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Keith Petersen (w8sdz)

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Computer Consultant, Amateur Radio w8sdz, Retired TV Engineer

Occupation: Computer Consultant. Retired TV Engineer. Former Manager of the SimTel Software Archive. Amateur Radio w8sdz. (Computer Consultant, TV Engineer, Software Archivist, Amateur Radio w8sdz)

Location: Port Orange, FL

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2016-07-15 01:33:51 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Deletes Dennis Cooper's Blog, Erasing Years of Artistic Output
#google #policies #nowarning

On June 27, when writer Dennis Cooper tried to access his blog—hosted by Blogger since 2002—he discovered that Google had deleted his fourteen-year project along with his Gmail account.

He may have lost years of artistic output that included writings, research, and photographs, as well as a platform through which he engaged almost daily with a community of followers and fellow artists.

Most reshares: 4

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2016-05-27 23:52:13 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Researcher warns of 'pastejacking' hack attacks targeting users' clipboards
#security #clipboard #vulnerability

Some web browsers now allow developers to add content to a user's clipboard under certain circumstances. Attackers can theoretically exploit this ability to trick users into running commands they otherwise wouldn't want entered on their computers, in order to gain remote code execution.

Most plusones: 6

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2016-06-21 07:59:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

When everything else fails, Amateur Radio will still be there—and thriving
#hamradio #emergency #communication

When everything else fails (power, comms, roads), Ham Radio is still there. These days it can even be a full-fat digital medium.

Latest 50 posts

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2016-08-26 15:26:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

There is a generic alternative to the EpiPen - Adrenaclick
#EpiPen #generic

Spread the word about this alternative to the EpiPen.

There is a generic alternative to the EpiPen - Adrenaclick
#EpiPen #generic

Spread the word about this alternative to the EpiPen.___

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2016-08-26 07:51:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Why you should update your iPhone right now
#iphone #ios #security

If you have an iPhone, you need to download the latest iOS update right now. Apple released the "important security update" in response to an active malware threat that can be used to read texts and email, record calls (including WhatsApp and Viber calls), track your location and turn on your phone's camera and microphone.

Why you should update your iPhone right now
#iphone #ios #security

If you have an iPhone, you need to download the latest iOS update right now. Apple released the "important security update" in response to an active malware threat that can be used to read texts and email, record calls (including WhatsApp and Viber calls), track your location and turn on your phone's camera and microphone.___

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2016-08-26 06:25:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

9 Best Free Calculator Apps for Android
#android #calculator #app

We have access to hundreds if not thousands of calculator apps. But because there are so many options, it can be hard to nail down the right one for your needs. Today we’re going to break down the best free calculator apps for Android.

9 Best Free Calculator Apps for Android
#android #calculator #app

We have access to hundreds if not thousands of calculator apps. But because there are so many options, it can be hard to nail down the right one for your needs. Today we’re going to break down the best free calculator apps for Android.___

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2016-08-23 08:33:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Android Nougat drops support for Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7
#android #nexus7 #nexus5

It's official: The Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 won't receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update from Google today. Both are past the point when new major Android updates are guaranteed (July and October of 2015 for the Nexus 7 and 5, respectively).

Android Nougat drops support for Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7
#android #nexus7 #nexus5

It's official: The Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 won't receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update from Google today. Both are past the point when new major Android updates are guaranteed (July and October of 2015 for the Nexus 7 and 5, respectively).___

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2016-08-23 08:09:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently
#android #update #frequency

Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.

Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently
#android #update #frequency

Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.___

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2016-08-23 05:08:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Adobe Photoshop essentials: How to crop, resize, and edit photos like a pro
#photoshop #howto #primer

Photoshop has "photo" in it for a reason! Here's a quick primer on how to use it to make your snaps look stellar.

