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Fri 2313 08/26/2021

Gurman: Updated Mac mini with new design and more ports coming in the ‘next several months’

https://9to5mac.com/2021/08/22/gurman-updated-mac-mini-with-new-design-and-more-ports-coming-in-the-next-several-months/

 

Google Maps is getting a great new feature from Waze

https://bgr.com/tech/google-maps-is-getting-a-great-new-feature-from-waze/

 

Microsoft releases an improved Windows 11 PC health check app

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-windows-11-supported-processors-update-175544403.html

 

What Is Machine Learning?

https://www.howtogeek.com/739430/what-is-machine-learning/

 

Top 4 Unbiased Independent World News Sources

Unbiased news sources are rare, but they do exist. Here are the best news websites that are free from true censorship.

https://www.makeuseof.com/top-unbiased-news-sources/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Is there an easier way to combine documents than Copy/Paste?

https://askleo.com/is_there_an_easier_way_to_combine_documents_than_copypaste/

 

T-Mobile apparently lied to government to get Sprint merger approval, ruling says

T-Mobile ordered to prove it didn't lie to Calif. agency about network-shutdown plan.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/t-mobile-apparently-lied-to-government-to-get-sprint-merger-approval-ruling-says/

 

How to use VBA's InputBox function to select a range on the fly in Excel

Automating the selection process isn't difficult if you rely on VBA's InputBox in Microsoft Excel.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-vbas-inputbox-function-to-select-a-range-on-the-fly-in-excel/

 

Zoom is getting a makeover for the hybrid working future

Changes are coming to Zoom Meetings, Phone and Chat

https://www.techradar.com/news/zoom-is-getting-a-makeover-for-the-hybrid-working-future

 

16 simple ways to tune up your laptop before the new school year

Here's a collection of tips and recommendations to fine-tune your laptop for the new school year without spending any money.

https://www.windowscentral.com/tips-and-tricks-tune-up-laptop-new-school-year

 

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

 

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

 

Tech giants pledge at least $30 billion to improve cybersecurity following White House meeting

Technology, financial, and education leaders commit to a wide range of initiatives to enhance the nation's cybersecurity posture in collaboration with the Biden Administration.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3631369/tech-giants-pledge-at-least-30-billion-to-improve-cybersecurity-following-white-house-meeting.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to open Microsoft Edge always InPrivate mode on Windows 11

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

https://pureinfotech.com/open-microsoft-edge-always-inprivate-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Apple could be working on dual-screen MacBook Pro with wireless charging

An Apple patent provides details

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/would-you-buy-a-dual-screen-macbook-that-ditches-the-physical-keyboard

 

8 Things to Do With an Old Android Tablet

Turn an old and unused Android tablet into something useful

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

 

New unofficial Windows patch fixes more PetitPotam attack vectors

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-unofficial-windows-patch-fixes-more-petitpotam-attack-vectors/

 

Musk admits Full Self-Driving system ‘not great,’ blames a single stack for highway and city streets

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/24/musk-admits-full-self-driving-system-not-great-blames-a-single-stack-for-highway-and-city-streets/

 

Monitor your Linux system in your terminal with procps-ng

How to find the process ID (PID) of a program. The most common Linux tools for this are provided by the procps-ng package, including the ps and pstree, pidof, and pgrep commands.

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/linux-procps-ng?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002pe3mAAA

 

Google is shutting down its Android Auto mobile app in favor of Google Assistant

Android 12 will mark the end of the stopgap app

https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/20/22633755/google-android-auto-for-phone-screens-shutting-down-android-12-google-assistant-driving-mode

 

Ransomware Attacker Offers Employees a Cut if They Install DemonWare on Their Organization's Systems

Researchers went undercover and posed as willing "insider threats" to expose and study an unusual hybrid BEC-style social engineering-ransomware scheme.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/ransomware-attacker-offers-employees-a-cut-if-they-install-demonware-on-their-organization-s-systems

 

This clever fake UPS email takes phishing scams to a whole new level

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fake-ups-email-scam/804487/

 

Best Cheap VPNs for 2021

Get the protection of an affordable top VPN, without the limitations imposed by most free VPNs.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/best-cheap-vpns

 

Fort Worth phone store robbery led to discovery of $100 million conspiracy, feds say

https://news.yahoo.com/fort-worth-phone-store-robbery-000134806.html

 

How to Add a Contact to the Home Screen on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/736926/how-to-add-a-contact-to-the-home-screen-on-iphone/

 

How to Change Wi-Fi Channels on Your Router

If you're tired of playing your internet signal constantly going down, then it's time to change your Wi-Fi channel. Here's how to do it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-change-wifi-channel/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Is Yahoo email safe?

https://askleo.com/is_yahoo_email_safe/

 

The long-awaited M1X MacBook Pro will be here by November, reporter claims

Despite production delays, the M1X or M2 Macs are imminent.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/the-long-awaited-m1x-macbook-pro-will-be-here-by-november-reporter-claims/

 

How DuckDuckGo makes money selling search, not privacy

Commentary: DuckDuckGo is small by Google's standards, but the company is proving it's very possible to make a lot of money with just a bit more privacy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-duckduckgo-makes-money-selling-search-not-privacy/

 

Many Americans aren't aware they're being tracked with facial recognition while shopping

You're not just on camera, you're also being tracked

https://www.techradar.com/news/many-americans-arent-aware-theyre-being-tracked-with-facial-recognition-while-shopping

 

Over half of Windows users plan to upgrade to Windows 11, according to new poll

People appear eager to try out Windows 11, but many won't be able to upgrade when it launches.

https://www.windowscentral.com/half-windows-users-plan-upgrade-windows-11-according-new-poll

 

How to Create a Windows Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75792-create-windows-backup-windows-10-a.html

 

State Department Allegedly Hit by Cyberattack

The Department of Defense's Cyber Command issued warnings about a possibly significant cyberattack against the United States Department of State that may have occurred in recent weeks.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/state-department-allegedly-hit-by-cyberattack-533845.shtml

 

15 signs you've been hacked—and how to fight back

Redirected internet searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3617849/15-signs-youve-been-hacked-and-how-to-fight-back.html

 

How to enable Print key to take screenshot with Snipping Tool on Windows 11

Instead of using the keyboard shortcut, you can configure Snipping Tool to use the Print key to take screenshots, and here's how on Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-print-key-take-screenshot-snipping-tool-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 compatibility checker is back: Here’s how to get it

Microsoft's PC Health Check app makes it return

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-pc-health-check-app-is-back-but-only-for-insiders

 

How to Turn on a Logitech Webcam

Setting up your Logitech webcam for streaming or video chats is easier than ever

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-on-logitech-webcam-5193021

 

You can post LinkedIn jobs as almost ANY employer — so can attackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/you-can-post-linkedin-jobs-as-almost-any-employer-so-can-attackers/

 

A California judge just struck down Prop 22: Now what?

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/24/a-california-judge-just-struck-down-prop-22-now-what/

 

A guide to the Linux terminal for beginners

Learn the differences between Linux terminal commands, arguments, and options, and how to use them to control your computer.

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/linux-terminal?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002pe3mAAA

 

Microsoft is making it harder to switch default browsers in Windows 11

Competitors aren’t happy

https://www.theverge.com/22630319/microsoft-windows-11-default-browser-changes

 

Security Vendors Sound the Alarm on LockBit Ransomware's Return

Threat group claims version 2.0 of malware can encrypt 100 gigabytes of data twice as fast as its rivals.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/security-vendors-sound-the-alarm-on-lockbit-ransomware-s-return

 

Selling an old smart speaker? Here’s how to wipe everything you’ve said to it

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/how-to-wipe-smart-speakers/804475/

 

Private Internet Access VPN Review

A long-running VPN service holding its own

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/private-internet-access-vpn

 

Elon Musk says SpaceX has shipped 100,000 dishes for its Starlink satellite internet, which now serves 14 countries

https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-says-spacex-shipped-103345793.html

 

How to Hide the Audio Icon in a Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow

https://www.howtogeek.com/737776/how-to-hide-the-audio-icon-in-a-microsoft-powerpoint-slideshow/

 

Why Does Google Chrome Keep Crashing, Freezing, or Not Responding?

Google Chrome keeps crashing on your computer? Learn how to fix Chrome freezing and other frustrating Chrome errors.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-chrome-not-responding-keeps-crashing-freezing/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why can't I write any files to my C: drive?

https://askleo.com/why_cant_i_write_any_files_to_my_c_drive/

 

Intel’s Arc GPUs will compete with GeForce and Radeon in early 2022

"Alchemist" will be Intel's first serious dedicated gaming GPU.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/intels-arc-gpus-will-compete-with-geforce-and-radeon-in-early-2022/

 

Google makes Google Chat the default for more people

For people in organizations that use Google Workspace, the migration from Hangouts to Google Chat begins Aug. 16—unless an administrator chooses to delay.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-makes-google-chat-the-default-for-more-people/

 

Intel locks down all remaining TSMC 3nm production capacity, boxing out AMD and Apple

Intel's 3nm orders include a new GPU and three server chips

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-locks-down-all-remaining-tsmc-3nm-production-capacity-boxing-out-amd-and-apple

 

New Microsoft Teams feature helps you fix laggy calls and meetings

A new feature for Microsoft Teams helps spot and fix issues with meetings and calls.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-call-health

 

How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-reset-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

Linux for Apple Silicon Is Coming

After bringing Linux to the PlayStation 4, famous developer Hector Martin, also known as marcan, is getting ready for another important project for the open-source world.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-for-apple-silicon-is-coming-531664.shtml

 

OnePercent ransomware group hits companies via IceID banking Trojan

This new, aggressive ransomware group also uses Cobalt Strike to move laterally across the network.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3630635/onepercent-ransomware-group-hits-companies-via-iceid-banking-trojan.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Windows 11 gets new Paint app with dark mode support

Microsoft reveals a first look at the new Paint app that includes dark mode support.

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

 

Windows 11 will lose these common taskbar features

Windows 11 will be missing several key features in its taskbar

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-will-lose-these-common-taskbar-features

 

How to Update Asus Motherboard BIOS

Update your Asus motherboard drivers too

https://www.lifewire.com/update-bios-on-asus-motherboard-5189345

 

US Census Bureau hacked in January 2020 using Citrix exploit

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-census-bureau-hacked-in-january-2020-using-citrix-exploit/

 

Walmart announces GoLocal, a last-mile delivery service for other retailers

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/24/walmart-announces-golocal-a-last-mile-delivery-service-for-other-retailers/

 

How to use cron on Linux

The cron system is a method to automatically run commands on a schedule.

https://opensource.com/article/21/7/cron-linux?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wT2MAAU

 

The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing

Even if you can install, many may be told their PC isn’t good enough

https://www.theverge.com/22643275/windows-11-upgrade-system-requirements-pc-health-check

 

Cost of Cyberattacks Significantly Higher for Smaller Healthcare Organizations

Significant oversights, such as lack of automation and continued vulnerability to old threats, leave healthcare organizations at risk.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/healthcare-sees-more-attacks-with-costs-higher-for-smaller-groups

 

Digital Life Hack: Tricks to get great photos of your pets

https://www.komando.com/episode/digital-life-hack-tricks-to-get-great-photos-of-your-pets/803733/

 

Lessons to Learn: 11 Practical Tips for Successful Schooling at Home

Millions of kids are likely spending at least some of the upcoming school year learning at home. Our tips can help families adapt to the challenge of pandemic-era schooling and succeed in the new educational reality.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/practical-tips-for-successful-schooling-at-home

 

Windows 11 upgrades are about to get less confusing

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/windows-11-upgrades-less-confusing-204329569.html

 

How to Save Photos from Gmail to Google Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/739083/how-to-save-photos-from-gmail-to-google-photos/

 

Excel Formulas Not Working? 5 Ways to Fix Them

Excel formulas not working? Check out five errors that can stop Excel formulas from calculating and learn how to fix them.

https://www.makeuseof.com/excel-formulas-not-working/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How do I make links in documents attached to email clickable?

