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(Note: the following are a bunch of Ransomware I never heard of so hopefully none of you will either.  These and some others over the past year are what is needed to decrypt your info if you are unlucky.  Keep this and info on others in off your computer in a location you can access easily to get you out of a fix.)

 

Avast Decryption Tool for TeslaCrypt Ransomware

Recover files that have been encrypted by the TeslaCrypt ransomware without significant efforts by turning to this lightweight app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-TeslaCrypt.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Stampado

A decryption tool designed to unlock files that were encrypted by the Stampado ransomware and help you remove traces of the infection

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Stampado.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for AlcatrazLocker Ransomware

Decrypt files that were encrypted by the AlcatrazLocker ransomware by turning to this lightweight security solution that requires no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-AlcatrazLocker.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for HiddenTear Ransomware

Unlock files that were infected by the HiddenTear ransomware and recover your data without having to pay a dime to the cybercriminals

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-HiddenTear-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for CryptoMix

An utility that tries to decrypt files locked by the CryptoMix ransomware using the offline key and restore access to your valuable information

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-CryptoMix.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Apocalypse Ransomware

Decrypt files locked by the Apocalypse ransomware by turning to this lightweight, comprehensive software security solution that requires no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Apocalypse-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for BadBlock Ransomware

Recover files locked by the BadBlock ransomware by turning to this comprehensive, reliable app that requires no complex configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-BadBlock-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Bart Ransomware

Recover files that have been encrypted by the Bart ransomware by turning to this comprehensive application that needs no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Bart-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Globe Ransomware

Decrypt files that were locked by the Globe ransomware by turning to this lightweight application that requires no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Globe-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for CrySiS Ransomware

Recover files that were encrypted by the CrySIS ransomware by turning to this application that requires little to no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-CrySIS-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for CrySiS Ransomware

Recover files that were encrypted by the CrySIS ransomware by turning to this application that requires little to no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-CrySIS-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for BigBobRoss

A dedicated software utility that can help you recover the files that have been encrypted by BigBobRoss ransomware and that you can no longer open

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-BigBobRoss.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Fonix

This straightforward and intuitive app helps you regain access to all the documents that have been encrypted by the Fonix ransomware

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Fonix.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for AES_NI Ransomware

Decypt files that were locked with AES_NI Ransomware with the help of this simple and straightforward tool made by developer Avast

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-AES-NI-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for BTCWare Ransomware

Decrypt files locked with the BTCWare ransomware to recover sensitive content with the help of this free and simple application released by Avast

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-BTCWare.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Legion Ransomware

Recover files that are apparently locked by the Legion ransomware by turning to this lightweight app that needs no confiugration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Legion-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for FindZip

Use a portable application made by Avast that allows decrypting files that have been compromised by a malicious ransomware called FindZip

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Security/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-FindZip.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Crypt888 Ransomware

Recover files that have been locked by the Crypt888 ransomware by turning to this lightweight application that comes with a wizard interface

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Crypt888.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for Jigsaw

Decrypt files that were locked by the Jigsaw ransomware and remove the password the malware applied using this simple Avast-signed decryptor

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-Jigsaw.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for LambdaLocker Ransomware

Decrypt files that were locked with the LambdaLocker ransomware to get back your precious data without actually paying the ransom

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-LambdaLocker-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for NoobCrypt Ransomware

Recover documents that have been encrypted by the NoobCrypt ransomware with this lightweight application that needs no configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-NoobCrypt.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for SzfLocker Ransomware

Recover files that have been encrypted by the SZFLocker ransomware by turning to this lightweight app that needs no extra configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-SzfLocker.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for GandCrab

A dedicated software solution that can help users regain access to the files that have been encrypted by the GandCrab ransomware

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-GandCrab.shtml

 

Avast Decryption Tool for EncrypTile Ransomware

Decrypt files that were locked by the EncrypTile ransomware to get back your personal photos, documents and other types of files

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Decryption-Tool-for-EncrypTile-Ransomware.shtml

 

Avast Ransomware Decryption Tools

Remove ransomware from your computer's system with the help of this bundle that contains all free ransomware removal tools from Avast

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Avast-Ransomware-Decryption-Tools.shtml

 

(Don't forget multiple verified backups over a period of time can get some to most of you system as a insurance last resort.)

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Thur 2176 02/18/2021

Researchers Repurpose Drugs to Fight COVID in Elderly

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Researchers-Repurpose-Drugs-to-Fight-COVID-in-Elderly-87025.html

 

There's a flying autonomous robot that's better at picking fruit than you — Future Blink

https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-flying-autonomous-robot-thats-195524289.html

 

How to Transpose Excel Data from Rows to Columns (or Vice Versa)

https://www.howtogeek.com/702803/how-to-transpose-excel-data-from-rows-to-columns-or-vice-versa/

 

Social network Gab is down as its Twitter account disappears

No explanation yet for what happened to the alternative social network.

https://www.cnet.com/news/social-network-gab-is-down-as-its-twitter-account-disappears/

 

Beware: Malicious Home Depot ad gets top spot in Google Search

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-malicious-home-depot-ad-gets-top-spot-in-google-search/

 

DNS Provider Quad9 moves to Switzerland

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/17/dns-provider-quad9-moves-to-switzerland/

 

How to Schedule Dark Mode to Run Automatically at Sunset in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-activate-dark-mode-macos-automatically-at-sunset/

 

Is DoorDash Safe? 5 Scams You Need to Know About

DoorDash suffered a data leak in 2019, so how can you protect yourself from food delivery scams?

https://www.makeuseof.com/is-doordash-safe-scams/

 

How to use Microsoft Edge's latest security and privacy features

Edge users can now tap into a password generator, password monitor, and more. Here are the steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-microsoft-edges-latest-security-and-privacy-features/

 

Apple's M1 laptops face their first malware threat — Here's what we know

Apple's M1 is lighting fast, but so are the hackers

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apples-m1-laptops-face-their-first-malware-threat-heres-what-we-know

 

The Evolving Future of the Office

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Evolving-Future-of-the-Office-87019.html

 

How to uninstall Windows 10 21H1

If, after upgrading to Windows 10 version 21H1, the device is having problems, or you're not ready for the new version, use these steps to remove it from your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-windows-10-21h1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to Connect a Wireless Mouse to a Chromebook

It's easy, depending which mouse you have

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-wireless-mouse-to-chromebook-5093695

 

With an Upgraded Color E Ink Screen, This Could Be the Perfect E-Reader for Comic Book Fans

https://gizmodo.com/with-an-upgraded-color-e-ink-screen-this-could-be-the-1846278029

 

After hackers blackmailed their clients, Finnish therapy firm declares bankruptcy

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/after-hackers-blackmailed-their-clients-finnish-therapy-firm-declares-bankruptcy-25313.html

 

Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/arrest-raids-tied-to-u-admin-phishing-kit/

 

Fitbit App Now Lets Users Log Blood Glucose Levels

Google-owned Fitbit has announced a new feature for its mobile companion app which allows users to log their blood glucose levels.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/fitbit-app-now-lets-users-log-blood-glucose-levels-532124.shtml

 

100+ Financial Services Firms Targeted in Ransom DDoS Attacks in 2020

Consumer banks, exchanges, payment firms, and card issuing companies around the globe were among those hit.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/100+-financial-services-firms-targeted-in-ransom-ddos-attacks-in-2020/d/d-id/1340165

 

3 surprising facts about Parler being back online

https://www.komando.com/social-media/parler-back-online/779101/

 

Ransomware Attack Puts California DMV Customer Data at Risk of Exposure

A ransomware attack hits a third-party supplier that processes customer information for the California DMV, potentially exposing people's personal data dating back 20 months.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-attack-puts-california-dmv-customer-data-at-risk-of-exposure

 

How to encrypt a Microsoft Word document by locking it with a password

https://www.yahoo.com/news/encrypt-microsoft-word-document-locking-161915648.html

 

How to Disable Twitter Sound Effects on iPhone and Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/709253/how-to-disable-twitter-sound-effects-on-iphone-and-android/

 

Starlink explained: What to know about Elon Musk's satellite internet venture

The billionaire entrepreneur is launching satellites into space, and promising to deliver high-speed broadband internet to as many users as possible.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/starlink-explained-what-to-know-about-elon-musk-satellite-internet-venture/

 

List of DNSpooq vulnerability advisories, patches, and updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/list-of-dnspooq-vulnerability-advisories-patches-and-updates/

 

Microsoft switches to adaptive notification requests system in Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/17/microsoft-switches-to-adaptive-notification-requests-system-in-edge-browser/

 

What Does Ctrl+Z Do? More Than You Think

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-does-ctrl-z-do/

 

The 7 Best Portable Hard Drives You Can Buy Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-8-best-portable-hard-drives-you-can-buy-right-now/

 

How to determine which version of Microsoft OneDrive you are using and if it's the latest

Make sure your Microsoft OneDrive is up to date for the best-running and most secure software.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-determine-which-version-of-microsoft-onedrive-you-are-using-and-if-its-the-latest/

 

Android app with 1 billion downloads can hijack your smartphone — Delete it now

SHAREit app flaw could lead to remote code execution

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/android-app-with-1-billion-downloads-can-hijack-your-smartphone-delete-it-now

 

Wearable Device Aims to Diminish Distractions, Sharpen Focus

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Wearable-Device-Aims-to-Diminish-Distractions-Sharpen-Focus-87016.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H1 NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 2/18: Get a closer look at all the new features and changes added to Windows 10 21H1 (thus far).

