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    Want the W10 “Creators Update”? Better to wait

    April 28th, 2017 by

    MS is now recommending that folks wait for the automatic update vs. installing it manually or be prepared for problems. Avoid manually installing Windows 10 Creators Update

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    Sign into your MS account with your phone.

    April 28th, 2017 by

    Not sure yet about this, but it’s interesting! No password, phone sign in for Microsoft accounts!

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    Don’t want One Drive in Windows 10? Read on.

    April 27th, 2017 by

    I really have no use for One Drive. I use Drop Box excursively. The problem is that One Drive has it’s hooks into W10 and it’s like excising a tumor. Here is a way to shut it down permanently. Windows 10 tip: Shut down OneDrive completely

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    Don’t get bit by zombie cloud data

    April 26th, 2017 by

    Always knew that “once in the internet, always in the internet”. If you store data in the cloud, you need to read this. Don’t get bit by zombie cloud data

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    Concerned about Windows 10 tracking your location?

    April 26th, 2017 by

    Windows, especially 10, has acquired a bad rap about the data that they accumulate on us. A big one is location tracking. The latest update to W10 (Called “Creators update”) has made it a bit easier to disable location tracking and even delete data that has been accumulated. Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the […]

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    Do 3rd party Anti-Virus programs interfere with updating Windows 10?

    April 24th, 2017 by

    I’m seeing reports that some folks are seeing problems upgrading Windows 10 to the “Creators Update”  (just released). Apparently, uninstalling the 3rd party AV allowed the update to happen smoothly. If you run into problems upgrading, try removing (temporarily) the AV software.

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    “Toymaster” has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 16

    April 23rd, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17 #16 Browsers: Prevent homograph phishing attacks, Firefox security updates; Cisco Security Advisories Java updates Linux updates Microsoft KB4015193, Windows 10 update roadmap; General Security entries Oracle updates VM Ware security bulletins

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    Embedded documents in PDF files that can easily infect you

    April 22nd, 2017 by

    This one is particularly nasty. Embedded documents in PDF files that can easily infect you

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    Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

    April 22nd, 2017 by

    Get ready for two major Windows 10 updates per year. Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

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    Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories

    April 22nd, 2017 by

    Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

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