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Tutanota: Encrypted Open Source Email Service for Privacy Minded People Tutanota is a German based, privacy centered email provider. The Tutanota team refers to their product as “Secure mail for everyone!”, exclamation point and all. This lets us know that just because they tout a crazy sounding feature like “end-to-end encryption” doesn’t mean the average joe computer user can’t utilize their service. That’s because, unlike ProtonMail, Tutanota does not advertise its location as a feature of the service, and instead puts their marketing emphasis on encryption and ease of use. 

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Yahoo Mail DOWN - E-mail outage hits hundreds of users AGAINYAHOO Mail is down again YAHOO MAIL DOWN - UPDATE ONE: It's been an hour since the official Yahoo Customer Care Twitter account confirmed that Yahoo Mail is experiencing issues today.

And Yahoo Mail users are still experiencing in large numbers issues with the service.

Downdetector.com has registered a peak of more than 1,600 Yahoo Mail down reports, with users reporting issues logging in as well as reading and receiving e-mails.

The Yahoo Customer Care Twitter account said a fix was being worked on, but it's unclear when the issue is expected to be resolved by.

Express.co.uk has contacted Oath, the Verizon umbrella company for Yahoo and AOL, and asked for comment about today's Yahoo Mail issues.

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Chrome's Ad Blocker Is Here: How It Works In a blog post today (Feb. 14), Google spelled out the rules for its Better Ads Standards policy, which will block ads ruled as especially "intrusive." These include autoplaying video ads that include sound, large sticky ads that take over the lower-third of the screen, and ads that blanket the entire screen and require users sit through a countdown process.

In total, the Better Ads Standards will be used to filter out a total of 12 "particularly annoying" types of ads, which also include the ads that fill your screen as you scroll over them on a phone, flashing animated ads and mobile ads that take up more than 30 percent of your screen.

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UK unveils extremism internet blocking tool The UK government has unveiled a tool it says can accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC she would not rule out forcing technology companies to use it by law.

Ms Rudd is visiting the US to meet tech companies to discuss the idea, as well as other efforts to tackle extremism.

Thousands of hours of content posted by the Islamic State group was run past the tool, in order to "train" it to automatically spot extremist material.

The government provided £600,000 of public funds towards the creation of the tool by an artificial intelligence company based in London.

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Google Chrome users need to be aware of THIS major shake-up coming soon GOOGLE CHROME has a substantial change in the pipeline, which could see a slew of popular websites branded “unsafe” unless they switch-out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.

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Mobile Phones Do Not Cause Tumours Decide Scientists We all know that use of mobile phones can be damaging to our sleep and our general levels of productivity at work, but are they detrimental to our health?

Two new studies released today have gone some way to dispelling concerns about the link between mobiles and dangerous tumours, finding normal radiation levels aren’t harmful to humans.

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Red Hat Acquires Container Startup CoreOS for $250 Million The billion-dollar open source company Red Hat is acquiring an open source startup CoreOS for $250 million. The move will further strengthen Red Hat’s position in the enterprise world that has been fixated on containerization lately.

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Malicious Chrome Extensions Found in Chrome Web Store, Form Droidclub Botnet Trend Micro Cyber Safety Solutions team has discovered a new botnet delivered via Chrome extensions that affect hundreds of thousands of users. (The malicious extension is detected as BREX_DCBOT.A.) This botnet was used to inject ads and cryptocurrency mining code into websites the victim would visit. We have dubbed this particular botnet Droidclub, after the name of one of the oldest command-and-control (C&C) domains used.

In addition to the above features, Droidclub also abuses legitimate session replay libraries to violate the user’s privacy. These scripts are injected into every website the user visits. These libraries are meant to be used to replay a user’s visit to a website, so that the site owner can see what the user saw, and what he entered into the machine, among other things. Other researchers have raised the possibility that these libraries could be abused

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LibreOffice 6.0 Released With Major Improvements and New Features The latest major release of LibreOffice brings better interoperability with Microsoft Office documents, ePub export, OpenPGP document signing, improved user interface and a number of other functional improvements. 

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WARNING - Whatever you do, don’t download THIS Spectre patch for your PCIF you're worried about the Spectre security flaw, one of the best  Spectre is a wide-reaching vulnerability that, alongside the Meltdown issue, was discovered this year and affects a host of major CPUs.

The bugs could allow hackers to steal sensitive information stored on affected devices such as passwords or credit card data.

Microsoft distributed Meltdown and Spectre fixes before pausing the rollout after reports that some PCs which installed the patch failed to reboot.

And now Intel are advising customers not to download a Spectre fix they pushed out as it may cause “higher than expected reboots”.

In a statement, Intel executive vice president Neil Shenoy said: “We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment of current versions on specific platforms as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour.”

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Wine 3.0 Release Lets You Run Windows Applications on Linux More Effectively The Wine team has announced the release of Wine 3.0. This comes after one year of development and comes with 6000 individual changes with a number of improvements and new features. ‘This release represents a year of development effort and over 6,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements’.

The free and open source compatibility layer, Wine lets you run Windows applications on Linux and macOS.

