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Hackers Are Winning the Cyber War, Largely Because They Target People

Employee Training and Testing Are Crucial Aspects to Any Security Strategy

https://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/hackers-are-winning-the-cyber-war-largely-because-they-target-people/

 

Have You Been Smished? Mass Smishing Operation Targeting Mobile Users with Fake Amazon and USPS Update Messages

https://www.menlosecurity.com/blog/have-you-been-smished

 

Google plans more Android privacy, but it’s nothing like Apple’s controversial anti-tracking on iPhones

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-plans-more-android-privacy-191805353.html

 

How to Turn on and Use Text Predictions in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/726539/how-to-use-text-predictions-in-microsoft-word/

 

When will Windows 11 ship? Here's what we know

We wouldn't expect Microsoft to ditch its tried-and-true program of Windows testing for Windows 11.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3621905/when-will-windows-11-ship-heres-what-we-know.html

 

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/

 

Intel quietly expands the Tiger Lake family with two new releases

An i5 and an i7 have now arrived

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-quietly-expands-the-tiger-lake-family-with-two-new-releases

 

How to Easily Rename Files in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rename-files-in-linux/

 

How to Send Encrypted Email With 5 Popular Mail Services

Not all email services are created equal — read on to find out which popular email services support encryption to keep your mail safe and secure.

 https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-send-encrypted-email/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to take control and create a custom power plan in Windows 10

Getting the best performance out your Windows 10 PC often requires tweaking power settings. Users can create a custom power plan that applies their performance tweaks automatically.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-take-control-and-create-a-custom-power-plan-in-windows-10/

 

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/2117843/what-is-phishing-how-this-cyber-attack-works-and-how-to-prevent-it.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Windows 11 with new UX confirmed in a leak, ahead of Microsoft's June 24 announcement

In advance of Microsoft's planned Windows event on June 24th, an internal build of the upcoming OS has leaked in public forums confirming the new Windows 11 branding.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-build-21996-has-leaked-new-desktop-ui-and-more

 

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4571-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-a.html

 

How to set Windows Terminal default app for Command Prompt, PowerShell, WSL

You can now make the Windows Terminal experience the default application to open PowerShell and Command Prompt, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-windows-terminal-default-app-command-prompt-powershell/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

NVIDIA’s Jetson Chipset Comes with Exploitable Bugs

New vulnerabilities have been found in NVIDIA's Jetson SoC framework that affects millions of graphics cards. These vulnerabilities may allow hackers to perform denial-of-service attacks and data theft, according to Threat Post.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/bugs-in-nvidia-s-jetson-chipset-may-lead-to-data-theft-and-ddos-attacks-533296.shtml

 

Tulsa warns of data breach after Conti ransomware leaks police citations

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tulsa-warns-of-data-breach-after-conti-ransomware-leaks-police-citations/

 

Ransomware gang wants to short the stock price of their victims

The operators of the Darkside ransomware are expanding their extortion tactics with a new technique aimed at companies that are listed on NASDAQ or other stock markets.

https://therecord.media/ransomware-gang-wants-to-short-the-stock-price-of-their-victims/

 

We can’t stop staring at Apple’s stunning leaked iPhone 13 design in this YouTube video

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-13-release-date-features-camera-battery-display-notch-face-id-5933007/

 

Microsoft’s new Fluid Office documents are coming to life in Teams, OneNote, and more

The biggest change to Office in decades is starting to roll out

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/17/22538144/microsoft-fluid-components-documents-office-teams-onenote-outlook-whiteboard

 

Windows 11 availability: When it's coming and how you can get the beta early

You're in for a bit of a wait for the full Windows 11 release, but early builds are coming soon

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-availability-when-its-coming-and-how-you-can-get-the-beta-early

 

Hyundai now owns robot dog maker Boston Dynamics

It plans to use the company to create a robotics value chain across manufacturing and construction.

https://tinyurl.com/3jbz8mba

  

This devastating online attack is up 347% – Protect yourself now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ransomware-attacks-on-the-rise/793912/

 

How to Spot a Fake Review on Amazon

Amazon and other e-commerce websites are flooded with bogus reviews. These online tools will help you identify a fake review and save you from choosing a product that's not worth your money.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/spot-a-fake-review-on-amazon

 

Google will make it harder to track Android users across apps (updated)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-android-opt-out-app-tracking-143911504.html

 

How to Clear Your Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/726883/how-to-clear-your-browsing-history-in-microsoft-edge-2/

 

What Windows 11 could do to solve Windows 10's worst problems

Will Microsoft use Windows 11 to fix these problems with Windows 10? Let's hope so.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622465/what-windows-11-could-do-to-solve-windows-10s-worst-problems.html

 

Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/google-will-replace-backup-and-sync-client-with-drive-for-desktop-later-this-year/

 

Windows 11 release date, features and everything you need to know

The revolutionary Windows update is here

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-11-home-and-pro

 

How to Fix a Touchpad Not Working in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-touchpad-not-working-linux/

 

What Is a Smart Home? The Pros and Cons, Explained

What is a smart home? Learn the basics of smart home technology and whether a smart home is right for you. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/smart-home/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Smart clothing will monitor your health

Washable, breathable and stretchable cloths developed at Purdue University are paving the way for battery-free clothes powered by Wi-Fi.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smart-clothing-will-monitor-your-health/

 

The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory 

https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/the-biggest-data-breaches-of-the-21st-century.html?

utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Windows 11 startup sound, UI, wallpapers, and more emerge following leaked build

With a build of Windows 11 leaking earlier today, we finally have a first look at the new operating system from Microsoft.

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-do-you-think-about-first-glimpse-windows-11

 

How to Generate System Diagnostics Report in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81928-generate-system-diagnostics-report-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Edge 91 brings memory boost, price history, color themes

Microsoft pushes a big update for Edge (version 91) with new personalization, shopping, and performance boost improvements.

https://tinyurl.com/3skcney9

   

South Korea's Nuclear Research Agency Hacked

South Korean authorities revealed that Kimsuky managed to hack the state nuclear think tank Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in May 2021. KAERI was accused of a cover-up by the Korean news organization that uncovered the story, according to The Register.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/south-korea-s-nuclear-research-agency-hacked-by-north-korean-cybercriminals-533280.shtml

 

NSA shares guidance on securing voice, video communications

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nsa-shares-guidance-on-securing-voice-video-communications/

 

Ransomware gang threatens to expose police informants if ransom is not paid

https://therecord.media/ransomware-gang-threatens-to-expose-police-informants-if-ransom-is-not-paid/

 

Google might copy Apple’s newest hit product

https://bgr.com/tech/google-airtag-rival-find-my-device-android-phones-5933030/

 

INDIA’S HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE BUSTING MISINFORMATION ON WHATSAPP

The backbone of India’s rural healthcare system is now tasked with beating back COVID-19 myths, one message at a time

https://www.theverge.com/22535642/covid-misinformation-india-asha-whatsapp

 

Windows 11 vs Windows 10: Here's what's new

Here are the biggest changes between Windows 11 and Windows 10

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-vs-windows-10

 

'Atomically thin' transistors could help make electronic skins a reality

They're several times smaller than previous creations.

https://www.engadget.com/stanford-atom-thin-flexible-electronics-203856088.html

 

Google Photos storage isn’t what it used to be – Here are some alternatives

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/google-photos-storage-alternatives/793413/

 

How to Back Up and Restore Your iPhone

Do you have a new iOS device or need to fix a glitchy one? Here's how to back up and restore your iPhone using iTunes, iCloud, Finder, or the Google One online service.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/back-up-and-restore-your-iphone

 

Top leaker says Microsoft will unveil Windows 11 later this month

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/top-leaker-says-microsoft-unveil-202900918.html

 

7 Important Facebook Privacy Settings to Change Right Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/727135/7-important-facebook-privacy-settings-to-change-right-now/

 

Microsoft officially unveils Windows 11

This new version of Windows will begin rolling out next week to Windows Insiders.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622939/microsoft-officially-unveils-windows-11.html

 

Macrium Reflect 7.3 backup software update introduces native task scheduler

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/15/macrium-reflect-7-3-backup-software-update-introduces-native-task-scheduler/

 

Browser maker Brave launches privacy-first search engine

Brave Search looks to offer independent privacy search alternative

https://www.techradar.com/news/browser-maker-brave-launches-privacy-first-search-engine

 

How to Fix a Touchpad Not Working in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-touchpad-not-working-linux/

 

Is Firefox Running Slow? 6 Tips and Tweaks to Speed Up Firefox

If Firefox feels slow compared to other web browsers, try these tips to boost its speed and restore its performance. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-firefox-runs-slow-browsers-run-fast/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Schneider Electric rolls out its smallest single-phase uninterrupted power supply

The APC Smart-UPS Ultra uses lithium-ion tech and aims to deliver more power in distributed IT and edge computing sites, the company said.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/schneider-electric-rolls-out-its-smallest-single-phase-uninterrupted-power-supply/

 

7 new social engineering tactics threat actors are using now

Old tactics in new packages lead the list of current social engineering attacks. Experts provide real-world examples.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3613937/7-new-social-engineering-tactics-threat-actors-are-using-now.html

 

Windows 11: This is Microsoft's improved app snapping experience

App snapping is getting a few new features and functions on Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-new-snapping-ux

 

