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  • List of Device Manager Error Codes and Solutions in Windows
    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 a list of error codes in Device Manager and their suggested resolutions in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, February 16, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Notifications in Windows 10 before Removing Files from Cloud
    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable OneDrive notifications for your account in Windows 10 before removing files from the cloud. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, February 15, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Notifications in Windows 10 when Many Files are Deleted in Cloud
    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable OneDrive notifications for your account in Windows 10 when many files are deleted in the cloud. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, February 15, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync when on Metered Network in Windows 10
    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone. Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC. Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed. By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is on a metered Ethernet or metered wireless network. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when on metered network for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, February 14, 2019By Brink
  • Microsoft Security Updates – FEBRUARY 2019
    Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+February+2019+Patch+Tuesday/24638/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/02/microsoft-patch-tuesday-february-2019.html https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary This month, we got patches for 74 vulnerabilities in total. One of them has been exploited and two vulnerabilities have been made public before today. The known exploited vulnerability (CVE-2019-0676) may lead to information disclosure and affects Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 and Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019.  From two previously known vulnerabilities, one (CVE-2019-0636) may also lead to information disclosure and the other, CVE-2019-0686, is a privilege escalation vulnerability on Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. This vulnerability was well detailed by Bojan in this diary. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, February 14, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode in Windows 10
    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone. Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC. Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed. By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is in battery saver mode. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when in battery saver mode for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, February 14, 2019By Brink
  • How to Add or Remove Move to OneDrive Context Menu in Windows 10
    In Windows 10, you can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your PC, tablet, or phone. OneDrive is free online storage at OneDrive.com that comes with your Microsoft account. It’s like an extra hard drive that’s available from any of the devices you use. You no longer need to email files to yourself or carry around (and possibly lose) a USB flash drive. Instead, whether you’re on your laptop and working on a presentation, viewing photos from your last family vacation on your new tablet, or on your phone reviewing your shopping list, you can get to your files in OneDrive. Getting started with OneDrive is easy. You can add files already on your PC to OneDrive by either copying them over or moving them from your PC. When you save new files, you can choose to save them to OneDrive so you can get to them from any device and share them with other people. And, if your PC has a built-in camera, you can automatically save copies of the photos in your camera roll to OneDrive, so you’ll always have a backup. When you have OneDrive running in the background ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, February 14, 2019By Brink
  • No Windows 10 Update History? Read on…
    Win10 Alternate Update History Sources Apparently, with the 189 update, there are reports that using the “normal” way of viewing the Update History” will give you a blank result. In this post, Ed Tittel reveals two ways to get the information (no regedit required!). ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, February 14, 2019By hankshelp
  • Technology – Older unpatched GPS devices may have a Y2K like bug on April 6 2019
    Older & unpatched GPS devices had a design storage limitation issue for 20 years until an overflow high order truncation occurs … A few devices could possibly fail on April 6, 2019 and this article promotes need to apply patches where they are available. https://www.pcmag.com/news/366521/your-gps-devices-may-stop-working-on-april-6 The way in which GPS stores timestamps means that on April 6, the week number will reset to zero unless older GPS devices are patched. Otherwise they could simply stop working.  Remember the Y2K bug? It didn’t turn out to be the disaster everyone predicted, but come April 6 this year, we could be facing a similar disaster, only this time it’s GPS devices rather than computers that may grind to a halt. As The Register reports, the problem stems from the fact GPS signals include a timestamp and part of the timestamp is a week number stored as ten binary bits. Ten bits allows it to store 1,024 weeks before it resets, which means the reset happens after roughly 20 years. On April 6, that reset happens, potentially causing GPS devices around the world to stop working. The good news is, existing GPS devices can be patched to avoid this being a problem. However, a patch being ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, February 13, 2019By harrywaldron
  • PowerShell v6 experimental features