Adobe Photoshop essentials: How to crop, resize, and edit photos like a pro
#photoshop #howto #primer

Photoshop has "photo" in it for a reason! Here's a quick primer on how to use it to make your snaps look stellar.___

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2016-08-22 01:15:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Postpone The Windows 10 Anniversary Update
#windows10 #anniversary #update  

Microsoft began to roll out the much-anticipated Anniversary Update (AU) of Windows 10 on August 2, 2016. Depending on how old your hardware is, it may be several weeks before the AU is installed on your PC. You may want to postpone that update as long as possible, given the glitches and unwelcome new features in the Anniversary Update. Here's how…

Postpone The Windows 10 Anniversary Update
#windows10 #anniversary #update  

Microsoft began to roll out the much-anticipated Anniversary Update (AU) of Windows 10 on August 2, 2016. Depending on how old your hardware is, it may be several weeks before the AU is installed on your PC. You may want to postpone that update as long as possible, given the glitches and unwelcome new features in the Anniversary Update. Here's how…___

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2016-08-21 06:22:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Tiny Scanner: Android Document Scanner
#android #scanner #pdf

Tiny Scanner is a scanner app that turns an Android device into a portable document scanner. With this app, you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything as images or PDFs. It is fast and is designed for both phone and tablet.

Tiny Scanner: Android Document Scanner
#android #scanner #pdf

Tiny Scanner is a scanner app that turns an Android device into a portable document scanner. With this app, you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything as images or PDFs. It is fast and is designed for both phone and tablet.___

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2016-08-20 09:03:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 tip: Turn off Cortana completely
#windows10 #cortana #disable

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, Microsoft removed the on-off switch for Cortana. But the setting is still available if you know where to look As with most things Windows, you can remove the search button or box completely if you're really convinced you won't use it.

Windows 10 tip: Turn off Cortana completely
#windows10 #cortana #disable

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, Microsoft removed the on-off switch for Cortana. But the setting is still available if you know where to look As with most things Windows, you can remove the search button or box completely if you're really convinced you won't use it.___

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2016-08-20 08:57:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

TV Brands Aren't Always What They Seem
#tv #brand #manufacturer  

For many shoppers, there's comfort in choosing a familiar brand. But before you go out and buy a new TV set, there's something you should know: Even if it carries a brand name you recognize, the TV might have little connection to the company that built that brand.

TV Brands Aren't Always What They Seem
#tv #brand #manufacturer  

For many shoppers, there's comfort in choosing a familiar brand. But before you go out and buy a new TV set, there's something you should know: Even if it carries a brand name you recognize, the TV might have little connection to the company that built that brand.___

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2016-08-19 23:56:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams
#windows10 #webcam #update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, aka version 1607, has been found to leave many webcams inoperable. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with all manner of custom CCTV programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech's C920 and C930e cameras, in conjunction even with Microsoft's own Skype, will fail to properly broadcast video.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams
#windows10 #webcam #update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, aka version 1607, has been found to leave many webcams inoperable. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with all manner of custom CCTV programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech's C920 and C930e cameras, in conjunction even with Microsoft's own Skype, will fail to properly broadcast video.___

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2016-08-16 06:54:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone
#googleduo #video #calling #app

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Google has released Google Duo — a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone
#googleduo #video #calling #app

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Google has released Google Duo — a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.___

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2016-08-16 04:33:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493
#microsoft #update #bug

You can speed up your Windows update scans or you can print multiple documents, you can't do both. Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday bug appears to affect Vista, Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, as well as Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2. More than that, it appears to clobber all versions of Windows 10. In other words, if you applied the latest cumulative update to any version of Windows 10, your printer won't work right.

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493
#microsoft #update #bug

You can speed up your Windows update scans or you can print multiple documents, you can't do both. Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday bug appears to affect Vista, Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, as well as Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2. More than that, it appears to clobber all versions of Windows 10. In other words, if you applied the latest cumulative update to any version of Windows 10, your printer won't work right.___

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2016-08-16 04:06:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google to move Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live
#hangout #onair #youtube

Hangouts On Air is where stars and would-be stars could interact with their adoring fans. But come September 12th however, that option will be no longer, at least on Google+. Instead, users will be prompted to use YouTube Live, Google's other live video product, to broadcast in real-time.

Google to move Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live
#hangout #onair #youtube

Hangouts On Air is where stars and would-be stars could interact with their adoring fans. But come September 12th however, that option will be no longer, at least on Google+. Instead, users will be prompted to use YouTube Live, Google's other live video product, to broadcast in real-time.___

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2016-08-13 07:37:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Maps for Android gets Wi-Fi-only mode, downloading offline maps to SD card
#googlemaps #offline #sdcard

Users of Google Maps for Android have been able to save maps for offline use for a while, but now the app is getting a new WiFi only mode that will come in handy to those with limited or expensive data plans who want to avoid overages. Google has also complemented its offline capabilities in Maps with the ability to save maps to an external SD card.

