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2015-07-05 01:33:45 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).

Most reshares: 10

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2015-07-29 01:44:52 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

A list of all the Google Now voice commands 
#googlenow #voice #commands  

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.  Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.

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2015-07-29 01:44:52 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

A list of all the Google Now voice commands 
#googlenow #voice #commands  

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.  Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.

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2015-07-29 01:44:52 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

A list of all the Google Now voice commands 
#googlenow #voice #commands  

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.  Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.

A list of all the Google Now voice commands 
#googlenow #voice #commands  

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.  Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.___

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2015-07-29 01:40:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Now voice commands now work for some over-the-top messaging services 
#googlenow #sms #voice  

Google announced the new additions Tuesday, which includes Viber, WeChat, Telegram, NextPlus, and of course WhatsApp. You’re no longer restricted to SMS messages for dictation. You’ll need the latest version of the Google app and an update to the specific messaging app you plan to use. You’ll need to specify which service you want when speaking the command. Otherwise Google Now will offer up your default text messaging app.

Google Now voice commands now work for some over-the-top messaging services 
#googlenow #sms #voice  

Google announced the new additions Tuesday, which includes Viber, WeChat, Telegram, NextPlus, and of course WhatsApp. You’re no longer restricted to SMS messages for dictation. You’ll need the latest version of the Google app and an update to the specific messaging app you plan to use. You’ll need to specify which service you want when speaking the command. Otherwise Google Now will offer up your default text messaging app.___

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2015-07-27 16:28:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk 
#security #android #vulnerability  

Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile world’s equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data and safety at risk. The flaws have been in Android since—and including—version 2.2.

Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk 
#security #android #vulnerability  

Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile world’s equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data and safety at risk. The flaws have been in Android since—and including—version 2.2.___

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2015-07-25 19:23:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Overscan: You're not seeing the whole picture on your TV 
#tv #overscan #resolution  

Did you know that by default, most TVs cut off the extreme edges of the picture? This trimming means it has to zoom in on the image, potentially decreasing picture quality. It's an easy thing to fix, and there are basically no downsides to making sure it's set correctly. Here's what you need to know.

Overscan: You're not seeing the whole picture on your TV 
#tv #overscan #resolution  

Did you know that by default, most TVs cut off the extreme edges of the picture? This trimming means it has to zoom in on the image, potentially decreasing picture quality. It's an easy thing to fix, and there are basically no downsides to making sure it's set correctly. Here's what you need to know.___

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2015-07-24 13:15:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How To: Send and Receive SMS from Computer or Tablet? 
#sms #android #tablet #desktop  

Have an Android Smartphone? Looking for an application for your PC, Mac OS X or Linux to Send and Receive SMS using your Mobile Number? MightyText is almost a platform independent solution for you to send and receive SMS from your computer to any contacts in your mobile phone. It uses your Mobile number which you have on your Android phone. MightyText web browser extensions are available for Google Chrome (Extension), Firefox, Safari (web app) and Internet Explorer.

How To: Send and Receive SMS from Computer or Tablet? 
#sms #android #tablet #desktop  

Have an Android Smartphone? Looking for an application for your PC, Mac OS X or Linux to Send and Receive SMS using your Mobile Number? MightyText is almost a platform independent solution for you to send and receive SMS from your computer to any contacts in your mobile phone. It uses your Mobile number which you have on your Android phone. MightyText web browser extensions are available for Google Chrome (Extension), Firefox, Safari (web app) and Internet Explorer.___

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2015-07-22 19:44:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google Chrome update includes 43 security fixes 
#security #chrome #update  

Google has released Chrome version 44.0.2403.89 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Two of the more serious vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 44 are a pair of universal cross-site scripting bugs.

Google Chrome update includes 43 security fixes 
#security #chrome #update  

Google has released Chrome version 44.0.2403.89 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Two of the more serious vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 44 are a pair of universal cross-site scripting bugs.___

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2015-07-21 03:17:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

MightyText - SMS from Computer or Tablet, synch'd with Android Phone 
#android #sms #computer #tablet  

I just installed this app on my Android phone and my Android tablet. I'm now able to send and receive SMS text messages from my tablet (which is WiFi only), and from my Desktop browsers too!

