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    The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint

    November 28th, 2017 by

    The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint A fascinating history of PowerPoint. As an employee at IBM during the 90’s I remember using Lotus Smart Suite (including Freelance).

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    Cleaning and optimizing a Windows computer safely

    November 27th, 2017 by

    Cleaning and optimizing a Windows computer safely

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    Planning to run a Registry Cleaner? Think twice!

    November 27th, 2017 by

    The Complete Guide to Registry Cleaners and Optimizers Microsoft: “Issues caused by these utilities may not be repairable and lost data may not be recoverable.” “We strongly recommend that you only change values in the registry that you understand or have been instructed to change by a source you trust.” https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2563254

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    Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 47

    November 26th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer v17#47 Browsers-Firefox gets more TOR features Open Source – Apache Tomcat update, Linux Kernel live patch, Linux updates Microsoft Updates revised, November updates reviewed, ASLR misuse General Security entries

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    Microsoft Will Kill the Windows PDF Reader

    November 25th, 2017 by

    Microsoft Says if Will Kill the Windows PDF Reader and Points Users to Microsoft Edge It seems less people are using the PDF Reader launched with Windows 8 because Microsoft Edge can do the job directly.

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    Windows ASLR Vulnerability

    November 25th, 2017 by

    Vulnerability Note VU#817544 Windows 8 and later fail to properly randomize every application if system-wide mandatory ASLR is enabled via EMET or Windows Defender Exploit Guard

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    Uber suffered massive data breach, then paid hackers to keep quiet

    November 22nd, 2017 by

    Read this, especially if you are an Uber driver!! Uber suffered massive data breach, then paid hackers to keep quiet

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    Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 46

    November 19th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17 #46 Part 1 Adobe updates Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave and more browser updates for Pale Moon, Firefox and Firefox ESR Cisco Security Advisories Linux update Microsoft Updates, Update Revisions, Advisories, 17-year-old flaw fixed General Security entries Part 2 XLS Microsoft spreadsheet listing all the updates released for November 2017

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    Adobe Acrobat XI end of support

    November 18th, 2017 by

    Adobe Acrobat XI end of support

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    McAfee’s own anti-hacking service exposed users to banking malware

    November 18th, 2017 by

    McAfee’s own anti-hacking service exposed users to banking malware Guess you can’t trust anyone!!

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