The Wine 3.0 release has as major highlights Direct3D 10 and 11 changes, Direct3D command stream, graphics driver for Android and improved support for DirectWrite and Direct2D.

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Security updates are now available for Meltdown and Spectre Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud. Depending on the cloud provider’s infrastructure, it might be possible to steal data from other customers.

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No More Ubuntu! Debian is the New Choice For Google’s In-house Linux Distribution For years Google used Goobuntu, an in-house, Ubuntu-based operating system. Goobuntu is now being replaced by gLinux, which is based on Debian Testing.

If you have read Ubuntu facts, you probably already know that Google uses a Linux distribution called Goobuntu as the development platform. It is a custom Linux distribution based on…(easy to guess)… Ubuntu.

Goobuntu is basically a “light skin over standard Ubuntu“. It is based on the LTS releases of Ubuntu. If you think that Google contributes to the testing or development of Ubuntu, you are wrong. Google is simply a paying customer for Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage Program. Canonical is the parent company behind Ubuntu.

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Top 3 Linux Distributions That ‘Just Work’ Twenty years ago, when I first started using Linux, finding a distribution that worked, out of the box, was an impossible feat. Not only did the installation take some serious mental acuity, configuring the software and getting connected to the Internet was often a challenge users were reluctant to attempt.

Today, things are quite different. Linux now offers distributions that anyone can use, right out of the box. But, even among those distros that “just work,” some rise to the top to stand as the best in breed. These particular flavors of Linux are perfect for users hoping to migrate away from Windows or mac OS and who don’t want to spend hours getting up to speed on how the platform works, or (more importantly) making the system perform as expected.

In this article, I highlight the three distributions I believe are the best bets for anyone to use, without having to put in any extra “

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Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source Barcelona city administration has prepared the roadmap to migrate its existing system from Microsoft and proprietary software to Linux and Open Source software.

A Spanish newspaper, El País, has reported that the City of Barcelona is in the process of migrating its computer system to Open Source technologies.

According to the news report, the city plans to first replace all its user applications with alternative open source applications. This will go on until the only remaining proprietary software will be Windows where it will finally be replaced with a Linux distribution.

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Google quietly buys UK startup Redux that turns surfaces into speakers Redux developed technology that eliminated the need for small speakers in mobile phones

Alphabet’s Google has quietly acquired a UK startup focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers.

Redux developed technology that eliminates the need for small speakers in mobile phones, freeing up space for batteries or other components, the Cambridge based startup said on its now defunct website.

It is unclear when Alphabet – via an Ireland-based subsidiary of Google – acquired the company, but the transfer of shares of Redux’s holding company, NVF Tech, to the US technology giant was confirmed on 13 December, according to UK regulatory filings.

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Windows security updates released January 3, 2018, and antivirus software Microsoft has identified a compatibility issue with al number of antivirus software products.

The compatibility issue arises when antivirus applications make unsupported calls into Windows kernel memory. These calls may cause stop errors (also known as blue screen errors) that make the device unable to boot. To help prevent stop errors that are caused by incompatible antivirus applications, Microsoft is only offering the Windows security updates that were released on January 3, 2018, to devices that are running antivirus software that is from partners who have confirmed that their software is compatible with the January 2018 Windows operating system security update.

If you have not been offered the security update, you may be running incompatible antivirus software,

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Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown Microsoft is aware of new vulnerabilities in hardware processors named “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. These are a newly discovered class of vulnerabilities based on a common chip architecture that, when originally designed, was created to speed up computers. The technical name is “speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities”. You can learn more about these vulnerabilities at Google Project Zero.

Who is affected?

Affected chips include those manufactured by Intel, AMD, and ARM, which means all devices running Windows operating systems are potentially vulnerable (e.g., desktops, laptops, cloud servers, and smartphones). Devices running other operating systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, and MacOS are also affected. We advise customers running these operating systems to seek guidance from those vendors.

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The Best Linux Distributions for 2018 It’s a new year and the landscape of possibility is limitless for Linux. Whereas 2017 brought about some big changes to a number of Linux distributions, I believe 2018 will bring serious stability and market share growth—for both the server and the desktop.

For those who might be looking to migrate to the open source platform (or those looking to switch it up), what are the best choices for the coming year? If you hop over to Distrowatch, you’ll find a dizzying array of possibilities, some of which are on the rise, and some that are seeing quite the opposite effect.

So, which Linux distributions will 2018 favor? 

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Meltdown and Spectre chip exploits: What’s the difference? Multiple millions of computing devices worldwide are affected by two security vulnerabilities in processors, known as Meltdown and Spectre.

The fundamental flaws are present in chips manufactured by Intel, ARM and AMD, which are used in Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Linux and Lenovo smartphones, computers and operating systems, among others.

Both flaws exploit a specific processor performance feature called speculative execution, but do so in slightly different ways. They also have the potential to affect data centres and devices that connect to the cloud.

There is currently no evidence anyone has abused either of the exploits.

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What Users Must Know About Meltdown and Spectre Bugs Impacting CPUs Meltdown and Spectre are two vulnerabilities that impact almost all computers, tablets and smartphones on the earth. Does it mean you can be hacked? What can you do about it?

