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  • How to Enable Windows Spellchecker in Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Microsoft Edge has a built-in spellchecker powered by the Hunspell engine by default which is also used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Chrome, Opera, and others. If you like, you can enable the Use the Windows OS spellchecker experimental flag to have Microsoft Edge use the Windows OS spellchecker to find spelling mistakes and provide spelling suggestions instead of using the Hunspell engine. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using the Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 OS spellchecker in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge instead of the default built-in Hunspell spellchecker. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By Brink
  • How to Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium
    You can choose to Allow, Block, or Limit audio and video to play automatically on sites in Microsoft Edge. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the block option in media autoplay settings for site permissions in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By Brink
  • Windows 10 – How to Uninstall Windows 7 or 8 from Dual Boot PC
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148810-how-remove-uninstall-windows-7-8-10-dual-boot-pc.html If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu. This tutorial will show you how to remove and uninstall Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 from a dual boot computer with another Windows operating system installed. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By harrywaldron
  • New Federal REAL-ID for airline flights starting OCTOBER 2020
    https://www.dhs.gov/real-id Starting October 1, 2020, the Federal Real ID Act will be enforced and travelers who choose to use a state-issued driver’s license as a source of identification for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints will need to ensure they are compliant with Real ID. Important Information for Domestic Air Travelers – The Federal Real ID Act imposes stricter security requirements for state-issued driver’s licenses and other forms of identification, and it will take effect on October 1, 2020. Once the Real ID Act is in place, every air traveler will need to provide Real ID-compliant identification in order to board domestic flights. How do I know if I have a Real ID? – Check and see if the upper right corner of your license contains a star inside of a circle (or for California residents, a star on a golden bear). If it does, your license is certified as Real ID, and no further action is required. If you are unsure if your license is Real ID-compliant, please consult the Department of Homeland Security website at www.dhs.gov/real-id. How do I obtain a Real ID? – You will need to go to your DMV and present an appropriate form of ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Windows 10 – New modern fluent product icons released for testing
    For future versions of Windows 10, new modern fluent icons are being beta tested by insiders & are likely to appear later in 2020 https://mspoweruser.com/microsofts-modern-icons-begins-to-show-up-in-windows-10/ https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-may-have-leaked-a-new-windows-logo/ In an effort to completely revamp its product icons, back in December, Microsoft announced it’d start redesigning over 100 Windows product icons. The company has since then been working towards revamping the Windows icons. And now, it appears that the company quite close to releasing them to the general public. Microsoft has started to push the redesigned product icons on Windows 10 taskbar. These redesigned icons are based on Microsoft’s Fluent Design System and at present, they now appear only on the taskbar. These icons are available only for Windows Insiders that are running the latest Insider Build. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Malware – Citrix ADC exploits January 2020
    Corporate ADMINs should be vigilant for new attacks for any Citrix based applications hosted, using previously shared workarounds & preliminary patching by Microsoft. This is one of most serious vulnerabilities for Citrix in years https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Citrix+ADC+Exploits+Update/25724/ https://kb.cert.org/vuls/id/619785/ https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX267027 I am summarizing the current state of attacks exploiting the Citrix ADC vulnerability (CVE-2019-19781). During this time, we registered more than 550,000 attack attempts to our honeypots. The highest volume was registered on Jan 12, just two days after the first exploit: 290,000 attack attempts, generated by 532 IP addresses located in 42 countries. Regarding the payloads used by the attackers, we observed 141 variants. Given the command issued on the victim’s machine, we could infer that most of them are part of automated attacks to download and execute scripts ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By harrywaldron
  • Security Mailer (2020 # 3)
    Security mailer Volume 20 Number 3 Adobe Security bulletins Updates for Experience Manager and Illustrator Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates and patches Microsoft Tuesday Patch for 0-day that has exploit code available Security Advisories Security bulletin revisions New Microsoft Edge browser released General Security reviews last week Wireshark updates released ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, January 20, 2020By hankshelp
  • How to Remove and Uninstall Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 from Dual Boot PC
    If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu. This tutorial will show you how to remove and uninstall Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 from a dual boot computer with another Windows operating system installed. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, January 19, 2020By Brink
  • New Internet Explorer Security Flaw in the Wild
    Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack “Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for “limited targeted attacks.” The vulnerability lets attackers corrupt memory used for the scripting engine in IE9, IE10 and IE11 in a way that would let the intruder run arbitrary code with the same permissions as the user, letting them hijack a PC. It’s believed to be similar to the Firefox issue disclosed a week earlier.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, January 19, 2020By hankshelp
  • How to Delete Boot Loader Entry on Boot Menu at Startup in Windows
    If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu. This tutorial will show you how to delete a boot loader entry of an installed operating system on the boot options menu at startup in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, January 18, 2020By Brink
  • Analyzing your app with NDepend
    One of the perks of being an MVP is to receive some tools for my own use, so I can evaluate them and if, I find them valuable, I can use them on a daily basis. On my work as an architect/consultant, one task that I often find is to analyse an application and suggest changes to make it more robust and maintainable. One tool that can help me in this task is NDepend (https://www.ndepend.com/). With this tool, you can analyse your code, verify its dependencies, set coding rules and verify if the how code changes are affecting the quality of your application. For this article, we will be analyzing eShopOnWeb (https://github.com/dotnet-architecture/eShopOnWeb), a sample application created by Microsoft to demonstrate architectural patterns on Dotnet Core. It’s an Asp.NET MVC Core 2.2 app that shows a sample shopping app, that can be run on premises or in Azure or in containers, using a Microservices architecture. It has a companion book that describes the application architecture and can be downloaded at https://aka.ms/webappebook. When you download, compile and run the app, you will see something like this: You have a full featured Shopping app, with everything you would expect to have in ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, January 18, 2020By bsonnino
  • If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu. By default, the last OS installed will have its boot loader entry listed first in order on the boot options menu, but you can set the boot loader entries to be in any order you want displayed on the boot options menu at startup. This tutorial will show you how to change the boot entry display order of installed operating systems in the boot options menu at startup in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, January 18, 2020By Brink
  • 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

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