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British man arrested in connection with Twitter mega-hack that posted cryptocurrency scam from celebrity accounts

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/british-man-arrested-in-connection-with-twitter-mega-hack/

 

We Studied One Million Students. This Is What We Learned About Masking.

https://tinyurl.com/ypkn9fka

   

Don't post that! 5 surprising things you should never share on social media

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/things-never-post-on-social-media-malwarebytes-yahoo-subscriptions-181959504.html

 

How to Make a USB Drive That Can Be Read on Macs and PCs

https://www.howtogeek.com/733350/how-to-make-a-usb-drive-that-can-be-read-on-macs-and-pcs/

 

Can I remove malware myself or do I need to pay someone?

https://askleo.com/can_i_remove_malware_myself_or_do_i_need_to_pay_someone/

 

How to Use a Fake IP Address and Mask Yourself Online

Sometimes you need to hide your IP address. Here are some ways to mask your IP address and make yourself anonymous online.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-mask-yourself-online-use-a-fake-ip-address/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Back-to-school shopping: Security and privacy software

https://blog.avast.com/back-to-school-protection-privacy-and-security-software-avast

 

How to quickly view your files and documents in Windows with QuickLook

The free QuickLook tool can display a variety of file types without you having to open them or launch their applications.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-quickly-view-your-files-and-documents-in-windows-with-quicklook/

 

The social network for doctors is full of vaccine disinformation

  - Doctors on the industry networking site Doximity are finding their news feed inundated with anti-vaccine comments from fellow physicians.

  - “You rarely get to the level of microchips in vaccines, but a lot of this stuff is pretty close to it,” said Dr. Paul Malarik, a retired psychiatrist who now volunteers with Covid-19 vaccine administration.

  - Doximity held its IPO in June and is now valued at over $10 billion.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/doximity-social-network-for-doctors-full-of-antivax-disinformation.html

 

iPad mini 6 could arrive without a premium Mini LED display upgrade

There are conflicting rumors on this one

https://www.techradar.com/news/ipad-mini-6-could-arrive-without-a-premium-mini-led-display-upgrade

 

New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

Screen sharing courtesy of VNC mirrors device screens to attacker-controlled servers.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/new-bank-fraud-malware-called-vultur-infects-thousands-of-devices/

 

Windows 11: The Beginning of a New PC Age

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/windows-11-the-beginning-of-a-new-pc-age-87179.html

 

IT Heads Wary Big Tech Will Taint Trust in Open Source: Report

https://linuxinsider.com/story/it-heads-wary-big-tech-will-taint-trust-in-open-source-report-87186.html

 

How to remove Search, Task view, Widgets, Chat from taskbar on Windows 11

You can choose which buttons appear on the Windows 11 taskbar, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-search-taskview-widgets-chat-taskbar-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Nethor

Efficiently and accurately analyze your computer's network traffic and get customized reports as well as nice visual representations with the help of this app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Protocol-Analyzers-Sniffers/Nethor.shtml

 

[Tip] Disable Surveys, Rate Your Experience, Out of Date Notifications in Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-surveys-rate-your-experience-out-of-date-notifications-in-firefox/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

Why Your Data is Not Really Ever Safe

Scrapers gonna scrape

https://www.lifewire.com/why-your-data-is-not-really-ever-safe-5191671

 

Windows 11 update improves taskbar, Microsoft Store and more

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-update-improves-taskbar-microsoft-store-and-more/

 

Kuo: Mid-2022 MacBook Air to come in multiple colors with similar form factor as upcoming MacBook Pro

https://9to5mac.com/2021/08/10/new-macbook-air-colors-new-design-kuo-report/

 

The social network for doctors is full of vaccine misinformation

Doximity, which has long described itself as LinkedIn for doctors, highlights how medical professionals are not immune to misleading claims.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/social-network-doctors-full-vaccine-misinformation-rcna1621

 

10 best ways to block blue light to protect your eyes

https://www.komando.com/amazon/best-ways-to-block-blue-light/801815/

 

Citizen Protect Offers Up App-Based Security Help for $20 Per Month (???)

Citizen Protect offers 24/7 access to professional safety experts who can guide people out of trouble or call 911 for them. Those 'Protect Agents' are made up of former 911 operators and emergency medical technicians.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/citizen-protect-offers-up-app-based-security-help-for-20-per-month

 

4 signs your phone has hidden malicious apps

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/phone-malicious-apps-yahoo-subscriptions-170438078.html

 

What Is “root” on Linux?

https://www.howtogeek.com/737563/what-is-root-on-linux/

 

Why didn't my anti-malware tool catch malware that was delivered when I visited an adult site?

https://askleo.com/why_didnt_my_antimalware_tool_catch_malware_that_was_delivered_when_i_visited_an_adult_site/

 

7 Tools to Increase Hard Drive Performance on Windows

Windows slows down over time, but you can improve the speed and efficiency of your hard drive with these HDD optimization apps.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/2-effective-tools-that-can-increase-your-hard-drive-performance-windows/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Avast Red Team’s top 5 security tips for your grandma

https://blog.avast.com/top-5-security-tips-for-seniors-avast

 

Dropbox adds suggested folders, file conversion, camera uploads and more

The goal is to help home and business users stay better organized and access their important Dropbox files more easily.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/dropbox-adds-suggested-folders-file-conversion-camera-uploads-and-more/

 

White House backs senators pushing for stricter crypto reporting rules

  - There is a crypto amendment battle underway between two camps of senators.

  - The fight is over a provision in the bipartisan bill, which raises money through stricter tax rules on cryptocurrency transactions.

  - The White House wrote in a statement late Thursday that the “amendment put forward by Senators Warner, Portman, and Sinema strikes the right balance and makes an important step forward in promoting tax compliance.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/white-house-backs-senators-pushing-for-stricter-crypto-reporting-rules.html

 

Nvidia RTX 4000 ‘Lovelace’ GPUs design finalized, could arrive end 2022

Set to be built on TMSC 5nm, or maybe even 5nm enhanced

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-rtx-4000-lovelace-gpus-finalized-could-arrive-end-2022

 

Forget “App Tracking Transparency”: Facebook is enjoying more ad revenue than ever

Facebook's CFO predicts the worst is yet to come, though.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/facebook-set-a-new-ad-revenue-record-despite-apples-ios-privacy-change/

 

SEC Reportedly Probing SolarWinds Breach

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/sec-reportedly-probing-solarwinds-breach-87176.html

 

Researchers Track Linux Intrusions to Cryptojacking Gang

https://linuxinsider.com/story/researchers-track-linux-intrusions-to-cryptojacking-gang-87220.html

