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Zoom Extends End-to-End Encryption to Free Users—If They Give a Phone Number

Zoom says the phone number is necessary to help it prevent abuse over the video conferencing service. A beta will roll out next month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-extends-end-to-end-encryption-to-free-users-if-they-give-a-phone-number

 

The wild thing about Windows apps on Chrome OS

With Google working to bring Windows software onto Chromebooks, things are about to get seriously weird.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3562782/chrome-os-windows-apps.html

 

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-massive-spying-users-googles-050454231.html

 

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Google Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/677195/how-to-save-a-web-page-as-a-pdf-in-google-chrome/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update causing issues to bubble up all over

Issues with the Windows 10 May 2020 update range from annoying printer problems to Fresh Start not showing up on systems.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-causing-issues-bubble-all-over

 

Is Mobile Broadband More Secure than Wi-Fi?

Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. As with any connection, it's important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.

https://askleo.com/mobile-broadband-secure-wi-fi/

 

Disable UPnP on Your Wireless Router Already

https://lifehacker.com/disable-upnp-on-your-wireless-router-already-1844012366

 

U.S. Sanctions Six Nigerians for BEC and Romance Fraud

https://www.securityweek.com/us-sanctions-six-nigerians-bec-and-romance-fraud

 

This Siri app can unlock your iPhone's secret powers. 10 best shortcuts and how they work

Siri Shortcuts are one of Apple's less commonly used tools that can make your iPhone more powerful and useful than it already is. Here's how to get started now.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-siri-app-can-unlock-your-iphones-secret-powers-10-best-shortcuts-and-how-they-work/

 

Apple still has a lot of room to grow in the $3.5 trillion health care sector

  - Apple has made strides in health care, but it could do a lot more. 

  - The company’s CEO Tim Cook is hoping health will be its “greatest contribution to mankind.”

  - Doctors, developers and other experts weighed in on what they’d like to see Apple do next. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/20/apple-still-has-a-lot-of-room-to-grow-in-health-care.html

 

Win10 May 2020 Update Goes Badly For Lenovo Devices

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10768/win10-may-2020-update-goes-badly-lenovo-devices

 

Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/turn-on-mfa-before-crooks-do-it-for-you/

 

New Microsoft Edge browser uses up to 27% less memory on Windows 10 version 2004

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/18/new-microsoft-edge-browser-users-up-to-27-less-memory-on-windows-10-version-2004/

 

Windows 10 version 2004 known issues blocking installation

Microsoft reveals several issues with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, and it's placing a temporary block to affected devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-known-issues-blocking-update/

 

How to Find and Use the Windows 10 Firewall

Protect your computer while controlling application access to the internet

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-firewall-4145353

 

How To Use Screencastify On Chromebook

https://www.techjunkie.com/screencastify-chromebook/

 

How to Stop Netflix From Asking “Are You Still Watching?”

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-stop-netflix-from-asking-are-you-still-watching/

 

How Apple is making the antitrust case against it stronger

Rules applies inconsistently, competitors dismissed, and Congressional invitations ignored

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/6/17/21292983/apple-spotify-antitrust-hey-email-congress-house-judiciary-tim-cook

 

Apple’s 31st WWDC: Top 5 free virtual events to attend

https://macpaw.com/news/top-virtual-events-on-wwdc

 

Update now! Facebook Messenger flaw lets hackers into your PC

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-messenger-security-threat-update-now/742527/

 

Mozilla's Paid VPN Service Launches Soon for $5 Per Month

Mozilla VPN subscribers will get access to servers from 30+ countries and protection for up to five devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/mozillas-paid-vpn-service-launches-soon-for-5-per-month

 

Never forget your passwords again with this secret weapon for outsmarting hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lastpass-premium-password-manager-183459649.html

 

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on a Raspberry Pi

https://www.howtogeek.com/676077/how-to-set-up-two-factor-authentication-on-a-raspberry-pi/

 

Everything you need to know to build your own NAS

https://www.windowscentral.com/heres-what-you-need-know-when-building-your-own-nas

 

Is it OK to Use this Random Wireless Network I Just Found?

When scanning for wireless connections, you may find several that are unknown, yet appear open and available. Using them is risky. Very risky.

https://askleo.com/ok-use-random-wireless-network-just-found/

 

This Android Wallpaper Can Brick Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/this-android-wallpaper-can-brick-your-phone-1844015211

 

Google Loses Appeal Against 50-Mn-Euro French Fine

France's highest administrative authority on Friday dismissed a challenge by Google against a fine of 50 million euros ($56 million) for failing to provide adequate information on its data consent policies.

https://www.securityweek.com/google-loses-appeal-against-50-mn-euro-french-fine

 

Best phones under $300 (prices updated): Galaxy A50, Moto G Power, LG K40

If you're looking for a phone on a budget, check out CNET's top seven picks for 2020 so far.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-phones-under-300-prices-updated-galaxy-a50-moto-g-power-lg-k40-2020/

 

People are starting to ask their friends to take Covid-19 tests before hanging out

  - Whether it’s requiring friends to take a Covid-19 test or agreeing to wear masks at all times while indoors, people are creating new standards of social etiquette suited for the “new normal” of life with the coronavirus. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/20/people-asking-friends-to-take-covid-19-tests-before-hanging-out.html

 

Google Sued Over Incognito Mode

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10767/google-sued-over-incognito-mode

 

FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/fema-it-specialist-charged-in-id-theft-tax-refund-fraud-conspiracy/

 

GFXplorer is a freeware tool that displays your system information

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/18/gfxplorer-is-a-freeware-tool-that-displays-your-system-information/

 

How to check if Windows 10 version 2004 is installed on your PC

Version 2004 is the next major refresh of Windows 10, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to find out.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-windows-10-2004-may-2020-update-installed-pc/

 

The 10 Best Bluetooth Headsets of 2020

Taking calls on the go just got easier

https://www.lifewire.com/best-bluetooth-headsets-4060313

 

How To Fix Screencastify Not Recording Audio

https://www.techjunkie.com/screencastify-not-recording-audio-fix/

 

Has Your Facebook Been Hacked? How to Tell (And Fix It)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-hacked-heres-tell-fix/

 

Researchers uncover six-year Russian misinformation campaign across Facebook and Reddit

The trolls are at it again

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/16/21292982/russian-troll-campaign-facebook-reddit-twitter-misinformation

 

How to connect a PS4 controller to your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/connect-ps4-controller-to-your-mac

 

Delete these apps! 30 downloads filling phones with dangerous adware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/delete-these-dangerous-apps-now/742153/

 

15 Android Apps Actually Worth Paying For

Free apps are cool, but a few bucks can get you so much more. If you are looking to buy in the Google Play store, here are the best paid Android apps to put on your phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/15-android-apps-actually-worth-paying-for

 

Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack

https://www.yahoo.com/video/googles-chrome-target-massive-spying-104209984.html

 

How to Sync Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/673643/how-to-sync-excel-spreadsheets/

 

How to manually configure a VPN on Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-manually-configure-vpn-windows-10

 

What the “KRACK attacks” mean to you

A vulnerability has been discovered in a critical wireless security protocol. I'll discuss whether you should worry and what steps you should take.

https://askleo.com/krack-attacks-mean/

 

How to Delete Your Old Tweets

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-delete-your-old-tweets-1844010380

 

Tens of Malicious Chrome Extensions Used in Global Surveillance Campaign

Malicious Chrome extensions employed in a massive global surveillance campaign have been downloaded by millions before removal, Awake Security reveals.

https://www.securityweek.com/tens-malicious-chrome-extensions-used-global-surveillance-campaign

 

New iPhone SE: 9 things to do right after you unbox it

It has an iPhone 8 body with an iPhone 11 Pro brain, which add up to a combination of features never seen on a 4.7-inch iPhone before.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/bought-a-new-iphone-se-things-to-do-after-you-unbox/

 

Australia says it has been victim of ‘state-based’ cyber-attacks

  - The attacks have targeted all levels of the government, political organisations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure, Morrison said in a media briefing in Canberra.

  - Australia’s Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said advice showed no large-scale personal data breaches from the attack.

  - The revelation comes after Reuters reported Canberra had determined in March last year that China was responsible for a hacking attack on Australia’s parliament.

  - Australia never publicly identified that source of the attack and China denied it was responsible.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/18/australia-says-it-has-been-victim-of-state-based-cyber-attacks.html

 

Facebook Users Can Opt Out of Political Ads

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10772/facebook-users-can-opt-out-political-ads

 

When Security Takes a Backseat to Productivity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/when-security-takes-a-backseat-to-productivity/

 

Windows 10 version 2004: Fresh Start is not gone, it is just somewhere else

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/16/windows-10-version-2004-fresh-start-is-not-gone-it-is-just-somewhere-else/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 DOWNLOAD WITH MEDIA CREATION TOOL

Windows 10 May 2004 Update is out, and this is how you'll be able to get it manually using the Media Creation Tool.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-download-media-creation-tool/

 

How to Sync Your Calendar to Google Assistant

Manage your Google Calendar with ease

https://www.lifewire.com/sync-calendar-to-google-assistant-4159478

 

How To Enable All Cores In Windows

https://www.techjunkie.com/enable-all-cores-windows/

 

The 5 Best Free Internet Security Software for Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-free-internet-security-suites-windows/

 

Google Meet arrives in Gmail for iOS and Android as a giant new tab

Google latest Meet push heads to mobile

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/16/21292682/gmail-google-meet-new-tab-integration-ios-android-mobile-update

 

How to see recent activity on your Mac and clear it

https://macpaw.com/how-to/clear-recents-mac

 

Check your PC or Mac for a dangerous new program that records your keystrokes

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dangerous-new-program-records-your-keystrokes/742219/

 

8 Ways to Improve VoIP Call Quality

More home network users than ever are using business-grade VoIP during the coronavirus. But all those new users and their often chaotic home networks can impact call quality, so follow these steps to keep your conversations crystal clear.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/7-ways-to-improve-voip-call-quality

 

Online shoppers have lost millions to fraud during lockdown: 'Enormous vulnerability'

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/online-shopping-cyber-security-tools-182623541.html

 

How to Clean Up the Gmail Sidebar

https://www.howtogeek.com/675535/how-to-clean-up-the-gmail-sidebar/

 

Best Dell PC Deals for June 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-laptop-deals

 

Recover a Remembered Wi-Fi Password

If you forget your network's Wi-Fi password, but you're still connected, Windows can remind you what it is.

https://askleo.com/recover-remembered-wi-fi-password/

 

How to Use Adobe's New Photoshop Camera App

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-adobes-new-photoshop-camera-app-1844000950

 

Man Accused of Hacking University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Gets Arrested

https://www.securityweek.com/man-accused-hacking-university-pittsburgh-medical-center-gets-arrested

 

Samsung's $600 5G Galaxy phone launches

The A71 5G is now available in the US.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsungs-600-5g-galaxy-phone-launches/

 

NYC lawmakers pass bill requiring police to disclose surveillance technology

  - Members of the New York City Council voted Thursday to enact a bill that will require the Police Department to disclose how it uses technology to surveil the public.

  - The passage of the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act, which Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he was prepared to sign into law, is another signal of the current police reform movement’s impact on the legislative agenda.

