new-rescue-disc-every-time-my-backup-software-updates/

 

How to Send Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119892-send-text-messages-android-phone-your-phone-app-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Use Virtual Desk in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desk-chrome-os/

 

Analyst Predicts 4 5G iPhones in 2020, Changes to Release Cycle

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/302884-analyst-predicts-4-5g-iphones-in-2020-changes-to-release-cycle

 

PCmover Express lets you migrate data from Windows 7 to Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/pcmover-express-migrate-from-windows-7-to-windows-10

 

3 Ways to Restore Data From Time Machine Backups

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restore-data-time-machine-backups/

 

Google wants people with Down syndrome to record themselves speaking to help train its AI to recognize unique speech patterns

https://news.yahoo.com/google-wants-people-down-syndrome-165104764.html

 

Windows 10’s November 2019 Update Is the Best Yet

https://www.howtogeek.com/449441/windows-10s-november-2019-update-is-the-best-yet/

 

Apple to Return to CES to Talk Digital Privacy

Apple's senior director Jane Horvath will be joining FTC commissioner Rebecca Slaughter and Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan, among others, to discuss the topic during a panel at the show next month in Las Vegas.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372445/apple-to-return-to-ces-to-talk-digital-privacy

 

No time to read those long privacy policies? Let AI do it for you

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/ai-reads-privacy-policies-for-you/598637/

 

How to Install Games on Your Computer

Get your game on PC, Mac, or Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-games-on-your-computer-4691261

 

These Coca-Cola bottles use OLEDs to light up Rey and Kylo Ren’s lightsabers

Is there anything OLEDs can’t do?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/06/star-wars-coca-cola-oled-bottles/

 

How to Not Get Phished When Shopping Online

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-not-get-phished-when-shopping-online-1839927900

 

6 simple security changes all Windows 10 users need to make

This beginner’s guide to Windows 10 security will help protect your device.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-simple-security-changes-all-windows-10-users-need-to-make/

 

Microsoft: don't remove the Microsoft Store app

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/15/microsoft-dont-remove-the-microsoft-store-app/

 

Cyberattackers taking auto industry for a ride, FBI reportedly warns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/cyberattackers-taking-auto-industry-for-a-ride-fbi-reportedly-warns/

 

Why Don’t People Back Up?

Backups are one of the ways people can protect themselves from everything from hardware failure to virus infections. So why don't people back up?

https://askleo.com/why-dont-people/

 

How to Check if Device Encryption is Supported in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145880-how-check-if-device-encryption-supported-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Use Android’s Split Screen Mode to MultiTask

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-android-split-screen-mode/

 

Australia Rolls Out AI-Powered Phone Detection Road Cameras

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/302880-australia-rolls-out-ai-powered-phone-detection-road-cameras

 

How to get more than 10 results on a single Google Search Page

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-get-more-than-10-results-on-a-single-google-search-page

 

The 5 Best Apps to Convert Audio and Video Files on Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-applications-to-convert-audio-and-video-files-in-linux/

 

The FBI just issued a warning about the risks of owning a smart TV — here are its suggestions for protecting your privacy

https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-just-issued-warning-risks-132800134.html

 

How to Use Watch Later on YouTube

https://www.howtogeek.com/447490/how-to-use-watch-later-on-youtube/

 

The Satellite Divide: Which Americans Rely on Satellite Internet?

With Ookla's help, we found the most satellite-dependent ZIP codes in the US to show where people are really starving for good internet access.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372382/the-satellite-divide-which-americans-rely-on-satellite-inte

 

Is Windows Defender enough to protect your PC?

https://www.komando.com/downloads/is-windows-defender-enough-to-protect-your-pc/598760/

 

How to Cancel a Print Job

Learn how to clear the printer queue

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-cancel-print-job-4590069

 

MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera

The shadows act like mirrors and could help self-driving cars see around corners.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/06/mit-csail-algorithm-recreates-video/

 

Stop Using Public USB Ports to Charge Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/stop-using-public-usb-ports-to-charge-your-phone-1839906505

 

You can place and receive Android phone calls on your Windows PC now. Here’s how

All you need is an Android phone and a Windows 10 laptop or desktop.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/you-can-place-and-receive-android-phone-calls-on-your-windows-pc-now-heres-how/

 

Use the LeechBlock NG extension for Firefox, Chrome to block distracting websites while you work

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/14/use-the-leechblock-ng-extension-for-firefox-chrome-to-block-distracting-websites-while-you-work/

 

Target files $74 million suit against Chubb over breach coverage

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/legal-security-news/target-files-74-million-suit-against-chubb-over-breach-coverage/

 

How to Protect Your Computer from Natural Disasters

Natural disasters remind us that our computers, among other things, are at risk. I'll look at protecting your computer, and more importantly, your data.

https://askleo.com/how-to-protect-your-computer-from-natural-disasters/

 