 

How to free up space with cleanup recommendations on Windows 11

Windows 11 can now tell you the files and apps to delete to help free up hard drive space on your PC – here's how to use the feature.

https://tinyurl.com/vkkr7xrk

   

Hasleo Disk Clone

Copy your disks and partitions securely to a new location and clone the local Windows system thanks to this user-friendly application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Hasleo-Disk-Clone.shtml

 

Apple’s exciting new MacBook Air redesign won’t launch until next year

https://bgr.com/tech/macbook-air-with-mini-led-display-coming-only-next-year/

 

[Fix] “This App can’t Run on this Device” Message from Program Compatibility Assistant in Windows

https://www.askvg.com/fix-this-app-cant-run-on-this-device-message-from-program-compatibility-assistant-in-windows/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

How Google's New Search Warnings Could Fight Misinformation

The new approach to breaking news could boost media literacy

https://www.lifewire.com/how-googles-new-search-warnings-could-fight-misinformation-5191096

 

Akamai DNS global outage takes down major websites, online services

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/akamai-dns-global-outage-takes-down-major-websites-online-services/

 

Report: iPhone 13 Pro models to add Portrait video mode, ProRes recording, other camera improvements

https://9to5mac.com/2021/08/10/iphone-13-pro-models-to-add-portrait-video-mode-prores-recording-other-camera-improvements/

 

Step 1: Do a Google search. Ransomware hacker goes rogue, leaks gang's plan.

Ransomware hackers have sparked international action, but they are often informal enterprises that can turn on one another.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/step-1-google-search-ransomware-hacker-goes-rogue-leaks-gangs-plan-rcna1611

 

How to store your COVID vaccine card on your iPhone or Android

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/digital-covid-vaccine-card/802175/

 

Amazon Is Offering $10 for Your Palm Print

Money in return for biometric data linked to your Amazon account. Tempted?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-is-offering-10-for-your-palm-print

 

Is your tech safe while you work from home? How to protect your computer from hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/working-from-home-expert-guide-011229915.html

 

Should You Use a VPN for All Your Web Browsing?

https://www.howtogeek.com/710378/should-you-use-a-vpn-for-all-your-web-browsing/

 

Why has the spam I'm seeing increased?

https://askleo.com/why_has_the_spam_im_seeing_increased/

 

Are Browser Extensions Really Safe?

While they provide a customized functionality to our browsing experience, are browser extensions safe to use?

https://www.makeuseof.com/are-browser-extensions-really-safe/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to identify the language tech support scammers use to scam

https://blog.avast.com/tech-support-scammer-language-avast

 

How to integrate and use Microsoft Office with Dropbox

Learn how to create, store and share Microsoft Office documents using Dropbox.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-integrate-and-use-microsoft-office-with-dropbox/

 

What is response time? Input lag and monitor speed explained

Response times are important – here's what you need to know

https://www.techradar.com/news/input-lag-response-time

 

Google Play gets mandatory app privacy labels in April 2022

After delaying its iOS privacy labels for months, Google copies the feature for Play.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/google-play-previews-ios-like-privacy-labels-for-app-listings/

 

Reports of TurboTax Breach Greatly Exaggerated

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/reports-of-turbotax-breach-greatly-exaggerated-87168.html

 

MakuluLinux Core Now Built on Forked Gnome

https://linuxinsider.com/story/makululinux-core-now-built-on-forked-gnome-87164.html

 

Windows 10 now blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) by default

Windows 10 now enables potentially unwanted app blocking by default to add another layer of security.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-blocks-potentially-unwanted-apps-pua-default/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for Firefox

Search the internet using this safety- and privacy-first extension, and avoid trackers or other online threats without actually having to do something

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/DuckDuckGo-Plus.shtml

 

This free iPhone app is so incredible, it’s hard to believe it’s real

https://bgr.com/tech/this-free-iphone-app-is-so-incredible-its-hard-to-believe-its-real/

 

[Software Update] Microsoft PowerToys 0.43.0 Now Available for Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/download-official-microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%2

 

How to Deal With the Crackonosh Malware, According to Experts

TL;DR: don’t download cracked PC games

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-deal-with-the-crackanosh-malware-according-to-experts-5191090

 

Ransomware gang breached CNA’s network via fake browser update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-breached-cna-s-network-via-fake-browser-update/

 

Roundup: Here’s what’s new in iOS 15 beta 5

https://9to5mac.com/2021/08/10/whats-new-in-ios-15-beta-5/

 

Privacy and efficacy concerns remain for New York's vaccine passport apps

“People are going with something that is completely unproven and potentially harmful,” said one privacy expert.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/gadgets/privacy-efficacy-concerns-remain-new-york-s-vaccine-passport-apps-n1276037

 

Hackers have a new target: Your Kindle – Here’s how they can take over

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-target-amazon-kindle/802034/

 

AMD vs. Intel: Will the Battle for Chip Supremacy Push the Rivals Together?

For years, neither company has been able to claim absolute victory. But as Amazon, Apple, Google, and other tech giants design and manufacture their own processors, will AMD and Intel circle their wagons?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-vs-intel-will-the-battle-for-chip-supremacy-push-the-rivals-together

 

What is malware — and how can you protect yourself from it?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/what-is-malware-yahoo-subscriptions-212642366.html

 

Chromebooks in 2021: Can One Be Your Full-Time Computer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/734429/chromebooks-in-2021-can-one-be-your-full-time-computer/

 

Do I need to make a new recovery disc each time I backup my system?

https://askleo.com/do_i_need_to_make_a_new_recovery_disc_each_time_i_backup_my_system/

 

10 Ways to Boost Productivity by Decluttering Your Workstation

Find out how a clutter-free workstation helps you to work attentively and complete the tasks on time.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-boost-productivity-decluttering-workstation/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Here's how Apple's "Hide My Email" feature works

https://blog.avast.com/apple-hide-my-email-avast

 

How to quickly insert contact information into a Word document

When you need to insert contact information that's in Outlook's Address Book into a Word document, add the Address Book to Microsoft Word!

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-quickly-insert-contact-information-into-a-word-document/

 

Ethereum mining will soon be obsolete, as ‘London’ update moves key deadline to December

  - EIP-3554 moves up the detonation date of the difficulty bomb by six months to December, and once it goes off, it will ultimately make ethereum “unmineable.”

  - Since December 2020, the ethereum community has been testing out the proof-of-stake workflow on a chain called Beacon. 

