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  • How to Change OneDrive Personal Vault Inactivity Lock Time in Windows 10
    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive. OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault. Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access. Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types. You will need to set up OneDrive Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it. Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, January 15, 2020By Brink
  • Windows 7 – FAQ for end of support on January 14 2020
    Microsoft has an informative FAQ with numerous links for Windows 7 as support ended January 14, 2020 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-ended-on-january-14-2020 Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020. Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. What does end of support mean for me?What should I do?Can I upgrade my existing PC to Windows 10?How can I upgrade to Windows 10 for free?What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?Can Windows 7 still be activated after January 14, 2020?Will Internet Explorer still be supported on Windows 7?Will Microsoft Security Essentials continue to protect my PC after end of support?What if I’m running Windows 7 Enterprise?What about Windows 7 Embedded?Can I ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, January 15, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Security – Citrix Gateway Vulnerability January 2020
    Microsoft has published temporary workarounds for a serious Citrix gateway vulnerability that has recently surfaced.  A security patch is being formulated & should be available soon. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/01/08/citrix-application-delivery-controller-and-citrix-gateway https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2020/1/14/the-january-2020-security-update-review We don’t normally discuss Citrix patches on this blog, but a recent bug (CVE-2019-19781) has been described as “one of the most dangerous bugs disclosed in recent years,” and a proof-of-concept exploit has been made public. What’s worse is that patches are not available yet but are scheduled for later this month. If you use Citrix, you should follow the mitigations posted here and look to apply patches as soon as they become available. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, January 15, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Microsoft Security Updates – JANUARY 2020
    Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+for+January+2020/25710/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/01/microsoft-patch-tuesday-jan-2020.html https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2020/1/14/the-january-2020-security-update-review https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary This month’s security update is particularly important for its disclosure of two vulnerabilities related to a core cryptographic component in all versions of Windows. CVE-2020-0601 could allow an attacker to use cryptography to sign a malicious executable, making the file appear as if it was from a trusted source. The victim would have no way of knowing if the file was malicious. Cyber security reporter Brian Krebs says the vulnerability is so serious, Microsoft secretly deployed a patch to branches of the U.S. military prior to today. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, January 15, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Resoluciones del Nuevo Mes: Enero 2020
    Un nuevo año ¿una nueva década? Primero, revisión de las resoluciones del mes pasado: – Continuar JPyScript [completo] ver repo – Continuar RLie [completo] ver repo – Continuar BelJS [completo] ver repo – Continuar BlockchainJ [completo] ver repo – Continuar evmcompiler [pendiente] – Continuar selang [pendiente] – Continuar solcom [pendiente] – Continuar Learning Elliptic Curves [completo] ver repo – Continuar EthSwap [pendiente] – Continuar RskAPI [completo] ver repo Además, estuve trabajando en: – Mejorar SimpleDraw [completo] ver repo Mis resoluciones del nuevo mes: – Continuar JPyScript – Continuar RLie – Continuar BelJS – Continuar BlockchainJ – Continuar SimpleDraw – Comenzar genco – Continuar Learning Elliptic Curves – Continuar EthSwap – Continuar RskAPI Angel “Java” Lopezhttps://github.com/ajlopezhttp://www.ajlopez.comhttp://twitter.com/ajlopez ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, January 14, 2020By lopez
  • Here is what will happen now that Windows 7 support has ended on January 14, 2020
    Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020. Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, January 14, 2020By Brink
  • How to Configure Mode of Automatically Sign in and Lock after Restart in Windows 10
    If you chose Enabled in the Sign-in and lock last interactive user automatically after a restart policy, you can configure its settings through the Configure the mode of automatically signing in and locking last interactive user after a restart or cold boot policy​. If you chose Disabled in the Sign-in and lock last interactive user automatically after a restart policy, then automatic sign on will not occur and the Configure the mode of automatically signing in and locking last interactive user after a restart or cold boot policy does not need to be configured. The Configure the mode of automatically signing in and locking last interactive user after a restart or cold boot policy setting controls the configuration under which an automatic restart and sign on and lock occurs after a restart or cold boot. This tutorial will show you how to configure the mode of automatically signing in and locking last interactive user after a restart or cold boot for all users in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 13, 2020By Brink
  • How to Use Indexer Diagnostics App for Windows Search Indexer Issues in Windows 10
    Indexing the contents of your PC helps you get faster results when you’re searching it for files and other things. Indexing is the process of looking at files, email messages, and other content on your PC and cataloging their information, such as the words and metadata in them. When you search your PC after indexing, it looks at an index of terms to find results faster. Microsoft has released a beta version of the Indexer Diagnostics app in the Microsoft Store. The Indexer Diagnostics tool can help you to identify problems and issues with the Windows Search Indexer in Windows 10. This tutorial will show you how to use the Indexer Diagnostics app to identify problems and issues with the Windows Search Indexer in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 13, 2020By Brink