MightyText - SMS from Computer or Tablet, synch'd with Android Phone 
#android #sms #computer #tablet  

I just installed this app on my Android phone and my Android tablet. I'm now able to send and receive SMS text messages from my tablet (which is WiFi only), and from my Desktop browsers too!___

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2015-07-21 03:07:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Update Windows now! Microsoft issues emergency security patch 
#security #windows #update  

Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band security patch for all versions of Windows, fixing a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to infect computers with malware. Details of the flaw, which relate to how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts, have been made public.

Update Windows now! Microsoft issues emergency security patch 
#security #windows #update  

Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band security patch for all versions of Windows, fixing a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to infect computers with malware. Details of the flaw, which relate to how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts, have been made public.___

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2015-07-20 12:50:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's why disabling Flash in your browsers may not be enough...
#security #flash #browser

Other programs on your computer use Flash. Read this article for more information on what needs to be done.

Here's why disabling Flash in your browsers may not be enough...
#security #flash #browser

Other programs on your computer use Flash. Read this article for more information on what needs to be done.___

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2015-07-19 19:18:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hopefully you've either updated Java, or removed it from your computer 
#security #java #update  

Oracle issued a Godzilla-sized Critical Patch Update on Tuesday. Among the updates are 25 fixes for Java. Included in the update is a patch for the recently-discovered zero-day vulnerability in Java that has been actively exploited in the wild by the Pawn Storm hacking gang. The security hole was particularly notable because it is thought to be the first new zero-day vulnerability that has targeted Java for two years.

Hopefully you've either updated Java, or removed it from your computer 
#security #java #update  

Oracle issued a Godzilla-sized Critical Patch Update on Tuesday. Among the updates are 25 fixes for Java. Included in the update is a patch for the recently-discovered zero-day vulnerability in Java that has been actively exploited in the wild by the Pawn Storm hacking gang. The security hole was particularly notable because it is thought to be the first new zero-day vulnerability that has targeted Java for two years.___

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2015-07-16 11:31:26 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Die, Flash - Die!

The shape of things.

Die, Flash - Die!

The shape of things.___

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2015-07-14 15:33:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Adobe patches Flash against zero-day vulnerabilities 
#flash #security #vulnerability  

Adobe has released a security update to Flash addressing the zero-day flaws. Adobe's security advisory about the vulnerabilities has not been updated to explain that Flash version 18.0.0.209 resolves the issues - but security journalist Mathew Schwartz told me on Twitter he had received direct confirmation from Adobe. If you are not sure which version of Adobe Flash you are running on your computer, visit this Adobe webpage which will tell you. Remember, it's version 18.0.0.209 or later that you are after. https://goo.gl/P0Kg4

Adobe patches Flash against zero-day vulnerabilities 
#flash #security #vulnerability  

Adobe has released a security update to Flash addressing the zero-day flaws. Adobe's security advisory about the vulnerabilities has not been updated to explain that Flash version 18.0.0.209 resolves the issues - but security journalist Mathew Schwartz told me on Twitter he had received direct confirmation from Adobe. If you are not sure which version of Adobe Flash you are running on your computer, visit this Adobe webpage which will tell you. Remember, it's version 18.0.0.209 or later that you are after. https://goo.gl/P0Kg4___

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2015-07-12 20:56:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants 
#linuxmint #linuxmint172 #review  

The Mint project recently released Mint 17.2, a significant upgrade for the Ubuntu-based distro that has become one of Linux's most popular. And while Mint overall manages to be among the last holdouts of the traditional desktop computing paradigm, this iteration manages to feel both familiar and modern at the same time. Linux Mint 17.2 is noticeably snappier than its predecessor on the same hardware, something disappointingly few desktops can claim these days.

