http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en How to Fix: Attach, Rebuild RAID 5 after Failed Disk (Dell PERC S100, S300) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10208/how-fix-attach-rebuild-raid-5-after-failed-disk-dell-perc-s100-s300 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Harlen W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I own a Dell PowerEdge T110 server, which runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation and is equipped with a Dell Perc 300 RAID card . We have 3 x 250 GB hard drives in RAID 5 format attached to the Perc 300 RAID card. According to the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (which we use to manage the RAID via the browser), the 'Alert' log file is reporting ' Device failed: Physical Disk 0:1 Controller 0, Connector 0 '. I would like to hire you to help me fix this problem, including testing the failed hard drive . If it passes, I want to put it ... (<a href="/news/10208/how-fix-attach-rebuild-raid-5-after-failed-disk-dell-perc-s100-s300" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:05:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 10208 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10208/how-fix-attach-rebuild-raid-5-after-failed-disk-dell-perc-s100-s300#comments f1 Windows Tips Toronto Bayfront to Become 'Smart City' using Google Tech http://www.infopackets.com/news/10207/toronto-bayfront-become-smart-city-using-google-tech <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google's sister company is to build a mini-city in Toronto that includes a range of technologies built into the infrastructure. It's designed partly to help locals and partly as a test bed for new technology. The 68-acre project on the Lake Toronto waterfront is led by Sidewalk Labs - a spin-off company that's owned by Google's parent company Alphabet. It's a partnership with the city and won't involve Google owning any land or acting as a landlord, though Google will move its Canadian headquarters to the area. It'll be part of a wider regeneration project covering 800 acres. Free Public WiFi ... (<a href="/news/10207/toronto-bayfront-become-smart-city-using-google-tech" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:57:35 +0000 John Lister 10207 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10207/toronto-bayfront-become-smart-city-using-google-tech#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Imminent http://www.infopackets.com/news/10206/windows-10-fall-creators-update-imminent <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The latest major update to Windows 10 starts rolling out to the general public this week. Some of the most useful changes will be behind the scenes, but there will be the first hints in a longer-term program to revamp the way the system looks on screen. The "Fall Creators Update" is the latest of the twice-yearly major Windows 10 updates that add new features. That's in contrast to the more frequent updates that fix performance and security problems. As usual, it's been available to people in Microsoft's testing programs before this roll out. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be a ... (<a href="/news/10206/windows-10-fall-creators-update-imminent" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:36:16 +0000 John Lister 10206 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10206/windows-10-fall-creators-update-imminent#comments f1 Microsoft New Wi-Fi Crack can Intercept Your Data: What You Need to Know http://www.infopackets.com/news/10205/new-wi-fi-crack-can-intercept-your-data-what-you-need-know <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">One of the key security protections in WiFi has a serious vulnerability, a researcher has revealed. The exploit has to do with the protocol "WPA2" - currently considered the most secure protocol commonly used on WiFi routers and hotspots. Here's what you need to know about the WPA2 exploit. What's the problem and what does it affect? Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has published a demonstration for what he's called "KRACKs," short for key reinstallation attacks. That's a way of exploiting a weakness in WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access II), the security system that is most ... (<a href="/news/10205/new-wi-fi-crack-can-intercept-your-data-what-you-need-know" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:34:57 +0000 John Lister 10205 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10205/new-wi-fi-crack-can-intercept-your-data-what-you-need-know#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Touchpad Scroll Not Working in Windows 7, 8 and 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10204/how-fix-touchpad-scroll-not-working-windows-7-8-and-10 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Ready Sally G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just bought a new Windows 10 laptop and the touchpad scroll does not appear to be working. On my old Vista laptop, I had a scroll bar on the touchpad (on the far right), but the new Windows 10 laptop doesn't have this feature. Normally when I open a PDF file I need to zoom in and out. I would do this on the old laptop by pressing CTRL on my keyboard and using the scroll bar on the touchpad. On this laptop, I am at a complete loss. Can you tell me how I can fix my touchpad scroll? " My response: Each laptop manufacturer has their own way of ... (<a href="/news/10204/how-fix-touchpad-scroll-not-working-windows-7-8-and-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:51:10 +0000 Dennis Faas 10204 