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  • How to Uninstall Extensions in Mozilla Firefox
    Extensions are a type of add-on for Firefox that allows you to add new features to Firefox or modify existing ones. This tutorial will show you how to uninstall an extension to remove it from Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 20, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Extensions in Mozilla Firefox
    Extensions are a type of add-on for Firefox that allows you to add new features to Firefox or modify existing ones. Sometimes you may need or want to temporarily completely disable (turn off) an added extension in Firefox without removing it until you enable it again. This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable extensions in Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 20, 2019By Brink
  • How to Install Extensions in Mozilla Firefox
    Extensions are a type of add-on for Firefox that allows you to add new features to Firefox or modify existing ones. This tutorial will show you how to install an extension add-on to Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 20, 2019By Brink
  • Heads Up: $100 Off Annual & Premium Subscription at Pluralsight
    Just a quick heads up that the $100 Off Pluralsight Annual & Premium Subscription promotion is ending soon! So, if you are interested, you are encouraged to click the banner below. Happy learning!   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 20, 2019By gdicanio
  • Problems with Timeline or Cloud Clipboard syncing?
    Windows 10 Update 1809 – Syncing of Timeline no longer working and Cloud Clipboard doesn’t sync either If you encounter this, try the following instructions. If the 3 keys don’t exist, create them. Step 1: Press the ‘Windows‘ key and the ‘R‘ key from your keyboard and type ‘Regedit‘ and hit Enter. Step 2: On the left pane of the Registry Editor window, navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsSystem Step 3: One the right pane of System, see if you have the following registry DWORDs: EnableActivityFeed PublishUserActivities UploadUserActivities Step 4Double click on each of these DWORDs and check if the Value Data is 1. (Change the Value Data to 1 if there is some other data). Step 5: If you don’t see the above 3 DWORDS on the right pane of System, then just right click on the right pane and click on New > DWORD (32-bit) value and change the name to EnableActivityFeed and double click on EnableActivityFeed and change the Value data to 1. Step 6: Follow the Step 4 and create two more DWORDs for PublishUserActivities and UploadUserActivities. (Make sure to change the Value data to 1 for all the 3 DWORDs). Step 7: Restart the PC once and check for the issue. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 20, 2019By hankshelp
  • Windows 7 – US CERT warns of JAN-2020 end of support
    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/03/19/Microsoft-Ending-Support-Windows-7 All software products have a life-cycle. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running the Windows 7 operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive free: •         Technical support for any issues•         Software updates•         Security updates or fixes Computers running the Windows 7 operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to upgrade to a currently supported operating system. For more information, see the Microsoft End of Support FAQ. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Windows 7 – End-of-Support notices will start April 2019
    https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/03/13/windows-7-support-notices.aspx Microsoft plans to issue regular notices starting next month that will inform Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) users that the operating system will reach its end-of-support phase on Jan. 14, 2020   These notices will be sent as a “courtesy reminder” to users and will recur “a handful of times in 2019,” unless the end users selects an option to not get notified again, according to a Tuesday announcement by Matt Barlow, corporate vice president for Windows. Microsoft did a similar thing years ago when Windows XP was nearing its end-of-support phase.   End of support means that Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the 10-year-old Windows 7. It would be a potential security risk for individuals and organizations to continue to run that OS unpatched. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Mozilla Firefox – v66 adds automatic video-play blocking
    Mozilla Firefox version 66 has added automatic video-play blocking as a default security setting in this new release https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/19/firefox-66-blocks-auto-playing-videos/ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/66.0/whatsnew/ As promised, Mozilla is about to make web videos decidedly less annoying. Its newly released Firefox 66 blocks auto-playing videos by default, preventing web ads or video sites from startling you when you’re not ready (or willing) to watch. Some sites will still play the video regardless, Mozilla said, but will stay muted until you choose otherwise. The new version also addresses another web quirk: slow-loading ads and images that yank you out of position on a page. Firefox now includes scroll anchoring that should keep you in place even as content pops in and potentially disrupts your reading.  Other improvements include multi-tab searching (including across other synced devices), searching in private browsing mode, clearer warnings for insecure pages and Windows Hello support for the password-free Web Authentication standard. Some of these additions aren’t new to web browsers, but they might be welcome if you’re looking for an alternative browser that respects your intentions… and your ears ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Malware – New Zealand theme scams in circulation
    Major events are often used as themes for fake donations, email scams, and to spread malware.  Users should be cautious as US CERT shares a warning below https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/03/15/New-Zealand-Related-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns In the wake of the recent New Zealand mosque shootings, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises users to watch out for possible malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on this tragic event. Users should exercise caution in handling emails related to the shootings, even if they appear to originate from trusted sources. Fraudulent emails often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations are also common after tragic events. Be wary of fraudulent social media pleas, calls, texts, donation websites, and door-to-door solicitations relating to the event. To avoid becoming a victim of malicious activity, users and administrators should consider taking the following preventive measures: Use caution when opening email attachments, and do not click on links in unsolicited email messages. Refer to CISA’s Tip on Using Caution with Email Attachments. Review CISA’s Tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites. Refer to CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks. Review the information from the Federal Trade Commission on Before ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • MySpace – User data loss of history 3 years or older
    https://www.pcmag.com/news/367232/myspace-loses-12-years-of-music The data loss apparently extends to any audio, photos, or video uploaded between 2003 and 2015, which means over 50 million songs from over 14 million artists have been lost.  MySpace is probably a distant memory for internet users today and a complete unknown to younger generations, but for a time it was the place to be online. Now it seems, even though MySpace still exists, a lot of the content it holds has been lost during a server migration. As CNET reports, a message has appeared across the top MySpace, which reads, “As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from MySpace. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Apple – 2019 iMac features Intel i9 core CPU
    The new 2019 Apple iMac models feature several new options.  The top model users the Intel i9 core CPU providing 2X throughput of past workstations. https://www.pcmag.com/news/367249/apple-brings-intels-core-i9-to-the-2019-imac https://www.pcmag.com/review/358585/apple-imac-pro At the top end, the iMac is now an attractive alternative to the iMac Pro as a powerhouse all-in-one. The entry-level version gets no update, and middle models go 8th and 9th Gen Core.  The iMac updates, announced today, are minor. The new models look exactly the same as the old ones from the outside—there are no physical changes other than the memory, CPU, and graphics-processor options. Still, they will likely be very attractive to shoppers who are torn between the entry-level model and the midrange 4K version, or the top-of-the-line 27-inch version and the Intel Xeon-powered iMac Pro. If you need more power, you can now configure a 21.5-inch Retina iMac with a six-core 8th Generation Core i7 CPU and a more powerful Radeon Pro Vega graphics card. Aside from switching to the latest DDR4 memory specification, all of the other options for the 21.5-inch Retina machine remain the same. That includes the 1TB hard drive in the $1,299 version, which you’ll almost certainly want to upgrade to a speedier SSD or ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Wireshark 3.0 – FAQ on new version
    Wireshark & Npcap are excellent tools to support network PENTEST & monitoring needs.  The SANS ISC shares an FAQ for the new version 3.0 toolset https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Wireshark+300+and+Npcap+Some+Remarks/24758/ I received a couple of questions regarding Wireshark and Npcap.  First of all, it’s not a requirement to install Npcap if you want to upgrade to Wireshark 3.  Johannes also remarked that the Npcap license allows free use of Npcap on up to 5 Windows machines. If you have more in your organisation, you need to obtain a commercial license.  f you install Wireshark with Npcap, and you use Npcap exclusively with Wireshark and/or Nmap, then the standard license still applies even with more than 5 machines. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 19, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Install Extensions in Google Chrome
    You can customize Google Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store. This tutorial will show you how to install an extension to add it to Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, March 18, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable and Use Free Built-in VPN in Opera browser
    Opera is the first and still only major browser that integrates a free, unlimited VPN service, allowing you to focus on the content that matters without fear of losing privacy. Normally, your browser connects directly to websites, allowing websites to identify your IP address and its approximate location. With VPN, you connect to websites via a VPN server. As a result, your apparent location changes to the location of the server. With Opera’s VPN turned on, your IP address will be replaced with a virtual one, making it harder for websites to track your location and identify your computer. Many tracking cookies will also be blocked. From the point-of-view of websites, your browser is now located in the region given by the virtual location. To change your virtual location, select a region from the list. If you do not choose a region, you are automatically assigned an “optimal location”. To turn off VPN, flip the switch in the badge. Because the connection from your browser to the VPN server is encrypted, even if the local network is not, VPN enhances your privacy on the local network. You can hide your browsing activities from other users of that network. This tutorial ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, March 18, 2019By Brink
  • How to Add Unblock File Context Menu in Windows 10
    The Attachment Manager is included in Windows to help protect your PC from unsafe attachments that you might receive with an e-mail message and from unsafe files that you might save from the Internet. If the Attachment Manager identifies an attachment that might be unsafe, the Attachment Manager prevents (blocks) you from opening the file, or it warns you before you open the file. It uses the IAttachmentExecute application programming interface (API) to find the file type, to find the file association. When one of these applications saves a downloaded file on a disk formatted with NTFS, then it updates the metadata for the file with the zone it was downloaded from. The metadata is saved as an Alternate Data Stream (ADS). If you wish to unblock a downloaded file, you can do so by right-clicking it, selecting Properties and clicking on Unblock. The Open File – Security Warning prompt is a security measure that will ask for your permission before opening a file on your PC that came from an unknown source such as the Internet or another PC. Windows SmartScreen helps keep your PC safer by warning you before running unrecognized apps and files downloaded from the Internet. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, March 17, 2019By Brink
  • Security Mailer (2019 #11)
    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 11 Adobe security updates: Digital Editions Photoshop Mozilla launches Firefox Send Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates Microsoft: Tuesday patches over 60 vulnerabilities including two 0-days that are already being exploited Security Update Revisions Security Advisories Office updates SHA-2 code signing General Security reviews last two weeks vulnerabilities VM Ware Security Advisories ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, March 17, 2019By hankshelp
  • Got WSUS 3 on SBS 2011?