If you think 2017 was the year of security nightmares, 2018 looks to be even worse. The year has just started and we already have two major vulnerabilities impacting almost all the processors made in the last 20 years.

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Linux Mint 19 Release Date and Codename Has been Announced Linux Mint 19 Release Date and Codename

Brief: This is a continually updated article to inform you about Linux Mint 19 release date, features and everything important associated with it. 

Linux Mint 19 codename has just been released. The first release of the upcoming Linux Mint 19 series will be called “Tara”.

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INTEL WARNING - Security flaw discovered, but fixing it could MAJORLY slow PCs down Windows 10, Apple Mac and Linux fans have been warned about a security risk that reportedly affects Intel processors.

A “fundamental design flaw” was allegedly discovered with Intel chipsets, and it will spark major updates from operating software creators.

The Register reported that Microsoft are readying a Windows patch to address the issue as are Linux.

The Redmond-based tech giant is expected to launch a Windows fix in an upcoming Patch Tuesday.

However, it’s claimed these patches will have a massive impact on performance - with the updates slowing down PCs by up to 30 per cent.

It’s also claimed Apple’s macOS will need to be updated to address the issues.

Apple’s line of MacBooks all boast Intel processors, with their MacBook Pros featuring the Kaby Lake chipsets.

While Windows 10 laptops invariably have Intel processors instead of rival AMD chipsets. 

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Microsoft’s annual Laziness Tax on you Everyone hates taxes, but most people pay Microsoft’s Laziness Tax every year.  Here’s how to avoid paying extra.

Office 365 annual tribute fee for the Home plan is US$99.99 but you can pay around $75 for renewals.  The difference of around $25 is Microsoft’s Laziness Tax.

It’s the extra you pay for buying direct from Microsoft for Office 365 new and renewals without shopping around for a better price.

Renewals too

You don’t have to renew direct with Microsoft.

Office 365 Home or Personal plans can be renewed by buying elsewhere and adding to your existing account.

Microsoft doesn’t like to mention this, because they make too much extra from their Laziness Tax.  It’s definitely allowed according to Microsoft’s own Terms and Conditions for Office 365.

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WhatsApp will ditch Blackberry OS and Windows Phone by New Year's WhatsApp is bidding farewell to older mobile operating systems as the year draws to a close. Specifically, it's ending support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31st. Although the Facebook-owned messaging app will continue to work on these platforms, users won't be able to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts. Oh, and WhatsApp claims its app could stop functioning at any time, so maybe it's time for that upgrade.

In the past few months alone, WhatsApp has unveiled some handy features (like quick delete for sent texts, real-time location sharing, and new universal emojis). But, it seems older platforms don't boast the "capabilities" the company needs to expand its functions going forward.

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Top 10 Microsoft Visio Alternatives for Linux Microsoft Visio is a great tool for creating or generating mission-critical diagrams and vector representations. While it may be a good tool for making floor plans or other kinds of diagrams – it is neither free nor open source.

Moreover, Microsoft Visio is not a standalone product. It comes bundled with Microsoft Office. We have already seen open source alternatives to MS Office in the past. Today we’ll see what tools you can use in place of Visio on Linux

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Windows 10 WARNING - PCs vulnerable to hack after shock security risk discovered Windows 10 users have been warned about a new security risk which could open PCs up to an attack.

Microsoft’s flagship operating system can be hacked into via the Windows Hello facial authentication system, cybersecurity experts have warned.

Windows Hello lets users unlock their device simply with their face or with a fingerprint.

But security researchers from German firm SYSS managed to defeat the face scanning feature with a printed picture.

The cybersecurity experts were able to defeat Windows Hello on Windows 10 systems that have not yet received the Fall Creators Update.

SYSS said on these systems a ”simple spoofing attack using a modified printed photo of an authorised person" can crack open Windows Hello.

The researchers claim this attack works against multiple versions of Windows 10 and on different hardware, ZDNet reported.

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Mozilla Says It is Raising Privacy Awareness By Violating Privacy of Users Mozilla’s latest Firefox release is better than Google Chrome, both in terms of speed and violating user’s privacy.

Mozilla Firefox is in news this month as well. Last month, Mozilla gained praises for its extraordinary Quantum release. This month, it has been ‘caught’ experimenting with users’ privacy without their Mozilla Says It is Raising Privacy Awareness By Violating Privacy of Users

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LXLE Review: A Hassle-free Linux for Older Hardware
LXLE Review

The LXLE project has two taglines: “Revive that old PC” and “Full featured OS for an aging PC”. Started in 2013, the LXLE project is designed to primarily to keep old PC useful and up-to-date. They do this by making use of the LXDE desktop environment because it is light on resources, but still very functional. LXLE is also included in our list of best lightweight Linux distributions.

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Windows 10 free update - Time is running out for you to upgrade for nothing Windows 10 free downloads are still available for PC users who have not upgraded to Microsoft’s flagship OS, but time is running out fast.

The main official Windows 10 free download offer ended on July 29 2016, with Microsoft laying down a cut off point to download and upgrade for nothing.