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants 
#linuxmint #linuxmint172 #review  

The Mint project recently released Mint 17.2, a significant upgrade for the Ubuntu-based distro that has become one of Linux's most popular. And while Mint overall manages to be among the last holdouts of the traditional desktop computing paradigm, this iteration manages to feel both familiar and modern at the same time. Linux Mint 17.2 is noticeably snappier than its predecessor on the same hardware, something disappointingly few desktops can claim these days.___

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2015-07-11 01:13:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users 
#security #malware #banking  

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days. Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide information to complete a financial transaction. A very similar email pretends to attach financial documentation and asks the user to verify its authenticity. A third email warns the recipient of penalties imposed on his company and invites him to see “the administrative determination.”

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users 
#security #malware #banking  

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days. Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide information to complete a financial transaction. A very similar email pretends to attach financial documentation and asks the user to verify its authenticity. A third email warns the recipient of penalties imposed on his company and invites him to see “the administrative determination.”___

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2015-07-10 12:03:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Microsoft is giving away over 200 eBooks covering Windows 10, Office 365 and more 
#windows #office #ebook #azure  

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Worldwide Partner Experience is once again giving away a large collection of useful eBooks covering widely used products including Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, OneNote, Skype, Office 2013, Office 365, Azure, and Lync 2013. Since his last mega giveaway, Eric has added a bunch of new topics including Windows 10.

Microsoft is giving away over 200 eBooks covering Windows 10, Office 365 and more 
#windows #office #ebook #azure  

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Worldwide Partner Experience is once again giving away a large collection of useful eBooks covering widely used products including Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, OneNote, Skype, Office 2013, Office 365, Azure, and Lync 2013. Since his last mega giveaway, Eric has added a bunch of new topics including Windows 10.___

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2015-07-09 04:01:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Firefox 39 Out With Patches for Four Critical Vulnerabilities 
#firefox #security  

Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox browser, an update that includes patches for four critical security vulnerabilities and several less-severe bugs. In all, Firefox 39 patches 13 vulnerabilities, including two high-risk bugs and six moderate-level ones. The most dangerous vulnerabilities, however, include a pair of use-after-free bugs in one part of the browser and another in a separate component, as well as a number of memory corruption flaws.

Firefox 39 Out With Patches for Four Critical Vulnerabilities 
#firefox #security  

Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox browser, an update that includes patches for four critical security vulnerabilities and several less-severe bugs. In all, Firefox 39 patches 13 vulnerabilities, including two high-risk bugs and six moderate-level ones. The most dangerous vulnerabilities, however, include a pair of use-after-free bugs in one part of the browser and another in a separate component, as well as a number of memory corruption flaws.___

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2015-07-08 04:01:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

uBlock Origin ad blocker offers privacy option preventing local IP address leak through WebRTC 

uBlock Origin is an efficient blocker add-on for various browsers that is easy on memory and CPU load. It can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers. It prevents network requests from being made so that your browser does not connect to remote servers. An new optional privacy setting prevents local IP address leak through WebRTC.

uBlock Origin ad blocker offers privacy option preventing local IP address leak through WebRTC 

uBlock Origin is an efficient blocker add-on for various browsers that is easy on memory and CPU load. It can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers. It prevents network requests from being made so that your browser does not connect to remote servers. An new optional privacy setting prevents local IP address leak through WebRTC.___

2015-07-05 01:33:45 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).___

2015-07-04 01:18:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).___

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2015-06-30 14:38:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business 
#security #opendns #cisco  

Cisco Systems said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. OpenDNS provides network security service that block attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business 
#security #opendns #cisco  

Cisco Systems said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. OpenDNS provides network security service that block attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.___

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2015-06-30 12:53:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released! 
#linuxmint #mate #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released! 
#linuxmint #mate #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-06-30 12:49:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-06-30 04:06:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

36 Best Android apps 2015: The apps your Android phone can’t be without 
#android #apps #bestof  

Finding the best content in the Google Play Store can be an absolute headache. Despite Google’s slick attempts to improve discoverability, the good stuff tends to be hidden away under a mountain of Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Threes! clones. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have Android apps. Be they free, paid-for, or peppered with in-app purchases, we’ve split our selection into six different categories.

