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[h2][b]Moscow's agents used one-time pads, er, two times – ??![/b][/h2] [b]By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/John-Leyden]John Leyden[/url] 19 Jul 2018[/b] [img]https://regmedia.co.uk/2015/06/10/spies_648.jpg?x=442&y=293&crop=1[/img] Efforts by British boffins to thwart Russian cryptographic cyphers in the 1920s and 1930s have been declassified, providing fascinating insights into an obscure part of the history of code breaking. America's National Security Agency this week released papers from John Tiltman, one of Britain’s top cryptanalysts during the Second World War, describing his work in breaking Russian codes [[url=https://www.governmentattic.org/28docs/Experiences1920-1939Tiltman.pdf]PDF[/url]], in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/19/russia_one_time_pads_error_british/]Full Article.[/url]
July 30, 2018 10:02 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/author/angelo-liao/]Angelo Liao[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/author/ibrahim-damlaj/]Ibrahim Damlaj[/url]Today, we are happy to introduce support for the [url=https://w3c.github.io/webauthn/]Web Authentication specification[/url] in Microsoft Edge, enabling better, more secure user experiences and a passwordless experience on the web. With Web Authentication, Microsoft Edge users can sign in with their face, fingerprint, PIN, or portable [url=https://fidoalliance.org/fido2/]FIDO2[/url] devices, leveraging strong public-key credentials instead of passwords. [h1]A web without passwords[/h1]Staying secure on the web is more important than ever. We trust web sites to process credit card numbers, save addresses and personal information, and even to handle sensitive records like medical information. All this data is protected by an ancient security model—the password. But passwords are difficult to
[h2][b]Plus: [i]The Reg[/i] chats to wartime Bombe operator Ruth Bourne[/b][/h2] [b]By [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/John-Leyden]John Leyden[/url] 21 Sep 2018 [/b] [img]https://regmedia.co.uk/2018/05/24/shutterstock_enigma_machine.jpg?x=442&y=293&crop=1[/img] The Bombe team at The National Museum Of Computing (TNMOC) has succeeded in breaking an Enigma-encrypted message in a live Poland-to-England demo. The demonstration was described by TNMOC as a tribute to Polish cryptographers and wartime Bletchley Park staff. The reconstructed [url=http://www.tnmoc.org/explore/turing-welchman-bombe]Turing-Welchman Bombe[/url] at TNMOC in Bletchley Park found the settings and key needed to break an Enigma message. The techniques used were the same as those used by the WWII codebreakers. [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/21/enigma_live_crack_honours_poles/]Full Article.[/url]
[b][img]https://sophosnews.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/shutterstock_1038305527.jpg?w=780&h=408&crop=1[/img][/b] [b]31st October 2018, By John E Dunn[/b] Earlier this month, an IT admin at Morris Hospital near Chicago started receiving complaints that dozens of staff iPads, iPhones, and Apple Watches had suddenly stopped working. That’s an unusual failure rate for a single building but what made it odder was that non-Apple devices seemed to be working fine. As the admin, [url=https://ifixit.org/blog/11986/iphones-are-allergic-to-helium/]identified by iFixit[/url] as systems specialist Erik Wooldridge, wrote in a subsequent [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/9mk2o7/mri_disabled_every_ios_device_in_facility/]Reddit post[/url]: [quote]This is probably the most bizarre issue I’ve had in my career in IT. [/quote]One explanation was the installation of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, the testing on which had commen
July 16, 2018 9:00 am PDT By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/chansanchai/]Athima Chansanchai[/url] / Writer, Windows BlogIf you prefer to ink instead of type, you can now use your digital pen to write directly in text fields for a more natural experience, thanks to the [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/04/30/whats-new-in-the-windows-10-april-2018-update/][b]Windows 10 April 2018 Update.[/b][/url] Just tap a space, like a search box, and it expands to give you a comfortable area in which to write. You can even edit what you’ve written with simple, intuitive gestures. Go to [b]Settings[/b] > [b]Devices[/b] > [b]Pen & Windows Ink[/b] > select, “[b]Write directly into text field[/b]” and then tap on a new text field to try the experience. This works with most Store apps, and also in the search field for the Store. Here’s how to do it: [img]https://blogs.windows.com/uploads/mswbprod/sites/2/2018/07
[h2][b]Two patches pulled altogether; another is known to cause crashes but should be used anyway.[/b][/h2] [b][img]https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/trash-fire-800x534.jpg[/img][/b] [b][url=https://arstechnica.com/author/peter-bright/]Peter Bright[/url] - 11/20/2018[/b] After endless difficulties with the Windows 10 October 2018 update—[url=https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/windows-10-october-2018-update-is-back-this-time-without-deleting-your-data/]finally re-released this month with the data-loss bug fixed[/url]—it seems that now it's the Office team's turn to release some updates that need to be un-released. On November's Patch Tuesday two weeks ago, Microsoft released a bunch of updates for Office to update its Japanese calendars. In December 2017, Emperor Akihito announced that he would abdicate and that his son Naruhito would take his role as emperor. Each emperor has a corresponding era name, and calendars must be updated to
[b]November 7th, 2018, By Lawrence Abrams[/b] [img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/images/news/Microsoft/b/bugs/file-associations/file-association-header.jpg[/img] For quite some time, users have been reporting an inconsistent bug in Windows 10 that prevents them from changing the default program associated with a file type. Windows 10 users are stating that when they try to change the default program used to open a particular file extension, such as .txt files, they are unable to associate it with popular Notepad replacements such as Notepad++. On the other hand, they have no problem changing the file association to a different one. "This is a strange bug. It affects some applications, but not others," Chris Hoffman stated in an article on [url=https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-broke-windows-10s-file-associations-with-a-botched-update/]HowToGeek[/url]. "For example, Windows 10 won’t let you make [url=https://www.adobe.com/products/photosho
December 3, 2018 9:00 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/chansanchai/]Athima Chansanchai[/url] / Writer, Windows BlogDid you know you can now name your tile folders, thanks to the [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/02/find-out-whats-new-in-windows-and-office-in-october/]Windows 10 October 2018 Update?[/url] To create a tile folder in Start, just drag one tile on top of another for a second, then release. Continue dropping as many tiles into the folder as you’d like. When you expand the folder, you’ll see a new option to name it. Check it out in action: [img]https://blogs.windows.com/uploads/mswbprod/sites/2/2018/10/d48e2dc05daefba99b5170de49dc2f1e.gif[/img] If you like this, check out [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/tag/windows-10-tips/#Pb0VJIHG5gUvmKUY.97]more Windows 10 Tips[/url].
