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Ransomware’s suspected Russian roots point to a long detente between the Kremlin and hackers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russia-ransomware-cyber-crime/2021/06/11/e159e486-c88f-11eb-8708-64991f2acf28_story.html

 

Here’s what T-Mobile is doing about the massive data breach affecting millions of customers

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/t-mobile-doing-massive-data-021558831.html

 

How to Switch Audio Devices From Windows 11’s Taskbar

https://www.howtogeek.com/739682/how-to-switch-audio-devices-from-windows-11s-taskbar/

 

How to Tell If Your iPhone or iPad Is Infected With Pegasus Spyware

In some cases, receiving a message is enough to install the spyware on your device.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-if-your-iphone-or-ipad-is-infected-with-peg-1847455178

 

If flash memory is being used in solid state drives, isn't it going to wear out?

Solid state drives with flash memory will wear out much slower than their very cheap counterparts in thumbdrives and dongles.

https://askleo.com/if_flash_memory_is_being_used_in_solid_state_drives_isnt_it_going_to_wear_out/

 

The 8 Smallest Linux Distros That Are Minimal and Lightweight

Strapped for hard disk space? Install one of these small and lightweight Linux distros to make your PC usable again.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-distro-space/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Build the ultimate bootable Windows repair drive

Load up a USB drive with the right software, and you’ll have a complete toolkit to restart, troubleshoot, and repair Windows PCs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3626363/build-the-ultimate-bootable-windows-repair-drive.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

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/

 

Cybersecurity lags behind as IoT devices proliferate, according to a new report

About one-quarter of respondents do not incorporate any of the listed measures to protect these devices and many feel as though consumers are not responsible for smart and IoT device security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-lags-behind-as-iot-devices-proliferate-according-to-a-new-report/

 

If you're still using Internet Explorer 11, Google Meet is leaving you soon

Switching to a modern browser will soon be the only option for Meet users

https://www.techradar.com/news/if-youre-still-using-internet-explorer-11-google-meet-is-leaving-you-soon

 

DD-WRT vs. OpenWrt: Which router firmware should you use? (avg life of the firmware in routers is five years of updates, then replace or change)

https://www.windowscentral.com/dd-wrt-vs-openwrt

 

Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/140976-macrium-reflect-create-rescue-partition.html

 

How to play xCloud games with Xbox app on Windows 10

You can now play Xbox Cloud Gaming titles through the Xbox app on Windows 10 (and Windows 11), and here's how to get started.

https://pureinfotech.com/play-xcloud-games-xbox-app-windows-10/

 

For Next-Generation CPUs, Not Moving Data Is the New 1GHz

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/325782-for-next-generation-cpus-not-moving-data-is-the-new-1ghz

 

DBREACH: New Attack Targeting Databases

Infosecurity Magazine reports a new sort of database attack that may lead to data leakage and loss at the Black Hat US 2021 hybrid event on August 5. The attack is called DBREACH and it involves exfiltration and reconnaissance from databases using Adaptive Compression Heuristics. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/dbreach-new-attack-targeting-databases-533750.shtml

 

2 million government records exposed online in 'no-fly' watchlist, researcher says

A security researcher says the massive trove of records included names, birthdates and passport details.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/2-million-government-records-exposed-online-in-no-fly-watchlist-researcher-says/

 

How to use the macOS command line to compare two folders’ contents in Terminal

Use a built-in Unix program to quickly compare two folders' contents.

https://www.macworld.com/article/189460/macos-terminal-command-line-compare-directories.html

 

Pine64 Introduces New Linux-Powered e-Ink Tablet (Pine are similar to Raspberry Pi SBC)

The PineNote will run $399 and come with a pen

https://www.lifewire.com/pine64-introduces-pinenote-tablet-and-pen-5197643

 

How to disable the pop-up blocker in your browser

Here's how to disable the pop-up blocker in your browser temporarily

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-disable-the-pop-up-blocker-in-your-browser

 

Homeland Security may use companies to find extremism on social media

There are concerns this will degrade civil liberties.

https://www.engadget.com/homeland-security-social-media-search-plans-152947703.html

 

These 2 new Google scams are easy to fall for – Don’t become a victim

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/2-new-google-scams/803092/

 

FBI Terrorist Watchlist Containing 1.9M Records Posted Online

The list contains the personal details of people suspected of terrorism.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fbi-terrorist-watchlist-containing-19m-records-posted-online

 

Microsoft to raise prices as much as 20% for some flagship products

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-change-pricing-microsoft-365-162618344.html

 

What Is Browser Fingerprinting, and How Can You Block It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/735535/what-is-browser-fingerprinting-and-how-can-you-block-it/

 

Test Out Microsoft Edge's 'Super Duper Secure Mode' Early

The name sounds silly, but Super Duper Secure Mode's security improvements are serious.

https://lifehacker.com/test-out-microsoft-edges-super-duper-secure-mode-early-1847452681

 

Why can't I copy this large video from my camera to my PC?

https://askleo.com/why_cant_i_copy_this_large_video_from_my_camera_to_my_pc/

 

How Bad Is Bitcoin for the Environment? The Impact of Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin is the most successful cryptocurrency of all time, but it comes at a cost. Here's how its energy consumption affects the environment.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bitcoin-mining-electricity-consumption/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The best new Chrome OS feature you aren’t yet using

This hidden Chromebook gem is well worth your while to uncover.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3629051/new-chrome-os-feature.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

You better add Pin Protection to your Bitlocker configuration

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/30/you-better-add-pin-protection-to-your-bitlocker-configuration/

 

Moving OT to the cloud means accounting for a whole new host of security risks

ICS systems managed via cloud software are open to exploits that could be destructive enough to cause physical damage to industrial systems. Here's how to protect your operational technology network.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/moving-ot-to-the-cloud-means-accounting-for-a-whole-new-host-of-security-risks/

 

Intel’s 15th-gen laptop CPUs could lead to powerful yet affordable gaming laptops

Arrow Lake aiming for the bullseye with integrated graphics

https://www.techradar.com/news/intels-15th-gen-laptop-cpus-could-lead-to-powerful-yet-affordable-gaming-laptops

 

Bitdefender Coupons: Discounts on internet security, antivirus, & more

https://www.windowscentral.com/bitdefender-coupon-best-bitdefender-deals-more

 

How to Encrypt Files and Folders with Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77130-encrypt-files-folders-efs-windows-10-a.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/

 

Chip Delivery Times Hit 20 Weeks as Semiconductor Shortage Continues

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/325717-chip-delivery-times-hit-20-weeks-as-semiconductor-shortage-continues

 

Unwanted Bot Traffic Costs up to $250M a Year

More and more businesses are infiltrated by malicious and increasingly difficult to detect bots, according to Cybernews. This is particularly affecting retailers who had to expand their online presence to meet the needs of their customers.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/unwanted-bot-traffic-costs-up-to-250m-a-year-533749.shtml

 

Windows 11 download: How to get Microsoft's free update (if you're eligible)

Can't wait for the Windows 11 general release later this year? You can download an early version of Microsoft's new OS now. Here's how.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/windows-11-download-how-to-get-microsofts-free-update-if-youre-eligible/

 

Master the macOS command line: How to use the command manual in Terminal

The key to learning about OS X's command line is manual (or man) pages. Here's an introduction.

https://www.macworld.com/article/221483/command-line-how-to-use-man-pages-terminal.html

 

Why I Can't Wait for the PineNote E-Ink Tablet

More than meets the eye

https://www.lifewire.com/why-i-cant-wait-for-the-pinenote-e-ink-tablet-5197813

 

T-Mobile data breach puts 48 million people at severe risk of identity theft

Here's what you need to do about T-Mobile's latest security stumble

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/t-mobile-breach-48-million-identity-theft

 

Apple ordered to pay $300 million in LTE patent dispute

iPhones, iPads and even Apple Watches allegedly violate Optis' patents.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-optis-lte-patent-lawsuit-payment-193858892.html

 

Delete these 9 sketchy Android apps now before they hack your Facebook account

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apps-loaded-with-flytrap-malware/803269/

 

How to Carry Your Vaccination Card on Your Phone

With mask restrictions changing, Delta surging, and New York City's new mandate, you may have to pull out proof of vaccination. But the official vaccine card doesn't fit easily in a wallet. Here's how to keep it handy on your phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-carry-your-vaccination-card-on-your-phone

 

Best Budget Gaming Laptops (just because it was built for budget restricted gamers, it can be used by anyone for any computing purpose)

https://news.yahoo.com/best-budget-gaming-laptops-193243263.html

 

How to Install Windows 3.1 on an iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/739100/how-to-install-windows-31-on-an-ipad/

 

How to Finally FaceTime Your Non-Apple Friends

At long last, you can invite Android and Windows users to FaceTime calls.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-finally-facetime-your-non-apple-friends-1847450728

 

How can I safely wipe and dispose of old hard drives?

https://askleo.com/how_can_i_safely_wipe_and_dispose_of_old_hard_drives/

 

How to Use Inline Tagging in Evernote

Evernote's inline tags can make your notes more manageable! Here's how to use them.

https://www.makeuseof.com/use-inline-tagging-evernote/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Apple's anti-porn overreach — good intent, bad execution

Apple has unveiled plans to use its extensive powers to fight child pornography. Even though it has good intentions, the company's actual plan has given people dozens of reasons to oppose the move.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3628479/apples-anti-porn-overreach-good-intent-bad-execution.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Google is improving privacy by allowing users to lock Chrome Incognito tabs

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/08/13/google-is-improving-privacy-by-allowing-users-to-lock-chrome-incognito-tabs/

 

Vaccine passports have to be consistent so that all countries can recognize them, expert says

This might create problems for those from poorer countries. Their countries may not have the resources to create vaccine passports that are readable everywhere.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/vaccine-passports-have-to-be-consistent-so-that-all-countries-can-recognize-them-expert-says/

 

Google is finally set to penalize slow-loading websites

Google will reward websites with refined user experiences

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-is-finally-set-to-penalize-slow-loading-websites

 

Best Raspberry Pi deals for 2021: starter kits, cases, and more!

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-raspberry-pi-deals-2021-starter-kits-cases-and-more

 

How to See Full Details about a Windows 10 ISO file or USB

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/29588-see-full-details-about-windows-10-iso-file-usb.html

 

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/

 

Nvidia Announces Tiny Ampere GPU for Workstations

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/325710-nvidia-announces-tiny-ampere-gpu-for-workstations

 

Windows 11’s Transparency Effects Won’t Slow Down Computers

Windows 11 comes with a plethora of changes, not only in terms of features but also as far as the user interface is concerned.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-s-transparency-effects-won-t-slow-down-computers-533759.shtml

 

T-Mobile confirms breach but still investigating if personal data was stolen

More than 100 million people are reportedly affected.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/t-mobile-confirms-breach-but-still-investigating-if-personal-data-was-stolen/

 

Master the macOS command line: How to navigate files and folders in Terminal

Learn how to perform functions using your Mac's Terminal commands.

https://www.macworld.com/article/221277/command-line-navigating-files-folders-mac-terminal.html

 

How to Make Better Passwords

Word combinations can be effective

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-make-better-passwords-5197073

 

NortonLifelock merging with Avast — what does this mean for you?

Could the combined company kill free antivirus software?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/avast-norton-merger-what-means-for-you

 

A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in world-first test

The user-friendly medical device can be operated at home.

https://www.engadget.com/magnetic-helmet-tumor-093523598.html

 

Before you sign a document online, look for these signs it’s a scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/electronic-document-scam/803271/

 

Running Out of Storage? Clean Up Apple Messages to Free Up Space

Don't let videos, photos, GIFs, and stickers buried in text messages fill up your Apple devices' storage. Our guide shows you how to dig them out of the Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/running-out-of-storage-clean-up-apple-messages-to-free-up-space

 

New York high school students uncovered data breach but were ignored for months

https://news.yahoo.com/york-high-school-students-uncovered-190300059.html

 

How to Embed Files and Calendar Events in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/733934/how-to-embed-files-and-calendar-events-in-google-docs/

 

How to Find the Hidden 'Orphaned' Files Eating Your Google Drive Storage

If your Google Storage space seems low, it's possible you need to clean up a few left behind files.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-the-hidden-orphaned-files-eating-your-googl-1847450805

 

Do I need these 32-bit updates listed for applications I'm running in my 64-bit edition of Windows?

https://askleo.com/do_i_need_these_32bit_updates_listed_for_applications_im_running_in_my_64bit_edition_of_windows/

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data From Public Record Websites

Don't want your information falling into the wrong hands? Learn how to delete your personal information from the web!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-delete-personal-data-public-record-websites/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Old-fashioned business travel is dead (but don't blame the pandemic)

The norms and habits around traveling for work have changed dramatically in recent years. Here's what's different now — and why.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3628235/old-fashioned-business-travel-is-dead-but-dont-blame-the-pandemic.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Microsoft retires OneDrive's Fetch Files feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/14/microsoft-retires-onedrives-fetch-files-feature/

 

How to copy and paste items with the Microsoft Office clipboard

The Office clipboard is a handy alternative to the built-in Windows clipboard when you need to copy and paste content.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-copy-and-paste-items-with-the-microsoft-office-clipboard/

 

Best malware removal software 2021

Free and paid anti-malware tools and services

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-malware-removal

 

Microsoft rolls out first updates to its Windows 11 apps

Windows Insiders in the Dev channel can now try out the first wave of updates for Microsoft's Windows 11 apps.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-rolls-out-first-updates-its-windows-11-apps

 

How to Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminder and VoIP calls Notifications in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/31107-turn-off-lock-screen-reminders-voip-calls-windows-10-a.html

 

How to remove Start menu Recommended items on Windows 11

Yes, you can prevent the Start menu on Windows 11 from showing recommended items, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-start-menu-recommended-items-windows-11/

 

Newegg Forced People to Buy Gigabyte Power Supplies With Catastrophic Failure Rates

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/325669-newegg-gigabyte-power-supplies-with-catastrophic-failure-rates

 

Microsoft Apps Feeling Like Home on Samsung’s New Foldable Devices

Samsung took the wraps off new foldables earlier today, and long-time partner Microsoft was part of the fun, as the software giant worked together with the South Koreans to make its apps part of the new-generation mobile experience.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-apps-feeling-like-home-on-samsung-s-new-foldable-devices-533746.shtml

 

Google Search rival DuckDuckGo: What to know about the private search engine

DuckDuckGo calls itself a Google Search alternative, standing between online trackers and your personal information. Here's how it works.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/google-search-rival-duckduckgo-what-to-know-about-the-private-search-engine/

 

How to determine the version of your Windows ISO file

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

 

Windows 11 Doesn't Want You Changing the Default Browser

You're in for a rough time if you don't set a new default browser

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-11-doesnt-want-you-changing-the-default-browser-5197987

 

How to clean a TV screen without damaging it

Is your TV screen showing dust, fingerprints and mystery marks? Time to clean it

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-clean-a-tv-screen-without-damaging-it

 

A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in world-first test

The user-friendly medical device can be operated at home.

https://www.engadget.com/magnetic-helmet-tumor-093523598.html

 

Update your PC! Windows users open to a scary new ransomware attack

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/printnightmare-ransomware-attack/803283/

 

Master Social Media Without Sacrificing Your Privacy

Posting on social media is all about communication, whether it's chatting among a tight circle of friends or broadcasting your views to the public. Just take care that you don't give away too much information.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/protect-your-identity-on-social-media

 

Middle East Oil Giants Grapple With Cyberattacks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/middle-east-oil-giants-grapple-230000753.html

 

Why is my Ping Time so high in Windows 11/10?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/why-is-my-ping-time-so-high-in-windows

 

Inside the New Windows 11 Store

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/insidewindows11/article/inside-the-new-windows-11-store

 

Watch Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft sending a special message to Windows Insiders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BdbuXUcjw0

 

T-Mobile is investigating a hack of 54 million people’s data — here’s what to do if you think your data was exposed

The breach included customers’ names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and driver’s license information

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t-mobile-is-looking-into-a-hack-of-100-million-customers-data-heres-what-to-do-if-you-think-that-your-data-was-leaked-11629144499?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Testing Waterfox, a Firefox alternative

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Waterfox, a fork of the Mozilla Firefox browser, is designed for greater speed and privacy, as well as compatibility with older add-ons. We consider two versions of the Waterfox browser and what they have to offer.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/237/Waterfox/(tagID)/340

 

How Do I Stop My Neighbor Using My IP Address?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbfuoNW39_o

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Pipeline Investigation Upends Idea That Bitcoin Is Untraceable

The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/technology/bitcoin-untraceable-pipeline-ransomware.html

 

There’s a hidden iPhone app that doesn’t appear on your home screen – here’s how to find it

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hidden-iphone-app-doesn-t-132842639.html

 

How to Position Images Behind or in Front of Text in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/733048/how-to-position-images-behind-or-in-front-of-text-in-google-docs/

 

How to show or hide Dim display after from Power Options in Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/show-or-hide-dim-display-after-from-power-options

 

Is Nextdoor just a surveillance tool?

https://tinyurl.com/tru82cfm

   

Get the Most Out of Gmail, Meet, and Calendar With These Expert Tips

Here are some expert productivity tips for Google apps that will help you use them more effectively.

https://www.makeuseof.com/get-most-gmail-meet-calendar-expert-tips/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How a home theater can be useful working from home

From Zoom meetings to streaming tech events, there are reasons professionals who work remotely might consider repurposing their entertainment space for business.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-a-home-theater-can-be-useful-working-from-home/

 

Phishing campaign leverages legit DocuSign email notifications

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/cloud/phishing-campaign-leverages-legit-docusign-email-notifications

 

11 Fixes to Speed Up Your Computer Before Buying a New One

https://www.maketecheasier.com/upgrades-fixes-speed-up-computer/

 

1M Stolen Credit Cards Revealed on Dark Web

A group of cybercriminals established a website that specializes in selling payment card data online, AllWorld.Cards, according to Threat Post. Threat actors leaked 1 million stolen credit cards (gathered between 2018 and 2019) to help promote their criminal operations. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/1m-stolen-credit-cards-revealed-on-dark-web-533736.shtml

 

How to use VLOOKUP in Excel

The one Excel trick you need to know is how to use VLOOKUP

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/excel-2013-vlookup

 

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3622001/how-to-protect-privacy-windows-10.html

 

Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack outs for version 21H1 and 20H2

Window 10 21H1 and 20H2 get a new Feature Experience Pack (120.2212.3920.0) with improvements for existing features, and here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/120-2212-3920-0-windows-10-feature-experience-pack/

 

Connect an old Apple display to a new Mac to give it new life

Many people still have working Apple displays from years past. Here’s a guide to making use of them again in a suddenly required home office.

https://www.macworld.com/article/233993/connect-old-apple-display-to-a-new-mac-to-give-it-new-life.html

 

Ukrainian Police Nab Six Tied to CLOP Ransomware

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/ukrainian-police-nab-six-tied-to-clop-ransomware/

 

Why Windows' Print Spooler Is Still a Problem

The utility has been at the root of several security issues

https://www.lifewire.com/why-windows-print-spooler-is-still-a-problem-5197603

 

Windows 11 Is Making It Absurdly Difficult to Change Browsers

In a page ripped right out of the '90s, Microsoft reminds us that it's still engaging in the browser wars.

https://gizmodo.com/windows-11-is-making-it-absurdly-difficult-to-change-br-1847510904

 

[Tip] New Working Method to Restore Classic Theme and UI in Firefox 91 and Later Versions

https://www.askvg.com/tip-new-working-method-to-restore-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-91-and-later-versions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

Google drops Bluetooth Titan Security Keys in favor of NFC versions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-drops-bluetooth-titan-security-keys-in-favor-of-nfc-versions/

 