36 Best Android apps 2015: The apps your Android phone can’t be without 
#android #apps #bestof  

Finding the best content in the Google Play Store can be an absolute headache. Despite Google’s slick attempts to improve discoverability, the good stuff tends to be hidden away under a mountain of Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Threes! clones. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have Android apps. Be they free, paid-for, or peppered with in-app purchases, we’ve split our selection into six different categories.___

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2015-06-29 12:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

20 Things Recruiters Do Not Want to See on Your Resume 
#jobs #resume  

Research suggests that the average hiring manager takes less than one minute to peruse a resume. Other studies show that they can do this initial check in six seconds. Larger companies use applicant tracking software to make the initial selection and they do that in a split second! So, what are they looking for and what should you avoid mentioning? You have to try and get inside the typical recruiter’s mindset, which will reflect what is in the job description. If you can do that, you can enormously improve your resume. Here are 20 things that will guarantee your resume ends up in the trash:

20 Things Recruiters Do Not Want to See on Your Resume 
#jobs #resume  

Research suggests that the average hiring manager takes less than one minute to peruse a resume. Other studies show that they can do this initial check in six seconds. Larger companies use applicant tracking software to make the initial selection and they do that in a split second! So, what are they looking for and what should you avoid mentioning? You have to try and get inside the typical recruiter’s mindset, which will reflect what is in the job description. If you can do that, you can enormously improve your resume. Here are 20 things that will guarantee your resume ends up in the trash:___

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2015-06-29 11:31:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How much am I worth as a freelancer? 
#freelancer #pricing  

As a Freelancer no matter what industry you work in or years of experience you have, the problem of "what do I charge and how do I communicate my value?" is a universal one that all freelancers struggle with. Here are the lessons and solutions we defined as a group together in battling this challenge.

How much am I worth as a freelancer? 
#freelancer #pricing  

As a Freelancer no matter what industry you work in or years of experience you have, the problem of "what do I charge and how do I communicate my value?" is a universal one that all freelancers struggle with. Here are the lessons and solutions we defined as a group together in battling this challenge.___

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2015-06-28 14:17:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Security analysis finds 14 Android apps that are putting your critical accounts at risk 
#security #android #apps  

Fourteen Android apps, which combined represent an estimated 80 million downloads, have serious flaws in the way they handle social logins, according to an analysis by AppBugs. AppBugs, which makes an app for tracking security vulnerabilities, found the problems in a variety of Android apps, all of which use social logins — in which you log in to the app using your Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, or similar accounts.

Security analysis finds 14 Android apps that are putting your critical accounts at risk 
#security #android #apps  

Fourteen Android apps, which combined represent an estimated 80 million downloads, have serious flaws in the way they handle social logins, according to an analysis by AppBugs. AppBugs, which makes an app for tracking security vulnerabilities, found the problems in a variety of Android apps, all of which use social logins — in which you log in to the app using your Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, or similar accounts.___

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2015-06-26 13:16:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN' 
#security #vpn #privacy  

VPN is not shorthand for secure internet connection. The "private" in "virtual private network" means nothing more than that the VPN provides a connection that can be made to behave as though you had a direct hookup to your destination network. In other words, a VPN is implicitly private more in the sense that your family car is classed as a Private and Light Goods vehicle than in the sense of private-as-in-privacy.

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN' 
#security #vpn #privacy  

VPN is not shorthand for secure internet connection. The "private" in "virtual private network" means nothing more than that the VPN provides a connection that can be made to behave as though you had a direct hookup to your destination network. In other words, a VPN is implicitly private more in the sense that your family car is classed as a Private and Light Goods vehicle than in the sense of private-as-in-privacy.___

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2015-06-26 12:23:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

SanDisk’s Insane 200GB MicroSD Is Now Available for Purchase 
#sandisk #200gb #microsd  

SanDisk’s monstrous 200GB microSD card is finally available for purchase. Priced by SanDisk at $249.99, the Ultra 200GB microSD card is listed as in stock on Amazon, where it can be purchased for a slightly better price, $239.44. In case that’s too-steep a price for you, SanDisk’s new Ultra microSD cards also come in smaller capacities, which are significantly cheaper. Prices start at $6.95 for the 8GB model and go all the way up to $78.99 for the 128GB version.