However, there were still a number of routes open to PC owners looking to download Windows 10 for free.

One of those Windows 10 free download options is the assistive technology route, which previously had no end date.

However, Microsoft recently announced that this upgrade offer will expire at the end of the year.

The assistive technology site has been updated to say: “If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. 

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iMac Pro: Apple releases its most expensive computer Apple has a very expensive last-minute Christmas present for you. The just released iMac Pro is the company’s “most powerful Mac ever” – and the most expensive, starting at £4,899.

Having been unveiled in June at Apple’s developer conference, the iMac Pro is squarely aimed at Apple-using creative professionals who until now have had to make do with the ageing and comparatively cheap (£2,999) Mac Pro or the even cheaper consumer version of the £1,749 5K iMac.

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How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It’s a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.

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Thanks, Microsoft, but I am still saying no to Windows 10 The OS does have its fans, but Win10 is merely good, not great.

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Microsoft Office December 2017 Patch Day Microsoft released updates for Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 on the December 2017 Microsoft Office Patch Day.

The company releases non-security updates for supported versions of Office on the first Tuesday of each month, similarly to how it releases security updates for Windows and Office on the second Tuesday of every month.

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Getting Windows 7 Update error 80248015? You are not alone If you run a device that is powered by Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, you may have noticed already, or not, that the system's update functionality may be broken completely.

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Microsoft Security Updates September 2017 release Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products have been released on September 12, 2017.

This guide offers extensive information on the release; important to get a clearer picture on what has been released this month, and how the updates should be deployed.

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HP pushes third-party ink blocking printer firmware update (again) Hewlett Packard (HP) released a new firmware for the company's Officejet printers that appears to block third-party ink from functioning correctly.

The company caused quite the uproar a year ago when it released a firmware for some of its printer families that blocked non-HP cartridges in company printers. HP released a firmware update a month later back then that restored functionality for non-HP printer ink.

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Microsoft September 2017 Patch Day: issues overview Microsoft released updates for all versions of Windows and other company products on the September 2017 Patch Day.

The company listed only three known issues related to updates that it released on that day. While that is better than no information at all, it appears that the updates have caused quite a large number of issues that users and administrators experience when they install or try to install these patches.

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Microsoft confirms: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th, 2017 Microsoft confirmed today that the next feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, the Fall creators Update, will be out on October 17th, 2017.

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Acer Aspire E 15 review: An incredible value Anyone who’s researched sub-$500 laptops in recent months will know the Acer Aspire E 15. For a while now, the E5-575-33BM model has maintained its status as a best-selling laptop on Amazon. In fact, it’s often been the top seller.

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A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for folks running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there's still nothing stopping you from downloading a free copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft's servers.

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Mint 18.2 Still the best Linux desktop Want a better operating system than Windows 10? Want a great Linux desktop? Then Linux Mint 18.2 is for you.

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Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes The first step is to download the latest Linux Mint installation image, from the Download Linux Mint page. Because this is a netbook (read as: slow CPU and limited memory), I chose to install the Mint Xfce version. However, the actual installation time for any of the Mint versions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE or Xfce) are essentially the same.

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Kaspersky Free Antivirus worldwide roll out begins Kaspersky announced the worldwide rollout of Kaspersky Free, a free limited version of Kaspersky Internet Security, yesterday.

We reviewed the initial version of Kaspersky Free back in 2016 when Kaspersky began to distribute it in selection regions. While the security program was released only in those regions, downloads were not restricted to them.

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Windows 10 Version 1703 KB4032188 Cumulative Update Microsoft released KB4032188 today, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703, the Creators Update version of the Windows 10 operating system.

The cumulative update is already distributed through Windows Update, and also available as a standalone download at the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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Microsoft Security Updates July 2017 release Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on July 11, 2017.

The following guide provides you with in-depth information on the July 2017 Microsoft Patch Day. It starts with an executive summary that covers important to-know bits about the updates.

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What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from Petya? Following the WannaCry attack in May, there's new malware spreading across the world: Petya. Ransomware stops you from accessing any files on the ‘infected’ computer until you pay the ransom. Here we explain what you need to do to protect your precious data.

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Microsoft releases July 2017 Non-Security Office updates Microsoft has just released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016; a day later than anticipated because of 4th of July in the US.

Only non-security Office updates get released by Microsoft on the first Tuesday of the month. That's the reason why you don't see patches for Office 2007 or Office 2010 as both are on extended support which means that Microsoft supports them with security updates only.

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Linux Mint 18.2 released Linux Mint 18.2, a new version of the popular Linux distribution, has been released to the public on July 2, 2017 in Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE flavors. The new Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release which means that it will be supported until 2021 (as opposed to regular releases which are not supported that long). The new version introduces new features and changes to existing features. These differ somewhat depending on the Linux Mint edition -- Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or KDE.

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Microsoft to beef up Windows 10 antivirus to catch up with rivals Microsoft is set to further tighten up security for businesses when the Fall Creators Update arrives for Windows 10, promising a raft of new features and ‘end-to-end’ security that leverages cloud intelligence to keep PCs protected – alongside a transformation for Windows Defender which will become a ‘next-gen antivirus’.

