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  • How to Create a Sync Clock Time shortcut in Windows 10
    Your PC’s clock is used to record the time whenever you create or modify files on your PC. You can change the clock’s time and time zone. You can synchronize your PC’s clock with an Internet time server. This means that the clock on your PC is updated to match the clock on the time server, which can help ensure that the clock’s time on your PC is accurate. Your clock is typically automatically updated once a week and needs to be connected to the Internet for the synchronization to occur. If your PC is on a domain, you can’t synchronize your clock with an Internet time server. Your clock will automatically synchronize with the domain controller instead. This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Sync Clock Time shortcut for your account in Windows 10 to make it easy to synchronize the clock on demand with an Internet time server or domain. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 18, 2019By Brink
  • How to Create File History shortcut in Windows 10
    File History was first introduced in Windows 8, and has been improved in Windows 10. You can use File History to automatically back up versions of your files on a schedule to a location you select to save to. You can select to save backups to an internal hard drive, externally connected drive (ex: USB drive), or you can save to a drive on a network. You can add, remove, and exclude folders to be backed up by File History. Over time, you’ll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files. File History takes advantage of a feature built into the NTFS file system called the change journal to keep track of changes to files. Essentially, when any change is made to a file or folder on your hard disk, the change journal is updated with a description of the change and the name of the file or folder. So to determine which files need to be backed up, File History simply consults the NTFS change journal. Using the change journal is fast and efficient and won’t use ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 18, 2019By Brink
  • Running C# on small systems
    Por si es de vuestro interés… podéis descargaros el código y firmwares de nuestro ultimo laboratorio sobre TinyCLR y nanoFramework. SmallSystems_Lab Code Download Saludos, PepLluis, ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By peplluis
  • CWE Team – identifies top 25 software errors for 2019
    The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical weaknesses that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software.  https://cwe.mitre.org/top25/archive/2019/2019_cwe_top25.html Rank ID Name Score[1] CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer 75.56[2] CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation (‘Cross-site Scripting’) 45.69[3] CWE-20 Improper Input Validation 43.61[4] CWE-200 Information Exposure 32.12[5] CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read 26.53[6] CWE-89 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command (‘SQL Injection’) 24.54[7] CWE-416 Use After Free 17.94[8] CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound 17.35[9] CWE-352 Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) 15.54[10] CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory (‘Path Traversal’) 14.10[11] CWE-78 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command (‘OS Command Injection’) 11.47[12] CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write 11.08[13] CWE-287 Improper Authentication 10.78[14] CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference 9.74[15] CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource 6.33[16] CWE-434 Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type 5.50[17] CWE-611 Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference 5.48[18] CWE-94 Improper Control of Generation of Code (‘Code Injection’) 5.36[19] CWE-798 Use of Hard-coded Credentials 5.12[20] CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption 5.04[21] CWE-772 Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime 5.04[22] ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Google Chrome – v77 critical security update September 2019
    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/09/10/google-releases-security-updates-chrome https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/09/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html Google has released Chrome version 77.0.3865.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By harrywaldron
  • WinReg Added to Vcpkg
    Just a quick update that my WinReg C++ library (high-level easy-to-use C++ wrapper around the Windows Registry C-interface API) has been added to the vcpkg catalog.   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By gdicanio
  • MVPS HOSTS File Update September-17-2019
    The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [September-17-2019]http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (112 kb)http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questionshttp://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostsfaq.htm Note: the “text” version (424 kb) makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections …http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt Get notified when the MVPS HOSTS file is updatedhttp://winhelp2002.mvps.org/updates.htm If you find the MVPS HOSTS file useful … please consider a donation …http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm#donation ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By hostsnews
  • Developing Azure Functions that Interact with SharePoint
    I’ve had a couple opportunities to integrate Azure Functions into the SharePoint Development I’ve been doing lately and I’ve started sharing what I’ve learned in different places. In late July I recorded an interview with Paul Schaeflein on the topic for the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast: Azure Functions and SharePoint with Rob Windsor. I’ve also been working on a three-part blog series on how to get started building Azure functions that interact with SharePoint using the Client Object Model over on the PAIT Group blog. Part 1 – Registering an application with Azure Active DirectoryPart 2 – Developing Azure Functions in Visual Studio Part 3 – Creating an Deploying an Azure Function App (Coming soon) I plan to do additional content on this topic in the future so look out for additional blog posts, YouTube videos, and conference talks. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By Rob Windsor