How You Can Avoid Being Victimized By Ransomware

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/06/11/how-you-can-avoid-being-victimized-by-ransomware/

 

Tech tip: How to bulk delete thousands of emails all at once

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/delete-emails-in-bulk/786642/

 

So You've Been Pwned: What To Do When Your Private Data Goes Public

A little preventative action and a lot of common sense can help keep you safe and secure when your private information gets leaked in a data breach.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-could-a-data-breach-affect-me

 

UPDATE 3-U.S. telecoms agency to probe T-Mobile data breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-t-mobile-says-hackers-062918162.html

 

Your PC Won’t Support Windows 11? Maybe It’s Time to Try Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/739179/your-pc-wont-support-windows-11-maybe-its-time-to-try-linux/

 

How to install Windows 11 on Mac using Parallels Desktop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-install-windows-11-on-mac-using-parallels-desktop

 

Managing your personal social media reputation

https://tinyurl.com/5xc5rhzs

   

Is AI Dangerous? 5 Immediate Risks Of Artificial Intelligence

AI has so many benefits, but what about the immediate risks it poses to humankind?

https://www.makeuseof.com/is-ai-dangerous-5-immediate-risks-of-artificial-intelligence/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Your iPhone and the Pegasus spyware hack: What you need to know

iPhones have been compromised by the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Should you be worried? That depends on who you ask.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/your-iphone-and-the-pegasus-spyware-hack-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Reality of health care threats disconnected from cybersecurity investments

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/asset-management/reality-of-health-care-threats-disconnected-from-cybersecurity-investments

 

What Is Hardware Acceleration and Why Does It Matter

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-hardware-acceleration-and-why-it-matters/

 

New Microsoft Edge Dev Update Launches with Linux Goodies

Microsoft has recently released a new Dev update for Microsoft Edge, and this time the new build includes some changes for Linux too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-microsoft-edge-dev-update-launches-with-linux-goodies-532578.shtml

 

New iPhone with USB-C? Apple may be forced to ditch Lightning port

Future iPhones could switch from Lightning to USB-C thanks to upcoming legislation

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/new-iphone-with-usb-c-apple-may-be-forced-to-ditch-lightning-port

 

Build the ultimate bootable Windows repair drive

Load up a USB drive with the right software, and you’ll have a complete toolkit to restart, troubleshoot, and repair Windows PCs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3626363/build-the-ultimate-bootable-windows-repair-drive.html

 

How to create local account on Windows 11

Yes, you can still create a local account on Windows 11 using Settings, Command Prompt, and PowerShell – here's how

https://pureinfotech.com/create-local-account-windows-11/

 

How many monitors can I plug into my Mac, anyway?

A profusion of standards, generations, and new Apple silicon Mac external monitor limitations have made this a conundrum for many readers.

https://www.macworld.com/article/347919/how-many-monitors-can-i-plug-into-my-mac-anyway.html

 

The Life Cycle of a Breached Database

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/the-life-cycle-of-a-breached-database/

 

Microsoft Confirms Another Print Spooler Vulnerability

Spool on the roof must have a leak

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-confirms-another-print-spooler-vulnerability-5197304

 

T-Mobile Offers Free Identity Theft Protection After Hackers Steal Data on Millions of Customers

https://gizmodo.com/t-mobile-offers-free-identity-theft-protection-after-ha-1847507318

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Thunderbird 91.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-thunderbird-latest-version/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

Slilpp, the largest stolen logins market, seized by law enforcement

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/slilpp-the-largest-stolen-logins-market-seized-by-law-enforcement/

 

Ransomware Struck Another Pipeline Firm—and 70GB of Data Leaked

LineStar Integrity Services was hacked around the same time as Colonial Pipeline, but radical transparency activists have brought the attack to light.

https://www.wired.com/story/linestar-pipeline-ransomware-leak/

 

T-Mobile investigating possible data breach after customer records posted for sale

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/t-mobile-possible-data-breach/803287/

 

How to Copy Large Files From Your Phone to Your Computer

There are plenty of ways to transfer large files between Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, including AirDrop, Google Photos, Bluetooth transfer, and third-party programs.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-copy-large-files-from-your-phone-to-a-computer

 

Microsoft Invests in Rubrik, Partners to Protect Customers from Ransomware

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-invests-rubrik-partners-protect-144529864.html

 

How to Insert Data from a Picture in Microsoft Excel on Mobile

https://www.howtogeek.com/731534/how-to-insert-data-from-a-picture-in-microsoft-excel-on-mobile/

 

Browser extensions to Bypass or Automatically fill CAPTCHA

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/browser-extensions-to-bypass-or-automatically-fill-captcha

 

Cyber fraud now targeting professional channels

https://blog.avast.com/cyber-fraud-attacks-on-professional-channels-avast

 

15 Hidden Features in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 That Apple Didn’t Mention at WWDC

You've already heard about the major changes to iOS 15, but here are all the hidden changes Apple left out from WWDC.

https://www.makeuseof.com/hidden-ios-15-ipados-15-features-from-wwdc/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The best email client for Linux, Windows and macOS isn't Outlook

In businesses and homes, email is still a necessity for communication. But which email client is the best to use? You might be surprised to find out that it's not Microsoft Outlook.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-email-client-for-linux-windows-and-macos-isnt-outlook/

 

Scripps Health cyberattack, EHR downtime caused $112.7M in lost revenue, recovery

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/backup-and-recovery/scripps-health-cyberattack-ehr-downtime-caused-112-7m-in-lost-revenue-recovery

 

What Does System Restore Do in Windows?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-system-restore-can-and-cannot-do-to-your-windows-system/

 

Mozilla Thunderbird Gets Mailfence Integration for Encrypted Email

Mozilla Thunderbird remains one of the best desktop email clients available today, and starting recently, it offers one new encrypted mail service.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-thunderbird-gets-mailfence-integration-for-encrypted-email-532536.shtml

 

Microsoft Paint for Windows 11 gets a fresh new look — Here's a sneak peek

Cut the ribbon, Paint for Windows 11 gets a clean UI

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-paint-for-windows-11-gets-a-fresh-new-look-heres-a-sneak-peek

 

For Windows security, what we have is a failure to communicate

While we await the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft would better serve users by telling them about the security solutions we already have on our systems.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3627320/for-windows-security-what-we-have-is-a-failure-to-communicate.html

 

How to take screenshot with Snipping Tool on Windows 11

It's easy to take screenshots on Windows 11 using the Snipping Tool, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/take-screenshot-snipping-tool-windows-11/

 

How to check your Intel and M1 Mac’s SSD health using Terminal

Follow our step-by-step guide to get important stats on the viability of your Mac’s SSD using Terminal and smartmontools.

https://www.macworld.com/article/334283/how-to-m1-intel-mac-ssd-health-terminal-smartmontools.html

 

PlugwalkJoe Does the Perp Walk

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/plugwalkjoe-does-the-perp-walk/

 

Why Apple’s Image-Scanning Tech Isn’t at All Private

User privacy is at risk

https://www.lifewire.com/why-apples-image-scanning-tech-isnt-at-all-private-5197098

 

HBO Max Is Aware Its App Is Shit

The platform recently announced that its app will get a makeover, with a mobile relaunch scheduled for—wait for it—2022.

https://gizmodo.com/hbo-max-is-aware-its-app-is-shit-1847484833

 

[Fix] “You’ll Need the Internet for This” Error Message in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-you-will-need-the-internet-for-this-error-message-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

NSA shares guidance on securing voice, video communications

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

 

Hacker Known as Max Is a 55-Year-Old Woman, Prosecutors Say

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-09/hacker-known-as-max-is-55-year-old-woman-from-russia-u-s-says

 

Digital Life Hack: A few Wi-Fi fixes

https://www.komando.com/episode/digital-life-hack-a-few-wi-fi-fixes/802258/

 

Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

Google's free email service has come a long way since its debut. It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/gmail-tips-that-will-help-you-conquer-email

 

Virologist suggests coronavirus origin theorists are missing a cover-up that's 'staring them right in the face'

https://news.yahoo.com/virologist-suggests-coronavirus-origin-theorists-204106053.html

 

What Is a Web Crawler, and How Does It Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/731787/what-is-a-web-crawler-and-how-does-it-work/

 

How to Turn On or Off Diagnostic Data about Narrator usage in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-on-or-off-send-diagnostic-data-about-narrator-in-windows

 

Apple debuts new "child protection" features; advocates call out possible unintended risks

https://blog.avast.com/apple-child-protection-features-unintended-risks-avast

 

Google Opens Workspace to Everyone With a Google Account

Google has announced an update to Google Workspace to allow everyone with a normal Google account to use the feature.

https://blog.avast.com/apple-child-protection-features-unintended-risks-avast

 

Apple users: Get to know these Microsoft 365 solutions to improve collaboration, productivity and more

Microsoft 365 apps and services aren't just for Windows users. Apple users can wield the same potent tools using web-based interfaces and even a variety of Mac, iPad and iPhone apps. Here's how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-users-get-to-know-these-microsoft-365-solutions-to-improve-collaboration-productivity-and-more/

 

Malvertising campaign uses mobile devices as springboard to target IoT devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/iot/malvertising-campaign-uses-mobile-devices-as-springboard-to-target-iot-devices

 

7 Great-Looking Gnome Shell Themes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/8-gnome-shell-themes/

 

Google Chrome

Browse the Internet in a fast, secure, and easy way with Google's popular browser that boasts sublime integration with all other Google products

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

 

Office 365 users targeted in new phishing attack — Microsoft issues warning about crafty cybercriminals

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/office-365-users-targeted-in-new-phishing-attack-microsoft-issues-warning-about-crafty-cybercriminals

 

Getting ready for 21H2 (and maybe Windows 11)

Windows 10 21H2 will be here before you know it (as will Windows 11). So now's a good time to get a handle on how, when and whether to update.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3626393/getting-ready-for-21h2-and-maybe-windows-11.html

 

How to uninstall Windows 11 and downgrade to Windows 10

If you don't like Windows 11 or it's causing compatibility issues, errors, or other problems, you can quickly go back to Windows 10 with these instructions.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-windows-11-downgrade-windows-10/

 

How to fix macOS Accessibility permission when an app can’t be enabled

Accessibility access is often required for utilities. There’s a Terminal trick you may need to use when you can’t grant that permission 

https://www.macworld.com/article/347452/how-to-fix-macos-accessibility-permission-when-an-app-cant-be-enabled.html

 

Serial Swatter Who Caused Death Gets Five Years in Prison

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/serial-swatter-who-caused-death-gets-five-years-in-prison/

 

Why Our Biometric Data Should Be Priceless (good reason not to use biometrics)

Can’t put a price on your identity

https://www.lifewire.com/why-our-biometric-data-should-be-priceless-5196092

 

Facebook Bans Vaccine Hoax Researchers, Blames FTC

Facebook's attempt to invoke "privacy" appears entirely bogus.

