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.

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.

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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.

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.