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Ever since Webroot put forward the extension LastPass without even informing us? me?, I have had nothing but trouble with it - as well, their responses to my concerns/questions/issues, is not adequate and does not help to mitigate the errors I am experiencing. I am beginning to lose confidence in both!
[i]For the total craziness of it, this is a must read article and then watch the video in the article.[/i] [h2]Read this for 2 seconds. Pause 8 seconds. Read for 2 seconds. Pause 8 seconds...[/h2][b]By[/b] [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/Kieren-McCarthy][b]Kieren McCarthy[/b][/url][b] 20 Jun 2019[/b] [img]https://regmedia.co.uk/2019/06/20/shutterstock_changing_bulb.jpg?x=442&y=293&crop=1[/img]Being an early adopter can be a frustrating experience as kinks are ironed out, bugs are squashed, and interfaces are improved. It comes with the territory. However, there is simply no excuse for what General Electric (GE) has done to users of its smart light bulbs. Called, bafflingly, C by GE, these Bluetooth, Alexa, and Google Assistant-compliant LED products have it all. They allow for "smarter lighting in every way," says GE: put them on a schedule; change the ambiance in real time; control them with your voice while, um, [url=https://www.cbyge.com/pages/smart-benefits-voi
Webroot won't let me uninstall, I want to uninstall and reinstall with my CD. All it does when I try to uninstall is have me enter my password which I do, then it takes me to a web page and wants to know why I want to uninstall, I tell it and press send, then all it does is take me to another web page asking for a second chance and wants me to click on download! The uninstall never continues!
Our favorite Senior Threat Researcher, [user=1424]FredFunk[/user], is back this week with another roundup of all the the cybersecurity stories you may or may not have heard of. Oh, and if you missed the [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/lifeatwebroot?src=hashtag_click&amp;#38;amp;f=live]#LifeatWebroot[/url] feature about Kelvin, [url=https://community.webroot.com/tech-talk-7/life-at-webroot-kelvin-murray-338875]be sure to check it out[/url]. [h1] [/h1][h3]Weaponised Hair Straighteners?[/h3] Smart [url=https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/6/18170575/kohler-konnect-bathroom-smart-gadgets-numi-intelligent-toilet-ces-2019]toilets[/url], smart [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/21/juicero_boss_defends_juice_startup/]juicers[/url], smart [url=http://www.mysmalt.com/]salt shakers[/url] and now…..smart [url=https://glamoriser.com/]hair straighteners[/url]. Devices made “smart” for dumb reasons [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/03/zipato_hardcoded_key/]in dumb ways[/url]. “The
Hello Community! I wanted to share [url=https://community.webroot.com/members/fredfunk-1424]Kelvin[/url]'s latest Weekly Threat article with you. ([i]If you missed it, we did this[/i] [url=https://community.webroot.com/tech-talk-7/weekly-threat-news-30th-april-338493][i]last week too[/i][/url][i].[/i]) I find these helpful and hope that you do too. [h3]If you're finding these helpful, let us know in the comments below. We want to hear from you![/h3][h1] [/h1][h2]Ransomware Magic Solutions Not So Magic[/h2][url=https://features.propublica.org/ransomware/ransomware-attack-data-recovery-firms-paying-hackers/]Great read[/url] on how businesses offering to “decrypt data” really were just great hagglers to ransomware criminals. [i]“As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra.”[/i] [h2]Over 10 Million Australians Breached[/
[h2][url=https://www.howtogeek.com/423440/apple-is-killing-itunes-but-not-on-windows/]Apple Is Killing iTunes, But Not on Windows[/url][/h2][url=https://www.howtogeek.com/author/chrishoffman/]Chris Hoffman[/url] [url=https://twitter.com/chrisbhoffman]@chrisbhoffman[/url] June 3, 2019, 4:29pm EDT [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/e0c71a95-10b2-4558-956a-4edb2a51e3f0.png[/img] At WWDC 2019, Apple announced it’s killing iTunes. iTunes will be [url=https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18647182/apple-itunes-podcasts-music-tv-mac-os-wwdc-2019]replaced[/url] by separate Music, TV, and Podcasts apps… but only on macOS. Windows users will keep the current iTunes app they know and (often don’t) love. Apple made fun of iTunes’ bloat at WWDC 2019, showing off a video of Calendar and even Safari integrated into iTunes before announcing iTunes would be broken up. On a Mac, it’ll be Apple Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. But what about Windows? Well, Apple didn’t m
[b]July 13, 2019 By[/b] [url=https://thenextweb.com/author/matthewhughes/][b]Matthew Hughes[/b][/url] Last Friday, legendary MIT computer scientist Fernando “Corby” Corbató passed away at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 93. The Oakland-born researcher was responsible for several pivotal advances in the computer science space, most notably the password, which he invented during his pioneering work in computer time sharing. [url=https://thenextweb.com/dd/2019/07/13/rip-fernando-corby-corbato-inventor-of-the-password-1926-2019/]Full Article.[/url]
[img]https://sophosnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/shutterstock_2348349-1-compressor.jpg?w=780&h=408&crop=1[/img] [b]May 20, 2019, By John E Dunn[/b] A company accused of fraudulently obtaining 757,000 IPv4 addresses has been [url=https://www.arin.net/vault/about_us/corp_docs/20190506_arbitration_award_and_order.pdf]ordered to hand them back[/url] after the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) won a landmark judgment against it. The dispute began in late 2018 when ARIN, which allocates IPv4 addresses in the US, Canada and parts of the Caribbean on a non-profit basis, discovered that a company called Micfo and its owner Amir Golestan had fraudulently tricked it into handing over the IP blocks. IPv4 addresses are in incredibly short supply (see below), which means that getting hold of them involves waiting lists. Scarcity also makes them valuable on resale – between $13 and $19 each. That would make the IP addresses Micfo obtained worth between $9.8 million and
[b]August 6, 2019 By Lawrence Abrams[/b] [img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/content/hl-images/2019/03/13/Windows_10.png[/img] Microsoft is adding a new "Cloud Reset" feature to Windows 10 that will download an OS image stored on Microsoft's servers when performing a reset of the operating system. Windows 10 has a "Reset Your PC" feature that will reinstall the operating system using files found locally on the computer. [url=https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-10-cloud-reset-feature-spotted-in-insider-builds/]Full Article.[/url]
[h2]See Google, there are other ways to run browser content blockers smartly[/h2] [b]By[/b] [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/Thomas-Claburn][b]Thomas Claburn [/b][/url][b]28 Jun 2019[/b] Software engineers working on the Brave browser have rewritten the browser's ad blocking engine in Rust and seen massive speed increases as a result. In a [url=https://brave.com/improved-ad-blocker-performance/]blog post[/url] on Wednesday, Brave Software performance researcher Andrius Aucinas and chief scientist Ben Livshits said that rewriting Brave's built-in ad blocker in Mozilla-spawned [url=https://www.rust-lang.org/]Rust[/url] resulted in an average 69x improvement in the amount of time required to process web requests. [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/28/brave_ad_block_rust/]Full Article.[/url]
I recently purchased webroot for the first time with the WiFi Security and VPN. I installed it on my LG phone and it worked great. I installed it on my Toshiba laptop, approximately 4 years old, and it worked great. I installed it on my new Lenovo, running Windows 10 and I can't log in. My Webroot SecureAnywhere works fine, but I have never been able to login to the Webroot Wifi Security. I get the following warning "WiFi Security Can't Connect. Please check your internet connection and try again". I am definitely connected to the internet (hotspot on my LG). I tried uninstalling the Webroot WiFi Security and reinstalling, but it didn't work. Help please!
I use game trainers now and again. Most set off Webroot so I have to restore the deleted trainer which also adds it to the 'whitelist'. The trainer then works. However, The trainer gets zapped by webroot after about 30 minutes into a game. It is quite possible to reload the trainer again. The problem is not trainer specific. Of course, disabling Webroot for the duration of play prevents the problem. So :- [list=1] [*]I assume webroot's action is deliberate but [*]why is it allowed to happen without the user being able to disable it? [/list] I only use trainers from 'reliable' sources and have never had any malware/virus problems with them.
Kelvin (aka [user=1424]FredFunk[/user]) took a little time off but is back on the community [url=https://community.webroot.com/tech-talk-7/weekly-threat-news-17th-may-2019-338732]sharing his thoughts [/url]on some of the latest cybersecurity news this week. I really like his perspective on some of the biggest stories you might have seen on your feed and hope you find these updates valuable as well. [i]If you think he missed something or if you have any comments at all, let us know below.[/i] Oh, and if you missed the [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/lifeatwebroot?src=hashtag_click&f=live]#LifeatWebroot[/url] feature about Kelvin, [url=https://community.webroot.com/tech-talk-7/life-at-webroot-kelvin-murray-338875]be sure to check it out[/url]. Apologies for the lack of updates but I was at [url=https://www.caro2019.org/event/dbc620ff-eedb-490f-8634-0baabcd4aa08/summary]Caro[/url] and then [url=https://www.infosecurityeurope.com/conference/2019-Conference/]Infosec[/url] over the
[h3]Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Senior Threat Research Analyst?[/h3] [user=66349]MJohnson[/user] sat down with Kelvin Murray (or [user=1424]FredFunk[/user] ) to [url=https://www.webroot.com/blog/2019/05/25/a-chat-with-kelvin-murray-senior-threat-research-analyst/]learn more about his role[/url] and to spend a day-in-the-life of a Senior Threat Research Analyst at Webroot. It's fascinating to get a behind-the-scenes look. Kelvin also regularly contributes to the Webroot Community via his [url=https://community.webroot.com/tech-talk-7/weekly-threat-news-17th-may-2019-338732]weekly threat updates[/url]. [i]Be sure to check those out and let us know what you think.[/i] [b]Visit the[/b] [url=https://www.webroot.com/blog/2019/05/25/a-chat-with-kelvin-murray-senior-threat-research-analyst/][b]Webroot Blog for more[/b][/url][b] and to learn more about[/b] [url=https://www.webroot.com/blog/category/life-at-webroot/][b]Life at Webroot[/b][/url][b].[/b]