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-bans-vaccine-hoax-researchers-blames-ftc-1847421955

 

[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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

South Korea's Nuclear Research agency hacked using VPN flaw

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/south-koreas-nuclear-research-agency-hacked-using-vpn-flaw/

 

ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-57394831

 

Apple scanning photos for child porn

https://www.komando.com/episode/apple-scanning-photos-for-child-porn/802187/

 

How to Manage Your Personal Finances With Microsoft’s 'Money in Excel' Feature

Here’s how to monitor your financial accounts from Microsoft's spreadsheet software with the 'Money in Excel' template.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-manage-your-personal-finances-with-microsofts-money-in-excel-feature

 

Love playing online games? Beware of these 3 ways you can get scammed

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-games-cyber-scams-malwarebytes-yahoo-subscriptions-224422440.html

 

Introducing Windows 11

A new Windows experience, bringing you closer to the people and things you love.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11?ocid=eml_sv_cons_win_eng_Win11NL08_50266_29161_2916102_en-us_MD1&zuid=10AA548B059CBEFC6364E4296808B9CF78

 

Learn the Internet of Things with “IoT for Beginners” and Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/learn-the-internet-of-things-with-iot-for-beginners-and-raspberry-pi/

 

Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2998898/best-home-security-camera.html

 

Smartphone-based two-factor authentication

Double Your Security

Protect your system from unwanted visitors with two-factor authentication.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/244/2FA/(tagID)/154

 

Should I Use RAID for Backup?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOXS5BaTckk

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T-Mobile says at least 47M current and former customers affected by hack

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/18/t-mobile-says-at-least-47m-current-and-former-customers-affected-by-data-breach/

 

Windows 11: The Best Windows Ever for Gaming

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/24/windows-11-the-best-windows-ever-for-gaming/?ocid=eml_sv_cons_win_eng_Win11NL08_50266_29161_2916102_en-us_MD3&zuid=10AA548B059CBEFC6364E4296808B9CF78

 

T-Mobile confirms data breach, says it's investigating scope

https://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-confirms-data-breach-202204475.html

 

What Is Network Congestion, and How Can You Work Around It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/732892/what-is-network-congestion-and-how-can-you-work-around-it/

 

Check These Settings Before You Lose Your iPhone so You Can Find It Later

Lost your iPhone? There are a few ways to help find it.

https://lifehacker.com/check-these-settings-before-you-lose-your-iphone-so-you-1847447798

 

How To Use Microsoft Word for Transcriptions

A useful feature in an unexpected location.

https://askleo.com/microsoft-word-for-transcriptions/

 

What to do when your laptop is stolen (and how to prepare for it)

If your laptop is stolen, you'll need to act fast to keep your personal data secure—and actions you take before the hijacking can be crucial.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624611/what-to-do-when-your-laptop-is-stolen-and-how-to-prepare-for-it.html

 

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/

 

WiFi Extender vs WiFi Repeater – Which one is better?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wifi-extender-vs-wifi-repeater

 

6 Best Tips to Protect Your Gmail Account Security

https://www.maketecheasier.com/important-gmail-security-tips/

 

The State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity

Two years after a damning cybersecurity report, auditors find little has improved.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/08/the-state-department-and-3-other-us-agencies-earn-a-d-for-cybersecurity/

 

NortonLifeLock, Avast confirm multi-billion merger to form new antivirus giant

NortonLifeLock is buying Avast for more than $8bn

https://www.techradar.com/news/nortonlifelock-avast-confirm-multi-billion-merger-to-form-new-antivirus-giant

 

How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/149978-how-enable-disable-tab-groups-google-chrome.html

 

Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats

In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/omdia/biden-administration-responds-to-geopolitical-cyber-threats/a/d-id/1341566

 

Microsoft put more thought into the Windows 11 bloom background than you think

The Windows 11 default background is made to represent adaptability and expansion.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-put-more-thought-windows-11-bloom-background-you-think

 

New ASUS BIOS updates enable TPM 2.0 support for Windows 11

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-asus-bios-updates-enable-tpm-20-support-for-windows-11/

 

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/

 

Oracle VM VirtualBox

A family of powerful x86 virtualization products developed and maintained by Oracle

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Emulators/Oracle-VM-VirtualBox-23194.shtml

 

T-Mobile investigating claims that 100 million of its customers were hacked

https://www.scmagazine.com/news/cybercrime/t-mobile-investigating-claims-that-100-million-of-its-customers-were-hacked

 

Laggy performance in macOS Big Sur’s Finder? Try closing tabs

While there’s no consistent pattern, a tabbed window may bog down normal Finder functions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342728/macos-big-sur-finder-laggy-try-closing-tabs.html

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 11

Windows 11 now includes support for DNS over HTTPS to improve your online privacy, and here's how to configure the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dns-over-https-windows-11/

 

Facebook got hacked? Here's how to get help

https://www.komando.com/episode/facebook-got-hacked-heres-how-to-get-help/801894/

 

How to Use Microsoft Office for Free on the Web

If you don't need the full might of the desktop version of Microsoft Office, try the free online version instead. Here's how to access Office on the web.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-microsoft-office-for-free-on-the-web

 

Spyware infects iPhones, says report – How to keep it off

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spyware-infects-iphones-says-report-113007521.html

 

How to Wirelessly Transfer Files from Windows to Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/707171/how-to-wirelessly-transfer-files-from-windows-to-android/

 

Don’t Panic, Your WhatsApp (Probably) Wasn't Hacked

Unexpectedly logged out of the WhatsApp Android app? You're not alone.

https://lifehacker.com/don-t-panic-your-whatsapp-probably-wasnt-hacked-1847448917

 

“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/

 

The PrintNightmare exploit is so scary, even Windows 7 got an emergency fix (but it's imperfect)

Download it NOW.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624023/the-printnightmare-exploit-is-so-scary-even-windows-7-got-an-emergency-fix-but-its-incomplete.html

 

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/

 

How to hide the Borders of Tables in OneNote

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-hide-the-borders-of-tables-in-onenote

 

How to Access Linux Ext4 Partition from Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-linux-ext4-partition-from-windows/

 

Apple begins selling Touch ID-equipped Magic Keyboard, new Mac Pro GPUs

The Mac Pro gets Radeon Pro W6800X and W6900X MPX modules.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/apple-begins-selling-touch-id-equipped-magic-keyboard-new-mac-pro-gpus/

 

The Internet is more fragile than you think

Huawei's chief digital officer on the future of the internet

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-internet-is-more-fragile-than-you-think

 

How to Add or Remove "Dim display after" from Power Options in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/108132-add-remove-dim-display-after-power-options-windows.html

 

Law Firm for Ford, Pfizer, Exxon Discloses Ransomware Attack

Campbell Conroy & O'Neil reports the attack affected personal data including Social Security numbers, passport numbers, and payment card data for some individuals.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/law-firm-for-ford-pfizer-exxon-discloses-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1341556

 

Windows 11 rounded corners and design effects won't slow down your PC

Microsoft explains how rounded corners and the Mica effect won't bog down PCs running Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-rounded-corners-and-design-effects-wont-slow-down-your-pc

 

Synology warns of malware infecting NAS devices with ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/synology-warns-of-malware-infecting-nas-devices-with-ransomware/

 

How to hide Recommended items in Windows 11's Start Menu

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/08/16/how-to-hide-recommended-items-in-windows-11s-start-menu/

 

Vivaldi

Explore unlimited customization options and a new to go about your daily work on the Internet with the help of Vivaldi, the next-generation web browser for power users

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

 

Two ransomware gangs, Vice Society and Magniber, said to launch attacks via PrintNightmare

https://www.scmagazine.com/news/ransomware/two-ransomware-gangs-vice-society-and-magniber-said-to-launch-attacks-via-printnightmare

 

Take control of Time Machine backups with the TimeMachineEditor utility

Use a third-party utility to set a schedule and other controls.

https://www.macworld.com/article/344482/take-control-of-time-machine-backups-with-the-timemachineeditor-utility.html

 

How to disable startup sound on Windows 11

Yes, you can disable the new startup sound on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-startup-sound-windows-11/

 

Microdrones: The next big privacy invasion

https://www.komando.com/episode/microdrones-the-next-big-privacy-invasion/801850/

 

How to Revive Windows 10 With a Recovery Drive

A recovery drive stores a copy of your Windows 10 environment on an external source, like a DVD or USB drive. Here's how to create one before your PC goes kaput.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/revive-windows-10-with-a-recovery-drive

 

Someone Came to Rescue These Ransomware Victims—but Who?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/someone-came-rescue-ransomware-victims-225055805.html

 

How to Highlight Blanks or Errors in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/733093/how-to-highlight-blanks-or-errors-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Extend Your 'Undo Send' Window in Gmail, We Beg of You

Gmail gives you up to 30 seconds to change your mind about a sent message.

https://lifehacker.com/extend-your-undo-send-window-in-gmail-we-beg-of-you-1847430661

 

When is Windows Support Ending?