  - New Yorkers, like citizens in many parts of the U.S., have not had full access to information on how they’re being monitored by police departments.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/18/nyc-passes-bill-requiring-police-to-disclose-surveillance-technology.html

 

31 Android Selfie / Photo Editors Are Actually Malware

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10771/31-android-selfie-photo-editors-are-actually-malware

 

Apple's app store is suddenly a flashpoint in the Big Tech debate

Apple has been here before, but the circumstances have changed. Government regulators could take action on year-long complaints about how the company runs its app store.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-s-app-store-suddenly-flashpoint-big-tech-debate-n1231457

 

Reposition any program's window to the center of the screen with Window Centering Helper

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/16/reposition-any-programs-window-to-the-center-of-the-screen-with-window-centering-helper/

 

HOW TO QUICKLY FIND WI-FI PASSWORD ON WINDOWS 10

Can't remember your Wi-Fi password? Here are two easy ways to find it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/find-wifi-password-windows-10/

 

How to Keep Your Smart Home From Being Hacked

Your home security devices might not be as secure as you think

https://www.lifewire.com/keep-smart-home-secure-4586484

 

How To Speed Up Windows 10 – The Ultimate Guide

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

 

Why I’m Never Buying an Arduino Again: The Wio Terminal

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wio-terminal/

 

Dropbox officially launches its own password manager and a secure vault for your files

The company announced a bunch of new updates today

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/16/21290101/dropbox-passwords-manager-vault-computer-backup-hellosign-app-center

 

How to connect Beats headphones to your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/connect-beats-headphones-to-mac

 

Practical Tech Tip: Print a website without the ads and junk

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/print-a-website-without-the-ads/599684/

 

Amazon Mitigates Biggest Ever DDoS Attack

The company's AWS Shield protection service handled a 2.3Tbps attack, which is by far the largest DDoS attack ever recorded.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-mitigates-biggest-ever-ddos-attack

 

New ways to quickly call 911 on your phone along with the best safety apps

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ways-quickly-call-911-phone-090017112.html

 

Windows 10 version 2004 slams into a Storage Spaces brick wall

According to official sources, the latest Windows upgrade contains a bug in the Storage Spaces feature. Information, as usual, is sketchy. We have no idea what triggers the bug, or whether rolling back to 1909 will fix it, but … why is Microsoft still driving this train wreck?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3563514/windows-10-version-2004-slams-into-a-storage-spaces-brick-wall.html

 

New Mac malware spreads disguised as Flash Player installer via Google search results

https://www.grahamcluley.com/mac-malware-flash-player-google/

 

5 innovative kitchen products you can get on sale now

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3563450/5-innovative-kitchen-products-you-can-get-on-sale-now.html

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Former Google ad boss Ramaswamy to launch new search engine Neeva

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/afe63397-1abc-3839-a30d-524d3cf65af6/former-google-ad-boss.html

 

How to remap keyboard key or shortcut on Windows 10

You can now use PowerToys app to remap keys on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/remap-keyboard-key-shortcut-windows-10/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update common problems — and the fixes

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is here, but if it's causing problems you can use this guide to troubleshoot and fix them all.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-common-problems-and-how-fix-them

 

What Should I Do When My Information Is Involved in a Breach?

If your account is ever part of a breach, secure your account to avoid further risk.

https://askleo.com/account-involved-breach/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JIPrFE9x4pdfbL

 

Sapphire Software’s Nicholas Takacs asks: Is self-aware malware possible yet?

https://www.scmagazine.com/infosec-world-2020/sapphire-softwares-nicholas-takacs-asks-is-self-aware-malware-possible-yet/

 

Australian Government Under Ongoing Cyberattack

Experts believe China is behind the attack campaign, but China denies responsibility.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/australian-government-under-ongoing-cyberattack/d/d-id/1338137

 

Cypher Notepad lets you encrypt your Text Documents in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cypher-notepad-encrypt-your-text-documents/

 

5 Simple Tips to Manage What You Watch on Netflix

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tips-manage-watch-netflix/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32236-enable-disable-windows-defender-pua-protection-windows-10-a.html

 

Verizon’s Lenovo Flex 5G Is the First Windows 10 PC With 5G Connectivity

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311789-verizons-lenovo-flex-5g-is-the-first-windows-10-pc-with-5g-connectivity

 

How To Disable/Turn Off Touchpad Chromebook

https://www.techjunkie.com/disable-touchpad-chromebook/

 

Win10 May 2020 Update Goes Badly For Lenovo Devices

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10768/win10-may-2020-update-goes-badly-lenovo-devices

 

The New Microsoft Cortana – Is She Still Useful?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/is-new-microsoft-cortana-still-useful/

 

Where to buy webcams now: These retailers have stock

Retailers where to buy webcams right now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/where-to-buy-webcams-now-these-retailers-have-stock

 

LastPass for Opera

A simple to use extension that allows you to save time when it comes to memorizing or finding passwords, usernames or other similar information

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Opera-Extensions/LastPass-for-Opera.shtml

 

Turning off political ads on Facebook could have unpredictable consequences

What happens when paid messages from politicians disappear from the News Feed?

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/6/18/21294232/facebook-political-ads-toggle-off-effects-voter-registration-information-module

 

Recommended Reading: Why is Apple breaking up with Intel?

The week's noteworthy writing on technology and more.

https://www.engadget.com/recommended-reading-apple-intel-breakup-133013435.html

 

How to turn off political ads on Facebook and Instagram

https://www.komando.com/social-media/how-to-turn-off-political-ads/742452/

 

FCC Has 'Serious Doubts' SpaceX Starlink Can Deliver a Low Latency Internet Service

The Federal Communications Commission doesn't believe low-Earth orbit satellite providers can deliver internet service while keeping latency below 100ms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fcc-has-serious-doubts-spacex-starlink-can-deliver-a-low-latency-internet

 

Here's More Proof Comcast's Cable TV Service Is Dying'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heres-more-proof-comcasts-cable-164500775.html

 

How to find Wi-Fi password on Android

You can quickly find your Wi-Fi password from the Android settings to connect other devices or help someone, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/find-wifi-password-android/

 

Windows 10 Storage Spaces issue confirmed by Microsoft

Windows 10 version 2004 has an issue that prevents some PCs from accessing Storage Spaces.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-storage-spaces-issue-confirmed-microsoft

 

How Do I Stop Email from Going to Junk in Outlook.com?

It's frustrating when email previously marked as "not junk" continues to get sent to the Junk folder. It may be due to a hidden email address you don't normally see. I'll show you how to expose it and what to do with it.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-stop-email-from-going-to-junk-in-outlook-com/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JIPrFE9x4pdfbL

 

Zoom will extend optional end-to-end encryption to free users

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/encryption-data-security/zoom-will-extend-end-to-end-encryption-as-option-to-free-service/

 

What Will Cybersecurity's 'New Normal' Look Like?

The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes for much of the business world, cybersecurity included. What can we expect going forward?

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/what-will-cybersecuritys-new-normal-look-like/b/d-id/1338134

 

How to import passwords from Chrome to Firefox in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/import-passwords-from-chrome-to-firefox/

 

How to Use Zoom for Online Meetings

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/zoom-online-meetings/

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html#Part3

 

How to Upgrade From a Smaller SSD to a Larger One

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261505-upgrade-larger-ssd

 

How To Clear The Cache In Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/clear-cache-kodi/

 

Free Anti-Ransomware Tool is Actually a Scam

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10769/free-anti-ransomware-tool-actually-scam

 

Can (and Should) You Continue to Use Windows 8 or 8.1?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/can-should-i-still-use-windows-81/

 

iPhone 12 could crush Android phones with this 5G upgrade

The iPhone 12 could get the 5G modem that we really want

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-could-crush-android-phones-with-this-5g-upgrade

 

Unpopular Opinion: Windows 10 Version 2004 Is a Very Solid Update (I currently have two machines up and running.  Lenovo machines are and exception.  Included in this post is a tutorial on using Macrium Reflect software to do free verified backup images of what you have if Windows 10 2004 doesn't work right on your computer.)

 Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also referred to as version 2004, was released a few weeks ago, and the rollout advances in stages as part of an approach that should provide Microsoft with the chance of blocking the update from being offered to devices that might experience issues.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/unpopular-opinion-windows-10-version-2004-is-a-very-solid-update-530313.shtml

 

Zoom says free users will get end-to-end encryption after all

The beta launches in July for both free and paid users

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294355/zoom-security-end-to-end-encryptoin-beta-release-july-2020-new-feature

 

Hulu to stream IMAX documentaries

From the huge screen to the small screen.

https://www.engadget.com/hulu-imax-documentaries-075427599.html

 

5 best safety apps to download before you need them

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/best-safety-apps-for-protection/482251/

 

PNY Launches a Tiny 512GB USB Stick

The 512GB Elite-X Fit USB 3.1 drive is less than an inch long.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/pny-launches-a-tiny-512gb-usb-stick

 

5 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-183326239.html

 

SHOULD I INSTALL WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 ON MY PC? YES, BUT IT DEPENDS.

Is it safe to update to Windows 10 version 2004? Best answer: Yes, but you should still proceed with caution – here's why and what you should do.

https://pureinfotech.com/should-install-windows-10-2004-now/

 

Microsoft issues fix for printer errors in select versions of Windows 10

The updates offer fixes for Windows 10 versions 1909, 1903, 1809, and 1803.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-issues-fix-printer-errors-select-versions-windows-10

 

How Do I Copy a Webpage? Four Approaches and an Interesting Insight

Copying a webpage is not terribly difficult, but getting everything to display as it appeared can be a challenge.

https://askleo.com/copy-a-webpage/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JIPrFE9x4pdfbL

 

Cyberattackers raising stakes in financial sector, security experts tell House subcommittee

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/finance/cyberattackers-raising-stakes-in-financial-sector-security-experts-tell-house-subcommittee/

 

Cisco Patches Flaw in Webex Videoconferencing App

Vulnerability would have allowed an attacker to gain access to sensitive information on a system, Trustwave's SpiderLabs says.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cisco-patches-flaw-in-webex-videoconferencing-app/d/d-id/1338129

 

Fix error creating file copy on Google Drive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-error-creating-file-copy-on-google-drive/

 

5 Job Boards to Find Work From Home Gigs and Remote Jobs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/job-boards-find-work-home-gigs-remote-jobs/

 

How to Create a OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/52116-create-onedrive-folder-shortcut-windows-10-a.html

 

Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs May Partly Protect Against Spectre, Meltdown

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311750-intels-tiger-lake-anti-malware-tech-spectre-meltdown

 

How To See Your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-experience-index-score-windows-10/

 

20 productivity tools for the Linux terminal

Try some of these open source tools. Get more done.

https://opensource.com/article/20/6/productivity-tools-linux-terminal?sc_cid=7013a000002gUYhAAM

 

How to Protect Yourself from Malicious Tor Exit Nodes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/protect-yourself-from-malicious-tor-exit-nodes/

 

iPhone 12 leak reveals surprise fifth model for a cheaper price

iPhone 12 range could get a cheaper 5.4-inch 4G model, according to an analyst

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-leak-reveals-surprise-fifth-model-for-a-cheaper-price

 

How to Generate a Battery Usage Graph on Windows 10

While the traditional desktop computer remains a key part of the Windows ecosystem, it’s no secret that more and more people make the switch to portable devices, be they traditional laptops, 2-in-1 devices like Microsoft’s own Surface products, or tablets.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-generate-a-battery-usage-graph-on-windows-10-530311.shtml

 

AT&T to lay off thousands of workers and close 250 stores

It blamed changing consumer behaviors alongside the pandemic

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294153/att-layoffs-store-closures-phone-market-legacy-products-cricket

 

Twitter apologizes for lack of accessibility in voice notes

The criticism has ignited a larger debate about how it approaches accessibility.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-voice-notes-accessibility-210123919.html

 

100+ Chrome extensions caught spying – delete them now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/delete-these-malicious-chrome-extensions-now/742528/

 

Google Meet Layout Improved for Presentations

Now up to 16 people can be seen in a tiled layout while also placing the presentation in its own large tile.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-layout-improved-for-presentations

 

Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack

https://www.yahoo.com/video/googles-chrome-target-massive-spying-104209984.html

 

Windows 10 version 2004 download with Update Assistant tool

The Update Assistant tool has been updated to install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004), and you can get it now.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-download-update-assistant/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update biggest problems and complaints

The May 2020 Update for Windows 10 is causing a lot of headaches for a lot of users, and here's what everyone is complaining about the most.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-biggest-problems-and-complaints

 