How to See Startup Impact of Startup Apps in Windows 8 and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84383-see-startup-impact-apps-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

What Do Those “Cookie Consent” Notices Actually Mean?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-do-those-cookie-consent-notices-actually-mean/

 

One More Thing: AMD Is Launching a 64-Core 3990X Threadripper in 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302727-one-more-thing-amd-is-launching-a-64-core-3990x-threadripper-in-2020

 

How to install Disney+ on a Windows 10 computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-install-disney-on-a-windows-10-computer

 

How to Fix Your Ubuntu Linux PC When It Won’t Boot

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-ubuntu-linux-pc-wont-boot/

 

How to move the taskbar in Windows 10 to any side of your screen

https://news.yahoo.com/move-taskbar-windows-10-side-185000011.html

 

How to Change User Data With chfn and usermod on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/449160/how-to-change-user-data-with-chfn-and-usermod-on-linux/

 

Testing T-Mobile's Low-Band 5G: Let's Call it 4.9G

T-Mobile gave me a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren to test its new 'low-band' 5G for a few days, and the new network feels like good 4G.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372378/testing-t-mobiles-low-band-5g-lets-call-it-4-9g

 

How to hide your Wi-Fi and keep strangers off your network

https://www.komando.com/privacy/yes-you-should-hide-your-wireless-network-from-the-neighbors-heres-how/565449/

 

How to Connect a Printer to a Laptop

Print from further away using your laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-printer-to-laptop-4588717

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How robocalls became America's most prevalent crime

https://news.yahoo.com/robocalls-became-americas-most-prevalent-113502085.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/11/12/password-reuse-problem/

 

How to send feedback about Windows 10 to Microsoft

If you use the stable or pre-release version of Windows 10, you can report problems and submit suggestions to help improve the experience, and in this guide, we'll show you how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-send-feedback-about-windows-10-microsoft

 

Analysts worry about tech security threats ahead of 2020 elections

Security experts say most voting machines are safe and secure, but disinformation campaigns on platforms like Facebook and Twitter need to be addressed.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/analysts-worry-about-tech-security-threats-ahead-of-2020-elections/

 

Stop Spreading Manure

Perhaps most importantly, stop believing it.

It’s an example of yet another brouhaha: a report a few years ago that Google blatantly admitted you should have no expectation of privacy whatsoever when using their services. The internet went crazy. Many sources proclaimed, “How outrageous! We told you so! Google is evil!” Mainstream news outlets picked up stories from smaller publishers, and they all confirmed the entire sordid mess.

https://askleo.com/stop-spreading-manure/

 

How to change profile name on Microsoft Edge

You can change your Edge profile name to anything you want, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-profile-name-microsoft-edge/

 

Best photo printer 2020: the best printers for your digital photos

The best printers for photos

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-photo-printer

 

Project Athena notebooks perform better on battery, and Intel has the numbers to prove it

Intel's trying to steal a little of the spotlight away from Qualcomm.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487698/project-athena-notebooks-perform-better-on-battery-and-intel-has-the-numbers-to-prove-it.html

 

Privacy-focused Brave browser crosses 10M monthly active users

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/privacy-focused-brave-browser-crosses-081514361.html

 

Microsoft Warns of Spear Phishing Attacks, Shares Tips to Dodge Them

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-spear-phishing-attacks-shares-tips-to-dodge-them/

 

7 Uses for a USB Stick You Didn’t Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-uses-for-a-usb-stick-you-didnt-know-about/

 

HxCFloppyEmulator

Create a SD or USB floppy server that enables you to play some of the old games you are nostalgic about using this intuitive application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/HxCFloppyEmulator.shtml

 

How to Speed up the Windows 10 Startup [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-speed-up-windows-10-startup/

 

How to add trusted phones to your Apple ID two-factor authentication

Whom do you trust enough to help you ensure access in a worst-case scenario?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3481786/how-to-add-trusted-phones-to-your-apple-id-two-factor-authentication.html

 

AMERICAN TRASH

How an e-waste sting uncovered a shocking betrayal

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/4/20992240/e-waste-recycling-electronic-basel-convention-crime-total-reclaim-fraud

 

Samsung is about to launch a brilliant solution for casting your smartphone screen to a TV

https://bgr.com/2019/12/06/samsung-tv-tap-view-patent-details-new-feature/

 

Forget AirDrop: Future iPhones could share content just by pointing at one another

AirDrop could become AirPoint

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-airdrop-future-iphones-could-share-content-just-by-pointing-at-one-another

 

Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program

The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/senators-call-for-end-to-controversial-nsa-program/d/d-id/1336544

 

Sprint Plans Much Cheaper 5G Phones

The carrier will drive 5G phones under $500 next year. Could they come from Nokia?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372379/sprint-plans-much-cheaper-5g-phones

 

Scam alert: Watch out for this fake text from your bank

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/bank-fraud-text-message-scam-spreading/608831/

 

Why Shouldn’t I Forward this Email Asking Me to “Forward to Everyone I Know”?