  • PowerShell v6.2.3
    PowerShell v6.2.3 is available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases   It fixes a debugging performance issue and updates the .NET SDK and runtime framework version.   Similar fixes are available in v6.1.6 released at the same time ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019By richardsiddaway
  • LastPass Password Manager – v4.33 release improves safety
    https://www.cnet.com/news/lastpass-fixed-a-major-exploit/ Password manager LastPass had an exploit that could be abused to reveal a user’s credentials. The company has fixed the issue in its latest update, according to a blog post Monday. For a hacker to take advantage of the bug, victims would have to be using the Chrome or Opera browser with the LastPass extension … LastPass v4.33.0 went live for all browsers on Friday and contains the fix for the bug.  ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, September 16, 2019By harrywaldron
  • CIS Security – Security Event Malware primer September 2019
    CIS Security has just released a “Security Event Malware primer” that shares important prevention controls & awareness for the latest malware attacks
    Security Event Primer – Malware 2.1 Maintain Inventory of Authorized Software 2.2 Ensure Software is Supported by Vendor 2.7 Utilize Application Whitelisting 3.4 Deploy Automated Operating System Patch Management Tools 3.5 Deploy Automated Software Patch Management Tools 4.1 Maintain Inventory of Administrative Accounts 4.3 Ensure the Use of Dedicated Administrative Accounts 4.4 Use Unique Passwords 4.8 Log and Alert on Changes to Administrative Group Membership 7.1 Ensure Use of Only Fully Supported Browsers and Email Clients 7.2 Disable Unnecessary or Unauthorized Browser or Email Client Plugins 9.4 Apply Host-based Firewalls or Port Filtering 16.8 Disable Any Unassociated Accounts 16.9 Disable Dormant Accounts ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, September 16, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Apple – iPhone 11 and Watch 5 product launch September 2019
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, September 16, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Security Mailer (2019 #37)
    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 37 Adobe security update Flash Player Application Manager Cisco Security Advisory Linux updates Microsoft Tuesday updates and patches Two 0-days Security bulletins revised Security advisories General Security review of last week Wireshark updates Word Press security updates ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, September 16, 2019By hankshelp
  • How to Hide or Show Shortcuts on New Tab Page in Google Chrome
    When you open a new tab Ctrl+N in Google Chrome, you will see shortcuts of websites you visit often by default under the search box. When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page Ctrl+N in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu. Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable to use an updated second version of the New Tab page customization menu. When you enable the second version of the New Tab page customization menu, it still allows you to change the Background of the New Tab page, but it adds a new Shortcuts menu that allows you to select to show My shortcuts, Most visited sites, or Hide shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome. This tutorial will show you how to hide or show shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, September 15, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu version 2 in Google Chrome
    When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu. Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable to use an updated second version of the New Tab page customization menu. The second version of the New Tab page customization menu still allows you to change the Background of the New Tab page, but it adds a new Shortcuts menu that allows you to select to show My shortcuts, Most visited sites, or Hide shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome. When you enable the second version of the New Tab page customization menu, you can also enable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu if wanted. The Color and Theme menu allows you to change the Google Chrome browser color scheme using a color you select. You can select from a number of preset colors, the default color, or a custom color. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using the second version of the New Tab page ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, September 15, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome
    When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu. Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable the Color and Theme menu to show in the New Tab page customization menu. The Color and Theme menu allows you to change the Google Chrome browser color scheme using a color you select. You can select from a number of preset colors, the default color, or a custom color. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, September 14, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Global Media Controls in Google Chrome
    Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable the Global Media Controls experimental flag that adds a Play button to the toolbar of Google Chrome. Clicking on this Play button will open the Global Media Controls UI pop-up flyout that lists all your current media sessions along with Previous Play/Pause, and Next controls for each media session. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Global Media Controls feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, September 14, 2019By Brink
  • How to Create Google Chrome Incognito Mode Shortcut in Windows
    If you don’t want Google Chrome to remember your activity, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode. However, downloads and bookmarks will be saved. When you browse privately, other people who use the device won’t see your activity. Chrome doesn’t save your browsing history or information entered in forms. Cookies and site data are remembered while you’re browsing, but deleted when you exit Incognito mode. Incognito mode stops Chrome from saving your browsing activity. This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that will always open Google Chrome in Incognito mode in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, September 14, 2019By Brink
  • How to Create Google Chrome Guest Mode Shortcut in Windows
    While browsing in Guest mode in Google Chrome, you won’t see or change any other Chrome profile’s info. When you exit Guest mode, your browsing activity is deleted from the computer. Guest mode is ideal for: Letting others borrow your computer, or borrowing someone else’s computer. Using a public computer, like one at a library or cafe. This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that will always open Google Chrome in Guest mode in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, September 13, 2019By Brink
  • How to Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome
    While browsing in Guest mode in Google Chrome, you won’t see or change any other Chrome profile’s info. When you exit Guest mode, your browsing activity is deleted from the computer. Guest mode is ideal for: Letting others borrow your computer, or borrowing someone else’s computer. Using a public computer, like one at a library or cafe. Starting with Google Chrome 77, a new BrowserGuestModeEnforced policy has been added to Google Chrome. If this policy is set to enabled, Google Chrome will enforce guest sessions and prevents profile logins. Guest logins are Google Chrome profiles where all windows are in incognito mode. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Google Chrome to always open in and enforce Guest mode for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, September 13, 2019By Brink
  • How to Open and Close Guest Mode window in Google Chrome
    While browsing in Guest mode in Google Chrome, you won’t see or change any other Chrome profile’s info. When you exit Guest mode, your browsing activity is deleted from the computer. Guest mode is ideal for: Letting others borrow your computer, or borrowing someone else’s computer. Using a public computer, like one at a library or cafe. This tutorial will show you how to browse as a guest in Google Chrome by opening a Guest mode window. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, September 13, 2019By Brink
  • Accessing Sharepoint data with C#
    You need to create customized reports based on Sharepoint data and you don’t have the access to the server to create a new web part to access it directly. You need to resort to other options to generate the report. Fortunately, Sharepoint allows some methods to access its data, so you can get the information you need. If you are using C#, you can use one of these three methods: Client Side Object Model (CSOM) – this is a set of APIs that allow access to the Sharepoint data and allow you to maintain lists and documents in Sharepoint REST API – with this API you can access Sharepoint data, not only using C#, but with any other platform that can perform and process REST requests, like web or mobile apps SOAP Web Services – although this kind of access is being deprecated, there are a lot of programs that depend on it, so it’s being actively used until now. You can use this API with any platform that can process SOAP web services. This article will show how to use these three APIs to access lists and documents from a Sharepoint server and put them in a WPF program, ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 12, 2019By bsonnino
  • How to Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10
    Microsoft WordPad is a basic rich text editor first included with Microsoft Windows 95 and all versions of Windows since. It is more advanced than Microsoft Notepad but simpler than Microsoft Word. Starting with Windows 10 build 18980, Microsoft converted WordPad into an Option Feature for you to uninstall or reinstall to save disk space if needed. This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the classic WordPad (write.exe) app for all users in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 12, 2019By Brink
  • How to Install or Uninstall Microsoft Paint (mspaint) in Windows 10
    Microsoft Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple raster graphics editor that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. The program opens and saves files in Windows bitmap (BMP), JPEG, GIF, PNG, and single-page TIFF formats. The program can be in color mode or two-color black-and-white, but there is no grayscale mode. In July 2017, Microsoft added Paint to the list of deprecated Windows features and announced that it would become a free standalone application in Microsoft Store, and also included a warning in the Paint application that it eventually won’t be installed by default. However, Paint continued to be included with Windows 10 in later builds, and eventually an update removed the deprecation warning from the app. Starting with Windows 10 build 18980, Microsoft converted MS Paint into an Option Feature for you to uninstall or reinstall to save disk space if needed. This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the classic Microsoft Paint (mspaint) app for all users in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 12, 2019By Brink
  • How to Use Microsoft Safety Scanner in Windows
    Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free scan tool designed to find and remove malware from Windows computers. Simply download it and run a scan to find malware and try to reverse changes made by identified threats. Microsoft Safety Scanner only scans when manually triggered and is available for use 10 days after being downloaded. It is recommend that you always download the latest version of this tool before each scan. Microsoft Safety scanner is a portable executable and does not install itself on your computer. To remove this tool, you would just delete the downloaded msert.exe executable file. This tutorial will show you how to scan your computer on-demand for malware with the portable Microsoft Safety Scanner tool in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 11, 2019By Brink

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