  • Consumer Electronics Show 2020 – Highlights
    CES 2020 highlights & best product summaries from u-tube ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 13, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Security Mailer (2020 #2)
    Security Mailer Volume 20 Number 2 Browsers 0-day updates for Firefox Firefox ESR Thunderbird, Firefox to drop TLS 1.1 and earlier Firefox for Android Cisco security advisories Linux updates & patches Microsoft Windows 7 free support ends next week General Security reviews last weeks vulnerabilities ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 13, 2020By hankshelp
  • How to Minimize Number of Simultaneous Connections to Internet or Domain in Windows 10
    The Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the Internet or a Windows Domain policy setting determines if a computer can have multiple connections to the Internet or to a Windows domain. If multiple connections are allowed, it then determines how network traffic will be routed. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the Internet or a Windows Domain on the computer in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, January 11, 2020By Brink
  • Data Breakpoints in VS 2019 and .Net Core 3.0
    One thing that comes to me sometimes when I am debugging a program is to see a variable that has changed value, but I don’t know where and when it was changed. That leaded me to long and boring sessions of debugging, checking where the variable could have its changed. I just wanted some kind of breakpoint that I could set that told me “break when this variable changes value”, but Visual Studio never had such a feature. Until now. With .Net Core 3.0, Microsoft introduced a new feature in Visual Studio that will enhance a lot the debugging experience. The only drawback is that it only works with .Net Core 3.0 apps. But, nevertheless, it’s a great, long waited feature! This feature is a little buried in Visula Studio (no, there is no right-click in a variable name with something like “break when this variable value changes”), so how do I set a data breakpoint? To show this feature, I will use a .Net Core console app that gets the prime numbers:
    static void Main(string[] args) { if (args.Length < 1) { Console.WriteLine("usage: GetPrimesLessThan <number>"); return; } if (!int.TryParse(args[0], out int number)) { Console.WriteLine("parameter should ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, January 11, 2020By bsonnino
  • How to Enable or Disable Soft Disconnect Computer from a Network in Windows 10
    Starting with Windows 10 build 17763.404, Microsoft added a new Group Policy setting called Enable Windows to soft-disconnect a computer from a network. This determines how Windows will disconnect a computer from a network when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to the network. If this policy setting is enabled or not configured, Windows will soft-disconnect a computer from a network when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to a network. If this policy setting is disabled, Windows will disconnect a computer from a network immediately when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to a network. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Windows 10 to soft-disconnect a computer from a network. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, January 10, 2020By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Touchpad MultiFinger Gestures in Windows 10
    If your Windows 10 PC (ex: laptop) has a built-in touchpad, you may want to enable and configure or disable multifinger gestures. MultiFinger Gestures provide shortcuts to frequently used applications or functions. This tutorial will show you how to enable and configure or disable touchpad multifinger gestures for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, January 9, 2020By Brink
  • New and Nasty Phishing Attack
    Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords “Late last year saw the re-emergence of a nasty phishing tactic that allows the attacker to gain full access to a user’s data stored in the cloud without actually stealing the account password. The phishing lure starts with a link that leads to the real login page for a cloud email and/or file storage service. Anyone who takes the bait will inadvertently forward a digital token to the attackers that gives them indefinite access to the victim’s email, files and contacts — even after the victim has changed their password.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, January 8, 2020By hankshelp
  • How to Restore Files from Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
    When you refresh, upgrade, or custom install Windows 10 on the same partition as the previous Windows installation without doing a clean install, then you will have a C:Windows.old folder in your new installation afterwards. If you choose to “Keep nothing”, personal files of users from their profile folder are temporarily saved to the Windows.old folder, and will be automatically deleted in 10 days after the date you upgraded by default. The Windows.old folder will also contain a copy of the previous Windows installation If you decide you want some or all of these files back, you can usually retrieve them from this Windows.old folder. This tutorial will show you how to manually restore file from the Windows.old folder in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, January 7, 2020By Brink
  • An Introduction to the SharePoint Framework
    I recently started streaming on Twitch. In my most recent stream I did an extended version of my Introduction to the SharePoint Framework conference talk. Abstract: Microsoft recently released a new page and web part model called the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). Microsoft used this new framework to build the Modern list and library user experiences that have been rolling out to SharePoint Online. As you’ll see in the session, developing for the SharePoint Framework is nothing like “traditional” SharePoint development. There’s no File | New Project in Visual Studio; instead we’ll be using tools like Node, Yeoman, Gulp and TypeScript. We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, January 7, 2020By Rob Windsor
  • Calling an Azure Function from the SharePoint Framework using Delegated Authentication