  - While you don’t need a bomb to go off to roll out proof-of-stake mining, it helps move things along by closing the on-ramp to proof-of-work mining. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/ethereums-mining-cliff-moved-up-from-summer-2022-to-december-2021.html

 

Microsoft Teams is finally solving this Office files headache

Teams users will soon be able to open Office files in a browser or standalone apps

https://www.techradar.com/news/opening-office-files-in-microsoft-teams-is-finally-set-to-get-easier

 

Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old

Hackers continue to exploit publicly known—and often dated—software vulnerabilities.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/feds-list-the-top-30-most-exploited-vulnerabilities-many-are-years-old/

 

Microsoft Sets 2025 End Date for Windows 10 Support

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/microsoft-sets-2025-end-date-for-windows-10-support-87166.html

 

Stale Open Source Code Rampant in Commercial Software: Report

https://linuxinsider.com/story/stale-open-source-code-rampant-in-commercial-software-report-87150.html

 

How to block potentially malicious apps on Windows 10

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

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

 

SingleFile for Firefox

Use this neat extension if you want to save a browser page in one single HTML file, with all the resources, including pictures, in it

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

 

It’s not just you: Thousands of major websites just went offline

https://bgr.com/tech/its-not-just-you-half-the-internet-just-went-offline/

 

[Tip] Enable Tab Search, Sharing Hub and Full Dark Mode in InPrivate Mode in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-tab-search-sharing-hub-and-full-dark-mode-in-inprivate-mode-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Why You Should Have the Right to Repair Your Own Devices

Break out the screwdrivers

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-should-have-the-right-to-repair-your-own-devices-5192144

 

CISA warns of stealthy malware found on hacked Pulse Secure devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisa-warns-of-stealthy-malware-found-on-hacked-pulse-secure-devices/

 

Apple Privacy exec details system to detect CSAM in new interview

https://9to5mac.com/2021/08/10/apple-privacy-exec-details-system-to-detect-csam-in-new-interview/#more-743604

 

Amazon to cut waste following backlash over the destruction of unused products

The move comes less than two months after British broadcaster ITV reported that Amazon was destroying millions of items of unsold stock at one of its 24 U.K. warehouses every year

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-cut-waste-backlash-destruction-unused-products-rcna1592

 

Gmail is scanning your emails as you write them – unless you change this setting

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-is-scanning-your-emails/800217/

 

Google Makes Chrome for Android a 2FA Option

An update to Chrome for Android makes the mobile browser another security key option for Google users with accounts that rely on two-factor authentication.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-makes-chrome-for-android-a-2fa-option

 

Google just released a new feature to fight annoying Google Drive spam

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-just-released-feature-fight-160235221.html

 

BlackMatter rises from the ashes of notorious cybercrime gangs to pose new ransomware threat

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/blackmatter-pose-new-ransomware-threat/

 

Getting Old Is a Crisis More and More Americans Can’t Afford

https://tinyurl.com/ydvnphpd 

   

Run a Linux virtual machine in Podman

Use Podman Machine to create a basic Fedora CoreOS VM to use with containers and containerized workloads.

https://opensource.com/article/21/7/linux-podman?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wQ7wAAE

 

Head Of Cybersecurity Firm That Detected USAID Hack Explains What Happened

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/28/1001201118/head-of-cyber-security-firm-that-detected-usaid-hack-explains-what-happened

 

The Bash Trap Command

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bash-trap-command

 

“Chkdsk Cannot Run Because the Volume Is in Use by Another Process”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3FrYwC_6_0

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Windows 365 costs how much!? ( this is for business and those working from home for business that the business pays for)

Yes, Microsoft’s Windows 365 Cloud PC costs more than people expected, but take a closer look and you'll see it makes sense — in some cases 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3628169/windows-365-costs-how-much.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Microsoft Explains Windows 11 Changes

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10970/microsoft-explains-windows-11-changes

 

Gigabyte is the latest major PC maker to suffer a ransomware attack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gigabyte-ransomware-attack-215811420.html

 

How to Check Version History in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/731648/how-to-check-version-history-in-google-sheets/

 

All future Windows Server releases receive 10 years of support

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/27/all-future-windows-server-releases-receive-10-years-of-support/

 

5 Linux Smartphone Operating Systems to Install on Your Device

Want to replace Android on your phone? Try out these Linux mobile operating systems for smartphones and tablets.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-smartphone-operating-systems/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The 40-year Takeaway

Looking forward by looking back.

https://askleo.com/the-40-year-take-away/

 

Ransomware: International cooperation is needed to curb these cybersecurity threats, says expert

Ransomware knows no borders. An attorney with cybersecurity expertise suggests the only way to stop ransomware is for nations to create a global solution.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ransomware-international-cooperation-is-needed-to-curb-these-cybersecurity-threats-says-expert/

 

The Avast Red Team's top 5 security tips for SMBs

https://blog.avast.com/top-5-security-tips-for-smbs-avast

 

Google Drive now let you ban spammers

You can now block individual users in Google Drive

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-drive-now-let-you-ban-spammers

 

Tech’s pandemic boom is coming to an end

  - Tech companies from Apple to Roku warned investors not to expect the same hyper growth in their businesses that they saw in 2020.

  - As the world opens up, people are relying less on technology to shop, work and play.

  - Still, the biggest tech companies expect to show impressive growth but have largely lapped the boom from 2020.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/techs-pandemic-boom-is-coming-to-an-end.html

 

Biden says he has deal to lower Internet prices, but the details will matter

Biden strikes $65B broadband deal but didn't release details on speeds and prices.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/biden-isps-that-take-govt-funding-will-have-to-offer-low-cost-plans/

 

Serious flaws in widespread embedded TCP/IP stack endanger industrial control devices

Critical vulnerabilities potentially affect millions of devices, but finding and patching them will be difficult.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3627595/serious-flaws-in-widespread-embedded-tcp-ip-stack-endanger-industrial-control-devices.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Clean install Windows 11 – supported methods

Here are the six supported methods to clean install Windows 11 on a computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/clean-install-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Why the M1 MacBook Air Convinced Me to Ditch the iPad

It’s all about power

https://www.lifewire.com/why-the-m1-macbook-air-convinced-me-to-ditch-the-ipad-5191973

 

OpenRPA

Discover an open-source suite of tools for robotic process automation, with dedicated browser extensions, that aims at performing recurring business processes by itself

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Open-RPA.shtml

 

Windows 11 Kills The Blue Screen Of Death

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10967/windows-11-kills-blue-screen-death

 

[Security Alert] Immediately Protect “Config” Directory in Windows 10 and Windows 11

https://www.askvg.com/security-alert-immediately-protect-windir-system32-config-directory-in-windows-10-and-windows-11/