PowerShell Scripting - Update Windows 10 USB install media

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96845-powershell-scripting-update-windows-10-usb-install-media.html

 

Microsoft ships Windows Package Manager (winget) version 1.0

Windows Package Manager 1.0 (winget) now fully available to search, download, install, and maintain apps using commands on Windows 10.

https://tinyurl.com/twt75jn4

   

Former Black Hat Hacker Warns Cyberattacks Against U.S. Will Skyrocket

Hector Xavier Monsegur cautioned on Saturday that cyberattacks against United States infrastructure IT are becoming worse and worse, says Yahoo Finance. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/former-black-hat-hacker-warns-cyberattacks-against-u-s-will-skyrocket-533279.shtml

 

Carnival Cruise hit by data breach, warns of data misuse risk

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/carnival-cruise-hit-by-data-breach-warns-of-data-misuse-risk/

 

74% of Financial Institutions See Spike in COVID-Related Threats

Financial losses have also increased among organizations in the last year, with the average cost reaching $720,000.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/74--of-financial-institutions-see-spike-in-covid-related-threats/d/d-id/1340850

 

Facebook says its AI can detect deepfakes and identify their origin

https://bgr.com/tech/facebook-ai-deepfake-detection-and-fingerprinting-origin-tech-5932809/

 

Tech antitrust pioneer Lina Khan will officially lead the FTC

Congress is preparing to take drastic action against tech monopolies

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/22527709/lina-khan-ftc-commissioner-competition-facebook-amazon-google-apple

 

Millions of Dell PCs can be hacked remotely — here's what you need to know (Must read even if you don't own a Dell regarding firmware updates)

More than 100 Dell models are vulnerable to firmware-update flaws

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/dell-bios-poison-attacks

 

FCC changes how emergency alerts appear on your phone

'National Alerts' will include FEMA warnings.

https://www.engadget.com/fcc-national-alerts-fema-140028111.html

 

10 Mac settings you should definitely be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/helpful-mac-settings/791673/

 

Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Notices on Leaked Copies of Windows 11

The copyright complaints ask Google to remove search results for the Windows 11 build, suggesting the leaked ISO file is legit.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-files-dmca-takedown-notices-on-leaked-copies-of-windows-11

 

Why is my internet so slow on my computer? 5 fixes to try

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-internet-slow-computer-164539747.html

 

How to Find Links to Other Workbooks in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/726344/how-to-find-links-to-other-workbooks-in-excel/

 

What to do with an old laptop: 10 clever ideas

Even broken laptops can have more in store for them than just consignment to a recycling pile.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3620051/what-to-do-with-an-old-laptop-10-clever-ideas.html

 

R-Undelete Home: recover deleted files on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/06/r-undelete-recover-deleted-files-on-windows/

 

Fake Google ads used to lure victims to malware-rigged Signal, Telegram websites

Drive-by-download campaigns are poisoning Google’s search results, warns experts

https://www.techradar.com/news/fake-google-ads-used-to-lure-victims-to-malware-rigged-signal-telegram-websites

 

How to Know If Someone Else Is Logging into Your Windows PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/know-if-someone-logging-into-windows-pc/

 

What Is the Dark Web?

What is the dark web? Is it as scary as it sounds? Here's a simple explainer with everything you need to know. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-the-dark-web/

 

Linux 101: How to clean the DNF and APT caches

Jack Wallen shows you how to clean the caches for both the DNF and APT package managers, so you can solve package installation problems that arise from corrupt installation metadata.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-clean-the-dnf-and-apt-caches/

 

New DDoS extortion attacks detected as Fancy Lazarus group returns

Well-known threat group resurfaces as Fancy Lazarus with a new ransom DDoS campaign targeting multiple sectors.

https://tinyurl.com/2ppa76rm

   

Windows Central readers aren't sold on Windows 11's look ... yet

Windows 11 has a new Start menu, Taskbar, and much more, but most of our readers want more time before judging how it looks.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-central-voters-seem-love-look-windows-11

 

Adjust Processor Resources for Best Performance of Programs or Background Services in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89429-adjust-processor-resources-best-performance-windows-10-a.html

 

How to install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Windows 10 now support Linux distros natively, but you need to add the feature manually – here's how.

https://tinyurl.com/kky96x23

   

NATO's Cloud Platform has been Hacked

NATO uses the SOA & IdM platform and classified it as secret while it was used to handle several essential functions within the Polaris program.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/nato-s-cloud-platform-has-been-hacked-533282.shtml

 

Windows 11 introduces a revamped windows snapping feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-introduces-a-revamped-windows-snapping-feature/

 

MacKenzie Scott Gave Away Billions. The Scam Artists Followed.

She has no large foundation, headquarters or public website. That makes it easier to dispense money on her own terms — and for others to prey on the vulnerable in her name.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/24/business/mackenzie-scott-giving-scams.html

 

The iPhone 12 is dominating the 5G market, despite Apple’s delayed entry

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-12-sales-vs-5g-android-phones-strategy-analytics-5932781/

 

How Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to fight tech monopolies

It’s not just Lina Khan

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22537169/lina-khan-ftc-chair-confirmation-antitrust-tech-apple-amazon-google-facebook-competition

 

Windows 11 will run Android apps — here’s how

The Amazon App store will be integrated into the Microsoft Store

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-will-run-android-apps-heres-how

 

Lawmakers propose 25 percent tax credit to incentivize domestic chip production

The Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors Act has bipartisan support.

https://www.engadget.com/facilitating-american-built-semiconductors-act-220924454.html

 

How to set up a private YouTube channel to share family videos

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-set-up-private-youtube-channel/794323/

 

Hyundai Now Owns Robot Maker Boston Dynamics

Will every new Hyundai vehicle come with a free dog?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hyundai-now-owns-robot-maker-boston-dynamics

 

TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including 'faceprints and voiceprints'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-just-gave-itself-permission-225715845.html

 

 Everything about Windows Movie Maker

https://www.ioforth.com/support/windows-movie-maker-review.htm

 

FBI: Russian hackers are still trying to break into networks, here's how to protect yours from attack

Joint advisory urges organisations to stay alert when it comes to attacks by Russian's Foreign Intelligence Service - aka APT 29.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-russian-hackers-are-still-trying-to-break-into-networks-heres-how-to-protect-yours-from-attack/

 

Brazil, Besieged by Covid, Now Faces a Severe Drought

Brazilians are paying more for electricity, dealing with the possibility of water rationing and expecting a destructive fire season in the Amazon in the worst dry spell in at least 90 years.

https://tinyurl.com/pv4jspsz

   

How to get Peacock on your Fire TV right now

No need to wait for NBC and Amazon to work things out. Just sideload the Android TV version instead.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3566879/how-to-get-peacock-on-your-fire-tv.html

 

Search for processes by start time

Ghost Hunter

How do you find a process running on a Linux system by start time? The question sounds trivial, but the answer is trickier than it first appears.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/239/Finding-Processes/(tagID)/340

 

How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIv6GkFG6HI

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Are You Vulnerable to Fileless Malware?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_you_vulnerable_to_fileless_malware.html

 

A newly tech-skeptical FTC will reportedly review Amazon’s acquisition of MGM

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/22/a-newly-tech-skeptical-ftc-will-reportedly-review-amazons-acquisition-of-mgm/

 

Peacock app finally lands on Fire TV devices, following a 14-month wait

After a lengthy standoff, Amazon and NBCUniversal have hammered out a deal to bring the Peacock app to Fire TV streaming players and TV sets.

https://tinyurl.com/knprex3w

     

How to keep cybercriminals from locking up your computer, and what to do if they have

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/what-to-do-if-infected-with-ransomware-181944784.html

 

How to Quickly Switch Users on Mac from the Menu Bar or Control Center

https://www.howtogeek.com/727314/how-to-quickly-switch-users-on-mac-from-the-menu-bar-and-control-center/

 

Mac Data Recovery Software Disk Drill ported to Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/03/03/mac-data-recovery-software-disk-drill-ported-to-windows/

 

6 Reasons You Should Avoid the Dark Web

Thinking about visiting the dark web, the sinister underbelly of the internet? Here are reasons why you should avoid the dark web. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-avoid-dark-web/

 

Many businesses say majority of email links actually lead to malicious sites

Threat actors usually go after employees in the finance department, report suggests

https://www.techradar.com/news/one-out-of-three-businesses-say-majority-of-email-links-lead-to-malicious-sites

 

Firefox Panorama Tab Groups add-on is a close second to Vivaldi's Workspaces

Jack Wallen has discovered a Firefox add-on that comes close to Vivaldi's Workspaces feature. Find out if Panorama Tab Groups is the Firefox addition you've been waiting for.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/firefox-panorama-tab-groups-add-on-is-a-close-second-to-vivaldis-workspaces/

 

11th-gen Tiger Lake H vs Ryzen 5000: Which laptop CPU should you buy?