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_make_links_in_documents_attached_to_email_clickable/

 

Samsung has its own AI-designed chip. Soon, others will too

Semiconductor software-design maker Synopsys is adding AI to its arsenal.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/samsung-has-its-own-ai-designed-chip-soon-others-will-too/

 

Kaseya obtains universal decryptor key for recent REvil ransomware attacks

A company spokesperson confirmed that the key works but won't reveal the source, saying only that it came from a trusted third party.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/kaseya-obtains-universal-decryptor-key-for-recent-revil-ransomware-attacks/

 

Semiconductor shortage reaches a new and unwelcome landmark

OEMs have to wait weeks to receive their orders

https://www.techradar.com/news/semiconductor-shortage-reaches-a-new-and-unwelcome-landmark

 

Experts weigh in on the future of Skype and Microsoft Teams Consumer

Industry analysts give us a better idea of what to expect.

https://www.windowscentral.com/experts-weigh-future-skype-and-microsoft-teams-consumer

 

How to Add and Remove Accounts used by other apps in Windows 10 (these account on your computer are how some apps call home)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139527-add-remove-accounts-used-other-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

HDCleaner Portable

Keep your computer working properly by regularly removing junk files, optimizing browser settings, and more using this portable app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Security/Secure-cleaning/HDCleaner-Portable.shtml

 

4 most dangerous emerging ransomware threat groups to watch

New research identifies four emerging ransomware groups currently affecting organizations and that show signs of becoming bigger threats in the future.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3630391/4-most-dangerous-emerging-ransomware-threat-groups-to-watch.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

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

 

What Is a Webcam?

How computer webcams work and what they do

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

 

SynAck ransomware releases decryption keys after El_Cometa rebrand

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/synack-ransomware-releases-decryption-keys-after-el-cometa-rebrand/

 

Spotify’s Podcasts Subscriptions service is now open to all US creators

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/24/spotifys-podcasts-subscriptions-service-is-now-open-to-all-u-s-creators/

 

Check used disk space on Linux with du

Find out how much disk space you're using with the Linux du command.

https://opensource.com/article/21/7/check-disk-space-linux-du?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wT2MAAU

 

Microsoft won’t stop you installing Windows 11 on older PCs

Windows 11 will run on older CPUs

https://www.theverge.com/22644194/microsoft-windows-11-minimum-system-requirements-processors-changes

 

Ransomware Attacks and Payment Demands Soar

In the past 12 months, 30% of ransom demands topped $30 million, but victims who negotiated were able to drive demands down significantly.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-attacks-and-payment-demands-soar

 

Why you shouldn't buy a fake vaccination card

https://www.komando.com/episode/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-fake-vaccination-card/803628/

 

How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive

Google Drive may not let you encrypt individual Google Docs, but there are still ways to protect your security and privacy. Here's how to keep your Docs from prying eyes.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/encrypt-a-document-stored-on-google-drive

 

Windows 11's new focus timer feature will work with Spotify

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-11-focus-sessions-spotify-134158939.html

 

How to copy your Photos library from one Mac to another

You can avoid most of the Internet bandwidth overhead by copying from drive to drive.

https://www.macworld.com/article/353744/copy-photos-library.html

 

Clop Gang Partners Laundered $500 Million in Ransomware Payments

https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/clop-gang-members-laundered-500-million.html

 

Explore the look and feel of Windows 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMn0eV13xTQ

 

A Bash web server

One Liners

With one line of Bash code, you can create a Bash web server for quickly viewing the output from Bash scripts and commands.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/250/Bash-Web-Server

 

How Do I Stop My Neighbor Using My IP Address?

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

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Thur 2312 08/26/2021

(NOTICE: Those interested in Windows 11, there are four articles of major interest.)

 

The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing

Even if you can install, many may be told their PC isn’t good enough

https://www.theverge.com/22643275/windows-11-upgrade-system-requirements-pc-health-check

 

Microsoft Reaffirms Windows 11's System Requirements (for the Most Part)

Microsoft isn't officially changing Windows 11's system requirements, but it's reportedly planning to turn a blind eye to people who ignore them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-reaffirms-windows-11s-system-requirements-for-the-most-part

 

Microsoft won’t stop you installing Windows 11 on older PCs (be mindful that if your computer does not meet the requirements, it's not as secure as newer computers that meet the new requirements.  Your decision on the risks.)

Windows 11 will run on older CPUs

https://www.theverge.com/22644194/microsoft-windows-11-minimum-system-requirements-processors-changes

 

Survey finds vast majority of people reusing personal passwords in the workplace, despite security training

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/survey-finds-vast-majority-of-people-reusing-personal-passwords-in-the-workplace-despite-security-training/

 

Ransom Leak Sites Reveal 422% Annual Increase in Victims

https://www.oodaloop.com/briefs/2021/06/24/ransom-leak-sites-reveal-422-annual-increase-in-victims/

 

T-mobile hacker explains how he breached carrier's security: “Their security is awful”

https://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-hacker-explains-breached-170804270.html

 

How to Set Up and Use Alexa to Get Help in an Emergency

https://www.howtogeek.com/737580/how-to-set-up-and-use-alexa-to-get-help-in-an-emergency/

 

Microsoft backs down: Older PCs will be able to run Windows 11, unofficially

Older PCs will be able to install Windows 11 in some way, but conflicting reports have only muddied the water further.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3631509/microsoft-backs-down-older-pcs-will-be-able-to-run-windows-11.html

 

How do I get senders that I've marked as spam to end up in the spam folder thereafter?

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_senders_that_ive_marked_as_spam_to_end_up_in_the_spam_folder_thereafter/

 

Apple defends iPhone photo scanning, calls it an “advancement” in privacy

Discussing child-abuse detection, Federighi said Apple is still "leading on privacy."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/apple-defends-iphone-photo-scanning-calls-it-an-advancement-in-privacy/

 

Which universities are producing today's programming talent?

As corporate demand soars for entry-level software developers, there are plenty to be found beyond the premier schools.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/which-universities-are-producing-todays-programming-talent/

 

The Best Soundbars for Audiophiles on a Budget

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-soundbars-audiophiles-budget/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3630397/android-12-bubbles-google.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How is OpenVPN set up: check VPN encryption and diagnose issues

Is your VPN working as advertised?

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/how-is-openvpn-set-up-check-vpn-encryption-and-diagnose-issues

 

Notebooks drive U.S. PC market growth in Q2 2021 for a 17% YoY increase

This isn't a Q1 2021 type of situation, but it's still solid growth.

https://www.windowscentral.com/notebooks-drive-us-pc-market-growth-q2-2021-17-yoy-increase

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

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

 

Microsoft reveals cheaper wired Xbox stereo headset (this might be used on a non-Xbox for Zoom meetings pending your machines audio jack(s) or with a splitter adapter for those with separate audio out and microphone input.)

The Xbox stereo headset is a great alternative to the more expensive wireless variant 

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-cheaper-wired-xbox-stereo-headset/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Set up a VPN server on your Linux PC

The first step in building a VPN is setting up a VPN server 

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/openvpn-server-linux?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002pcuwAAA

 

Vice Society ransomware joins ongoing PrintNightmare attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vice-society-ransomware-joins-ongoing-printnightmare-attacks/

 

How to Back Up a Computer to an External Hard Drive

You can back up important folders or the entire system

https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-computer-to-external-hard-drive-5184117

 

There might be a mysterious second Apple event in September after the iPhone 13 launch

https://bgr.com/tech/there-might-be-a-mysterious-second-apple-event-in-september-after-the-iphone-13-launch/

 

ICON lands $207M Series B to construct more 3D-printed homes after seeing 400% YoY revenue growth

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/24/icon-lands-207m-series-b-to-construct-more-3d-printed-homes-after-400-yoy-revenue-growth/

 

How to check if your Mac has a Recovery partition installed

The Recovery partition is a critical tool to help with macOS installation and fixing problems.

https://www.macworld.com/article/353087/how-to-check-mac-recovery-partition.html

 

Razer is fixing a serious Windows security flaw caused by its mice

You shouldn't be able to get admin rights by plugging in a mouse.

https://www.engadget.com/razer-mouse-windows-10-security-vulnerabliity-141732431.html

 

Digital Life Hack: Insider secret to finding something to watch on Netflix

https://www.komando.com/episode/digital-life-hack-insider-secret-to-finding-something-to-watch-on-netflix/803569/

 

Protect Yourself From Abuse: How to Find and Remove Stalkerware on Your Phone and PC

Obsessed exes turning into stalkers is nothing new. But with stalkerware, they can also turn your phones and PCs into listening devices that report everything you do. Don't worry: You can protect yourself against this insidious malware. We’ll show you how.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/protect-yourself-from-abuse-how-to-find-and-remove-stalkerware-on-your

 

Do this before iOS 15 is released to stop Apple from scanning your private photos

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ios-15-released-stop-apple-193429315.html

 

What Is Google Chat, and Does It Replace Hangouts?

https://www.howtogeek.com/729137/what-is-google-chat-and-does-it-replace-hangouts/

 

How to tell which way your fan is blowing

Both of these methods are simple, but one can be much faster than the other.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3619063/how-to-tell-which-way-your-fan-is-blowing.html

 

Should I turn off my wired router while I'm away for two months?

https://askleo.com/should_i_turn_off_my_wired_router_while_im_away_for_two_months/

 

Calculator, Mail, other built-in apps get a Windows 11 facelift in latest beta

Microsoft continues to freshen up apps while snipping out duplicative features.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/calculator-mail-other-built-in-apps-get-a-windows-11-facelift-in-latest-beta/

 

How cyberattacks exploit known security vulnerabilities

Knowing that many organizations fail to patch known flaws, attackers continually scan for security holes that they can exploit, says Barracuda.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-cyberattacks-exploit-known-security-vulnerabilities/

 

9 Gadgets and Devices You Should Unplug Overnight

Save energy and money. What's not to love?

https://www.makeuseof.com/gadgets-devices-unplug-overnight/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Cortana is AWOL in the war against COVID-19 disinfo

At a time when more people use voice assistants to retrieve the most basic information, Microsoft’s Cortana doesn’t provide even the basics about protecting against the coronavirus.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3630789/cortana-is-awol-in-the-war-against-covid-19-disinfo.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

3D printers could finally be about to get a lot more powerful

Major merger should boost 3D printers everywhere

https://www.techradar.com/news/3d-printers-could-finally-be-about-to-get-a-lot-more-powerful

 

How to connect your laptop to a TV

Two ways you can bring your laptop to the big screen.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-your-laptop-tv

 

Windows Calculator Gets a Facelift in Windows 11

Microsoft has released an update for the Calculator app in Windows 11, and just as expected, this small redesign brings the app in line with the rest of the operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-calculator-gets-a-facelift-in-windows-11-533768.shtml

 

How to enable ‘Enhance audio’ on Windows 11

This is how you can enhance the audio output experience on Windows 11.

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

 

What I love about OpenStreetMap

This month is the birthday of OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community-owned collaborative geographic database of the world.

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/openstreetmap?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002pcuwAAA

 

Windows 11 gets new versions of Snipping Tool, Mail, and Calculator

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-gets-new-versions-of-snipping-tool-mail-and-calculator/

 

How to Set up Raspberry Pi as a NAS Server

Access your files anywhere on your network.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-raspberry-pi-as-nas-server-4691871

 

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

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

 

A new NSO zero-click attack evades Apple’s iPhone security protections, says Citizen Lab

Bahraini human rights activists were hacked with NSO's Pegasus spyware

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/24/nso-pegasus-bahrain-iphone-security/

 

How to get service on an Apple laptop battery

Lithium-ion batteries slowly shrink in capacity; a replacement may be covered under warranty.

https://www.macworld.com/article/353052/how-to-get-service-on-an-apple-laptop-battery-that-wont-charge-near-its-original-capacity.html

 

Hackers steal $97 million from Japan's Liquid crypto exchange

It's working with specialist tracking firms to locate and freeze the stolen funds.

https://www.engadget.com/japan-liquid-crypto-heist-095526473.html

 

7 laptop maintenance steps you should do regularly to keep yours happy

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/7-monthly-laptop-maintenance-tasks/575895/

 

The Best iPad Tips and Tricks: How to Conquer iPadOS

Apple's tablet may seem like a super-sized iPhone, but it has unique features even the most seasoned iOS veteran must learn. Here are the top hidden iPad features to know.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/ipad-tips-and-tricks-how-to-conquer-ipados

 

2 cybercrime moves businesses oppose (surprise, our personal info and when infrastructure goes down, we suffer more then them)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2-cybercrime-moves-businesses-dont-want-191218719.html

 

How to Use Icon Sets to Represent Values in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/736339/how-to-use-icon-sets-to-represent-values-in-microsoft-excel/

 

These 6 core apps will change in Windows 11

Most of the Windows apps are simply being updated to look like Windows 11. But some are receiving new features, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3630770/windows-11-apps-change.html

 

How do we get search engines to include dates in the search results?

https://askleo.com/how_do_we_get_search_engines_to_include_dates_in_the_search_results/

 

Netflix is adding residential IP addresses to its VPN blocklists

Netflix's new "VPN" block policies can catch innocent users in the crossfire.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/netflix-is-adding-residential-ip-addresses-to-its-vpn-blocklists/

 

The ransomware risk management calculus is changing for OT, ICS and critical infrastructure

Paralysis is the worst possible state for businesses to find themselves in when faced with the threat, says Claroty's CPO.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-ransomware-risk-management-calculus-is-changing-for-ot-ics-and-critical-infrastructure/

 

9 Gadgets and Devices You Should Unplug Overnight

Save energy and money. What's not to love?

https://www.makeuseof.com/gadgets-devices-unplug-overnight/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The Windows print nightmare continues for the enterprise

KB5005652, meant to address “PrintNightmare” vulnerabilities, is causing some enterprise users to be prompted to reinstall print drivers or install new drivers — which they can’t do without admin privileges.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3630629/windows-print-nightmare-continues-enterprise.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Why Office 365 data needs dedicated cloud backups

Office 365 stores data but does not guarantee backup

https://www.techradar.com/news/why-office-365-data-needs-dedicated-cloud-backups

 

How to fix second monitor not detected on Windows 10

Is an external monitor not being detected on Windows 10? Use these troubleshooting steps to fix the problem.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-your-second-monitor-not-being-detected-windows-10

 

Mozilla Firefox to No Longer Allow Insecure Downloads

Mozilla is getting ready to introduce another significant change for Firefox users, as the company wants the browser to block insecure downloads by default.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-firefox-to-no-longer-allow-insecure-downloads-533767.shtml

 

How to move shared folder to another drive on Windows 10

Yes, it's possible to move a shared folder to another driver on the same computer without permissions reconfigurations – here are two ways to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/move-shared-folder-another-drive-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Use the Linux terminal to navigate throughout your computer

Learn to navigate from directory to directory in the Linux terminal.