I misplaced my phone this morning and I used the Lost Device Protection - Scream, to locate it. Found the phone, but I've not been able to open the phone since. It show alternating screen, the "Start Screen" and then switches back to a red screen that says that Webroot has locked the device at the request of the owner. To unlock the device provide the screen lock device pattern (not used) or the password. There's a button below that that says unlock, but does nothing when I touch it. If anyone has any ideas on how to resolve this, I'd love to hear you ideas.
[b]How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notification Banners in Mac OS[/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/36546iB3B02F26F81073F0.jpg[/img] [i]Apple is beginning to act like Microsoft. But at least with Apple the notifications can be stopped. ;)[/i] Are you not ready to upgrade to MacOS Mojave yet? If so, you may wish to disable and hide the “Upgrade to macOS Mojave” notification banner that comes up frequently in prior versions of Mac OS system software, as Apple pushes users to upgrade to the latest MacOS release. [b][url=http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/26/stop-upgrade-macos-mojave-notifications/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29]Full Article[/url][/b]
By [url=https://www.itworld.com/author/Lucas-Mearian/]Lucas Mearian[/url] Senior Reporter, [url=http://www.computerworld.com/]Computerworld[/url] | July 17, 2018 [h3]Oracle joins IBM, SAP, and Microsoft in offering blockchain-as-a-service for companies hoping to deploy the distributed ledger technology without the expenses associated with embracing the technology in-house.[/h3] [img]https://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2018/02/fintech_finance_blockchain_cryptocurrency_virtual_money_thinkstock_865521604-100749759-large.jpg[/img] Thinkstock More good reads[list] [*][img]https://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2017/10/fintech_financial_technology_blockchain_network_thinkstock_664868402-100739353-small.3x2.jpg[/img][url=https://www.itworld.com/article/3191077/security/what-is-blockchain-the-most-disruptive-tech-in-decades.html]What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades[/url] [*][img]https://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2018/01/blockchain_network_machine_learning
[h2]A five-year tech partnership[/h2]By [url=https://www.theverge.com/users/tomwarren]Tom Warren[/url][url=https://www.twitter.com/tomwarren]@tomwarren[/url] Jul 17, 2018, 7:38am EDT [img]https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/twoQNpxY3DUguy9Lo-5a5MA8V-w=/0x0:2040x1360/1200x800/filters:focal(857x517:1183x843)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/60392425/acastro_180507_1777_microsoft_0003.0.jpg[/img] Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft and Walmart are teaming up for a strategic partnership that will take on rival Amazon in both technology and retail. Walmart is announcing today, at Microsoft’s Inspire partner conference, that it’s partnering with Microsoft to use the company’s cloud services. The five-year agreement will see Walmart use Azure and Microsoft 365 across the company, alongside new projects focused on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data platforms. Walmart is Amazon’s biggest retail competitor, and Microsoft is Amazon’s largest clou
[b]Buffett Loses Nearly $4 Billion as Apple Stock Tanks[/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/36730iE090223781AEC394.jpg[/img] Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway lost more than $3.5 billion on Friday as Apple's stock headed for its worst day on Wall Street in more than four years. In late trading, [url=https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/aapl][b]Apple stock (AAPL)[/b][/url] was down $15.84, or 7.1 percent at $206.379 in late Friday trading, on track for its worst one-day move since January 2014. [b][url=https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/buffett-apple-shares-stock/2018/11/02/id/889159/?ns_mail_uid=0356bd03-198f-414f-a448-293528ec7a8d&ns_mail_job=DM7956_11032018&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010124mor0sm]Full Article[/url][/b]
In a [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Tech-Talk/Discussion-EICAR-The-Most-Common-False-Positive-in-the-World/td-p/328492]different thread[/url] Drew posted a blog I wrote concerning the false positive known as the EICAR test file. Some people were of the opinion that the EICAR test file was useless. Mostly because they were giving examples of use cases that the EICAR test file is not designed for. That really speaks to the problem of people drawing unsubstantiated conclusions from the results of a test that uses the EICAR test file. So, here is a valid use case with an analysis of correct, incorrect, and partial conclusions that can be drawn from this specific use case. We will assume I am using a scanner that is designed to detect the EICAR test file. This actually is a real world use case. The scanner(s) I am using allow me to set the number of levels of nested compression scanned from 0 to 7. For balance of performance vs security preferences I want the level to b