They're both great, but they have their pros and cons, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3620900/intel-11th-gen-tiger-lake-h-vs-amd-ryzen-5000-which-laptop-cpu-should-you-buy.html

 

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

 

Windows 11: This is the new 'Widgets' panel with news, weather, and more

Microsoft has a new "Widgets" feature coming in Windows 11. Let's check it out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-widgets-panel

 

How to Create VHD of Windows 10 Installation and Use in Hyper-V

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2206-hyper-v-create-use-vhd-windows-10-disk2vhd.html

 

How to install Windows Package Manager (winget) on Windows 10

You can install the Windows Package Manager manually, and here's how on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-package-manager-winget-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 won’t work on your PC without a TPM — how to check

How to see if your PC has a TPM chip for Windows 11

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-wont-work-on-your-pc-without-a-tpm-how-to-check

 

Windows 11 lets you enable the classic Windows 10 Start Menu, here's how

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-lets-you-enable-the-classic-windows-10-start-menu-heres-how/

 

How to Open a Pages File on PC

Convert Pages docs to other file formats using software or online tools

https://www.lifewire.com/open-pages-file-on-pc-5184563

 

This is the reason Apple CEO Tim Cook says iPhones are better than Android

https://bgr.com/tech/ios-vs-android-tim-cook-comments-viva-tech-fireside-chat-5932693/

 

Podcasts start coming to Facebook next week

Along with podcast clips

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22537023/facebook-podcast-rss-feed-publish-clips-pages

 

Tulsa Officials Warn Ransomware Attackers Leaked City Files

The group behind the May 2021 attack has shared more than 18,000 files via the Dark Web, mostly internal department files and police citations.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/tulsa-officials-warn-ransomware-attackers-leaked-city-files

 

Over a billion pharmacy records exposed – What it means for your privacy

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/billion-pharmacy-records-exposed/793746/

 

Declaring 2021 ‘The Summer of RTX,' Nvidia Announces Major Expansion of DLSS

Nvidia says that support for its performance-enhancing DLSS technology and real-time ray tracing will broaden this summer, hitting some key AAA titles such as Doom Eternal.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/declaring-2021-the-summer-of-rtx-nvidia-announces-major-expansion-of-dlss

 

This new Windows 11 feature is already making people so angry

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/windows-11-feature-already-making-211519913.html

 

How to Password Protect Your Google Search History

https://www.howtogeek.com/730792/how-to-password-protect-your-google-search-history/

 

Custom browser protocol handlers may be used for fingerprinting

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/14/custom-browser-protocol-handlers-may-be-used-for-fingerprinting/

 

12 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube

Here are some alternative video sites to YouTube. They each occupy a different niche, but are worth adding to your bookmarks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-12-sites-watch-videos-youtube/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Nvidia DLSS has arrived on Linux – will this tempt gamers to switch from Windows 10?

DLSS is now supported on Linux, at least with Windows 10 games via Proton

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-dlss-has-arrived-on-linux-will-this-tempt-gamers-to-switch-from-windows-10

 

Non-IT pros will build the bulk of tech products and services by 2024, according to Gartner

In 2023, the firm expects that revenue totaling $30 billion "will be generated by products and services that did not exist pre-pandemic."

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/non-it-pros-will-build-the-bulk-of-tech-products-and-services-by-2024-according-to-gartner/

 

Windows 11 FAQ: Answers to your most burning questions

Get up to speed on Microsoft's latest operating system.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623008/windows-11-faq-features-release-date-how-to-install.html

 

8 New Android Apps Found Infected with Joker Malware

For the past three years, Google Play Store has been home to the infamous "Joker" spyware. A recent analysis from Quick Heal Security Labs shows that the malware has now been detected in 8 new applications, says Indian Express.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/8-new-android-apps-found-infected-with-joker-malware-533281.shtml

 

Windows 11: This is the new and improved Ink Workspace panel

The Windows Ink Workspace is in for an upgrade on Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-new-and-improved-ink-workspace-panel

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

How to install Linux GUI apps on Windows 10

Microsoft brings support to run Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 through WSL, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/run-linux-gui-apps-wsl-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

iPhone 14 will reportedly feature big-screen model without the sticker shock

Apple may offer a 6.7-inch iPhone under $900

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-14-will-have-lowest-price-ever-for-67-inch-model-analyst-says

 

Microsoft: SEO poisoning used to backdoor targets with malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-seo-poisoning-used-to-backdoor-targets-with-malware/

 

How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

How much it costs and whether it's worth replacing

https://www.lifewire.com/replace-battery-in-macbook-pro-5186558

 

Tim Cook just explained why you can’t install any app you want on iPhone

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-sideloading-apps-not-possible-tim-cook-5932712/

 

Facebook develops new method to reverse-engineer deepfakes and track their source

The work could help future deepfake investigations

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22534690/facebook-deepfake-detection-reverse-engineer-ai-model-hyperparameters

 

Preinstalled Firmware Updater Puts 128 Dell Models at Risk

A feature of the computer maker's update utility does not correctly handle certificates, leaving systems open to firmware-level compromises.

https://beta.darkreading.com/endpoint/preinstalled-firmware-updater-puts-128-dell-models-at-risk

 

Still using Internet Explorer? Here’s another reason to stop

https://www.komando.com/technology/stop-using-internet-explorer/793533/

 

Scammers Are Using Fake Devices to Steal Cryptocurrency Wallets

People are receiving fake Ledger hardware designed to steal their cryptocurrency wallets.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/scammers-are-using-fake-devices-to-steal-cryptocurrency-wallets

 

These new images are our best look at Apple’s leaked iPhone 13 design

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/images-best-look-apple-leaked-224703255.html

 

How to Get Wi-Fi on the Road

https://www.howtogeek.com/731405/how-to-get-wi-fi-on-the-road/

 

FragAttacks: vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/12/fragattacks-vulnerabilities-that-affect-wi-fi-devices/

 

Online Studying: 65 Tips and Tricks to Help You Learn Productively

It can be tricky to keep yourself motivated when you're studying online. This advice will keep you on track. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-study-online-productively/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Keeping your CPU safe from Spectre imposes serious performance penalty

But that doesn't mean it's a good idea to disable Spectre mitigations

https://www.techradar.com/news/keeping-your-cpu-safe-from-spectre-imposes-serious-performance-penalty

 

How to add an appendix to a table of contents in Microsoft Word

When creating an appendix isn't as cut and dried as the default table of contents supports, try mapping!

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-an-appendix-to-a-table-of-contents-in-microsoft-word/

 

Windows 11 superguide: News, tips, reviews and more

This is your one-stop shop for all of our Windows 11 information.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622971/windows-11-superguide-news-tips-reviews-and-more.html

 

Microsoft Announces New OneDrive Photo Editing Features

Microsoft has just announced a series of photo editing improvements coming to OneDrive, as the company wants to make it easier to work with images stored in the cloud.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-new-onedrive-photo-editing-features-533307.shtml

 

Microsoft may let you switch between old and new Start menus on Windows 11

Old or new? You might have the choice on Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-may-let-users-switch-between-old-and-new-start-menus-windows-11

 

How to Mount and Unmount a Drive or Volume in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/158668-how-mount-unmount-drive-volume-windows.html

 

How to export and import apps with winget on Windows 10

The Windows Package Manager tool lets you export and import apps in bulk, and in this guide, you will learn how.

https://pureinfotech.com/export-import-apps-winget-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Brave Search promises to be the anti-Google, with no tracking or profiling

New privacy-focused search engine enters public beta testing

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/brave-search-beta-launch

 

Windows 11 may be unveiled next week — Here's what we know

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-may-be-unveiled-next-week-heres-what-we-know/

 

How to Upgrade a MacBook Pro With an SSD

Format the SSD, clone your HDD, and make an easy swap

https://www.lifewire.com/upgrade-to-ssd-in-macbook-pro-5186494

 

Leak reveals a revolutionary new Apple service that had to be put on hold

https://bgr.com/tech/healthcare-apple-doctors-service-clinics-5932568/

 

Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more

The next version of Windows has leaked online

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/22535123/microsoft-windows-11-leak-screenshots-start-menu

 

Know Thy Enemy: Fighting Half-Blind Against Ransomware Won't Work

We lack reliable, representative, actionable data about ransomware's actual scope, scale, and impact. The Ransom Incident Response Network could change that.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/know-thy-enemy-fighting-half-blind-against-ransomware-wont-work/a/d-id/1341254

 

Medicare scam: Don’t fall for offer of ‘free’ genetic test

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/medicare-genetic-test-scam/793540/

 

Sophos Discovers Malware That Blocks The Pirate Bay

The malware prevents its victims from visiting numerous piracy-related websites.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sophos-discovers-malware-that-blocks-the-pirate-bay

 

Microsoft set to unveil future of Windows amid questions about its long decline

https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-set-unveil-future-windows-134952897.html

 

How to View and Restore Previous Versions of Excel Workbooks

https://www.howtogeek.com/725268/how-to-view-and-restore-previous-versions-of-excel-workbooks/

 

You may replace Windows Search with EverythingToolbar now

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/23/you-may-replace-windows-search-with-everythingtoolbar-now/

 

Is Your Virtual Memory Too Low? Here's How to Fix It!

