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Every version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability that dates back to 1997: Something to be aware of. Hopefully, Windows 10 will correct the vulnerability.

Make Use Ofhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/every-version-windows-vulnerability/

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2015 -
There are four critical and seven important security updates.


https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-Apr.aspx[/size]

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For the moment anyway, this appears to be among the smallest PCs yet to shortly become available (Pocket P2 slightly smaller). Just plug it into a monitor or TV (HDMI), connect your power source (Micro USB port), mouse and keyboard (Bluetooth 4.0) and boot up (don't forget to turn on the monitor/tv).

PC Worldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2906353/intel-compute-stick-worlds-smallest-pc-will-cost-150-with-windows-110-with-linux.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

See also:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/2879974/beelinks-pocket-and-mini-pcs-take-a-cue-from-intel.html



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General Discussion / Popular Science reveals the "Deep Web".
« on: April 03, 2015, 11:21:34 AM »
Interesting short article defining the web underworld, which evidently, is far vaster that the surface web of Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, etc.


Popular Sciencehttp://www.popsci.com/dark-web-revealed

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This has got to be seen to be believed: The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion Mini Desktop Computer:

Eight Minute YouTube Demonstration Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tqpTtAObec

PC Mag:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2476696,00.asp

Comprehensive specs:  http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/cheap-functional-upgradeable-hps-stream-and-pavilion-mini-desktops-reviewed/

   

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2015.

There are five critical and nine important security bulletins.


MS Security Updateshttps://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-mar.aspx

See the following Slo Bytes BB posting concerning the FREAK virus:  http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=276.0



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General Discussion / Re: Today's MS patches include FREAK
« on: March 10, 2015, 07:38:50 PM »
Here are some additional articles on the FREAK virus.


ZDNet.com:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-against-freak/

ZDNet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-reveals-windows-vulnerable-to-freak-ssl-flaw/

This test will reveal if your browser can be affected by FREAK (access the URL to the right and the results will be shown within the blue highlighting):  https://freakattack.com/clienttest.html 

("Chrome for Windows and all modern versions of Mozilla Firefox are known to be safe. However, even if your browser is safe, certain third-party software, including some anti-virus products and adware programs, can expose you to the attack by intercepting TLS connections from the browser. If you are using a safe browser but our client test says you’re vulnerable, this is a likely cause".)

Stuxnet also patchedhttp://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-windows-update-addresses-freak-flaw-stuxnet-worm/


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General Discussion / Windows 10: Will your PC run it?
« on: March 10, 2015, 06:34:17 PM »
Here are the basic pc specifications to run a WIN10 computer.


ZDNet.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-will-your-pc-run-it/

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Here is a convenient way of taking a look at all of your installed fonts so a choice can be readily made as to which ones are most suitable for your purposes and which unneeded fonts can be deleted. I printed out 363 fonts on landscape pages at a size 14. The freeware program, PrintMyFonts, does suggest a small donation, but you can download and use first before you might feel compelled to voluntarily donate. File the printouts for future reference when a font change is desired.

Homepage: http://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts

Download the .zip file:  http://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts-download

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One report shows WIN 7, 8, and 8.1, RT, Vista and Servers to be the least vulnerable OS for 2014. Info also on browsers.

http://thehackernews.com/2015/02/vulnerable-operating-system.html

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General Discussion / Update on the SeaMonkey Project.
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:25:07 PM »
Update on the SeaMonkey Project.

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

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