Google Maps for Android gets Wi-Fi-only mode, downloading offline maps to SD card
#googlemaps #offline #sdcard

Users of Google Maps for Android have been able to save maps for offline use for a while, but now the app is getting a new WiFi only mode that will come in handy to those with limited or expensive data plans who want to avoid overages. Google has also complemented its offline capabilities in Maps with the ability to save maps to an external SD card.___

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2016-08-11 00:29:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
#windows #security #wpad

The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), enabled by default on Windows and supported by other operating systems, can expose computer users' online accounts, web searches, and other private data, security researchers warn. The protocol can be used to steal user data despite HTTPS or VPN connections.

Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
#windows #security #wpad

The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), enabled by default on Windows and supported by other operating systems, can expose computer users' online accounts, web searches, and other private data, security researchers warn. The protocol can be used to steal user data despite HTTPS or VPN connections.___

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2016-08-09 19:03:46 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Google: ‘Verify Apps’ Will Block All ‘Quadrooter’ Exploits
#android #quadrooter #hoax

900 million Android devices are NOT at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster. A security feature that is turned on by default as part of Google Play Services on devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher versions of the OS, should prevent the malicious software from getting installed. ‘Verify Apps’, a feature incorporated into Android precisely for scenarios like these, scans APK files before their installation to see if they present any security threat to the device and its user.

Google: ‘Verify Apps’ Will Block All ‘Quadrooter’ Exploits
#android #quadrooter #hoax

900 million Android devices are NOT at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster. A security feature that is turned on by default as part of Google Play Services on devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher versions of the OS, should prevent the malicious software from getting installed. ‘Verify Apps’, a feature incorporated into Android precisely for scenarios like these, scans APK files before their installation to see if they present any security threat to the device and its user.___

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2016-08-03 03:04:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password
#windows #security #vulnerability

A flaw in Windows can allow an attacker to steal usernames and passwords of any signed-in user -- simply by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website. It allows an attacker to conduct a full takeover of a Microsoft account.

There's a simple mitigation, according to the group. Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log into Windows with a Microsoft account.

Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password
#windows #security #vulnerability

A flaw in Windows can allow an attacker to steal usernames and passwords of any signed-in user -- simply by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website. It allows an attacker to conduct a full takeover of a Microsoft account.

There's a simple mitigation, according to the group. Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log into Windows with a Microsoft account.___

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2016-08-01 08:29:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Malvertising Campaign Infected Thousands of Users per Day for More than a Year
#malware #ads #security

Security researchers from Proofpoint and Trend Micro have uncovered a massive malvertising campaign that has been targeting over one million users per day and infecting thousands, running since the summer of 2015, with unconfirmed clues showing that it might date back to as early as 2013.

Malvertising Campaign Infected Thousands of Users per Day for More than a Year
#malware #ads #security

Security researchers from Proofpoint and Trend Micro have uncovered a massive malvertising campaign that has been targeting over one million users per day and infecting thousands, running since the summer of 2015, with unconfirmed clues showing that it might date back to as early as 2013.___

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2016-07-30 02:11:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
#security #wireless #keyboard

A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number, and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away.

Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
#security #wireless #keyboard

A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number, and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away.___

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2016-07-29 15:44:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Getting 'GPS signal not found' error in Pokémon Go? Here's how to fix it!
#android #pokemongo #gps

Pokémon Go is everywhere, and that's great for Android gamers around the world (or at least in the countries the game has launched. But if you're getting a "GPS signal not found" error when you launch the game, here's how to fix it!

Getting 'GPS signal not found' error in Pokémon Go? Here's how to fix it!
#android #pokemongo #gps

Pokémon Go is everywhere, and that's great for Android gamers around the world (or at least in the countries the game has launched. But if you're getting a "GPS signal not found" error when you launch the game, here's how to fix it!___

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2016-07-26 20:37:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication
#sms #authentication #security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that "[out of band authentication] using SMS is deprecated, and will no longer be allowed in future releases of their guidance. NIST's guidelines aren't legally binding, but other government agencies stick by them, and the industry at large will follow.

US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication
#sms #authentication #security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that "[out of band authentication] using SMS is deprecated, and will no longer be allowed in future releases of their guidance. NIST's guidelines aren't legally binding, but other government agencies stick by them, and the industry at large will follow.___

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2016-07-22 15:04:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 - How to Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 & Keep Data [Tutorial]
#windows10 #upgrade #tutorial

Learn how to upgrade Windows 8 or Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Microsoft’s Windows 10 Software Download Tool. Watch this free video tutorial with complete instructions for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced computer user. Closed captioning is optionally provided.