How Do I Correct My Microsoft Account (Outlook.com) Time Zone? The Not-so-obvious Location Revealed

If the time on your Outlook.com messages is wrong by hours, you may need to correct the time zone in your Microsoft account profile.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-correct-my-microsoft-account-outlook-com-time-zone/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JIPrFE9x4pdfbL

 

Virtually no mobile phone app is safe from data theft: report

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/virtually-no-mobile-phone-app-is-safe-from-data-theft-report/

 

The Bigger the News, the Bigger the Cyber Threats

Criminals use disasters, wars, and now pandemics as air cover to focus collective anxiety and fear into highly targeted, malicious messaging.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/the-bigger-the-news-the-bigger-the-cyber-threats/a/d-id/1338079

 

How to increase Hard Drive speed & improve performance in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/increase-hard-drive-speed-performance-in-windows-10/

 

The 15 Best Offline Music Player Apps for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/music-player-apps-android/

 

How to Add or Remove OneDrive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4818-add-remove-onedrive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

Intel, ARM Hit By Side-Channel Attack Disclosures

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311580-intel-arm-hit-by-side-channel-attack-disclosures

 

How To Use Windows Sandbox

https://www.techjunkie.com/use-windows-sandbox/

 

Unboxing the latest Linux laptop from System76

A quick overview of a lightweight professional computer for Linux users.

https://opensource.com/article/20/5/linux-laptop-system76?sc_cid=7013a000002gUYhAAM

 

How to Share Files Between Android and Windows 10 on Your Network

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-shared-windows-folders-on-android/

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G leak just revealed a big upgrade

Snapdragon 865 power will make the Galaxy Z Flip 5G an even more formidable foldable

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-5g-leak-just-revealed-a-big-upgrade

 

What You Need to Know About the Automatic Rollout of Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or version 2004, was announced last month, being offered to a limited set of users who manually check for updates in Windows Update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-automatic-rollout-of-windows-10-may-2020-update-530301.shtml

 

Apple’s App Store policies are bad, but its interpretation and enforcement are worse

Arbitrariness is a feature, not a bug

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21293813/apple-app-store-policies-hey-30-percent-developers-the-trial-by-franz-kafka

 

Djay Pro uses AI to turn songs into acapellas and instrumentals on-the-fly

The app's latest update includes Neural Mix for extracting stem file-type elements from a single waveform.

https://www.engadget.com/djay-pro-ai-machine-learning-neural-mix-isolate-audio-elements-on-the-fly-130014409.html

 

Forget your keyboard, you can now tweet with your voice

https://www.komando.com/social-media/how-to-tweet-with-your-voice/742526/

 

Unihertz Announces Credit Card-Sized Jelly 2 Android Smartphone

You can't get much more pocket-friendly than an Android 10 smartphone with a 3-inch display.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/unihertz-announces-credit-card-sized-jelly-2-android-smartphone

 

Just Say 'Hey Siri, I'm Getting Pulled Over' to Record Police Interactions

https://www.yahoo.com/news/just-hey-siri-im-getting-124500679.html

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Turn your Raspberry Pi homelab into a network filesystem

Add shared filesystems to your homelab with an NFS server.

https://opensource.com/article/20/5/nfs-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=7013a000002DolXAAS

 

Google’s latest experiment is Keen, an automated, machine-learning based version of Pinterest

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/18/googles-latest-experiment-is-keen-an-automated-machine-learning-based-version-of-pinterest/

 

How to enable sync extensions on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge syncs extensions across all your devices, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-sync-extensions-microsoft-edge/

 

Five Steps to Repair Windows 10 Without Losing Programs

https://askleo.com/five-steps-to-repair-windows-10-without-losing-programs/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jk0fSZ45updfbL

 

Microsoft fixes printing issues for all affected Windows 10 versions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-printing-issues-for-all-affected-windows-10-versions/

 

Google Meet is now free for everyone, as the pursuit of Zoom continues

Google Meet was restricted to paying G Suite users, but not anymore.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3541029/google-meet-becomes-free-for-everyone.html

 

[DIGITAL LOCKDOWN] Authenticator Apps Protect Your Accounts

https://askbobrankin.com/digital_lockdown_authenticator_apps_protect_your_accounts.html

 

What is FaceApp? How to use the popular social media photo editor app

Filters to look older, younger and more

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/what-is-faceapp-how-to-use-the-popular-social-media-photo-editor-app

 

Google Earth Tour Guide: 14 Virtual Tours You’ll Want to Check Out

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-earth-virtual-tours/

 

Some Android Wallpapers Could Crash Phone

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10764/some-android-wallpapers-could-crash-phone

 

Microsoft Teams and Skype users can now chat together

Microsoft has completed rolling out Teams/Skype interoperability, allowing users of one app to collaborate with users on the other.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-teams-and-skype-users-can-now-chat-together/

 

COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/05/covid-19-contact-tracing-text-message-scams

 

Your old videos may not play in macOS Catalina. Here's why

? Apple moved on from some 32-bit formats

https://www.macworld.com/article/3562708/your-old-videos-may-not-play-in-macos-catalina-heres-why.html

 

Scammer clones job placement website to prey on the unemployed for cash and personal information

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-scam-phishing-job-placement-unemployed-personal-info-20200509-ophxfnhp2beivfgfpvc46d66p4-story.html

 

Internet Archive faces legal complaint from major publishers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-archive-faces-legal-complaint-231300051.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Leak says foldable iPhone has two display panels, looks like an iPhone 11

  - Apple is testing a foldable iPhone with two discrete displays, according to a new leak.

  - A new leak claims that the foldable iPhone has two display panels on a hinge, rounded edges like the iPhone 11, and a forehead on the outer display to house Face ID sensors.

  - Apple isn’t expected to reveal this foldable iPhone any time soon.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/15/foldable-iphone-leak-two-displays-no-notch/

 

Djay Pro uses AI to turn songs into acapellas and instrumentals on-the-fly

The app's latest update includes Neural Mix for extracting stem file-type elements from a single waveform.

https://www.engadget.com/djay-pro-ai-machine-learning-neural-mix-isolate-audio-elements-on-the-fly-130014409.html

 

Delete these apps! 30 downloads filling phones with dangerous adware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/delete-these-dangerous-apps-now/742153/

 

3M Sues Amazon Merchant for Selling Fake N95 Masks at Exorbitant Prices

The merchant allegedly defrauded customers of $350,000. 3M says it's also partnered with Amazon to shut down fraudulent N95 mask dealers on the site.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/3m-sues-amazon-merchant-for-selling-fake-n95-masks-at-exorbitant-prices

 

Apple doubles down on its right to profit from other businesses

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/17/apple-doubles-down-on-its-right-to-profit-from-other-businesses/

 

Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update: 14 best new features

Here's a list with the best new features and changes that you'll find on the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 2004 .

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-best-features/

 

How Do I Print an Email in Black Instead of Gray in Outlook.com?

Outlook.com defaults to showing dark gray text instead of black. There's no setting to change it, but I'll describe a couple of straws to grasp at.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-print-an-email-in-black-instead-of-gray-in-outlook-com/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jk0fSZ45updfbL

 

Wells Fargo phishing baits customers with calendar invites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wells-fargo-phishing-baits-customers-with-calendar-invites/

 

Windows 10's May 2020 Update borks pooled Storage Spaces

If you use Microsoft's venerable storage technology to create a pool of shared storage, don't update to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3562784/windows-10s-may-2020-update-borks-pooled-storage-spaces.html

 

Trouble Seeing Your Computer Screen? Here's Help

https://askbobrankin.com/trouble_seeing_your_computer_screen_heres_help.html

 

Photoshop Camera tips: 9 ways to master Adobe’s AI camera app\

The best ways to get maximum fun from Photoshop Camera

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/photoshop-camera-tips-9-ways-to-master-adobes-ai-camera-app

 

How to Search YouTube Like a Pro Using Advanced Search Operators

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/search-youtube-pro-google-advanced-operators/

 

'Sign in With Apple' Bug Allowed Unrestricted Access

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10765/sign-apple-bug-allowed-unrestricted-access

 

Windows 10: What Microsoft's Project Reunion means for your applications

Microsoft has been refactoring the internals of Windows for well over a decade: Project Reunion is the latest approach, and it's about letting developers mix and match resources in applications.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-what-microsofts-project-reunion-means-for-your-applications/

 

REvil hackers continue to wrack up high-profile targets with ransomware attacks

Since first leaking highly-sensitive personal information pertaining to Lady Gaga, the threat actor group has since targeted Sherwood Food Distributors and Donald Trump. Our team has been monitoring the situation closely and will continue to update here as new developments arise. 

https://www.darkowl.com/blog-content/revil-hackers-continue-to-wrack-up-high-profile-targets-with-ransomware-attacks

 

Apple's transition to its own processors: What to expect

Apple has shifted processor architectures in the Mac twice before. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3561765/apple-transition-to-its-own-processors.html

 

Scammers Exploit Rollout of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scammers-exploit-rollout-of-covid-19-contact-tracing-apps

 

Apple's new iPhone could have a huge design change, latest leak suggests

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-iphone-12-design-change-164040646.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Samsung might finally release a cheaper Galaxy S20 model

  - Samsung is reportedly developing a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition that will be the successor to 2019’s Galaxy S10 Lite, which retailed for much less than the Galaxy S10.

  - The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is expected to have 128GB of storage and a Snapdragon 865 CPU.

  - Samsung is rumored to launch the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 on August 5th.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/12/galaxy-s20-fan-edition-cheaper-samsung-phone/

 

Google's Area 120 reveals Pinterest-like app called Keen

The app lets you collect and share ideas, links and resources. Sound familiar?

https://www.engadget.com/keen-google-area-120-pinterest-app-172545462.html

 

5 clues that your email has been hacked

https://www.komando.com/privacy/clues-your-email-has-been-hacked/741549/

 

How to Take a Screenshot on Any Device

Here's everything you need to know about capturing screenshots, no matter the platform—Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, and even Linux.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-any-device

 

Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/17/daily-crunch-facebook-will-let-you-turn-off-political-ads/

 

How to share group of tabs on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now has an extension to group and share tabs in various formats, and here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/share-group-tabs-microsoft-edge/

 

Can My ISP See I’m Using a VPN or a Proxy?

If you want to hide your IP address, it's important to understand the terminology so you get the results you want.

https://askleo.com/can-my-isp-see-im-using-a-vpn-or-proxy/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jk0fSZ45updfbL

 

79 Netgear router models risk full takeover due to unpatched bug

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/79-netgear-router-models-risk-full-takeover-due-to-unpatched-bug/

 

Plex app lets you stream free movies and TV shows without an account

The Android version of the Plex app now lets anyone watch free ad-supported videos, no account required, while the iOS app will soon get the feature as well.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3563332/plex-app-lets-you-stream-free-movies-and-tv-shows-without-an-account.html

 

[HOWTO] Inbound Faxes Without a Fax Machine

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_inbound_faxes_without_a_fax_machine.html

 

How to block a number on iPhone and Android

This will help you block spam texts and calls

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-block-a-number-on-iphone-and-android

 

5 Creative Hobbies for Adults That’ll Make You a Happier Person

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/creative-hobbies-will-make-happier-person/

 

Chinese App Detector Banned From Google

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10766/chinese-app-detector-banned-google

 

Popular mobile banking apps are riddled with security flaws, and Android users are more at risk

A study of banking apps for iOS and Android found poor source code protection, cleartext storage of sensitive data, and other serious flaws that make it easy for attackers to break into accounts.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/popular-mobile-banking-apps-are-riddled-with-security-flaws-and-android-users-are-more-at-risk/

 

FICO Digital Banking Study: Security and Authentication in a Digital World

FICO commissioned an independent survey of 5,000 people over 10 countries, find out how consumers feel about online banking security and biometrics

https://www.fico.com/blogs/fico-digital-banking-study-security-and-authentication-digital-world

 

How to share a Wi-Fi connection via macOS

An often-overlooked feature for connectivity.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546239/how-to-share-a-wi-fi-connection-via-macos.html

 

The Three Pillars of the Three Computer Security Pillars

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-three-pillars-of-the-three-computer-security-pillars

 

Apple has just patched the recent iOS 13.5 jailbreak

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-just-patched-recent-ios-195311650.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

iPhone 12 production to begin in July ahead of a planned fall release

  - Apple’s iPhone 12 will be the first iPhone model to include 5G support.