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-new-features/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to Connect Chromebook to a Monitor

You aren't limited to just one screen with Chromebook

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-chromebook-to-monitor-5090184

 

These YouTube Settings Will Help You Find What You Actually Want to Watch

https://gizmodo.com/these-youtube-settings-will-help-you-find-what-you-actu-1846271158

 

Hackers publish patient data stolen from two US hospital chains

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/hackers-publish-patient-data-stolen-from-two-us-hospital-chains-25295.html

 

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/facebook-instagram-tiktok-and-twitter-target-resellers-of-hacked-accounts/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Water Utility Hack Could Inspire More Intruders

If past cyberattacks are any indication, success begets imitation. In the wake of last week's hack of Florida water utility, other water utilities and users of remote desktop software would be wise to shore up defenses, experts say.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/water-utility-hack-could-inspire-more-intruders/d/d-id/1340163

 

Update your Mac! Critical patch fixes flaw that could wipe out data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/macos-critical-patch/778885/

 

Facebook Will Nudge Users to View the Facts on Climate Change

The company also plans on debunking common myths about climate change through Facebook's dedicated information hub on the topic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-will-nudge-users-to-view-the-facts-on-climate-change

 

The Best Audiophile Turntables for Your Home Audio System

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-audiophile-turntables-home-audio-200306886.html

 

What is Clubhouse? The Drop-In Audio Social Network

https://www.howtogeek.com/712633/what-is-clubhouse-the-drop-in-audio-social-network/

 

Double masking for COVID-19: CDC recommends wearing two masks at once

Two masks are the new mask -- and we explain how to double mask properly.

https://www.cnet.com/health/should-you-wear-two-masks-to-prevent-covid-19/

 

Hacker posts 1.9 million Pixlr user records for free on forum

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-posts-19-million-pixlr-user-records-for-free-on-forum/

 

Firefox 89's user interface will be leaner and less convoluted

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/16/firefox-89s-user-interface-will-be-leaner-and-less-convoluted/

 

The Difference Between Window Managers and Desktop Environments

https://www.maketecheasier.com/difference-between-windows-managers-desktop-environments/

 

Google Calendar on the Web Gets Offline Support

Google finally made it so you can access your calendar when the internet goes down.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-calendar-web-offline/

 

How to use conditional formatting to highlight due dates in Excel

The ramifications of missing a due date can range from simply adjusting the date to getting fired. Don't take chances with deadlines when a simple conditional format can remind you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-conditional-formatting-to-highlight-due-dates-in-excel/

 

MacBooks with M1 can run Android apps with this software: What you need to know

Mobile gaming on even more PCs

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/macbooks-with-m1-can-run-android-apps-with-this-software-what-you-need-to-know

 

How This Tech Wearable Uses "Rest and Digest" To Fight Chronic Stress

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3607771/how-this-tech-wearable-uses-rest-and-digest-to-fight-chronic-stress.html

 

Microsoft xCloud game stream service coming to web browser

Here's an early look at the xCloud game stream service running on a web browser.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-xcloud-game-stream-service-web-browser/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Why Is My Computer So Slow?

Troubleshooting a slow PC

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-my-computer-so-slow-5093810

 

Want AT&T to Fix Your Internet? Try Taking Out a $10,000 Newspaper Ad

https://gizmodo.com/want-at-t-to-fix-your-internet-try-taking-out-a-10-00-1846259698

 

US charges North Koreans in relation to global cyber attacks

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/us-charges-north-korean-hackers-wannacry-sony-pictures-attack/

 

U.K. Arrest in ‘SMS Bandits’ Phishing Service

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/u-k-arrest-in-sms-bandits-phishing-service/

 

Microsoft Acknowledges Issue Causing Message Delays on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has officially acknowledged an issue hitting Microsoft Teams and causing message delays as well as live events.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-acknowledges-issue-causing-message-delays-on-microsoft-teams-532200.shtml

 

Egregor Arrests a Blow, but Ransomware Will Likely Bounce Back

Similar to previous ransomware takedowns, this disruption to the ransomware-as-a-service model will likely be short-lived, security experts say.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/egregor-arrests-a-blow-but-ransomware-will-likely-bounce-back/d/d-id/1340191

 

5 smart Windows 10 tricks you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/smart-windows-10-tricks/778939/

 

Apple's Improved iPhone 12 Repair Process Cuts Down on Waste

From Feb. 23, Apple technicians will be able to perform more same-unit repairs using a new part.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apples-improved-iphone-12-repair-process-cuts-down-on-waste

 

Apple will replace the batteries that won't hold a charge in certain MacBook Pros for free

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-replace-batteries-wont-hold-211727060.html

 

How to Crop a Picture in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/707505/how-to-crop-a-picture-in-microsoft-word/

 

Your Ring doorbell can now have Alexa greet visitors, take a message

Can't get to the door? The Amazon-owned smart doorbell is getting three new features, one of which taps Alexa to help.

https://www.cnet.com/news/your-ring-doorbell-can-now-have-alexa-greet-visitors-take-a-message/

 

Google Chrome now checks for weak passwords, helps fix them

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-now-checks-for-weak-passwords-helps-fix-them/

 

Turn any web article into a podcast with Sent as Podcast for Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/15/turn-any-web-article-into-a-podcast-with-sent-as-podcast-for-chrome/

 

SHAREit Android App Left Security Vulnerabilities Unpatched for 3 Months

https://www.maketecheasier.com/shareit-android-app-left-security-vulnerabilities-unpatched/

 

Why You Should Stop Using Your Default Android Browser

Your phone's browser is perfectly functional, but probably isn't as secure as you would expect. It's time to swap your default Android browser.

https://www.makeuseof.com/why-you-should-stop-using-your-default-android-browser/

 

Firefox now makes it even easier to connect devices to your sync account

If you're a Firefox desktop user and you'd like to make the switch to Mozilla's mobile take on their browser, the developers have made it even easier to sync the two.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/firefox-now-makes-it-even-easier-to-connect-devices-to-your-sync-account/

 

Apple’s first foldable iPhone gets a release window — and it comes with a new Apple Pencil (report)

Expect a 7-inch foldable OLED smartphone

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apples-first-foldable-iphone-gets-a-release-window-and-it-comes-with-a-new-apple-pencil-report

 

The Logitech K800 keyboard is down to its best price in nearly a year

Grab one of our favorite keyboards for less than $55

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3607349/the-logitech-k800-keyboard-is-down-to-its-best-price-in-nearly-a-year.html

 

How to create automatic file backup on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you back up your files with three different features, including OneDrive, File History, and Windows Backup – here's how to use them to protect your data.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-automatic-file-backup-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

What Is a Webcam?

How computer webcams work and what they do

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-webcam-4844083

 

Repurposed Arthritis Drug Lifesaving for Severe Covid-19, UK Trial Finds

https://gizmodo.com/repurposed-arthritis-drug-lifesaving-for-severe-covid-1-1846259112

 

Eight men arrested following celebrity SIM-swapping attacks

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/eight-men-arrested-following-celebrity-sim-swapping-attacks/

 

The Taxman Cometh for ID Theft Victims

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/the-taxman-cometh-for-id-theft-victims/

 

Google Begins Selling Fitbit Smartwatches

Google has recently announced that it completed the takeover of Fitbit, so it was only a matter of time until the company made some changes following the acquisition.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-begins-selling-fitbit-smartwatches-532195.shtml

 

US Unseals Indictments Against North Korean Cyberattackers for Thefts Totaling $1.3B

FBI, CISA, and Treasury Department also release details about North Korean malware used in cryptocurrency thefts since 2018.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-unseals-indictments-against-north-korean-cyberattackers-for-thefts-totaling-$13b/d/d-id/1340190

 

This Facebook scam has tricked half a million people – Here’s the giveaway

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/tricky-facebook-scam/770436/

 

Apple Limits Who Can Release COVID-19 Vaccination Apps on iOS

Apple will accept vaccine apps from public health, government, medical, and "other credentialed" institutions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-limits-who-can-release-covid-19-vaccination-apps-on-ios

 

This magnetic 2-in-1 device wirelessly charges both your phone and AirPods — and it takes up very little space

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiny-tech-2-1-device-194928883.html

 

Hello Again, Linux

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/hello-again-linux

 

3 ways to play video games on Linux

If you're ready to put down the popcorn and experience games from all angles, start gaming on Linux.

https://opensource.com/article/21/2/linux-gaming?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a0000026TyoAAE

 

Mozilla VPN Now Available for Linux

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/244/News

 

Microsoft Working on Windows 10 Desktop Widgets Powered by Microsoft Edge

Microsoft wants to make the new Chromium-powered Edge browser a more integral part of the Windows 10 experience, and now that the app has already reached its maturity, the company is ready to advance to the very next step.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-working-on-windows-10-desktop-widgets-powered-by-microsoft-edge-532190.shtml

 

How to Back Up Photos and Never Lose Them Again: the Steps You Need to Take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILR-Q00A1E&feature=youtu.be

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Wed 2175 02/17/2021

What’s a ‘Mask Fitter’ and How Do I Use It?

