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  • PSA: Terrible people are running a phishing campaign with fake Covid-19 stats

    05/24/2020 8:08:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    PCGamer ^ | 22 May 2020 | By Paul Lilly
    Security researchers at Microsoft say they have seen a "steady increase" in unsolicited email attachments containing malicious Excel 4.0 macros. It is part of a "massive campaign" to infect PCs with malware under the guise of providing current statistics related to Covid-19. Phishing scams are nothing new by any stretch, but according to Microsoft (via ZDNet), this latest campaign only started around a week ago "and has so far used several hundreds of unique attachments." "The emails purport to come from Johns Hopkins Center bearing 'WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT'. The Excel files open w/ security warning & show a graph...
  • Video: Bill Gates Claims That His COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Might Affect 700K People

    05/21/2020 3:32:40 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 43 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.21.2020 | Alex Hall
    Mr. Gates, 64, the Microsoft co-founder, has now become the star of an explosion of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus outbreak. In posts on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, he is being portrayed as the creator of Covid-19, as a profiteer from a virus vaccine, and as part of a dastardly plot to use the illness to cull or surveil the global population. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged millions of dollars to companies developing potential novel coronavirus vaccines. In an interview on April 9 on CNBC, Gates spoke theoretically about how many people might experience side effects from...
  • My Dell Latitude laptop is running suddenly very fast!

    05/06/2020 3:55:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    My computer was running like a tired old man. This Dell laptop is my surfing computer with nothing involving money or business. Windows 10 by default installs Defender firewall in real-time mode and I finally decided to get rid of it to see if the computer would act like a young person again.
  • VANITY: Is Linux Better Than Windows

    05/02/2020 10:57:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 130 replies
    Requesting FReeper feedback. Thank you.
  • Bill Gates-backed organization provides abortion pill access across the globe

    04/16/2020 6:52:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 16, 2020 | Carole Novielli |
    April 16, 2020 (LiveAction) – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a known financier of pro-abortion organizations, is also funding an international “family planning” organization that distributes the abortion pill worldwide. DKT International operates “offices in 24 countries” and boasts that it is “one of the world’s largest providers of family planning.” But while DKT portrays itself as “a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO)” that “operates like a social enterprise,” DKT International also openly sells the abortion pill (mifepristone) as well as manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) kits. In addition, DKT may also be the marketing company behind pills that are being...
  • Microsoft Video of Satanist Marina Abramovic On Good Friday

    04/15/2020 5:33:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    Olin Live Youtube ^ | 04 13 2020 | Olin Live
    To anyone who missed it. Microsoft released an ad featuring celebrity-cult 'artist' Marina Abramovic. They quickly regretted it. First they closed the comments. They then set the video to private. See here: Mircosoft Marina Abramovic Ad Here is the video with commentary: Microsoft Video of Satanist Marina Abramovic On Good Friday (5 mins)
  • Windows 10 will support Linux file systems inside File Explorer

    04/09/2020 8:27:49 AM PDT · by dayglored · 17 replies
    Engadget ^ | Apr 9, 2020 | Rachel England
    Tux is ready to give you easy access to your Linux files. Earlier this year Microsoft shared its plans to integrate a full Linux kernel in Windows 10 — now it’s introducing Linux file access into the File Explorer. Users have been able to access Linux files since Windows 1903, but the new feature in build 19603 means you’ll be able to get them more easily. Open up File Explorer and you’ll see Tux, Linux’s penguin mascot, in the left-hand navigation pane. This icon will show you a view of all your distros, and selecting those will place you in the Linux...
  • Windows spotted flashing its unmentionables in a Chicago clothier (BSODs Behaving Badly)

    04/03/2020 10:54:58 AM PDT · by dayglored · 37 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 3, 2020 | Richard Speed
    This season's colours are blue, white and bork Bork!Bork!Bork! Chicago! A town famed for what some might regard as a jumped-up quiche masquerading as pizza and home of the first skyscraper. Could there be a better venue for today's bork?We like Chicago, although we're less keen on the landing approach to the city's O'Hare airport, which left this hack feeling a tad poorly on one occasion as Boeing's finest tumbled through the turbulence.Also unwell, and snapped by a Register reader, is this example of digital signage, caught borking in the window of LOFT, a women's clothing emporium. Sadly, a jaunt...

    03/14/2020 8:27:21 AM PDT · by O6ret · 37 replies
    SELF | 03/14/2020 | J. PAPA
    QUESTION: I am still running a laptop and pc using Windows 7. Is there a virus protection package or software that will secure it from hackers?
  • Windows 10 isn’t the most vulnerable operating system – it’s actually Linux

    03/09/2020 12:34:26 PM PDT · by TomServo · 71 replies
    TechRadar ^ | 3/9/2020 | Darren Allan
    Surprising reports paints Linux and Android as less secure than Windows Which operating system has suffered the most vulnerabilities since around the turn of the millennium? That would be Linux, not Microsoft’s Windows, at least according to a freshly released report. An analysis of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Vulnerability Database, compiled by, tracked ‘technical vulnerabilities’ in popular pieces of software between 1999 and 2019. And Debian, a flavor of Linux, was top of the table with 3,067 vulnerabilities over the last two decades. Reasonably close behind was Android on 2,563 vulnerabilities, with the Linux kernel...
  • The Best Free VPN Services in 2020

    03/08/2020 2:24:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 40 replies ^ | March 2, 2020 | James Rivington
    The overall best VPN services encrypt all your internet traffic and pass it through a private tunnel to their own secure servers so that no one can see what you're reading or downloading - not the government, not your ISP, not even the VPN service itself.Very simply, a VPN (short for virtual private network) is an app you can download for your mobile or laptop that allows you to hide your location, identity and IP address from the rest of the internet.All internet content is completely encrypted - securely jumbled so no one could read it even if they intercepted...
  • My Epson Printer Hacked My Router