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10204/how-fix-touchpad-scroll-not-working-windows-7-8-and-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows Cannot be Installed: the Selected Disk is GPT / MBR http://www.infopackets.com/news/10202/how-fix-windows-cannot-be-installed-selected-disk-gpt-mbr <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sarah H. writes: " Dear Dennis, A few days ago, my PC got stuck updating Windows 10 (for over 30 minutes), so I pulled the power cord out. After that, Windows wouldn't boot to the desktop. It would give me blue screen of death (BSOD), then reboot, then BSOD, ad infinitum. I knew it was stuck in a reboot loop, so I decided to install Windows 10 again. During the Windows 10 setup, it asks me to select where to install Windows. I selected the C drive, but I get an error message that says: ' Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition ... (<a href="/news/10202/how-fix-windows-cannot-be-installed-selected-disk-gpt-mbr" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:54:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 10202 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10202/how-fix-windows-cannot-be-installed-selected-disk-gpt-mbr#comments f1 Windows Tips T-Mobile Bug Revealed Email Address, Name, and More http://www.infopackets.com/news/10201/t-mobile-bug-revealed-email-address-name-and-more <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">T-Mobile has fixed a bug that let hackers get sensitive personal data just by using a phone number. In theory, it could have been possible to collect details on all the company's customers, though T-Mobile denies this. The problem was discovered by Karan Saini, a security researcher who discussed the problem with the Motherboard Vice website. The site then approached T-Mobile about the problem. It said "we were alerted to an issue that we investigated and fully resolved in less than 24 hours. There is no indication that it was shared more broadly." (Source: vice.com ) The bug had to do with T ... (<a href="/news/10201/t-mobile-bug-revealed-email-address-name-and-more" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:26:36 +0000 John Lister 10201 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10201/t-mobile-bug-revealed-email-address-name-and-more#comments f1 Security Bogus 'Adblock Plus' Opens More Ads http://www.infopackets.com/news/10200/bogus-adblock-plus-opens-more-ads <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Users of a popular ad-blocking tool have been warned to watch out for a bogus version of the tool. One copy of the fake Adblock Plus was downloaded 37,000 times before being removed from the Google Chrome store. The legitimate version of Adblock Plus is one of the most popular tools available as a Chrome extension: a third-party tool that can be added directly to the browser itself. The makers claim that more than a hundred million devices are actively using the tool. The bogus version is particularly ironic, though not in a way that victims would appreciate: rather than block ads, it ... (<a href="/news/10200/bogus-adblock-plus-opens-more-ads" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:57:44 +0000 John Lister 10200 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10200/bogus-adblock-plus-opens-more-ads#comments f1 Security Microsoft Admits Defeat On Smartphones http://www.infopackets.com/news/10198/microsoft-admits-defeat-smartphones <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says it won't add any new features or devices for Windows 10 Mobile. It's a sign that hopes Windows 10 would revive the company's smartphone presence have largely failed. While what was then called Windows Mobile was once technically the most common smartphone operating system, it faded behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android as smartphones became more widely used. The attempt to relaunch under "Windows Phone" failed to make a breakthrough, and the system fell well under a one percent market share. The most recent figures suggest just one in every three thousand phones ... (<a href="/news/10198/microsoft-admits-defeat-smartphones" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:56:47 +0000 John Lister 10198 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10198/microsoft-admits-defeat-smartphones#comments f1 Mobile How to Fix: Windows Photo Viewer Missing after Creators Edition Update http://www.infopackets.com/news/10199/how-fix-windows-photo-viewer-missing-after-creators-edition-update <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Giselle' writes: " Dear Dennis, Recently my Windows 10 computer upgraded to the 'Creators Edition', and now the Windows 10 'Photos' app has magically replaced the 'Windows Photo Viewer'. I absolutely can't stand the 'Photos' app and I want Windows Photo Viewer back on my system! I have tried going to Control Panel -&gt; Default Programs to change the settings but Windows Photo Viewer is nowhere to be found! Can you help? " My response: I also noticed that the Windows Photo Viewer went missing with the Creators Edition update. Windows Photo Viewer has been a staple in ... (<a href="/news/10199/how-fix-windows-photo-viewer-missing-after-creators-edition-update" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:44:15 +0000 Dennis Faas 10199 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10199/how-fix-windows-photo-viewer-missing-after-creators-edition-update#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: 'Windows Setup has Failed to Validate the Product Key' Error http://www.infopackets.com/news/10197/how-fix-windows-setup-has-failed-validate-product-key-error <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Jill G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Windows 