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/what-s-a-mask-fitter-and-how-do-i-use-it-1846252939

 

How Much Data Does Netflix Use?

Make sure you don't go over your data limits by controlling how much data Netflix uses.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-much-data-does-netflix-use/

 

How to Automatically Turn off a Mac Keyboard’s Backlight After Inactivity

https://www.howtogeek.com/711198/how-to-automatically-turn-off-a-mac-keyboards-backlight-after-inactivity/

 

Get a Free Repair for Your Apple Watch's 'Power Reserve' Bug

https://lifehacker.com/get-a-free-repair-for-your-apple-watchs-power-reserve-b-1846287636

 

Hezbollah hackers attack unpatched Atlassian servers at telcos, ISPs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hezbollah-hackers-attack-unpatched-atlassian-servers-at-telcos-isps/

 

TopMostFriend is an open source utility that lets you stick a window on top of other programs

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/15/topmostfriend-is-an-open-source-utility-that-lets-you-stick-a-window-on-top-of-other-programs/

 

How to Quickly Open Multiple Sites in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/open-multiple-sites-windows/

 

Five of the Best Budgeting Apps to Help You Take Control of Your Finances

https://www.yahoo.com/news/five-best-budgeting-apps-help-180030925.html

 

DriveSavers can recover lost data from an M1-powered Mac

Have you lost important data on an M1-powered Mac and you're either too busy or lack the proper tools to do the job? DriveSavers can help.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/drivesavers-can-recover-lost-data-from-an-m1-powered-mac/

 

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/17159-add-safe-mode-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

HOW TO UNINSTALL OFFICE 365 OR OFFICE 2019/2016 ON WINDOWS 10

Here are the easy steps to get rid of Microsoft Office from Windows 10 if you don't like the product or have issues, and you need to reinstall it.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-office-365-2016-2013-pc/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Hacker Attempts to Poison Florida City's Water Supply

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Hacker-Attempts-to-Poison-Florida-Citys-Water-Supply-87015.html

 

How to Fix It When Your Mouse Scroll Is Not Working

https://www.lifewire.com/keyboards-and-mice-4781326

 

Facebook Watch reportedly coming next year — and Apple Watch is laughing

Facebook is apparently working on its own wearable, but there are big obstacles

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/facebook-watch-reportedly-coming-next-year-and-apple-watch-is-laughing

 

Apple Says It Will Fix Apple Watches That Don’t Charge in Power Reserve Mode for Free

https://gizmodo.com/apple-says-it-will-fix-apple-watches-that-don-t-charge-1846276280

 

This Office app was not optimized for iPads — Microsoft finally tweaked it to include Apple tablets

iPads finally get an optimized, consolidated Office app

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-office-app-was-not-optimized-for-ipads-microsoft-finally-tweaked-it-to-include-apple-tablets

 

Kia Faces $20M DoppelPaymer Ransomware Attack

Kia Motors America this week experienced a nationwide IT outage; now, reports indicate the company was hit with ransomware.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/kia-faces-$20m-doppelpaymer-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1340188

 

Microsoft Edge Is Getting a Kids Mode

It's designed for children aged 5-12 and includes several features to help keep them safe online.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-getting-a-kids-mode

 

Quick tech fix: Stop annoying notifications for good

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/top-notifications-for-good/778310/

 

Microsoft Launches Digitial Vaccination Passport Plan With Global Healthcare Organizations

The tech giant wants to help make it easier to travel the world once more.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-launches-digitial-vaccination-passport/

 

What Is End-to-End Encryption, and Why Does It Matter?

https://www.howtogeek.com/711656/what-is-end-to-end-encryption-and-why-does-it-matter/

 

What to Do When YouTube Stops Working on Your Old Apple TV

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-youtube-stops-working-on-your-old-apple-1846200136

 

USCellular hit by a data breach after hackers access CRM software

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uscellular-hit-by-a-data-breach-after-hackers-access-crm-software/

 

Highlight text in your outgoing mails with the Textmarker extension for Thunderbird

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/14/highlight-text-in-your-outgoing-mails-with-the-textmarker-extension-for-thunderbird/

 

5 Lightweight Browsers for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/lightweight-browsers-for-windows/

 

TikToker reveals secret hack for 'hiding' iPhone apps from your friends: ‘This could end badly'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiktoker-just-shared-secret-trick-180443355.html

 

Top 5 security risks to connected cars, according to Trend Micro

Analysts from Trend Micro rate DDoS attacks and electronic jamming as some of the highest cybersecurity risks for connected cars.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-security-risks-to-connected-cars-according-to-trend-micro/

 

How to Use SyncToy for Data Backups

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151459-how-use-synctoy-data-backups.html

 

How to use File History to backup files on Windows 10

You can use File History to back up your personal files on Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/file-history-windows-10-backup-files/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Is 2021 the Year Cyberattacks Force Privacy Laws to Grow Some Teeth?

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Is-2021-the-Year-Cyberattacks-Force-Privacy-Laws-to-Grow-Some-Teeth-87008.html

 

How To Measure a Computer Screen

https://www.lifewire.com/monitors-4781327

 

Google Stadia not dead — over 100 games coming in 2021

Stadia may be struggling, but Google isn’t throwing in the towel just yet

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-stadia-keeps-fighting-over-100-games-coming-in-2021

 

Parler’s Back With a New Interim CEO

https://gizmodo.com/parler-s-back-with-a-new-interim-ceo-1846275669

 

iPhone 13 leak reveals massive display upgrade — should you skip the iPhone 12?

Apple's borrowing from the Android playbook again

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphone-13-leak-reveals-massive-display-upgrade-should-you-skip-the-iphone-12

 

Ransomware? Let's Call It What It Really Is: Extortionware

Just as the targets of these attacks have shifted from individuals to corporations, so too has the narrow focus given way to applying force and pressure to pay.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-lets-call-it-what-it-really-is-extortionware/a/d-id/1340089

 

What's New in Apple's Big iOS 14.5 Update?

Apple's iOS 14.5 should arrive any day now, and it's a big one, with new unlock options for mask wearers, more big-screen viewing options on Fitness+, and more. Here's what to check out first.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whats-new-in-apples-big-ios-145-update

 

So long, Google Play Music – Your guide to YouTube Music

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/guide-to-youtube-music/754416/

 

8 Reasons Why You Need to Consider Installing a Dashcam

Do you like the idea of having complete visibility when you’re in your car? A dash cam can help you see everything on the road and then some.

https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-to-consider-dash-cam/

 

What Is an “Uncertified” Android Device?

https://www.howtogeek.com/710862/what-is-an-uncertified-android-device/

 

The First Things to Set Up in Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/the-first-things-to-set-up-in-windows-10-1846258031

 

Windows Installer zero-day vulnerability gets free micropatch

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-installer-zero-day-vulnerability-gets-free-micropatch/

 

Listen to relaxing white noise, mix and match the sounds with Ambie

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/14/listen-to-relaxing-white-noise-mix-and-match-them-with-ambie/

 

How to Send Windows 10 Programs to the System Tray

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-windows-programs-to-system-tray/

 

The Best Smart Watches for Any Budget: A Buying Guide

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-smart-watches-budget-buying-143021542.html

 

State of malware: 3 key findings in the latest Malwarebytes report

Spyware activity spiked in 2020, and the malware-as-a-service business model got more sophisticated.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/state-of-malware-3-key-findings-in-the-latest-malwarebytes-report/

 

How to Add or Remove Folders to be Backed Up by File History in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/55259-add-remove-folders-file-history-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge makes it easy to load old websites using Internet Explorer mode, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Do I Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/do-i-qualify-for-the-earned-income-tax-credit-1846286780

 

How To Overclock RAM (don't go too high and know your BIOS settings in the case it freezes and you must reset the BIOS)

https://www.lifewire.com/hdd-and-ssd-4781325

 

Why you need to use a VPN on public Wi-Fi

Protect yourself on public Wi-Fi with a VPN

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/why-you-need-to-use-a-vpn-on-public-wi-fi

 

It Looks Like Google’s Starting to Update Its Major iOS Apps

https://gizmodo.com/it-looks-like-google-s-starting-to-update-its-major-ios-1846272077

 

Apple AR patent designed to detect the freshness of food

Apple's new patent is ambitious

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apple-ar-patent-designed-to-detect-the-freshness-of-food