Windows 10 - How to Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 & Keep Data [Tutorial]
#windows10 #upgrade #tutorial

Learn how to upgrade Windows 8 or Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Microsoft’s Windows 10 Software Download Tool. Watch this free video tutorial with complete instructions for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced computer user. Closed captioning is optionally provided.___

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2016-07-22 13:44:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

[WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10
#windows10 #tutorial #training

Video tutorials can be a big help for people new to Windows 10, or any other software. There are many amateur Win 10 how-to videos online, but unfortunately, most of them are awful. Bob Rankin found some that are excellent, and free. If you're having trouble getting acclimated to your new operating system, or you just want to see what's new and different in Windows 10, read on...

[WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10
#windows10 #tutorial #training

Video tutorials can be a big help for people new to Windows 10, or any other software. There are many amateur Win 10 how-to videos online, but unfortunately, most of them are awful. Bob Rankin found some that are excellent, and free. If you're having trouble getting acclimated to your new operating system, or you just want to see what's new and different in Windows 10, read on...___

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2016-07-21 14:51:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month
#firefox #flash #security

It's another nail in the coffin for Flash. Mozilla will start intelligently auto-pausing Flash next month before going to even more extreme lengths in 2017.

Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month
#firefox #flash #security

It's another nail in the coffin for Flash. Mozilla will start intelligently auto-pausing Flash next month before going to even more extreme lengths in 2017.___

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2016-07-18 07:06:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

If You Don’t Upgrade to Windows 10, This Will Happen
#windows10 #upgrade

If you’ve decided that you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, no matter what, you can ignore the warnings from Microsoft and stay on your current operating system (OS). But what happens if you do that? Let’s take a quick look at what will happen to the various flavors of Windows after the end of July.

If You Don’t Upgrade to Windows 10, This Will Happen
#windows10 #upgrade

If you’ve decided that you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, no matter what, you can ignore the warnings from Microsoft and stay on your current operating system (OS). But what happens if you do that? Let’s take a quick look at what will happen to the various flavors of Windows after the end of July.___

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2016-07-16 20:02:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18
#linux #mint #upgrade

Upgrading from a completely different Ubuntu-base to another requires a special advanced instruction set. In this how-to guide, we shall walk through the recommended steps you will have to follow to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18.

How to Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18
#linux #mint #upgrade

Upgrading from a completely different Ubuntu-base to another requires a special advanced instruction set. In this how-to guide, we shall walk through the recommended steps you will have to follow to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18.___

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2016-07-15 01:33:51 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Deletes Dennis Cooper's Blog, Erasing Years of Artistic Output
#google #policies #nowarning

On June 27, when writer Dennis Cooper tried to access his blog—hosted by Blogger since 2002—he discovered that Google had deleted his fourteen-year project along with his Gmail account.

He may have lost years of artistic output that included writings, research, and photographs, as well as a platform through which he engaged almost daily with a community of followers and fellow artists.

Google Deletes Dennis Cooper's Blog, Erasing Years of Artistic Output
#google #policies #nowarning

On June 27, when writer Dennis Cooper tried to access his blog—hosted by Blogger since 2002—he discovered that Google had deleted his fourteen-year project along with his Gmail account.

He may have lost years of artistic output that included writings, research, and photographs, as well as a platform through which he engaged almost daily with a community of followers and fellow artists.___

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2016-07-14 13:50:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

20-year-old Windows bug lets printers install malware—patch now
#security #malware #printer

After more than two decades, Microsoft finally addressed a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler, which manages the process of connecting to available printers and printing documents. A protocol known as Point-and-Print allows people who are connecting to a network-hosted printer for the first time to automatically download the necessary driver immediately before using it.

20-year-old Windows bug lets printers install malware—patch now
#security #malware #printer

After more than two decades, Microsoft finally addressed a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler, which manages the process of connecting to available printers and printing documents. A protocol known as Point-and-Print allows people who are connecting to a network-hosted printer for the first time to automatically download the necessary driver immediately before using it.___

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2016-07-09 06:16:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Chrome with native Cast integration
#chrome #chromecast #googlechrome

Google implemented a new feature in Chrome 51 that introduces a Cast option to the right-click menu and main menu of the browser.

