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macOS Big Sur Slow or Laggy? 8 Tips to Help Speed Up the Mac Again
Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If you have noticed a performance degradation since updating to or installing macOS Big Sur, there may be good reason for that slowness, or it may be due to a variety of other factors. Don’t fret, as there very well could be a simple solution. We’ll walk through some possible reasons as to why macOS Big Sur feels slow on a Mac, as well as covering some advice and general tips and tricks to speed things back up again.Full Article
webroot blocking application installation
most of the applications is now not installable we are getting the following application error log for blue beam Faulting application name: BbRevu2019.1.20.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x5ba38563Faulting module name: WRDll.x86.dll_unloaded, version: 220.127.116.11, time stamp: 0x5f112892Exception code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x0000ef90Faulting process id: 0x343cFaulting application start time: 0x01d692e79fd0758aFaulting application path: C:\Users\Remote Support\Desktop\BbRevu2019.1.20.exeFaulting module path: WRDll.x86.dllReport Id: 90b1c3e8-6be5-4600-abb2-305b6344f1baFaulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:
Update on Adobe Flash Player End of Support
Written BySuchithra Gopinath published September 4, 2020 In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and their industry technology partners, announced that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. The decision to end support for Flash Player was made by Adobe due to the diminished usage of the technology and the availability of better, more secure options such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.In keeping with this plan, Microsoft is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both the new Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020.Options for continued support for enterprise customersFor enterprises seeking assistance with moving away from Adobe Flash Player or needing continued support for line of business applications that may be dependent on it after 2020, Adobe is providing some support options. For more details, please visit the blog posted by Adobe.To aid such customers, Microsoft Edge will allow Adob
loction "white house" live in missouri
so i noticed to day that my location states i am at the white house. i live in Missouri, i checked my VPN it was off, and i never set up my mock location on this device? but i checked 3 different apps and they all say that's where i am at. when i try to change it, it reverts back to the white house. so whats going on?
Unable to Login to Customer Support and Lastpass Landing Page Endless Loop
I have tried to setup my Lastpass account, but I get an error that the Lastpass/Webroot landing page is no longer valid. I then click on support and I get in an endless loop even though I accept cookies so I cannot even submit a support ticket for the issue, which is now two issues (can activate Lastpass Premium and cannot submit a Webroot support ticket). I have tried this with several browsers on different devices.
Run GOLANG executables with no interaction with webroot. Allow features do NOT help.
I’ve used PC security allow, and whitelist, as well as identity feature (all as recommended) but NONE help 100% of the time.There is never a scan error of my exe, in fact I can make exe that just prints “Hello World” every second for 2 minutes and it will over lap some webroot action and crash my program. The error ALWAYS says the PC (program counter) could not be found. My suspicion is even though webroot ignores my exe that it must somehow impact memory during the scan. This will drive my users crazy if they have this indeterminate behavior.I don’t expect some setting to fix the issue, but a webroot change. But so far for several months I can’t get a defined answer from Webroot; and GOLANG support at GitHub says they would make a change (if possible) if they could be told what Webroot is doing.Any thoghts?
Microsoft Just Dropped A Bunch Of Exciting New Edge Features To Beat Chrome
July 26, 2020 By Kate O'Flaherty Microsoft has just dropped a bunch of stunning new Edge features as it continues to ramp up the browser wars to beat Chrome. Microsoft has just dropped a bunch of stunning new Edge features as it continues to ramp up the ... [+] SOPA IMAGES/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES Microsoft is throwing all it has at its Chromium based Edge browser, which is already number two in the market behind Google Chrome. Microsoft’s Edge has still got a long way to go to reach anywhere near Chrome’s share, but a set of new features and enhancements announced this week should help. Full Article
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.546 (20H2)
Written ByBrandon LeBlanc published September 30, 2020 Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H2 Build 19042.546 (KB4577063) to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for those Insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 Update). This update includes all of the fixes included as part of 20H2 Build 19042.541 plus these additional fixes:We fixed an issue that prevents a device from entering Modern Standby. We fixed a reliability issue in Microsoft Edge that occurs when you open multiple windows or tabs.Thanks,BLB https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2020/09/30/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-19042-546-20h2/
Cyber News Rundown: September 2020
American Payroll Association Announces Data BreachOfficials for the American Payroll Association (APA) have recently revealed a data breach that could stem all the way back to some unauthorized activity at the end of May. The breach could affect upwards of 20,000 members of the association who have entered information into both the login system and the payment card check-out page, as both were infected with data skimmers for at least 2 months prior to being discovered. Following this discovery, the APA has reached out to all affected clients to both reset their compromised passwords, but to also offer credit monitoring services.Staffing Firm Suffers Second Ransomware Attack in 2020It has recently been revealed that Artech Information Systems, a global IT staffing firm has fallen victim to their second ransomware attack of the year. Following the January attack by the REvil ransomware group, which released a small portion of company data after not receiving the ransom payment, Artech ha