SanDisk’s Insane 200GB MicroSD Is Now Available for Purchase 
#sandisk #200gb #microsd  

SanDisk’s monstrous 200GB microSD card is finally available for purchase. Priced by SanDisk at $249.99, the Ultra 200GB microSD card is listed as in stock on Amazon, where it can be purchased for a slightly better price, $239.44. In case that’s too-steep a price for you, SanDisk’s new Ultra microSD cards also come in smaller capacities, which are significantly cheaper. Prices start at $6.95 for the 8GB model and go all the way up to $78.99 for the 128GB version.___

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2015-06-25 14:54:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How To Protect Yourself With OS X's Built-in Firewall 
#security #mac #firewall  

While you can certainly spend money on firewall applications for your Mac, no surprise, it already includes an excellent, built-in, free Application Level Firewall that, with minimal configuration, will do everything you need.

How To Protect Yourself With OS X's Built-in Firewall 
#security #mac #firewall  

While you can certainly spend money on firewall applications for your Mac, no surprise, it already includes an excellent, built-in, free Application Level Firewall that, with minimal configuration, will do everything you need.___

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2015-06-25 01:07:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Exploit code released for unpatched Internet Explorer flaw 
#security #ie #microsoft  

Researchers at computer giant HP have published exploit code that can be used to attack a weakness in Internet Explorer, after Microsoft refused to issue a patch. The bug allows an attacker to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which acts as one of the many lines of defense in the popular browser. But the flaw only affects 32-bit systems, which the HP researchers said still affects millions of systems, even if many systems nowadays are 64-bit.

Exploit code released for unpatched Internet Explorer flaw 
#security #ie #microsoft  

Researchers at computer giant HP have published exploit code that can be used to attack a weakness in Internet Explorer, after Microsoft refused to issue a patch. The bug allows an attacker to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which acts as one of the many lines of defense in the popular browser. But the flaw only affects 32-bit systems, which the HP researchers said still affects millions of systems, even if many systems nowadays are 64-bit.___

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2015-06-25 00:34:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Check out these brand new videos on how to optimize CloudFlare 
#cloudflare #howto #courses  

I want to draw the attention of the CloudFlare community to a great resource that helps maximize the value of our product. Troy Hunt, an experienced trainer and blogger, has produced a video course on using CloudFlare. The video series is available through Pluralsight, an online training site for developers. Because the folks at Pluralsight think that this is a great resource, the video tutorials are being offered to everyone for a week absolutely for free.

Check out these brand new videos on how to optimize CloudFlare 
#cloudflare #howto #courses  

I want to draw the attention of the CloudFlare community to a great resource that helps maximize the value of our product. Troy Hunt, an experienced trainer and blogger, has produced a video course on using CloudFlare. The video series is available through Pluralsight, an online training site for developers. Because the folks at Pluralsight think that this is a great resource, the video tutorials are being offered to everyone for a week absolutely for free.___

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2015-06-24 02:35:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"EPIC" fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data 
#security #opm #xp  

Officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior have revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. Items included in the new cache of information on the OPM hacks: 14 million possibly impacted, Windows XP used in the wild, US security work contracted to China.

"EPIC" fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data 
#security #opm #xp  

Officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior have revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. Items included in the new cache of information on the OPM hacks: 14 million possibly impacted, Windows XP used in the wild, US security work contracted to China.___

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2015-06-23 11:15:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google issues Chrome security fixes in fresh update 
#chrome #security #googlechrome  

Google has released a new update for the Chrome browser which cures a number of security problems including two cross-origins bypass flaws and a scheme validation error. The latest release of the Chrome browser, version 43.0.2357.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, includes release notes on four security problems contributed by four third-party researchers. One of the reported flaws, a scheme validation error reported by an anonymous researcher, earned them $5000 as a bug bounty.

Google issues Chrome security fixes in fresh update 
#chrome #security #googlechrome  

Google has released a new update for the Chrome browser which cures a number of security problems including two cross-origins bypass flaws and a scheme validation error. The latest release of the Chrome browser, version 43.0.2357.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, includes release notes on four security problems contributed by four third-party researchers. One of the reported flaws, a scheme validation error reported by an anonymous researcher, earned them $5000 as a bug bounty.___

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2015-06-17 00:49:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to Add Country Based Log In Restriction to LastPass 
#lastpass #security #login  

Another Layer Of Protection: LastPass now allows you to set countries from where you can log-into your LastPass accounts. In effect it means that if you turn on this feature, you can only log in to your account from an IP address that originates from the countries you checked in the LastPass settings. You can always adjust the settings according to your travel plans.