7 Pro machine that we use at work which has a broken Windows Update. I have tried to do an 'upgrade repair' in hopes of fixing the issue, but the Windows installer exits immediately. The major issue we're facing is that our Windows 7 machine has new user accounts on it which we did not create - we suspect that it has become compromised because it has not downloaded Windows Updates in over a year. From what I read online, it is possible to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Pro (not 8.1!) which will keep my programs and ... (<a href="/news/10197/how-fix-windows-setup-has-failed-validate-product-key-error" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:33:42 +0000 Dennis Faas 10197 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10197/how-fix-windows-setup-has-failed-validate-product-key-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Yahoo Admits: All 3 Billion Email Addresses Hacked http://www.infopackets.com/news/10196/yahoo-admits-all-3-billion-email-addresses-hacked <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Yahoo has admitted that a hacking incident in 2013 affected three billion user accounts. That's three times more than it originally disclosed and means every account was affected. The incident was one of two Yahoo hacks revealed last year. The first, announced in September, involved 500,000 accounts being hacked in 2014 . The second, announced in December, was said to have involved a hack of a billion accounts in 2013 . It's the 2013 attack that Yahoo now says it believes "all Yahoo user accounts were affected." It's keen to stress that it only recently discovered that the number was bigger ... (<a href="/news/10196/yahoo-admits-all-3-billion-email-addresses-hacked" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:54:23 +0000 John Lister 10196 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10196/yahoo-admits-all-3-billion-email-addresses-hacked#comments f1 Security Google Says Government Data Demands Way Up http://www.infopackets.com/news/10195/google-says-government-data-demands-way <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The US government and court system asked Google to provide information about more than 33,000 people in the first half of the year. The figure was a new record. The numbers come from Google's twice-yearly "Transparency Report", which is designed to track trends in the number of requests and prompt debate about the balance between privacy and security. For the US alone, Google received 16,823 requests for data about 33,709 users (though it's possible this may include the same user being counted twice for multiple accounts. That compared with a total of 48,941 requests about 83,485 from ... (<a href="/news/10195/google-says-government-data-demands-way" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:55:43 +0000 John Lister 10195 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10195/google-says-government-data-demands-way#comments f1 Google Google Search Results Wrongly Name Man As Vegas Shooter http://www.infopackets.com/news/10193/google-search-results-wrongly-name-man-vegas-shooter <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has confirmed its top search results misidentified the man responsible for the Las Vegas shootings. The automated results took the information from a controversial message board site rather than a mainstream media outlet. The information appeared in the results when people searched for the name of a man who was not responsible to or connected with the shooter. Instead the misidentified man shared a surname with a woman who had been named a "person of interest" by police and was in a relationship the actual shooter. Man Misidentified As Shooter When somebody searched for the innocent ... (<a href="/news/10193/google-search-results-wrongly-name-man-vegas-shooter" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:12:32 +0000 John Lister 10193 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10193/google-search-results-wrongly-name-man-vegas-shooter#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: VM Can't Connect to Windows Server (No Trust Relationship) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10194/how-fix-vm-cant-connect-windows-server-no-trust-relationship <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Jeff L. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Windows 7 machine I'm trying to virtualize, which is connected to a Windows Server 2012 network. The issue I'm having is that the newly created virtual machine works fine after it's been virtualized but later it won't work. Whenever I try and login to the network, I receive an error message ' The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship. ' I am using VMWare Workstation as the hypervisor. I have tried everything I can think of to fix this but there is absolutely no way for ... (<a href="/news/10194/how-fix-vm-cant-connect-windows-server-no-trust-relationship" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:09:02 +0000 Dennis Faas 10194 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10194/how-fix-vm-cant-connect-windows-server-no-trust-relationship#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Disable Full Screen Popup Ads in Android http://www.infopackets.com/news/10192/how-fix-disable-full-screen-popup-ads-android <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Richard A. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am so glad I found your website! I have a major problem with my Samsung S6 Edge (with Android Marshmallow). Recently I started receiving full screen pop up advertisements on my phone - these ads are appearing even when my phone is idle! At first they appeared every few days but now these full screen advertisements are popping up every few hours. I have NO idea where they are coming from. I searched google for 'block popup ads android' and came across an article suggesting it is possible to disable notifications from apps by adjusting the ... (<a href="/news/10192/how-fix-disable-full-screen-popup-ads-android" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:05:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 10192 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10192/how-fix-disable-full-screen-popup-ads-android#comments f1 Windows Tips New Internet Explorer Security Bug Exposes Search http://www.infopackets.com/news/10191/new-internet-explorer-security-bug-exposes-search <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A newly discovered Internet Explorer bug means rogue websites can track the next site a user visits, or even the next search the user makes. While it's not necessarily devastating in itself, the researcher who found the bug says it is a sign Microsoft isn't paying enough attention to its old browser. The bug means that a 'rogue' web page could access the content of whatever the user types in to the Internet Explorer address bar as soon as they press the Enter key. This would normally be another website address, but the way Internet Explorer works means it could also be a search term. Security ... (<a href="/news/10191/new-internet-explorer-security-bug-exposes-search" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:01:37 +0000 John Lister 10191 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10191/new-internet-explorer-security-bug-exposes-search#comments f1 Security Microsoft Confirms Office 2019 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10190/microsoft-confirms-office-2019 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has confirmed it will sell another standalone edition of the Office suite for people who don't want an annual subscription. It will receive updates, but only for an unspecified period. Despite the name, Office 2019 will come out in the second half of next year. It's described by Microsoft as both a "perpetual release" and a "perpetual update", which is a somewhat unwieldy way to distinguish it from Office 365. (Source: office.com ) Office 365 is a subscription model in which users get continuous updates for as long as they pay either a monthly or annual subscription, but when they ... (<a href="/news/10190/microsoft-confirms-office-2019" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:33:30 +0000 John Lister 10190 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10190/microsoft-confirms-office-2019#comments f1 Microsoft Google Video Ads to Get Way More Personal http://www.infopackets.com/news/10188/google-video-ads-get-way-more-personal <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The content of video ads you see on YouTube could be personalized based on your online history, thanks to new advertiser tools. The video clips could automatically adjust based on sites you've visited, apps you've downloaded and even the places you've been. It's all possible thanks to Google offering a series of new tools for advertisers. One is known as "Custom Affinity Audiences," which means ads aren't simply placed next to (or before) relevant videos. Instead they are specifically targeted at users who are likely to find the content relevant. While the tool has already been ... (<a href="/news/10188/google-video-ads-get-way-more-personal" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:49:39 +0000 John Lister 10188 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10188/google-video-ads-get-way-more-personal#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Virtualize Dell Windows Server 2003 (PERC RAID) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10189/how-fix-virtualize-dell-windows-server-2003-perc-raid <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Fabian A. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a very old Dell Windows 2003 Server with a PERC RAID card set up for storage. We are trying to convert this old server into a virtual machine, then migrate to Windows Server 2016. I tried using the utility Disk2VHD to image the C drive into a .VHD file, then run the .VHD file using Oracle VirtualBox. Unfortunately, I keep getting 'a disk read error occurred' every time I try to boot the virtual machine. I have read your credentials and am very impressed with your knowledge, and was wondering if you could help us convert this server? ... (<a href="/news/10189/how-fix-virtualize-dell-windows-server-2003-perc-raid" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:38:44 +0000 Dennis Faas 10189 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10189/how-fix-virtualize-dell-windows-server-2003-perc-raid#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: VMWare Workstation Network Broken after Oracle VirtualBox Install http://www.infopackets.com/news/10187/how-fix-vmware-workstation-network-broken-after-oracle-virtualbox-install <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sal S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for helping me fix the remote desktop 'another connection is in progress' error ! I have another question. As I mentioned, we use VMWware Workstation extensively for running virtual machines on our Windows 10 'server' computers. I recently installed Oracle VirtualBox on the same system running VMWare Workstation, and now my network is not working on any of my virtual machines. I cannot connect to the Internet on any of the virtual machines, nor can remote desktop into any of the virtual