MacOS Big Sur Beta 5 Released to Download
MacOS Big Sur beta 5 is now available to download for all users who are registered to participate in the beta testing programs. Typically the developer build comes along first and is quickly followed by the same build as a public beta release. Anyone can download and install the macOS Big Sur public beta on a compatible Mac, but beta system software is best reserved for advanced users on secondary hardware.The release of the fifth beta of macOS Big Sur comes just after iOS 14 beta 5 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 were also released, along with the fifth betas of watchOS 7 and tvOS 14.Full Article
Cyber News Rundown: November 2020
Maze Ransomware Group Ends OperationsEarlier this week, a press release was issued that announced the end to the Maze ransomware group’s data theft operations. In the release, the Maze authors revealed their motives behind one of the most successful ransomware campaigns to date, and why they chose to finally shut down their massive project. It also came to light that the team behind Maze was working to expose the major security holes that many industries allow to persist in our ever-evolving technological world, though their methods left many victims in their wake. Cannabis Site Leaves Database ExposedAn unsecured database belonging to cannabis website, GrowDiaries, was found last month with over 3.4 million user records. Amongst the data were 1.4 million user passwords that were encrypted using MD5 hashing, which is known to be easily defeated by cyber-criminals. Nearly a week after being informed of the database, GrowDiaries properly secured it from public access, though it is still
Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) disables WSA - is this normal behaviour?
Yesterday I was offered the chance to install the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) as an optional update and today I see that WSA was set to Off and Defender was set to on. Is this normal behavior? Noting a general dislike of Defender for virus scanning and enabling WSA was a matter of: Download the latest version of WSA and taking note of my keycode Shutdown WSA protection Turn off Defender as per https://www.wikihow.com/Turn-Off-Windows-Defender-in-Windows-10 Reboot Go back into Settings / Virus & Threat Protection to confirm that WSA is turned on (which it was).is this the correct sequence? Even though the WSA firewall is on, I see that the Defender firewall s also protecting the Domain / Private / Public networks within Windows 10. Is this the normal behavior too? Please advise. Cheers,Ari
iPhone and iPad photos permanently wiped, as Adobe bungles iOS Lightroom app update
Lightroom iOS users learn a hard lesson in backing up photos, but Adobe doesn't even offer an offline back-up option. August 22, 2020 By Liam Tung Adobe has admitted that a recent update to its popular Lightroom photo-editing app for iOS devices has wiped users' photos and custom preset filters permanently if they didn't pay for a subscription to sync their files to Adobe's cloud. As spotted by PetaPixel, Lightroom users with iPhones and iPads started complaining about lost photos and custom preset filters on the Photoshop feedback forum this week, after affected users installed the Lightroom 5.4 update for iOS. Full Article.
Microsoft releases update to remove Adobe Flash from Windows
October 27, 2020 By Lawrence Abrams Microsoft has released the KB4577586 update to remove Adobe Flash from Windows and prevents it from being installed again.In September 2020, Microsoft announced that an optional update would be released in the fall to uninstall Adobe Flash Player and prevent it from being installed again on the same device.Today, Microsoft has released the "Update for the removal of Adobe Flash Player: October 27, 2020" KB4577586 update to remove Adobe Flash from all versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server. Full Article.
Looking back—The 25th Anniversary of Windows 95
August 24, 2020 10:01 am By Brandon LeBlanc / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider ProgramWindows 95 was launched on August 24, 1995, introducing us to many of the experiences our customers still use to interact with their PCs today such as the Start menu and Taskbar. Over the past 25 years, we have evolved these experiences, building on this rich history of innovation. Join us in looking back at how Windows has changed over the years to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more! In addition to this video looking back at Windows 95, we have also done a special two-part episode of this month’s Windows Insider Podcast where Jason Howard interviews two engineers who worked on Windows 95 and still work at the company:The Start of Something Different, Part 1: In the first part of this month’s two-part episode, Jason is joined by Raymond Chen, a Principle Software Engineer in Windows. He reflects on the history of Windows 95 and the early days of applicat
Trump administration gives TikTok 45 days to sell to Microsoft or leave US [Updated]
Short-form video platform beloved by teens seen as a national security threat.KATE COX - 8/3/2020 After weeks of rumor and speculation, the Trump administration this weekend gave TikTok's parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance, 45 days to sell off the social media sensation or else stop operating in the United States—and Microsoft looks to be the buyer.Microsoft on Sunday confirmed what several media outlets had been speculating since Friday, saying it is in talks to buy TikTok's operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and may also invite other US investors to take minority stakes in the deal. Full Article.