Computer memory issues can slow down your computer over time. Here's how to set the virtual memory size and boost performance 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-memory-low-heres-fix/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 10 finally gets a fix for bug that’s slowing down games

And another gremlin which is messing with the taskbar

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-finally-gets-a-fix-for-bug-thats-slowing-down-games

 

How to install cPanel/WHM alternative, DirectAdmin, on AlmaLinux

Looking for a CentOS/cPanel replacement? Jack Wallen wants to show you how to install the AlmaLinux/DirectAdmin combo that just might do the trick.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-cpanelwhm-alternative-directadmin-on-almalinux/

 

How to install a dash cam

Why learn through trial and error? PCWorld's tips will save you time, money and frustration.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3616475/how-to-install-a-dash-cam.html

 

New Microsoft Edge 92 Dev Build Released with More Features, Linux Improvements

Microsoft has recently released a new Microsoft Edge Dev build for the supported desktop platforms, and the company has included several important changes that are projected to make their way to the beta stage rather sooner than later.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-microsoft-edge-92-dev-build-released-with-more-features-linux-improvements-533104.shtml

 

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint boosts security offerings on iOS and Android

Android and iOS just got a little more protection.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-defender-endpoint-boosts-security-offerings-ios-and-android

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

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

 

How to enable classic Start menu with Live Tiles on Windows 11

You can still bring back the classic Start menu with Live Tiles on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-classic-start-menu-live-tiles-windows-11/

 

Windows 11 Android apps — be prepared for disappointment

Windows 11 Android apps are from Amazon, which is barren compared to Google Play

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-android-apps-why-its-not-as-good-as-you-think

 

Fujifilm resumes normal operations after ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fujifilm-resumes-normal-operations-after-ransomware-attack/

 

How to Back Up MacBook and MacBook Pro

https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-macbook-and-macbook-pro-5185617

 

How to find out if your Gmail or Facebook login was stolen in the recent massive data breach

https://bgr.com/tech/data-breach-nordlocker-report-database-of-stolen-customer-login-details-5932621/

 

YouTube is banning alcohol, gambling, and politics from its ‘most prominent’ ad slot

Starting today, ads for certain subjects won’t show up in the masthead position

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/14/22533451/youtube-advertising-alcohol-gambling-politics-drugs-ban-masthead

 

Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing

Tactic continues recent trend by attackers to use trusted cloud services to send and host malicious content.

https://beta.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/attackers-find-new-way-to-exploit-google-docs-for-phishing

 

Have a Gmail account? Now you can access some of Google’s most useful tools

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-workspace-individual-plan/793408/

 

US to Pay $52 Billion to Break Our Asian Chip Dependency

After recently passing the Senate, the US Innovation and Competition Act promises to pump $250 billion into US scientific markets, especially chip production. Then again, it could also disappear into corporate war chests and executive bonuses, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-to-pay-52-billion-to-break-our-asian-chip-dependency

 

NVIDIA's Canvas app turns doodles into AI-generated 'photos'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-canvas-app-gaugan-beta-130038670.html

 

Geekly Update - 23 June 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_23_june_2021.html

 

15+ Statistics You Need To Know About Home Office Ergonomics

https://www.flexispot.com/spine-care-center/15-statistics-you-need-to-know-about-home-office-ergonomics/

 

Secure online communication with MOFO Linux

Speak Freely

Controls, surveillance, and censorship are increasing rapidly on the Internet. MOFO Linux lets you anonymize your communication on the web with an easy-to-use live system.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/242/MOFO-Linux/(tagID)/340

 

Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

https://tinyurl.com/4szmuzc4

 

LastPass Quick Start Guide

Tips, tricks, and shortcuts: security.harvard.edu/lastpass

Using strong, unique passwords is essential for securing your online information.

https://security.harvard.edu/files/it-security-new/files/lastpass_quick_start_guide.pdf

 

How Do I Change the Startup Order in Windows 10?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMnr_9SJVws

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(John McAfee, founder of McAfee AV Software, dead in Spanish prison for tax evasion.  Appears he took his own life after Spanish Supreme Court ruled he could be extradited to the U.S. to face the same charges.)

 

CD Projekt Red does an about-face, says ransomware crooks are leaking data

Data taken in breach disclosed in February likely related to employees and contractors 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/cd-projekt-red-says-its-data-is-likely-circulating-online-after-ransom-attack/

 

Sometimes It’s Faster If You Just Start Over

Not all problems are worth solving.

https://askleo.com/sometimes-its-faster-if-you-just-start-over/

 

Chrome adds two security features to protect users from viruses

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chrome-adds-two-security-features-213127137.html

 

How to Make the Most of Hotel Wi-Fi

https://www.howtogeek.com/731077/how-to-make-the-most-of-hotel-wi-fi/

 

Chrome Incognito mode just became even more private, but only for some users

iOS users can now lock Incognito tabs using Face ID

https://www.techradar.com/news/chrome-incognito-mode-just-became-even-more-private-but-only-for-some-users

 

100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 15 Tricks

Got 100% disk usage in Windows 10? Here are several potential fixes! One is bound to help you fix this vexing Windows issue. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tips-fix-100-disk-usage-improve-windows-performance/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

AMD ends graphics driver support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/23/amd-ends-graphics-driver-support-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

 

The evolution of iOS

A look at the evolution of Apple's mobile operating system from 2007 to today.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2975868/the-evolution-of-ios.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Privacy Badger for Firefox

Protect your online privacy with the help of this useful firefox extension that blocks everything from spying ads to the so-called invisible trackers

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

 

17 Terminal commands every user should know

The following is a list of entry-level operational commands aimed at understanding and using Terminal.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/16-terminal-commands-every-user-should-know/

 

No, Microsoft is not ditching Xbox consoles for TV and Game Pass cloud streaming

Just to reiterate, again.

https://www.windowscentral.com/no-microsoft-not-ditching-xbox-consoles-tv-and-cloud-streaming

 

How to Use Microsoft Safety Scanner in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/140357-how-use-microsoft-safety-scanner-windows.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H1 NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 6/11/2021: Get a closer look at all the new features and changes added to Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 Update).

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-new-features/

 

Windows 10’s optional update feature is broken - Here’s why

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-s-optional-update-feature-is-broken-here-s-why/

 

How to use a laptop as a monitor

Here's how to use a laptop as a monitor on both Windows and macOS devices, or set it up as a screen for a desktop PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-laptop-as-a-monitor

 

How to Do Split Screen on a MacBook Air

Get a dual-monitor setup on a single laptop screen

https://www.lifewire.com/split-screen-on-macbook-air-5184909

 

Some brand new M1 iMacs are shipping with crooked displays

https://bgr.com/tech/imac-problem-crooked-straight-m1-5932613/

 

At $299, DJI’s leaked Mini SE might be its most affordable drone yet

A last-gen Mavic Mini with tweaks?

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/6/14/22533473/dji-mini-se-mavic-walmart-leak-price-controller

 

This Week in Database Leaks: Cognyte, CVS, Wegmans

Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/this-week-in-database-leaks-cognyte-cvs-wegmans/d/d-id/1341344

 

Download this security update now if you have an older iPhone

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/critical-security-update-for-older-iphones/793404/

 

Congressman Introduces Federal 'Right to Repair' Bill

The legislation from US Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) would require tech companies to make repair information, parts, and tools available to consumers and third-party repair shops.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/congressman-introduces-federal-right-to-repair-bill

 

Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hackers-breached-colonial-pipeline-using-195838436.html

 

How to Automatically Save PowerPoint Presentations to OneDrive

https://www.howtogeek.com/724659/how-to-automatically-save-powerpoint-presentations-to-onedrive/

 

Best free, public DNS servers in 2021: Boost your internet speed with these services

Speed up and secure your browsing with the best DNS services

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-dns-server

 

11 Mind-Blowing DIY Ideas for Tech Geeks

Got some old tech and other bits and bobs you think might be worth recycling? These DIY ideas will help you get started. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/mind-blowing-diy-ideas-for-tech-geeks/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

First look at the improved Window Snap feature of Windows 11

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/22/first-look-at-the-improved-window-snap-feature-of-windows-11/

 

Windows updates: The four basic patch personalities

You can be a bleeding-edge Windows user, the cautious type, or even reboot-hesitant. But there's no getting around updates. Here's how to figure out what works best for you.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3621703/windows-updates-the-four-basic-patch-personalities.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

ueli

Quickly launch installed programs or Windows tools by pressing Alt+Spacebar while this tiny app silently runs in the system tray

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/ueli.shtml

 

Microsoft product vulnerabilities reached a new high of 1,268 in 2020

56% of all Microsoft critical vulnerabilities could have been mitigated by removing admin rights, according to the 2021 BeyondTrust Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-product-vulnerabilities-reached-a-new-high-of-1268-in-2020/

 

Roughly 25% of graphics cards went to crypto miners and speculators in the first quarter of 2021, according to report

Crypto strikes again.

https://www.windowscentral.com/roughly-25-graphics-cards-went-crypto-miners-and-speculators-first-quarter-2021-according-report

 

How to Enable or Disable NTFS File Encryption in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/97782-enable-disable-ntfs-file-encryption-windows.html

 

Windows 11 likely to release alongside the next Windows 10 update

Microsoft documentation leak and lifecycle information suggest that Windows 11 will release alongside a new update for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-release-alongside-next-windows-10/

 

NVIDIA is dropping support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 drivers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/nvidia-is-dropping-support-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-drivers/

 

Ever wondered which VPN people actually use? Our survey says…

Our survey of VPN users brought up some interesting answers

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/which-vpn-do-people-actually-use

 

How to Do Split Screen on Chromebook

Increase your productivity with side-by-side windows

https://www.lifewire.com/split-screen-on-chromebook-5181647

 

Apple hints AirPods might get an awesome hidden feature soon

https://bgr.com/tech/new-airpods-features-sensor-fusion-health-data-5932537/

 

Asus launches $499.99 Chromebook Flip CM5 with AMD Ryzen 5 processors

Available now on Newegg

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/14/22533361/asus-chromebook-flip-cm5-features-price

 

Data Breaches Surge in Food & Beverage, Other Industries

Six previously "under-attacked" vertical industries saw a surge in data breaches last year due to COVID-19 related disruptions and other factors, new data shows.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/data-breaches-surge-in-food-beverage-other-industries

 

3 reasons to say no to cookies

https://www.komando.com/episode/3-reasons-to-say-no-to-cookies/793218/

 

US Senators Are Trying to Make Cancelling Subscriptions Easier

The Unsubscribe Act aims to stop deceptive practices, especially at the end of free trials.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-senators-are-trying-to-make-canceling-subscriptions-easier

 

Biden's executive order on cybersecurity should include behavior transparency

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bidens-executive-order-cybersecurity-behavior-145837492.html

 

How to Pin Websites as Apps on the Mac Dock

https://www.howtogeek.com/726689/how-to-pin-websites-as-apps-on-the-mac-dock/

 

How to check your MacBook's battery health

Is your MacBook telling you something?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-check-your-macbooks-battery-health

 

What Is Cybercrime as a Service?