Know how long you have.

https://askleo.com/windows-support-ending/

 

Mandatory Microsoft accounts for Windows 11 Home might be a good thing

Microsoft wants to save you from yourself.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623827/mandatory-microsoft-accounts-for-windows-11-home-might-be-a-good-thing.html

 

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/

 

Norton and Avast complete massive merger

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/norton-and-avast-complete-massive-merger-106103/

 

How to Delete Files from Your Mac that Won’t Delete

https://www.maketecheasier.com/delete-files-mac-that-wont-delete/

 

Google will kill off very old versions of Android next month

Google's tighter login security means Android 2.3.7 and lower will lose functionality.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/google-will-kill-off-very-old-versions-of-android-next-month/

 

Is Pinnacle Studio 25 ready to take on Adobe and Apple?

Has Adobe Premiere Pro found a worthy rival?

https://www.techradar.com/news/is-pinnacle-studio-25-ready-to-take-on-adobe-and-apple

 

How to Check if Disk is MBR or GPT in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84888-check-if-disk-mbr-gpt-windows.html

 

US Accuses China of Using Criminal Hackers in Cyber Espionage Operations

DOJ indicts four Chinese individuals for alleged role in attacks targeting intellectual property, trade secrets belonging to defense contractors, maritime companies, aircraft service firms, and others.

https://www.darkreading.com/informationweek-home/us-accuses-china-of-using-criminal-hackers-in-cyber-espionage-operations-/d/d-id/1341552

 

Best cheap Windows 10 tablets 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-windows-10-tablets

 

Windows 11 is coming soon, but users want these features back

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-is-coming-soon-but-users-want-these-features-back/

 

Log all DNS activity on your Windows PCs with DNSLookupView

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/08/12/log-all-dns-activity-on-your-windows-pcs-with-dnslookupview/

 

Thunderbird

The Thunderbird project provides a total redesign of the Mozilla e-mail component

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Email/Mozilla-Thunderbird-Stable-63070.shtml

 

What to do when the public thinks you were breached, but you weren’t

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/breach/what-to-do-when-the-public-thinks-you-were-breached-but-you-werent

 

How to reveal hidden files in macOS (and hide visible ones)

A few techniques let you see files marked as hidden, whether intentionally or otherwise, and reverse their status.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342749/how-to-reveal-hidden-files-in-macos-and-hide-visible-ones.html

 

Perform clean install of Windows 11 in six different ways

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

https://pureinfotech.com/clean-install-windows-11/

 

Taxing cryptocurrency transactions

https://www.komando.com/episode/taxing-cryptocurrency-transactions/801722/

 

Viruses, Malware, or Spyware: What's More Dangerous?

Your antivirus protects you from more than just viruses. Here's everything you need to know about the spyware, Trojans, ransomware, scareware, and other threats your security software should detect and neutralize.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/viruses-spyware-and-malware-whats-the-difference

 

Why the US can’t just beam internet into authoritarian states like Cuba

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/5ee0540c-b586-3c96-9dd4-4385f5605580/why-the-us-can%E2%80%99t-just-beam.html

 

What’s New in Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma”

https://www.howtogeek.com/738172/whats-new-in-linux-mint-202-uma/

 

Windows 365 Doesn't Make Much Sense

Curious about the new Streaming Windows service from Microsoft? You could probably use a cheaper alternative.

https://lifehacker.com/windows-365-doesnt-make-much-sense-1847420584

 

What if I Forget My Passwords If I Use Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor feels like it’s more complicated. But is it?

https://askleo.com/what-if-i-forget-my-passwords-if-i-use-two-factor-authentication/

 

5 easy tasks that supercharge your security

Protect your PC and your online accounts with these easy, must-do tasks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605104/5-easy-tasks-that-supercharge-your-security.html

 

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/

 

ASUS releases BIOS update to enable TPM 2.0 support for Windows 11

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/asus-releases-bios-update-to-enable-tpm-2-0-support-for-windows-11-106095/

 

Camera Not Working or Available on Mac? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/no-camera-available-mac-os-x/

 

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

AT&T owns 70% of DirecTV spinoff but won't be managing it anymore.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/08/att-completes-directv-spinoff-after-6-years-of-utter-failure-and-ineptitude/

 

Everyone's favorite Microsoft Teams feature is finally coming to the web app

Background blurring in Microsoft Teams is nearly here for everyone

https://www.techradar.com/news/everyones-favorite-microsoft-teams-feature-is-coming-to-the-web-app

 

How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-boot-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-a.html

 

Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments

While attackers in protected jurisdictions continue to get massive sums for continuing to breach organizations, the ransomware threat will only continue to grow.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/recent-attacks-lead-to-renewed-calls-for-banning-ransom-payments/d/d-id/1341548

 

Microsoft finally puts an end to Windows 10 PrintNightmare vulnerability

To address security concerns, Windows will now require users to have administrative privileges to install printer drivers with Point and Print.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-finally-puts-end-printnightmare-vulnerability

 

Apple fixes bug that breaks iPhone WiFi when joining rogue hotspots

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/apple-fixes-bug-that-breaks-iphone-wifi-when-joining-rogue-hotspots/

 

Microsoft suggests once again to disable the Print Spooler to protect against new 0-day vulnerability

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/08/15/microsoft-suggests-once-again-to-disable-the-print-spooler-to-protect-against-new-0-day-vulnerability/

 

Wireshark

The world's most popular network protocol analyzer software for Linux, BSD and Solaris

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Ethereal-1961.shtml

 

Kaseya denies paying ransom as reports of NDAs surface

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/ransomware/kaseya-denies-paying-ransom-as-reports-of-ndas-surface

 

Save Mac storage space by cleaning out abandoned log files

Not everyone loves log, log, log.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342559/save-mac-storage-space-by-cleaning-out-abandoned-log-files.html

 

How to change Start menu and Taskbar color on Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you change the color of the Start menu and Taskbar to anything you want, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-start-menu-taskbar-color-windows-11/

 

Printer hack: Use one of these fonts to save ink and money

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/money-saving-printer-hack/802038/

 

Ditch the Paper and Pens: How to Use OneNote to Take Notes for School

Tired of writing class notes by hand? Digital note-taking offers many practical advantages. We show you how to use Microsoft OneNote to format, organize, and preserve your class notes.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-onenote-to-take-notes-for-school

 

The 10 Best Places to Recycle Old Electronics

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/10-best-places-recycle-old-183816869.html

 

Study Finds 100% of Commercial Apps Contain Security Flaws

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/study-finds-100-of-commercial-apps-contain-security-flaws-87226.html

 

Big Tech call center workers face pressure to accept home surveillance

Workers at one of the world’s largest call center companies said additional monitoring would violate the privacy of their families in their homes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/big-tech-call-center-workers-face-pressure-accept-home-surveillance-n1276227

 

New Raspberry Pi 400 layouts

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-raspberry-pi-400-layouts/

 

Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or in front of your TV, and a good one will knock your socks off.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3197573/best-soundbars.html

 

Perform basic system checks with checksecurity

Health Check

Linux offers users a wide range of options for system configuration. With the help of the checksecurity tool collection, you can automatically monitor basic system settings.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/244/checksecurity/(tagID)/154

 

Did Microsoft Lie?

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

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Inside Windows 11

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/insidewindows11?ocid=eml_sv_cons_win_eng_win11nl08_50266_29161_2916102_en-us_her&zuid=10aa548b059cbefc6364e4296808b9cf78

 

[PRIVACY] Are You Sharing, or Over-Sharing?

https://askbobrankin.com/privacy_are_you_sharing_or_oversharing.html

 

Microsoft suggests once again to disable the Print Spooler to protect against new 0-day vulnerability

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/08/15/microsoft-suggests-once-again-to-disable-the-print-spooler-to-protect-against-new-0-day-vulnerability/

 

John Oliver urges you to take ransomware seriously with 1 terrifying example

https://news.yahoo.com/john-oliver-urges-ransomware-seriously-112157328.html

 

How to Use Your iPhone or iPad as a Wireless Mouse or Keyboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/732974/how-to-use-your-iphone-or-ipad-as-a-wireless-mouse-or-keyboard/

 

Trusted platform module security defeated in 30 minutes, no soldering required

Sometimes, locking down a laptop with the latest defenses isn't enough.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/how-to-go-from-stolen-pc-to-network-intrusion-in-30-minutes/

 

DSLRs vs. Smartphone Cameras, Compared: The Pros and Cons

Smartphone cameras have gotten quite good. Is it still worth getting a DSLR? Here are the pros and cons of each.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dslr-vs-smartphone-cameras-comparison/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What is Bluetooth and How does it work? What is the difference between WiFi Direct and Bluetooth?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-bluetooth

 

6 Disposable and hrowaway Email Providers You Can Try

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disposable-throwaway-email-providers/

 

Why Windows 11 is leaving so many PCs behind (it's not just TPM)

More subtle security improvements may be forcing their way into the limelight.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623713/why-windows-11-is-leaving-so-many-pcs-behind.html

 

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/

 

DJI Mini SE finally lands in the US, but beginners should still get the DJI Mini 2

The Mini 2 is still well worth its premium

https://www.techradar.com/news/dji-mini-se-finally-lands-in-the-us-but-beginners-should-still-get-the-dji-mini-2

 

How to disable auto-tagging for pictures in Microsoft OneDrive

If you don't want OneDrive to look at your pictures to add tags, you can use these steps to disable the feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-auto-tagging-pictures-microsoft-onedrive

 

How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Optimizations for Apps and Games in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104080-enable-disable-fullscreen-optimizations-windows-10-a.html

 

How to create bootable Windows 11 USB install media

Here's the process to create a bootable USB drive to perform a clean install of Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-bootable-windows-11-usb-install-media/

 

DuckDuckGo Readies Feature To Strip Trackers From Email

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/duckduckgo-readies-feature-to-strip-trackers-from-email-87210.html

 

GParted LiveCD

A Live CD Linux distribution built around the GParted hard/solid disk drive partitioning software

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/GParted-LiveCD-8864.shtml

 