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Another Major Ransomware Attack Spreading Security researchers say a strain of ransomware called Petya or Petrwrap, which has similarities to WannaCry, is spreading like wildfire.

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You Can Now Remove Medical Records From Google Search Google will now accept requests to remove personal medical records from its search results, adding to a very short list of types of sensitive personal information that the web search giant will not display.

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All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is out All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 improves the technician's toolkit in a meaningful way. It is still relatively lightweight compared to other solutions -- GeGeek Toolkit has a size of more than 1.6 Gigabytes for instance -- but that is largely because of a concentration on a limited number of repair and troubleshooting tools.

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Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats.

While most computer users would probably agree that having a resident antivirus solution installed is a must in these days and age, especially on Windows, there is little to argue about the usefulness of complementing online scanners.

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Finally! WPS Office Has A New Release for Linux A new version of WPS Office has been announced for Linux today.

Kingsoft Software has released an enhanced version of WPS Office productivity software, WPS Office 2016 for Linux. The latest update for WPS Office for Linux comes with many new features like remote file sharing, improved IO operations and an added search functionality as per the official announcement.

If you didn’t know already, WPS Office is a proprietary office software available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It got instant popularity because of its strikingly similar interface with Microsoft Office suite and better compatibility with Microsoft document formats. Some would even say it the best Microsoft Office alternative for Linux.

WPS Office is available in free

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Tails OS 3.0 Released! Now Uses Debian 9 One of the most popular privacy focused Linux distributions, Tails has released version 3.0, based on Debian 9. The release comes three days before the official release of Debian 9.

This is the first time a new version of Tails is released almost at the same time as the new version of Debian which it is based on. Debian 9 will officially be released on June 17, 2017.

According to the release statement, Tails 3.0 was released earlier than Debian 9 because users could benefit from the changes in Debian earlier as well as to “detect and fix issues in the new version of Debian while it is still in development so that our work also benefits Debian earlier.”

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May's Windows numbers: Windows 7 digs in Windows 7 last month dug in its heels, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs, an analytics company reported this week.

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Windows 10 blunder Windows 10 blunder - If you receive this update from Microsoft DO NOT install it

Microsoft has apologised to users after it released an update to its popular Windows 10 operating system by mistake.

The US technology giant said the Windows 10 build was accidentally released to members enlisted on its Insiders programme.

According to Microsoft, the update wasn't fully tested with the firm stating that, "this build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact usability of your PC."

This problem happened due to an inadvertent deployment to the engineering system that controls which builds/which rings to push out to insiders.

Microsoft says its team was quick to revert the deployment and put blocks in place to stop these builds from going out to more people.

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Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is just around the corner The Cinnamon and MATE editions are currently in QA (functional testing) and we should be able to release them as BETA early this month.

Cinnamon was upgraded to version 3.4 and MATE to version 1.18.

The switch to LightDM was confirmed, with out of the box support for guest sessions and a beautiful login screen.

Many improvements and new features were added to the system and applications such as Blueberry, Xed, Xplayer, Xreader, Pix, Xviewer, the Update Manager and the Software Sources configuration tool.

We’re very excited about this new release and eager to receive your feedback on the BETAs.

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Microsoft Is Now Using Linus Torvalds Linux Open Source Tool For Windows Development In recent years, Microsoft has been becoming more friendly to Linux, even going so far as to say that they love it. Now, Microsoft announced that they were adopting the version control software originally created for the development of Linux.

Git is a version control system used to keep track of changes made to files. It was originally created by the Father of Linux, Linus Torvalds. When Linus started work on the Linux kernel, he used the free version of a (then) proprietary source control management system named BitKeeper. In 2005, Larry McVoy, the owner of BitKeeper, accused Andrew Tridgell, the creator of Samba and rsync, of reverse engineering BitKeepers protocols and revoke the free use of BitKeeper.

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The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated for WannaCry Microsoft offers a number of free anti-malware tools. Windows 10 and 8.1 users have Windows Defender. Windows 7 users can chose between the full-featured Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) or the limited Windows Defender. But all Windows users have access to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) even though they may not be aware of it.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft's latest update fixes a load of bugs A new cumulative update for the Windows 10 Creators Update addresses 14 bugs affecting the browser, peripherals, and third-party messaging apps.

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie WannaCrypt Microsoft on Friday took the unprecedented step of issuing patches for long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from fast-spreading ransomware that has crippled machines worldwide.

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The worm that spreads WanaCrypt0r Something that many security researchers have feared has indeed come true. Threat actors have integrated a critical exploit taking advantage of a popular communication protocol used by Windows systems, crippling thousands of computers worldwide with ransomware.

Within hours of being leveraged, a flaw that had been recently patched by Microsoft has been used to distribute the WanaCrypt0r ransomware and wreak havoc worldwide.

In this blog post, we will describe the worm responsible for spreading this ransomware by looking at its capabilities and what has made this threat so successful.