If cybercriminals want to launch an attack, they no longer need the skills and software to do so. Here's why. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-cybercrime-as-a-service/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 11: The Return of the Gadgets?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/20/windows-11-the-return-of-the-gadgets/

 

WSJ leaks Apple’s digital healthcare plan

Apple has been working to develop its own subscription-based healthcare service, but the effort may have stalled, report claims.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3621907/wsj-leaks-apples-digital-healthcare-plan.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Office.Files.Images

A tiny and user-friendly software utility that helps you quickly extract graphic images from all the Office documents you throw at it

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Office-Files-Images.shtml

 

How to use VBA to insert multiple columns in an Excel sheet

Inserting a lot of columns or rows in Microsoft Excel is awkward and prone to mistakes. When you need to enter dozens or more columns, use this VBA procedure for ease and accuracy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-vba-to-insert-multiple-columns-in-an-excel-sheet/

 

Here are the Windows 11 leaked wallpapers we've seen so far (Updated)

Want the elegance of Windows 11 as your wallpaper?

https://www.windowscentral.com/here-are-windows-11-leaked-wallpapers-weve-seen-so-far

 

How to Change Registered Owner and Organization of your Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/68752-change-registered-owner-organization-windows-10-a.html

 

How to install VirtualBox on Windows 10

You can use VirtualBox to run different OSes alongside Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to install and configure the virtualization software.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-virtualbox-windows-10/

 

Interpol shuts down thousands of fake online pharmacies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/interpol-shuts-down-thousands-of-fake-online-pharmacies/

 

Windows 11 — here's why there's already a backlash

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-heres-why-theres-already-a-backlash

 

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

 

Windows 11 leaks reveal new design, taskbar, and Start menu

https://bgr.com/tech/windows-11-leaks-design-start-menu-wallpaper-5932461/

 

Microsoft to end Windows 10 support on October 14th, 2025

Another sign that a new version of Windows is on the way

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/14/22533018/microsoft-windows-10-end-support-date

 

One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks

Information-stealing malware makes up about a third of attacks, a study finds, but companies worry most about ransomware shutting down production.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/one-in-five-manufacturing-firms-targeted-by-cyberattacks

 

iPhone users: Doctors have a health warning

https://www.komando.com/episode/iphone-users-doctors-have-a-health-warning/793214/

 

AMD Creates Liquid-Cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics Card for More Power

The product has a higher clock speed than the standard 6900 XT. But the graphics card appears to only be available from prebuilt PC vendors.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-creates-liquid-cooled-radeon-rx-6900-xt-graphics-card-for-more-power

 

NVIDIA's DLSS upscaling comes to 'Rust' and a wave of Linux games

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-dlss-rust-linux-proton-130045257.html

 

How to Update an iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/727043/how-to-update-an-ipad/

 

How to use less RAM on your Chromebook

Android is killing your resources

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-less-ram-on-your-chromebook

 

Forget Ransomware, Microsoft Says Cryptojacking Is Our Biggest Threat

As cryptocurrency increases in popularity, so too does the means of gaining it at other's expense. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-says-cryptojacking-is-biggest-threat/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

First Look at Hasleo Backup Suite Free, a new Windows backup software

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/04/first-look-at-hasleo-backup-suite-free-a-new-windows-backup-software/

 

6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

For June, Microsoft released 50 updates to address vulnerabilities across the Windows and Office ecosystems. There's some good news — and some bad.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3621897/6-zero-days-make-this-a-patch-now-patch-tuesday.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

WinQuickLook

Bring the macOS Quick Look feature to your Windows PC and preview files easily without opening them, thanks to this open-source utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/WinQuickLook.shtml

 

Google Workspace: A cheat sheet

Formerly known as G Suite and Google Apps, this comprehensive guide outlines the essential features of Google Workspace for organizations.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-workspace-a-cheat-sheet/

 

Microsoft plans to turn old Xbox One consoles into Game Pass cloud streaming boxes in the future

The days of obsolescence may be over.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-plans-turn-old-xbox-one-consoles-streaming-boxes-future

 

How to Set ALT+TAB to Use Classic Icons or Thumbnails by Default in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99205-set-alt-tab-use-classic-icons-thumbnails-windows.html

 

How to enable or disable snap layouts in maximize button on Windows 11

You can now use the maximize button snap layouts to snap windows on the screen, and here's how to enable or disable the features on Windows 11 

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-disable-snap-layouts-maximize-button-windows-11/

 

Ukraine arrests Clop ransomware gang members, seizes servers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ukraine-arrests-clop-ransomware-gang-members-seizes-servers/

 

Carnival hit by data breach — how to tell if you're affected

Also involves Princess, Cunard, Holland America cruise lines

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/carnival-cruise-data-breach

 

Chromebook Hacks to Make the Most of Your Laptop

Make your Chromebook a super computer

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-hacks-4428048

 

Gmail just got a massive upgrade that might impact everything you do online

https://bgr.com/tech/gmail-features-free-google-workspace-access-5932463/

 

Welcome to the normal password entry system

https://www.theverge.com/22526949/normal-password-system-generator-game

 

Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach

The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/carnival-cruise-line-reports-security-breach

 

Don't trust anti-ransomware emails

https://www.komando.com/episode/dont-trust-anti-ransomware-emails/793055/

 

Ukrainian Police Arrest Suspected Members of 'CL0P' Ransomware Gang

Despite the arrests, the main CL0P ransomware gang is likely still in operation, according to a cybersecurity firm.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ukrainian-police-arrest-suspected-members-of-cl0p-ransomware-gang

 

Tech's war for your wrist

https://www.yahoo.com/news/techs-war-wrist-093020325.html

 

Ransomware Targeted by New Justice Department Task Force

After ‘worst year ever’ for the cyberattacks, department seeks to disrupt digital ecosystem that supports them

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ransomware-targeted-by-new-justice-department-task-force-11619014158

 

Like Google Chrome, Chrome OS Will Transition to a Four-Week Update Release Cycle

Google said it plans to sync the two release cycles in the third quarter of this year.

https://gizmodo.com/like-google-chrome-chrome-os-will-transition-to-a-four-1847086610

 

Decoding videos in Firefox with VA-API

Full Potential

Today's graphics cards not only specialize in quickly drawing graphics on the screen, but they can also speed up video playback, reducing the CPU's load. While Firefox supports this optimization, you must manually enable hardware acceleration to quickly decode video on the browser.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/243/Firefox-VA-API-Integration/(tagID)/340

 

What I Do When Software Stops Working

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivn6ikJ7C_M

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Mon 2268 06/21/2021

Human Error Causes Data Breaches. Here’s What To Do About It

https://www.healthcarebusinesstoday.com/human-error-causes-data-breaches-heres-what-to-do-about-it/

 

Former Black Hat hacker warns cyberattacks against US will get ‘exponentially worse and worse'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-black-hat-hacker-warns-030620854.html

 

How to Make Your Raspberry Pi Look Like Windows or macOS

https://www.howtogeek.com/728051/how-to-make-your-raspberry-pi-look-like-windows-or-macos/

 

How Long Will My SSD Last?

Estimating life expectancy.

https://askleo.com/how-long-will-my-ssd-last/

 

Fix your laptop's color and brightness with this hidden Windows app

Intel Graphics Command Center is the secret to solving Windows 10 auto-brightness headaches 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3616250/fix-your-laptops-color-and-brightness-with-intel-graphics-command-center.html

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosts first test of Live Audio Rooms in US

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/15/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-hosts-first-test-of-live-audio-rooms-in-u-s/

 

Windows 10: How to restore the ultimate power plan and improve performance

Your choice of power plans in Windows 10 is often restricted. However, you can restore those power plan options and improve system performance if you know the proper codes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-restore-the-ultimate-power-plan-in-windows-10-and-improve-performance/

 

How to install and use Windows Package Manager

The new best way to install things on Windows 10

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-and-use-windows-package-manager

 

You Can Now Quickly Add More Details to Your Tasks in Google Tasks

Adding descriptions and assigning dates to your tasks in Google Tasks has become easier. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/quickly-add-task-details-google-tasks/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Avast Clear

When you cannot successfully remove avast! products the standard way, you can use this utility and thoroughly clean your PC of avast! traces

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Avast-Uninstall-Utility.shtml

 

How to Auto-Mount VHD or VHDX File at Startup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/138629-auto-mount-vhd-vhdx-file-startup-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft set to unveil the next version of Windows on June 24

Microsoft confirms June 24 event to discuss the new features and changes expected to arrive with the next generation of Windows.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-next-version-windows-event-june-24/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11: This is the new centered Start menu and Taskbar UI

Get a closer look at the new Start menu and Taskbar UI coming in Windows 11

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-new-start-and-taskbar

 

Audi, Volkswagen data breach affects 3.3 million customers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/audi-volkswagen-data-breach-affects-33-million-customers/

 

Tim Cook says sideloading apps would ‘destroy iPhone security’ — is he right?