 

Breach Etiquette: How to Mind Your Manners When It Matters

Panic-stricken as you may be in the face of a cyberattack, keeping calm and, perhaps most importantly, responding appropriately are critical to limiting the damage.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/breach-etiquette-how-to-mind-your-manners-when-it-matters/b/d-id/1340182

 

Time to Bail on LastPass? Free Version of Password Manager Gets a Serious Restriction

Free LastPass users will only be able to access and view their stored passwords via PCs or mobile devices, but not both, starting March 16. Will the change nudge people into paying $36 per year for unrestricted access?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/time-to-bail-on-lastpass-free-version-of-password-manager-gets-a-serious

 

Privacy tip: How to delete cookies from your phone

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/delete-cookies-from-your-phone/778301/

 

Getting Started With WPS Office: How to Switch Over From Microsoft

WPS Office is a popular alternative to Microsoft Office, partly thanks to how easy it is to make the switch.

https://www.makeuseof.com/switch-from-microsoft-office-to-wps-office/

 

How to Make Chrome Always Open Your Previously Open Tabs

https://www.howtogeek.com/708271/how-to-make-chrome-always-open-your-previously-open-tabs/

 

How to Spot Scam iOS Apps That Sucker You into Making Expensive Purchases

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-scam-ios-apps-that-sucker-you-into-making-e-1837053973

 

Here's how law enforcement's Emotet malware module works

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/heres-how-law-enforcements-emotet-malware-module-works/

 

Find the color code of any element with ColorPicker; a tool that was recently added to PowerToys

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/12/find-the-color-code-of-any-element-with-colorpicker-a-tool-that-was-recently-added-to-powertoys/

 

How to Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/capture-scrolling-screenshot-windows/

 

Over 60? You need to know about these online scams

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/senior-citizens-identity-theft-online-fraud-protection-kg-153633294.html

 

Linux 101: How to remove legacy communication services

To keep your Linux servers and desktops as secure as possible, you should check for (and remove) legacy communication services. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-remove-legacy-communication-services/

 

How to Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/45535-change-maximum-number-items-jump-lists-windows-10-a.html

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

If you're still on Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 10, and here are the instructions to complete the task keeping your files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to Shop Amazon's Secret Departments

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-shop-amazons-secret-departments-1846220217

 

How To Overclock RAM

Get more performance from your hardware for free

https://www.lifewire.com/overclock-ram-5097376

 

Apple Glasses — this is what it will take for me to wear them

The 5 things Apple Glasses need for me to wear them

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-glasses-this-is-what-it-will-take-for-me-to-wear-them

 

Here's Your Windows 10 Set-Up Checklist

https://gizmodo.com/heres-your-windows-10-set-up-checklist-1846262477

 

This annoying Chromebook quirk is about to get fixed — new feature coming soon

It's about time, Chrome OS...

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-annoying-chromebook-quirk-is-about-to-get-fixed-new-feature-coming-soon

 

Enterprise Windows Threats Drop as Mac Attacks Rise: Report

An analysis of 2020 malware activity indicates businesses should be worried about internal hack tools, ransomware, and spyware in the year ahead.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/enterprise-windows-threats-drop-as-mac-attacks-rise-report/d/d-id/1340184

 

Google Updates Classroom Tools for Remote Learning

New features and tools are rolling out over the next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-updates-classroom-tools-for-remote-learning

 

The one trick to finally clean out your photo gallery

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/organize-your-photo-gallery/777647/

 

GUI? What Is a Graphic User Interface?

Do you use a GUI? Chances are you have because you use them every single day.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-gui/

 

Linux and the Multiverse

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-and-multiverse

 

Enumerating a new network with Nmap

Here are some basic Nmap flags that you can use to generate a quick and useful network map for effective troubleshooting and managing network traffic.

https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/enumerating-network-nmap

 

The Biggest Risk to Your Privacy Revealed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hl1sjIBL3s&feature=youtu.be

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Use Joplin to find your notes faster

Organizing notes across multiple written and digital platforms is a serious challenge. Here's a tip to organize your notes better and find what you need quickly.

https://opensource.com/article/21/1/notes-joplin?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a0000026SeIAAU

 

How to replay terminal sessions recorded with the Linux script command

Playback those recorded terminal sessions with the scriptreplay command.

https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/playback-scriptreplay

 

What’s Up with WhatsApp Terms of Service?

A kerfuffle over privacy and perceptions

WhatsApp announced privacy policy changes requiring your agreement to continue using it. Has anything really changed?

https://askleo.com/whats-up-with-whatsapp-terms-of-service/

 

How to Create and Use a Table in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/706273/how-to-create-and-use-a-table-in-microsoft-excel/

 

A first look at the backup software Macrium Reflect 8

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/12/a-first-look-at-the-backup-software-macrium-reflect-8/

 

7 Tasks You Need to Relearn When Switching From Word to Google Docs

Switch from Microsoft Word to Google Docs isn't easy, but with these tips you should be able to find everything you need.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tasks-you-need-to-relearn-switching-microsoft-word-google-docs/

 

Linux malware uses open-source tool to evade detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/linux-malware-uses-open-source-tool-to-evade-detection/

 

List of Common Default Router IP Addresses

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cheatsheet/router-ip-addresses/

 

Bored kids? Get them this indoor beginner drone for $24

With fully protected blades and three batteries included, this is great, cheap, screen-free fun.

https://www.cnet.com/news/bored-kids-get-them-this-indoor-beginner-drone-for-24/

 

How to search for text within a file using the nano text editor

Jack Wallen shows you how to use the search feature to more efficiently locate the configuration option you need to edit in the nano text editor.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-search-for-text-within-a-file-using-the-nano-text-editor/

 

Purism Announces the Librem Mini V2 Linux Computer

Purism’s Librem Mini debuted last not a long time with a rather unique approach, promising a state-of-the-art mix of privacy features with the power of Linux, all packed in a pocket-size computer.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/purism-announces-the-librem-mini-v2-linux-computer-531441.shtml

 

How to Create a RAM Disk with ImDisk in Windows 10 (if you have more than 4GB of memory, a small or modest size

RAM disk can be setup to contain copies of programs or small data files you use frequently.  A batch file (DOS world) 

can at boot up time create the RAM disk, copy the program and small data files into the RAM disk and add to the beginning

of the system Path variable the RAM disk to look for these copies of programs and data before looking at the hard drive)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/174094-how-create-ram-disk-imdisk-windows-10-a.html

 

How to clear cache and cookies on Microsoft Edge

Websites aren't loading correctly or you can't sign-in to online services? Try clearing the cache data and cookies on Microsoft Edge – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/clear-cache-cookies-edge-chromium/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

US Chip Companies Seek President Biden's Assistance To Tide Through Semiconductor Crisis: Reuters

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-chip-companies-seek-president-171520831.html

 

Google Chrome may introduce a new iOS feature — unlocking Incognito tabs via Face ID

New beta feature from the iOS Chrome app is a win for security

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-may-introduce-a-new-ios-feature-unlocking-incognito-tabs-via-face-id

 

Instagram Removing Story Sharing Won’t Help Its Users, Experts Say

https://www.lifewire.com/instagram-removing-story-sharing-won-t-help-its-users-experts-say-5105106

 

Telegram could expose your passwords and deleted files — what to do now

Fortunately, you can easily fix these flaws

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/telegram-mac-files-passwords-flaw

 

Under Attack: Hosting & Internet Service Providers

The digital universe depends on always-on IT networks and services, so ISPs and hosting providers have become favorite targets for cyberattacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/under-attack-hosting-and-internet-service-providers/a/d-id/1340127

 

Microsoft Starts Automatically Removing Flash From Windows

Adobe Flash is dead and Microsoft wants all traces of it deleted.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-starts-automatically-removing-flash-from-windows

 

The big mistake that’s getting you more spam emails and texts

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/mistake-leads-to-spam/777819/

 

The Biggest Risk to Your Privacy Revealed

It’s probably not who, or what, you think

We worry a lot about privacy, but our concerns are often misplaced. Fortunately, the biggest risk to our personal privacy is right under our nose.

https://askleo.com/the-biggest-risk-to-your-privacy/

 

How to Turn on “Enhanced Safe Browsing” in Google Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/711612/how-to-turn-on-enhanced-safe-browsing-in-google-chrome/

 

Opinion: Microsoft needs to release support articles before updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/11/opinion-microsoft-needs-to-release-support-articles-before-updates/

 

Want to Keep Personal Data Secure? Here's How to Encrypt a File

Encrypting folders keeps your data safe from hackers. Here's how to password-protect files on Windows and Mac.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-encrypt-files/

 

Europol: Emotet malware will uninstall itself on April 25th

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/europol-emotet-malware-will-uninstall-itself-on-april-25th/

 

How to Turn Off Conversation View in Gmail

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-off-conversation-view-gmail/

 

Mini-LED TV: What makes Samsung Neo QLED, LG QNED and TCL OD Zero so special?