Twitter reveals surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twitter-reveals-surprisingly-low-two-factor-auth-2fa-adoption-rate/

 

How to use System Restore in Windows 10

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-use-system-restore-in-windows-10

 

The ultimate Mac repair guide: Get your Mac powered on and starting up

Troubleshooting tips for when your Mac won't work.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342272/the-ultimate-mac-repair-guide-get-your-mac-powered-on-and-starting-up.html

 

Massive MacBook Pro OLED display upgrade from Apple expected in 2022

https://bgr.com/tech/big-macbook-pro-oled-display-upgrade-expected-next-year/

 

4 Future Integrated Circuit Threats to Watch

Threats to the supply chains for ICs and other computer components are poised to wreak even more havoc on organizations.

https://www.darkreading.com/physical-security/4-future-integrated-circuit-threats-to-watch/a/d-id/1341487

 

Listen up! Starting a podcast? 4 tips that could make or break it

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/tips-for-starting-a-podcast/801298/

 

How to Access a PC From Your iPhone or Android Device

With the Remote Desktop app for iOS, iPadOS, and Android, you can connect to and control a remote Windows computer to work with your files and applications.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/access-a-pc-from-your-iphone-or-android-device

 

T-Mobile confirms data breach that might affect 100 million users

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-investigating-alleged-data-180727680.html

 

FYI: Windows 11 Home Will Require a Microsoft Account For Initial Setup

https://www.howtogeek.com/739837/fyi-windows-11-home-will-require-a-microsoft-account-for-initial-setup/

 

New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Adventurous users can try the new implementation now by adding a registry key.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/wireguard-goes-fully-windows-native-with-experimental-wireguardnt-driver/

 

Why Can’t We Custom Build Our Smartphones Like a PC?

Your PC is easily customizable, built out of modular parts. Why aren't smartphones built in the same way?

https://www.makeuseof.com/why-cant-we-custom-build-our-smartphones-like-a-pc/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

DuckDuckGo Email Protection service to help get rid of trackers

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/duckduckgo-email-protection-service-106060/

 

How to Install Microsoft Edge on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-microsoft-edge-linux/

 

Stop! Why you shouldn't panic-buy a TPM for Windows 11

Don't let scalpers prey on you, especially while so much remains up in the air.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623812/do-not-buy-a-tpm-for-windows-11-yet.html

 

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/

 

One of the best Microsoft Edge features is now even more useful

Microsoft Edge sleeping tabs feature is getting an upgrade

https://www.techradar.com/news/one-of-the-best-microsoft-edge-features-is-now-even-more-useful

 

Mozilla Firefox 91 brings support for Windows single sign-on

Firefox 91 should feel faster, and it speeds up the process for signing into Microsoft accounts online.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mozilla-firefox-91-brings-support-windows-single-sign

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Virtualization-based Security for Memory Integrity in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable Super Duper Secure Mode on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is working on a new feature to make Edge even a more secure experience, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-super-duper-secure-mode-microsoft-edge/

 

US, NATO Accuse China of Massive Microsoft Hack

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/us-nato-accuse-china-of-massive-microsoft-hack-87208.html

 

ThisIsWin11

A software utility meant to help you get a quick overview of the latest Windows 11 and its features with a feature demonstration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/ThisIsWin11.shtml

 

New PetitPotam attack allows take over of Windows domains

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-petitpotam-attack-allows-take-over-of-windows-domains/

 

Apple: It takes 30 child abuse images to trigger a warning

Apple adds details to its iPhone photo scanning policy as privacy concerns grow

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-clarifies-its-photo-scanning-policy-in-response-to-backlash

 

Mini-LED is nice but Center Stage is the iPad Pro feature the Mac needs

Apple needs to bring Center Stage to the Mac ASAP.

https://www.macworld.com/article/352572/ipad-pro-center-stage-mac-ultra-wide-camera-apple-tv-camera-accessory.html

 

Nearly half of iPhone owners plan to upgrade to an iPhone 13 this fall

https://bgr.com/tech/nearly-half-of-iphone-owners-plan-to-upgrade-to-an-iphone-13-this-fall/

 

Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE

At least two government-backed actors -- including one Russian group -- used the now-patched flaws in separate campaigns, Google says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/attackers-exploited-4-zero-day-flaws-in-chrome-safari-and-ie/d/d-id/1341542

 

Have an iPhone and want to save money? Turn this feature off

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/disable-wifi-assist-ios/801619/

 

How to Turn Off Location Services and Stop Your iPhone Apps From Tracking You

Customizing location settings to protect your privacy can be confusing and complicated for the average user. Here's how to control what Apple and app makers know about your whereabouts.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-location-services-on-ios-devices

 

Gigabyte Will Replace 'Exploding' PSUs, Takes Shot At Media On The Way Out

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gigabyte-replace-exploding-psus-takes-233000464.html

 

What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?

https://www.howtogeek.com/728147/what-happens-to-your-online-accounts-when-you-die/

 

Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google

Zoom users to get $15 or $25 each in proposed settlement of class-action lawsuit.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/zoom-to-pay-85m-for-lying-about-encryption-and-sending-data-to-facebook-and-google/

 

What Are the New US Antitrust Laws and How Will They Take Down Big Tech?

US lawmakers have Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon firmly in their sights.

https://www.makeuseof.com/us-antitrust-bills-target-big-tech/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

DevilsTongue malware used Browser and Windows exploits to infect computers

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/devilstongue-malware-infected-some-windows-machines-106046/

 

How to Fix a Touchpad Not Working in Linux

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

 

Aomei Backupper 6 review: An easy, near all-in-one backup solution

With powerful new sync and boot options, the only thing missing from version 6 of Backupper is online options, and snag-free performance.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623011/aomei-backupper-6-review.html

 

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/

 

Windows 10 update toughens security around Point and Print

It can still be overridden by a registry tweak

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-toughens-security-around-point-and-print

 

Norton and Avast announce massive merger worth over $8 billion

A massive merger between Norton and Avast will combine the antivirus software makers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/norton-and-avast-merge-deal-worth-over-8-billion

 

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

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

 

When Is the Right Time To Buy vs. Lease an Electric Vehicle?

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/when-is-the-right-time-to-buy-vs-lease-an-electric-vehicle-87221.html

 

MicSwitch

Create a system-wide hotkey for muting/unmuting your microphone, and monitor its status via an overlay, with this handy open-source applicaton

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/MicSwitch.shtml

 

Windows 10 July security updates break printing on some systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-july-security-updates-break-printing-on-some-systems/

 

Are torrents actually dangerous?

Torrents are widely thought to be risky – but how dangerous are they really?

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/are-torrents-actually-dangerous

 

Apple has a new online storefront and there’s a lot to see

Apple returns the 'Store' tab after six years.

https://www.macworld.com/article/352583/apple-online-store-redesign-cards-tab-products.html

 

Windows 11: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s next OS

https://bgr.com/tech/microsoft-windows-11-news/

 

IoT-Specific Malware Infections Jumped 700% Amid Pandemic

Gafgyt and Mirai malware represented majority of IoT malware, new data from Zscaler shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/iot-specific-malware-infections-jumped-700--amid-pandemic/d/d-id/1341537

 

Before you fill out a CAPTCHA form on a website, know a scammer could be behind it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/captcha-phishing-scams/801999/

 

What to Do When Your External Hard Drive Won't Show Up

External hard drives back up your most important files, but what happens when they malfunction? Here's what to do if your device is not detected in Windows and Mac.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-to-do-when-an-external-hard-drive-wont-show-up

 

True Wireless Earphones | Sound Better Than AirPods

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-true-wireless-earphones-2020-100001929.html

 

Here’s How Windows 11’s New Start Menu Works Differently

https://www.howtogeek.com/738993/heres-how-windows-11s-new-start-menu-works-differently/

 

YouTube’s “Premium Lite” trial offers ad-free YouTube for €7 a month

YouTube unbundles music features from the Premium plan in Europe.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/youtubes-premium-lite-trial-offers-ad-free-youtube-for-7-a-month/

 

6 One-Person Blogs for Smart Articles Worth Reading for the Curious Mind

tay curious with these excellent one-person blogs that will make you keep coming back for more.

https://www.makeuseof.com/one-person-blogs-for-smart-articles-worth-reading/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 365 Cloud PC details announced

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-365-cloud-pc-details-announced-106005/

 

How to Move Your Photos from Google to Amazon Photos

https://www.maketecheasier.com/move-photos-from-google-amazon-photos/

 

Can't buy a GPU? 3 alternative upgrades to make your gaming PC kick butt

Even without a new graphics card, you can still tangibly enhance the time spent at your keyboard.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3627256/cant-buy-a-gpu-3-alternative-upgrades-to-make-your-gaming-pc-kick-butt.html

 

Your iPhone and the Pegasus spyware hack: What you need to know

iPhones have been compromised by the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Should you be worried? That depends on who you ask.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/your-iphone-and-the-pegasus-spyware-hack-what-you-need-to-know/

 

How to take a screenshot in Windows 11

Take photos of Notepad in style

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-take-a-screenshot-in-windows-11

 

Next-gen 'HD' haptic trackpads are coming to Windows in 2022 thanks to Boréas and Cirque

Two companies are teaming up to bring haptic-based piezo trackpads to Windows PCs. Here's why it's a big deal and what it means.

https://www.windowscentral.com/haptic-trackpads-windows-boreas-and-cirque

 

How to Enable or Disable SuperFetch in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99821-enable-disable-superfetch-windows.html

 

Windows 11: hardware requirements and compatibility explained

VIDEO: Windows 11 has new system requirements, and here's how to check if your device will be compatible.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-hardware-requirements-compatibility-explained-video/

 

Chromebook Shipments Jump 75% YoY in Q2

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/chromebook-shipments-jump-75-yoy-in-q2-87222.html

 

Should Windows 11 Notifications Be Moved to the Top Right Corner?