But opening up iOS to other app stores could be great for users.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tim-cook-says-sideloading-would-destroy-iphone-security-is-he-right

 

If you want two of Apple’s best new iPhone privacy features, you need to pay a monthly fee

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-privacy-icloud-plus-hide-my-email-private-relay-5932299/

 

Nvidia to drop Windows 7 and Windows 8 driver support in October

Nvidia is going Windows 10 exclusive later this year

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/12/22530738/nvidia-windows-7-windows-8-driver-support-end-october-2021

 

Chromebook vs. Windows Laptop: What's the Difference?

Chromebooks are cheap but are they any good?

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-vs-windows-laptop-5080525

 

Mission Critical: What Really Matters in a Cybersecurity Incident

The things you do before and during a cybersecurity incident can make or break the success of your response.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/mission-critical-what-really-matters-in-a-cybersecurity-incident

 

Congress was hacked and that's good news

https://www.komando.com/episode/congress-was-hacked-and-thats-good-news/792863/

 

Spotify Launches Greenroom, Its Clubhouse Clone

Use your Spotify login to gain access and then participate in live rooms, record content.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spotify-greenroom-launches

 

5 experts: Cybercriminals want your data and ransom money

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-experts-cybercriminals-want-data-141300343.html

 

Slow VPN? Here’s How to Make It Faster

https://www.howtogeek.com/727017/slow-vpn-heres-how-to-make-it-faster/

 

Never Attribute to Malice . . .

Jumping to the wrong conclusion rarely helps.

https://askleo.com/never-attribute-to-malice/

 

How to record your screen in Windows 10

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3621371/how-to-record-your-screen-in-windows-10.html

 

Biden elevates tech antitrust crusader Lina Khan to FTC chair

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/15/lina-khan-ftc-confirmed/

 

Windows 10: How to restore the ultimate power plan and improve performance

Your choice of power plans in Windows 10 is often restricted. However, you can restore those power plan options and improve system performance if you know the proper codes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-restore-the-ultimate-power-plan-in-windows-10-and-improve-performance/

 

How to use Quick Note and Notes in macOS 12 Monterey

Collaboration, easier note-taking across devices

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-quick-note-and-notes-in-macos-12-monterey

 

Should You Buy a Smart Home Starter Kit?

A starter kit can be a great way to bring smart home technology to a home. But does it make sense for you? Let's find out. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/smart-home-starter-kit/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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

 

How to Change Visual Effects Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6377-change-visual-effects-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft shares sneak peek of new Outlook app for Windows 10

Microsoft accidentally publishes a screenshot revealing the design of the upcoming One Outlook app for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/sneak-peek-new-outlook-app-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Noctua's fanless CPU cooler is here, and it can be yours for $109

That was fast.

https://www.windowscentral.com/noctuas-fanless-cpu-cooler-here-and-it-can-be-yours-109

 

Intuit notifies customers of compromised TurboTax accounts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intuit-notifies-customers-of-compromised-turbotax-accounts/

 

Here's why you shouldn't install the leaked version of Windows 11

The current build of Windows 11 floating around online has problems

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/heres-why-you-shouldnt-install-the-leaked-version-of-windows-11

 

Google just added Apple’s best iMessage feature to Android’s messaging app

https://bgr.com/tech/google-messages-end-to-end-encryption-vs-iphone-imessage-5932405/

 

McDonald’s suffers data breach in the US, South Korea, and Taiwan

The company claims no customer financial information was accessed

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/11/22529656/mcdonalds-data-breach-us-south-korea-taiwan

 

Chromebook vs. MacBook

Discover which laptop suits you better

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-vs-macbook-5080763

 

Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation

Growing list of similar actions in recent months may finally be scaring some operators into quitting, but threat is far from over, security experts say.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ukraine-police-disrupt-cl0p-ransomware-operation/d/d-id/1341323

 

Could ransomware paralyze America?

https://www.komando.com/episode/could-ransomware-paralyze-america/792671/

 

5 Ways to Secure Your Endpoints Against Cyber Predators in 2021

Quick tips for making sure your data stays safe this year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/5-ways-to-secure-your-endpoints-against-cyber-predators-in-2021

 

Facial recognition systems are denying unemployment benefits across the US (updated)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facial-recognition-failures-id-me-unemployment-benefits-172654494.html

 

How to Read Articles Out Loud with the Google App on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/730124/how-to-read-articles-out-loud-with-the-google-app-on-iphone/

 

What is the System Idle Process and Why Is It Using Most of the CPU?

Digital thumb-twiddling.

https://askleo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu/

 

When will Windows 11 ship? Here's what we know

We wouldn't expect Microsoft to ditch its tried-and-true program of Windows testing for Windows 11.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3621905/when-will-windows-11-ship-heres-what-we-know.html

 

Europe to press the adtech industry to help fight online disinformation

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/26/europe-to-press-the-adtech-industry-to-help-fight-online-disinformation/

 

Linux 101: How to hold packages back from getting upgraded with apt

Jack Wallen shows you how to mark a package on an Ubuntu system such that it won't upgrade when the apt-get upgrade command is issued.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-hold-packages-back-from-getting-upgraded-with-apt/

 

How to update your BIOS

It's not as tough as you might think

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-update-your-bios

 

4 Reasons Why You Don't Need a Laptop Anymore

The era of laptops may be coming to an end. In fact, there are several reasons why laptops are now sub-optimal purchases. Here's what you need to know! 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-reasons-dont-need-laptop-anymore/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

7+ Taskbar Tweaker

Customize and enhance the functions of Windows Taskbar by using this user-friendly application that can be managed by beginners and experts alike

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/7-Taskbar-Tweaker.shtml

 

How to Generate QR Code for Page URL in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/154913-how-generate-qr-code-page-url-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

WHAT’S WINDOWS 11 (SUN VALLEY), WHAT TO EXPECT, WHEN WILL IT RELEASE?

Windows 11, a new operating system set to be the biggest update in more than a decade, and here's what to expect, when it will release, and more.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-windows-11-sun-valley-expect-release-date/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 release date: When can we expect the next version of Windows?

Windows 11 is closer than you think it is, with a release likely coming later this October, but Insiders are likely to get it much sooner.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-release-date

 

The Week in Ransomware - June 11th 2021 - Under Pressure

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-june-11th-2021-under-pressure/

 

One billion website records exposed in CVS data leak — but here's why you shouldn't worry

Data is mostly log files, but some email addresses are mixed in

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/cvs-data-leak-1-billion-records

 

Google just revealed 7 new features coming to Android this summer

https://bgr.com/tech/android-new-features-summer-2021-messages-emoji-auto-5932319/

 

Frontier Communications is getting sued by record labels for not disconnecting pirates

The labels claim the ISP turned a blind eye for profits

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/22528633/frontier-isp-lawsuit-record-labels-piracy-disconnection

 

How to Fix It When a Chromebook Touchscreen is Not Working

Chromebook screen lacking that magic touch? Let's get it working again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-non-working-touchscreen-on-chromebook-4845822

 

Ransomware Operators' Strategies Evolve as Attacks Rise

Security researchers find ransomware operators rely less on email and more on criminal groups for initial access into target networks.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-operators-strategies-evolve-as-attacks-rise

 

How the FBI's fighting ransomware

https://www.komando.com/episode/how-the-fbis-fighting-ransomware/792439/

 

No Leaks: Water Cooling Device for PCs Uses Vacuum Pump to Keep Liquid In

The Leakshield device from Aqua Computer uses a vacuum pump to stop liquid from spilling out from a PC's water cooling system if a leak ever develops.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/no-leaks-water-cooling-device-for-pcs-uses-vacuum-pump-to-keep-liquid-in

 

The US’s greatest danger isn’t China. It’s much closer to home

https://news.yahoo.com/us-greatest-danger-isn-t-060015365.html

 

How to Automatically Save Microsoft Excel Files to OneDrive

https://www.howtogeek.com/724640/how-to-auto-save-microsoft-excel-files-to-onedrive/

 

Finding the Owner of an IP Address

What you can find, how to find it, and what you can and can’t do with it.

https://askleo.com/finding_the_owner_of_an_ip_address/

 

All about AMD's revolutionary V-Cache for Ryzen

V-Cache will come to high-end, Zen 3-based Ryzen CPUs at the end of the year.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3620871/amd-v-cache-for-ryzen-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

Emile Learning bets it can make high school students study, not scroll

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/26/emile-learning-seed-kleiner-perkins/

 

How to set the default Vivaldi calendar for write access

Jack Wallen discovers why Vivaldi 4.0 caused him problems with email and how to make the Calendar work for him. Read on to find out what happened and how to get around the issues he experienced.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-the-default-vivaldi-calendar-for-write-access/

 

Faster DDR5 RAM should be in majority of PCs and phones by 2023

Swift adoption promised, but are component shortages a concern?

https://www.techradar.com/news/faster-ddr5-ram-should-be-in-majority-of-pcs-and-phones-by-2023

 

14 Ways to Hack & Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu can be powerful with several tweaks. Here are some tips and hacks for customizing the Start Menu.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-hack-customize-windows-10-start-menu/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

AdwCleaner

Adware and toolbar removal application that silently eliminates a vast array of programs that have a negative impact on your system's security and performance

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Built-in Elevated Administrator Account in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2969-enable-disable-elevated-administrator-account-windows-10-a.html

 

How to create custom partition to install Windows 10

You can create and install Windows 10 on a custom partition, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.