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/navigate-linux-directories?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002pcuwAAA

 

Notorious AlphaBay darknet market comes back to life

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/notorious-alphabay-darknet-market-comes-back-to-life/

 

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Install Kodi through OSMC and start watching now

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-build-raspberry-pi-media-center-4691875

 

AT&T responds to report that 70M customer records were breached in massive hack

https://bgr.com/tech/att-responds-to-report-that-70m-customer-records-were-breached-in-massive-hack/

 

Back to the suture: The future of healthcare is in the home

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/23/back-to-the-suture-the-future-of-healthcare-is-in-the-home/

 

How to reset the NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC on any Mac

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.

https://www.macworld.com/article/224955/how-to-reset-a-macs-nvram-pram-and-smc.html

 

Facebook has banned 3,000 accounts for COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation

It removed more than 20 million individual posts since the start of the pandemic last year.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-removed-3000-accounts-covid-vaccine-misinformation-184254103.html

 

If you’re using an old version of Windows, do this now to get Windows 11 for free when it comes out

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-11-for-free/803527/

 

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

 

Microsoft Is Awarded US Patent for Crypto Token-Creation Service

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-awarded-us-patent-crypto-102623986.html

 

5 Ways to Pin Shortcuts to Windows 10’s Taskbar

https://www.howtogeek.com/740628/5-ways-to-pin-shortcuts-to-windows-10s-taskbar/

 

How to set up your PC's fans for maximum system cooling

Keep your PC components as cool (and fast) as possible by setting your fans up the right way.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628172/how-to-set-up-your-pcs-fans-for-maximum-system-cooling.html

 

Why won't PDFs open reliably in Thunderbird?

https://askleo.com/why_wont_pdfs_open_reliably_in_thunderbird/

 

Apple and Google seem spooked by bill requiring more app stores and sideloading

Bill would make iOS and Android more open to 3rd-party stores and sideloaded apps.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/apple-and-google-seem-spooked-by-bill-requiring-more-app-stores-and-sideloading/

 

Systemd can't seem to catch a break: New vulnerability found

A dangerous vulnerability was found in the Linux systemd stack. Find out what it is and how to upgrade your Linux distributions.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/systemd-cant-seem-to-catch-a-break-new-vulnerability-found/

 

3 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It)

Your SIM card is a security risk! Learn how SIM cards can be hacked and what you can do to protect your phone.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-sim-card-hacked/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft plots price hikes for most Office, Microsoft 365 subscriptions

The increases, which could be as high as 25%, are slated to take place March 1, 2022 and will affect most enterprise and business plans.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3630634/microsoft-plots-price-hikes-for-most-office-microsoft-365-subscriptions.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

More and more phishing scams are using Google Meet links

Using open redirects, scammers can get past most email security solutions

https://www.techradar.com/news/phishing-scams-using-google-meet-links-are-on-the-rise

 

New ransomware called LockFile targets Microsoft Exchange servers

Ransomware attackers continue to target Microsoft Exchange servers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-ransomware-called-lockfile-targets-microsoft-exchange-servers

 

Microsoft Warns of New Windows Print Spooler RCE Flaw

Following the patch released just two days ago, Microsoft disclosed another vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler component, but promised to fix the problem future security update, according to The Hacker News. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-warns-of-new-windows-print-spooler-rce-flaw-533751.shtml

 

How to enable Night light on Windows 11

Windows 11 includes "Night light" to help you reduce eye strain and improve sleep quality at night — here's how to set it up.

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

 

Analyze the Linux kernel with ftrace

Ftrace is a great way to learn more about the internal workings of the Linux kernel.

https://opensource.com/article/21/7/linux-kernel-ftrace?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wT2MAAU

 

Ukraine shuts down money laundering cryptocurrency exchanges

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ukraine-shuts-down-money-laundering-cryptocurrency-exchanges/

 

What Is a Raspberry Pi?

The little green $35 computer explained

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-raspberry-pi-4042337

 

Apple’s latest iOS update is causing big problems for some iPhone users

https://bgr.com/tech/apples-latest-ios-update-is-causing-big-problems-for-some-iphone-users/

 

Intel inks deal with Department of Defense to support domestic chip-building ecosystem

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/23/intel-inks-deal-with-department-of-defense-to-support-domestic-chip-building-ecosystem/

 

How to check the keyboard, mouse, and trackpad battery level in macOS

While not a secret, you have to hunt to find your Magic Keyboard, third-party mouse, and similar wireless devices’ current charges.

https://www.macworld.com/article/353070/how-to-check-the-keyboard-mouse-and-trackpad-battery-level-in-macos.html

 

Laser-powered fusion energy inches closer to reality

It could be a viable alternative to other fusion reactor technologies.

https://www.engadget.com/laser-powered-fusion-energy-breakthrough-134058739.html

 

iPhone tip: How to hide apps from your home screen

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/how-to-hide-apps-from-home-screen-iphone/803513/

 

What to Do If Your Phone Won't Turn On

Has your phone stopped turning on? Here are some troubleshooting tips that can help you get your iPhone or Android device running again.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-to-do-if-a-phone-wont-turn-on

 

Windows 11's new focus timer feature will work with Spotify

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-11-focus-sessions-spotify-134158939.html

 

Internet Explorer Finally Heading for Exit

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10977/internet-explorer-finally-heading-exit

 

How [NOT] to Destroy Your Smartphone

https://askbobrankin.com/how_not_to_destroy_your_smartphone.html

 

This could be Apple’s next $20 billion business

An analyst sees Apple rapidly growing its advertising business at a similar trajectory to what Amazon showed a few years back

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-could-be-apples-next-20-billion-business-11629906340?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Add 57,600 pixels to your Raspberry Pi Pico

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/add-57600-pixels-to-your-raspberry-pi-pico/

 

Announcing the first Insider Preview for Windows 11

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/06/28/announcing-the-first-insider-preview-for-windows-11/

 

"Free" streaming cable TV channels: They're not what you think they are

Cord-cutting is confusing enough. These channels aren't helping.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3631070/free-streaming-cable-tv-channels-not-what-you-think.html

 

See our makers playing favorites among Windows 11 features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT9k8KhttQM

 

Google Maps will soon get one of Waze's best features

Google Maps will show you how much money you'll need to spend on tolls, just like Waze.

https://www.androidcentral.com/google-maps-will-soon-get-one-wazes-best-features

 

A command-line file manager

Nimble Tree Climber

The broot file manager guarantees clearer, quicker navigation of the directory tree at the command line.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/250/broot

 

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

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

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Yes, You Can Still Get Windows 10 For Free (those not on Win 10 and want Win 11 if they can, to get it free, upgrade to Win 10)

https://askbobrankin.com//yes_you_can_still_get_windows_10_for_free.html

 

This could be Apple’s next $20 billion business

An analyst sees Apple rapidly growing its advertising business at a similar trajectory to what Amazon showed a few years back

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-could-be-apples-next-20-billion-business-11629906340?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Windows 11: Do I really have to upgrade from Windows 10? What to know

Windows 11 is on the way. But what if you want to stick to Windows 10? We've got all the info you need.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/windows-11-do-i-really-have-to-upgrade-from-windows-10-what-to-know/

 

Your PC is not compatible with Windows 11? Here are your options!

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/29/your-pc-is-not-compatible-with-windows-11-here-are-your-options/

 

'No-brainer' for White House to seek private sector help on critical infrastructure, ex-NSA hacker explains

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cybersecurity-public-private-critical-infrastructure-210937695.html

 

How to Remove the “Chat” Taskbar Icon on Windows 11

https://www.howtogeek.com/744131/how-to-remove-the-chat-taskbar-icon-on-windows-11/

 

Leaked voting machine BIOS passwords may implicate Q-friendly county clerk

Leaked BIOS passwords led investigators to Tina Peters' office in Mesa County, Colo.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/08/8chans-ron-watkins-scores-a-major-own-goal-with-leaked-bios-passwords/

 

The Full Nerd special edition: Intel's Tom Petersen dives deep into Arc GPUs and XeSS

Intel Fellow Tom Petersen joins the Full Nerd crew to talk about the company's Arc GPU and XeSS.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3630657/the-full-nerd-special-edition-intels-tom-petersen-dives-deep-into-arc-gpus-and-xess.html

 

Why does Hotmail occasionally log me off even though I've said "keep me logged in"?

https://askleo.com/why_does_hotmail_occasionally_log_me_off_even_though_ive_said_keep_me_logged_in/

 

Windows "HiveNightmare" bug could expose system files to non-admin users

An attacker who exploits this flaw could use system privileges to install programs, view or delete data, and create accounts with full user rights.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-hivenightmare-bug-could-expose-system-files-to-non-admin-users/

 

The Top 8 Features We Want to See in Windows 11

Even though we've seen the Windows 11 leak, there are still some features we'd like to see in the new operating system.

https://www.makeuseof.com/top-features-windows-11/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How Microsoft made its Windows 11 system sounds less nerve-racking

  - Microsoft set out to make new system sounds for Windows 11 that might calm people down, not make them jumpy.

  - Many of the new sounds are not as high-pitched as their equivalents in Windows 10, and some don’t swing so much from high notes to low notes.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/22/microsoft-delivers-calm-system-sounds-in-windows-11.html

 

Microsoft: Windows 11 design will not hamper performance

Microsoft says Windows 11 performance is a top priority

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-windows-11-design-will-not-hamper-performance

 

Microsoft rounded sounds, not just corners, when designing Windows 11

People love the rounded corners of Windows 11, but fewer people discuss its rounded sounds.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-rounded-sounds-not-just-corners-when-designing-windows-11

 

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

 

Hackers drained their Coinbase accounts. The victims want answers.