  - The iPhone 12 will likely launch in October, though some iPhone 12 Pro models might be delayed until November.

  - iPhone 12 production is slated to begin in July.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/09/iphone-12-release-on-track-2020-october-launch/

 

Facebook will share new independent privacy reports with the FTC

The platform wants to be more transparent about its policies.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-will-have-its-privacy-efforts-reported-to-the-ftc-123012906.html

 

Beware of this convincing banking scam coming after your password

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/convincing-banking-scam-coming-after-your-password/742524/

 

Intel's Lakefield Chips Are Here to Unlock New Laptop Designs, Including Foldable PCs

'Lakefield' will appear first inside Samsung’s Galaxy Book S, going on sale this month in select markets. It will also power Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold, a laptop with a bendable screen.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intels-lakefield-chips-are-here-to-unlock-new-laptop-designs-including

 

Facebook tests the ability to share collections of curated content more publicly

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/17/facebook-tests-the-ability-to-share-collections-of-curated-content-more-publicly/

 

MICROSOFT EDGE GETS PINTEREST INTEGRATION AND SIDEBAR SHARE OPTION

Microsoft is planning to bring sidebar search option and Pinterest integration for Collections to its Edge-Chromium browser.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-pinterest-integration-sidebar-share/

 

Can Someone Install Something on My Computer When It’s Not Logged In?

If your computer is not physically secure, someone could install something even if you're not logged in.

https://askleo.com/can_someone_install_something_on_my_computer_when_its_not_logged_in/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jk0fSZ45updfbL

 

Hijacked Oxford server used by hackers for Office 365 phishing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hijacked-oxford-server-used-by-hackers-for-office-365-phishing/

 

Microsoft Edge uses less memory in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

A memory allocation improvement helps Edge run more efficiently, and Google Chrome may use this technique as well.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3563473/microsoft-edge-uses-less-memory-in-the-windows-10-may-2020-update.html

 

Wow, You Can Do That With Excel?

https://askbobrankin.com/wow_you_can_do_that_with_excel.html

 

How to stream on YouTube: from live events to streaming your favorite games

Make it big on YouTube

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-stream-on-youtube-from-live-events-to-streaming-your-favorite-games

 

How to Optimize Windows 10 for Gaming and Performance

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/optimize-windows-10-gaming/

 

Google Sued Over Incognito Mode

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10767/google-sued-over-incognito-mode

 

Microsoft 365 phishing campaign exploits Samsung, Adobe, and Oxford University

The attack redirects users through legitimate websites in an attempt to capture their Microsoft credentials, says Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-365-phishing-campaign-exploits-samsung-adobe-and-oxford-university/

 

Iran Struck First. 'Israel' Retaliated Massively. Behind the Cyber War Rattling the Middle East

The retaliation attributed to Israel by Washington Post aimed neither to cause physical damage nor casualties, but to send a warning: We can harm you tenfold

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/iran-israel-cyber-war-middle-east-mossad-persian-gulf-port-1.8858292

 

What that Wi-Fi label at the top of your iPhone means

Wi-Fi calling doesn’t mean you’re calling over Wi-Fi owned by the cellular carrier.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546412/what-that-wi-fi-label-at-the-top-of-your-iphone-means.html

 

How to Change Your Privacy Settings on Facebook

Are your Facebook settings adjusted for maximum privacy? Facebook holds the personal data of billions of monthly active users, and you should ensure the safety of your personal information while using the social media giant. We’ll teach you exactly how in our comprehensive Facebook privacy settings guide.

https://www.avast.com/c-change-facebook-privacy-settings

 

A New Leak Points to a Radical Redesign for the iPhone 12

https://news.yahoo.com/leak-points-radical-redesign-iphone-194800223.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Samsung will surprise us with four brand new devices on August 5th

  - Samsung is set to unveil four new devices at the Unpacked event on August 5th: Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy Watch 3.

  - There will be two versions of the new Note: Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

  - Leaker Jon Prosser believes that all three new phones will launch on August 20th.

Microsoft will resume optional non-security Windows 10 updates in July

They will be released every third week of the month.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-will-resume-optional-nonsecurity-windows-10-updates-in-july-080556938.html

 

Komando DIY: 7 must-try iPhone tricks

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/komando-diy-7-must-try-iphone-tricks/742565/

 

FCC Proposes Record $225M Fine For 1 Billion Spoofed Robocalls

That's the largest proposed fine in the Commission's 86-year history.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fcc-proposes-record-225m-fine-for-1-billion-spoofed-robocalls

 

Dropbox introduces slew of new features for business and home users

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/16/dropbox-introduces-slew-of-new-features-for-business-and-home-users/

 

How to recover deleted Sticky Notes on Windows 10

Did you delete a note from Sticky Notes by accident? Use these steps to restore it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/recover-deleted-sticky-notes-windows-10/

 

New Cisco Webex Meetings flaw lets attackers steal auth tokens

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-cisco-webex-meetings-flaw-lets-attackers-steal-auth-tokens/

 

10 Common Facebook Problems and Errors (And How to Fix Them)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-facebook-problems-errors/

 

Check your PC or Mac for a dangerous new program that records your keystrokes

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dangerous-new-program-records-your-keystrokes/742219/

 

24 Linux desktops you need to try

Gotta catch them all!

https://opensource.com/article/20/5/linux-desktops?sc_cid=7013a000002DolXAAS

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Ransomware now demands extra payment to delete stolen files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-now-demands-extra-payment-to-delete-stolen-files/

 

The state of ransomware 2020 (remember, most individuals don't get ransomware, Its all the web sites you have your account information on that get hit including government, local to federal)

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/05/12/the-state-of-ransomware-2020/

 

[U: SSD Kits now available] Apple adds new high-end GPU option for 16-inch MacBook Pro, SSD upgrade kit for Mac Pro

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/15/macbook-pro-gpu-ssd-upgrade/

 

WINDOWS 10 32-BIT END OF LIFE STARTS WITH VERSION 2004

Microsoft begins the phase out process of the 32-bit version of Windows 10, and starting with the May 2020 Update, PC makers will only be able to install 64-bit builds.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-32-bit-end-life/

 

Can My Workplace See What Else I Do When I Work from Home?

Working from home can be convenient, or even a necessity. Does it open up your other online activity to scrutiny by your company?

https://askleo.com/can-my-workplace-see-what-else-i-do-when-i-work-from-home/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J6WJrnkVypdfbL

 

Fileless Malware: Are You Exposed?

https://askbobrankin.com/fileless_malware_are_you_exposed.html

 

Intel Says 'Tiger Lake' Will Drown Control-Flow Malware

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Intel-Says-Tiger-Lake-Will-Drown-Control-Flow-Malware-86712.html

 

5 trillion bytes a day: SpaceX engineers flash some facts about Starlink satellites

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/5-trillion-bytes-day-spacex-232141318.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Microsoft Warns of COVID-19 Email Malware Scam

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10761/microsoft-warns-covid-19-email-malware-scam

 

This Siri trick for iPhone launches your camera and texts an emergency contact if you get pulled over

  - An outside developer has come up with a Siri Shortcut that automatically turns on your iPhone’s video camera, mutes your phone and sends a text message with your location to an emergency contact if you get pulled over.

  - Once you’ve installed it, all you have to say is “Siri, I’m getting pulled over,” and Siri will do the rest.

  - Here’s how to install and use the “I’m getting pulled over” Siri shortcut.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/18/apple-siri-im-getting-pulled-over-records-video-when-you-get-stopped.html

 

Microsoft rolls out fix for Windows 10 printer bug

But the company has yet to release a patch for some versions of the platform.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-fix-windows-10-printer-bug-080541203.html

 

Apple may return iOS to its original 'iPhone OS' name at WWDC

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/18/apple-may-return-ios-to-its-original-iphone-os-name-at-wwdc

 

Real Online Privacy for Beginners: 60+ Essential Tips and Warnings

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-privacy-beginners/

 

Watch Out for the Coming Tsunami of Mortgage Rescue Phishing Scams

https://blog.knowbe4.com/watch-out-for-the-coming-tsunami-of-mortgage-rescue-phishing-scams

 

Coronavirus-related cyberattacks are like a kicked 'hornet's nest'

McAfee detected malware, disguised as apps for body temperature checks or other functions. Accenture found 16,000 coronavirus-related domains.

https://www.ciodive.com/news/coronavirus-related-cyberattacks-are-like-a-kicked-hornets-nest/577701/

 

EU Wants Google, Facebook, Twitter to Report Monthly on Fight Against Fake News

Two senior European Commission officials asked the tech companies for regular reviews on how they're handling coronavirus disinformation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/eu-wants-google-facebook-twitter-to-report-monthly-on-fight-against-fake

 

Tech how-to: Set up Do Not Disturb on your Android

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/tech-how-to-set-up-do-not-disturb-on-your-android/741539/

 

Upcoming iPhone CarKey feature described in iOS 13.6 privacy screens

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/15/iphone-car-key-ios-13-6/

 

Windows 10 version 2004 processor requirement changes

Windows 10 May 2020 Update now supports MD's Ryzen 4000 series and up to Intel 10th Generation Core processors.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-processor-requirements/

 

How Do I Run a Program “As Administrator”?

We'll look at why Windows asks you for administrator privileges even when you are the administrator, and what to do when it does.

https://askleo.com/run-as-administrator/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J6WJrnkVypdfbL

 

Tor Browser: Polished and Private

https://askbobrankin.com/tor_browser_polished_and_private.html

 

The Strange, Meandering Journey to Online Speech Regulation

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Strange-Meandering-Journey-to-Online-Speech-Regulation-86711.html

 

T-Mobile explains what caused the massive outage that disrupted voice and data service across the United States earlier this week

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-explains-caused-massive-135230051.html

 

Win10 KB4556799 Breaks Internet, Audio; Blue Screens

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10762/win10-kb4556799-breaks-internet-audio-blue-screens

 

THE VERGE GUIDE TO MACOS

https://www.theverge.com/21281530/macos-mac-imac-user-guide-how-to-os-tips

 

UK switches COVID-19 contact tracing app to Apple and Google framework

It will use the decentralized approach meant to better protect users’ identities.

https://www.engadget.com/uk-contact-tracing-app-apple-google-decentralized-135218401.html

 

Google Chrome’s memory use could drop significantly after adopting a new Windows 10 feature

https://www.xda-developers.com/google-chrome-memory-use-drop-adopting-windows-10-feature/

 

Try These 5 Unique Productivity Methods to Break Out of Boredom

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unique-productivity-methods-break-boredom/

 

OUCH! REvil Ransomware Attack Hits A-List Celeb Law Firm

https://blog.knowbe4.com/ouch-revil-ransomware-attack-hits-a-list-celeb-law-firm

 

Washington, D.C. Adds Security Requirements in New Data Breach Notification Law

https://www.dwt.com/blogs/privacy--security-law-blog/2020/05/washington-dc-new-data-breach-notification-law

 

Amazon Hits Pause on Offering Facial-Recognition Tech to Police

The moratorium arrives as academics, civil rights advocates, and the company’s own employees have all expressed concerns that Amazon’s Rekognition facial-recognition technology will lead to policing abuses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-hits-pause-on-offering-facial-recognition-tech-to-police

 

5 free Windows 10 downloads you’ll love

https://www.komando.com/downloads/5-free-windows-10-downloads/587597/

 

Exclusive: iOS 14 to include overhauled Podcasts app with ‘For You’, bonus content, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/18/exclusive-ios-14-to-include-overhauled-podcasts-app-with-for-you-bonus-content-more/#more-651936

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes support for DNS over HTTPS to improve your online privacy, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dns-over-https-windows-10/

 

How Do I Get Rid of Bing?