 

Sprint's Legacy LTE Network Is Scheduled to Go Offline in June 2022

The continued shutdown of Sprint's legacy cell coverage comes as T-Mobile looks to expand its newer 4G and 5G networks.

https://gizmodo.com/sprints-legacy-lte-network-is-scheduled-to-go-offline-i-1847420970

 

Chinese state hackers breached over a dozen US pipeline operators

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chinese-state-hackers-breached-over-a-dozen-us-pipeline-operators/

 

Chinese state media slams video games, warns of addiction among children

An article by a Chinese state-run publication calling for new restrictions sent share prices in tech giants Tencent and NetEase sharply lower.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/video-games/chinese-state-media-slams-video-games-warns-addiction-children-rcna1584

 

Windows 10: New feature stops potentially dangerous apps from running – Check if it’s enabled

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/stop-potentially-dangerous-apps-from-running/801848/

 

Apple Pulls Dating App for Unvaccinated People Over COVID-19 Misinformation

The dating app had recently added a social feed, where users could publish posts, including conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccines.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-pulls-dating-app-for-unvaccinated-people-over-covid-19-misinformation

 

Forgot your password — again? Try this

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/i-forgot-my-password-yahoo-subscriptions-181713101.html

 

How to Sign Up for a VPN Anonymously

https://www.howtogeek.com/731260/how-to-sign-up-for-a-vpn-anonymously/

 

Microsoft crippled the Windows 11 Taskbar

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/24/microsoft-crippled-the-windows-11-taskbar/

 

Project xCloud Is Coming to Your TV... Without the Console

Microsoft just announced a partnership with internet-connected TVs, so you can play Xbox games with just a controller.

https://www.makeuseof.com/project-xcloud-is-coming-to-your-tv-without-the-console/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

“Chkdsk Cannot Run Because the Volume Is in Use by Another Process”

What it means and how to fix it.

https://askleo.com/chkdsk-cannot-run-because-the-volume-is-in-use-by-another-process-what-does-it-mean-and-how-do-i-fix-it/

 

Ransomware fallout is devastating and could often be avoided, study finds

Ransomware victims face tightened budgets, lost productivity and other problems. In most cases, new post-attack security measures could have prevented the ransomware attack if implemented beforehand.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ransomware-fallout-is-devastating-and-could-often-be-avoided-study-finds/

 

Is storing a digital driver’s license on your phone a good idea?

https://blog.avast.com/digital-wallets-and-drivers-licenses-avast

 

Global chip shortage could stretch into 2023, Intel CEO warns

It might take up to two more years to fully catch up to demand, says Intel chief

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-ceo-says-chip-shortage-could-stretch-into-2023

 

Apple will report images of child sexual abuse detected on iCloud to law enforcement

  - Apple will report child exploitation images uploaded to iCloud in the U.S. to law enforcement, the company said on Thursday.

  - The new system will detect images called Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) using a process called hashing, where images are transformed into unique numbers that correspond to that image.

  - Apple says that its system is more private for users than previous approaches to eliminating illegal images of child pornography, because it uses sophisticated cryptography on both Apple’s servers and user devices.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/apple-will-report-child-sexual-abuse-images-on-icloud-to-law.html

 

Apple, AMD, and Intel shift priorities as chip shortages continue

Apple, AMD, and Intel each acknowledge their preparation for ongoing shortages.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/chip-shortages-continue-apple-amd-intel-hunker-down-for-a-long-haul/

 

5 riskiest mobile apps

Unsanctioned applications on corporate mobile devices is a security headache. Here are the five types of apps CISOs never want to find on corporate mobile devices, with strategies for mitigating the risks they pose.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3625479/5-riskiest-mobile-apps.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to control background apps on Windows 11

You can still prevent apps from running in the background, and on Windows 11, these are the steps to change the permission settings.

https://pureinfotech.com/control-background-apps-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

PrintNightmare Fix Doesn't Agree With Some Printers

Microsoft's patch addresses the issue, but it's also causing connection errors

https://www.lifewire.com/printnightmare-fix-doesnt-agree-with-some-printers-5191984

 

Grub2Win

Dual boot with ease between Linux and Windows operating systems as well as the Mac OS X with extended support for Linux distributions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Grub2Win.shtml

 

Russian Ransomware Group Suffers Big Blow

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10966/russian-ransomware-group-suffers-big-blow

 

[Tip] Enable New “Desktop Sharing Hub” Feature in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-new-desktop-sharing-hub-feature-in-google-chrome/

 

Citizen Launches a $20 Service You Can Call to Call the Cops

The company's new feature, Protect, is supposed to serve as an alternative to just dialing 911.

https://gizmodo.com/citizen-launches-a-20-service-you-can-call-to-call-the-1847414668

 

NPM package steals Chrome passwords on Windows via recovery tool

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/npm-package-steals-chrome-passwords-on-windows-via-recovery-tool/

 

A D for NASA, a C for HUD: Senate report warns agencies unprepared for cyberattacks

Government agencies and major companies, such as Microsoft, have reported intrusions by foreign hackers in Russia and China.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/d-nasa-c-hud-senate-report-warns-agencies-unprepared-cyberattacks-n1275759

 

People are paying $299 to get back into their hacked Facebook accounts – Here’s why

https://www.komando.com/social-media/expensive-facebook-recovery/801856/

 

The Best Cheap Phone Plans for 2021

There are a lot of options beyond the big three phone carriers in the US. If you're looking to save money, these lesser-known low-cost cell phone plans might be the ticket.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/best-cheap-phone-plans

 

Second Opinion: How the U.S. can deter ransomware attacks

https://news.yahoo.com/second-opinion-u-deter-ransomware-101049855.html

 

PSA: Your Internet Provider Has More Plans Than It’s Showing You

https://www.howtogeek.com/737709/psa-your-internet-provider-has-more-plans-than-theyre-showing-you/

 

Workaround for Windows 10 and 11 HiveNightmare Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/22/workaround-for-windows-10-and-11-hivenightmare-windows-elevation-of-privilege-vulnerability/

 

The 7 Best Free Calling Apps (Unlimited Calls With Wi-Fi)

Need to make cheap calls while on Wi-Fi? Check out these phone apps that offer free calling and texting.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-calling-app-unlimited-with-wifi/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Should I Use RAID for Backup?

You could be making things worse.

https://askleo.com/raid-for-backup/

 

Companies are losing the war against phishing as attacks increase in number and sophistication

A new report finds that 74% of companies have been the victim of phishing in the last year. Staff shortages, a lack of security training and an increase in mobile device usage for work are factors.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/companies-are-losing-the-war-against-phishing-as-attacks-increase-in-number-and-sophistication/

 

Who can see your address online?