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

 

Check out our hands-on video with Windows 11 build 21996

Windows 11 just leaked online, and we have a hands-on video breaking down everything that's new.

https://www.windowscentral.com/check-out-our-hands-video-windows-11-build-21996

 

McDonald's discloses data breach after theft of customer, employee info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mcdonalds-discloses-data-breach-after-theft-of-customer-employee-info/

 

Starlink dishes shutting down in extreme heat

It looks like Starlink dishes have a thermal limit

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/starlink-dishes-shutting-down-in-extreme-heat

 

Hackers are using an old but devious trick to spread new malware

https://bgr.com/tech/new-malware-threat-discovered-stealing-data-and-passwords-5932244/

 

The Trump administration forced Apple to secretly reveal at least two Democrats’ data

Trump reportedly went after Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/22528853/trump-force-apple-democrat-house-intelligence-committee-data

 

5 Tips for Making a Hot Laptop Cooler

Prevent laptop damage by keeping it cool

https://www.lifewire.com/tips-for-making-a-hot-laptop-cooler-2377647

 

Is an Attacker Living Off Your Land?

Living-off-the-land attacks pose significant risks to organizations and, on top of that, are difficult to detect. Learn the basics about how these attacks operate and ways to limit their damage.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/is-an-attacker-living-off-your-land/b/d-id/1341303

 

You should start clearing cookies from your phone – Here’s how

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/clearing-cookies-from-your-phone/774992/

 

How to Play DVDs in Windows 10

Microsoft neutered Windows Media Player in Windows 10 so it won't play DVDs unless you pay up. But you have a few options. Here's how to get your own Windows DVD player.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-play-dvds-in-windows-10

 

A man who boosted his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a shot from Moderna said his side effects were a 'little more severe' the third time round

https://news.yahoo.com/man-boosted-pfizer-covid-19-170000819.html

 

Rubber Bands, Duct Tape, and The Windows Registry

https://askbobrankin.com/rubber_bands_duct_tape_and_the_windows_registry.html

 

VW says data breach at vendor impacted 3.3 million people in North America

The information was gathered for sales and marketing between 2014 and 2019 and was in an electronic file that a vendor left unsecured.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/vw-says-data-breach-vendor-impacted-33-million-people-north-america-rcna1180

 

Can machine learning help detect zero day malware?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/can-machine-learning-help-detect-zero-day-malware/

 

How Linux made a school pandemic-ready

By going all-in on Linux, teacher Robert Maynord ensured his school was ready for remote learning—even before it needed to be.

https://opensource.com/article/21/5/linux-school-servers?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wE5mAAE

 

A command-line task manager

Best Laid Plans

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/246/dstask/(tagID)/340

 

LastPass FULL TUTORIAL Password Manager

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6uxc524xnk

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Sun 2267 06/20/2021

That Cheap Car Rental May Be a Fraud

With supplies down and prices up, criminals are moving in, consumer watchdogs warn. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim.

https://tinyurl.com/45m4z2dy

   

Lawmakers unveil bipartisan antitrust reforms that could reshape Big Tech

The measures come in the wake of a lengthy investigation by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust into the four companies that was completed last year.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/lawmakers-unveil-bipartisan-antitrust-reforms-reshape-big-tech-rcna1179

 

Cyberattacks have hit pipelines, meat industry and more. Is the pandemic to blame?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cyberattacks-hit-pipelines-meat-industry-160041184.html

 

How to Delete Data and Free up Space in Google Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/727814/how-to-delete-data-and-free-up-space-in-google-drive/

 

Sling TV price and packages: see the cost of the deals you can get in 2021

One of the best value services on the cord cutting block

https://www.techradar.com/deals/sling-tv-packages-price-deals

 

AMD's turbocharged Ryzen 5000G APUs get a DIY street date, and a new philosophy

More cores, more graphics firepower, no budget-priced DIY offerings.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3620278/amd-ryzen-5000g-apus-prices-specs-and-availability.html

 

Android announces six new features, emphasizing safety and accessibility

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/15/android-announces-six-new-features-emphasizing-safety-and-accessibility/

 

Smartphone shipments expected to recover by 12% over last year's decline

Shipments are forecast to hit 1.4 billion in 2021, according to Canalys, though supply constraints, including the global chip shortage, threaten to limit growth.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smartphone-shipments-expected-to-recover-by-12-over-last-years-decline/

 

Facebook Photo Privacy Settings: Everything You Need to Know

Make sure you know how to control the privacy settings on your Facebook photos. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-photo-privacy-settings-need-know/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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

 

Best Thunderbolt 3 docks 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-thunderbolt-3-docks

 

Windows Admin Center - Centrally manage all your Windows 10 PCs

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113966-windows-admin-center-centrally-manage-all-your-windows-10-pcs.html

 

How to align taskbar to the left on Windows 11

You can change the taskbar alignment to the left or center on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/align-taskbar-icons-left-windows-11/

 

Avaddon ransomware shuts down and releases decryption keys

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/avaddon-ransomware-shuts-down-and-releases-decryption-keys/

 

AT&T is shutting down its 3G network, but you might get a free phone

https://bgr.com/tech/att-shut-down-3g-network-free-phone-5932221/

 

Peloton fixes bike-hacking flaw — how to make sure your model is safe

Flaw would let attacker seize full control of your ride

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/peloton-bike-plus-flaw

 

NVIDIA Officially Retiring Driver Support For Its Kepler GPUs on 31st August, Farewell GeForce 600/700 & First Titan Series Graphics Cards

https://tinyurl.com/2j37xbpa

   

How Joe Biden’s order could be bad news for TikTok

The reversal could put more pressure on the app

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/22528534/tiktok-biden-wechat-executive-order-trump-ban-commerce

 

8 Things to Do With an Old Android Tablet

Turn an old and unused Android tablet into something useful

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-do-with-old-android-tablets-1616147

 

How To Change Gmail Background And Other Neat Tricks

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-gmail-background/

 

Lock down your phone from snoops and hackers

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/tricks-to-increase-phone-security/793047/

 

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

The best VPNs can help secure your web traffic against snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-a-vpn-and-why-you-need-one

 

Latvian woman charged in US with role in cybercrime group

https://www.yahoo.com/news/latvian-woman-charged-us-role-225830571.html

 

Why Your iPhone Display Keeps Dimming (and How to Stop It)

https://www.howtogeek.com/727412/why-your-iphone-display-keeps-dimming-and-how-to-stop-it/

 

What is Apple Private Relay and is it worse than a VPN?

Is Apple's shiny new privacy tool really a 'VPN killer'?

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-apple-private-relay-and-is-it-worse-than-a-vpn

 

The best SSDs of 2021: New cryptocurrency could send prices skyrocketing

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3234838/best-ssds.html

 

Apple Watch accessory maker Wristcam raises $25M

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/15/apple-watch-accessory-maker-wristcam-raises-25m/

 

Got a Google account? Now you can use Google Workspace, too

The latest update to Google Workspace, which is now available to all Google users, includes a new subscription package aimed at freelancers and individual business owners.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/got-a-google-account-now-you-can-use-google-workspace-too/

 

Report: Apple's M2 Chip Has Entered Mass Production

Apple's next-generation silicon should power higher-end Macs such as the 16-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/apple-m2-chip-production-rumor/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 11 Could Be Microsoft’s Next Big Windows Update

It’s no longer a secret that Microsoft is working on a big Windows update due in the fall, and company CEO Satya Nadella himself confirmed that a major overhaul of the operating system is planned.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-could-be-microsoft-s-next-big-windows-update-533128.shtml

 

It only took cybercriminals 5 minutes to start scanning for Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities

Cybercriminals jump on the chance to take advantage of vulnerable systems, and that was certainly the case with Microsoft Exchange.