How to say, "Thanks, but no thanks" to Bing -- to the extent that you can, that is.

https://askleo.com/get-rid-of-bing/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J6WJrnkVypdfbL

 

Time to Upgrade Your Hard Drive to SSD?

https://askbobrankin.com/time_to_upgrade_your_hard_drive_to_ssd.html

 

New Flaws in Intel's CPU Software Guard Extensions Revealed

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/New-Flaws-in-Intels-CPU-Software-Guard-Extensions-Revealed-86709.html

 

AT&T is laying off thousands of workers and shutting down at least 250 stores

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-laying-off-thousands-workers-195755148.html

 

Scan your Linux security with Lynis

Check the security of your Linux box with this comprehensive open source security auditing tool.

https://opensource.com/article/20/5/linux-security-lynis?sc_cid=7013a000002DnAGAA0

 

You won’t find the Microsot Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 cheaper than this

https://www.digitaltrends.com/dtdeals/microsoft-surface-laptop-3-surface-pro-7-deals-best-buy-summer-sale-2020/

 

UK switches COVID-19 contact tracing app to Apple and Google framework

It will use the decentralized approach meant to better protect users’ identities.

https://www.engadget.com/uk-contact-tracing-app-apple-google-decentralized-135218401.html

 

A cybercrime store is selling access to more than 43,000 hacked servers

The MagBo portal provides access to hacked servers, with some belonging to local and state government, hospitals, and financial organizations.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-cybercrime-store-is-selling-access-to-more-than-43000-hacked-servers/

 

Vinyl vs. Digital Music: 5 Reasons Why Digital Is Better

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/forget-vinyl-reasons-digital-superior/

 

World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Falls For $10m Social Engineering Attack

https://blog.knowbe4.com/worlds-largest-sovereign-wealth-fund-falls-for-10m-social-engineering-attack

 

Top 10 Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-133a

 

Twitter to Ask 'Did You Actually Read This Article?' Before Retweets

The feature might be an effective guardrail to prevent misinformation from going viral on Twitter. But we wouldn't be surprised if some critics accuse the company of using the test feature as a censorship tactic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-to-ask-did-you-actually-read-this-article-before-retweets

 

Slow computer? 9 ways to make it run faster

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/9-slow-computer-fixes/363712/

 

Siri Shortcuts and rich commands come to Castro Podcast Player for iPhone and Apple Watch

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/18/castro-podcast-player-ios-siri-support/

 

How to block malicious apps on Windows 10

Windows 10 May 2020 Update ships with a new feature to protect against potentially unwanted apps, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-malicious-apps-windows-10/

 

Does a Wi-Fi Log-in Page Mean It’s Secure?

If you connect to an open Wi-Fi hotspot without a password and can see anything at all, it's not a secure connection.

https://askleo.com/does-a-log-in-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J6WJrnkVypdfbL

 

Geekly Update - 17 June 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_17_june_2020.html

 

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Apple-to-Design-Its-Own-ARM-Based-Mac-Chips-86705.html

 

Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack

https://www.yahoo.com/video/googles-chrome-target-massive-spying-104209984.html

 

Modify a disk image to create a Raspberry Pi-based homelab

Create a "private cloud at home" with a Raspberry Pi or other single-board computer.

https://opensource.com/article/20/5/disk-image-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=7013a000002DnAGAA0

 

Click Here to Find Out Who Falls for Scams

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blogs/click-here-falls-scams/

 

Asana for Microsoft Teams lets you turn chats into action items

Conversations in Teams can now take place alongside Asana projects.

https://www.engadget.com/asana-for-microsoft-teams-130033250.html

 

Google removes 106 Chrome extensions for collecting sensitive user data

Security firm identifies 111 malicious Chrome extensions collecting user keystrokes, clipboard content, cookies, more.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-removes-106-chrome-extensions-for-collecting-sensitive-user-data/

 

Don’t Toss Old Printouts! 19 Uses for Used Paper

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-throw-that-old-printout-away-21-projects-for-used-paper/

 

Some 2020 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Users Experiencing Issues With USB 2.0 Accessories

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/17/macbook-pro-usb-2-0-accessory-issues/

 

Here are almost 100 new features in Android 11

Everything from Google's massive notification overhaul to subtle icon tweaks — now with Beta 1

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/17/every-new-android-11-feature-changelog/

 

Google's Android 11 Beta Is Now Live: Here's What's New

Google says it designed Android 11 around three key themes: People, controls, and privacy. If you own a Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 device, you can enroll to download the OS today.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/googles-android-11-beta-is-now-live-heres-whats-new

 

Patch your tech now: Printers, routers and more at risk

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/secure-your-tech-with-these-critical-patches/742354/

 

Windows 10’s latest updates may soon reduce Google Chrome’s RAM usage

https://9to5google.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-ram-windows-segmentheap-update/

 

Zoom U-turns on no e2e encryption for free users

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/17/zoom-u-turns-on-no-e2e-encryption-for-free-users/

 

How to fix USB drive not accessible or unable to format on Windows 10

When your USB drive, SD card, or another type of drive isn't working on Windows 10, you can use these commands to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-usb-drive-not-accessible-unable-format-windows-10/

 

3 Better Ways to Store Your Files Than on the Desktop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-better-ways-store-files-desktop/

 

One download to tell you if your iPhone has been hacked

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/how-to-tell-you-if-your-iphone-was-hacked/742246/

 

More claimed iPhone 12 CAD images surface, with new claims, but mean little

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/18/iphone-12-cad-images/

 

Feds Reveal Hidden Cobra’s Trove of Espionage Tools

https://threatpost.com/feds-publish-malware-analysis-of-hidden-cobra/155686/

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 31 Android Selfie / Photo Editors Are Actually Malware

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10771/31-android-selfie-photo-editors-are-actually-malware

 

10 Awesome Windows 10 Desktop Tips and Tricks

https://www.howtogeek.com/676052/10-awesome-windows-10-desktop-tips-and-tricks/

 

How Google's New 'One Tap' Android Sign-Ins Work

https://lifehacker.com/how-googles-new-one-tap-android-sign-ins-work-1844056789

 

Odds are we'll all soon move to Desktop-as-a-Service

I still love my standalone desktops. But with the coronavirus pandemic forcing more people to work from home, it's becoming clear, we're doing a lousy job of protecting our PCs. The only real answer: Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3562731/odds-are-well-all-soon-move-to-desktop-as-a-service.html

 

5 Steps to Better Wi-Fi In Your House – Improving Your Wireless Connection

https://askleo.com/5-steps-to-better-wi-fi/

 

How to Find and Use Excel's Free Flowchart Templates

https://www.lifewire.com/using-excel-free-flowchart-templates-3123593

 

Zoom reverses course, will give end-to-end encryption option to all users

  - Users who wish to enable the higher-grade encryption will be asked to provide additional information.

  - Previously the plan was to provide end-to-end encryption only to two types of paying account holders.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/zoom-will-give-end-to-end-encryption-option-to-all-users.html

 

Your Hard Drive: Is it SMART Enough?

https://askbobrankin.com/your_hard_drive_is_it_smart_enough.html

 

Microsoft launches the new Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store officially

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/17/microsoft-launches-the-new-microsoft-edge-add-ons-store-officially/

 

Civil rights groups slam Facebook, call for ad boycott

A new campaign, called #StopHateforProfit, urges corporations to pull ads from Facebook.

https://www.cnet.com/news/civil-rights-groups-slam-facebook-call-for-ad-boycott/

 

Microsoft’s Kelley: Six principles that influence people to say yes can be leveraged to thwart social engineering

https://www.scmagazine.com/infosec-world-2020/infosec-world-2020-cybersecurity-starts-with-people/

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/microsoft-patch-tuesday-june-2020-edition/

 

FCC Calls Hours-Long T-Mobile Service Outage ‘Unacceptable’

The "voice and text wireless issue" left customers, including 911 operators, with widespread problems.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/06/17/fcc-calls-hours-long-t-mobile-service-outage-unacceptable/

 

New Mac malware spreads disguised as Flash Player installer via Google search results

https://www.grahamcluley.com/mac-malware-flash-player-google/

 

After Installing Windows 10: 6 Things You Must Do

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/post-installation-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Broke One of Its Most Useful Windows 10 Features With Its Latest Update

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-broke-one-of-its-most-useful-windows-10-featu-1844039643

 

Best antivirus apps for Windows 10

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-antivirus-apps-windows-10-151939274.html

 

How to see recent activity on your Mac and clear it

https://macpaw.com/how-to/clear-recents-mac

 

Get to the secret Netflix menus and start watching

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/get-to-the-secret-netflix-menus-and-start-watching/558873/

 

Controversial Startup to Continue Supplying Police With Facial-Recognition Tech

Clearview AI has no plans to stop offering its facial recognition to police, even as Amazon and IBM have decided to rein in the technology amid concerns it can be abused for surveillance.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/controversial-startup-to-continue-supplying-police-with-facial-recognition

 

New Ransomware: Pay Up Or Files Go Public

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10770/new-ransomware-pay-or-files-go-public

 

Why Am I Connected to Wi-Fi But Not the Internet?

BENJ EDWARDS  @benjedwards

https://www.howtogeek.com/676918/why-am-i-connected-to-wi-fi-but-not-the-internet/

 

How to Connect Your Favorite Streaming Services to Google Maps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-connect-your-favorite-streaming-services-to-goog-1844053932

 

June cumulative updates cause multiple problems with network printers

There are reports all over of the Windows June cumulative updates – KB 4560960 (Win10 version 1903/1909), KB 4557957 (Win10 2004), KB 4561608 (Win10 1809/Server 2019) and KB 4561612 (Server 2012) – breaking network printers. Uninstalling the update seems to fix the problem.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3562420/june-cumulative-updates-cause-multiple-problems-with-network-printers.html

 

Does a Wi-Fi Log-in Page Mean It’s Secure?

If you connect to an open Wi-Fi hotspot without a password and can see anything at all, it's not a secure connection.

https://askleo.com/does-a-log-in-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/

 

The 13 Best AirPods Tips and Tricks of 2020

Control your earbuds' functions

https://www.lifewire.com/the-13-best-airpods-tips-and-tricks-of-2019-4769281

 

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced the social network will allow its users to turn off seeing political ads. 

  - Zuckerberg did not say when this feature will roll out.

  - For months, Facebook has endured criticism for its policy that allows politicians to run political ads containing false information on its services.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/facebook-will-allow-users-to-turn-off-political-ads-mark-zuckerberg.html

 

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Security

https://askbobrankin.com/eternal_vigilance_is_the_price_of_security.html

 

Windows 10 20H2 update later this year will be minor

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/17/windows-10-20h2-update-later-this-year-will-be-minor/

 

Facebook aims to register 4 million voters, let you turn off political ads

The social network is calling it the "largest voting information campaign in American history."

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-aims-to-get-4-million-people-to-register-to-vote-with-new-info-center/

 

‘Woefully lax’ security led to WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/woefully-lax-security-led-to-wikileaks-vault-7-dump/

 

Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted by KrebsOnSecurity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/florence-ala-hit-by-ransomware-12-days-after-being-alerted-by-krebsonsecurity/

 

Report: Russia-Linked Disinformation Operation Still Active

A Kremlin-linked social media disinformation operation that sought to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election has continued its work to divide and discredit Western democracies, a new report finds.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/06/16/report-russia-linked-disinformation-operation-still-active/

 

Nintendo warns 300,000 accounts have been hacked since early April

Stop reusing passwords, and enable two-step verification.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/nintendo-300000-accounts-have-been-hacked/

 

8 Bad VPNs You Must Avoid to Protect Your Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/avoid-bad-vpns/

 

You Should Really Update Your BIOS

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-update-your-bios-1843887853

 

Apple may release an iPhone 'mini' later this year — here's everything we know about it so far

  - Apple's iPhone 12 could come in a new size: a 5.4-inch variant that would be noticeably smaller than the current 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro.