The latest advancement in LCD tech is coming to more TVs in 2021. Here's why smaller LEDs matter.

https://www.cnet.com/news/mini-led-tv-what-makes-samsung-neo-qled-lg-qned-and-tcl-od-zero-so-special/

 

US Court system demands massive changes to court documents after SolarWinds hack

Multiple senators have demanded a hearing on what court officials know about the hackers' access to sensitive filings. The effects could make accessing documents harder for lawyers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-court-system-demands-massive-changes-to-court-documents-after-solarwinds-hack/

 

Google Chrome

The powerful, lightweight and easy-to-use web browser developed by the well known Google company

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Google-Chrome-48046.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165231-how-enable-disable-sleeping-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to reset Windows Update components on Windows 10

Here are a few techniques to reset the Windows Update components to fix stuck updates trying to download and install on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-windows-update-windows-10-fix-downloads-installs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

A webcam app left thousands of user accounts exposed online

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/webcam-app-left-thousands-user-190200331.html

 

Apple's superzoom camera for iPhone reemerges — will it be ready for iPhone 13?

Look out Samsung! This would be a killer upgrade for iPhone 13

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apples-superzoom-camera-for-iphone-reemerges-will-it-be-ready-for-iphone-13

 

Why Your iPhone Counting Objects Is Better Than You Think

It's one step forward

https://www.lifewire.com/why-your-iphone-counting-objects-is-better-than-you-think-5105044

 

iPhone SE 3 release date, price, specs and leaks

The iPhone SE 3, Apple’s next affordable phone, might have some big upgrades

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-3

 

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 2: Countermeasures

Why do fileless attacks persist? Let's break down the strengths and weaknesses of the existing mitigations.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/fighting-fileless-malware-part-2-countermeasures/b/d-id/1340098

 

YouTube Tests Shorts, Applause You Can Buy, and Online Shopping

All these new features offer new ways for creators (and YouTube) to earn more money.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-tests-shorts-applause-you-can-buy-and-online-shopping

 

How to switch to a new email account without losing your old emails

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-switch-to-a-new-email-account-without-losing-your-old-emails/777934/

 

Use your Raspberry Pi as a productivity powerhouse

The Raspberry Pi has come a long way from being primarily for hacking and hobbyists to a solid choice for a small productive workstation.

https://opensource.com/article/21/1/raspberry-pi-productivity?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a0000026SeIAAU

 

How to Back Up Photos and Never Lose Them Again: the Steps You Need to Take

Your photos are irreplaceable

Follow these steps to avoid losing precious and irreplaceable memories.

https://askleo.com/how-to-backup-your-photos-and-never-lose-them-again/

 

PSA: Gmail Has Your Old Chat Logs From Google Talk (and Hangouts)

https://www.howtogeek.com/711404/psa-gmail-has-your-old-chat-logs-from-google-talk-and-hangouts/

 

Wave goodbye to Servicing Stack Update issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/11/wave-goodbye-to-servicing-stack-update-issues/

 

First Wearable Blood-Glucose Tracker Could Save Millions of Lives

Quantum Operation Inc.'s wearable glucometer is the first pain-free smartwatch with blood-glucose tracking. But is it coming to the US?

https://www.makeuseof.com/first-wearable-blood-glucose-tracker-could-save-millions-of-lives/

 

Microsoft rolls out Application Guard for Office to all customers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-rolls-out-application-guard-for-office-to-all-customers/

 

Mosonth 2K QHD Webcam Review

Poor video quality makes for a challenging experience in video conferencing meetings.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/review/mosonth-2k-qhd-webcam-review/

 

Ohio State expands Apple Swift coding and app development program to the public

Participants can learn to build apps that are ready for the App Store.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ohio-state-expands-apple-swift-coding-and-app-development-program-to-the-public/

 

Healthcare is adopting AI much faster since the pandemic began

While healthcare organizations are hesitant to adopt AI technology, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their interest.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/healthcare-is-adopting-ai-much-faster-since-the-pandemic-began/

 

Firefox

The Linux version of one of the most popular and powerful web browser products on the entire Internet, Firefox

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Mozilla-Firefox-Stable-20864.shtml

 

How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/153406-how-create-inprivate-browsing-shortcut-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Microsoft Edge legacy to be removed from Windows 10 in April 2021

Microsoft is set to remove Edge's legacy version and replace it with the Chromium version during the April 2021 update for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-legacy-removed-windows-10-april-2021/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to make a Microsoft account so you can access Microsoft products, apps, and services

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-account-access-microsoft-products-162442039.html

 

The best refurbished laptop deals in February 2021

Save big with a refurb

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-refurbished-laptop-deals

 

TikTok’s Misinformation Prompt Won’t Be Enough for Users, Expert Says

TikTok's fight with false information will continue

https://www.lifewire.com/tiktok-s-misinformation-prompt-won-t-be-enough-for-users-expert-says-5105067

 

Beware links to Discord's website — it could be malware [updated]

Popular chat service's network allegedly being abused by criminals

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/discord-server-malware

 

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 3: Mitigations

Attackers can dodge the countermeasures you employ against fileless malware. So how do you mitigate the damage?

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/fighting-fileless-malware-part-3-mitigations/b/d-id/1340168

 

MacOS Drops to Third Most Popular Desktop OS

Chrome OS is now second, but it grabbed market share from Microsoft, not Apple.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/macos-drops-to-third-most-popular-desktop-os

 

Insurance scams are spiking. Take these steps to protect yourself

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/health-insurance-scams/778391/

 

Shop Online Safely: My Choice for the Best Free Virtual Credit Card

A great technique for protecting your money

Virtual credit cards are a great tool to help protect yourself when shopping online. After using a service for well over a year, I have a recommendation.

https://askleo.com/best-free-virtual-credit-card/

 

How to Convince Your Friends to Switch Messaging Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/711156/how-to-convince-your-friends-to-switch-messaging-apps/

 

Brave browser adds native support for uBlock and Fanboy annoyances lists and social list

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/10/brave-browser-adds-native-support-for-ublock-and-fanboy-annoyances-lists-and-social-list/

 

10 Linux Hardening Tips for Beginner SysAdmins

Taking your first steps as a Linux sysadmin? Here are the OS hardening tricks you need to secure your systems.

https://www.makeuseof.com/linux-hardening-tips-sysadmins/

 

Google Chrome blocks 7 more ports to stop NAT Slipstreaming attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-blocks-7-more-ports-to-stop-nat-slipstreaming-attacks/

 

How to Check for Ports in Use in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-ports-in-use-windows10/

 

Microsoft reportedly considered acquiring Pinterest

It follows the software giant looking into buying TikTok last year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-reportedly-considered-acquiring-pinterest/

 

How to use Vivaldi Page Actions

Jack Wallen introduces you to a Vivaldi feature that might have you reconsidering the default browser you use on Android.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-are-vivaldi-page-actions-and-how-to-use-them/

 

Vivaldi

The next-generation web browser for power users, based on the powerful Chromium project

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Vivaldi-103720.shtml

 

WinDBG - The Basics for Debugging Crash Dumps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5558-windbg-basics-debugging-crash-dumps-windows-10-a.html

 

How to use Collections feature on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now has a feature to collect content from the web for research or virtually anything you want. Here's how to give it a try in the latest version of the browser.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-collections-microsoft-edge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Apple Maps introduces user-based road hazard reporting, including speed traps

https://autos.yahoo.com/apple-maps-introduces-user-based-153800934.html

 

How Video Calls Are Affecting the Environment

Make sure your boss reads this

https://www.lifewire.com/how-video-calls-are-affecting-the-environment-5101006

 

Epic deal! This Evoo 15-inch laptop with Core i7 power is just $299

Need a powerful laptop for cheap? It doesn’t get better than this

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/evoo-15-inch-laptop-deal-200-dollars-off

 

Google Chrome getting killer upgrade — and it’s an iPhone exclusive

Google Chrome on iOS is getting this cool feature to keep your Incognito tabs hidden

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chrome-getting-killer-upgrade-and-its-an-iphone-exclusive

 

Microsoft & Facebook Were Phishers' Favorite Brands in 2020

Cloud services was the most impersonated industry, followed by financial services, e-commerce, and social media, researchers report.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/microsoft-and-facebook-were-phishers-favorite-brands-in-2020/d/d-id/1340107

 

How to Back Up and Restore Your Files in Windows 10

With Windows 10's File History, you can automatically back up important files and documents to an external location and recover them in a pinch.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-back-up-restore-your-documents-in-windows-10

 

Webcam videos leaked after accounts left exposed online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/webcam-videos-leaked/778409/

 

How to Get File Explorer to Display Details by Default

Plus the one setting you MUST change for security

Windows File Explorer defaults to a simple view of files on your machine that isn't secure. Changes these settings as soon as you can.

https://askleo.com/file-explorer-display-details/

 

Apple Is Discovered Hosting Scam Apps on App Store

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-hosting-scam-apps-on-app-store/

