Recent Articles In Personal Computing
August 19, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Well, this important because there are a couple of graphics extensions and we all love graphics, right?

According to recent Proofpoint research, eight extensions for the Google Chrome web browser have been compromised by attackers, sending malicious ads to the affected users. In a report, Proofpoint explained that the authors of these extensions had their credentials stolen, allowing the attacker to take over...The attacks occurred primarily in July and August 2017, with the at...
August 5, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

I don't know if you've seen this, but since there are LastPass users here, thought I'd update you.

"In November, LastPass made a big change to its service, allowing users to keep track of their passwords across all their internet-enabled mobile and desktop devices, free of charge. In addition to the free tier, the cross-platform password manager - available on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 - also offered a Premium plan with additional features, priced at $12 per year...
August 4, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Exciting news! Dell's revolutionary Canvas 27 display is available for order! Why is this exciting news for Stardock? Because one of our most popular desktop organization applications, Fences, is an essential aspect of the product's design. Fences provides specialized creative space on the Canvas desktop. Imagine, Canvas users can drag and drop items into Fences and assign certain projects specific rules to organize files, folders and shortcuts automatically!

Read more here....

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August 8, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fences organizes your Windows desktop, improves your workflow, and makes your important applications easy to find at a glance. These shaded areas on your desktop can be completely customized (color, size, transparency, roll up options, and more), but there's a lot more to this program than just that! Here are a few quick tips that will help you get the most out of Fences.


Tip #1 – Quick hide the desktop icons
If you ever need a blank desktop space for any reason, ...
July 23, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

When MS decided not to update W10 on computers having "Clover Trail" processors, I don't think they realized they were screwing (potentially) close to 10 million computer owners by rendering their computers insecure.

By anyone's thinking, that's a lot of angry people, especially when we're speaking of computers which are at most 4 years old...and hybrid 2 in 1 devices using the Atom chip starting roughly in 2012. These folks had W 8/8.1 and were assured continued ser...
July 25, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
It's back to school season! For some of you college-bound grads, it's "first time at a new school" season. If you're worried about how to keep track of all the new syllabuses and assignments you're going to have, stay productive, AND manage all of your budding social engagements on top of that, we have something for you. The productivity apps in the Object Desktop suite will make organizing the stuff piling up on your computer just a little bit easier, and the added customiza...
July 20, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock has a wide variety of desktop enhancement and customization applications that are used by millions of Windows® users daily. Whether it’s Fences, WindowBlinds, or the whole Object Desktop suite, there’s something for just about everyone. The best part is, you can easily purchase and download these apps directly from our website.

When you make a purchase from the Stardock store, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download it. Down the line, though,...
July 15, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

An interesting concept... Microsoft is planning broadcast internet to rural areas using unused TV frequencies. 

"The system is known as white-spaces technology and uses wireless frequencies that are in the band reserved for over-the-air TV broadcasts but aren't currently being used. While Microsoft plans to use some of these frequencies, it wants the government to reserve at least three frequencies in each local area for use with the technology." infopackets after NYT

Th...
June 27, 2017 by Fuzzy Logic on fuzzylogic
Another ransomware attack is underway. Batten down the hatches!

BBC - Global Ransomware Attack
June 23, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

This post has zero to do with politics. I want none on it. While it is relevant to recent events, there's a lot more to it, namely how the Internet has to change for everyone's security (and why it probably won't).

The simple fact it that it is extremely difficult to catch cyber criminals and not much effort is made to actually do so. Why? Because it is almost impossible to accurately attribute attacks. This is because of the way the net was designed by DARPA way back wh...
June 18, 2017 by kona0197 on Kona
So I'm confused with the Google results, so I will ask here. It's pretty simple, I would like to create a shortcut on my desktop that when clicked will instantly put the computer to sleep. I am running Windows 10 with hibernation turned off. I simply don't know what code to use for the shortcut. LOL. 
June 10, 2017 by Iben on Iben's blog site
Open after market browser

Ctrl+Shift+I

Click 3 vertical dots on upper right to customize

Undock window

Click network tab

Red button on left stop recording

Check box to work offline.

 
May 13, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

History: "Shadow Brokers" hacked the NSA in April 2016, and leaked the American cyber weapon ETERNALBLUE for the Microsoft Windows system. WannaCry's developers used ETERNALBLUE as the basis of their ransomware (not confirmed by experts), which gains access to a Windows computer, through a Windows vulnerability which was patched by MS on 3/14/17. 

"Organizations that lacked this security patch were affected for this reason, and there is so far no ev...
May 12, 2017 by Fuzzy Logic on fuzzylogic
A new version of the WannaCry ransomware is hitting organisations worldwide. It's already affecting some major organisations, such as the UK's NHS.

Lock down your PCs now and update any anti-ransomeware programs you have. Better safe than sorry as they say.
May 7, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

IBM has shipped usb flash drives infected with malware code. 

The Initialization Tool on the USB flash drive with the partnumber 01AC585 that shipped with the following System models may have an infected file: 
IBM Storwize V3500 - 2071 models 02A and 10A
IBM Storwize V3700 - 2072 models 12C, 24C and 2DC
IBM Storwize V5000 - 2077 models 12C and 24C
IBM Storwize V5000 - 2078 models 12C and 24C

IBM Storwize Systems with serial numbers starting with the characters 78D2...