What was once only available to those in our local communities is now available to anyone, anywhere in the world

https://blog.avast.com/who-can-see-your-address-online-avast

 

The best medical alert systems and services for every budget 2021

Discover the best medical alert system for you or your loved one today

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-medical-alert-systems-and-services-for-every-budget-2021

 

Amazon, Google and other tech companies join government effort to fight ransomware

  - Amazon, Google and Microsoft are among several tech companies that have agreed to join a government effort to fight ransomware.

  - Cyber attacks have become a more regular threat to U.S. organizations.

  - The new initiative aims to increase info-sharing and planning between the public and private sector.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/amazon-google-join-government-effort-to-fight-ransomware.html

 

Here’s what that Google Drive “security update” message means

Google is making its sharing links harder to guess, and it's notifying users.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/heres-what-that-google-drive-security-update-message-means/

 

GAO report faults CIOs, OMB for slow adoption of cybersecurity recommendations

The US agency highlight four areas where cybersecurity gaps in federal agencies threaten national security. Cites OMB for not helping CIOs get available funds.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3627334/gao-report-faults-cios-omb-for-slow-adoption-of-cybersecurity-recommendations.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to enable classic File Explorer ribbon menu on Windows 11

Yes, you can bring back the classic ribbon menu to File Explorer, and here's how on Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-classic-file-explorer-ribbon-menu-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Why Windows 11 Makes Me Want to Switch from Mac

It’s more Apple than Apple

https://www.lifewire.com/why-windows-11-makes-me-want-to-switch-from-mac-5191528

 

System Information HTML Application

View your hardware configuration, .NET Framework versions and installed software, write notes, as well as save and print information

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/System-Information-HTML-Application.shtml

 

Report: FCC Broadband Definition Too Slow

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10965/report-fcc-broadband-definition-too-slow

 

Windows 10 21H2 Feature Update Changelog

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-21h2-feature-update-changelog/

 

Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android

Android Gingerbread is heading for the graveyard, but not without a proper send-off first.

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-finally-killing-off-a-decade-old-version-of-a-1847417579

 

Google Chrome now comes with up to 50x faster phishing detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-now-comes-with-up-to-50x-faster-phishing-detection/

 

What is a 'metaverse,' and why is Mark Zuckerberg so excited about it?

There were 20 mentions of the term on Facebook's recent hour-long call earnings call, indicating just how much the idea has emerged in recent months. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/metaverse-mark-zuckerberg-excited-rcna1549

 

What car dealers won't tell you about electric cars

https://www.komando.com/episode/what-car-dealers-wont-tell-you-about-electric-cars/802311/

 

Zoom to Pay $85M Settlement for Violating User Privacy, Allowing Zoom-Bombing

Users may get a payout of $25 whereas lawyers are seeking $21.25M in legal fees.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-to-pay-85m-settlement-for-violating-user-privacy-allowing-zoom-bombing

 

Is someone using your webcam to spy on you? How to know and what to do to protect your privacy

https://news.yahoo.com/someone-using-webcam-spy-know-120023409.html

 

How to Add a Drop-Down List to a Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/731303/how-to-add-a-drop-down-list-to-a-word-document/

 

Windows 11's Android future is secured: Amazon Appstore will support App Bundles

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/17/windows-11s-android-future-is-secured-amazon-appstore-will-support-app-bundles/

 

What You Need to Know About Android Auto

Is your car connected? If not, could it be? This week we take a look at Android Auto and learn how to get the most out of it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-android-auto/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Did Microsoft Lie?

The dangers in believing sound bites and clickbait.

https://askleo.com/did-microsoft-lie/

 

How to activate virtualization-based security and core isolation in Windows 10

Give your PC a little extra security. HVCI and VBS are available in 64-bit versions of Windows 10, but you must turn them on manually. We show you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-activate-virtualization-based-security-and-core-isolation-in-windows-10/

 

Is voice cloning a security threat?

https://blog.avast.com/the-security-threat-of-voice-cloning-avast

 

Seagate set to launch mass-market 20TB HDDs

Seagate offers multiple technologies in its 20TB drive portfolio

https://www.techradar.com/news/seagate-is-set-to-launch-20tb-consumer-hdds-soon

 

Amazon plans to cut waste following backlash over the destruction of unused products

  - The so-called Fulfilment by Amazon programs, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, will help to build a circular economy, the company said.

  - They come less than two months after British broadcaster ITV reported that Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock at one of its 24 U.K. warehouses every year, including smart TVs, laptops, drones and hairdryers.

  - One of the programs will allow third-party businesses on Amazon to resell returned items as “used” products, Amazon said. The other will allow sellers to use Amazon’s “wholesale resale channel and technology” to recover a portion of their inventory cost from returned items and excess stock.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/04/amazon-plans-to-cut-waste-following-backlash.html

 

Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to a “real shooting war”

US president's remarks follow breaches that paralyzed critical services.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/biden-warns-cyber-attacks-could-lead-to-a-real-shooting-war/

 

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes hardening guidance following Colonial Pipeline, other attacks

The guidance seeks to educate IT administrators about cloud security risks and best practices for implementing and maintaining Kubernetes.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3628191/nsa-cisa-release-kubernetes-hardening-guidance-following-fancy-bear-attacks.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to enable dark mode on Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a dark mode to personalize the desktop experience, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dark-mode-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

HP Reveals the Pavilion Aero, Its Lightest Laptop Yet

The 13-inch laptop weighs less than 1 kilogram and will be available this July

https://www.lifewire.com/hp-reveals-pavilion-aero-its-lightest-laptop-yet-5191173

 

DDoS Attacks Are Back, More Aggressive Than Ever

The findings of recent research into the security risks associated with Internet traffic were published by Telia Carrier recently. The statistics are extremely alarming, as they reveal that DDoS attacks surged by 50%, according to Help Net Security.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/ddos-attacks-are-back-more-aggressive-than-ever-533549.shtml

 

Web 'Influencers' Must Label Photoshopped Pics

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10963/web-influencers-must-label-photoshopped-pics

 

How to Enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot to Install Windows 11?

