Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Anti-virus products, security devices affected by 7-Zip flaws

Anti-virus products, security devices affected by 7-Zip flawsUsers should update their vulnerable versions ASAP.7zip
Researchers have uncovered two vulnerabilities in 7-Zip that leave various security devices and anti-virus products vulnerable to attack.
7-Zip is an open-source Windows utility that allows a user to manipulate archives



Anti-virus products, security devices affected by 7-Zip flaws

Friday, May 13, 2016

Time to trash Flash? If you're not ready for that, you must update Adobe Flash now

Time to trash Flash? If you're not ready for that, you must update Adobe Flash now


Adobe patches zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.

Adobe issued a patch earlier today which addresses the critical zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by online criminals.
So, will you update Flash or are you ready to ditch it entirely?

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Time to trash Flash? If you're not ready for that, you must update Adobe Flash now

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This Is, By Far, The Most Exciting a Reading Room Can Possibly Be - Commercial Integrator





When you think of a reading room, you generally think, “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”
There is nothing hushed, however, about the spectacular audio-video celebration with projection mapping at the La Trobe Reading Room of The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
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This Is, By Far, The Most Exciting a Reading Room Can Possibly Be - Commercial Integrator

CryptXXX ransomware evolves, renders decryption tool useless

CryptXXX ransomware evoles, renders decryption tool useless







Upgrades made to CryptXXX ransomware over the past couple of weeks have rendered a previously available decryption tool useless.
David Bisson reports.

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CryptXXX ransomware evolves, renders decryption tool useless

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FBI: No, you shouldn't pay ransomware extortionists

FBI: No, you shouldn’t pay ransomware extortionists





The roll call of organisations hit by ransomware attacks is depressingly long – Read more: FBI: No, you shouldn't pay ransomware extortionists

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

When Microsoft keeps on pushing ...

DES MOINES, Iowa —You never know what is going to happen on live TV.

Wednesday morning on KCCI 8 News Meteorologist Metinka Slater was giving a live update ....
     then Microsoft butted in:

Check out what ensues.

Friday, January 29, 2016

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This


Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the dateMicrosoft MSFT +5.56% will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it just made July 29th, 2016 one heck of a lot worse… 

Forbes Now: When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwwP69lSQ

The Upcoming Death of the Java Plugin has been Announced. No Flowers Please



For twenty years people have been running Java in their browsers. And for much of that time, malicious hackers have been exploiting vulnerabilities in the plugin to infect computers.
Read more in an article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


Read more »    http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/the-upcoming-death-of-the-java-plugin-has-been-announced-no-flowers-please

Beware fake Facebook 'Be Like Bill' apps that deliver danger

Concerns have been raised that scammers could trick Facebook users into installing fake and malicious apps that claim they generate the popular "Be Like Bill" memes.
In case it doesn't ring any bells, the "Be Like Bill" meme is a stickman who offers advice on topics ranging from social media etiquette to relationship troubles.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

23 Non-Technology Things To Do On National Unplug Day - Yes and Yes

Like many bloggers, I’m completely addicted to technology. I’ve not yet reached the ‘work on my laptop in bed’ point, but I frequently get home from a night out and immediately walk into my office (with my coat and boots still on!) to check my email and social media.I’ve tried to curb my habit by removing email/Facebook/Twitter from my phone (though I still half-ass Instagram) but I notice a huuuuge difference in my mood when I step away from my screen and into, well, real life.



23 Non-Technology Things To Do On National Unplug Day - Yes and Yes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Google says it blocked 780 million bad ads last year – HOTforSecurity

Yes, Google does provide the world’s most well known search engine, alongside a myriad of other tools such as webmail, online document collaboration, cloud file-syncing and storage, the list goes on…
But this isn’t where Google makes most of its money.
It makes most of its money from advertising. The adverts which appear alongside your search results, alongside your email, embedded on third-party websites, and irritatingly before the videos you want to watch on YouTube.



Read more here: Google says it blocked 780 million bad ads last year – HOTforSecurity

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cortana can now nag you about promises you make in emails

Cortana was already a fairly capable personal assistant, but she’s still learning new tricks. Her latest? Nagging you about promises you’ve made to people in your emails  

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Symantec support scammer turns out to be an official Symantec reseller

You’ve got to remain vigilant on today’s World Wide Web. Someone is always looking to take advantage of unsuspecting users, and the latest example involves a company that’s supposed to help keep customers and their data secure. http://www.geek.com/apps/symantec-support-scammer-turns-out-to-be-an-official-symantec-reseller-1645219/

TorFlow visualizes data flow over the Tor network

The Tor network is in use all over the world, but have you ever wondered where and how much? Well, now there’s a handy online tool called TorFlow that helps you visualize Tor connections across the globe.    http://www.geek.com/news/torflow-visualizes-data-flow-over-the-tor-network-1645111/

Friday, January 22, 2016

How to Use Flow to Make You More Productive

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/269867

A Chrome extension from Microsoft makes life easier for Office Online users.

PCWorld: How to turn Google Chrome into a Microsoft Office-loving browser. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwyOzOqSk