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  • 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
  • Adobe Security Bulletins Posted
    Security Bulletins PostedAdobe has published security bulletins for Adobe Digital Editions and Adobe Photoshop CC. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions using the instructions referenced in the bulletin.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, March 14, 2019By hankshelp
  • Is There “Connie” in the Map?
    Today is Pi (π) Day, and I wanted to celebrate with this blog post (even if it’s C++-related and not math-related). Hope you’ll find it useful, and maybe even enjoy it.   std::map is one of those useful containers implemented in the C++ Standard Library. It basically stores key-value pairs, with unique keys. In other words, std::map maps unique keys to values. As a concrete example, you can think of an address book: The “key” is the person’s name, and the “value” associated with it can be a custom data structure storing information like address, e-mail address, telephone number, and so on. This can be translated in C++ code like that:
    std::map<std::string, Person> addressBook; Another interesting application could be counting words in a document. In this case, you still have a string key (i.e. the word you’re counting), and the associated value in the key-value pair would be an integer representing the occurrences of that word: 
    map<string, int> wordCount; E.g.: If you have 500 “Connie”s in a document, “Connie” is mapped to 500. You can use a map from string to int for word counting applications. A ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, March 14, 2019By gdicanio
  • How to Rename Sound Input or Output Device in Windows 10
    The default sound input device is the device (ex: microphone) that Windows uses to record or hear sound. The default audio playback device is the device (ex: speaker) that Windows uses to output (play) sound. If you don’t like the default name given to a sound input or output device, you can easily rename it to any name you want to display for the device in Windows 10. This tutorial will show you how to rename a sound input or output device for all users in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 13, 2019By Brink
  • Resoluciones del Nuevo Mes: Marzo 2019
    Es tiempo de escribir mis nuevas resoluciones. Primero, repaso de las del mes de febrero: – Continuar simpledfs [completo] ver repo – Continuar Erlie [completo] ver repo – Continuar Walang [completo] ver repo – Continuar robotsim [pendiente] – Continuar Elmie [completo] ver repo – Continuar SimpleNeuron [completo] ver repo – Continuar BlockchainJ [completo] ver repo – Continuar Dexert [pendiente] – Continuar EthBridge [pendiente] – Continuar Idener [pendiente] – Grabar charla sobre programación Smart Contracts [completo] – Escribir código experimental sobre RskJ [completo] ver repo Además, estuve trabajando en: – Comenzar Abstract Syntax Tree genérico en JavaScript, geast [completo] ver repo – Continuar SimpleTensor [completo] ver repo – Comenzar collectible token contract, EthCollectible [completo] ver repo – Comenzar non-fungible collectible token contract, EthPets [completo] ver repo – Comenzar and deploy on RSK testnet bet contract, EthBet [completo] ver repo – Comenzar lexer genérico en JavaScript, gelex [completo] ver repo – Continuar Husky, intérprete tipo Haskell en JavaScript [completo] ver repo Mis resoluciones del nuevo mes: – Continuar simpledfs – Continuar Erlie – Continuar Walang – Continuar robotsim – Continuar Elmie – Continuar SimpleNeuron – Continuar BlockchainJ – Continuar Dexert – Continuar EthBridge – Continuar Idener – Grabar charla sobre programación Smart ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 13, 2019By lopez
  • How to Delete 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 delete a Hyper-V virtual machine to remove it from the Hyper-V Manager. When you delete a Hyper-V virtual machine, it deletes the virtual machine’s configuration file, but does not delete any virtual hard drives. If the virtual machine has any checkpoints, these are deleted and merged into the virtual hard disk files after the virtual machine is deleted. This tutorial will show you how to delete a Hyper-V virtual machine on your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 13, 2019By Brink
  • Microsoft Security Updates – MARCH 2019
    Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+March+2019+Patch+Tuesday/24742/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/03/microsoft-patch-tuesday-march-2019.html https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary Microsoft released its monthly security update today, disclosing a variety of vulnerabilities in several of its products. The latest Patch Tuesday covers 64 vulnerabilities, 17 of which are rated “critical,” 45 that are considered “important” and one “moderate” and “low” vulnerability each. This release also includes two critical advisories — one covering security updates to Adobe Flash Player and another concerning SHA-2. This month’s security update covers security issues in a variety of Microsoft’s products, including the VBScript scripting engine, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and the Chakra scripting engine Both exploited vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-0808 and CVE-2019-0797) affects win32k component on multiple Windows versions, from Windows 7 to 2019, and may lead to privilege escalation. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernelmode.  Amongst 17 critical vulnerabilities this month, it’s worth mentioning CVE-2019-0697 which affects DHCP Client and may lead to remote code execution (RCE). This is the second critical vulnerability in DHCP client this year both scoring 9.8 CVSS v3. The other one was patched in January (CVE-2019-0547). ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 13, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Patch Tuesday (March 2019)