Coinbase's meteoric rise has been matched by thousands of customers who say the company did little to respond when their accounts were emptied.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/coinbase-customers-press-company-emptied-accounts-rcna1754

 

Happy 30th Anniversary Linux! How We Got To Know Ya

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/happy-30th-anniversary-linux-how-we-got-to-know-ya-93240.html

 

Ransomware gang uses PrintNightmare to breach Windows servers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-uses-printnightmare-to-breach-windows-servers/

 

A mathematician walks into a bar (of disinformation)

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/20/a-mathematician-walks-into-a-bar-of-disinformation/

 

How to split a macOS account into two

Commit an act of Mac mitosis when you have files and purposes in a single account that need to be divided into two.

https://www.macworld.com/article/352783/how-to-split-a-macos-account-into-two.html

 

Inkjet vs Laser Printers

Discover which type of printer is best for your needs

https://www.lifewire.com/inkjet-vs-laser-printers-4777645

 

Apple just undid one of iOS 15’s most controversial iPhone changes

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-just-undid-one-of-ios-15s-most-controversial-iphone-changes/

 

How To Extract Images From A PDF File

https://www.techjunkie.com/extract-image-pdf/

 

Best Windows 11 features and how to try it now

https://www.komando.com/downloads/best-windows-11-features/803388/

 

How to Manage Virtual Desktops in Windows 11

The virtual desktops feature gets a makeover in Windows 11. Here's how to organize and customize them in Microsoft's next-gen OS.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-manage-virtual-desktops-in-windows-11

 

5 warning signs of malicious apps — and how to get rid of them

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malicious-apps-signs-yahoo-subscriptions-170133021.html

 

How to Wirelessly Mirror Your Android Phone to Your TV

https://www.howtogeek.com/690556/how-to-wirelessly-mirror-your-android-phone-to-your-tv/

 

AT&T delays 500,000 fiber-to-the-home builds due to severe fiber shortage

AT&T planned to wire up 3 million homes this year, will hit 2.5 million instead.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/08/att-delays-500000-fiber-to-the-home-builds-due-to-severe-fiber-shortage/

 

This massive AI chip has the compute power of a human brain

The Cerebras technology will be used to improve natural language processing models, Cerebras said.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3630379/this-massive-ai-chip-has-the-compute-power-of-a-human-brain.html

 

Why does Macrium ask for a Username and Password to schedule a backup?

https://askleo.com/why_does_macrium_ask_for_a_username_and_password_to_schedule_a_backup/

 

How to activate Microsoft Defender Application Guard in Windows 10

Microsoft Defender Application Guard protects your networks and data from malicious applications running in your web browser, but you must install and activate it first.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-activate-microsoft-defender-application-guard-in-windows-10/

 

10 Projects for a Raspberry Pi Pico

The Pi Pico is a powerful little maker development board, but do you know just how many things you can make with it?

https://www.makeuseof.com/raspberry-pi-pico-projects/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Amazon launches website to go on the offensive against Congress’ antitrust tech bills

  - Amazon on Friday launched a website to warn sellers about proposed antitrust legislation in Congress, which seeks to limit the power of Big Tech.

  - The website asks sellers to sign up for updates on the legislation and says they could be given opportunities to share their concerns with elected officials.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/20/amazon-launches-website-to-warn-sellers-about-antitrust-bills.html

 

Microsoft says update now as PrintNightmare security threat return once again

New bug also doesn’t have a fix yet

https://www.techradar.com/news/printnightmare-security-threats-are-back-once-again

 

Best SSD for NAS 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ssd-nas

 

T-Mobile Investigates Massive Data Breach Claims

T-Mobile is investigating a forum post claiming to sell a treasure trove of personal data, according to Vice.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/t-mobile-investigates-massive-data-breach-claims-533781.shtml

 

Hackers drained their Coinbase accounts. The victims want answers.

Coinbase's meteoric rise has been matched by thousands of customers who say the company did little to respond when their accounts were emptied.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/coinbase-customers-press-company-emptied-accounts-rcna1754

 

The Irony of Facebook’s VR Collaboration Debacle

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/the-irony-of-facebooks-vr-collaboration-debacle-87245.html

 

Microsoft confirms another Windows print spooler zero-day bug

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-confirms-another-windows-print-spooler-zero-day-bug/

 

When VCs turned to Zoom, Chicago startups were ready for their close-up

Behind the Windy City’s breezy venture capital results

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/19/when-vcs-turned-to-zoom-chicago-startups-were-ready-for-their-close-up/

 

How to unlock your Mac with its Recovery Key and FileVault active

If something goes wrong with your Mac accounts, you may still be able to gain access with the Recovery Key.

https://www.macworld.com/article/352153/how-to-unlock-your-mac-with-recovery-key-filevault.html

 

How to Scan From Printer to Computer

Scanning made simple to your Windows or Mac device

https://www.lifewire.com/scan-from-printer-to-computer-5188967

 

Google will make the Pixel 6 in China to prevent launch delays

https://bgr.com/tech/google-making-the-pixel-6-in-china-to-prevent-release-delays/

 

How To Organize Bookmarks In Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/organize-bookmarks-chrome/

 

Use Facebook Messenger to chat or call? Check if you have access to massive new privacy change

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-messenger-private-calls/803848/

 

Your Work Environment Matters: Keep Your Desk Tidy With These 8 Simple Tips

Is your desk a mess? You might be surprised at how much better you feel by tidying up using these simple, low-cost or no-cost tips.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/tricks-for-keeping-a-neat-desk

 

Google announces a new video doorbell and three new security cameras

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-announces-video-doorbell-three-130003165.html

 

How to Raise Your Hand in Google Meet

https://www.howtogeek.com/737546/how-to-raise-your-hand-in-google-meet/

 

TCL’s newest 6-Series and 5-Series 4K TVs use Google TV instead of Roku

New sets have similar specs to existing Roku TVs, which will remain available.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/tcl-google-tv-new-6-series-and-5-series-specs-price-order-details/

 

How to make Windows 11 faster

Microsoft's Windows 10 power-performance slider moves to Windows 11, but it isn't that easy to find.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624640/how-to-turn-on-power-mode-in-windows-11-for-increased-performance.html

 

How do I get Windows to actually shut down programs that cause it to wait for me on exit?

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_windows_to_actually_shut_down_programs_that_cause_it_to_wait_for_me_on_exit/

 

Should we use AI in cybersecurity? Yes, but with caution and human help

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool, and an expert says we had better ensure it stays just that—a useful tool.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/should-we-use-ai-in-cybersecurity-yes-but-with-caution-and-human-help/

 

10 Ways to Improve Your Wi-Fi Router Speed

Internet connection too slow? These simple router tweaks could make a world of difference on your home Wi-Fi network.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-ways-to-improve-the-speed-of-your-current-router/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

FTC files renewed antitrust complaint against Facebook

  - The Federal Trade Commission filed a new antitrust complaint against Facebook on Thursday.

  - A federal judge dismissed the FTC’s initial complaint in June but gave it a second chance to amend its filing.

  - Facebook has until Oct. 4 to respond to the FTC’s amended complaint.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/19/ftc-files-new-antitrust-complaint-against-facebook.html

 

5G Fixed Wireless Access is the fastest growing broadband segment

Demand for connectivity is a boon for FWA

https://www.techradar.com/news/5g-fixed-wireless-access-is-the-fastest-growing-broadband-segment

 

38 million records exposed, Microsoft Power Apps blamed

Social security numbers, vaccination statuses, and other sensitive pieces of data were left publicly accessible.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-power-apps-expose-data-millions

 

New AdLoad Strain Bypasses Apple's Safeguards to Target macOS

Several new variants of the AdLoad malware family, a well-known adware family that has evolved into 150 distinct wild strains this year alone, are being used in new attacks against macOS, according to The Hacker News.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-adload-strain-bypasses-apple-s-safeguards-to-target-macos-533778.shtml

 

Afghan female robotics team defiant after fleeing Taliban to Qatar

The team became a symbol of progress in modern Afghanistan, taking part in competitions around the world.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/afghan-female-robotics-team-defiant-after-fleeing-taliban-qatar-n1277464

 

The Endless Possibilities of Robotic Process Automation

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/the-endless-possibilities-of-robotic-process-automation-87244.html

 

Hacker behind biggest ever cryptocurrency heist returns stolen funds

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-behind-biggest-ever-cryptocurrency-heist-returns-stolen-funds/

 

Senators challenge TikTok’s ‘alarming’ plan to collect users’ voice and face biometrics

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/19/senators-challenge-tiktoks-alarming-plan-to-collect-users-voice-and-face-biometrics/

 

How to share a Wi-Fi connection on one Mac over ethernet to another

It’s a great way to bridge your network if you have an older Mac with either broken, missing, failing, or weak Wi-Fi.

https://www.macworld.com/article/352173/how-to-share-a-wi-fi-connection-on-one-mac-over-ethernet-to-another.html

 

How to Connect a Printer to Wi-Fi

Print wirelessly via Wi-Fi

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-printer-to-wifi-4767485

 

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

https://bgr.com/tech/heres-what-t-mobile-is-doing-about-the-massive-data-breach-affecting-millions-of-customers/

 

What Is The ISBLANK Function And How Do You Use It?

https://www.techjunkie.com/isblank-function-use-it-explained/

 

Millions of iPhone users will soon lose access to Outlook – How to make sure you don’t

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/iphone-users-lose-access-to-outlook/803632/

 

Ransomware Scheme Outed as Bizarre Plan to Get Funding for Nigerian Social Network

The hacker behind a scheme to recruit disgruntled employees into spreading ransomware appears to be an amateur, who may have exposed his own identity, says anti-phishing company Abnormal Security.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-scheme-outed-as-bizarre-plan-to-get-funding-for-nigerian-social

 

Microsoft is merging its OneNote apps for Windows

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-onenote-app-windows-102737016.html

 

What Is Chrome’s Software Reporter Tool Process, and Can You Disable It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/740135/what-is-chromes-software-reporter-tool-process-and-can-you-disable-it/

 

New BIOS updates will make Windows 11 support less annoying on custom-built PCs

Settings changes will make the upgrade smoother (if your PC is compatible).

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/motherboard-makers-are-releasing-new-bios-updates-to-support-windows-11/

 

Speed up Windows 10 for free: Tips for a faster PC

Is your Windows PC too slow? Give your PC a free performance boost.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3217684/speed-up-windows-tips-for-a-faster-pc.html

 

How do I determine, not reset, the Windows administrator password?

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_determine_not_reset_the_windows_administrator_password/

 

KDE is to Linux what 7 was to Windows

Jack Wallen takes a look at the latest version of KDE neon and comes away seriously impressed.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/kde-is-to-linux-what-7-was-to-windows/

 

How to Master the Command Prompt in Windows 10

Learn how to run multiple commands, get help on any command, and more with the Windows 10 Command Prompt.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-command-prompt-tips/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

More than $90 million in cryptocurrency stolen after a top Japanese exchange is hacked

  - Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid said some of its digital currency wallets have been “compromised.”

  - Elliptic, a blockchain analytics company, said about $97 million in cryptocurrencies have been received by the hackers.

  - It’s the second major crypto heist to take place in little over a week.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/19/liquid-cryptocurrency-exchange-hack.html

 

Accenture hit by massive ransomware attack

Threat actors briefly shared stolen files before restarting their counter

https://www.techradar.com/news/accenture-hit-by-massive-ransomware-attack

 

Windows Central readers don't seem excited about Microsoft's refreshed apps

Our readers aren't that thrilled about the new Clock app for Windows 11, but the improved File Explorer turned some heads.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-central-readers-dont-seem-excited-about-microsofts-refreshed-apps

 

Half of Cyberattacks are Launched by Repeat Offenders

Security leaders responsible for strategic planning of cybersecurity defenses are susceptible because of a lack of awareness and knowledge gaps, leaving organizations exposed to threats, according to a Ponemon survey. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/half-of-cyberattacks-are-launched-by-repeat-offenders-533763.shtml

 

Netflix insider trading suspect pleads guilty to scheme that netted $3 million, feds say

Junwoo Chon, of Bellevue, Washington, faces as long as 20 years behind bars.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/netflix-insider-trading-suspect-pleads-guilty-scheme-netted-3-million-n1277192

 

$600 Million Hacker Offered Job, Bug Bounty

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/600-million-hacker-offered-job-bug-bounty-87242.html

 

Accenture confirms hack after LockBit ransomware data leak threats

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/accenture-confirms-hack-after-lockbit-ransomware-data-leak-threats/

 

Apple lowers commissions on in-app purchases for news publishers who participate in Apple News

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/26/apple-lowers-commissions-on-in-app-purchases-for-news-publishers-who-participate-in-apple-news/

 

How to check your Mac’s temperature and keep it cool

Extreme heat might require more attention to a burning-hot Mac.

https://www.macworld.com/article/351897/how-to-check-your-macs-temperature-and-keep-it-cool.html

 

How to Fix It When Your Printer Is Offline

Solutions to get your printer jobs moving again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-printer-offline-for-windows-and-mac-4628315

 

Windows 11 makes setting the default browser harder than it needs to be

https://bgr.com/tech/windows-11-makes-setting-the-default-browser-harder-than-it-needs-to-be/

 

Hitting The Google Hangouts Participant Limit? Here’s How Many People Can Join

https://www.techjunkie.com/google-hangouts-participant-limit/

 

Save some cash! Top 3 ways to buy refurbished tech

https://www.komando.com/amazon/ways-to-buy-refurbished-tech/799038/

 

UK Regulator: Nvidia-Arm Deal Could Mean Pricier, Lower-Quality Tech Products

'We’re concerned that Nvidia controlling Arm could create real problems for Nvidia rivals,' the UK's Competition and Markets Authority said on Friday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/uk-regulator-nvidia-arm-deal-could-mean-pricier-lower-quality-tech-products

 

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-department-says-russians-hacked-041444645.html

 

How to Get an iPhone to Play Nice With a PC

If you really insist on mixing operating systems, here's how to make it work

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-an-iphone-to-play-nice-with-a-pc-1847483571

 

Behold, Carbon-Free Steel Now Exists

HYBRIT, a partnership between a mining firm, an electric utility, and a steel company, made the world's first delivery of clean steel to Volvo.

https://gizmodo.com/behold-carbon-free-steel-now-exists-1847524486

 

Introducing Windows 11

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/06/24/introducing-windows-11/

 

Glowworm attack decrypts sound from light

https://blog.avast.com/glowworm-attack-recovers-sound-from-led-indicator-avast

 

Windows 11 Accessibility features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb63YJe_Vyg

 

The latest REvil ransomware victim? Sol Oriens. Oh, a US nuclear weapons contractor

Company claims 'no current indication' top-secret data was plundered

https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/15/us_nuclear_weapons_contractor_sol_oriens/

 

MakuluLinux Shifts Designs for a Better Linux Experience

https://linuxinsider.com/story/makululinux-shifts-designs-for-a-better-linux-experience-87236.html

 

FOSSPicks

This month Graham checks out OpenRGB, QMPlay2, OctaSine, HiFiBerryOS, Speed Dreams, and much more!