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What are exploits? (And why you should care) Exploits: they’re not your mama’s cyberthreats. At one point in the not-so-distant past, exploits were responsible for delivering 80 percent of malware to people’s systems. But exploits seem to be experiencing a lull today. Does this mean they’re gone for good and we can all let down our guard? Or is this simply the calm before the storm? Let’s break down this stealthy threat so you can not only know your enemy, but also be appropriately prepared should the exploit attacks return.

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ZERO shows malware who is boss Watch Malwarebytes’ trademark robot, ZERO, destroy malware in this dystopian animated clip.

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Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system? Many people believe that if you don't want to use the Windows operating system, the only other option is to fork out almost obscene amounts of cash for a Mac. There is, however, another option.

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Do not Fall for This Google Docs Phishing Scam The 'highly sophisticated' phishing campaign appears to have hit a number of journalists, along with individuals from other industries.

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A look at Windows Alternatives in Linux GNU/Linux users are well aware of the fact that many pieces of software commonly used in Microsoft Windows, do not function for us using things like WINE; and so we must find alternatives to use.

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Linux Mint 18.2 Ubuntu-based operating system is named 'Sonya' Linux Mint is a very popular operating system -- for Linux, anyway. It is based on Ubuntu, but it ditches one of the most maligned aspects of its base OS -- the Unity desktop environment. Instead, it primarily offers the Cinnamon DE, which is reminiscent of Microsoft's Windows 7.

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Ubuntu 12.04 Reaching End of Life This Week Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is reaching the end of life on 28th April 2017. If you or your organization is using Ubuntu 12.04, it is time to plan your upgrade.

You might already be aware that there are two types of release with Ubuntu: long-term support (LTS) and regular release. A regular release is supported for nine months while an LTS release is supported for five years.

Once a release reaches the end of life, it stops getting security updates from Ubuntu. The only exception to this rule is if you are a paying customer to Ubuntu, you can delay the mandatory upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 by purchasing Ubuntu 12.04 Extended Security Maintenance (ESM).

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Microsoft Security Updates April 2017 release Microsoft released security updates, and non security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on 4/11/2017.

The April 2017 Patch Tuesday is special. First, because it marks the end of Windows Vista's extended support phase. Microsoft won't release security updates for Windows Vista officially anymore.

Second, it marks the beginning of the roll out phase of the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Linux vs Windows: should you take the plunge? Many people believe that if you don't want to use the Windows operating system, the only other option is to fork out extra cash for a Mac. There is, however, another option.

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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users Microsoft this week began blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced but did not implement last year.

But the company also refused to provide security fixes to Windows 7 systems that were powered by AMD's "Carrizo" CPUs, an architecture that was supposed to continue receiving patches.


The decree that led to the update bans, whether allowable or not under Microsoft's new policy, was revealed in January 2016, when the company said making Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 run on the latest processors was "challenging." Microsoft then ruled that Windows 10 would be the only supported edition on seventh-generation and later CPUs and simultaneously dictated a substantial shortening of support of both editions.

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Microsoft ends support for Windows Vista, here are your options Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista, leaving many organizations with the choice to move to another version of Windows or make the switch to open source.

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Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack — detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEye — that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office.

Now, according to security firm Proofpoint, the operators of the Dridex malware started exploiting the unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability to spread a version of their infamous Dridex banking trojan.

Dridex is currently one of the most dangerous banking trojans on the Internet that exhibits the typical behavior of monitoring a victim's traffic to bank sites by infiltrating PCs and stealing victim's online banking credentials and financial data.

The Dridex actors usually relied on macro-laden Word files to distribute the malware through spam messages or emails.

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Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Critical Vulnerabilities Besides a previously undisclosed code-execution flaw in Microsoft Word, the tech giant patches two more zero-day vulnerabilities that attackers had been exploiting in the wild for months, as part of this month's Patch Tuesday.
In total, Microsoft patches 45 unique vulnerabilities in its nine products, including three previously undisclosed vulnerabilities under active attack.
The first vulnerability (CVE-2017-0199) under attack is a remote-code execution flaw that could allow an attacker to remotely take over a fully patched and up to date computer when the victim opens a Word document containing a booby-trapped OLE2link object.

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How to Run a Security Checkup on Your Google Account Concerned about the wrong person snagging unauthorized access to your Google account? You can run a security check on your account to make sure it's as safe and secure as possible.

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Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you In an effort to be more transparent, Microsoft revealed more about what data Windows 10 Creators Update will collect from users' PCs and clarified what the privacy settings mean.

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ubuntushop now provides tails live session option by default Belgium-based Linux laptop vendor, UbuntuShop.be now provides the option to boot into Tails live session by default.

Tails got famous when privacy activist Edward Snowden mentioned it. It is not your regular Linux distribution. You can only use it as a live session, mostly via a USB stick. Your entire session is erased once you log out of the system.

While using such a system can be a pain, but it could be good to have as an option when you want to be discreet. And this is what UbuntuShop is providing.

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learn Linux online. This is a list of free Linux training courses. Some of these are just basic to introduce you to Linux while some can help you build a career with Linux.

These courses are available worldwide without any charges. All you need is a decent internet connection and the determination to learn Linux.