    I recently started streaming on Twitch. In my first two streams I covered how to call an Azure Function from a SharePoint Framework web part using delegated authentication. I’ve published the recordings of these two streams to YouTube. The first stream covers how to setup the Azure Function App, how to configure Azure AD authentication, how to code the Azure Function in Visual Studio, and how to build the SharePoint Framework web part that consumes the Azure Function. The second stream adds some detail that was missing in the first stream. Specifically it covers how to debug the locally executing Azure Function and updates the SharePoint Framework web part to more clearly demonstrate the use of delegated authentication.     ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, January 7, 2020By Rob Windsor
  • No internet access on Host after enabled Hyper-V (or any VM software, i.e., VirtualBox)
    Recent, I installed Oracle VM VirtualBox and enabled Hyper-V feature on my Win10 Professional (1709). Since then I cannot browse any intranet or internet web pages in IE and Edge. But there is no problem at all if I disable the newly added virtual network adapter. I tried to google and search how to fix it. But I found no clue at all. After few days, suddenly a light bulb goes on in my head. I think it might be the adapter priorities so all the network traffic is sending out through the virtual network adapter. I then find out the REAL solution to fix it. Now all of the newly added virtual network adapters are enabled and I have no problem at all on browsing intranet and internet web pages. Here are the steps to fix. Open Windows PowerShell Run “Get-NetAdapter” to list all the adapters info Now you can see the IfIndex value for the virtual network adapter (it is 18 in my PC, it will be other value in your PC). Remember this value. Then we run “Get-NetIPInterface” to list all the IP interface info The “real” network adapter for me to go intranet and internet ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 6, 2020By Ken Lin
  • No internet access on Host after enabled Hyper-V (or any VM software, i.e., VirtualBox)
    Recent, I installed Oracle VM VirtualBox and enabled Hyper-V feature on my Win10 Professional (1709). Since then I cannot browse any intranet or internet web pages in IE and Edge. But there is no problem at all if I disable the newly added virtual network adapter. I tried to google and search how to fix it. But I found no clue at all. After few days, suddenly a light bulb goes on in my head. I think it might be the adapter priorities so all the network traffic is sending out through the virtual network adapter. I then find out the REAL solution to fix it. Now all of the newly added virtual network adapters are enabled and I have no problem at all on browsing intranet and internet web pages. Here are the steps to fix. Open Windows PowerShell Run “Get-NetAdapter” to list all the adapters info Now you can see the IfIndex value for the virtual network adapter (it is 18 in my PC, it will be other value in your PC). Remember this value. Then we run “Get-NetIPInterface” to list all the IP interface info The “real” network adapter for me to go intranet and internet ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 6, 2020By Ken Lin
  • How to Add Services to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10
    A service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface and is similar to a UNIX daemon process. Services provide core operating system features, such as Web serving, event logging, file serving, printing, cryptography, and error reporting. The Services (services.msc) Microsoft Management Console allows you to start, stop, restart, enable, disable, and configure services in Windows. Services is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it. This tutorial will show you how to add Services to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 6, 2020By Brink
  • How to Add Services to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10
    A service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface and is similar to a UNIX daemon process. Services provide core operating system features, such as Web serving, event logging, file serving, printing, cryptography, and error reporting. The Services (services.msc) Microsoft Management Console allows you to start, stop, restart, enable, disable, and configure services in Windows. Services is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it. This tutorial will show you how to add Services to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 6, 2020By Brink
  • How to Change Profile Picture in Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles each having their own individual identities, favorites, settings, and extensions. Profiles in Microsoft Edge are like the profiles for accounts in Windows, but on a browser level instead. You can sign in to a profile with your Microsoft account, your work/school account, or stay signed out of the profile for it to just be a local profile. When you sign in to a profile with a Microsoft account, you can turn on to have Microsoft Edge sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all devices you are signed in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with the same account. This tutorial will show you how to change a profile picture in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, November 18, 2019By Brink
  • Windows 10 – version 1909 features update released
    So far, zero issues after updating two WIN10e 1903 laptops to 1909 https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/11/12/windows-10-version-1909-released.aspx Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Windows 10 version 1909, a new operating system product that’s also known as the “Windows 10 November 2019 Update.” Windows 10 version 1909 is notable for being a “semiannual channel” feature update. IT pros installing Windows 10 version 1909 are getting some new features that could be useful.  For instance, this OS contains Windows Sandbox for Pro or Enterprise edition users. Windows Sandbox is an application that creates a temporary space using hardware virtualization that stays isolated from the Windows kernel. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, November 18, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Add or Remove ‘Primary NVMe Idle Timeout’ from Power Options in Windows 10
    The Primary NVMe Idle Timeout setting in Power Options specifies the amount of time the NVMe device must be idle before transitioning to the primary non-operational power state. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Primary NVMe Idle Timeout setting under Hard disk in Power Options for all users in Windows 10. Read more…   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, November 18, 2019By Brink

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