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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...
May 6, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Google was the victim of a phishing hack. It was a good one, and a nice guy by the name of Zach Latta actually posted the process on his twitter account as a video: https://twitter.com/zachlatta/status/859843151757955072/photo/1 

"A click on the button loaded the Google Accounts website. Users who use multiple accounts on Google are asked to select one to grant permissions.

A click on the name of the developer, Google Docs, reveals right on that page that something is n...
April 30, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

"Both updates are listed as compatibility updates for Windows 10 Version 1703. To make this clearer: these are dynamic updates and not updates that most users will come into contact with directly. They may be added to Windows 10 ISO images or installation sources, and are also provided during installation when the operating system runs an update check." gHacks.

By the way, RedneckDude has noted that MS has requested people not to download and install the Creator's Update be...
April 22, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

It's no secret that Elon Musk (and others) are afraid of the huge, possible pitfalls of AI. And yes, usually what happens is something we never considered, sort of along the lines of "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.", not that I think the Inquisition was at all like a Monty Python skit, but there are reasons to fear both "minded" or "mindless" machines. The irony is that they can be both simultaneously, thanks to AI.

So, Musk has come (it appears) to have come to Dr. Str...
April 16, 2017 by Anthony R on Comrade TonyR
I remember Jafo telling me about his rig, so you could imagine how horrified I was to see his beloved Level 10 being assailed and ridiculed by PC Gamer on a public forum... they list it as one of the "ugliest they've ever seen". 

 

http://www.pcgamer.com/the-eight-ugliest-pc-gaming-cases-weve-ever-seen/?utm_content=buffer7daa8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb