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What Tech Podcasts Do You Listen To?
I’m curious what cybersecurity-related podcasts people listen to:Here are a few I listen to pretty regularly:Darknet Diaries - Really interesting and engaging stories from the hacking world. (Spooky tech stories for Halloween. Naked Security - Good breakdown of noteworthy security news from the week Daily Stormcast - Daily quick (6-7min) rundown of cybersecurity newsDo any of you listen to any of the above? Are there other podcasts you like?
Office Hours: Webroot and COVID-19 September 29, 2020
Hello Webroot Community, I wanted to create a space for us to come together and discuss Webroot and COVID-19.Consider this our office hours. In case you might have missed it, we created a page here where we’ll keep a running list of articles, blog posts, and other pieces of content about our COVID-19 response.If you have specific questions on what we’re doing as a company during the pandemic and our tips for how you can stay cyber resilient in these uncertain times. Please add your questions below or join us Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM MT
Office Hours: Webroot and COVID-19 August 25, 2020
Hello Webroot Community, I wanted to create a space for us to come together and discuss Webroot and COVID-19.Consider this our office hours. In case you might have missed it, we created a page here where we’ll keep a running list of articles, blog posts, and other pieces of content about our COVID-19 response.If you have specific questions on what we’re doing as a company during the pandemic and our tips for how you can stay cyber resilient in these uncertain times. Please add your questions below or join us Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM MT.
How to Fake a Dropped Call on iPhone
by: Jamie Cuevas Have you ever been on a phone call you want to get off of but you can’t figure out a way out of the conversation? Dropped call to the rescue!With iPhone, you can fake a dropped call from poor service by quite literally forcing the phone call to drop from a cellular connection or network connection. In other words, the call dropping is real, but the reason it drops is because you initiated it, not because of bad cell service or a network issue. Sneaky, eh?Forcing a dropped call or call failure is achieved by using AirPlane Mode in a strategic manner, which disconnects all communication, wi-fi, cellular, Bluetooth, etc, on the iPhone, for as long as it is enabled. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226 (2021)
Written ByBrandon LeBlanc published September 30, 2020 Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.What’s new in Build 20226Storage health monitoring to protect user data Attempting to recover data after drive failure is both frustrating and expensive. This feature is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs and notify users with enough time to act. It is strongly recommended that users immediately back up their data after receiving a notification.Clicking on the notification or navigating to the drive properties page in Storage Settings (Settings -> System -> Storage -> Manage disks and volumes -> Properties) will provide additional details.Other updates for InsidersNew Your Phone settings experience for seamless device management within the appThe Your Phone team is excited to rollout a new user experience for managing your linked devices with the app. We are happy to announce
Is it dangerous to let a company get into my computer?
I let Restoro get into my computer yesterday. They said I had over 1270 error and warning messges, a Trojan Horse and Malicious Malware. They said I had to pay more than the $29.75 to have all the problems removed. I’m worried I should not have had them in my computer. Can they steal my identity?
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20197 (2021)
August 21, 2020 10:02 am By Brandon LeBlanc / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider ProgramHello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20197 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.What’s new in Build 20197Bringing Disk Management into SettingsWe mentioned we had more Settings work on the way, and here’s the next one – as of today’s build you’ll now be able to manage your disks and volumes from within the Settings app. This includes tasks such as viewing disk information, creating and formatting volumes, and assigning drive letters.Unlike the existing Disk Management MMC snap-in, this modern experience was built from the ground up to with accessibility in mind. It also features better integration with features such as Storage Spaces and the Storage breakdown page.Go to Settings > System > Storage and click Manage Disks and Volumes to get started. We’d love to hear your feedback once you try it out.The existing Disk Management MMC snap-in is sti
Office Hours: Webroot and COVID-19 September 15, 2020
Hello Webroot Community, I wanted to create a space for us to come together and discuss Webroot and COVID-19.Consider this our office hours. In case you might have missed it, we created a page here where we’ll keep a running list of articles, blog posts, and other pieces of content about our COVID-19 response.If you have specific questions on what we’re doing as a company during the pandemic and our tips for how you can stay cyber resilient in these uncertain times. Please add your questions below or join us Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM MT
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20201 (2021)
New looking Blog!Written ByBrandon LeBlanc published August 26, 2020 Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20201 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.Updates for developersThe Windows SDK is now flighting continuously with the Dev Channel. Whenever a new OS build is flighted to the Dev Channel, the corresponding SDK will also be flighted. You can always install the latest Insider SDK from aka.ms/InsiderSDK. SDK flights will be archived in Flight Hub along with OS flights.FixesWe’ve fixed an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected by Easy Anti-Cheat failed to launch. Some games may still need to release an update to fully resolve the issue. We fixed an issue where the IME mode indicator in the taskbar was indicating that the IME was enabled when it was actually in disabled state. We fixed an issue in the last few flights resulting in HDR monitors appearing black when HDR was enabled. We fixed an issue where the min/max/close buttons we
After 30 years...Office is no more
After 30 years, the ‘Office’ brand is being retired. I knew that Office 365 had been rebranded Microsoft 365, but I didnt realise they were doing away with ‘Office’ in its entirety...i actually feel a little sad!! Microsoft Office is no more, company says, as it is renamed ‘Microsoft 365’ (msn.com)
How to go back to the old Windows theme?
Yesterday my computer notified me that the theme was changed to Windows 7 Basic Scheme or something like that. Unfortunately the message went away before I could click on it. Now, I don't know how to switch back to the old theme because the one it switched to is pretty irritating. I have attached a screenshot of what it looks like. I don't have any screenshots of the old theme I'm used to, but I'm sure it's the Default theme. Instead of blue at the top of a window you could see the desktop behind it... Anyway, I've tried different things, personalizing the themes, but that only seemed to make things worse. And I rebooted the computer yet I'm still using the new theme. I would also like to know what I can do to prevent it from changing themes by itself. Hopefully you guys could help with this? Screenshot of the new theme: [url=http://imgur.com/C7o8Kgl]http://imgur.com/C7o8Kgl[/url]
Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained
[For all of the flexibility and customization that comes with an Android device, there are still plenty of restrictions in place. While Android technically is an open-source platform, the final product is still the result of a phone-maker's skin, the carrier or manufacturer's preloaded software, or even sometimes, a few disabled features. There isn't anything wrong with most out-of-the-box experiences, but more daring and tech-savvy users who tire of being at the mercy and discretion of carriers and handset makers might be interested in pushing their [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] devices to new limits. This is where the practice known as rooting comes into play.] Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57578709-251/hack-your-android-like-a-pro-rooting-and-roms-explained/]here[/url].
Java security questions
I have played games on Pogo.com, which has java based games, and also other websites I go to have java features. With the recent java security problems, which I admittedly have no CLUE about; what does Webroot suggest? Obviously, I have not played any java based games, and my browser combined with my computer operating system (OSX 10.8.2) blocked java completely, but in the meantime, I can do without the games, but what about the other programs or sites that still use java? I have noticed that if I go to a site that still uses java, I am being told to download java, and of course, java's website just advises that you download the newest version for your computer, and only enable it when you are using it. That sounds like potential disaster to me! Any thoughts?
Microsoft backpedals: Windows 8.1 update hides tile interface by default
More changes to come! [b]From the Verge[/b] [img]http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/9772325/windows81handson1_1020_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg[/img] inShareMicrosoft is once again planning to alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the software giant originally released Windows 8.1 last year with an [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/16/4229900/windows-8-1-boot-to-desktop-option]option to bypass the "Metro" interface[/url] at boot, sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to[i] The Verge[/i] that the upcoming update for Windows 8.1 will enable this by default. Like many other changes in Update 1, we’re told the reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users. We understand the latest internal builds of Windows 8.1 Update 1 have the boot-to-desktop option enabled by default, a change that [url=http://wzor.net/13050.html]Wzor noted[/url] earlier today. The update is still in develop
Is your password strong? How to make it stronger
[url=http://www.securitywatch.pcmag.com/hacking/298891-how-to-make-strong-passwords-stronger]http://www.securitywatch.pcmag.com/hacking/298891-how-to-make-strong-passwords-stronger[/url] The above article shows you how to make even stronger passwords and provides a link to test the strength of your secure passwords.
Comments directly to a post
I was wondering if it would be to hard to make it possible to add a comment right to a post? For instance, someone post's a helpful tip or response. It would be nice to add a thank you right to that post. They Have it in Maxthons forum, and it's really a nice feature. Just a thought, mac353
What's your current PC hardware specs?