 

Password Manager Roundup

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/password-manager-roundup

 

Why I use the D programming language for scripting

The D programming language is best known as a system programming language, but it's also a great option for scripting.

https://opensource.com/article/21/1/d-scripting?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a0000026SeIAAU

 

My Choice for the Best Free Virtual Credit Card

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDpuXAReJIs&feature=youtu.be

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What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

Despite a lower-than-average number of updates and patches in February, four vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed and we're seeing increasing reports of exploits in the wild.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3607454/whats-not-to-love-with-this-months-patch-tuesday.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Hacked Florida water plant used shared passwords and Windows 7 PCs (now how safe do you feel?  How do you feel about your utilities (infrastructure of the US)?)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hacked-water-plant-computer-had-shared-passwords-andofdate-windows-os-082552973.html

 

How to Automatically Move Gmail Messages to a Different Tab

https://www.howtogeek.com/706390/how-to-automatically-move-gmail-messages-to-a-different-section/

 

Another glimpse at Firefox's upcoming Proton design refresh: the new menu

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/10/another-glimpse-at-firefoxs-upcoming-proton-design-refresh-the-new-menu/

 

Google Officially Owns Fitbit: What That Means for You

While there are some small hurdles still, Google has announced that the acquisition is complete.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-officially-owns-fitbit/

 

ProtonVPN causes Windows BSOD crashes due to antivirus conflicts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/protonvpn-causes-windows-bsod-crashes-due-to-antivirus-conflicts/

 

How to Remove Old and Useless Drivers in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-old-drivers-windows/

 

How to set up and use your Wi-Fi router's parental controls

Did you know you could use your router to limit screen time or even pause Wi-Fi? Here's how.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-parental-controls-router-pause-wifi-kids-internet/

 

Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/arrest-raids-tied-to-u-admin-phishing-kit/

 

How to Disable Integrated Camera or Webcam in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127426-disable-integrated-camera-webcam-windows.html

 

Hacked Florida water plant used shared passwords and Windows 7 PCs

"Municipal water utilities are extremely underfunded and under-resourced."

https://www.engadget.com/hacked-water-plant-computer-had-shared-passwords-andofdate-windows-os-082552973.html

 

Proposed Sec. 230 rewrite could have wide-ranging consequences

Sec. 230 reform bills are already pouring into this Congress.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/proposed-sec-230-rewrite-could-have-wide-ranging-consequences/

 

Is Your Raspberry Pi Phoning Home to Microsoft?

https://gizmodo.com/is-your-raspberry-pi-phoning-home-to-microsoft-1846223934

 

LibreOffice

An open source office suite that provides a good alternative to commercial office tools on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Office-Suites/LibreOffice-60713.shtml

 

Free and Public DNS Servers

Updated list of the best publicly available and free DNS servers

https://www.lifewire.com/free-and-public-dns-servers-2626062

 

Should I leave my VPN on all the time?

Here's our quick guide on how to use your VPN effectively

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/should-i-leave-my-vpn-on-all-the-time

 

How To Password Protect A Zip File In MacOS

https://www.techjunkie.com/password-protect-zip-macos/

 

5 hidden smartphone features for better photos and videos

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/better-quality-smartphone-photos/774234/

 

Update to Popular Barcode Scanner App Turns Into Adware Nightmare on Android

After a December update, the Barcode Scanner Android app from Lavabird injected annoying pop-up ads inside users' mobile browsers, according to Malwarebytes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/update-to-popular-barcade-scanner-app-turns-into-adware-nightmare-on-android

 

What is Windows Defender? Here's what you need to know about the antivirus program that's now called Microsoft Defender Antivirus

https://www.yahoo.com/news/windows-defender-heres-know-antivirus-165750449.html

 

How to Delist Your Facebook Profile From Search Engines

https://www.howtogeek.com/708115/how-to-delist-your-facebook-profile-from-search-engines/

 

Thunderbird team outlines plans for the email client

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/10/thunderbird-team-outlines-plans-for-the-email-client/

 

7 Ways to Free Up Storage Space on Google Photos

Need to reduce the amount of space you're using in Google Photos? Here are ways to reclaim storage space.

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-up-storage-space-google-photos/

 

Windows 10 NTFS corruption bug gets unofficial temporary fix

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-ntfs-corruption-bug-gets-unofficial-temporary-fix/

 

Chip Shortage Affecting Everything Including PS5 and Cars

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chip-shortage-affecting-everything-including-ps5-cars/

 

Yes, your security camera could be hacked: Here's how to stop spying eyes

Following the recent conviction of a technician for spying on customers' camera feeds, protecting your privacy is more important than ever.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/yes-your-security-camera-could-be-hacked-heres-how-to-stop-spying-eyes/

 

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/facebook-instagram-tiktok-and-twitter-target-resellers-of-hacked-accounts/

 

How to Turn On or Off Night Light in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/73518-turn-off-night-light-windows-10-a.html

 

This flexible DJ music mixer is only $25 for a limited time

Future.dj Pro is a music mixer that delivers a ton of easy-to-use and advanced features to help you create sick beats straight from your computer.

https://www.engadget.com/futuredj-pro-sale-155558540.html

 

Hackers publish patient data stolen from two US hospital chains

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/hackers-publish-patient-data-stolen-from-two-us-hospital-chains-25295.html

 

Your Heart Won't Want to Go on Watching This Creepy Robot Impersonate Celine Dion

https://gizmodo.com/your-heart-wont-want-to-go-on-watching-this-creepy-robo-1846224198

 

Krita

A powerful image editing and painting application for Linux and Windows operating systems

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphics/Krita-2254.shtml

 

A Short Guide on Networking Fundamentals

Learn the basics of how your home network works

https://www.lifewire.com/home-networking-fundamentals-4097193

 

Some people get more phishing emails than others — here's why

Age and platform often dictate who's targeted

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-all-in-one-laser-printers/

 

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-iphone-tricks/744550/

 

Ransomware Attack Puts California DMV Customer Data at Risk of Exposure

A ransomware attack hits a third-party supplier that processes customer information for the California DMV, potentially exposing people's personal data dating back 20 months.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-attack-puts-california-dmv-customer-data-at-risk-of-exposure

 

12 Reasons Why You Don’t Need an iPhone 12

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/12-reasons-why-don-t-202528168.html

 

What Is Reachability Mode on iPhone, and How Do You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/707986/what-is-reachability-mode-on-iphone-and-how-do-you-use-it/

 

Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2021 overview

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/09/microsoft-windows-security-updates-february-2021-overview/

 

How to Change Your DNS Settings to Increase Speed

Changing your DNS settings can have a big impact on day-to-day internet speeds. Here's how to change your DNS settings properly.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-dns-increase-internet-speed/

 

North Korean hackers are targeting security researchers with malware, 0-days

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/north-korean-hackers-are-targeting-security-researchers-with-malware-0-days/

 

How to Fix Steam Games Cracking Sound Issue in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-steam-games-cracking-sound-linux/

 

10 tips and tricks everyone with a Mac needs to know right now

We'll show you tools and techniques to level up your Mac knowledge. Here's how to get started.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-tips-and-tricks-everyone-with-a-mac-needs-to-know-right-now/

 

‘ValidCC,’ a Major Payment Card Bazaar and Looter of E-Commerce Sites, Shuttered

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/validcc-a-major-payment-card-bazaar-and-looter-of-e-commerce-sites-shuttered/

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6027-malicious-software-removal-tool-windows.html

 

Epic's MetaHuman Creator generates realistic virtual people

The cloud-based app makes it easier to create digital humans at scale.

https://www.engadget.com/epic-meta-human-creator-virtual-people-130552771.html

 

Fake WhatsApp app may have been built to spy on iPhone users – what you need to know

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/fake-whatsapp-app-may-have-been-built-to-spy-on-iphone-users-what-you-need-to-know-25270.html

 

Barcode-Scanning App for Android Pushed Malware Onto Millions of Phones

https://gizmodo.com/barcode-scanning-app-for-android-pushed-malware-onto-mi-1846221452

 

Tor

A tool that protects your computer against network traffic analysis and surveillance

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Proxy/Tor-2845.shtml

 

How to Use iCloud Links to Share Photos

Plus, how to open iCloud links

https://www.lifewire.com/use-icloud-links-to-share-photos-4845579

 

Anyone can hack your Mac unless you patch it now — here's how

The flaw hackers get full system control, but you can fix it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-sudo-flaw-patch

 

How To Fix YouTube Videos Not Playing

YouTube isn’t just an app on your phone. For millions of viewers, YouTube is primetime TV, and your account’s subscription list is the TV guide.

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-youtube-videos-not-playing/

 

Why does rebooting your computer almost always fix it?

