Linux Malware – FairWare ransomware deletes web server files

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A newly improved ransomware threat called FairWare can now deletes files from Linux web servers http://www.networkworld.com/article/3113998/new-ransomware-threat-deletes-files-from-linux-web-servers.html Dubbed FairWare, the malicious program is not the first ransomware threat to target Linux-based web servers but is the first to delete files. Another program called Linux.Encoder first appeared in November and encrypted files, but did so poorly, allowing researchers to create […]

Intel — Announces Kaby Lake Processor Details

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Intel — Announces Kaby Lake Processor Details Intel has announced details for Kaby Lake CPUs which promises improved power consumption, functionality and 4K video handling http://www.pcmag.com/news/347429/intel-unveils-kaby-lake-processor-details Intel showed today that it’s continuing to pursue the goal, with the full release of its 7th Generation Core processing platform, code-named “Kaby Lake,”.   Kaby Lake’s debut focuses on […]

Apple – iPhone 7 details to be announced on September 7

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On September 7, 2016, Apple will announce iPhone 7 details. They could unveil new MacBook Pros and the Apple Watch 2 at the same event. https://9to5mac.com/2016/08/29/apple-event-date-iphone-7/ Both iPhone 7 models are expected to introduce a darker color for the black-front model. The iPhone 5 introduced a dark blue color called slate that was prone to […]

Android Nougat 7.0 – Comprehensive FAQ

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The new Android Nougat 7.0 phone O/S offers improved security & functionality. Below is a comprehensive http://www.computerworld.com/article/3110607/android/android-70-nougat-faq.html Android 7.0 is officially on its way into the world. So what’s Nougat — the Android software, that is — all about? And what’ll it mean for you? Here are answers to all of your burning questions.

Windows 10 – Ten advanced and hidden usage tips AUG-2016

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PC Magazine highlights 10 advanced and hidden usage tips for Windows 10 users as noted below: http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/347136/10-hidden-tricks-inside-windows-10 Here we present a list of 10 cool tips that will help you get a little bit more out of your Windows 10 experience. Or, at least, there are some things you may have not known about. Some […]

Windows 10 – Anniversary update changes for PIN and Windows Hello Behavior

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After the recent Windows 10 “Anniversary update” (1607), The capability to use the PIN functionality is now restricted by Global Group policy settings that must be turned on in advance for use of this feature. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ash/2016/08/13/changes-to-convenience-pin-and-thus-windows-hello-behaviour-in-windows-10-version-1607/ The purpose of this post is to quickly publish details of some changes designed to create distinction of our […]

Windows 10 – Anniversary update issue for Webcams using MJPEG and H264 encoding

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After the recent Windows 10 “Anniversary update” (1607), an issue surfaced for webcams using an older MJPEG and H264 encoding standard. The use of the older webcam standards was more prevalent than originally anticipated and will likely be restored soon during a future update. https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/76719/microsoft-broken-millions-webcams-windows-10-anniversary-update On August 2nd, Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows […]

MS16-095 – IE11 and Edge browsers remove RC4 cryptographic support

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Microsoft has phased out all browser support for the older RC4 communications encryption standard as it is rarely in use and considered obsolete and insecure compared with new standards (like TLS 1.2 for example) https://redmondmag.com/articles/2016/08/09/rc4-support-in-edge-and-ie.aspx It might be thought that RC4, a stream cipher used in client-server communications that’s long been considered to be cryptographically […]

Intel – Kaby Lake features graphics improvement in 7th-generation microprocessors

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Intel is developing the new Kaby Lake microprocessor to succeed Skylake with improved features in it’s 7th generation model. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3108466/hardware/intels-kaby-lake-chips-will-include-integrated-4k-graphics-processors.html Intel isn’t known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th-generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake. The Kaby Lake chips, which will succeed Skylake, will feature integrated 4K […]

SPAM EMAIL – Best practices for 2016

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I briefly shared the following with some friends who have become inundated with some recent increases in spammed email messages.  Strategically, it is better to ignore and delete these incoming messages than to attempt to fight the spammers directly.  This is shared below. When it comes to SPAM email, that’s basically just a fact of […]


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