Our favorite Senior Threat Researcher, [url=https://community.webroot.com/members/mid-1424]@FredFunk[/url], is back this week with another roundup of all the the cybersecurity stories you may or may not have heard of. Oh, and if you missed the [url=https://twitter.com/hashtag/lifeatwebroot?src=hashtag_click&#38;amp;amp;#38;amp;f=live]#LifeatWebroot[/url] feature about Kelvin, [url=https://community.webroot.com/tech-talk-7/life-at-webroot-kelvin-murray-338875]be sure to check it out[/url]. [h3]Met Police Twitter Account and Website Hacked[/h3]The Twitter account and the website of London City’s Met(ropolitan) police were hacked and some profane and wacky tweets and articles started appearing. The motive appears some be some old fashioned hacker vandalism and does not appear to be related to any political actor as is often the case with police targets. [i]“Someone, however, hadn’t guessed the password to the Met Police’s Twitter account or hacked into its website.[/i] [i]You see
May 10, 2019 10:02 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url] Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview [b]Build 18895 (20H1)[/b] to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This flight won’t be available for the following editions: [list] [*]Windows 10 Home N x64 in HU-HU and PT-PT. [*]Windows 10 Home x64 in CS-CZ, ES-ES, and KO-KR. [*]Windows 10 Professional x64 in LV-LV and ES-MX. [/list][i]IMPORTANT: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, these builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If you take this flight, you won’t be able to switch Slow or Release Preview rings without doing a clean-install on your PC. If you wish to remain on 19H1, please change your ring settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program *before* taking this flight.[/i] [url=htt
[b]August 18, 2019 By Mayank Parmar[/b] [img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/content/hl-images/2017/04/06/Windows-Update.jpg[/img] Microsoft is rolling out KB4512534 for Windows 10 October 2018 Update and Windows Server 2019 with a long list of non-security bug fixes and improvements. KB4512534 advances the system to Windows 10 Build 17763.720 and fixes [url=https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-updates-cause-visual-basic-apps-to-stop-responding/]Visual Basics issues that Microsoft acknowledged on August 15[/url], shortly after the rollout of [url=https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-august-2019-patch-tuesday-fixes-95-vulnerabilities/]August 2019 Patch Tuesday security updates[/url]. The August 17 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809 also fixes an issue that prevented Windows Hello face recognition from working after system reboot and Microsoft has also addressed two issues with classic Edge browser. This patch also improves downloading
[h2][img]https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/google-play-adware-800x284.jpg[/img][/h2][h2] [/h2][h2]Banished apps used clever tricks to avoid detection and removal.[/h2][url=https://arstechnica.com/author/dan-goodin/][b]Dan Goodin[/b][/url][b] - 8/19/2019[/b] Researchers found 85 Google Play apps with more than 8 million downloads that forced users to view fullscreen ads. The apps, which posed as photography and gaming programs, contained a family of adware that was highly disruptive to end users. Once installed, the apps displayed ads in full screen—a setting that forced users to view the entire duration of an ad before being able to close the window or get back to the app. The apps showed an ad every five minutes, but the people operating the platform had the ability to remotely change the frequency. [url=https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/08/85-google-play-apps-with-8-million-downloads-forced-fullscreen-ads-on-users/]Full Article.[/url]
Generous Google gives Chrome users Inbox Zero: Sign-in outage boots own browser out of webmail, services
[h2]Baffling bug forces folks to use Safari, IE, etc[/h2][b]By[/b] [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/Shaun-Nichols][b]Shaun Nichols[/b][/url][b] 19 Aug 2019[/b] [img]https://regmedia.co.uk/2016/06/22/gmail_icon_photo_by_i_am_nikom_via_shutterstock.jpg?x=442&y=293&crop=1[/img]A bizarre outage left unlucky Chrome users unable to sign into Google services, from Gmail to Google Docs to even Chromebooks, earlier today. Using Chrome in incognito mode, or using a non-Chrome browser – such as Safari, Firefox, Edge, or Internet Explorer – allowed folks to get into their accounts, strangely enough. The US ad goliath said in the past few minutes its systems are gradually returning to normal, and potentially letting people in as usual via Chrome. [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/19/google_signin_outage/]Full Article.[/url]
[h2]'I think smartphone makers are going to have to go back to the drawing board,' a security researcher warns[/h2] [b]August 19, 2019 By Anthony Cuthbertson[/b] Hackers can figure out a person’s password by simply listening to them type on a keyboard, [url=https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/cyber-security]cyber security[/url] according to a new study. Using the microphone found on a smartphone, the new method is so effective that it can be carried out in a noisy public space where multiple people are typing, researchers at Southern Methodist University in Texas found. They discovered the technique by analysing the different sound waves produced when a key on a keyboard is struck. [url=https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/cyber-security-passwords-hackers-a9070411.html]Full Article.[/url]
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