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/250/FOSSPicks

 

How To Use Microsoft Word for Transcriptions

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

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Over half of current Windows users want to upgrade to Windows 11

Despite having some reservations

https://www.techradar.com/news/over-half-of-current-windows-users-want-to-upgrade-to-windows-11

 

Researchers Just Set a New Distance Record for 6G Transmissions: a Building Next Door

Don't ditch your 5G smartphone just yet, it's going to be almost a decade before 6G arrives.

https://gizmodo.com/researchers-just-set-a-new-distance-record-for-6g-trans-1847524375

 

Russian Hackers Continue With Attacks Despite Biden Warning

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russian-hackers-continue-attacks-despite-100000070.html

 

Firefox 91 Can Obliterate Stubborn Cookies

https://www.howtogeek.com/747118/firefox-91-can-obliterate-stubborn-cookies/

 

Google sounds the alarm over nasty Chrome vulnerabilities

Seven high-severity vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-sounds-the-alarm-over-nasty-chrome-vulnerabilities

 

Your Email Address Has Been Leaked: So What?

You might not care if your email address has been part of a data breach, but here's how it can affect your security.

https://www.makeuseof.com/your-email-address-leaked/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Geekly Update - 18 August 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_18_august_2021.html

 

Zoom rolls out two product offerings geared at the hybrid workforce

Zoom Apps and Zoom Events aim to let users do more with video communications to enhance meetings.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-rolls-out-two-product-offerings-geared-at-the-hybrid-workforce/

 

How to Fix the Alt+Tab Bug in Windows 10

The useful app-switching shortcut is currently broken.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-the-alt-tab-bug-in-windows-10-1847500864

 

Will using a router improve my internet connection?

https://askleo.com/will_using_a_router_improve_my_internet_connection/

 

Here's how to set up 2FA on your Facebook account

https://blog.avast.com/how-to-enable-2fa-in-facebook-avast

 

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

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

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

 

Cryptocurrency traders seek damages from Binance after a major outage cost them millions

  - Hundreds of investors are expected to take part in proceedings against crypto exchange Binance, seeking damages for money they lost during a major outage.

  - Binance says it has no official headquarters. That has made it incredibly difficult for investors to figure out how, and where, to take the company to court.

  - Swiss private equity firm Liti Capital has promised to provide a minimum of $5 million in funding for the case. New York-based law firm White & Case will represent the claimants.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/19/cryptocurrency-traders-seek-damages-from-binance-after-major-outage.html

 

Windows 11 to get a new OneNote app

Microsoft will merge the two OneNote apps into a single experience, and it'll update the interface with new visuals. The changes are coming in 2022.

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

 

New AdLoad malware variant slips through Apple's XProtect defenses

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/new-adload-malware-variant-slips-through-apples-xprotect-defenses/

 

Hackers Can Spy on DNS Traffic Due to Managed DNS Services Cloud Bugs

A new class of vulnerabilities hitting major DNSaaS (DNS as a Service) can be used by hackers to get access to sensitive information from corporate networks, according to The Hacker News. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/hackers-can-spy-on-dns-traffic-due-to-managed-dns-services-cloud-bugs-533760.shtml

 

iOS 15 allows you to turn off Night mode on your iPhone’s camera

https://bgr.com/tech/ios-15-allows-you-to-turn-off-night-mode-on-your-iphones-camera/

 

macOS Monterey: How to use Live Text and Visual Look Up

You can now select the text in the photo, copy it, and then paste it into a document.

https://www.macworld.com/article/351669/macos-monterey-how-to-live-text-look-up-photos-quick-look-safari.html

 

What to Consider Before Buying a New Printer

Figure out the basics before investing in a device

https://www.lifewire.com/printer-scanner-buying-guide-2769120

 

T-Mobile Allegedly Hit By Massive Breach

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10976/t-mobile-allegedly-hit-massive-breach

 

The shipping supply chain is stressed from Covid. That makes it ripe for hackers.

Shipping ports have become significantly more reliant on robotic operations and digitized inventory rather than human labor, making them particularly easy to disrupt.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-hackers-hit-us-supply-chain-experts-warn-rcna1718

 

The easiest way to switch to a new email account (without losing old messages)

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

 

Google Is Shutting Down Android Auto for Phone Screens

With the release of Android 12, users will be transitioned to Google Assistant driving mode.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-shutting-down-android-auto-for-phone-screens

 

The Future of Video Email Marketing is Here with verbMAIL

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/future-video-email-marketing-verbmail-123028001.html

 

How Buggy Is the Windows 11 Preview Release?

https://www.howtogeek.com/741279/how-buggy-is-the-windows-11-preview-release/

 

Mirai botnet now targeting critical flaw in thousands of routers

New Mirai variant has been on the prowl since March

https://www.techradar.com/news/mirai-botnet-now-targeting-critical-flaw-in-thousands-of-routers

 

How Do Police & Forensic Analysts Recover Deleted Data From Phones?

Can police really recover deleted pictures or text messages from Android or iPhone devices? Or is it purely fiction?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/forensic-analysts-get-deleted-data-phone/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

[SELL IT] Power Tips for Ebay Success

https://askbobrankin.com/sell_it_power_tips_for_ebay_success.html

 

How to use VBA to update fields in a Word document

Fields that don't update automatically pose a problem with many users because they don't remember to update them manually. When you need this functionality, use this VBA procedure.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-vba-to-update-fields-in-a-word-document/

 

7 of the Best Lower-Cost Tech Essentials for Broke College Students

Heading back to school? Here's how to get quality tech without spending a lot of money.

https://lifehacker.com/7-of-the-best-lower-cost-tech-essentials-for-broke-coll-1847499638

 

I clicked on a bogus link in spam. What should I do?

https://askleo.com/i_clicked_on_a_bogus_link_in_spam_what_should_i_do/

 

Avast receives the top score in AV-Comparatives' anti-phishing test

https://blog.avast.com/av-comparatives-anti-phishing-test-avast

 

How attackers could exploit breached T-Mobile user data

Follow-on attacks using stolen T-Mobile data are a real risk for victims. Here's how attackers can leverage that data to compromise accounts or launch phishing campaigns.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3630114/how-attackers-could-exploit-breached-t-mobile-user-data.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Netflix insider trading ring reaped $3 million in profit, SEC says

  - Three former Netflix software engineers and two associates were charged with insider trading, the SEC announced Wednesday

  - Those involved made over $3 million by sharing confidential information about the streaming giant’s subscriber growth.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/18/netflix-insider-trading-ring-reaped-3-million-in-profit-sec-says.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Kaseya's universal REvil decryption key leaked on a hacking forum

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kaseyas-universal-revil-decryption-key-leaked-on-a-hacking-forum/

 

Hackers are Scanning for Unpatched Exchange Servers Flaws

Microsoft Exchange servers are targeted again this time via a chain of three different vulnerabilities that affect on-premises installations, according to The Hacker News.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/hackers-are-scanning-for-unpatched-exchange-servers-flaws-533761.shtml

 

Intel’s new Arc GPUs will give NVIDIA and AMD a run for their money

https://bgr.com/tech/intels-new-arc-gpu-could-give-nvidia-and-amd-a-run-for-their-money/

 

How to erase your iPhone, iPad, or Mac remotely after a theft

You can ensure your data remains safe through erasure.

https://www.macworld.com/article/351375/how-to-erase-your-iphone-ipad-or-mac-remotely-after-a-theft.html

 

YouTube Boosts Its Search Function With New Features

Users will enjoy video previews and more international content.

https://www.lifewire.com/youtube-boosting-its-search-function-with-new-features-5197834

 

Firefox Takes Aim At Cookies

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10975/firefox-takes-aim-cookies

 

Govt sharpens antitrust attack against Facebook with filing

The new complaint lays out a detailed history of Facebook’s conduct, particularly since the arrival of mobile devices like smartphones in the 2010s, and the rise of innovative rivals.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/govt-sharpens-antitrust-attack-facebook-filing-rcna1721

 

Data breach alert: Info on millions of seniors leaked online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/data-breach-impacts-seniors/803085/

 

Botnet Generates One of the Largest DDoS Attacks on Record

The attack, which targeted an unnamed financial provider, was mitigated without any human intervention, according to Cloudflare.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/botnet-generates-one-of-the-largest-ddos-attacks-on-record

 

This powerline adapter on Amazon lets you speed up home internet without paying more for service

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/powerline-adapter-amazon-lets-speed-143300054.html

 

How to Highlight Blanks or Errors in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/733558/how-to-highlight-blanks-or-errors-in-google-sheets/

 

Misconfigured web apps exposed millions of US personal records online

Researchers pin blame on generous default permission settings

https://www.techradar.com/news/misconfigured-web-apps-exposed-millions-of-us-personal-records-online

 

What Else Can You Use a Gaming Laptop For?

Gaming laptops obviously cope well with games, but they can handle a whole host of other resources eating tasks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-other-uses-for-gaming-laptops/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Erasing Your Hard Drive – The Nuclear Option

https://askbobrankin.com/erasing_your_hard_drive_the_nuclear_option.html

 

Let the Linux kernel Rust

Rust is creeping into the Linux kernel, which could mean a very important step forward in terms of security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/let-the-linux-kernel-rust/

 

How to Limit Spotify From Tracking You, Because It Knows Too Much

Between its data collection, third-party trackers, and public profile info, Spotify isn't as private as you think.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-limit-spotify-from-tracking-you-because-it-know-1847496516

 

Why is my Hotmail login not being remembered?

https://askleo.com/why_is_my_hotmail_login_not_being_remembered/

 

The privacy dilemma

https://blog.avast.com/the-privacy-dilemma-avast

 

The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

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

https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/the-biggest-data-breaches-of-the-21st-century.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Ohio man pleads guilty to running $300 million bitcoin laundering conspiracy that helped drug traffickers

  - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy in which he moved more than $300 million worth of bitcoin to help users hide the source of their cryptocurrency.

  - Larry Dean Harmon agreed as part of his plea to surrender more than 4,400 bitcoins, currently valued at more than $200 million.

  - The Darknet is the collection of websites hidden from normal search engines and web browsers. Its anonymized nature is exploited by criminals who trade weapons, narcotics and illegal services 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/18/ohio-man-guilty-in-darknet-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-laundering-conspiracy.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Microsoft revives deprecated RDCMan after fixing security flaw

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-revives-deprecated-rdcman-after-fixing-security-flaw/

 

New App Lets You Fully Configure Windows 11 From Just One Place

Windows 11 is still in preview stage, but with only a few months left until the stable release gets the go-ahead, it’s pretty clear this easily becomes one of the most anticipated launches of the year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-app-lets-you-fully-configure-windows-11-from-just-one-place-533770.shtml

 

iPhone switch to USB-C: Will new EU law force Apple’s hand?