    The ability to have PowerShell v6 experimental features surfaced in the PowerShell v6.2 previews. In preview 4 there are two experimental features.   PSImplicitRemotingBatching – Batch implicit remoting proxy commands to improve performance   PSUseAbbreviationExpansion – Allow tab completion of cmdlets and functions by abbreviation   The available experimental features can be viewed with Get-ExperimentalFeature   Use Enable-ExperimentalFeature and Disable-ExperimentalFeature to enable and disable an experimental feature.   Remember that experimental features are just that – experimental. They could well change before getting into a PowerShell release or even be removed. Don’t come to rely on them until you know they’ll make a release ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, February 13, 2019By richardsiddaway
  • NavigationView in UWP
    In the a previous post, I’ve told that you should use controls that are responsive to ease your work of creating an UI that adapts to the screen size. One of the controls that can help you a lot in this task is the Navigation View. In fact, if you do nothing and create something like: <Grid> <NavigationView/> </Grid> You will have a full featured UI with a navigation pane, a content pane and a settings button: And this UI adapts itself to the screen size. If you resize your screen to decrease its height, the navigation pane will collapse and, if you decrease a little more, it will collapse, remaining only the Hamburger and Back buttons: This is a great bonus for you: you don’t need to worry about adapting to the device – the control does that automatically for you. In this article, I will show you how to use the Navigation View to show your content and navigate between pages. Adding Navigation Items To add navigation items, you should use its MenuItems property. There you can add simple items (NavigationItem), separators (NavigationItemSeparator) and headers (MenuItemHeader). For example, when you use this code: <Grid> <NavigationView> ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, February 13, 2019By bsonnino
  • Android Things going underground
    According to this post it looks like Android Things never got the reception Google may have wished for. They seem to be dropping public support for the platform and just concentrating on OEMs (which smells like marketing spin to me). Strange since they were touting 3 year commitment just a few months ago. I guess they may still do the security updates but we will never see the rich public platforms they were once promising. Having been burned by Intel (they unexpectedly dropped support for many of their development platforms), Atmel and Microsoft many times in the past it comes as no surprise to me. Many times corporate expectations don’t exactly align with customers or the public. Especially when it comes to the bottom line ($$). Its hard for a platform to acquire the critical mass to keep it around going forward. Many times I have been asked “How long do you think Intel will continue making 80186 chips”. My answer “As long as they continue to make money on it!”  says it all. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, February 13, 2019By dvescovi
  • Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition
    Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition “Microsoft on Tuesday issued a bevy of patches to correct at least 70 distinct security vulnerabilities in Windows and software designed to interact with various flavors of the operating system. This month’s patch batch tackles some notable threats to enterprises — including multiple flaws that were publicly disclosed prior to Patch Tuesday. It also bundles fixes to quash threats relevant to end users, including critical updates for Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Office, as well as a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, February 13, 2019By hankshelp
  • Security – EMAIL malware attacks still abound in 2019
    EMAIL malware attacks have been present for over 2 decades & even in 2019 dangers still exist as documented in this informative ISC research.  New malware attack designs now use PowerShell & other modern concepts to evade detection.  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Have+You+Seen+an+Email+Virus+Recently/24634/ I did some research into the delivery of the malicious documents I analyzed this weekend.  I obtained several emails used to deliver these malicious documents as attachment. It started February 4th. All these emails are replies to existing emails, some to emails many years old.  This PowerShell script downloads and executes 2 items (strictly speaking, 3 downloads, but that’s another story): (1) Another PowerShell script (2) A Windows EXE (PE file) My hypothesis is the following: the downloaded PowerShell script is an email virus. It uses ActiveX automation to browse through the Outlook inbox of the user that opened the malicious document, and selects one or more received emails to reply to. The PowerShell scripts sends replies with the message I mentioned above, and a malicious document attached (inside a password protected ZIP file). ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, February 12, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in Windows 10
    Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems. By default, WinRE is preloaded into the Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education) and Windows Server 2016 installations. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in advanced options at startup in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, February 12, 2019By Brink
  • How to Delete Fonts in Windows 10
    A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design. In Windows 10, you can install a font for only your account (current user) or for all users on the PC. This tutorial will show you how to delete and uninstall fonts in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, February 11, 2019By Brink
  • Resoluciones del Nuevo Mes: Febrero 2019
    Es tiempo de escribir las resoluciones del nuevo mes. Primero una revisión de las del mes pasado: – Continuar WorldModel [pendiente] – Continuar Erlie [completo] ver repo – Continuar Walang [completo] ver repo – Continuar robotsim [completo] ver repo – Continuar Elmie [pendiente] – Continuar PokerLib [pendiente] – Continuar SimpleNeuron [pendiente] – Continuar BlockchainJ [completo] ver repo – Continuar Dexert [pendiente] – Continuar EthBridge [completo] ver repo – Continuar SolidityCompiler [pendiente] – Continuar Idener [completo] ver repo – Grabar una charla sobre Smart Contracts programming [pendiente] – Escribir código experimental para RSKJ [completo] ver repo Además estuve trabajando en: – Comenzar simpledfs [completo] ver repo – Continuar HuskyJS [completo] ver repo – Comenzar EthPets [completo] ver repo – Comenzar EthCollectibles [completo] ver repo – Mejorar ChineseP [completo] ver repo – Publicar PFuns, first version [completo] ver repo – Mejorar RskAPI [completo] ver repo – Mejorar SimpleJsonRpc [completo] ver repo – Mejorar SimpleUnit [completo] ver repo Mis resoluciones del nuevo mes son: – Continuar simpledfs – Continuar Erlie – Continuar Walang – Continuar robotsim – Continuar Elmie – Continuar SimpleNeuron – Continuar BlockchainJ – Continuar Dexert – Continuar EthBridge – Continuar Idener – Grabar una charla sobre Smart Contracts programming – Escribir ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, February 11, 2019By lopez
  • Apple Security – JAN-2019 updates released
    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/02/07/Apple-Releases-Multiple-Security-Updates Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products, including the recently discovered FaceTime vulnerability. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.   The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates: Shortcuts 2.1.3 for iOS macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update iOS 12.1.4 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, February 11, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Security – UAC can mitigate attacks in 2019
    Years ago, UAC was introduced in Windows Vista and there have been mixed past reviews.  It was felt to be too restrictive originally in Vista, resulting in frequent prompting for permissions from user.  However as documented in this interesting PENTEST account, it can stop or slow some attacks from the outside, when strategically enabled. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/UAC+is+not+all+that+bad+really/24620/ User Access Control (UAC) is a feature Microsoft added long time ago (initially with Windows Vista) in an attempt to limit what local administrators can do on Windows. Basically, when a user logs in that is a local administrator, his session token will only have basic privileges, even though the user is actually an administrator. In case the user wants to perform an activity that requires administrator privileges, the UAC system will ask the user to confirm the action. With modern Windows, when UAC is triggered, all applications and the taskbar is generally dimmed indicating that something important in happening. As I do a lot of internal penetration tests, I actually quite often see that companies disable UAC for the whole enterprise. In many cases administrators complain that UAC causes them some problems and (as always in security), the easiest way is to disable the ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, February 11, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Backup and Restore Font Settings in Windows
    A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design. If you like, you can backup your font settings to be able to restore them as needed. Font settings include: All hidden fonts settings Hide fonts based on language settings Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore font settings for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, February 11, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable Taskbar Clear Transparency with TranslucentTB in Windows 10
    Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, move it to where you want to display on your screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open. Users can turn on or off transparency for the Start, taskbar, and action center for only their account in Windows 10. When users turn on transparency, it will have a blurred acrylic effect by default. This tutorial will show you how to use TranslucentTB to enable clear transparency on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, February 10, 2019By Brink
  • How to Reset Task Manager to Default in Windows 10
    Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10. When you open Task Manager for the first time, is is shown in fewer details mode. It will remember all changes you make to the Task Manager window such as switching to more details mode, set options, view settings, window size, columns size, column details, sorting order, default tab, etc… If wanted, you can reset Task Manager whenever you like to return it back to a default state to start fresh again. This tutorial will show you how to completely reset Task Manager to default for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, February 10, 2019By Brink
  • How to Add Custom Shortcuts to Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10
    The Win+X Quick Link menu is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user Windows tools. This tutorial will show you how to add any custom shortcuts you want to the Win+X Quick Link menu for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, February 9, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows
    By default, controls and elements use animation in Windows. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable animate controls and elements for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, February 8, 2019By Brink
  • Grateful Leadership – Positive Changes start from Leaders themselves
    This excellent article from the IIL blogs shares how positive change start from role models & culture established by the leaders themselves
    Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You In this interview, Rich Sheridan — founder of Menlo Innovations and author of the new book Chief Joy Officer — shares the trials and tribulations in cultivating and leading a positive work culture in an ever-changing business world. I first met Rich Sheridan when we toured Menlo Innovations as part of a career transformation program I was leading in 2010, called “Shifting Gears.” I was taken with Rich’s passion for his team and their culture at Menlo I often get to walk through our front door with visitors, hoping to catch their initial reaction. Typically, the first word out of their mouths is “Wow,” because they can feel the human energy of our team. You walk in and hear the noise of work, see people working shoulder-to-shoulder with each other at a shared computer and keyboard. You hear laughter. You’re likely greeted by a Menlo dog or two. You might hear the sound of a baby brought in by a parent that day. The space is bright, colorful and visual. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, February 8, 2019By harrywaldron

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