Every few days, we get forwarded email warning us about everything from lost children to free money. They're mostly bogus, and known as urban legends.

https://askleo.com/why_shouldnt_i_forward_this_email_asking_me_to_forward_to_everyone_i_know/

 

How to change profile picture on Microsoft Edge

You can change your profile picture on Chromium Edge to anything you want, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-profile-picture-microsoft-edge/

 

Best drawing and painting software of 2020

Create a digital masterpiece the easy way…

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-drawing-and-painting-software

 

How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3168062/how-to-use-a-chromebook-10-must-know-tips-tricks-and-tools-for-beginners.html

 

Microsoft's redesigned Office mobile apps read text out loud

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-12-05-microsoft-redesign-mobile-apps.html

 

Over 30,500 Online Piracy Sites Shut Down in Global Operation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-30-500-online-piracy-sites-shut-down-in-global-operation/

 

How to Download Anything on the Web for Free: 12 Tips and Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-anything-free/

 

Why Mozilla Firefox 71 Might Fail to Start on Windows

Mozilla rolled out a new version of Firefox earlier this week for all supported desktop platforms, but according to a number of reports, not everyone is getting a completely flawless experience.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/why-mozilla-firefox-71-might-fail-to-start-on-windows-528491.shtml

 

How to Change Public to Private Network Profile in Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-public-to-private-network-windows-10/

 

How to send large attachments with Mail Drop and other services

You must use your iCloud account and Apple’s Mail app together for Mail Drop, but it’s not the only way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3454118/how-to-send-large-attachments-with-mail-drop-and-other-services.html

 

FCC won’t punish Verizon and T-Mobile for exaggerating their coverage maps

And it’s scrapping an entire program because of them

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20997700/verizon-tmobile-us-4g-cellular-coverage-map-fcc-ajit-pai-jessica-rosenworcel

 

Samsung’s cheapest phone with a quad camera setup just leaked

https://bgr.com/2019/12/06/galaxy-a51-release-date-leak-renders-specs/

 

The Galaxy S11 could crush iPhone 11 Pro with 8K video recording

An anonymous source confirms major camera rumor

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-galaxy-s11-could-crush-iphone-11-pro-with-8k-video-recording

 

Mega Breaches Are Forcing Us to a Passwordless World. Are We Finally Ready?

Passwordless authentication advocates see 2020 as a potential turning point year for the technology. But can the industry get off the dime?

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/mega-breaches-are-forcing-us-to-a-passwordless-world-are-we-finally-ready/b/d-id/1336538

 

Testing T-Mobile's Low-Band 5G: Let's Call it 4.9G

T-Mobile gave me a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren to test its new 'low-band' 5G for a few days, and the new network feels like good 4G.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372378/testing-t-mobiles-low-band-5g-lets-call-it-4-9g

 

Check your accounts: Leaked database leaves 7.5 million people open to phishing

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/adobe-breach-affects-7-million/608462/

 

If I Had to Do It Over…

I never planned to be a writer. And yet here I am. I kinda wish I'd approached a few things differently along the way.

https://askleo.com/if-i-had-to-do-it-over/

 

MICROSOFT EDGE GETS WEB APPS FEATURES TO BE LIKE NATIVE APPS ON WINDOWS 10

Chromium Edge will include features to make web apps feel like native modern desktop apps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-pwa-support-windows-10/

 

Apple could ditch the iPhone SE 2 name in favour of the iPhone 9

What's in a name?

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-could-ditch-the-iphone-se-2-name-in-favour-of-the-iphone-9

 

Traveling? This $7 gadget protects your phone from treacherous USB charging ports

Do you really know who's behind those USB power plugs at hotels and airports? Buy a data-only adapter or charging cable and don't worry about it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454899/traveling-this-7-gadget-protects-your-phone-from-treacherous-usb-charging-ports.html

 

As smartphones became more popular, more people were sent to the hospital after dropping their phones on themselves, study finds

https://news.yahoo.com/people-keep-ending-hospital-because-190531535.html

 

You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 For Free, Here's How

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-heres-how/

 

4 Tools to Track What Others Do on Your Computer Behind Your Back

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tools-tracking-computer/

 

Risk of Fire as More Microsoft Surface Books Experience Swollen Batteries

The original Microsoft Surface Book appears to be suffering from a battery issue, as a growing number of customers take to social media and support forums to report swollen batteries causing increased risk of fire or even explosion.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/risk-of-fire-as-more-microsoft-surface-books-experience-swollen-batteries-528485.shtml

 

How To Speed Up Google Chrome [October 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/speed-up-chrome/

 

iTunes Match, no Mac, a conundrum: Download!