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-switch-to-usb-c-will-new-eu-law-force-apples-hand/

 

How to connect an Apple LED Cinema Display to a new MacBook

With a small investment, you can connect a Mini-DisplayPort Apple monitor over USB-C to a MacBook or MacBook Pro.

https://www.macworld.com/article/229510/connecting-an-apple-led-cinema-display-to-a-usb-c-macbook-or-macbook-pro-here-are-the-adapters-you.html

 

Apple Adds Password Manager to iCloud for Windows

Manage passwords on your iCloud keychain

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-adds-password-manager-to-icloud-for-windows-5197786

 

Apple: iPhone Photo Scans 'Not a Privacy Risk'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10974/apple-iphone-photo-scans-not-privacy-risk

 

Crypto traders want payback after losing millions to Binance glitches

Traders are teaming up to take legal action against the crypto exchange, but they face an uphill battle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/personal-finance/crypto-traders-want-payback-after-losing-millions-binance-glitches-n1277111

 

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/

 

FTC Accuses Facebook of Violating Antitrust Laws With 'Buy or Bury' Scheme

In an amended complaint, the FTC's Bureau of Competition says Facebook 'lacked the business acumen and technical talent to survive the transition to mobile' fairly.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ftc-accuses-facebook-of-violating-antitrust-laws-with-buy-or-bury-scheme

 

T-Mobile customers file class action lawsuits as investigation finds 53 million affected by data breach

https://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-customers-file-class-191223097.html

 

How to Add Folder Shortcuts to the Start Menu on Windows 11

https://www.howtogeek.com/741536/how-to-add-folder-shortcuts-to-the-start-menu-on-windows-11/

 

New Linux malware family evades antivirus detection

Some have been active for over three years

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-linux-malware-family-evades-antivirus-detection

 

6 Ways to Check Your Windows 10 Essential PC Specs

Learn how to find out your hardware specs before selling or upgrading your PC.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-to-check-your-windows-10-essential-pc-specs/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

[SILVER BULLET] Add Memory to Speed Up Your Computer?

https://askbobrankin.com/silver_bullet_add_memory_to_speed_up_your_computer.html

 

Windows 11 Insider preview adds Microsoft Teams chat feature

The latest insider build for the upcoming new version of Windows lets you chat with other people even if they don't have Teams.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-11-insider-preview-adds-microsoft-teams-chat-feature/

 

How to Check Whether a Used Chromebook is Obsolete Before You Buy It

You may think you're getting a great deal, but you could be buying a dud.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-check-whether-a-used-chromebook-is-obsolete-befo-1847493421

 

Should I update drivers regularly?

https://askleo.com/should_i_update_drivers_regularly/

 

Here's how hackers can steal your data using light, radio, and sound waves

https://blog.avast.com/exploiting-air-gaps-avast

 

IoT devices have serious security deficiencies due to bad random number generation

It's not the IoT vendors' fault. Lack of a cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator subsystem for the internet of things devices will be vulnerable.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3629437/iot-devices-have-serious-security-deficiencies-due-to-bad-random-number-generation.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Tesla misleads customers about self-driving features, senators allege in request for FTC probe

  - Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla over the company’s advertising of its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technology.

  - The letter comes one day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot system.

  - The senators claim Tesla’s marketing messages may not be fully representing Autopilot’s capabilities.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/18/democrats-ask-ftc-to-investigate-teslas-self-driving-claims.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Adobe fixes critical preauth vulnerabilities in Magento

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adobe-fixes-critical-preauth-vulnerabilities-in-magento/

 

This Is the New Snipping Tool in Windows 11

The most recent Windows 11 preview build comes with an early version of the new Snipping Tool that will be part of this operating system when it launches later this year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-is-the-new-snipping-tool-in-windows-11-533765.shtml

 

Google is testing its own Find My Device app to rival Apple’s Find My

https://bgr.com/tech/google-is-testing-its-own-find-my-device-app-to-rival-apples-find-my/

 

Apple Music Lossless and Spatial Audio: How to listen on any device

Dolby Atmos and Lossless formats require specific audio gear.

https://www.macworld.com/article/346837/apple-music-lossless-hi-res-lossless-spatial-dolby-atmos-iphone-airpods-android-homepod-dac.html

 

How to Record Your Screen on Windows 11

3 ways to capture video of your screen

https://www.lifewire.com/record-screen-on-windows-11-5193849

 

Three Random Words 'Best Password Strategy'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10973/three-random-words-best-password-strategy

 

Proof of vaccination in a tap? Smartphone developers want to make it that easy

Apple, Samsung and Google have announced plans for features to readily call up a QR code that can be scanned to quickly verify a user’s vaccination status.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/proof-vaccination-tap-smartphone-developers-want-make-easy-rcna1689

 

Use a PC and an iPhone? You can now manage your iCloud passwords from your computer

https://www.komando.com/technology/icloud-passwords-on-pc/803556/

 

Calling All Tech-Savvy Veterans: Johnson & Johnson May Have $250K for You

Johnson & Johnson is seeking innovations in healthcare tech with its Veteran's Lead QuickFire Challenge Series. Up for grabs: $250,000 in grants, plus access to mentors and support from the company.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/calling-all-tech-savvy-veterans-johnson-johnson-may-have-250k-for-you

 

Hackers steal even more Social Security numbers. How should you protect yourself?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hackers-steal-even-more-social-205753006.html

 

Linux cloud environments face an onslaught of malware attacks

Don’t run outdated, unpatched software, new research warns

https://www.techradar.com/news/linux-cloud-environments-face-an-onslaught-of-malware-attacks

 

HP’S QUALCOMM-POWERED DETACHABLE CHROMEBOOK X2 IS OFFICIAL

https://chromeunboxed.com/hps-qualcomm-powered-detachable-chromebook-x2-is-official/

 

Google Discloses Details of Unpatched Windows AppContainer Flaw

https://www.securityweek.com/google-discloses-details-unpatched-windows-appcontainer-flaw

 

Researchers Track Linux Intrusions to Cryptojacking Gang

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

 

Inside the new look & feel

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/insidewindows11/article/inside-new-look

 

Windows 11 - Touch keyboard, Voice typing and Tablet posture experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4eUQ7htDro

 

A one-to-one drop-in replacement for CentOS

Distro Walk – AlmaLinux

Arising from the ashes of CentOS, AlmaLinux offers a community-owned and -governed CentOS alternative.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/250/Phoenix-Rising

 

When does Windows Support End?

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

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Social Engineering Attacks: Common Techniques & How to Prevent an Attack

https://digitalguardian.com/blog/social-engineering-attacks-common-techniques-how-prevent-attack

 

Windows 10 PrintNightmare has been handled irresponsibly by Microsoft, says security expert

The PrintNightmare saga has drawn out over several months, and a security expert says it may not be close to over.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-printnightmare-handled-irresponsibly-microsoft

 

Google is shutting down the Android Auto phone app

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/android-auto-phone-app-shutting-down-130020711.html

 

How to Highlight Top- or Bottom-Ranked Values in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/734670/how-to-highlight-top-or-bottom-ranked-values-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How to Enable Noise Cancellation When You’re Wearing a Single AirPod Pro

You can stop your AirPods from entering transparency mode when one is removed from your ear.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-noise-cancellation-when-you-re-wearing-a-1847492028

 

Google allegedly considered buying Epic Games to silence antitrust complaints

Epic details Google's alleged attempts to stop it from skipping the Play Store.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/google-allegedly-considered-buying-epic-games-to-silence-antitrust-complaints/

 

Can ransomware impact my backups on an external drive?

https://askleo.com/can_ransomware_impact_my_backups_on_an_external_drive/

 

Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3600839/google-chrome-os-explosion.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Google unveils new budget Pixel phone as it continues to build out hardware business

  - Google unveiled a new budget Pixel phone Tuesday that will cost $449 and will launch on Aug. 26.

  - The Pixel 5a is a moderate improvement over last year’s Pixel 4a 5G, offering a larger battery, a slightly bigger screen and water resistance.

  - Google is slowly ramping up its hardware business, which doesn’t generate meaningful revenue for the company compared with its services such as Search, YouTube and Google Cloud.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/17/google-pixel-5a-price-release-date.html

 

Tesla Autopilot Probe Opened by US Highway Safety Agency

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/tesla-autopilot-probe-opened-by-us-highway-safety-agency-87240.html

 

New Zoom Focus Mode wants to cut out home learning distractions for good

New Zoom "focus mode" could finally help online learning

https://www.techradar.com/news/zooms-new-focus-mode-wants-to-cut-out-distractions-for-home-learning-and-meetings

 

Memorial Health System recovers from ransomware

https://blog.avast.com/memorial-health-system-hit-by-ransomware-avast

 

Windows security update blocks PetitPotam NTLM relay attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-security-update-blocks-petitpotam-ntlm-relay-attacks/

 

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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Hackers Steal $97 Million from Japanese Crypto-Exchange Liquid

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-steal-97-million-japanese-crypto-exchange-liquid

 

How About a Dell Portable Monitor to Go With That Dell XPS?

The company announced a heaping helping of new monitors, including a packable second-screen for your laptop.

https://gizmodo.com/how-about-a-dell-portable-monitor-to-go-with-that-dell-1847519346

 

Live Text in macOS Monterey destroys these paid text extraction apps

Sometimes you want to convert a document; other times, you want to just copy and paste a few lines.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350665/live-text-vs-text-extraction-apps-ocr-adobe-acrobat-google-microsoft-one-note-pdfpen-evernote.html

 

Phishing Sites Targeting Scammers and Thieves

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/phishing-sites-targeting-scammers-and-thieves/

 

Report Condemns Government Cyber Security

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10972/report-condemns-government-cyber-security

 

The Future Of Ransomware

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-future-of-ransomware

 

BlackBerry QNX flaw left cars and medical devices vulnerable to attack

The company reportedly didn't want to make the issue public at first.

https://www.engadget.com/blackberry-qnx-cars-medical-devices-vulnerable-110746229.html

 

7 laptop maintenance steps you should do regularly to keep yours happy

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/7-monthly-laptop-maintenance-tasks/575895/

 

Chip Shortage Causes Toyota to Cut Production by 40%

As Toyota's latest announcement shows, the auto industry is still struggling to escape the chip shortage.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/chip-shortage-causes-toyota-to-cut-production-by-40-percent

 

Infamous hacker group claims to be selling data from over 70 million AT&T customers, according to a privacy group

https://news.yahoo.com/infamous-hacker-group-claims-selling-201846750.html

 

How to Use Steam’s “Proton” to Play Windows Games on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/738967/how-to-use-steams-proton-to-play-windows-games-on-linux/

 

Use Zoom's New 'Focus Mode' to Get Control of Unruly Meetings

Keep your Zoom participants in line by limiting who they can see 

https://lifehacker.com/use-zooms-new-focus-mode-to-get-control-of-unruly-meeti-1847486520

 

Apple says it will refuse gov’t demands to expand photo-scanning beyond CSAM

Apple defends scanning after memo called privacy advocates "screeching voices. 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/apple-says-it-will-refuse-govt-demands-to-expand-photo-scanning-beyond-csam/

 

Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3604651/decoding-windows-defender-s-hidden-settings.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

A national lab just achieved a ‘Wright Brothers moment’ in nuclear fusion

  - The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced a key achievement in fusion research on Tuesday.

  - A laser light was focused onto a target the size of a BB which resulted in “a hot-spot the diameter of a human hair, generating more than 10 quadrillion watts of fusion power for 100 trillionths of a second,” a written statement says.

  - The development is being cheered by industry watchers, but there is still a long way to go before fusion will be commercially viable.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/17/lawrence-livermore-lab-makes-significant-achievement-in-fusion.html

 

Autonomous Driving’s Missing Link

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/autonomous-drivings-missing-link-87237.html

 

Why you should avoid VPNs that use trackers in their apps

Your privacy when using a VPN

https://www.techradar.com/news/why-you-should-avoid-vpns-that-use-trackers-in-their-apps

 

5 reasons why you absolutely need a firewall

https://blog.avast.com/reasons-why-firewalls-are-still-essential-avast

 

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/

 

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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Cisco: Critical Flaw in Older SMB Routers Will Remain Unpatched

https://www.securityweek.com/cisco-critical-flaw-older-smb-routers-will-remain-unpatched

 

Apple's Not Digging Itself Out of This One

The ongoing drama surrounding the company's proposed new child abuse prevention tools has taken another turn.

https://gizmodo.com/apples-not-digging-itself-out-of-this-one-1847509340

 

Untangling the Terminal: How to master the macOS command line interface

How-tos, tips, and tricks

https://www.macworld.com/article/350436/macos-terminal-utilities-command-line-files-directories-folders-quick-look.html

 

Ransomware Gangs and the Name Game Distraction

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/ransomware-gangs-and-the-name-game-distraction/

 

Nations Ranked For Online Censorship

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10971/nations-ranked-online-censorship

 

Phishing Trends Show Adult Themes Have Skyrocketed 974%

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-trends-show-adult-themes-have-skyrocketed-974

 

Intel Arc, the company's first gaming GPUs, will debut in 2022

It's taking on AMD and NVIDIA with discrete and integrated models.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-arc-graphics-cards-ray-tracing-ai-super-sampling-152717653.html

 

The rules IT pros know to back up all your files the right way

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/good-data-backup-practices/598739/

 

Intel's Alder Lake Combines 'Performance' and 'Efficiency' CPU Cores on One Chip

Intel explains why it's adopting a hybrid core architecture for Alder Lake, the next family of Core processors, which are slated to launch later this year for laptops and desktop PCs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intels-alder-lake-combines-performance-and-efficiency-cpu-cores-on-one

 

Ditch the Long HDMI Cables and Go Wireless with an HDMI Extender

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ditch-long-hdmi-cables-wireless-200059136.html

 

PSA: Linux Doesn’t Force You to Log in to a Microsoft Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/738965/psa-linux-doesnt-force-you-to-log-in-to-a-microsoft-account/

 

How to Use Your Browser's 'Reader Mode' to Actually Read What You Click

These hidden reader modes will make working through those open tabs easier.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-your-browsers-reader-mode-to-actually-read-w-1847480062

 

New “Glowworm attack” recovers audio from devices’ power LEDs

A new class of passive TEMPEST attack converts LED output into intelligible audio.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/new-glowworm-attack-recovers-audio-from-devices-power-leds/

 

How do I get the document path and filename printed in the footer of my Word documents?