Windows 11 introduces lots of changes, including a new Start menu and centered icons on the taskbar, but what it doesn’t change is the notification system bundled with the OS.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/should-windows-11-notifications-be-moved-to-the-top-right-corner-533483.shtml

 

Fake Windows 11 installers now used to infect you with malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-windows-11-installers-now-used-to-infect-you-with-malware/

 

How to access your router's settings

How to access your router's settings to change your Wi-Fi password and more

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-access-your-routers-settings

 

Apple patches critical security flaw with macOS Big Sur 11.5.1

It could be related to the Pegasus spyware on iPhones.

https://www.macworld.com/article/351641/macos-big-sur-11-5-1-security-updates-pegasus-spyware.html

 

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple’s next watch

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-watch-series-7-news/

 

How Are Cyber Insurance Companies Assessing Ransomware Risk?

From limiting claims payments to tying payments to policyholders' actions, the cyber insurance industry is in "a very dynamic place right now," says Corvus Insurance CEO Phil Edmundson.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge-articles/how-are-cyber-insurance-companies-assessing-ransomware-risk-

 

Google or Gmail storage full? Easy ways to quickly free up space

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/ways-to-quickly-free-up-space/802021/

 

Lab-Tested Reviews

Each year, the experts at PCMag test and rate thousands of technology products to help you decide what to buy. Standardized, repeatable testing is the foundation of our work. See the latest reviews in our top categories...

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews

 

Computing Power on a Budget — Here Are the Best Desktop Computers Under $500

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/computing-power-budget-best-desktop-130043255.html

 

Geekly Update - 11 August 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_11_august_2021.html

 

Google is planning a new Silicon Valley campus with hardware hub, plans show

  - Google is planning another new Silicon Valley campus dubbed “Midpoint.”

  - The five-building office campus will sit adjacent to a large new center for Google’s hardware business, according to preliminary plans.

  - One large building in particular is getting an overhaul. 20% of that building is designated for office space and 80% for manufacturing (presumably prototype devices), storage, distribution, and other purposes, according to plans. The company began planning the site in 2018.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/google-planning-silicon-valley-campus-hardware-lab.html

 

Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

Facebook began testing the feature in the U.S. in December as part of an ongoing effort to support faith communities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/praise-doubts-facebook-rolls-prayer-tool-rcna1628

 

I review more than 100 laptops every year, but this is the $250 laptop I personally own

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/i-review-more-than-100-laptops-every-year-but-this-is-the-250-laptop-i-personally-own-01629033541?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

A new Senate bill would totally upend Apple and Google’s app store dominance

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/12/open-app-markets-act-app-stores-apple-google/

 

Democrats Are Already Bungling New Call For Laws To Protect Kids From Loot Boxes

Epic, Disney, and Microsoft are mentioned in a push to adopt UK data privacy laws

https://kotaku.com/democrats-are-already-bungling-new-call-for-laws-to-pro-1847457366

 

What Are These Access Attempts In My Router Log?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuM_o9iR66A

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Microsoft fixes Print Spooler bugs with August Patch Tuesday rollout

The fix, though, means that only administrators will be able to install print drivers on Windows PCs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-fixes-print-spooler-bugs-with-august-patch-tuesday-rollout/

 

Windows 10 PrintNightmare isn't over after all, and ransomware attackers are taking note

Despite Microsoft's efforts, PrintNightmare continues to be an issue for Windows 10 PCs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-printnightmare-isnt-over-after-all-and-ransomware-attackers-are-taking-note

 

How to Avoid Getting Caught by the Android 'FlyTrap' Malware

FlyTrap has compromised over 10,000 users worldwide, and it’s spreading fast.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-avoid-getting-caught-in-androids-flytrap-malware-1847460847

 

6 vulnerabilities Microsoft hasn't patched (or can't)

Your IT and security admins need to be aware of these unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities so that they can mitigate them in other ways.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3627403/6-vulnerabilities-microsoft-hasnt-patched-or-cant.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Have you searched yourself online lately? Your identity could be at risk

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/digital-footprint-online-identity-theft-yahoo-protect-yahoo-subscriptions-211306482.html

 

DDR5 RAM: How Much Faster Is It, and What Else Is New?

https://www.howtogeek.com/734240/ddr5-ram-how-much-faster-is-it-and-what-else-is-new/

 

Tired of Paying for TV? Try These Free TV Options

https://askbobrankin.com/tired_of_paying_for_tv_try_these_free_tv_options.html

 

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors review: All your Microsoft Office editing needs in one app

This open-source Office alternative allows you to work with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations side by side.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628184/onlyoffice-desktop-editors-review.html

 

Is it possible to use exotic characters to make passwords stronger?

https://askleo.com/is_it_possible_to_use_exotic_characters_to_make_passwords_stronger/

 

Vaccine passports have to be consistent so that all countries can recognize them, expert says

This might create problems for those from poorer countries. Their countries may not have the resources to create vaccine passports that are readable everywhere.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/vaccine-passports-have-to-be-consistent-so-that-all-countries-can-recognize-them-expert-says/

 

Amazon says it will now compensate consumers for defective products sold on its marketplace

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/10/amazon-says-it-will-now-compensate-consumers-for-defective-products-sold-on-its-marketplace/

 

Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

CEOs want workers back at their desks. Employees and the virus have other plans.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/vaccines-reopenings-and-worker-revolts-big-techs-contentious-return-to-the-office/

 

How to download YouTube videos for free to watch offline

Watch downloaded YouTube videos when you want

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/download-youtube-videos

 

How to lock or unlock meetings in Microsoft Teams

You can now lock meetings in Microsoft Teams, and in this guide, we'll show you how to complete this task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-lock-or-unlock-meetings-microsoft-teams

 

Windows 11 Won’t Be a Forced Upgrade for Windows 10 Users

Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 11 would be offered as a free upgrade for certain eligible Windows 10 devices, and now the company has returned with additional information on how this release is supposed to take place.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-won-t-be-a-forced-upgrade-for-windows-10-users-533476.shtml

 

Windows 11 Home: hands-on video with new clean install process

This is how the clean installation process of Windows 11 Home looks like.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-home-new-clean-install-process-video/

 

Google Quietly Activates New Web Performance Metrics

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/google-quietly-activates-new-web-performance-metrics-87204.html

 

Apple watchOS 8: Everything to know about the next Apple Watch OS

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-watchos-8-news/

 

MacOS malware steals Telegram accounts, Google Chrome data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/macos-malware-steals-telegram-accounts-google-chrome-data/

 

Your Jailbroken iPhone Is a Threat to Your Company, Says Microsoft

An update to Windows Defender for Endpoint will mark them as "High" severity and block them from the network.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-blocks-jailbroken-iphone-company-networks/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How Apple can clean up the mess that is Safari in iOS 15

Safari's new UI needs more than a quick fix.

https://www.macworld.com/article/351604/ios-15-safari-criticism-redesign-toolbar-tab-bar-groups-reload-labels.html

 

Is OpenVPN still fit for purpose?

OpenVPN is a trusted and widely used protocol, but is it outdated?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/is-openvpn-still-fit-for-purpose

 

Google to Bring HTTPS-First Mode to Chrome Browser

Beginning in M94, Chrome will offer HTTPS-First Mode, which will attempt to upgrade all page loads to HTTPS.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/google-to-bring-https-first-mode-to-chrome-browser/d/d-id/1341532

 

Computer running hot? How to quickly find out what’s causing it

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/fixes-for-computer-running-hot/802028/

 

Apple Starts Selling New iMac Accessories Separately

Get the latest Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, and Mouse without buying a new iMac 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-starts-selling-new-imac-accessories-separately

 

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

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

 

How to See What CPU Is in Your Chromebook (and How Fast It Is)

https://www.howtogeek.com/703805/how-to-see-what-cpu-is-in-your-chromebook-and-how-fast-it-is/

 

[HOWTO] Extend Your Laptop Battery Power

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_extend_your_laptop_battery_power.html

 

Seagate Firecuda 530 review: It's very, very fast

Seagate's latest top-tier NVMe SSD broke all speed records on both PCIe 3 and PCIe 4.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3627495/seagate-firecuda-530-review.html

 

Do Apple Computers get malware?

https://askleo.com/do_apple_computers_get_malware/

 

How to copy and paste items with the Microsoft Office clipboard

The Office clipboard is a handy alternative to the built-in Windows clipboard when you need to copy and paste content.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-copy-and-paste-items-with-the-microsoft-office-clipboard/

 

Facebook is bringing end-to-end encryption to Messenger calls and Instagram DMs

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/13/facebook-brings-end-to-end-encryption-to-messenger-calls-and-instagram-dms/

 

With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware

With a valid TLS certificate, faux Bravė.com could fool even security-savvy people.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/with-help-from-google-impersonated-brave-com-website-pushes-malware/

 

How to setup your own NAS server

OpenMediaVault helps you DIY your way to a robust, secure, and extensive NAS device

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-setup-your-own-nas-server

 

Microsoft finally puts an end to Windows 10 PrintNightmare vulnerability

To address security concerns, Windows will now require users to have administrative privileges to install printer drivers with Point and Print.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-finally-puts-end-printnightmare-vulnerability

 

Microsoft Block the Windows 10 Start Menu Hack in Windows 11

Microsoft no longer allows users to restore the Windows 10 Start menu in Windows 11, as the latest preview build blocks a registry hack that many turned to lately.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-block-the-windows-10-start-menu-hack-in-windows-11-533482.shtml

 

Windows 11: hands-on video with upgrade process from Windows 7

The Media Creation Tool makes it possible to upgrade a Windows 7 PC to Windows 11 easily. Here's an early look at the upgrade process.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-upgrade-windows-7-video/

 

Cybercriminals Employing Specialists To Maximize Ill-Gotten Gains

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/cybercriminals-employing-specialists-to-maximize-ill-gotten-gains-87200.html

 

Windows 11 upgrades are about to get less confusing

https://bgr.com/tech/windows-11-upgrades-are-about-to-get-less-confusing/

 

The Week in Ransomware - July 23rd 2021 - Kaseya decrypted

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-july-23rd-2021-kaseya-decrypted/

 

10 Linux Distros for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Users

Looking for a new Linux experience? Learn about the best Linux distros for all user levels, from beginner to expert.

https://www.makeuseof.com/linux-distros-for-beginners-intermediate-and-advanced-users/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

M1X, M2, M2X chips: How fast will the next Pro Macs be?