    For those of you still using SBS 2011 and still using the WSUS 3.0 SP2 with it… keep reading.
    If you want to keep using WSUS 3.0 sp2 on SBS 2011 after June, you will need to install an update that adds SHA-2 support (it’s the digital signature on the patching files) to the server so it can handle these. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4484071/windows-server-update-services-update-kb4484071?fbclid=IwAR2GLiNBmAu92tJ8XKlhADWNudQTGkYVpvgfmc-qJhMiNcA4YvFYtw0eEQ0 This update WILL NOT come down on MU. It is only offered up from the catalog site. This update has been tested on the SBS 2011 platform and is fully supported on it. (anyone else that has long since said goodbye to that platform, congrats, one less patch to worry about) Windows 7 is also in the process of getting updates to support this as well, look for them in the coming months: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-requirement-for-windows-and-wsus?fbclid=IwAR0yFqmw3JJ1EDgXSQEW-KnPDyG5K49fYC6QAWLU_YKwLUqjMYi9awQ4E1A ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, March 16, 2019By susan
  • How to Enable or Disable Extensions in Incognito Mode in Google Chrome
    You can customize Google Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store. If you don’t want Google Chrome to remember your activity, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode. Allow in incognito is turned off (disabled) by default for extensions. This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable allow in incognito mode for extensions in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, March 16, 2019By Brink
  • How to Uninstall Extensions in Google Chrome
    You can customize Google Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store. This tutorial will show you how to uninstall an extension to remove it from Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, March 16, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Extensions in Google Chrome
    You can customize Google Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Sometimes you may need or want to temporarily completely disable an added extension in Google Chrome. This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable extensions in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, March 16, 2019By Brink
  • Multi-Factor Bypassed (Office 365 and G Suite)?
    Multi-Factor Auth Bypassed in Office 365 and G Suite IMAP Attacks “Massive IMAP-based password-spraying attacks successfully breached Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite accounts, circumventing multi-factor authentication (MFA) according to an analysis by Proofpoint. This technique takes advantage of the fact that the legacy authentication IMAP protocol bypasses MFA, allowing malicious actors to perform credential stuffing attacks against assets that would have been otherwise protected.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, March 16, 2019By hankshelp
  • AV-Comparatives — 2019 Android Antimalware tests
    Android Test 2019 – 250 Apps To help owners of Android devices to distinguish between genuine, effective Android antivirus apps on the one hand, and dubious/ineffective ones on the other, AV-Comparatives have again tested the effectiveness of antimalware programs for Android, in the 2019 Android Test. Android Test 2019 – 250 AppsDate January 2019 PDF DownloadLanguage EnglishLast Revision March 12th 2019 Methodology — The test was performed in January 2019, mostly on Samsung Galaxy S9 devices running Android 8.0 (“Oreo”). As some security apps did not work properly on Android 8.0, those apps were tested on Nexus 5 devices running Android 6.01 instead (see page 17 for details). Each security app was installed on a separate physical test device. Before the test was started, the software testbed on all test devices – Android itself, stock Android apps, plus testing-specific third-party apps – was updated. After this, automatic updates were switched off, thus freezing the state of the test system. Next, the security apps to be tested were installed and started on their respective devices, updated to the latest version where applicable, and the malware definitions brought fully up to date. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, March 15, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Move Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10
    Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems (aka: guests) can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in a virtualized and isolated environment. If you like, you can move a Hyper-V virtual machine and all files associated with it to a new storage location of your choice. This tutorial will show you how to completely move a Hyper-V virtual machine to a new location in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, March 14, 2019By Brink
  • March 2019 Patch Tuesday – Known Issues
    KB Article Applies To 4489878 Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (Monthly Rollup) Symptom Workaround After installing this update, Internet Explorer 10 may have authentication issues. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the same Windows Server machine, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Terminal Server logons. Symptoms reported by customers include, but may not be limited to: Cache size and location show zero or empty. Keyboard shortcuts may not work properly. Webpages may intermittently fail to load or render correctly. Issues with credential prompts. Issues when downloading files. Create unique user accounts so that two people don’t share the same user account when logging on to a Windows Server machine. Additionally, disable multiple RDP sessions for a single user account for a specific Windows Server. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. 4489881 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Monthly Rollup) Symptom Workaround After installing this update, Internet Explorer 11 may have authentication issues. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, March 14, 2019By hankshelp
  • Office Updates (March 2019)
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, March 14, 2019By hankshelp

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