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, March 13, 2019By hankshelp
  • Small embedded systems with Visual Studio
    Para registrarte, sigue : Small embedded systems with Visual Studio Conoces alguna plataforma gratuita y de código abierto que te permita la escritura de aplicaciones de código administrado sobre pequeñas electrónicas integradas? Aprende como construir diferentes tipos de proyectos orientados a pequeñas placas electrónicas programando en C#, tales como sensores IoT, dispositivos portátiles, pruebas de concepto, robótica, creaciones para entusiastas / fabricantes o incluso equipos industriales complejos. Estas plataformas hacen que sea más fácil, más rápido y menos costoso crear aplicaciones para circuitos integrados embebidos utilizando las mismas tecnologías y herramientas modernas utilizadas por los desarrolladores de aplicaciones de escritorio. En este workshop trabajaremos con varias tarjetas electrónicas con el microprocesador ARM STM32F4 de bajo coste de (ST Microelectronics y GHI Electronics. Para participar en el taller, necesitaremos traer nuestro portátil con Visual Studio 2017 instalado. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, March 12, 2019By peplluis
  • How to Rename 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. You can rename a Hyper-V virtual machine anytime you like. When you rename a Hyper-V virtual machine, it will only change it’s name in Hyper-V Manager. It will not change the name of the folder or virtual hard disk (.vhdx) file(s) for the virtual machine. This tutorial will show you how to rename a Hyper-V virtual machine on your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, March 11, 2019By Brink
  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals in C#: 2019 Update
    My “Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals in C#” course takes you, step by step, through the principles and practices of object-oriented programming (OOP). The course provides you with the firm foundation in OOP that you need to progress to intermediate-level C# courses. This course was originally published on July 8, 2014. It was updated on March 11, 2019. You can find the list of changes here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14GnLqjwkbiKR_ucQ3c6uLOPQCXR3UnRSiYMgH-3Ifsw/edit?usp=sharing ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, March 11, 2019By deborahk
  • Creating a .NET Core 3 WPF app
    One thing that has been recently announced by Microsoft is the availability of .NET Core 3. With it, you will be able to create WPF and Winforms apps with .NET Core. And one extra bonus is that both WPF and Winforms are being open sourced. You can check these in https://github.com/dotnet/wpf and https://github.com/dotnet/winforms. The first step to create a .NET Core WPF program is to download the .NET Core 3.0 preview from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/3.0. Once you have it installed, you can check that it was installed correctly by open a Command Line window and typing dotnet –info and seeing the installed version: : With that in place, you can change the current folder to a new folder and type dotnet new wpf dotnet run This will create a new .NET Core 3.0 WPF project and will compile and run it. You should get something like this: If you click on the Exit button, the application exits. If you take a look at the folder, you will see that it generated the WPF project file, App.xaml and App.xaml.cs, MainWindow.xaml and MainWindow.xaml.cs. The easiest way to edit these files is to use Visual Studio Code. Just open Visual Studio Code and go to menu File/Open ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, March 11, 2019By bsonnino
  • Wireshark – New version 3.0 available
    https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Wireshark+300+and+Npcap/24730/ Starting with version 3.0.0, the Wireshark for Windows installation programs are distributed with Npcap in stead of WinPcap. Prior Wireshark Windows versions already supported Npcap, but the installer still came bundled with WinPcap.  Npcap is a library for packet capturing and sending on Windows, developed by the Nmap project, and is actively maintained, while WinPcap is no longer actively maintained (unless WinPcap’s community steps in).  If you have a prior version of Wireshark installed on Windows (like 2.6.7), and you perform an upgrade to 3.0.0, Npcap will be installed by default: ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, March 11, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free
    Windows 10 in S mode is designed for security and performance, exclusively running apps from the Microsoft Store. If you want to install an app that isn’t available in the Microsoft Store, you’ll need to switch out of S mode. There’s no charge to switch out of S mode. Switching out of S mode is one-way. If you make the switch, you won’t be able to go back to Windows 10 in S mode. This tutorial will show you how to switch out of Windows 10 in S mode to the current Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, or Windows 10 Education edition for free. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, March 10, 2019By Brink
  • How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10
    Device Manager displays information about each device. This includes the device type, device status, manufacturer, device-specific properties, and information about the driver for the device. Device Manager can show hidden devices. This is helpful when you are testing the installation of a new PnP device. Device Manager provides detailed information in the Properties dialog for each device. Right click on the name of the device, and then click/tap on Properties. The General, Driver, Details, and Events tabs contain information that can be useful when you debug errors. This tutorial will show you different ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, March 9, 2019By Brink

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