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Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone Arch Linux has never been known as a user-friendly Linux distribution. In fact, the whole premise of Arch requires the end user make a certain amount of effort in understanding how the system works. Arch even goes so far as to use a package manager (aptly named, Pacman) designed specifically for the platform. That means all that apt-get and dnf knowledge you have doesn’t necessarily roll over.

But what about those who want the benefits of Arch Linux, but don’t want to have to go through the unwieldy installation? For that, you turn to a distribution like Manjaro. This take on Arch Linux makes the platform as easy to install as any operating system and equally as user-friendly to work with. Manjaro is suited for every level of user—from beginner to expert.

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The best Linux distro for developers? Can there be a best Linux distro for web developers? Or, more generically, let’s say can there be a best Linux distro for developers?
A lot of things like the programming language, tools used, support, availability of packages and speed of their update in the repositories and a host of non-functional requirements like the desktop environment, stability come into play to determine the best Linux distro for coding.

A programmer comes into contact with the OS particularly to a higher degree than anybody else. For a programmer, an operating system must turn him/her on. And by ‘turn on’ I mean create a burning passion to code and make the world a better place.

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Which is the best browser? Chrome vs Firefox vs Internet Explorer We put the web's three best browsers head to head. So which one comes out on top?

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Microsoft completes modified version of Windows 10 for Chinese government Microsoft could be on the verge of making greater headway in China after completing a modified version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government. The operating system has been banned for governmental use for some time despite the fact it is already available to consumers in the country.

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Turn off most Windows 10 Ads with a double-click, or manually The following guide offers instructions on turning of all ads on Windows 10, and most of them with a simple double-click.

Not all Windows 10 users have seen advertisement yet on devices that run the operating system, but the number is certainly growing.

The main reason why it is growing is that Microsoft is pushing what it calls suggestions or tips to more and more places on the operating system.

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Windows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangs The new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week's Patch Day.

This raises the version of the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10 to 14393.969.

The KB4015438 update seems to fix two issues introduced last week that affected some users of the operating system after devices were updated with last week's security updates.

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Microsoft ready to block updates for Windows 7 on latest PCs Microsoft may be getting ready to enforce a new support policy for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that was announced last year, a recently-revised support document signaled.

Personal computers powered by the latest processors from AMD, Intel and Qualcomm will be blocked from receiving security updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, according to the support document. "Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows and you won't receive updates," one potential message stated.

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Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of the three big dangers facing the internet tim berners-lee, fake news, web foundation

It’s been 28 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for the world wide web. To mark the occasion, the Web Foundation founder has written a blog post highlighting what he believes are the three challenges facing the internet today.

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Desktop Linux the best it has ever been and it keeps getting better While users of proprietary operating systems suffer with new, slower, buggier, more spy-filled systems, Linux users are enjoying better performance and more support.

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Microsofts Patch Tuesday is Back Microsoft missed the entire month of February, leaving Windows users exposed to attacks.

After delaying Patch Tuesday in February, Microsoft has released security updates for March. The latest updates fix more than a dozen vulnerabilities.

According to Wccftech, “Among the patches, Microsoft has also fixed a ‘critical’ flaw, which was publicly disclosed earlier last month following Microsoft missing February’s Patch Tuesday. The exploit code related to a Windows SMB bug was made available by Laurent Gaffie, but Microsoft hasn’t credited Gaffie in the bulletin.”

One of the most severe vulnerabilities was in Microsoft Windows SMB Server, which, according to the Microsoft security bulletin, “could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted messages to a Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server.”

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Google Discloses Serious Security Flaws in Microsoft Products Microsoft fails to patch any of the three serious security flaws that affect its operating system.

Google disclosed an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web browsers. After giving Microsoft 90 days to fix the bug, Google researchers have published the details of the vulnerability along with proof-of-concept code. The security hole affects all supported Windows versions, including Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

According to The Hacker News, “The vulnerability (CVE-2017-0037), discovered and disclosed by Google Project Zero team's researcher Ivan Fratric, is a so-called ‘type confusion flaw’ in a module in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer that potentially leads to arbitrary code execution.”

Google discovered the vulnerability in November 2016 and reported it to Microsoft on November 25, but for unknown reasons, Microsoft did not fix the problem.

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CCleaner v5.28, to boost your PC's performance If your PC is running slowly and freezing, you might not be aware that routine cleaning is what keeps your PC working at peak performance. CCleaner does just that...
CCleaner safely cleans the useless files, data and settings accumulated during day-to-day use, which clog up your computer. It also protects privacy by deleting web data, including browsing history, cookies, cached images/files and if you want to, passwords.
Scheduled cleaning means your PC stays clean, safe and fast - without you doing a thing!

This latest version brings:
- Improved Chrome and Opera History cleaning
- Improved Firefox Session and Cache cleaning
- Updated ZoneAlarm cleaning

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Mozilla: people have no idea how to protect their privacy and security online Privacy and security are major concerns when it comes to life online, but a survey by Mozilla reveals that a worrying number of people do not know how to stay in control of them. The company also found that a third of people feel they have no control over their information online, with a similar number confessing to knowing "very little" about encryption.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Facebook Lite infected with Spy FakePlay A version of the popular mobile app Facebook has been found to be infected with what we detect as Android/Trojan.Spy.FakePlay. Facebook Lite is a more compact version of the popular app that uses less data and claims to work in all network conditions (i.e. where network conditions are poor).