How to Add Country Based Log In Restriction to LastPass 
#lastpass #security #login  

Another Layer Of Protection: LastPass now allows you to set countries from where you can log-into your LastPass accounts. In effect it means that if you turn on this feature, you can only log in to your account from an IP address that originates from the countries you checked in the LastPass settings. You can always adjust the settings according to your travel plans.___

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2015-06-15 23:58:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Password site ​LastPass warns of data breach
#lastpass #security #password  

LastPass has announced that on Friday, their team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on their network. In their investigation, they have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. They are requesting you to update your master passwords.

Password site ​LastPass warns of data breach
#lastpass #security #password  

LastPass has announced that on Friday, their team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on their network. In their investigation, they have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. They are requesting you to update your master passwords.___

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2015-06-12 20:17:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Thunderbird 38.0.1 is a massive update for the email client 
#thunderbird #email #security  

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into the hands of the community. The release of Thunderbird 38.0.1 is the first massive update of the email client that introduces more than just bug fixes and security updates. This guide looks at the major changes introduced in the new version.

Thunderbird 38.0.1 is a massive update for the email client 
#thunderbird #email #security  

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into the hands of the community. The release of Thunderbird 38.0.1 is the first massive update of the email client that introduces more than just bug fixes and security updates. This guide looks at the major changes introduced in the new version.___

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2015-06-11 22:17:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How To Automatically Capture Snapshots from a Video in VLC 
#vlc #capture #snapshot  

This tutorial explains how to automatically capture snapshots from a video playing in VLC using the built-in feature so you will be able to set the image format as well as frame ratio (like capture snapshot after every 10 frames).

How To Automatically Capture Snapshots from a Video in VLC 
#vlc #capture #snapshot  

This tutorial explains how to automatically capture snapshots from a video playing in VLC using the built-in feature so you will be able to set the image format as well as frame ratio (like capture snapshot after every 10 frames).___

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2015-06-11 14:04:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes 
#wifi #trouble #fixes  

There's no one good time for your router to go down, or for it to disconnect, or, well, ANYTHING bad to happen. Memorize these fixes, though, and solve the problem before it drives you insane.

Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes 
#wifi #trouble #fixes  

There's no one good time for your router to go down, or for it to disconnect, or, well, ANYTHING bad to happen. Memorize these fixes, though, and solve the problem before it drives you insane.___

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2015-06-08 22:13:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why Pocket Is Now Integrated in the Firefox Browser 
#pocket #firefox #browser  

We recently announced that Pocket has partnered with Mozilla to integrate Pocket’s save button into the default Firefox toolbar. With the exception of search, it’s rare for companies to be integrated this deeply into the browser. Yet this type of platform-level integration has been part of our vision since the beginning. Our mission is: To enable people to save the most interesting and important content flowing through their day so they can view it anytime, anywhere.

Why Pocket Is Now Integrated in the Firefox Browser 
#pocket #firefox #browser  

We recently announced that Pocket has partnered with Mozilla to integrate Pocket’s save button into the default Firefox toolbar. With the exception of search, it’s rare for companies to be integrated this deeply into the browser. Yet this type of platform-level integration has been part of our vision since the beginning. Our mission is: To enable people to save the most interesting and important content flowing through their day so they can view it anytime, anywhere.___

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2015-06-05 22:00:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Four years later and CloudFlare is still doing IPv6 automatically
#cloudflare #ipv6 #cdn

Over the past four years CloudFlare has helped well over two million websites join the modern web. CloudFlare's Automatic IPv6 Gateway allows IPv4-only websites to support IPv6-only clients with zero clicks. No hardware. No software. No code changes. And no need to change your hosting provider.