Keycode not working in windows 10
I recently installed Webroot Internet Security Plus on another PC in my home running Windows 10. When I enter the keycode it tells me it is not valid which is wrong because I have it running now on 2 other Pc’s in my home with no problem. I originally purchased my software at Best Buy and used the download link for Best Buy purchases in support section and still can’t get it to recognize my keycode. Please Help. Thanks
Windows 10: This handy new feature will warn if your drive is about to fail
Windows 10 will soon alert users if their SSD is at risk of breaking down, and advise them to back up their data pronto. October 6, 2020 By Owen Hughes We've all been in the unfortunate situation of desperately trying to recover important data from a storage drive that's met an untimely end. Fortunately, Microsoft is now working on a new feature that will help warn users of an impending drive failure before the dreaded event occurs.The new feature comes packaged as part of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226, and is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSD and provide a heads-up when it detects a risk of imminent failure. If a problem is detected, Windows will provide a notification recommending that users immediately back up their data – immediately being the key word, here. Full Article.
Cyber News Rundown: July 2020
Cyber News Rundown: October 2020
Cyber Attack Forces Swatch to Disconnect Online ServicesThough not confirmed by Swatch, the Swiss watchmaker was forced to take many of their systems offline after falling victim to a likely ransomware attack. While the company did not verify the exact type of attack, ransomware has been increasingly prevalent this year, and Swatch has announced that they plan to seek legal action against the attackers. Hopefully Swatch was quick enough in their discovery of the attack that shutting down their own systems was able to prevent the attack from spreading. New Jersey Hospital Pays Massive RansomIn the wake of a ransomware attack on the University Hospital in New Jersey, officials have decided to pay the demanded ransom of roughly $670,000. The hospital was likely pushed to this decision due to the 240GB of data that was stolen in the attack on their systems and were not capable of returning to normal operations from proper backups. It’s not entirely clear what information was stolen, but wi
IOS 14 computable with Webroot?
When IOS Catalina was updated to my MacBook Pro, Webroot became a problem. Did not want to work with Catalina. Many months later that issue was resolved. Now IOS 14 ( Big Sur) is here. Is this too going to become problematic? I do not want to upgrade until I am confident that Webroot will continue to be a viable program. I have been made aware my bank is suspecting there will be issues and suggest delaying the update. This IOS is so new that revues are limited. Release date 09/17/2020.
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20279 (2021)
Written ByBrandon LeBlanc published December 14, 2020 Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20279 (FE_RELEASE) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This build is largely the same as Build 20277, but we wanted to test our ability to quickly follow-up a flight with another flight.Windows Insiders who updated to Build 21277 (RS_PRERELEASE) last week will not be offered this build as they are on a newer build. We are working on getting a new build out to those Insiders soon. We expect to move all Insiders in the Dev Channel back to receiving builds from RS_PRERELEASE sometime after the holidays.Known issuesWe’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build. Live previews for pinned sites aren’t enabled for all Insiders yet, so you may see a grey window when hovering over the thumbnail in the taskbar. We’re continuing to work on polishing this experience. We’re working on
Cyber News Rundown: August 2020
Multiple Individuals Charged for Twitter Hack Three people have been identified and charged with the Twitter hack that occurred last month, that generated over $100,000 in bitcoin, through hijacking high-profile accounts. Of the 130 accounts that were used to spread the Bitcoin scam, some major names included Elon Musk and Bill Gates, who have been portrayed in similar scams in the past. It appears that the FBI was able to identify the perpetrators through a known hacking forum that offered up Twitter account hacking services for a fee. Colorado Town Suffers Ransomware Attack The town of Lafayette, CO became the victim of a ransomware attack last week, and unfortunately didn’t have the capabilities to recover from the attack without paying the ransom, of $45,000 in cryptocurrency. The attack itself took many of the City’s major services offline for a number of days, until officials determined they wouldn’t be able to recover without paying for their systems to be decrypted. In situatio
Social Engineering: Hacking Human NatureBlog
Social Engineering is the art of manipulating people into giving up their confidential information. This information could include passwords, bank info, birthdate, or anything else that could be used for identity theft. Cybercriminals use this tactic because it is generally easier to hack your trust than it is to hack your computer. Even if you believe yourself to be a skeptical, critical thinking individual, you can still fall prey to a social engineering attack. Therein lies the real danger behind social engineering:Most people think they are immune to becoming a victim, and most are similarly vulnerable as targets. This is because 97% of malware operators target users through Social Engineering rather than technical flaws.It’s worth noting that social engineering is a broad term covering a range of methods and tools. All seek to achieve an end-result of acquiring valuable data and/or access to a computer system. Let’s dive into some of these methods and how you can protect against t
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