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-tpm-2-0-and-secure-boot-to-install-windows-11/

 

Billions of Dollars Later, the U.S. Government Remains as Hackable as Ever

The U.S. has poured billions into protecting federal agencies with little to show.

https://gizmodo.com/billions-of-dollars-later-the-u-s-government-remains-1847415536

 

XLoader malware steals logins from macOS and Windows systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/xloader-malware-steals-logins-from-macos-and-windows-systems/

 

White House touts broadband part of new infrastructure deal

"It will deliver high speed internet to every American," President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/white-house-touts-broadband-part-new-infrastructure-deal-n1275352

 

10 common Netflix errors and how to fix them

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/common-netflix-errors/801254/

 

YouTube Is Testing a Cheaper 'Premium Lite' Subscription

It's about 40% cheaper than YouTube Premium, but only offers ad-free viewing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-is-testing-a-cheaper-premium-lite-subscription

 

What's a phishing scam? Cyber security experts break it down

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/what-is-phishing-scam-yahoo-subscriptions-203534065.html

 

The 6 Most Fun Learning Apps for Kids

With the right apps, any smartphone can become a powerful learning tool that’s fun and engaging for kids. Here are the best apps to consider.

https://whatnerd.com/most-fun-learning-apps-for-kids/

 

Homoglyph domains used in BEC scams shut down by Microsoft

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/homoglyph-domains-used-in-bec-scams-shut-down-by-microsoft

 

Linux package managers: dnf vs apt

Package managers do the same general things—installing, managing, and uninstalling applications—but they don't do everything the same.

https://opensource.com/article/21/7/dnf-vs-apt?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wQ7wAAE

 

Russia's FSB Reports 'Unprecedented' Hacking Campaign Aimed at Government Agencies

https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2021-05-26/russias-fsb-reports-unprecedented-hacking-campaign-aimed-at-government-agencies

 

Eufy's feature-packed Wi-Fi Video Doorbell is cheaper than ever

Amazon is selling the Anker Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell for $80 right now.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3628173/eufys-feature-packed-wi-fi-video-doorbell-is-cheaper-than-ever.html

 

Linux vs. Windows: What's the difference in 2021?

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-vs-windows

 

Which Email Service Should I Use?

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

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Global Ransomware Damage Costs Predicted To Exceed $265 Billion By 2031

Fastest growing type of cybercrime is expected to attack a business, consumer, or device every 2 seconds by 2031

https://cybersecurityventures.com/global-ransomware-damage-costs-predicted-to-reach-250-billion-usd-by-2031/

 

Russia disconnected itself from the rest of the internet, a test of its new defense from cyber warfare, report says

https://news.yahoo.com/russia-disconnected-itself-rest-internet-125922022.html

 

How to Get Roadside Assistance Using Alexa

https://www.howtogeek.com/735967/how-to-get-roadside-assistance-using-alexa/

 

How to Delete Old Windows Update Files

There is still one part of Windows Update that needs your attention: the old files that are left behind. They can take up a lot of space.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-old-windows-update-files/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Intel releases first Windows 11 ready Graphics Driver

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/17/intel-releases-first-windows-11-ready-graphics-driver/

 

My machine's suddenly started acting erratically, even after a reinstall. How do I fix it?

https://askleo.com/my_machines_suddenly_started_acting_erratically_even_after_a_reinstall_how_do_i_fix_it/

 

Spam Kingpin Peter Levashov Gets Time Served

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/spam-kingpin-peter-levashov-gets-time-served/

 

Why Nvidia’s $40 billion bid for Arm could be in jeopardy

  - The deal, one of the biggest semiconductor takeovers ever, was announced in September to much fanfare, although competition regulators around the world soon announced plans to investigate the acquisition.

  - Probes were launched in the U.S., the U.K., China and Europe after companies like Qualcomm, Microsoft, Google and Huawei complained that the deal was bad for the semiconductor industry.

  - The U.K. is reportedly considering blocking the deal on national security grounds.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/04/nvidias-40-billion-bid-for-arm-could-be-in-jeopardy.html

 

Linux 101: What are aliases and how do you use them?

Jack Wallen introduces you to aliases to help make your Linux command life a bit simpler.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-what-are-aliases-and-how-do-you-use-them/

 

Aruba Notified Customers Regarding a Data Breach After Two Months

Following an online complaint from its customers who claimed that the company had taken too long to notify them of the breach, the Italian web hosting company Aruba confirmed that it had experienced a data breach, according to The Daily Swig. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/aruba-notified-customers-regarding-a-data-breach-after-two-months-533537.shtml

 

Haron and BlackMatter are the latest groups to crash the ransomware party

The additions come as the number of high-severity ransomware attacks ratchet up.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/july-has-already-brought-us-2-new-ransomware-groups-hunting-for-big-game/

 

Best medical alert with GPS tracking in 2021

Find the best medical alert with GPS tracking for your budget today.

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-medical-alert-with-gps

 

How to share internet connection through Ethernet on Windows 10

Windows 10 ships with the Internet Connection Sharing feature to quickly share the internet through other devices via Ethernet and WiFi, and here's how to set it up.

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

 

Why Your Computer Might Not Support Windows 11

Improved security at a high cost

https://www.lifewire.com/why-your-computer-might-not-support-windows-11-5191086

 

How to Check Your Computer has TPM 2.0 for Windows 11?

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-check-your-computer-has-tpm-2-0-for-windows-11/

 

Microsoft shares workaround for Windows 10 SeriousSAM vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-shares-workaround-for-windows-10-serioussam-vulnerability/

 

MS Paint Is Getting a New Look in Windows 11

The update is mostly visual and adds a new header, simplified toolbar, and rounded corners

https://gizmodo.com/ms-paint-is-getting-a-new-look-in-windows-11-1847413078

 

New DNS Attack Enables 'Nation-State Level Spying' via Domain Registration

https://www.securityweek.com/new-dns-attack-enables-nation-state-level-spying-domain-registration

 

Who us??? Kaseya says it hasn’t paid anybody for its ransomware decryption key

https://grahamcluley.com/who-us-kaseya-says-it-hasnt-paid-anybody-for-its-ransomware-decryption-key/

 

Researchers are testing concrete that could charge your EV while you drive

Magnetized cement promises reasonably priced, high efficiency wireless charging.

https://www.engadget.com/magnetized-concrete-could-charge-your-ev-while-you-drive-041225378.html

 

How to wipe a hard drive on your Windows PC or Mac

https://www.komando.com/privacy/how-to-wipe-a-computer-hard-drive/743006/

 

Still on Android 2.3? Upgrade Now or Lose Access to Your Google Account

Any device running Android 2.3.7 or older will be locked out of Google accounts on Sept. 27.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/still-using-android-23-upgrading-by-september-is-essential

 

How to delete cookies from your computer — and why it matters

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-delete-cookies-yahoo-subscriptions-221059410.html

 

How to Use FaceTime for Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/738902/how-to-use-facetime-for-windows/

 

10 Incredible macOS Monterey Features We’re Excited About

With macOS Monterey expected to release later this year, here are all the new features we're most excited about.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-features-of-macos-monterey/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 version 21H2 announced

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/16/microsoft-makes-it-official-windows-10-version-21h2-announced/

 

Why has my computer been locked by cyber cops?

https://askleo.com/why_has_my_computer_been_locked_by_cyber_cops/

 

Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/dont-wanna-pay-ransom-gangs-test-your-backups/

 

The IRS has seized $1.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency this fiscal year – here’s what happens to it

  - The U.S. government regularly holds auctions for its stockpile of bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and other cryptocurrencies it seizes and then holds in crypto wallets.