Four years later and CloudFlare is still doing IPv6 automatically
#cloudflare #ipv6 #cdn

Over the past four years CloudFlare has helped well over two million websites join the modern web. CloudFlare's Automatic IPv6 Gateway allows IPv4-only websites to support IPv6-only clients with zero clicks. No hardware. No software. No code changes. And no need to change your hosting provider.___

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2015-06-05 02:12:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

10 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2015 
#googleio2015 #googleio  

Google’s I/O 2015 keynote wasn’t the flashiest. No particular announcement stuck out. That doesn’t mean nothing of consequence was introduced, though. Google announced entirely new platforms, new features for Android, and updates to Android Wear. Here are 10 highlights we think deserve your attention.

10 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2015 
#googleio2015 #googleio  

Google’s I/O 2015 keynote wasn’t the flashiest. No particular announcement stuck out. That doesn’t mean nothing of consequence was introduced, though. Google announced entirely new platforms, new features for Android, and updates to Android Wear. Here are 10 highlights we think deserve your attention.___

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2015-06-04 12:32:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

9 Google Photos Features You Need to Know 
#googlephotos #photo #features  

Google Photos is a free photo management system and offers unlimited storage for high-resolution images (16MP max) and videos (1080p max). Google Photos is available as an iOS, Android, and desktop app allowing you to sync images and videos from your Mobile devices, PC, camera, or SD cards. It will organize the photos with its intelligent Assistant, and you can search, edit, and share it to other mediums, right from the app itself.

9 Google Photos Features You Need to Know 
#googlephotos #photo #features  

Google Photos is a free photo management system and offers unlimited storage for high-resolution images (16MP max) and videos (1080p max). Google Photos is available as an iOS, Android, and desktop app allowing you to sync images and videos from your Mobile devices, PC, camera, or SD cards. It will organize the photos with its intelligent Assistant, and you can search, edit, and share it to other mediums, right from the app itself.___

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2015-06-03 22:05:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

PayPal: accept robocalls and automated texts, or close your account 
#paypal #robocalls #tos  

PayPal's new terms that go live on July 1 include customer-unfriendly updates. You give your consent to receive robocalls and automated texts for instance, and the only recourse you have is to close down your account.

PayPal: accept robocalls and automated texts, or close your account 
#paypal #robocalls #tos  

PayPal's new terms that go live on July 1 include customer-unfriendly updates. You give your consent to receive robocalls and automated texts for instance, and the only recourse you have is to close down your account.___

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2015-06-02 01:17:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Keep My Opt-Outs, the Google Chrome privacy extension, hasn't been updated for years 
#chrome #privacy #extension  

Keep My Opt-Outs hasn't been updated for years. This is bad news for any of the 400,000+ users who rely upon it to stop advertisers tracking them across the net. Google's lack of updates is a problem, because there are lots more advertisers out there whose personalized ads could be easily stopped from tracking you. Among them, a little one you might have heard of called Facebook.

Keep My Opt-Outs, the Google Chrome privacy extension, hasn't been updated for years 
#chrome #privacy #extension  

Keep My Opt-Outs hasn't been updated for years. This is bad news for any of the 400,000+ users who rely upon it to stop advertisers tracking them across the net. Google's lack of updates is a problem, because there are lots more advertisers out there whose personalized ads could be easily stopped from tracking you. Among them, a little one you might have heard of called Facebook.___

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2015-06-01 22:23:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

3 ways Google's Android Pay is better than Apple Pay 
#androidpay #android #nfc  

Google's Android Pay makes it simpler and more rewarding to pay for things with a phone than the already easy-to-use Apple Pay. Google's casting a much wider net with support for all Android 4.4 KitKat phones with NFC chips, not just its own Nexus devices. Android Pay store locations number 700,000 in the US - too many to list. There are also 1,000 Android apps that plan to use the mobile payment platform.

3 ways Google's Android Pay is better than Apple Pay 
#androidpay #android #nfc  

Google's Android Pay makes it simpler and more rewarding to pay for things with a phone than the already easy-to-use Apple Pay. Google's casting a much wider net with support for all Android 4.4 KitKat phones with NFC chips, not just its own Nexus devices. Android Pay store locations number 700,000 in the US - too many to list. There are also 1,000 Android apps that plan to use the mobile payment platform.___

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2015-05-30 18:32:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right 
#android #androidpay #nfc   

Google's newly announced Android Pay lets you simply tap your phone on an NFC terminal to approve the purchase. In addition, Google is also allowing Android Pay to be integrated into apps like Lyft, Grubhub and Wish, so users can easily use that to pay for things.