  - This 5.4-inch iPhone is expected to have two cameras, a faster processor, and 5G connectivity in addition to other upgrades.

  - It's rumored to be one of four iPhones that Apple could debut in the fall.

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-may-release-iphone-mini-133000131.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to remove MyCouponSmart adware from Chrome, Safari, and Firefox

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-mycouponsmart-from-mac

 

Hulu won’t work on these streaming devices soon

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming/hulu-ends-support-on-these-streaming-devices/741279/

 

The Best Podcasts for 2020

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time, whether you're commuting, working, or relaxing. Check out our staff's 70 favorite podcasts in seven categories.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-podcasts

 

Free Anti-Ransomware Tool is Actually a Scam

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10769/free-anti-ransomware-tool-actually-scam

 

How to Use Windows 10’s “Fresh Start” on the May 2020 Update

https://www.howtogeek.com/678025/how-to-use-windows-10s-fresh-start-on-the-may-2020-update/

 

How Chrome's Short URLs Can Increase Your Security

https://lifehacker.com/how-chromes-short-urls-can-increase-your-security-1844040108

 

Large in number, large in nature, this Patch Tuesday needs your attention

With another critical update to Adobe Flash Player, critical updates to Microsoft’s browsers and the number and nature of updates to Windows platform, this month yields a large testing surface for companies.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3562418/large-in-number-large-in-nature-this-patch-tuesday-needs-your-attention.html

 

How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?

Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I'll review how to stay safe.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely/

 

Now Zoom Is Giving Everyone Encryption for Free

Non-paying Zoom users can expect encryption, if they share some info

https://www.lifewire.com/zoom-is-giving-everyone-encryption-for-free-5025651

 

The coronavirus-fueled tech trends that will continue to dominate daily life

  - A majority of the CNBC Disruptor 50 start-ups are in hiring mode, even as the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 13.5% due to Covid-19.

  - Many of these companies have an existing focus on health care, financial services, cloud connectivity, digital marketing and online distribution to consumers, and they have seen demand for their core products and services more than double during the economic shutdown.

  - Machine learning and artificial intelligence underlie much of the explosive growth. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/16/the-coronavirus-fueled-tech-trends-that-will-continue-to-dominate.html

 

Money Saving Tips For Online Shoppers

https://askbobrankin.com/money_saving_tips_for_online_shoppers.html

 

Windows 10 version 2004: Fresh Start is not gone, it is just somewhere else

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/16/windows-10-version-2004-fresh-start-is-not-gone-it-is-just-somewhere-else/

 

Justice Department proposes limits to online platforms' legal protections

This comes in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order targeting social media sites.

https://www.cnet.com/news/justice-department-will-reportedly-push-limits-to-online-platforms-legal-protections/

 

Ripple20 bugs in scores of IoT devices reveal third-party code dangers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/ripple20-bugs-in-scores-of-iot-devices-reveal-3rd-party-code-dangers/

 

Romanian Skimmer Gang in Mexico Outed by KrebsOnSecurity Stole $1.2 Billion

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/romanian-skimmer-gang-in-mexico-outed-by-krebsonsecurity-stole-1-2-billion/

 

Linuxfx 10: A Smart, Easy Way to Transition From Windows

https://linuxinsider.com/story/linuxfx-10-a-smart-easy-way-to-transition-from-windows-86694.html

 

Your “smart” household appliance might have a short lifespan

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/boxhub_category/smart-household-appliance-might-short-lifespan/

 

How to Test Your Home Network Speed (And Decipher the Results)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/test-home-network-speed-decipher-results/

 

How to Pick the Right Power Supply for Your Next PC

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-pick-the-right-power-supply-for-your-next-pc-1844014190

 

Google is launching a new app that lets you do almost anything on your Android phone with just the press of a button

  - Google is releasing a new app called Action Blocks that lets you create shortcuts to specific tasks that appear as tiles on the home screen.

  - The app was designed to make it easier for those with cognitive disabilities to perform tasks like listening to music or making a phone call, but anyone can use it.

  - It's the latest example of how large tech companies like Google are making accessibility a bigger focus when developing products.

https://news.yahoo.com/google-launching-app-lets-almost-163000054.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

What is Botnet attack and how to avoid it

https://macpaw.com/how-to/avoid-botnet-attack-on-mac

 

Homeland Security warning: Patch this dangerous PC bug

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-smbghost-bug-warning/741476/

 

10 Important Points for IT Pros Migrating Their Phone Service

With so many people working from home, a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone service can offer more benefits than ever. But all that distance also means added complexity, so here are 10 important considerations to keep your IT team successful.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/10-important-points-for-it-pros-migrating-their-phone-service

 

Win10 May 2020 Update Goes Badly For Lenovo Devices

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10768/win10-may-2020-update-goes-badly-lenovo-devices

 

How to Include Captions in Microsoft Excel Graphs

https://www.howtogeek.com/673657/how-to-include-captions-in-microsoft-excel-graphs/

 

Stream Music From YouTube With These Mac Apps

https://lifehacker.com/stream-music-from-youtube-with-these-mac-apps-1843304857

 

Some Win10 PCs are apparently being upgraded to version 2004 without consent

I’m seeing an increase in the number of people who claim that their Windows 10 version 1903 or 1909 computers were upgraded to version 2004, without warning. The behavior might be due to a bug in the way Win10 handles “Pause updates.”

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3561597/some-win10-pcs-are-apparently-being-upgraded-to-version-2004-without-consent.html

 

Is it Safe to Share My Internet Connection with My Neighbor?

Giving a neighbor temporary internet access seems like a neighborly thing to do. Before you do it, understand the risks of sharing your internet.

https://askleo.com/is_it_safe_to_share_my_internet_connection_with_my_neighbor/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Gestures

Enable, use, and customize touchpad gestures to do more, faster

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-windows-10-touchpad-gestures-4587314

 

Samsung’s new phone will be the cheapest 5G phone in the U.S. when it launches Friday

  - Samsung said Monday that the Galaxy A71 5G will launch in the U.S. on Friday.

  - It will be the cheapest 5G phone in the U.S., priced at $599.99 before carrier subsidies, undercutting the OnePlus 8 sold on T-Mobile by $100. 

  - The A71 5G will be available through T-Mobile and Sprint on Friday. AT&T and Verizon will also sell the device later this summer.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/15/samsung-galaxy-a71-5g-price-release-date-us.html

 

Revealed: The Source of Mystery Messages

https://askbobrankin.com/revealed_the_source_of_mystery_messages.html

 

Reposition any program's window to the center of the screen with Window Centering Helper

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/16/reposition-any-programs-window-to-the-center-of-the-screen-with-window-centering-helper/

 

Twitter will let you record and post short audio tweets

The test feature lets iOS users tweet with their voice.

https://www.cnet.com/news/twitter-will-let-you-record-and-post-short-audio-tweets/

 

Vulnerability in Trump campaign app revealed keys and secrets

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerability-in-trump-campaign-app-revealed-keys-and-secrets/

 

REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/revil-ransomware-gang-starts-auctioning-victim-data/

 

POP!_OS Delivers Outstanding GNOME Experience

https://linuxinsider.com/story/pop_os-delivers-outstanding-gnome-experience-86679.html

 

Credit-Card Skimming Malware Hit Websites As Coronavirus Lockdown Forced Retailers to Close High Street Stores

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/credit-card-skimming-malware-hit-websites-as-coronavirus-lockdown-forced-retailers-to-close-high-street-stores

 

The Best Google Search Cheat Sheet: Tips, Operators, and Commands to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-google-search-tips-pdf/

 

These Are the Best 11 Features We've Found in the Android 11 Beta So Far

https://gizmodo.com/these-are-the-best-11-features-weve-found-in-the-androi-1844010405

 

Apple is expected to release a larger iPhone 12 Pro later this year — here's everything we know about Apple's next high-end iPhones so far

  - Apple is expected to release four new iPhones this year, including two models expected to be called the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

  - While some features will be consistent across all models — like 5G support and OLED displays — others are expected to be exclusive to the Pro phones.

  - Such features may include a triple-lens camera and refreshed design that resembles the iPad Pro.

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-expected-release-larger-iphone-123000709.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

5 things we’ve learned about quarantine cleaning

https://macpaw.com/news/quarantine-cleaning-infographic

 

3 signs your tech has been hacked

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/3-signs-youve-been-hacked/741012/

 

The Reckoning Is Coming: Regulating Big Tech

The Faustian bargain that has us trading private data for free services from the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google is finally getting attention from regulators and lawmakers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-reckoning-is-coming-regulating-big-tech

 

Google Sued Over Incognito Mode

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10767/google-sued-over-incognito-mode

 

How to Enable Attendee Registration for Zoom Meetings

https://www.howtogeek.com/674750/how-to-enable-attendee-registration-for-zoom-meetings/

 

Despite resolution not to give in to hackers’ ransom demands, some cities are still paying up after attacks

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/despite-resolution-not-to-give-in-to-hackers-ransom-demands-some-cities-are-still-paying-up-after-attacks-23491.html

 

Exclusive: Get Windows 10 Pro for $39.99 (80% off retail) right now

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3562396/exclusive-get-windows-10-pro-for-39-99-80-off-retail-right-now.html

 

These San Francisco doctors flew to New York to fight the coronavirus — and they have a warning for us

  - San Francisco doctors who volunteered to help in New York during Covid-19 outbreak have now returned home. 

  - They describe some of the terrifying scenes they saw, and note that many patients were in their 40s and 50s.

  - They urge people to take the public health guidelines seriously. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/13/san-francisco-doctors-recount-experience-fighting-coronavirus-in-nyc.html

 

Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/riding-the-state-unemployment-fraud-wave/

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How to Continue Your Education Online as a Senior Citizen

https://www.thesimpledollar.com/financial-wellness/how-to-continue-your-online-education-as-a-senior-citizen/

 

Chrome to Automatically Block Power-Hungry Ads

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10759/chrome-automatically-block-power-hungry-ads

 

What Is the Difference Between an APU, CPU, and GPU?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-the-difference-between-an-apu-a-cpu-and-a-gpu-makeuseof-explains/

 

Samsung's Galaxy A71 5G comes to the US on June 19th for $600

The more powerful mid-ranger will come to most US carriers.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-a71-5g-us-availability-130012112.html

 

Best Video Editors for Children that are easy to learn and use

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-video-editors-for-children-that-are-easy-to-learn-and-use/

 

[HOWTO] Fight Spam With a Disposable Email Address

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_fight_spam_with_a_disposable_email_address.html

 

With QLC, SSD Manufacturers Target Hard Drives’ Final Strength: Raw Capacity

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311625-8tb-qlc-ssd-samsung

 

Windows 10 to get support for Linux GUI apps

Soon you'll be able to run Linux GUI apps alongside Windows 10 apps without the need to third-party solutions.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-support-linux-gui-apps/

 

The Biggest Risk to Your Privacy

The biggest risk to your privacy is probably not what you think it is.

https://askleo.com/the-biggest-risk-to-your-privacy/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7PVxezISpdfbL

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

15 Individuals Plead Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Online Auction Fraud Scheme

Members of Romanian gang used fraudulent ads for nonexistent products to extract money from US Internet users, DoJ says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/15-individuals-plead-guilty-to-multimillion-dollar-online-auction-fraud-scheme/d/d-id/1338082

 

The 5 Best Home Security Systems and Outdoor Cameras

https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-best-home-security-systems-190300944.html

 

What are Display Requirements for HDR Video in Windows 10?

https://www.askvg.com/what-are-display-requirements-for-hdr-video-in-windows-10/

 

How to Play YouTube Videos in VLC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-youtube-videos-in-vlc/

 

iPhone 13: Release date, design, leaks and what we want to see

The iPhone 12 may be near, but an even more radical shift could be looming for the iPhone 13

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13

 

Facebook contest reveals deepfake detection is still an ‘unsolved problem’

But the company says deepfakes are not currently ‘a big issue’

https://www.theverge.com/21289164/facebook-deepfake-detection-challenge-unsolved-problem-ai

 

How To Keep A Window Always On Top In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/always-on-top-windows-10/

 

Google Meet Layout Improved for Presentations

Now up to 16 people can be seen in a tiled layout while also placing the presentation in its own large tile.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-layout-improved-for-presentations

 

5 clues that your email has been hacked

https://www.komando.com/privacy/clues-your-email-has-been-hacked/741549/

 

The 17 Best Free Browser Games to Kill Time

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-browser-games/

 

Intel's Tiger Lake processors will feature on-chip malware protections

Intel CET guards against COP/JOP/ROP hijacking attacks.

https://www.engadget.com/intels-tiger-lake-processors-will-feature-onchip-malware-protections-130024569.html

 

Desktop icons move randomly when connected to an External Monitor in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/desktop-icons-move-randomly-external-monitor/

 

What's Inside the Wayback Machine?

https://askbobrankin.com/whats_inside_the_wayback_machine.html

 

Intel, ARM Hit By Side-Channel Attack Disclosures

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311580-intel-arm-hit-by-side-channel-attack-disclosures

 

How to find mouse pointer on Windows 10

Keep losing the mouse pointer on the screen? Then enable this option to find quickly using the Ctrl key on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/find-mouse-pointer-windows-10/

 

How Important Is It to Seek Out and Take Updates?