The infected Facebook Lite works as advertised, but with the addition of malicious activities. It does this by using a malicious receiver com.google.update.LaunchReceiver and service com.google.update.GetInst. Note the use of using a receiver and service name that attempts to hide under what some may think is Google Update; something an untrained eye may not catch.

Service com.google.update.LaunchReceiver runs whenever the phone is booted, and immediately runs receiver com.google.update.GetInst.

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Free antivirus coupon leads to tech support scam Before we showed how users were redirected to a tech support scam page via a rogue Google Chrome extension. This time we take a look at another clever ruse to trick you into calling for assistance, and ultimately getting scammed.

This scheme is actually hosted on the same domain that was running the fake Windows support we described before and our assumption is that users are redirected to this coupon page via a similar malvertising campaign.

It plays on special offers, discounts and time-limited deals to entice you to claim your product now, choosing between Norton or McAfee. After filling in your personal details (which are actually sent off to the crooks), a page simulates the offer being processed only to fail with an error message. Victims are mislead into thinking that their offer was redeemed, but that they must perform a final call to get it completed.

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Mac security facts and fallacies Fallacy: Macs don’t get viruses

The idea that there are no viruses for the Mac goes back to the beginning of Mac OS X, at the very beginning of this millennium. Most people associate this idea most strongly with the “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” commercials from a decade ago:

Unfortunately, this is a myth. As with most good myths, though, there’s a slight element of truth.

Technically speaking, a virus is malware that spreads by itself, by attaching itself to other files. By this strict definition, there are no Mac viruses. However, by that token, there also aren’t very many Windows viruses these days, either. Viruses have mostly disappeared from the threat landscape.

The average person, though, understands a virus to be any kind of malicious software. (A better term for this is “malware.”) Since there definitely is malware for the Mac,

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Windows vs Linux - What's the best operating system? Given their different strengths and use cases, it’s difficult to definitively state whether Linux or Windows is the better OS.

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Nvidia Driver 378.78 big DirectX 12 improvements Nvidia released a new driver for GeForce video cards yesterday that bumps the version to 378.78 and improves DX12 performance significantly. The new video card driver ships with three core improvements; namely, DirectX 12 optimizations, support for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and Game Ready support for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.

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Safari browser sheds users, mimicking IE Apple's Safari browser, like rival Internet Explorer (IE), has lost a significant number of users in the last two years, data published Wednesday showed. The most likely destination of Safari defectors: Google's Chrome.

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  2 Show Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

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  Goodbye, Bloatware! How to Remove All Preinstalled Crapware from Window 10

Before you begin removing Windows 10 bloatware apps, you should know that there is a slight risk involved here. Apps you uninstall with this tool cannot necessarily be reinstalled in all cases, so be careful not to remove anything that you may want to use again in the future.

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  How to Use Apple Diagnostics on Mac to Identify & Troubleshoot Hardware Pro...

If your Mac is experiencing unusual problems that you suspect may be a result of a hardware issue, using Apple Diagnostics may help to identify and even troubleshoot a problem.

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  MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for the general public. The software update includes multiple bug fixes and is said to improve the stability, security, and compatibility of High Sierra, and is thus recommended for Mac users running High Sierra to update to.



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Microsoft Windows has an extremely useful feature called Quick Assist (or Remote Assistance depending on your Windows version) which allows someone else to temporarily take control of your PC over the Internet in order to fix a problem for you.

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  The 10 must-have Safari extensions of 2017

For most macOS users, Apple's Safari browser is their window to the online world. These add-ons can make the browsing experience even better.

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Are you having a busy day, and wondering what is next on your Calendar agenda? Maybe you forgot when that appointment is tomorrow? Or perhaps you’re wondering if you’re free next Tuesday for a meeting at a specific time? You can ask Siri to tell you, utilizing the virtual assistant as a little p... Show More
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Love Windows 10? Hate it? Either way, it can’t hurt to know it better. From the obvious to the insane – with lots of useful tips in between – here are 23 insights into Microsoft’s ultimate version of Windows.

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  Tutanota: Encrypted Open Source Email Service for Privacy Minded People

Tutanota is a German based, privacy centered email provider. The Tutanota team refers to their product as €Secure mail for everyone!€, exclamation point and all. This lets us know that just because they tout a crazy sounding feature like €end-to-end encryption€ doesn&eur... Show More
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  UK unveils extremism internet blocking tool

The UK government has unveiled a tool it says can accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed.

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  Google Chrome users need to be aware of THIS major shake-up coming soon

GOOGLE CHROME has a substantial change in the pipeline, which could see a slew of popular websites branded €unsafe€ unless they switch-out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.

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The billion-dollar open source company Red Hat is acquiring an open source startup CoreOS for $250 million. The move will further strengthen Red Hat€™s position in the enterprise world that has been fixated on containerization lately.

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  LibreOffice 6.0 Released With Major Improvements and New Features

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  Security updates are now available for Meltdown and Spectre

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