We have a good idea of what Apple's planning—and it's going to be epic.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350372/apple-silicon-m1-m1x-m2-processor-cpu-gpu-performance-macbook-air-macbook-pro-mac-mini-imac-mac-pro.html

 

This Mac malware breaks through Apple's defenses — what you need to do

AdLoad punches right through macOS' Gatekeeper and XProtect

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/adload-mac-malware-returns

 

Kaseya Offers Customers Decryption Key for Massive Ransomware Attack

The remote management software company will not disclose the source of the decryption key, but at least one company has confirmed that it works.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/kaseya-offers-customers-decryption-key-for-massive-ransomware-attack

 

Make sure you’re giving your tech these checkups if you want it to last

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/essential-tech-checkups/802009/

 

Second-Gen Starlink Network Promises Faster Speeds, More People Served

SpaceX tells the FCC that Starlink is now serving 90,000 users in 12 countries, up from 69,000 in late June.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/second-gen-starlink-network-promises-faster-speeds-more-people-served

 

What to do if you get scammed online: 'As a minimum, change your password'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/what-to-do-scammed-online-yahoo-subscriptions-174620316.html

 

Windows 11 Will Show How Long Updates Take to Install

https://www.howtogeek.com/739811/windows-11-will-show-how-long-updates-take-to-install/

 

How to Add a Second Line to Your Smartphone

https://askbobrankin.com/how_to_add_a_second_line_to_your_smartphone.html

 

How to enable the blue light filter in Windows 10

You can keep it on for continuous blockage, or instead choose to limit the filter to specific hours.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3627332/how-to-enable-the-blue-light-filter-in-windows-10.html

 

Is it safe to look, just look, at spam?

https://askleo.com/is_it_safe_to_look_just_look_at_spam/

 

The best email client for Linux, Windows and macOS isn't Outlook

In businesses and homes, email is still a necessity for communication. But which email client is the best to use? You might be surprised to find out that it's not Microsoft Outlook.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-email-client-for-linux-windows-and-macos-isnt-outlook/

 

Audio out-of-home advertising is reinventing personalization

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/13/audio-out-of-home-advertising-is-reinventing-personalization/

 

3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

The 2021/2022 3G sunset will affect even 8th-gen (2016) Kindle devices.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/3g-only-kindles-begin-their-long-slow-death-this-year/

 

How to scan QR codes on your Android phone

Get scanning in no time at all

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-scan-qr-codes-on-your-android-phone

 

One of the best Microsoft Teams features is finally on the way to the web

Custom backgrounds continue to be a popular feature for Teams, and they'll soon work on the web.

https://www.windowscentral.com/one-best-microsoft-teams-features-finally-way-web

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Version 21H2 Is Coming

While all eyes are on Windows 11 these days, including when it comes to Microsoft itself, the company is still committed to supporting Windows 10 and the devices that wouldn’t be allowed to upgrade to the new operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-version-21h2-is-coming-533475.shtml

 

INCOMPATIBLE PCS WON’T BE ABLE TO BYPASS THE WINDOWS 11 REQUIREMENTS

Microsoft plans to enforce hardware requirements to prevent unsupported devices from installing Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/incompatible-pcs-wont-bypass-windows-11-requirements/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Researchers Find Smart Devices Ripe for Hacker Attacks

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/researchers-find-smart-devices-ripe-for-hacker-attacks-87192.html

 

Beware: Some Windows 11 installers infect your PC with malware

https://bgr.com/tech/beware-some-windows-11-installers-infect-your-pc-with-malware/

 

Major news sites serve porn after vid.me domain takeover

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/major-news-sites-serve-porn-after-vidme-domain-takeover/

 

The Best Streaming TV Services (Free and Paid)

Here are the best free streaming TV apps and the best paid streaming TV apps for all your entertainment needs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-streaming-tv-services/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Apple launches free creative “Today” sessions on YouTube

Learn how to draw Peanuts characters.

https://www.macworld.com/article/351067/apple-launches-free-creative-today-sessions-on-youtube.html

 

Get ready for Zoom-based deepfake phishing attacks, expert warns

As deepfake technology gets better, it will be used more often to con people

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/deepfake-phishing-attacks

 

Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE

At least two government-backed actors -- including one Russian group -- used the now-patched flaws in separate campaigns, Google says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/attackers-exploited-4-zero-day-flaws-in-chrome-safari-ie

 

How to erase everything Google knows about you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/erase-everything-google-knows-about-you/750537/

 

Apple's Mac Pro Now Available With Super Expensive AMD Graphics Cards

AMD's workstation GPU line, the Radeon Pro W6000X series, is now available for Apple's Mac Pro desktop.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apples-mac-pro-now-available-with-super-expensive-amd-graphics-cards

 

Hackers expose personal data of 58,000 claiming unemployment benefits in Florida

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hackers-expose-personal-data-58-223336645.html

 

How Online Study Groups Can Help You Focus on Schoolwork

https://www.howtogeek.com/736468/how-online-study-groups-can-help-you-focus-on-schoolwork/

 

Report a Spammer? (Read this FIRST...)

https://askbobrankin.com/report_a_spammer_read_this_first.html

 

How to share your Google Calendar with others

Take some of the headache out of arranging meetings, and manage access rights as well.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628449/how-to-share-your-google-calendar-with-others.html

 

How can I see all emails from a specific person grouped together?

https://askleo.com/how_can_i_see_all_emails_from_a_specific_person_grouped_together/

 

Apple users: Get to know these Microsoft 365 solutions to improve collaboration, productivity and more

Microsoft 365 apps and services aren't just for Windows users. Apple users can wield the same potent tools using web-based interfaces and even a variety of Mac, iPad and iPhone apps. Here's how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-users-get-to-know-these-microsoft-365-solutions-to-improve-collaboration-productivity-and-more/

 

Lawmakers ask Amazon what it plans to do with palm print biometric data (I don't believe in biometrics or positively securing the data from hackers or mis-use)

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/13/amazon-biometric-data-senate-letter/

 

Parallels Desktop 17 is here and ready to run Windows 11 on M1 Macs

New, universal-binary release promises improved graphics performance, too.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/parallels-desktop-17-is-here-and-ready-to-run-windows-11-on-m1-macs/

 

With Nvidia RTX 30-series GPU prices finally falling, is it time to build a gaming PC?

Nvidia prices are falling faster than AMD

https://www.techradar.com/news/with-nvidia-rtx-30-series-gpu-prices-finally-falling-is-it-time-to-build-a-gaming-pc

 

Microsoft Teams testing option to save clicks when opening Office documents

Teams public preview can save you a few clicks if you prefer to always use the same type of Office app.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-testing-option-open-office-documents-desktop-apps

 

Windows 11 Feature Updates to Launch in the Second Half of Each Year

Microsoft has already announced that Windows 11 would receive a single feature update every year, and in a recent support document, the company also reveals when the rollout is supposed to take place.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-feature-updates-to-launch-in-the-second-half-of-each-year-533474.shtml

 

How to change power mode on Windows 11

You can improve battery life or system performance by changing the power mode, and here's how to complete this task on Windows 11.

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

 

SolarWinds Hackers Still Targeting Microsoft, Focus on Support Staff

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/solarwinds-hackers-still-targeting-microsoft-focus-on-support-staff-87188.html

 

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple’s next watch

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-watch-series-7-news/

 

Microsoft August 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 zero-days, 44 flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-august-2021-patch-tuesday-fixes-3-zero-days-44-flaws/

 

What Is SSD Storage and How Is It Better Than HDD?

SSDs have several advantages over HDDs, making them the optimal storage device.

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

 

10 time-saving Mac keyboard shortcuts your fingers need to know

Venture beyond cut and paste to memorize some classic tricks you’ll use every day.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350886/macos-keyboard-shortcuts-shift-command-tabs-files-icloud-airdrop-trash-system-preferences.html

 

How to use your phone as a webcam

Your smartphone can pull double-duty as a webcam

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-your-phone-as-a-webcam

 

Why We Need to Raise the Red Flag Against FragAttacks

Proliferation of wireless devices increases the risk that corporate networks will be attacked with this newly discovered breed of Wi-Fi-based cyber assault.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/why-we-need-to-raise-the-red-flag-against-fragattacks

 

3 ways to save lost files from a failing hard drive

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ways-to-save-lost-files/520478/

 

Google Maps for iOS Gets Live Location Sharing, Widgets, Dark Mode

The features are rolling out now to iPhone and iPad users.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-for-ios-gets-live-location-sharing-widgets-dark-mode

 

How the Alleged Outing of a Catholic Priest Shows the Sorry State of Data Privacy in America

https://www.yahoo.com/news/alleged-outing-catholic-priest-shows-212059482.html

 

How to Change DNS on Your iPhone and iPad

https://www.igeeksblog.com/how-to-change-dns-on-iphone-ipad/

 

9 Essential Beginner DIY Tools for Crafts and Home Improvement

Want to get started with DIY projects? You’ll want a few essential tools before you start in order to minimize any frustrations!

https://whatnerd.com/essential-beginner-diy-tools/

 

Clear Linux* Delivers a Lucid if Limited Vision of Desktop Linux

https://linuxinsider.com/story/clear-linux-delivers-a-lucid-if-limited-vision-of-desktop-linux-87198.html

 

What Are These Access Attempts In My Router Log?

We are all under constant attack.

https://askleo.com/access-attempts-in-my-router-log/

 

SQLite Extraction of Oracle Tables Tools, Methods and Pitfalls

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/sqlite-extraction-oracle-tables-tools-methods-and-pitfalls

 

The 40-year Takeaway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y30GPhBzhEM

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