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/properly-reboot-your-computer/563442/

 

Facebook Will Nudge Users to View the Facts on Climate Change

The company also plans on debunking common myths about climate change through Facebook's dedicated information hub on the topic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-will-nudge-users-to-view-the-facts-on-climate-change

 

Apple Maps will get crowdsourced incident reporting with iOS 14.5

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-maps-crowdsourced-traffic-reporting-ios-14-5-195635095.html

 

How to Mirror an Image in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/706386/how-to-mirror-an-image-in-microsoft-word/

 

Firefox 85.0.2 is out with a single deadlock fix

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/09/firefox-85-0-2-is-out-with-a-single-deadlock-fix/

 

How to Fix an Overheating Laptop: 3 Key Tips and Solutions

Overheating will slowly kill your laptop. Here's how to cool down your laptop and prevent it from getting too hot!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-overheating-laptop/

 

Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection, removes Flash support

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-85-adds-supercookie-protection-removes-flash-support/

 

How to Create New User Profiles in Google Chrome and Firefox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-new-user-profiles-firefox-chrome/

 

How to tell when it's time to upgrade your router

Experts recommend getting a new router every couple of years. Here's how to get the most out of your next upgrade.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-tell-when-its-time-to-upgrade-your-router/

 

U.K. Arrest in ‘SMS Bandits’ Phishing Service

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/u-k-arrest-in-sms-bandits-phishing-service/

 

How to Get and Give Remote Assistance with Quick Assist app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/56123-get-give-remote-assistance-quick-assist-app-windows-10-a.html

 

The Morning After: Facebook is apparently trying to build its own Clubhouse

HBO has cast the leads for its 'The Last of Us' TV show and SpaceX is taking pre-orders for Starlink.

https://www.engadget.com/morning-after-122530623.html

 

Sloppy patches are a breeding ground for zero-day exploits, says Google

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/sloppy-patches-zero-day-exploits/

 

Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

https://gizmodo.com/clubhouse-will-strengthen-security-after-researchers-fi-1846271701

 

Dropbox

The official Dropbox client for Linux, designed to let users share and store their files online

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Dropbox-41209.shtml

 

How To Fix the Error Message 'Your Computer or Network May Be Sending Automated Queries'

Get back to work in just a few steps

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-automated-queries-error-message-5096156

 

Windows 10 security alert: Update now if you don't want your PC to crash

This is one Windows 10 update you should not wait on

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/update-windows-10-now-if-you-dont-want-your-pc-to-crash

 

The Best Android Tablets [February 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-android-tablets/

 

Easily diagnose your car trouble with these code scanners

https://www.komando.com/amazon/diagnosing-car-troubles/776660/

 

Nvidia to Restrict the RTX 3060's Ability to Mine Cryptocurrency (this could help many with more device available)

Cryptocurrency miners should check out Nvidia's new dedicated line of GPUs tailored for Ethereum mining (sorry, Bitcoin fans). These Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) cards are set to arrive this quarter.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-to-restrict-the-rtx-3060s-ability-to-mine-cryptocurrency

 

The Best Way to Use Two-Factor Authentication

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-way-two-factor-authentication-211006116.html

 

Is Windows 10 a secret Slack slayer?

Slack is already going after Microsoft in Europe, hoping to put a dent in the latter's success with Teams. But Windows could be what really puts Slack in the rear view mirror.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3607909/is-windows-10-a-secret-slack-slayer.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

The Taxman Cometh for ID Theft Victims

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/the-taxman-cometh-for-id-theft-victims/

 

An Introduction to Linux Gaming thanks to ProtonDB

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/introduction-linux-gaming-thanks-protondb

 

PS5 Controllers Are Drifting, And The Repairs Are A Hassle

https://kotaku.com/ps5-controllers-are-drifting-and-the-repairs-are-a-has-1846233739

 

Mozilla VPN Now Available for Linux

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Mozilla-VPN-Now-Available-for-Linux

 

Did My Bounced Message Get There? All the Places Email Can Fail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnIvypSt2RM&feature=youtu.be

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199247/microsoft-cheat-sheets-dive-into-windows-and-office-apps.html

 

Someone Hacked Into a Florida City's Water Supply and Tried to Poison It

https://earther.gizmodo.com/someone-hacked-into-a-florida-citys-water-supply-and-tr-1846224756

 

Apple will replace the batteries that won't hold a charge in certain MacBook Pros for free

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-replace-batteries-wont-hold-211727060.html

 

What Does “Run as Administrator” Mean in Windows 10?

https://www.howtogeek.com/709060/what-does-run-as-administrator-mean-in-windows-10/

 

Facebook removes hundreds of fake accounts tied to Uganda, Palestine

The social network says a group of fake accounts had links to a government agency in Uganda.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-removes-hundreds-of-fake-accounts-tied-to-uganda-palestine/

 

With KB4598291 causing issues on some Windows 10 devices, you better be careful with today's update releases

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/09/with-kb4598291-causing-issues-on-some-windows-10-devices-you-better-be-careful-with-todays-update-releases/

 

Make Microsoft Word's 'Dark Mode' Actually Dark

https://lifehacker.com/make-microsoft-words-dark-mode-actually-dark-1846240633

 

5 Firefox Addons to Protect Your Online Privacy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/protect-privacy-in-firefox/

 

Ransomware attacks increasingly destroy victims’ data by mistake

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attacks-increasingly-destroy-victims-data-by-mistake/

 

5G: What it means for edge computing

With the potential for high-bandwidth, low-latency wireless data transmission, 5G is set to play a key role in connecting edge devices to the cloud. In this special feature, ZDNet helps business leaders understand how cloud providers, telecoms, and carriers will make 5G part of their edge-computing plans.

https://www.zdnet.com/topic/5g-what-it-means-for-edge-computing/

 

Microsoft Edge to replace Edge Legacy with April’s Windows 10 Update Tuesday release

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-to-replace-edge-legacy-with-aprils-windows-10-update-tuesday-release-105082/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123777-enable-disable-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

Waze adds Audible to its built-in audio player

You can listen to your audiobooks within Waze during commute.

https://www.engadget.com/waze-audible-102500904.html

 

How to change your Zoom background

Change your Zoom background to look like you're in Animal Crossing or Star Wars

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-zoom-background

 

Printers & Scanners

You've got a great printer and/or scanner; now what? Learn the tips and tricks to optimizing yours for easy use alongside your computer, laptop or tablet.

https://www.lifewire.com/printers-and-scanners-4781329

 

PsychOS

A GNU/Linux distribution that aims to revive older hardware in a unique way with great software.

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/PsychOS-103854.shtml

 

Mortified Lawyer Appears in Court as a Cat, Blames Zoom Filter

https://gizmodo.com/mortified-lawyer-appears-in-court-as-a-cat-blames-to-z-1846233451

 

US drops suit against Calif. net neutrality rule, but ISPs are still fighting it

California law still faces court challenge from broadband-industry lobby groups.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/biden-doj-halts-trump-admin-lawsuit-against-calif-net-neutrality-rules/

 

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 2: Countermeasures

Why do fileless attacks persist? Let's break down the strengths and weaknesses of the existing mitigations.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/fighting-fileless-malware-part-2-countermeasures/b/d-id/1340098

 

The best ways to boost your Wi-Fi for good

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/boost-your-wi-fi-for-good/777514/

 

6 Ways to Use Twitter as a Research Tool

Twitter is more useful than people give it credit for. And in this article, we show you how to use Twitter for research.

https://www.muo.com/how-to-use-twitter-as-a-research-tool/

 

Over 60? You need to know about these online scams

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/senior-citizens-identity-theft-online-fraud-protection-kg-153633294.html

 

How to Force Outlook to Spellcheck Emails Before They’re Sent

https://www.howtogeek.com/706589/how-to-force-outlook-to-spellcheck-emails-before-theyre-sent/

 

$7,000 reimbursement for COVID-19 funerals: Who it's for, how to apply and other details

If a relative died from the coronavirus, the government may help pay for the funeral and burial costs. Here's what the application process will look like.

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/7000-reimbursement-for-covid-19-funerals-who-its-for-how-to-apply-and-other-details/

 

Manage browser tabs efficiently with open source TabMerger extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/09/manage-browser-tabs-efficiently-with-open-source-tabmerger-extension/

 

How to Tell Which 'Barcode Scanner' Is Android Malware

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-which-barcode-scanner-is-android-malware-1846238311

 

How to Use the Concatenate Function in Excel

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-concatenate-function-in-excel/

 

Microsoft Edge gets a password generator, leaked credentials monitor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-edge-gets-a-password-generator-leaked-credentials-monitor/

 

Windows 10 2004 just hit a major milestone (they are trying to upgrade even 1909 to 2004 or 20H2 (second release of 2009))

Microsoft tells enterprise customers it's safe to broadly deploy Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 1909.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-2004-just-hit-a-major-milestone/

 

Google to replace Cookies with FLoC to track users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-to-replace-cookies-with-floc-to-track-users-105100/

 

How to Map Network Drive or Disconnect Network Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/54708-map-network-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

Apple Maps will get crowdsourced incident reporting with iOS 14.5

You'll be able to use on-screen controls or Siri to flag roadblocks.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-maps-crowdsourced-traffic-reporting-ios-14-5-195635095.html

 

iPhone SE Plus: Release date, price, size, specs and leaks

An iPhone SE Plus is rumored to be in Apple's pipeline. Here's what to expect.