We need updates, yet they can cause problems. How aggressively should you update your Windows 10 machine?

https://askleo.com/seek-take-updates/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7PVxezISpdfbL

 

How to Enable or Disable Legacy F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22455-enable-disable-f8-advanced-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

BlueStacks App Player

Run Android on Windows using this intuitive app, in order to play games and launch apps just like you would on your smartphone or tablet

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/Others/BlueStacks.shtml

 

Knoxville Pulls IT Systems Offline Following Ransomware Attack

Knoxville's government took its network offline and turned off infected servers and workstations after a ransomware attack this week.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/knoxville-pulls-it-systems-offline-following-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1338081

 

The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicle Charging

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/holy-grail-electric-vehicle-charging-210000143.html

 

[Tip] Enable “Site Specific Browser” (SSB) Mode in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-site-specific-browser-ssb-mode-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Can’t Upload Files to Google Drive? Here are a Few Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-cannot-upload-files-fixes/

 

This D-Link router has serious security flaws: What to do now

Eight-year-old router won't get all the patches it needs

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/dlink-dir865l-flaws-patch

 

The PlayStation 5’s design is being relentlessly mocked on Twitter

The memes are strong

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/6/11/21288541/playstation-5-ps5-sony-design-memes-roast-twitter-router-face-building

 

How To Disable/Turn Off Touchpad Chromebook

https://www.techjunkie.com/disable-touchpad-chromebook/

 

Joe Biden Urges Facebook to 'Fix Problems' Ahead of Presidential Election

Biden accused the social network of taking 'no meaningful action' against fake news.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/joe-biden-urges-facebook-to-fix-problems-ahead-of-presidential-election

 

Check your phone! Two apps you need to delete now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/two-apps-you-need-to-delete-now/741638/

 

4 Ways to Factory Reset Your Windows Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-factory-reset-windows-computer/

 

T-Mobile outage finally ends after more than twelve hours (updated)

T-Mobile confirmed a 'widespread routing issue' caused problems Monday.

https://www.engadget.com/t-mobile-outage-att-verizon-sprint-us-cellular-202327810.html

 

Improve YouTube Buffering, Performance & Speed and make YouTube videos load faster

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/improve-youtube-buffering-performance-speed/

 

SEVEN Reasons Your Computer Might Crash

https://askbobrankin.com/seven_reasons_your_computer_might_crash_.html

 

A Competitive Apple ARM Core Could Finally Break x86’s Long Computing Monopoly

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311529-a-competitive-apple-arm-core-could-finally-break-x86s-long-computing-monopoly

 

How to update Microsoft Defender Antivirus definitions on schedule

Yes, you can update Microsoft Defender Antivirus using a custom schedule, and here's how on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/update-microsoft-defender-antivirus-definitions-schedule/

 

Are Human Relations Skills Important in Tech?

Technical aptitude and skills are important, of course. But the ability to relate to and work with the people around you is just as crucial.

https://askleo.com/are-human-relations-skills-important-in-tech/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7PVxezISpdfbL

 

How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files on your PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3191-turn-off-onedrive-fetch-files-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Chrome Portable

Navigate your favorite websites over the Internet and open locally stored web pages with the help of this fast, intuitive browser

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Google-Chrome-Portable.shtml

 

Inside Stealthworker: How It Compromises WordPress, Step-by-Step

A new wave of attacks using old malware is threatening WordPress sites that don't have strong password policies.

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/inside-stealthworker-how-it-compromises-wordpress-step-by-step----/b/d-id/1338049

 

Justice Department to Charge Google in Antitrust Lawsuit

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/a9ba3302-ced4-36b7-b8b0-a964f95f6dc6/justice-department-to-charge.html

 

[Tip] Enable HTTPS Only Mode for Websites in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-https-only-mode-for-websites-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

How Does Phone FM Radio Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-phone-fm-radio-work/

 

iPhone 12 design allegedly leaked — and it's what we've been waiting for

A new iPhone 12 leak shows molds and CAD renders for the new flatter design

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-design-allegedly-leaked-and-it-looks-a-lot-like-the-ipad-pro

 

There’s a simple trick to watch YouTube videos without any ads

An extra period can get around YouTube’s advertising machine... for now

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/11/21288291/youtube-remove-ads-add-extra-period-url

 

How To Change Your Mouse Speed In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-mouse-speed-windows-10/

 

Adobe's Photoshop Camera App Serves Up Dramatic Face Filters

Adobe's new Photoshop Camera app offers unique looks for your mobile photography, including a Billie Eilish filter.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/adobes-photoshop-camera-app-serves-up-dramatic-face-filtershttps://www.pcmag.com/news/adobes-photoshop-camera-app-serves-up-dramatic-face-filters

 

Deal alert: Get the powerful new iPhone SE for half off right now!

https://www.komando.com/deals/iphone-se-deal-tmobile/741863/

 

Working from Home? 7 Ways to Secure Your Home Office

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-your-home-office/

 

Six former eBay employees charged in a bizarre cyberstalking scheme

They allegedly sent a fetal pig to a newsletter editor critical of the company.

https://www.engadget.com/ebay-employees-doj-cyberstalking-charges-210335753.html

 

Fix Rapid Battery drain on Windows 10 systems using Hybrid Graphics

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/battery-drain-windows-10-using-hybrid-graphics/

 

Your SEVEN Point Tuneup For Hacker Defenses

https://askbobrankin.com/your_seven_point_tuneup_for_hacker_defenses.html

 

Apple May Announce Move to ARM-Based Laptops at WWDC This Month

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311505-apple-may-announce-move-to-arm-based-laptops-at-wwdc-this-month

 

HOW TO DISABLE APPS AUTO REOPENING AFTER RESTART ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 can auto reopen apps after restart or shutdown, but if you don't like this feature, you can disable this behavior using these steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-apps-auto-reopening-windows-10/

 

Why Didn’t Windows Fix My Pet Peeve?

Windows can't fix all the bugs on each release. I'll look at some of the reasons Windows might not fix something you consider important.

https://askleo.com/windows-fix-pet-peeve/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7PVxezISpdfbL

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144208-windows-subsystem-linux-add-desktop-experience-ubuntu.html

 

PCSX2

A powerful Play Station 2 emulator that enables you to enjoy your favorite games on the PC, provided you have the necessary ROM files

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/PCSX2.shtml

 

FBI Says Sudden Increase in Mobile Banking Is Heightening Risks For Users

Mobile malware and fake apps purporting to be legitimate banking software are big risks, law enforcement agency says.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/fbi-says-sudden-increase-in-mobile-banking-is-heightening-risks-for-users/d/d-id/1338074

 

Police issue 'Zoom-bombing' warning after child abuse images seen on video platform

https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-warning-zoom-child-abuse-images-180107951.html

 

[Tip] Change Mouse Pointer (Cursor) Color and Size in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-change-mouse-pointer-cursor-color-and-size-in-windows-10/

 

How to Increase Microphone Volume in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/increase-microphone-volume-windows-10/

 

New iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro: Release date, price, specs and leaks

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro promise the biggest upgrades in years. Here's everything we know so far.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-iphone-12-release-date-price-specs-and-leaks

 

Now all Google Assistant devices will be able to tell who’s talking to them

Google is rolling out some of Assistant’s most helpful features to more devices

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/11/21288359/google-voice-match-assistant-devices

 

What Is The Hard Drive Cache And What Does It Do?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-hard-drive-cache/

 

Microsoft Won't Give Facial-Recognition Tech to US Police Until Congress Acts

Microsoft President Brad Smith says the US needs to first enact a federal law on facial-recognition tech before the company will consider selling it to police departments.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-wont-give-facial-recognition-tech-to-us-police-until-congress

 

Contact tracing apps: 4 potential privacy issues you should know about

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/contact-tracing-app-privacy-risks/741927/

 

How Does a Drive-By NFC Hack Work?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/drive-nfc-hack-work/

 

Chrome to Encrypt DNS Lookups: What it Means

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10760/chrome-encrypt-dns-lookups-what-it-means

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Ransomware mentioned in 1,000+ SEC filings over the past year

A growing number of public companies have started listing ransomware as a forward-looking risk factor in their SEC documents.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-mentioned-in-1000-sec-filings-over-the-past-year/

 

The Week in Ransomware - June 12th 2020 - Slithering into networks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-june-12th-2020-slithering-into-networks/

 

SURFACE LAPTOP 3, PRO 7, STUDIO 2 GET JUNE 2020 FIRMWARE UPDATE

June 2020 firmware update is rolling for virtually every supported Surface device, including for the Pro 7, Laptop 3, and Studio 2.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-laptop-3-pro-7-studio-2-june-2020-firmware-update/

 

FOUR Free Credit Reports Online (have you checked yours?)Category: Finance

https://askbobrankin.com/four_free_credit_reports_online_have_you_checked_yours.html

 

How to get dark mode for Android

It's technically called Dark Theme

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-enable-dark-mode-on-android-10

 

Microsoft's Your Phone app now lets you control your smartphone's songs and audio

Microsoft continues to make it easier to control your smartphone from your Windows 10 PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-your-phone-app-now-lets-you-control-your-smartphones-songs-and-audio

 

Two-factor authentication: A cheat sheet

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers--two-factor authentication is also necessary. Here's what security pros and users need to know about two-factor authentication.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/two-factor-authentication-cheat-sheet/

 

Internet Archive ends free e-book program, following publisher suit

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/12/internet-archive-ends-free-e-book-program-following-publisher-suit/

 

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

By using a VPN you can keep your identity and data secure online.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3198369/best-vpn-services-apps-reviews-buying-advice.html

 

The 14 Best Netflix Alternatives, Free and Paid

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-netflix-alternatives/

 

How to Hide OneDrive from File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-hide-onedrive-from-file-explorer-windows-10/

 

Thunderbolt Flaw Could Bypass Security, Encryption

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10755/thunderbolt-flaw-could-bypass-security-encryption

 

How to recover your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document password

Forgot the secret to get in your document? It’s probably in your keychain.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3561009/how-to-recover-your-pages-numbers-or-keynote-document-password.html

 

What is the Right Password Policy?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/what-is-the-right-password-policy

 

Tight on cash, but want cool tech? Consider these five sub-$100 gadgets

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tight-cash-want-cool-tech-100024816.html

 

Sony confirmed the cheaper PS5 everyone’s been begging for

  - Sony did not reveal the PS5 price during its games event on Thursday, but the company did surprise fans with an exciting announcement.