Google Chrome with native Cast integration
#chrome #chromecast #googlechrome

Google implemented a new feature in Chrome 51 that introduces a Cast option to the right-click menu and main menu of the browser.___

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2016-07-06 21:34:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

6 top tips & tools for blocking spam
#spam #block #tips

Spam: The gift that keeps on giving...
Here are some of the best ways to block it:

6 top tips & tools for blocking spam
#spam #block #tips

Spam: The gift that keeps on giving...
Here are some of the best ways to block it:___

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2016-07-02 03:21:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Chrome Scroll Anchoring
#chrome #scroll #anchor

You may have experienced this situation when using a browser like Google Chrome: you load a page and some text is loaded quickly. You begin to read the text and scroll a bit or a lot, and suddenly the page begins to scroll automatically as other elements, images or media, are added to the page. Scroll Anchoring has been designed to prevent these visible jumps from happening in Chrome.

Google Chrome Scroll Anchoring
#chrome #scroll #anchor

You may have experienced this situation when using a browser like Google Chrome: you load a page and some text is loaded quickly. You begin to read the text and scroll a bit or a lot, and suddenly the page begins to scroll automatically as other elements, images or media, are added to the page. Scroll Anchoring has been designed to prevent these visible jumps from happening in Chrome.___

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2016-06-29 22:19:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

High-severity bugs in 25 Symantec/Norton products imperil millions
#symantec #norton #vulnerability

Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains a raft of vulnerabilities that expose millions of consumers, small businesses, and large organizations to self-replicating attacks that take complete control of their computers, a researcher warned Tuesday. "These vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets," Tavis Ormandy said.

High-severity bugs in 25 Symantec/Norton products imperil millions
#symantec #norton #vulnerability

Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains a raft of vulnerabilities that expose millions of consumers, small businesses, and large organizations to self-replicating attacks that take complete control of their computers, a researcher warned Tuesday. "These vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets," Tavis Ormandy said.___

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2016-06-27 16:11:57 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)
#vpn #security #privacy  

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you're using a VPN, and it's easy to exploit. Here's how it works, and what you can do about it.

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)
#vpn #security #privacy  

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you're using a VPN, and it's easy to exploit. Here's how it works, and what you can do about it.___

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2016-06-21 07:59:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

When everything else fails, Amateur Radio will still be there—and thriving
#hamradio #emergency #communication

When everything else fails (power, comms, roads), Ham Radio is still there. These days it can even be a full-fat digital medium.

When everything else fails, Amateur Radio will still be there—and thriving
#hamradio #emergency #communication

When everything else fails (power, comms, roads), Ham Radio is still there. These days it can even be a full-fat digital medium.___

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2016-06-20 16:16:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Typography nerds will love Google’s revamped site for Web fonts
#typography #fonts #google

For years, Google has offered a cache of excellent fonts for use on websites, apps like Docs and for your desktop tools. Now, the site has been completely overhauled with a beautiful interface that makes it easy to find the right typeface for your next design project.

Typography nerds will love Google’s revamped site for Web fonts
#typography #fonts #google

For years, Google has offered a cache of excellent fonts for use on websites, apps like Docs and for your desktop tools. Now, the site has been completely overhauled with a beautiful interface that makes it easy to find the right typeface for your next design project.___

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2016-06-20 15:55:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

GoToMyPC hit with hack attack; users need to reset passwords
#gotomypc #security #hack

If you use Citrix’s GoToMyPC remote desktop access service, you need to change your password. According to a post published to GoToMyPC’s system status page, the service experienced a hack attack this weekend, and it’s now requiring all users to reset their passwords before logging in to the service.

GoToMyPC hit with hack attack; users need to reset passwords
#gotomypc #security #hack

If you use Citrix’s GoToMyPC remote desktop access service, you need to change your password. According to a post published to GoToMyPC’s system status page, the service experienced a hack attack this weekend, and it’s now requiring all users to reset their passwords before logging in to the service.___

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2016-06-20 15:46:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers
#acer #security #breach #privacy

If you bought something from Acer over the past year, hackers may have your name, address, and credit card number—including its expiration date and three-digit CVC security code. Warn your pals.

Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers
#acer #security #breach #privacy

If you bought something from Acer over the past year, hackers may have your name, address, and credit card number—including its expiration date and three-digit CVC security code. Warn your pals.___

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2016-06-18 21:48:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Which Distro Should You Choose?
#linux #ubuntu #mint

Linux Mint and Ubuntu are both known as two of the most newbie-friendly distros around. Ubuntu is the most popular — so much so that Linux Mint is based on it. But there are real differences between the two. Which one is right for you?

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Which Distro Should You Choose?
#linux #ubuntu #mint

Linux Mint and Ubuntu are both known as two of the most newbie-friendly distros around. Ubuntu is the most popular — so much so that Linux Mint is based on it. But there are real differences between the two. Which one is right for you?___

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2016-06-18 10:36:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

60+ iOS 10 Hidden / Secret Features For iPhone And iPad [List]
#ios10 #features #apple

Excited about iOS 10? Did you know that the latest version of Apple’s mobile platform packs over 60 new hidden / secret features that Apple made no fuss about at the WWDC? It’s often the features that aren’t mentioned during the keynote that have the most appeal, and iOS 10 has a ton of them it seems.

60+ iOS 10 Hidden / Secret Features For iPhone And iPad [List]
#ios10 #features #apple

Excited about iOS 10? Did you know that the latest version of Apple’s mobile platform packs over 60 new hidden / secret features that Apple made no fuss about at the WWDC? It’s often the features that aren’t mentioned during the keynote that have the most appeal, and iOS 10 has a ton of them it seems.___

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2016-06-13 13:15:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

VPN Speed Test: How To Find The Fastest VPN Service For Your Region
#vpn #speed #test

If you have ever been in the market for a VPN service, then you will know how difficult it can be to find just the right one. VPNify allows visitors of its website to select a potential VPN service provider and then run speed tests to get a good idea of what upload and download speeds they can expect to see on their connection and in their area should they become a user of that particular service.

VPN Speed Test: How To Find The Fastest VPN Service For Your Region
#vpn #speed #test

If you have ever been in the market for a VPN service, then you will know how difficult it can be to find just the right one. VPNify allows visitors of its website to select a potential VPN service provider and then run speed tests to get a good idea of what upload and download speeds they can expect to see on their connection and in their area should they become a user of that particular service.___

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2016-06-13 13:08:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Netgear Routers Plagued by Serious Vulnerabilities
#netgear #router #vulnerability

Netgear released firmware updates last week for its D3600 and D6000 Wi-Fi modem routers to address a couple of serious vulnerabilities reported to the company in December 2015. The flaws affect D3600 and D6000 routers running version 1.0.0.49 or earlier of the firmware. CERT noted that other models may be impacted as well.

Netgear Routers Plagued by Serious Vulnerabilities
#netgear #router #vulnerability

Netgear released firmware updates last week for its D3600 and D6000 Wi-Fi modem routers to address a couple of serious vulnerabilities reported to the company in December 2015. The flaws affect D3600 and D6000 routers running version 1.0.0.49 or earlier of the firmware. CERT noted that other models may be impacted as well.___

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2016-06-12 22:48:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How a boobytrapped PDF file could exploit your Chrome Browser – and it’s not Adobe’s fault!
#chrome #pdf #vulnerability

This week it has been revealed that PDFium, Chrome’s default PDF reader, contained an exploitable vulnerability (known as CVE-2016-1681) that could have resulted in malicious code being run on innocent users’ systems. Google patched its code when it released Chrome 51.0.2704.63 on May 25th, and has issued updates of other security issues since.

How a boobytrapped PDF file could exploit your Chrome Browser – and it’s not Adobe’s fault!
#chrome #pdf #vulnerability

This week it has been revealed that PDFium, Chrome’s default PDF reader, contained an exploitable vulnerability (known as CVE-2016-1681) that could have resulted in malicious code being run on innocent users’ systems. Google patched its code when it released Chrome 51.0.2704.63 on May 25th, and has issued updates of other security issues since.___

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2016-06-08 23:50:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google’s Project Fi cell service adds US Cellular to the mix
#projectfi #google #cellphone

Today Google announced that it is adding a third network, US Cellular, to its Project Fi cellular service. US Cellular is the fifth-largest carrier in the US, and Google says the company's LTE service in "23 states, both urban and rural" will be merged into the network.