This is my current two year old Laptop and I only use Laptops from now on. The only thing I wish it could do is run the 2 SSD's in a RAID 0 configuration. Dell XPS 17" Laptop HD 1st Gen Intel® Core™ i7-840QM Processor (8M L3 Cache, 1.86 GHz) 4 cores & 4 threads Turbo Boost to 3.2GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM 2 Mushkin Callisto deluxe 240GB Solid State Drives Read Speed:up to 285MB/sec, Write Speed:up to 275MB/sec NVIDIA GT 445M with 3GB DDR3 RAM with TV tuner 17.3 in HD+ (900p) LED + HD cam Backlit Keyboard JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3 Intel Centrino Advanced-N BD Read DVDR/RW+/- CDR/RW Dell Bluetooth 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Office 2010 Pro [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
Which applications do you have on your Android device?
I mean applications which are not included/bundled in Android OS, it means only those you have installed yourself. OK, I will kick off with mine. [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.booking]Booking.com[/url] - since I am travelling quite a lot it's an inevitable application for hotel booking [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cleanmaster.mguard]Clean Master[/url] - cleans cache, remnant files etc. something like CCleaner for PC [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsck.k9]K-9 Mail[/url] - the famous mail client [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad]MX Player[/url] - video and stream player [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opera.browser]Opera[/url] - alternative browser, yeah many users hate it but as I use Opera on my PC, it is a logical choice [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meecel.feedreader.RssDemonAd]RssDeamon[/url] - RSS feeds r
International Space Station to boldly go with Linux over Windows
[b]Computers aboard the International Space Station are to be switched from Windows XP to the Linux operating system in an attempt to improve stability and reliability.[/b] Dozens of laptops on the ISS's 'opsLAN' network - which provides the ship's crew with vital capabilities for day-to-day operations, from telling the astronauts where they are to interfacing with onboard cameras - will be switched, removing Windows entirely from the ISS. “We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could," said Keith Chuvala of the United Space Alliance, which runs opsLAN for NASA. [url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10049444/International-Space-Station-to-boldly-go-with-Linux-over-Windows.html]Full article[/url] I am quite surprised of the move to an open source OS. Yes Linux is famous as stable and rel
Red Lines On Screen Using Firefox
I have been getting Red dotted lines on my computer screen using the latest version of Firefox. (Win XP. SP-3). This only happens using FF. IE-8 works fine. Fresh reinstall FF doesn't help. Tried to Google this, can't find any answers. The lines appear and disappear. Got a good screen shot on the Webroot Forum, but it happens on any website. Anyone know what's causing this? [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4366i517F5D0F4D6FCBC8.jpg[/img]
Smart toilet hack attack!
[h2][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/5520i380BF6C624971A72.jpg[/img][/h2][h2] [/h2][h2]Free app lets anyone remotely harass toilet's occupant, run up water bill.[/h2]by Sean Gallagher Aug 4 2013, 5:30pm EST Information security firm Trustwave has reported a potential cyber-attack vector to a device you may have never expected the phrase "security vulnerability" would be applied (other than in reference to the end of a toilet paper roll, that is). In an advisory issued August 1, Trustwave warned of a Bluetooth security vulnerability in Inax's Satis automatic toilet. [u][b][url=http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/holy-sht-smart-toilet-hack-attack/]Full Article[/url][/b][/u] [u][b] [/b][/u]Even thought this is a security issue I didn't want to post in the Security Industry News section it's kind of funny and I didn't want it scrolling along the top. :D Daniel
How secure is Android? Until the first frost.
[b]Android Phones Release Confidential Contents When Frozen[/b] Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, but it’s also the least secure: Most security firms agree that Google’s little green robot is the most popular place for new malware. While Android is exceedingly susceptible because its code is famously open source, a team of German researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in the operating system, which essentially bypasses Google’s data scrambling encryption system introduced in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to reveal the phone’s hidden data. Engineers at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, released a report on Thursday that explains how freezing an Android phone can help law enforcement or forensic workers expose a scrambled Android phone’s contact lists, photos, browsing histories and more. [url=http://www.ibtimes.com/android-phones-release-confidential-contents-when-frozen-1115287]Full article[/url]
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