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_the_document_path_and_filename_printed_in_the_footer_of_my_word_documents/

 

How to control your Android phone with your eyes

Google's latest Android 12 beta holds a wild new superpower that's going mostly unnoticed. Could this be the future of how we interact with our phones?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3629498/android-phone-control-with-eyes.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Crypto platform hit by $600 million heist asks hacker to become its chief security advisor

  - Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network was hit with a major attack last week which saw the hacker, or hackers, make off with more than $600 million worth of tokens.

  - In a bizarre twist, the hacker has now returned most of the stolen money but is withholding more than $200 million of the funds until “everyone is ready.”

  - Poly Network promised the hacker a $500,000 bounty for the restoration of user funds, and even invited them to become its “chief security advisor.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/17/poly-network-cryptocurrency-hack-latest.html

 

MakuluLinux Shifts Designs for a Better Linux Experience

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/makululinux-shifts-designs-for-a-better-linux-experience-87236.html

 

Hate the Windows 11 Start menu? There’s already an app to change it

Start11 beta has arrived from Stardock

https://www.techradar.com/news/hate-the-windows-11-start-menu-theres-already-an-app-to-change-it

 

Why device protection for kids is worth it

https://blog.avast.com/back-to-school-device-protection-avast

 

Microsoft fixes Windows Print Spooler PrintNightmare vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-print-spooler-printnightmare-vulnerability/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 7

Yes, you can upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 11 keeping your files, but only as long the hardware is supported.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-11-from-windows-7/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Cyberattack Forces Memorial Health System to Cancel Surgeries, Divert Patients

https://www.securityweek.com/cyberattack-forces-memorial-health-system-cancel-surgeries-divert-patients

 

Amazon’s Expansion Into Department Stores Is All About Surveillance

It would take the company from being a business that only tracks you most of the time into one that's virtually inescapable.

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-s-expansion-into-department-stores-is-all-about-1847516632

 

Learn these macOS Terminal shortcuts and spend less time typing

Save lots of time and type less by using the command history functions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/174665/macos-terminal-typing-tips.html

 

The Life Cycle of a Breached Database

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

 

Fake Windows 11 Riddled With Malware

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10968/fake-windows-11-riddled-malware

 

Microsoft warns: Now attackers are using a call centre to trick you into downloading ransomware

Beware of phishing emails claiming your free trial subscription is over and that urge you to call a number to cancel it before you get slugged with monthly fees.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-warns-now-attackers-are-using-a-call-centre-to-trick-you-into-downloading-ransomware/

 

Tesla's Autopilot is under federal investigation following crashes

The NHTSA probe is looking into collisions with emergency vehicles.

https://www.engadget.com/tesla-autopilot-investigation-nhtsa-141310451.html

 

If you’re using an old version of Windows, do this now to get Windows 11 for free when it comes out

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-11-for-free/803527/

 

Intel Spills More Details on New 'Arc'-Branded 'Alchemist' GPUs at Architecture Day 2021

New GPU? Check. New performance-enhancing supersampling tech? Check. Release date? Please check in later.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-spills-more-details-on-new-arc-branded-alchemist-gpus-at-architecture

 

T-Mobile hit with class-action lawsuits over data breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-hit-class-action-012348340.html

 

What Is “Planned Obsolescence,” and How Does It Affect My Devices?

https://www.howtogeek.com/731791/what-is-planned-obsolescence-and-how-does-it-affect-my-devices/

 

You Can Gain Admin Privileges to Any Windows Machine by Plugging in a Razer Mouse

Is it an interesting security hack, or a PSA to keep your computer safe? (It's both.)

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-gain-admin-privileges-to-any-windows-machine-by-1847537634

 

Paragon is working to get its ntfs3 filesystem into the Linux kernel

Torvalds seems bullish on getting Paragon's project across the line eventually.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/paragon-is-working-to-get-its-ntfs3-filesystem-into-the-linux-kernel/

 

Are multiple administrator accounts on a single machine a bad thing?

https://askleo.com/are_multiple_administrator_accounts_on_a_single_machine_a_bad_thing/

 

15 ways to speed up Windows 10

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

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/15-ways-to-speed-up-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip

 

Google updates site that explains how search works as it faces mounting regulatory pressure

Google says it’s launching a re-designed website to explain to people how its core business — Search — works.

In the second quarter, the company faced its highest volume of regulatory pressure from lawsuits, which alleges it abuses monopoly power while remaining opaque about its practices.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/23/google-updates-site-that-explains-how-search-works.html

 

Half of IT Pros Say Remote Workers Dodging Security Precautions

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/half-of-it-pros-say-remote-workers-dodging-security-precautions-87233.html

 

Intel has failed to overturn billion-dollar patent verdict

Chip giant's motion for a new trial has been denied though it plans to appeal

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-has-failed-to-overturn-billion-dollar-patent-verdict

 

Cyber fraud now targeting professional channels

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

 

Firefox adds enhanced cookie clearing, HTTPS by default in private browsing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/firefox-adds-enhanced-cookie-clearing-https-by-default-in-private-browsing/

 

How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you quickly share files with other users over a network — here are three ways to do it.

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

 

Report: Census Hit by Cyberattack, US Count Unaffected

https://www.securityweek.com/report-census-hit-cyberattack-us-count-unaffected

 

Apple Has Reportedly Been Scanning Your iCloud Mail for Child Abuse Images Since 2019

The tech giant has been scouring iCloud mail for signs of child abuse material for years, according to a new report.

https://gizmodo.com/apple-has-reportedly-been-scanning-your-icloud-mail-for-1847538826

 

How Apple will (eventually) replace the iPhone

Here's what will replace the iPhone (eventually)

https://www.macworld.com/article/353652/iphone-replacement-apple-watch-siri-glasses.html

 

How Cyber Safe is Your Drinking Water Supply?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/how-cyber-safe-is-your-drinking-water-supply/

 

Phone, Gadget Repair 'Rules' to be Enforced by FTC

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10969/phone-gadget-repair-rules-be-enforced-ftc

 

Ransomware: Now gangs are using virtual machines to disguise their attacks

Ransomware operators are using virtual machines to avoid their unusual network activity being spotted before they deploy their malware.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-cyber-criminals-are-using-virtual-machines-to-hide-attacks-from-being-detected/

 

T-Mobile investigates claims of giant customer data breach

The intruders claim to have info for 100 million people

https://www.engadget.com/t-mobile-data-breach-investigation-202913474.html

 

How to stop junk text messages and spam for good

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/end-junk-text-messages/780933/

 

AI Can Steer You to a Better Road Trip

A CarMax survey found that AI-planned road trips were better than human-planned ones.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ai-can-steer-you-to-a-better-road-trip

 

Apple is reportedly releasing a redesigned, more powerful Mac mini this fall

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-mac-mini-m-1-x-rumor-194549101.html

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Root Your Android Device

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/211314-extremetech-explains-why-you-should-or-shouldnt-root-your-android-device

 

Inside Widgets

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/insidewindows11/article/inside-widgets

 

Windows 11 Bloom and Windows 11 logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4uTcZ49j-A

 

Protect your sensitive gear for less with this one-day deal on APC UPS units

Amazon has enticing deals today for APC uninterruptible power supplies and a six-outlet surge protector, including a gaming UPS for $70 off.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3629633/protect-your-sensitive-gear-for-less-with-this-one-day-deal-on-apc-ups-units.html

 

Sniffing WiFi with an ESP8266 microcontroller

Listener

The ESP8266 is in the core of many IoT devices. Thanks to ESP8266 sniffer mode, you can monitor the WiFi medium for diagnostics and optimization.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/250/ESP8266-for-WiFi-Sniffing

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgd686QHhWw

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Verizon and AT&T plan post-pandemic 5G marketing blitz, even as consumer use cases remain unclear

  - Verizon and AT&T shelved 5G marketing campaigns that emphasized out-of-home consumer use cases during the pandemic.

  - Consumers are still uncertain about clear 5G benefits, which may slow adoption.

  - Verizon hopes a 5G network that can function as a replacement product to cable broadband will help boost subscribers.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/07/verizon-att-try-to-convince-americans-they-need-5g-now.html

 

Surgeries canceled, care diverted as Memorial Health responds to cyberattack

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/backup-and-recovery/surgeries-canceled-care-diverted-as-memorial-health-responds-to-cyberattack

 

Home car charger owners urged to install updates

https://www.yahoo.com/news/home-car-charger-owners-urged-014337450.html

 

How Windows 11’s New Widgets Work

https://www.howtogeek.com/739989/how-windows-11s-new-widgets-work/

 

Should I Update to Windows 11?

When it’s time, you’ll know.

https://askleo.com/should-i-update-to-windows-11/

 

How to Find and Delete All Your Old, Unused Accounts

Don't ignore your old accounts just because they're a pain to delete.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-and-delete-all-your-old-unused-accounts-1847470037

 

How to turn your laptop into a desktop workstation

Desktop benefits, laptop portability.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623712/how-to-turn-your-laptop-into-a-desktop-workstation.html

 

Millions of seniors hit by major data breach

Exposed details could be to perpetuate all kinds of scams

https://www.techradar.com/news/millions-of-seniors-hit-by-major-data-breach

 

Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images

Apple offers technical details, claims 1-in-1 trillion chance of false positives.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/apple-explains-how-iphones-will-scan-photos-for-child-sexual-abuse-images/

 

Chip shortage wait times continue to grow, hampering new Windows 11 PCs

The global chip shortage will limit the supply of new PCs running Windows 11 when the OS launches this year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/chip-shortage-wait-times-continue-grow-hampering-windows-11-new-pcs

 

AI-Powered Electronic Design Automation Tools Could Redefine Chipmaking

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/325878-ai-powered-electronic-design-automation-tools-could-redefine-chipmaking

 

Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: What you need to know

Microsoft's Windows 11 is a significant evolution from Windows 10 and the first software name change in six years. These are the most important differences.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/windows-11-vs-windows-10-what-to-know/

 

How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85279-enable-disable-secure-boot-windows-10-pc.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

[Tip] Disable New Twitter “Chirp” Font and Restore Old Design UI

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-new-twitter-chirp-font-and-restore-old-design-ui/

 

How to verify your Mac’s drive health using Disk Utility

Using the First Aid function in Disk Utility.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350806/macos-disk-utility-how-to-verify-storage.html

 

FTC Refiles Historic Antitrust Lawsuit as Facebook Tries to Bury the News With Shiny Things

The FTC has refiled its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that no other social media company "remotely approaches Facebook’s scale."

https://gizmodo.com/ftc-refiles-historic-antitrust-lawsuit-as-facebook-trie-1847517634

 

Your Best Year Ever: College Tech Tips

Don't worry, you've got this

https://www.lifewire.com/tech-tips-for-college-students-4172194

 

eCh0raix ransomware now targets both QNAP and Synology NAS devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ech0raix-ransomware-now-targets-both-qnap-and-synology-nas-devices/

 

Attackers Abuse Google Docs for Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/attackers-abuse-google-docs-for-phishing-attacks

 

Facebook Adds Encryption to Messenger Video and Voice Calls

The social media firm also plans to conduct a limited test of end-to-end encrypted Instagram direct messaging.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/facebook-messenger-to-add-encryption-for-video-and-voice-calls

 

iPhone tip: How to hide apps from your home screen

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/how-to-hide-apps-from-home-screen-iphone/803513/

 

Want to Change the Default Browser in Windows 11? Good Luck!