  - The PlayStation 5 designs were shown off right at the end of the online press conference, without Sony providing any commentary about it.

  - But Sony’s PS5 design trailer contained a crucial revelation, the existence of a PS5 Digital Edition console.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/12/sony-just-told-us-itll-sell-a-cheaper-ps5/

 

The Price of Fame? Celebrities Face Unique Hacking Threats

Hackers are hitting the sports industry hard on social media and luring quarantined consumers with offers of free streaming services, a new report shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/the-price-of-fame-celebrities-face-unique-hacking-threats-/d/d-id/1337745

 

7 smart ways your Apple Watch and iPhone can work together

https://www.komando.com/technology/apple-watch-and-iphone-work-together/741892/

 

Zoom to Obey China's Censorship Requests, But Only for Mainland Chinese Users

The company is creating a system that'll enable Zoom to block a video meeting participant based on geography in order to comply with Chinese government censorship requests.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-to-obey-chinas-censorship-requests-but-only-for-mainland-chinese-users

 

Fraudster gets maximum jail time for news site DDoS extortion

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fraudster-gets-maximum-jail-time-for-news-site-ddos-extortion/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 DOWNLOAD EXPANDS TO MORE DEVICES

Microsoft is increasing the number of PCs that can safely upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-download-expands-devices/

 

Geekly Update - 03 June 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_03_june_2020.html

 

How to turn on dark mode on iPhone and iPad

It's time to go dark on your iPhone and iPad

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/get-iphone-dark-mode

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update common problems — and the fixes

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is here, but if it's causing problems you can use this guide to troubleshoot and fix them all.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-common-problems-and-how-fix-them

 

FBI warns about cybercriminals exploiting mobile banking apps

With increased use, phony apps and banking trojans will try to steal account credentials, according to the FBI.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fbi-warns-about-cybercriminals-exploiting-mobile-banking-apps/

 

Cue Health’s portable, fast COVID-19 test gains FDA emergency approval

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/12/cue-healths-portable-fast-covid-19-test-gains-fda-emergency-approval/

 

Why 64GB isn’t enough space for Android phones anymore

System files have ballooned to nearly 30GB on some phones.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3561890/why-64gb-isnt-enough-space-for-android-phones-anymore.html

 

How to Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/securely-erase-ssd-without-destroying/

 

Can You (and Should You) Continue to Use Windows 7 in 2020?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/can-you-continue-to-use-windows-7/

 

Windows 10 Search Glitch: Don't Panic

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10756/windows-10-search-glitch-dont-panic

 

Apple's transition to its own processors: What to expect

Apple has shifted processor architectures in the Mac twice before. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3561765/apple-transition-to-its-own-processors.html

 

Fake Zoom Downloader is the Latest Method of Attack on Remote Workers

https://blog.knowbe4.com/fake-zoom-downloader-is-the-latest-method-of-attack-on-remote-workers

 

How to Use AirDrop, the Best Way to Share Files

https://www.yahoo.com/news/airdrop-might-best-way-share-154000784.html

 

A popular leaker just answered all our most pressing PS5 questions

  - “The PS5 price, release date, and design are still big secrets that Sony might not be ready to reveal, but a leaker claims they have all the answers.

  - Sony won’t show the PS5 during its June 11th event, the same person said earlier. But an official announcement is coming in early July.

  - Preorders will start soon after the design reveal, and the console will go on sale at some point in mid-November. The PS5 will cost $499 per the leaks.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/11/ps5-price-release-date-and-design-news-leaked/

 

AG Barr seeks 'legislative solution' to make companies unlock phones

The FBI was able to crack the iPhones of the Pensacola shooter without Apple's help.

https://www.engadget.com/barr-legislation-apple-unlock-iphones-165628162.html

 

5 steps to make sure hackers cannot access your home network and files

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/steps-to-block-hackers/741835/

 

HBO to Retire HBO GO to Simplify Streaming Service Branding, But It’s Still Confusing

HBO GO users will be migrated to HBO Max next month, while HBO Now will be rebranded as simply HBO. Confused? Let us explain.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hbo-to-retire-hbo-go-to-simplify-streaming-service-branding-but-its-still

 

D-Link leaves severe security bugs in home router unpatched

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/d-link-leaves-severe-security-bugs-in-home-router-unpatched/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 FIXES PROBLEM BLOCKING UPGRADE ON SURFACE DEVICES

Surface devices should soon start receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update now that the company has fixed the blocking issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-fixes-problem-blocking-surface/

 

Old, Slow Computer - Upgrade or Buy New?

https://askbobrankin.com/old_slow_computer_upgrade_or_buy_new.html

 

How to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam

Step up your webcam game with these handy tips

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-dslr-or-mirrorless-camera-as-a-webcam

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update not playing nice with some Lenovo PCs

Lenovo laptops and the Windows 10 May 2020 Update have a laundry list of issues right now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-not-playing-nice-some-lenovo-pcs

 

Dell report details rise in cyberattacks and disruptive events

A new report focuses on a surge in cyberattacks and other disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic and the costs of these events.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/dell-report-details-rise-in-cyberattacks-and-disruptive-events/

 

UK competition watchdog launches investigation into Facebook’s $400M acquisition of Giphy

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/12/uk-competition-watchdog-launches-investigation-into-facebooks-400m-acquisition-of-giphy/

 

Facebook now says it won't even try to block 2020 election disinformation

While it's no surprise that you can't believe everything you read on Facebook, the company has given up trying to fight the flow of disinformation.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3562477/facebook-now-says-it-wont-even-try-to-block-2020-election-disinformation.html

 

10 Insanely Weird Wikipedia Articles You Should Read

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-insanely-weird-wikipedia-articles-read/

 

How to Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/capture-scrolling-screenshot-windows/

 

Group-IB uncovers PerSwaysion — sophisticated phishing campaign targeting executives worldwide

https://www.group-ib.com/media/perswaysion/

 

Report: Apple retail stores to launch Mac trade-in program next week in U.S. and Canada

The Mac trade-in program could start on June 15 in the U.S. and on June 18 in Canada.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3561764/report-apple-retail-stores-to-launch-mac-trade-in-program-next-week-in-u-s-and-canada.html

 

[Scam of The Week] Unemployed Americans Are Now Deceived Into Grabbing ‘Remote Jobs’ As Money Mules

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-fbi-warns-unemployed-americans-are-now-scammed-into-remote-jobs-as-money-mules

 

A Gmail scammer tried to impersonate a four-star US Army general to catfish a married woman

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gmail-scammer-tried-impersonate-four-022230022.html

 

Shocking PS5 price leak was a mistake, says Amazon

  - On Wednesday, listings for the PS5 appeared on Amazon UK, all priced at £599.99 (~$750).

  - Amazon has now confirmed that these were dummy listings and that the price was an error.

  - Sony will hold its first big PS5 event on Thursday afternoon, but the price and the design of the console are not expected to be announced during the stream.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/11/ps5-price-amazon-uk-leak-listing-error/

 

Phishing Attacks Against Banks Jump With Pandemic Used as Lure

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-06/phishing-attacks-against-banks-jump-with-pandemic-used-as-lure

 

New ways to quickly call 911 on your phone along with the best safety apps

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/new-ways-to-quickly-call-911/741824/

 

Sony PlayStation 5: Release Date, Price, News, and More

From its DualSense controller to features and functionality, here's everything you need to know about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 console.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sony-playstation-5-release-date-price-news-and-more

 

Recent Windows 10 updates block programs from running

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/recent-windows-10-updates-block-programs-from-running/

 

Windows 10 update KB4557957 releases for version 2004

Microsoft ships the first update (KB4557957) for Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update – here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4557957-windows-10-2004/

 

Want to Reduce Your Mobile Phone Bill?

https://askbobrankin.com/want_to_reduce_your_mobile_phone_bill.html

 

How to download iPadOS 13.5 update

iPadOS is a whole new operating system for your iPad

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-the-ipados-update

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update: The ultimate resource guide

The gradual rollout of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update has begun, and in this guide, we help you get started with the new version.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-ultimate-resource-guide

 

How to calculate conditional running totals in an Excel revenue sheet

Adding a running total to a simple Microsoft Excel revenue sheet isn't difficult, but adding a conditional running total will require a bit more effort. Solutions are simpler than you might think.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-calculate-conditional-running-totals-in-an-excel-revenue-sheet/

 

Apple reveals its virtual WWDC lineup, including its special keynote planned for June 22

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/11/apple-reveals-its-virtual-wwdc-lineup-including-its-special-keynote-planned-for-june-22/

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book S is the first laptop with Intel's hybrid Lakefield chip inside

With Samsung's announcement of its new Galaxy Book S, we now have an opportunity to compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx and Intel's new Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology (ugh).

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3546331/samsungs-galaxy-book-s-is-the-first-laptop-with-intels-hybrid-lakefield-chip-inside.html

 

Don’t Buy Office 2019! Here’s Why You May Not Need It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-good-reasons-not-buy-office-2016/

 

How to Create a Virtual Machine from Your Existing Windows 10 PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-virtual-machine-of-windows-os/

 

Anatomy of a Well-Crafted UPS, FedEx, and DHL Phishing Email During COVID-19

https://votiro.com/blog/anatomy-of-a-well-crafted-ups-fedex-and-dhl-phishing-email-during-covid-19/

 

Tips for merging an old photo backup with your current Photos library

Apple doesn’t have built-in merging tools, but you can make it work.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546232/tips-for-merging-an-old-photo-backup-with-your-current-photos-library.html

 

How cord-cutters can listen to free music

Missing Music Choice from your cable subscription? Here are some streaming alternatives.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3562388/how-cord-cutters-can-listen-to-free-music.html

 

5 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-210001297.html

 

iPhone 12 production to begin in July ahead of a planned fall release

https://bgr.com/2020/06/09/iphone-12-release-on-track-2020-october-launch/

 

This 20-Year-Old Virus Infected 50 Million Windows Computers In 10 Days: Why The ILOVEYOU Pandemic Matters In 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/05/04/this-20-year-old-virus-infected-50-million-windows-computers-in-10-days-why-the-iloveyou-pandemic-matters-in-2020/#243775643c7c

 

5 insider pro secrets for shopping on Amazon you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/online-shopping/pro-secrets-for-shopping-on-amazon/741548/

 

Internet Archive to Close Emergency Library Early Due to Piracy Lawsuit

Book publishers view the Archive's practice of scanning books and 'giving them away for free' as a form of mass copyright infringement and theft.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/internet-archive-accused-of-piracy-in-book-publisher-lawsuit

 

Windows 10 printing breaks due to Microsoft June 2020 updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-printing-breaks-due-to-microsoft-june-2020-updates/

 

This 15-inch Lenovo laptop is a ludicrously low $299 today

That's like a whole PC for the price of a Chromebook.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3562395/this-15-inch-lenovo-laptop-is-a-ludicrously-low-299-today.html

 

Install Chrome OS On Your Laptop / PC Access Google Play and Linux on Chrome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROBpXNonVxc&t=1s

 

Samsung will surprise us with four brand new devices on August 5th

  - Samsung is set to unveil four new devices at the Unpacked event on August 5th: Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy Watch 3.

  - There will be two versions of the new Note: Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

  - Leaker Jon Prosser believes that all three new phones will launch on August 20th.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/09/galaxy-note-20-fold-2-watch-3-unveil-unpacked-august/

 

Things You Need to Disable in Windows 10 Right Now (In my opinion, this is worth watching and doing as much as you can handle.  If nervous, do a full image backup verified first.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgW7iXejfqQ&t=0s

 

Nation-state hackers are targeting COVID-19 response orgs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nation-state-hackers-are-targeting-covid-19-response-orgs/

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