  - It really kicked off with the 2013 takedown of Silk Road, a dark web marketplace trading in illegal goods, where bitcoin was often used for payment.

  - Interviews with current and former federal agents and prosecutors suggest the U.S. has no plans to step back from its side hustle as a crypto broker.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/04/irs-has-seized-1point2-billion-worth-of-cryptocurrency-this-year-.html

 

How to quickly run diagnostics on your Chromebook

Is your Chromebook acting up? Jack Wallen introduces you to the ChromeOS Diagnostic tool, with which you can run hardware tests on your Chromebook.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-quickly-run-diagnostics-on-your-chromebook/

 

Kaseya Obtains a Universal Decryptor to Support REvil Ransomware Victims

The software vendor Kaseya said on Thursday that it has obtained a universal decryptor for unlocking systems and helping clients to recover data, according to The Hacker News. This happened almost three weeks after the broad-based supply chain ransomware attack on the company. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/kaseya-obtains-a-universal-decryptor-to-support-revil-ransomware-victims-533554.shtml

 

Review: Framework’s lightweight modular laptop is a winner

Framework's laptop isn't just repairable—it's a solid laptop in its own right.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/frameworks-new-lightweight-modular-laptop-delivers-on-its-promises/

 

Microsoft support scams skyrocketed over the past year - here's what you need to know

And tech-savvy users fall victim more often

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-support-scams-skyrocketed-over-the-past-year-heres-what-you-need-to-know

 

HOW TO COMPLETELY REMOVE A PRINTER DRIVER ON WINDOWS 10

If you no longer need a printer, this is how you can get rid of the leftover drivers.

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

 

Windows 11 Is Starting to Feel Like macOS

And that isn’t a bad thing

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-11-is-starting-to-feel-like-macos-5189830

 

How to Enter BIOS Settings on Your Windows PC?

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-enter-bios-settings-on-your-windows-pc/

 

Microsoft Teams chat feature rolling out to Windows 11

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-teams-chat-feature-rolling-out-to-windows-11/

 

You Can Finally Buy Apple's Magic Keyboard with Touch ID Without Buying an iMac

The keyboard is no longer exclusively bundled with the $1299 iMac, but it still only works with M1 computers.

https://gizmodo.com/you-can-finally-buy-apples-magic-keyboard-with-touch-id-1847412879

 

'Sophisticated Group' Behind Alaska Cyberattack, Agency Says

https://www.securityweek.com/sophisticated-group-behind-alaska-cyberattack-agency-says

 

Average ransomware payments decline… but that’s not good news

https://grahamcluley.com/average-ransomware-payments-decline-but-thats-not-good-news/

 

China plans to build the first 'clean' commercial nuclear reactor

Thorium-based tech produces safer waste and can't be easily used for nukes.

https://www.engadget.com/china-molten-salt-thorium-clean-nuclear-reactor-214210381.html

 

5 best diagnostic tools for your PC

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/pc-diagnostic-tools/800609/

 

Tesla Reportedly Agrees to $1.5 Million Settlement for Battery Throttling Case

The proposed settlement would give affected Tesla Model S owners $625 each.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tesla-reportedly-agrees-to-15-million-settlement-for-battery-throttling

 

Hackers are tricking kids into installing malicious apps—here's how to keep your family safe

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malicious-apps-norton-security-online-155108354.html

 

How to Add or Subtract Dates in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/731002/how-to-add-or-subtract-dates-in-microsoft-excel/

 

7 Ways You Can Reduce E-Waste

E-waste has a huge impact on the environment. Instead of throwing old technology away, what can you do to make things better?

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-you-can-reduce-e-waste/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/01/you-can-still-upgrade-windows-7-and-8-1-systems-to-windows-10-for-free/

 

Why did I get infected even though I run anti-malware software?

https://askleo.com/why_did_i_get_infected_even_though_i_run_antimalware_software/

 

Spike in “Chain Gang” Destructive Attacks on ATMs

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/spike-in-chain-gang-destructive-attacks-on-atms/

 

Security concerns over chip shortage are pushing governments to act, Moody’s says

  - More countries are pushing to produce their own semiconductor chips, which are in short supply globally, because “it’s a matter of national security,” according to Timothy Uy from Moody’s Analytics.

  - Memory chips are crucial for making a wide range of products. They are in smartphones, gaming consoles like PlayStation 5s, household appliances like fridges and washing machines, alarm clocks, and even cars.

  - Some reports say the chip shortage may last until 2023.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/04/moodys-analytics-on-global-semiconductor-shortage-and-governments.html

 

How to remove duplicate Excel records before running a mail merge with Word

If your source data is in Excel and has duplicates, run Power Query to remove those duplicates before running a Word mail merge.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-remove-duplicate-excel-records-before-running-a-mail-merge-with-word/

 

Dangerous macOS Malware XCSSET Targeting Chrome and Telegram

As part of further tactic enhancements, a malware strain known to target macOS has been updated once again to include features that allow it to gather and exfiltrate sensitive information saved in different applications, including Telegram and Chrome, according to The Hacker News. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/dangerous-macos-malware-xcsset-targeting-chrome-and-telegram-533553.shtml

 

Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium

Also, the note corroborates reports that the iPhone mini will die in 2022.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/a-redesigned-titanium-iphone-is-headed-our-way-investor-note-says/

 

SmartSniff: what is it and how to watch your internet traffic in real-time

This has to be the smallest, simplest traffic capture tool around

https://www.techradar.com/news/smartsniff

 

How to see all existing user accounts on Windows 10

If you need to see all the existing user accounts configured on your device, in this guide, you'll learn four ways to do it on Windows 10.