Google’s Project Fi cell service adds US Cellular to the mix
#projectfi #google #cellphone

Today Google announced that it is adding a third network, US Cellular, to its Project Fi cellular service. US Cellular is the fifth-largest carrier in the US, and Google says the company's LTE service in "23 states, both urban and rural" will be merged into the network.___

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2016-06-02 12:58:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Speed Up to 5x With One Quick Fix
#wifi #speed #performance

If multiple WiFi signals use the same channel, they can interfere with each other. This causes data to be lost so the waves have to be retransmitted, which is why your speed drops. If you live near other routers — such as in an apartment building — then there’s a good chance your slow Wi-Fi speeds are due to channel interference. That’s why you should download and run a Wi-Fi Analyzer.

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Speed Up to 5x With One Quick Fix
#wifi #speed #performance

If multiple WiFi signals use the same channel, they can interfere with each other. This causes data to be lost so the waves have to be retransmitted, which is why your speed drops. If you live near other routers — such as in an apartment building — then there’s a good chance your slow Wi-Fi speeds are due to channel interference. That’s why you should download and run a Wi-Fi Analyzer.___

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2016-05-28 00:56:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10 update policy
#windows10 #update #policy

Microsoft plans to release single cumulative updates each month, and so-called feature updates twice a year. These cumulative updates are already used by the company. They supersede the previous month's update, and contain only security, reliability or bug fixes according to Microsoft. Feature updates on the other hand, with the next major one called the Anniversary Update out in July 2016, ship with new features and capabilities but are released less frequently.

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10 update policy
#windows10 #update #policy

Microsoft plans to release single cumulative updates each month, and so-called feature updates twice a year. These cumulative updates are already used by the company. They supersede the previous month's update, and contain only security, reliability or bug fixes according to Microsoft. Feature updates on the other hand, with the next major one called the Anniversary Update out in July 2016, ship with new features and capabilities but are released less frequently.___

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2016-05-27 23:52:13 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Researcher warns of 'pastejacking' hack attacks targeting users' clipboards
#security #clipboard #vulnerability

Some web browsers now allow developers to add content to a user's clipboard under certain circumstances. Attackers can theoretically exploit this ability to trick users into running commands they otherwise wouldn't want entered on their computers, in order to gain remote code execution.

Researcher warns of 'pastejacking' hack attacks targeting users' clipboards
#security #clipboard #vulnerability

Some web browsers now allow developers to add content to a user's clipboard under certain circumstances. Attackers can theoretically exploit this ability to trick users into running commands they otherwise wouldn't want entered on their computers, in order to gain remote code execution.___

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2016-05-25 02:00:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Windows hardware specs going up for the first time since 2009
#windows10 #hardware #compatibility

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (referred to in documentation as version 1607, so it ought to ship in July) with the first meaningful change in the Windows system requirements in almost a decade. The RAM requirement is going up, with 2GB the new floor for 32-bit installations. The new specs also change the acceptable screen sizes for Windows 10.

Windows hardware specs going up for the first time since 2009
#windows10 #hardware #compatibility

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (referred to in documentation as version 1607, so it ought to ship in July) with the first meaningful change in the Windows system requirements in almost a decade. The RAM requirement is going up, with 2GB the new floor for 32-bit installations. The new specs also change the acceptable screen sizes for Windows 10.___

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2016-05-23 23:29:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

4 LastPass Settings You Must Change to Be More Secure
#lastpass #security #settings

LastPass is one of the best password managers around. While the company urges you to make your master password (the one that unlocks your account and gives access to all your other passwords) secure, there are other default settings in LastPass you should change to make your account even safer.

4 LastPass Settings You Must Change to Be More Secure
#lastpass #security #settings

LastPass is one of the best password managers around. While the company urges you to make your master password (the one that unlocks your account and gives access to all your other passwords) secure, there are other default settings in LastPass you should change to make your account even safer.___

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2016-05-23 07:32:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Never10 Prevents Windows 7 and 8.1 from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10
#windows10 #upgrade #disable

Never 10 is an easy to use free utility which gives users control over whether their Windows 7 or 8.1 will upgrade itself to Windows 10. It does not install ANY software of its own. It simply and quickly performs the required system editing for its user. For more, see the "Additional Technical Information" link near the bottom of the page.

Never10 Prevents Windows 7 and 8.1 from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10
#windows10 #upgrade #disable

Never 10 is an easy to use free utility which gives users control over whether their Windows 7 or 8.1 will upgrade itself to Windows 10. It does not install ANY software of its own. It simply and quickly performs the required system editing for its user. For more, see the "Additional Technical Information" link near the bottom of the page.___

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