You can use Google Play Music as a free alternative, but first have to extract your music.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3454850/itunes-match-no-mac-a-conundrum-download.html

 

Cellphone-related head injuries became more common after the iPhone was released

Looking at your phone while walking is hazardous

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20996107/iphone-cellphone-head-injuries-more-common

 

The FCC just made it easy for carriers to lie to you about your 5G coverage

https://bgr.com/2019/12/05/4g-coverage-maps-from-t-mobile-and-verizon-might-be-misleading/

 

Wireless carriers are underperforming badly, according to the FCC

Only 62% of 25,000 tests hit minimum LTE speed

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/fcc-study-carriers-are-wildly-overstating-their-network-coverage

 

US Sets $5 Million Bounty For Russian Hacker Behind Zeus Banking Thefts

Maksim Yakubets and his crew stole tens of millions using Zeus and Dridex, with victims including Bank of America, Key Bank, GenLabs, and United Dairy, DoJ says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-sets-$5-million-bounty-for-russian-hacker-behind-zeus-banking-thefts/d/d-id/1336536

 

FCC Finds T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular Overstated Rural Coverage

The coverage maps are crucial because they help the FCC determine where the commission allocates government subsidies to fund broadband projects. Now the FCC has to figure out how to ensure the coverage maps will be accurate as it prepares a $9 billion 5G fund.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372363/fcc-finds-t-mobile-verizon-us-cellular-overstated-rural-co

 

Protect yourself from this money-stealing scam spreading on social media

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/cashapp-scam-how-to-protect-yourself/609104/

 

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet safety is difficult, yet critical. Here are seven key steps to keep your computer safe on the internet.

https://askleo.com/internet_safety_7_steps_to_keeping_your_computer_safe_on_the_internet/

 

HOW TO USE ROBOCOPY TO TRANSFER FILES SUPER-FAST OVER THE NETWORK ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 has a hidden tool called Robocopy to copy files very fast between computers over the network — Here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/robocopy-transfer-files-fast-network-windows-10/

 

Will smart speakers restore our trust in the news, or break it?

Alexa is the new news

https://www.techradar.com/news/will-smart-speakers-restore-our-trust-in-the-news-or-break-it

 

Laplink makes PCMover Express free for the Windows 7 transition, if you have Intel inside

The free version demands an Intel-powered PC, and it won't do quite everything you want.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454451/laplink-makes-pcmover-express-free-for-the-windows-7-transition-if-you-have-intel-inside.html

 

The Best Cell Phone Audio Docks

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-cell-phone-audio-docks-050449504.html

 

Law Enforcement Shuts Down Imminent Monitor Malware, Makes Arrests

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/law-enforcement-shuts-down-imminent-monitor-malware-makes-arrests/

 

7 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router: Don’t Throw It Away!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-reuse-old-router/

 

Microsoft Begins Automatic Updates for Windows 10 Version 1909

Microsoft has started the automatic rollout of Windows 10 version 1909, or November 2019 Update, to devices running Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809).

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-begins-automatic-updates-for-windows-10-version-1909-528482.shtml

 

How to Make Wyze Cam Record Longer

https://www.techjunkie.com/wyze-cam-record-longer/

 

Software bugs have become Apple’s greatest vulnerability

Signs point to Apple changing its development practices to combat software bugginess.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3455224/software-bugs-have-become-apples-greatest-vulnerability.html

 

Apple acknowledges random shutdown issue with some 2019 13-inch MacBook Pros

Follow these steps if your MacBook has been turning off when it should have power

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/4/20995200/apple-2019-macbook-pro-13-inch-shutdown-turn-off-bug

 

When cell phones got smart, they started hurting people

https://bgr.com/2019/12/05/smartphone-injuries-iphone-android-study/

 

StrandHogg flaw lets hackers hijack nearly any Android phone

This is serious.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/strandhogg-flaw-lets-hackers-hijack-nearly-any-android-phone

 

Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS

Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-defender-atp-brings-edr-capabilities-to-macos/d/d-id/1336526

 

Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon 765 and 865 Chipsets

The Snapdragon 865 will almost certainly be the processor in the Samsung Galaxy S11 and the LG G9, and it will come with 5G. We got a few details today, and expect more tomorrow.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372307/qualcomm-reveals-next-gen-snapdragon-765-and-865-chipsets

 

Beware: Smart light bulbs could expose you to cyberattacks

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-light-bulbs-hacking-risk/609437/

 

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I'll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/

 

Why Do Spam and Malware Exist?

https://askbobrankin.com/why_do_spam_and_malware_exist.html

 

How to create a slideshow from Google Photos or Google Drive

Learn how to show a set of images from Google Photos or Drive with Chrome or iOS or Android apps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-a-slideshow-from-google-photos-or-google-drive/

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