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-only-took-cybercriminals-5-minutes-start-scanning-microsoft-exchange-vulnerabilities

 

How to Add or Remove Meet Now icon on Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165990-how-add-remove-meet-now-icon-taskbar-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable classic Start menu with Live Tiles on Windows 11

You can still bring back the classic Start menu with Live Tiles on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-classic-start-menu-live-tiles-windows-11/

 

Foodservice supplier Edward Don hit by a ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/foodservice-supplier-edward-don-hit-by-a-ransomware-attack/

 

If you value your privacy, you might want to delete this Google app from your iPhone

https://bgr.com/tech/ios-15-features-private-relay-vs-google-chrome-floc-tracking-5932231/

 

Google just made a major service free as it takes on Slack and Microsoft Teams

Google aims to get Gmail's billions of users hooked on its new remote collaboration tools

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-just-made-a-major-service-free-as-it-tries-to-take-on-slack-microsoft-teams

 

Microsoft to turn your TV into Xbox! Streaming stick, app coming and it won't cost a bomb

Microsoft is also planning to bring its Xbox Game Pass video game subscription service to smart TVs using its xCloud streaming technology.

https://tinyurl.com/usww8ydz 

   

Microsoft teases new Windows 11 startup sound with 11-minute video

The Windows elevent starts at 11AM ET on June 24t 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/22528115/microsoft-windows-11-startup-sound-new-teaser-video

 

How to Make Font Size Bigger or Smaller on Your Screen

https://www.lifewire.com/change-screen-or-device-font-size-31357

 

How To Prevent Your Cell Phone From Being Tracked

https://www.techjunkie.com/prevent-cell-phone-being-tracked/

 

Dozens of fake online pharmacies shut down – Here are the red flags

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fake-online-pharmacies/793247/

 

What Is Amazon Sidewalk and How Do You Disable It?

Amazon is automatically activating a network sharing feature for most of the devices it sells. Here's why you may not want it, and how to opt out of Amazon Sidewalk.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-amazon-sidewalk-and-how-do-you-disable-it

 

Warning: If you get this email from Walmart, don’t open it

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/warning-email-walmart-don-t-202401325.html

 

Windows 10 Myth: Don’t Touch “Limit Reservable Bandwidth”

https://www.howtogeek.com/730147/windows-10-myth-dont-touch-limit-reservable-bandwidth/

 

Google Workspace is getting a major upgrade to rival Microsoft 365

Workspace is now available to all Google users

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-workspace-is-getting-a-major-upgrade-to-rival-microsoft-365

 

Windows 11 Start menu: How to make it look like Windows 10

Although the solution takes a little fiddling in the Windows 11 registry, you'll have Windows 11 looking much more like Windows 10 in a snap.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622022/windows-11-start-menu-how-to-make-it-look-like-windows-10.html

 

Sonos and Ikea’s latest collaboration is a picture frame speaker

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/15/sonos-and-ikeas-latest-collaboration-is-a-picture-frame-speaker/

 

McDonald's suffers cyberattack in US, South Korea and Taiwan

The restaurant chain reportedly said no U.S. customer data was exposed and the attack did not involve ransomware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mcdonalds-suffers-cyberattack-in-us-south-korea-and-taiwan/

 

What Is Private Browsing and How It Can Help You Browse Securely?

Private browsing allows you to create an isolated browsing environment, preventing you from getting tracked. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-private-browsing/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Chinese Hackers Using Previously Unknown Backdoor

Researchers have found a new cyber espionage weapon they believe was developed and is being used by SharpPanda. A previously undiscovered Windows backdoor allows remote access and collection of large amounts of live data - but only during Chinese business hours, according to Security Week.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/chinese-hackers-using-previously-unknown-backdoor-533125.shtml

 

Microsoft Edge Dev gets several vertical tab features in latest update

Vertical tabs continue to be a focus of Microsoft's efforts with its Edge browser.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-dev-update-vertical-tabs-title-bar

 

How to Enable or Disable Network Connectivity while in Modern Standby in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146593-enable-disable-network-connectivity-modern-standby-windows-10-a.html

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer refuses to print, it could be a problem preventing the print spooler from running correctly — here's how to fix the problem.

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

 

Avaddon ransomware's exit sheds light on victim landscape

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/avaddon-ransomwares-exit-sheds-light-on-victim-landscape/

 

This will definitely be the most useful new iPhone trick you learn this year

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-tricks-face-id-sunglasses-fix-require-attention-5931043/

 

Avast Secure Browser: Assuring your right to online privacy

You want online privacy. Avast Secure Browser is the answer.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/avast-secure-browser-assuring-your-right-to-online-privacy

 

EtterSilent: the underground’s new favorite maldoc builder

https://intel471.com/blog/ettersilent-maldoc-builder-macro-trickbot-qbot/

 

Dark Sky’s iOS app and website will shut down at the end of 2022

You can use Dark Sky for a little while longer

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/22527878/dark-sky-apple-ios-app-website-api-shut-down-end-of-2022

 

How Long Do Graphics Cards Last?

Longer than you might think

https://www.lifewire.com/how-long-do-graphics-cards-last-5186584

 

The Best Kodi Builds For Amazon Fire Stick TV [September 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-builds-firestick/

 

10 Mac settings you should definitely be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/helpful-mac-settings/791673/

 

How To Install a VPN on Your Router

If you need VPN security but you're tired of installing one on every device in your home or small office, maybe it's time to add one to your router. Router VPNs protect any device connecting through them. Here's how to do it.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-install-a-vpn-on-your-router

 

New York transportation system hacked

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-transportation-system-hacked-192001720.html

 

How to View and Restore Previous Versions of a Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/724986/how-to-view-and-restore-previous-versions-of-a-word-document/

 

Best secure router of 2021: keep your router and devices safe at home or work

Keep your home or small business secure

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-secure-router

 

7 big ways Windows 11 changes Windows 10

How will your PC experience change once it's running Windows 11? We've rounded up all the big updates in the new OS.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3621660/7-big-ways-windows-11-changes-windows-10.html

 

CJEU ruling could open big tech to more privacy litigation in Europe

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/15/cjeu-ruling-could-open-big-tech-to-more-privacy-litigation-in-europe/

 

New feature-packed Vissles keyboard accommodates fast-typing Mac users

Rarely do Mac-specific keyboards offer responsive mechanical keys, backlighting and programmable features. A new Vissles version adds wireless connectivity to the list.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-feature-packed-vissles-keyboard-accommodates-fast-typing-mac-users/

 

How to Download and Install Windows XP for Free

It's not easy to run Windows XP anymore. Learn how to install Windows XP on a virtual machine with a free Windows XP download. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-windows-xp-for-free-and-legally-straight-from-microsoft-si/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Critical Bugs Affects Realtek Wi-Fi Module

A new set of significant vulnerabilities in the Realtek RTL8170C Wi-Fi module has been disclosed. These flaws allow an attacker to exploit and therefore gain elevated privileges on a device.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/researchers-warn-of-critical-bugs-affecting-realtek-wi-fi-module-533120.shtml

 

Majority of Windows Central voters don't care about FaceTime coming to Windows

FaceTime coming to Windows and Android through the web brings the service to hundreds of millions of people, but most people who voted in our poll don't care.

https://www.windowscentral.com/majority-windows-central-voters-dont-care-about-facetime-coming-windows

 

Clean Install Alternative technique

Apply Windows Image using DISM Instead of Clean Install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84331-apply-windows-image-using-dism-instead-clean-install.html

 

SHOULD I INSTALL WINDOWS 10 20H2 ON MY PC? YES, BUT IT DEPENDS.

Is it safe to install Windows 10 20H2? Best answer: Yes, but always proceed with caution – here's why and what you should do.

https://pureinfotech.com/should-install-windows-10-20h2-now/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 Leaked - What we know so far about Microsoft's new OS

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-leaked-what-we-know-so-far-about-microsofts-new-os/

 

Samsung might’ve canceled one of its best new Galaxy phones

https://bgr.com/tech/galaxy-s21-fe-release-date-rumors-canceled-or-postponed-5931767/

 

Apple fixes zero-day security flaws on older iPhones — update now

Users of older iOS devices can already access this update

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-fixes-zero-day-security-flaws-on-older-iphones-update-now

 

Indonesian hackers arrested over $60 million US Covid-19 scam

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/indonesian-hackers-arrested-over-60-million-us-covid-19-scam/ar-BB1fIjeS

 

How Universal Control on macOS Monterey works

It’s simpler — and cleverer — than I expected

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/8/22523613/macos-monterey-wwdc-apple-ipad

 

Motherboard Drivers: What They Are and How to Identify Them

They help your system run at peak performance with all its features

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-motherboard-driver-5186459

 

How To Install CinemaHD APK On Amazon Fire Stick [January 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/cinema-hd-amazon-fire-stick/

 

Security tip: How to change your home network from public to private

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/set-home-wi-fi-to-private/793253/

 

CD Projekt Red Ransomware Attack Potentially Leaked Employees' Personal Data

The company warns internet users to avoid illegally exploiting the stolen data or face legal consequences.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cd-projekt-red-ransomware-attack-potentially-leaked-employees-personal

 

The Biden administration's new facial recognition app for asylum seekers sets off alarm bells

https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-administrations-facial-recognition-app-195121804.html

 

Geekly Update - 16 June 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_16_june_2021.html

 

Microsoft fixes 50 vulnerabilities for June, but patch first the six exploited in the wild

https://tinyurl.com/4b3t4bmw

   

AppleCare+ FAQ: What you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty

What AppleCare+ costs, what it covers, and answers to all your other questions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/230521/applecare-warranty-faq.html

 

Fastly System Error Causes Global Content Blackout

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Fastly-System-Error-Causes-Global-Content-Blackout-87160.html

 

Store data securely in the cloud with Cryptomator

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2020/231/Cryptomator/(tagID)/154

 

It’s Important You Know: There Are Ads in Search Results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS-KKtfgy7o

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