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

 

Google Wants You to Use Its New Drive for Desktop App

Backup and Sync users have until October to switch

https://www.lifewire.com/google-wants-you-to-use-its-new-drive-for-desktop-app-5192339

 

[Security Alert] Immediately Disable Printer Spooler Service in Windows

https://www.askvg.com/security-alert-immediately-disable-printer-spooler-service-in-windows/

 

DuckDuckGo's new email privacy service forwards tracker-free messages

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/duckduckgos-new-email-privacy-service-forwards-tracker-free-messages/

 

U.S. Infrastructure Bill Allocates $2 Billion to Cybersecurity

https://www.securityweek.com/us-infrastructure-bill-allocates-2-billion-cybersecurity

 

No More Ransom website celebrates five years of providing free ransomware recovery tools and advice

https://grahamcluley.com/no-more-ransom-website-celebrates-five-years-of-providing-free-ransomware-recovery-tools-and-advice/

 

How to clean and organize your PC

Make Windows look and run its best.

https://www.engadget.com/how-to-clean-and-organize-your-windows-pc-150026502.html

 

Digital Life Hack: Your AirPods are a secret spy tool

https://www.komando.com/episode/digital-life-hack-your-airpods-are-a-secret-spy-tool/801433/

 

Amazon Fined $887M By EU Privacy Regulator

The European Union believes the company failed to comply with GDPR rules, but Amazon disagrees.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-fined-887m-by-eu-privacy-regulator

 

Chinese Hackers Compromised Telecom Companies, Researchers Say

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinese-hackers-compromised-telecom-companies-040100257.html

 

How to Block YouTube Channels

https://www.howtogeek.com/733493/how-to-block-youtube-channels/

 

What We Know About Google's New Whitechapel Chip

Google's new in-house chip Whitechapel is set to power the next flagship Pixel phone. Here's what you can expect.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-whitechapel-chip-what-is-it/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Another nail in Windows 8's coffin

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/21/another-nail-in-windows-8s-coffin/

 

Why might deleting cookies cause my computer to be unauthorized with online accounts?

Deleting cookies will make online accounts forget who you are and cause you to answer all your security questions again.

https://askleo.com/why_might_deleting_cookies_cause_my_computer_to_be_unauthorized_with_online_accounts/

 

Kaseya Left Customer Portal Vulnerable to 2015 Flaw in its Own Software

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/kaseya-left-customer-portal-vulnerable-to-2015-flaw-in-its-own-software/

 

Google will abandon Qualcomm and build its own smartphone processors this year

  - Google announced it will build its own smartphone processor, called Google Tensor, that will power its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones this fall.

  - It’s another example of a Big Tech company building its own chips instead of relying on a traditional chipmaker like Qualcomm or Intel.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/02/pixel-6-will-have-processor-designed-by-google.html

 

Kaseya attack: How ransomware attacks are like startups and what we need to do about that

The Kaseya attack is especially unique because it didn't begin with a password breach, and the companies were following cybersecurity best practices. So, how can we protect against this threat?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/kaseya-attack-yes-we-can-do-something-about-this-and-we-should-do-something-about-this/

 

Password-Stealing Windows Malware has been Discovered

A newly discovered malware sent to victims via ads displayed in search results is being used to steal passwords, install cryptocurrency miners, and run other Trojan infections, according to ZDNet. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/password-stealing-windows-malware-has-been-discovered-533550.shtml

 

An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security

Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/07/an-explosive-spyware-report-shows-limits-of-ios-android-security/

 

The lessons to be learned from the Colonial Pipeline attack

The lessons to be learned about software security

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-lessons-to-be-learned-from-the-colonial-pipeline-attack

 

How to open Microsoft Edge always InPrivate mode on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge lets you set InPrivate mode as the default experience when opening the browser, and here's how to enable the option.

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

 

Google Meet Adds 60-Minute Limit for Free Video Calls

No more unlimited call times

https://www.lifewire.com/google-meets-adds-60-minute-limit-for-free-video-calls-5192340

 

Windows 10 Users will Get Free Upgrade to Windows 11, Here is How to Check?

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-users-will-get-free-upgrade-to-windows-11-here-is-how/

 

New Windows 10 vulnerability allows anyone to get admin privileges

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-10-vulnerability-allows-anyone-to-get-admin-privileges/

 

'The Situation Is Very Serious': Ransomware Hackers Hobble Covid-19 Vaccinations in Italy

The shutdown affects the Lazio region, which includes the city of Rome.

https://gizmodo.com/the-situation-is-very-serious-ransomware-hackers-hobbl-1847407195

 

Iran-Linked Hackers Expand Arsenal With New Android Backdoor

https://www.securityweek.com/iran-linked-hackers-expand-arsenal-new-android-backdoor

 

No, your Grindr activity is not necessarily private – just ask the senior Catholic priest who was outed and lost his job

https://grahamcluley.com/grindr-catholic-priest-privacy/

 

Alphabet's latest moonshot aims to make industrial robots more practical

Even a small business could put robots to use.

https://www.engadget.com/alphabet-x-intrinsic-industrial-robot-moonshot-140057232.html

 

Digital Life Hack: Debunking a popular myth about smart thermostats

https://www.komando.com/episode/digital-life-hack-debunking-a-popular-myth-about-smart-thermostats/801205/

 

Apple Warns AirTag Owners Not to Use Bitter Batteries

The bitter coating applied to help deter kids from swallowing coin batteries can cause AirTag problems.

http://www.waynezim.com/2012/10/how-to-determine-the-version-of-your-windows-iso-file/

 

Kaseya ransomware attack sets off race to hack service providers -researchers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kaseya-ransomware-attack-sets-off-173323064.html

 

DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection Service Explained

https://www.maketecheasier.com/duckduckgos-email-protection-service-explained/

 

How to Fix (and Prevent) the Latest ChromeOS Bugs

Chrome OS 91's newest update is locking Chromebook users out of their devices.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-and-prevent-the-latest-chromeos-bugs-1847330697

 

Data Breach Culprits: Phishing and Ransomware Dominate

Unauthorized Access and Malware Also Among Top Causes, UK Privacy Watchdog Reports

https://www.bankinfosecurity.in/data-breach-culprits-phishing-ransomware-dominate-a-16775

 

Monitor your home's temperature and humidity with Raspberry Pis and Prometheus

Instrument a Prometheus application with Python on Raspberry Pis to collect temperature sensor data.

https://opensource.com/article/21/7/home-temperature-raspberry-pi-prometheus?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wQ7rAAE

 

Machine Learning made easy with Raspberry Pi, Adafruit and Microsoft

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/machine-learning-made-easy-with-raspberry-pi-adafruit-and-microsoft/

 

An old-style distro doing new things

Distro Walk – Void Linux

Void Linux offers a unique distribution with a lower barrier to participation that is easy to manage.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/249/Void-Linux

 

How Do I Move an Off Screen Window?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZojPXAl8I

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