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

 

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is the perfect DIY computer. So... let's get doing!

https://www.lifewire.com/raspberry-pi-4102621

 

EasyNAS

Make storage easy with this openSUSE-based distribution of Linux that deploys a NAS server

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/EasyNAS-103427.shtml

 

The 5 Best Ways to Store Passwords Safely

https://gizmodo.com/the-5-best-ways-to-store-passwords-safely-1782047318

 

Thanks for finding a critical bug. Have a $1.5 million bounty, and our CTO will get a tattoo of anything you like

https://grahamcluley.com/bug-bounty-tattoo/

 

Computer intruder tried to poison Florida city’s drinking water with lye

Change boosting sodium hydroxide level was reversed before anyone got hurt.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/computer-intruder-tried-to-poison-drinking-water-for-a-small-florida-city/

 

Emotet Takedown: Short-Term Celebration, Long-Term Concerns

Security researchers examine how and when Emotet's operators may resurface, and the threats that could evolve in the meantime.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/emotet-takedown-short-term-celebration-long-term-concerns/d/d-id/1340103

 

Are cash advance and loan apps safe to use?

https://www.komando.com/money/cash-advance-app-safety/777524/

 

How to Care for Your Non-Removable Laptop Battery

Here are several precautions you should take to ensure your non-removable laptop battery lasts as long as possible.

https://www.muo.com/tag/care-non-removable-laptop-battery/

 

Save $40 per month with the best phone plan for uncertain times like these

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/yahoo-mobile-wireless-plan-no-contract-165644210.html

 

How to Create and Use Sections in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/704108/how-to-create-and-use-sections-in-microsoft-word/

 

Best 3D printers for 2021

These are our favorite 3D printers, as well scanners and laser cutters, for makers and creators in 2021.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-3d-printer/

 

Firefox 85.0.1 fixes a critical security issue and bugs (Update: now up to 85.0.2)

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/06/firefox-85-0-1-fixes-a-critical-security-issue-and-bugs/

 

Update Your Slack Passwords Now, Android Users

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-slack-passwords-now-android-users-1846231007

 

How to Convert Google Docs to Microsoft Word

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-google-docs-to-word/

 

Another ransomware now uses DDoS attacks to force victims to pay

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/another-ransomware-now-uses-ddos-attacks-to-force-victims-to-pay/

 

Google patches an actively exploited Chrome zero-day

Google Chrome 88.0.4324.150 released with a fix. Users advised to update.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-patches-an-actively-exploited-chrome-zero-day/

 

These Microsoft products and services ended in 2020

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/these-microsoft-products-and-services-ended-in-2020-105059/

 

How to Allow or Deny OS and Apps Access to Camera in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/71414-allow-deny-os-apps-access-camera-windows-10-a.html

 

Scientists prove that deepfake detectors can be duped

They tested their method on 'state-of-the-art deepfake detectors.'

https://www.engadget.com/deepfake-detectors-can-be-duped-083601148.html

 

What is Paramount Plus? Cost, movies, shows, release date and more

Paramount Plus arrives because every streaming service needs a plus sign

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/paramount-plus-cost-movies-shows-release-date-and-what-you-need-to-know

 

Simple Ways to Maintain Your Computer

The 3 most important maintenance tasks for your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/maintain-computer-4097220

 

uBlacklist for Firefox

Try a super-efficient Firefox enhancer that allows sorting your search engine results by blacklisting certain websites that you want to avoid

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/uBlacklist-for-Firefox.shtml

 

Favicons Could Be the Supercookie That Tracks You Everywhere

https://gizmodo.com/favicons-could-be-the-supercookie-that-tracks-you-every-1846229089

 

Private messages between Mensa forum members are leaked onto the internet

https://grahamcluley.com/private-messages-between-mensa-forum-members-are-leaked-onto-the-internet/

 

Android barcode scanner with 10 million+ downloads infects users

Researcher says Google hasn't removed the malicious app, so onus is on end users.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/android-barcode-scanner-with-10-million-downloads-infects-users/

 

Malicious Code Injected via Google Chrome Extension Highlights App Risks

An open source plug-in purportedly introduced tracking and malicious download code to infect nearly 2 million users, reports say.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/malicious-code-injected-via-google-chrome-extension-highlights-app-risks/d/d-id/1340100

 

That email you got about resetting your password is real – Do it ASAP

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/slack-plain-text-passwords/778153/

 

5 Free Ways to Learn How to Play Chess Online and Improve Your Skills

Interested in learning chess? These apps and sites will teach you the basics of chess and great opening moves.

https://www.muo.com/learn-how-to-play-chess-online-improve-your-skills/

 

How to record your screen on a Windows 10 computer and capture your computer's audio along with it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/record-screen-windows-10-computer-160405022.html

 

How to Back up Your Gmail to a Local Mailbox the Easy Way

https://www.howtogeek.com/710029/how-to-back-up-your-gmail-to-a-local-mailbox-the-easy-way/

 

Hacker tried to contaminate Florida city's water supply, sheriff says

The attack occurred 20 miles from the site of the Super Bowl, two days before the game was to be played.

https://www.cnet.com/news/hacker-tried-to-contaminate-florida-citys-water-supply-sheriff-says/

 

Read pages in a distraction-free mode, print or save them with the Reader View extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/read-pages-in-a-distraction-free-mode-print-or-save-them-with-the-reader-view-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

How to Report Traffic Accidents in Apple Maps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-report-traffic-accidents-in-apple-maps-1846258444

 

6 Ways to Easily Convert Audio Files to Text

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-audio-to-text/

 

Ransomware gang taunts IObit with repeated forum hacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-taunts-iobit-with-repeated-forum-hacks/

 

Microsoft details its legacy Edge browser phase-out strategy

Microsoft will remove the legacy Edge browser from Windows 10 users' machines as of April's Patch Tuesday, a month after ceasing security updates for the old Edge.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-details-its-legacy-edge-browser-phase-out-strategy/

 

Microsoft Office Lens is now Microsoft Lens; Introduces new features

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-office-lens-is-now-microsoft-lens-105050/

 

How to Manually Create a File History Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/55671-backup-files-folders-file-history-windows-10-a.html

 

Apple fixes a bug that prevented some older MacBook Pros from charging

Download macOS 11.2.1 as soon as you can if your Mac won't charge.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-macos-11-2-1-194721484.html

 

What makes a VPN secure?

How to find a VPN provider with a dedication to security

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/what-makes-a-vpn-secure

 

2021 iPad mini: News, Price, Release Date, Specs, and Rumors

Could this be the biggest mini yet? Here's everything we know

https://www.lifewire.com/ipad-mini-5097592

 

Game Turbo Booster

Make your games run better by releasing memory and reallocating system resources with the help of this simple-to-use application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/PB-Software-Game-Turbo-Booster.shtml

 

U.S. Drops Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against California

https://gizmodo.com/u-s-drops-net-neutrality-lawsuit-against-california-1846225980

 

Orca’s “State of Public Cloud Security” report reveals how most cloud security breaches happen

https://grahamcluley.com/sponsor-orca-security-4/

 

Soon, you may be able to change the default music service in iOS

"Hey Siri, stop making me say 'on Spotify' 40 times a day."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/soon-you-may-be-able-to-change-the-default-music-service-in-ios/

 

Android App Infects Millions of Devices With a Single Update

The popular Barcode Scanner app, which as been available on Google Play for years, turned malicious with one software update.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/android-app-infects-millions-of-devices-with-a-single-update/d/d-id/1340093

 

Stay connected on the road: How to get internet in your RV or truck

https://www.komando.com/amazon/internet-signal-booster/776356/

 

The 5 Best Custom Android ROMs Still Worth Trying

Want to install a new version of Android on your phone? Here are the best custom Android ROMs you can try today.

https://www.muo.com/best-custom-android-roms/

 

Apple Maps will get crowdsourced incident reporting with iOS 14.5

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-maps-crowdsourced-traffic-reporting-ios-14-5-195635095.html

 

GeckoLinux Does OpenSuse Better

https://linuxinsider.com/story/geckolinux-does-opensuse-better-86993.html

 

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/14-ways-to-speed-up-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to Try Linux Without a Classical Installation

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/how-try-linux-without-classical-installation

 

Electric Vehicles Are Improving So Fast, Data on Using Them May Be Obsolete

https://earther.gizmodo.com/electric-vehicles-are-improving-so-fast-data-on-using-1846231596

 

Outlining in LibreOffice: A Survival Guide

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Features/Scattershot

 

Ubuntu Core 20 Brings Better Industrial IoT Control

https://linuxinsider.com/story/ubuntu-core-20-brings-better-industrial-iot-control-87004.html

 

Can I Have Different Passwords for YouTube and Gmail?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGzoC8WnU4&feature=youtu.be

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