    03/07/2020 6:40:51 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    03/07/2020 | CharlesOconnell
    The printer installation bypassed my router's security. Essentially, it asked for a "User ID", the router name, but not the password: presumably, on the pretext of user convenience. It means, I could hijack my neighbors' routers and use them for printing without their ever knowing anything about it. I love Epson printers. I got 10 years' service from 2 printers. I only had to buy new printers when operating system upgrades could not use the drivers or I couldn't get ink. I tried to get a new printer that doesn't have color cartridges. The Epson printer I came up with...
  • Microsoft's Cortana turns its back on consumers as skills are stripped from Windows 10

    03/02/2020 9:32:53 PM PST · by dayglored · 42 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 2, 2020 | Richard Speed
    Unloved assistant to smarten up its act in Microsoft 365. US only, naturally Microsoft has jammed yet another knife into the consumer incarnation of its unloved electronic assistant, Cortana.As the release of Windows 10 20H1 (or 2004) looms, the company snuck out a blog late on Friday letting the dozen or so customers still using the thing know that "consumer skills including music, connected home and third-party skills will no longer be available in the updated Cortana experience in Windows 10."Cortana services in the Microsoft Launcher on Android will also be axed as a sad-faced engineer resets the "Days since...
  • RIP Larry Tesler: The Man That Invented Cut, Copy, And Paste On The Computer

    02/21/2020 7:02:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 2:19 PM | Clem
    BBC- Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people. It was thanks to his innovations - which included the "cut", "copy" and "paste" commands - that the personal computer became simple to learn and use. =================================================================== RIP Larry Tesler: The Man That Invented Cut, Copy, And Paste On The Computer. Ernie Banks once said "The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched". Which means Larry Tesler is...
  • Microsoft ups the ante with fix-fixing patch that leaves some Windows Server 2008 machines unable to boot

    02/11/2020 7:18:23 AM PST · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Richard Speed
    She applied the fix to fix the fix... I don't know why she did the apply. Perhaps it'll die Like a needy ex-partner that just won't let go, Microsoft's legacy OSes continue to cling to the Windows behemoth's ankles. Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 have once again been bashed with the borkage bat.Users are reporting that the fix to fix the fix that broke the desktop wallpaper in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 has left systems unbootable after an apparent boot file deletion.The fix-fixing fix (KB4539602) was unleashed at the end of last week, and some administrators...
  • Windows 7 will not go gentle into that good night: Ageing OS refuses to shut down (UAC problem?)

    02/10/2020 10:55:39 AM PST · by dayglored · 86 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 10, 2020 | Tim Anderson
    Users rage, rage against the dying of the light (and support) It's not only end of support that Windows 7 diehards have to contend with. Late last week a new problem emerged – systems that refuse to shut down.Complaints have been widespread on Reddit, Microsoft's official Answers forum and on on SevenForums. Some users also reported other issues, such as not being able to view their documents folder in Explorer.Fortunately the problem seems to be fixable in most cases. The favourite solution is to tweak the UAC (User Account Control) settings with the Group Policy setting "Run all administrators in...
  • Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    02/08/2020 7:59:18 AM PST · by dayglored · 113 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 6, 2020 | Gordon Kelly
    Windows 10 may now be essential but users new and old have had a rough ride in recent weeks. And it has just gotten a lot worse after a new, high-profile Windows 10 failure has left more questions than answers and some seriously angry users. The drama began yesterday [2/5] as Windows 10 users suddenly found that Search was broken with a black bar showing where search results should be, even for those who tried to perform a local search of their files. Breaking with tradition (1,2,3,4,5), Microsoft was fast to act blaming “a temporary server-side issue”. But the explanation...
  • LibreOffice 6.4 Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

    01/30/2020 8:05:33 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    9to5linux ^ | 29 January 2020 | Marius Nestor
    The Document Foundation announced today the general availability of the LibreOffice 6.4 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms.LibreOffice 6.4 has been development during the past five months, but the final release is now available to download for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems. This is a major release that introduces several new features, multiple performance improvements, especially when working with presentations and spreadsheets, as well as better compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. “LibreOffice 6.4 is the first new release available in 2020. During the year, the community will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the best free office suite...
  • Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal

    01/29/2020 2:30:33 PM PST · by dayglored · 32 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 29, 2020 | Richard Speed
    The Free Software Foundation really set the bar high there Good news everybody! The Free Software Foundation has blown through its self-imposed target of 7,777 signatories in its efforts to persuade Microsoft to make Windows 7 open source.We noted last week the GNU-gang's attempt to coax the born-again open-sourcerer formerly known as "The Beast Of Redmond" into making a surprise deposit into GitHub.The thinking was that since Windows 7 has now come to the end of the road, as far as free security updates are concerned, then perhaps Microsoft might release it as open software?We put it to the Free...
  • Microsoft Security Shocker As 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online

    01/22/2020 2:26:58 PM PST · by dayglored · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 22, 2020 | Davey Winder
    A new report reveals that 250 million Microsoft customer records, spanning 14 years, have been exposed online without password protection. Microsoft has been in the news for, mostly, the wrong reasons recently. There is the Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability that Microsoft hasn't issued a patch for, despite it being actively exploited. That came just days after the U.S. Government issued a critical Windows 10 update now alert concerning the "extraordinarily serious" curveball crypto vulnerability. Now a newly published report, has revealed that 250 million Microsoft customer records, spanning an incredible 14 years in all, have been exposed online in a...