Microsoft is making it frustratingly difficult to change your browser in its latest OS.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/want-to-change-the-default-browser-in-windows-11-good-luck

 

iPhone updates, security tricks: All the ways to keep your phone safe

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-updates-security-tricks-ways-172709698.html

 

How to Apply a Color Scale Based on Values in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/734938/how-to-apply-a-color-scale-based-on-values-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How Do I Connect My Desktop to Open Wi-Fi Nearby?

The three things you need.

https://askleo.com/connect-to-open-wi-fi-nearby/

 

12 Ways to Make iPhones and Androids Get Along Better

https://lifehacker.com/12-ways-to-make-iphones-and-androids-get-along-better-1847467071

 

Windows 10 will soon aggressively block dubious downloads

You'll have the option to allow cryptominers and other helper apps on your PC, but Microsoft will tell you when they're a bad idea.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628168/windows-10-will-soon-aggressively-block-dubious-downloads.html

 

Huge crypto exchange hack sees $600m stolen

Experts believe heist was made possible through a rare cryptography issue

https://www.techradar.com/news/crypto-exchange-hack-sees-dollar600m-stolen

 

Microsoft’s Windows 11 outreach efforts aren’t going very well

Overly heavy-handed moderation tends to cause more problems than it solves.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/microsofts-windows-11-outreach-efforts-arent-going-very-well/

 

Microsoft working to help parents and teachers connect through Teams

Teachers will be able to easily chat with parents and guardians of students with an upcoming feature for Microsoft Teams.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-working-help-parents-and-teachers-connect-through-teams

 

Intel’s New Arc-Branded GPUs Will Battle Nvidia, AMD in Q1 2022

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/325854-intels-new-arc-branded-gpus-will-battle-nvidia-amd-in-q1-2022

 

Every Windows user should do this: How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB

It's a good idea to have a Windows 10 boot drive around at all times. You never know when you're going to run into issues with your computer.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/every-windows-user-should-do-this-how-to-create-a-windows-10-bootable-usb/

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48991-add-remove-google-drive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 11 new Focus Sessions feature will integrate Spotify

Microsoft plans to integrate Spotify into Focus Sessions, a new feature to help you stay focus and get things done on Windows 11.

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

 

[Tip] Create a Portable Quick Launch Toolbar for Windows Taskbar

https://www.askvg.com/tip-create-a-portable-quick-launch-toolbar-for-windows-taskbar/

 

How to change the window background color and image for macOS’s Terminal

Learn how to make Terminal use a user-defined background image each time you open a new window.

https://www.macworld.com/article/187338/termbkgnd.html

 

Intel Details 'Biggest Shifts in a Generation' at Architecture Day 2021

Intel is claiming revolutionary advancements to its core processor design, some insight into its upcoming GPUs, and big upgrades for enterprise hardware.

https://gizmodo.com/intel-details-biggest-shifts-in-a-generation-at-archite-1847512819

 

Are Tech Companies Putting Users at Risk of Identity Theft?

Big Tech is coming for your ID

https://www.lifewire.com/are-tech-companies-putting-users-at-risk-of-identity-theft-5191809

 

One million stolen credit cards leaked to promote carding market

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/one-million-stolen-credit-cards-leaked-to-promote-carding-market/

 

Why Phishing Attacks Are So Easy, Successful and Profitable – and What to do About It

https://blog.knowbe4.com/why-phishing-attacks-so-easy-successful-and-profitable-and-what-to-do-about-it

 

FragAttacks Foil 2 Decades of Wireless Security

Wireless security protocols have improved, but product vendors continue to make implementation errors that allow a variety of attacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/fragattacks-foil-2-decades-of-wireless-security/d/d-id/1341595

 

Use a PC and an iPhone? You can now manage your iCloud passwords from your computer

https://www.komando.com/technology/icloud-passwords-on-pc/803556/

 

Dem Senators Ask FTC to Probe Tesla Over 'Misleading' Self-Driving Claims

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are concerned Tesla is overhyping the company's self-driving technologies and thus putting Tesla owners at risk.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dem-senators-ask-ftc-to-probe-tesla-over-misleading-self-driving-claims

 

SolarWinds: Top US prosecutors hit by suspected Russian hack

https://www.yahoo.com/news/solarwinds-top-us-prosecutors-hit-164513934.html

 

How Snap Works in Windows 11

https://www.howtogeek.com/740898/how-snap-works-in-windows-11/

 

How Do I Remove Invalid Email Addresses from Auto-fill?

Various tools try to be helpful, but sometimes they aren’t.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-remove-an-invalid-email-address-from-auto-fill/

 

How to Individually Control Audio Volume for Every App on Your Mac

macOS doesn’t have a built-in utility to adjust the volume output for individual apps—but there's a workaround.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-individually-control-audio-volume-for-every-app-1847455401

 

Pirate gamers, beware: This malware targets you

Bitdfender recently discovered a new family of malware it calls MosaicLoader that tries hard not to be detected and works to install all kinds of malware on your system.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3626434/beware-pirate-gamers-this-malware-targets-you.html

 

Best flash drives of 2021: USB memory sticks for all your data storage needs

The best flash drives around are even larger, faster and more portable than you might think

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-usb-flash-drives

 

Google+ class action starts paying out $2.15 for G+ privacy violations

Google exposed the private data of 52 million users in 2018 and got sued.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/google-class-action-starts-paying-out-2-15-for-g-privacy-violations/

 

Microsoft explains unusual phishing campaign that uses Morse code

A complex phishing campaign uses Morse code and segmented components to bypass security.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-discovered-phishing-campaign-uses-morse-code

 

AMD x86 CPU Market Share Soars, Hits 14-Year High

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/325848-amd-x86-cpu-market-share-soars-hits-14-year-high

 

How to turn on Caps Lock on a Chromebook

Whether you want a full-time Caps Lock key or simply need the keyboard shortcut, here's how to do it.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/how-to-turn-on-caps-lock-on-a-chromebook/

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

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

 

How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11

Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 11 on a device already running Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-windows-10-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

[Tip] Create Shortcuts or Direct Commands to Launch UWP Apps in Windows 10 and 11

https://www.askvg.com/tip-create-shortcuts-or-direct-commands-to-launch-uwp-apps-in-windows-10-and-11/

 

How to stop macOS Mail from using a bad email address

You may have ghost addresses that other efforts fail to remove. Here’s the comprehensive guide.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350143/how-to-stop-macos-mail-from-using-a-bad-email-address.html

 

Epic Court Documents Show How Google Pays Competitors to Not Compete

The latest revelations from the Epic v. Google court case show the company doled out monetary incentives to game developers, too.

https://gizmodo.com/epic-court-documents-show-how-google-pays-competitors-t-1847527694

 

Why Courts Are Targeting Smart Assistants Over Privacy

Tech companies may be recording you

https://www.lifewire.com/why-courts-are-targeting-smart-assistants-over-privacy-5191686

 

FlyTrap malware hijacks thousands of Facebook accounts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/flytrap-malware-hijacks-thousands-of-facebook-accounts/

 

EA Got Social Engineered via Slack Channel and Lost 780 GB valued Millions

https://blog.knowbe4.com/ea-got-social-engineered-via-slack-channel-and-lost-75-million

 

Researchers Find Significant Vulnerabilities in macOS Privacy Protections

Attacks require executing code on a system but foil Apple's approach to protecting private data and systems files.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/researchers-find-significant-vulnerabilities-in-macos-privacy-protections/d/d-id/1341590

 

Turn your used printer cartridges into cash

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/turn-used-printer-cartridges-into-cash/577056/

 

Cybercrime Damage Has Cost Companies Over $25 Billion Since 2015

High-profile hacks, data breaches, and exploits have cost companies around the world billions of dollars—and that's only through mid-2020.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cybercrime-damage-has-cost-companies-over-25-billion-since-2015

 

Amazon fined a record $887 million over data privacy violations

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amazon-fined-record-887-million-145608261.html

 

How to Create a Checklist in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/733363/how-to-create-a-checklist-in-google-docs/

 

What Do I Do If My Backup Drive is Full?

It’s inevitable.

https://askleo.com/backup-drive-full/

 

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

 

AVG Secure VPN review: An easy-to-use VPN from a well-known security brand

AVG Secure is a solid mainstream VPN for those who just want to connect to a location and forget about everything else.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3625869/avgsecure-vpn-review.html

 

Best wireless drives 2021: external hard drives without the wires

The best wireless external hard drives for all devices

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-wireless-drives

 

WHO calls for global moratorium on COVID boosters until end of September

WHO aims to get 10% of every country vaccinated by the end of September.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/who-calls-for-global-moratorium-on-covid-boosters-until-end-of-september/

 

Best and most reliable hard drives for Synology NAS 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-and-most-reliable-hard-drives-synology-nas

 

Netflix Imposes Harsher Restrictions on VPNs, Residential IP Addresses

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/325778-netflix-imposes-harsher-restrictions-on-vpns-residential-ip-addresses

 

Best MacOS Monterey features: FaceTime updates, Safari tab groups, AirPlay and more

You can download the beta of Apple's latest version of MacOS now. Here's how to try out some of its cool new features.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/best-macos-monterey-features-facetime-updates-safari-tab-groups-airplay-and-more/

 

How to Read Windows Update Logs in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67283-read-windows-update-logs-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 11 to get new Snipping Tool to take screenshots

Microsoft is working on a screenshot app for Windows 11 that combines the legacy Snipping Tool with Snip & Sketch.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-new-snipping-tool-take-screenshots/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

[Tip] Google Seems Rolling Out New Dark Theme Mode for its Search Engine to Public

https://www.askvg.com/tip-google-seems-rolling-out-new-dark-theme-mode-for-its-search-engine-to-public/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

How to fix macOS command line typos in Terminal

The caret character (^) can be your best friend.

https://www.macworld.com/article/183214/terminaltypos.html

 

TikTok's Algorithm Is Speeding Up the Spread of Covid-19 Vaccine Lies

Despite a stated commitment to keeping vaccine misinformation of its platform, TikTok's algorithm frequently promotes videos featuring health hoaxes and lies.

https://gizmodo.com/tiktoks-algorithm-is-speeding-up-the-spread-of-covid-19-1847512268

 

How to Open File Explorer in Windows 11

Accessing the operating system's file manager

https://www.lifewire.com/open-file-explorer-in-windows-11-5192605

 

Mozilla tests if 'Firefox/100.0' user agent breaks websites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-tests-if-firefox-1000-user-agent-breaks-websites/

 

Bad Security Habits During the Pandemic

https://blog.knowbe4.com/bad-security-habits-during-the-pandemic

 

Multiple Zero-Day Flaws Discovered in Popular Hospital Pneumatic Tube System

"PwnedPiper" flaws could allow attackers to disrupt delivery of lab samples or steal hospital employee credentials, new research shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/multiple-zero-day-flaws-discovered-in-popular-hospital-pneumatic-tube-system/d/d-id/1341584

 

Data breach alert: Info on millions of seniors leaked online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/data-breach-impacts-seniors/803085/

 

BlackBerry Admits Cars, Medical Devices at Risk of Being Hacked

A QNX BadAlloc vulnerability also puts automotive systems, heavy machinery, robotics, rail, industrial controls, and aerospace and defense at risk.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/blackberry-admits-cars-medical-devices-at-risk-of-being-hacked

 

5 smartphone security fixes to keep your data safe from hackers, scammers and advertisers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-smartphone-security-fixes-keep-171854668.html

 

Ransomware claims are roiling an entire segment of the insurance industry

Cyber insurance carriers are raising premiums and limiting coverage in the face of severe ransomware attacks, just as organizations are clamoring for more protection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/06/17/ransomware-axa-insurance-attacks/

 

Apple’s privacy reputation is at risk with the changes it announced

  - Apple announced a system this week that will enable it to flag images of child exploitation uploaded to iCloud storage in the U.S. and report it to authorities.

  - The move was hailed by child protection advocates.

  - The new system was also vociferously opposed by privacy advocates who warned it represents a slippery slope.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/apples-privacy-reputation-is-at-risk-with-new-changes.html

 

Inside Windows 11Touch & Voice

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/insidewindows11/article/inside-windows11-touch-voice

 

Inside the Microsoft Store

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM7vGxdgSSs

 

A modern compression tool

Command Line – zstd

Like other modern replacement commands, zstd offers significantly faster file compression than the standard archiving tools.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/250/Zip-It

 

How Do I Connect My Desktop to Open Wi-Fi Nearby?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhyB6zFSpjo

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