Over 700,000 retailers will be on board, including Macy's, Whole Foods and Walgreens. Basically, any place that offers Apple Pay, will also be Android Pay compatible. That means that pretty soon, almost anyone with a relatively modern smartphone will be able to pay for things with their phone.

With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right 
#android #androidpay #nfc   

Google's newly announced Android Pay lets you simply tap your phone on an NFC terminal to approve the purchase. In addition, Google is also allowing Android Pay to be integrated into apps like Lyft, Grubhub and Wish, so users can easily use that to pay for things.

Over 700,000 retailers will be on board, including Macy's, Whole Foods and Walgreens. Basically, any place that offers Apple Pay, will also be Android Pay compatible. That means that pretty soon, almost anyone with a relatively modern smartphone will be able to pay for things with their phone.___

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2015-05-30 10:21:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera 
#email #chrome #firefox #opera  

When you click an email address your browser is handing off responsibility for a special kind of link, called mailto, to a desktop program. But it doesn't have to be that way. In most modern Windows browsers you can turn a webmail account into your default email program. The only drawback is that setting a webmail service as your default is not system wide, meaning you have to set your preferred mail service as the default in each separate browser you use.

How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera 
#email #chrome #firefox #opera  

When you click an email address your browser is handing off responsibility for a special kind of link, called mailto, to a desktop program. But it doesn't have to be that way. In most modern Windows browsers you can turn a webmail account into your default email program. The only drawback is that setting a webmail service as your default is not system wide, meaning you have to set your preferred mail service as the default in each separate browser you use.___

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2015-05-29 11:45:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat 
#ios #twitter #snapchat  

Apple’s text messaging bug that can crash iPhones with simple text also affects Twitter and permanently breaks Snapchat text chat.  The bug crashes the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac, also affects apps running on iOS. The bug means that the user cannot open their chat history with the person who sent the message without crashing their iPhone. The message cannot be cleared, but other messages can be sent to and received from other contacts.

iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat 
#ios #twitter #snapchat  

Apple’s text messaging bug that can crash iPhones with simple text also affects Twitter and permanently breaks Snapchat text chat.  The bug crashes the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac, also affects apps running on iOS. The bug means that the user cannot open their chat history with the person who sent the message without crashing their iPhone. The message cannot be cleared, but other messages can be sent to and received from other contacts.___

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2015-05-23 12:50:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Logjam: the latest TLS vulnerability explained 
#logjam #tls #security #vulnerability  

A group from INRIA, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania has published a deep analysis of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm as used in TLS and other protocols. This analysis included a novel downgrade attack against the TLS protocol itself called Logjam, which exploits EXPORT cryptography (just like FREAK). This is a detailed technical introduction to how Diffie-Hellman works and how it’s used in TLS.

Logjam: the latest TLS vulnerability explained 
#logjam #tls #security #vulnerability  

A group from INRIA, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania has published a deep analysis of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm as used in TLS and other protocols. This analysis included a novel downgrade attack against the TLS protocol itself called Logjam, which exploits EXPORT cryptography (just like FREAK). This is a detailed technical introduction to how Diffie-Hellman works and how it’s used in TLS.___

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2015-05-23 03:59:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages? 
#security #rsa #privacy  

It had to be a bit of a jolt for more than 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees at RSA Conference 2015 last month, all pushing, promoting and inspecting the latest and greatest in digital security technology: The theme of RSA President Amit Yoran’s opening keynote was that they are all stuck in the Dark Ages.

Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages? 
#security #rsa #privacy  

It had to be a bit of a jolt for more than 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees at RSA Conference 2015 last month, all pushing, promoting and inspecting the latest and greatest in digital security technology: The theme of RSA President Amit Yoran’s opening keynote was that they are all stuck in the Dark Ages.___

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