machines. I have tried uninstalling and ... (<a href="/news/10187/how-fix-vmware-workstation-network-broken-after-oracle-virtualbox-install" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:40:13 +0000 Dennis Faas 10187 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10187/how-fix-vmware-workstation-network-broken-after-oracle-virtualbox-install#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft: Windows 10 is now 'Speedier, More Reliable' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10186/microsoft-windows-10-now-speedier-more-reliable <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft claims Windows 10 performance is improving while glitches are less common. It appears one explanation may be a slowdown in the update rollout process. The claims come in a blog post comparing the two most recent 'major update' versions of Windows 10, the twice-yearly updates that bring new features rather than just fixing performance and security bugs. It cites figures collected in telemetry reports, in which it tracks the activity on computers, something that Microsoft says helps improve the system, but raises privacy concerns among some critics. Boot Time And Log-In Speedier ... (<a href="/news/10186/microsoft-windows-10-now-speedier-more-reliable" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:10 +0000 John Lister 10186 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10186/microsoft-windows-10-now-speedier-more-reliable#comments f1 Microsoft T-Mobile Raises 'Unlimited Data' Limit http://www.infopackets.com/news/10185/t-mobile-raises-unlimited-data-limit <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">T-Mobile is reportedly to let users on "Unlimited" data plans use 50GB of data a month before getting any slowdowns. That will be more than double the soft limit of rivals, though still won't satisfy some linguistic purists. At one point it was almost impossible to find an unlimited data deal on mobile devices, but a combination of competition and growing consumer demand as both tablet computers and streaming video become more popular has led the major companies to all offer an unlimited deal. However, there's still a limit of sorts, often called a "fair use policy." With each ... (<a href="/news/10185/t-mobile-raises-unlimited-data-limit" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:48:40 +0000 John Lister 10185 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10185/t-mobile-raises-unlimited-data-limit#comments f1 Mobile CCleaner Compromised by Hackers - Update Immediately http://www.infopackets.com/news/10184/ccleaner-compromised-hackers-update-immediately <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Users of the popular CCleaner optimization software have been urged to immediately update the program. The software was recently compromised by hackers for almost a month, though it does not yet appear they did any damage. The warning to update is particularly important because CCleaner doesn't automatically update - though it does tell users when a new version is ready. The compromised versions were the 32-bit editions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 . User who currently have these versions should uninstall them immediately, then get the latest copy from the website of ... (<a href="/news/10184/ccleaner-compromised-hackers-update-immediately" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:51:50 +0000 John Lister 10184 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10184/ccleaner-compromised-hackers-update-immediately#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Remote Desktop: Another Connection is in Progress Error http://www.infopackets.com/news/10183/how-fix-remote-desktop-another-connection-progress-error <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sal S. writes: " Dear Dennis, My company runs a network of computers. Some of the computers run Windows 10 with 64 GB of RAM and VMWare Workstation (which run virtual machines). I use Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) to manage these 'Windows 10 Servers' remotely. Recently I had to install Oracle VirtualBox on the main Windows 10 server, and now I cannot connect to it using RDP - I have to use TightVNC instead. When I try and connect using remote desktop (RDP), I get an error message: ' Your computer could not connect to another console session on the remote computer because you ... (<a href="/news/10183/how-fix-remote-desktop-another-connection-progress-error" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:39:38 +0000 Dennis Faas 10183 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10183/how-fix-remote-desktop-another-connection-progress-error#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: 'An app default was reset' Non-Stop Popup Notifications http://www.infopackets.com/news/10182/how-fix-app-default-was-reset-non-stop-popup-notifications <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Stephen B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently installed 'Ace Player HD' to play p2p video streaming. Everything was fine for a little while, but now Windows 10 keeps popping up every few seconds saying that ' An app default was reset . An app caused a problem with the default app setting for .3gp files, so it was reset to Moves ... (<a href="/news/10182/how-fix-app-default-was-reset-non-stop-popup-notifications" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:33:49 +0000 Dennis Faas 10182 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10182/how-fix-app-default-was-reset-non-stop-popup-notifications#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 Gets Privacy Boost http://www.infopackets.com/news/10181/windows-10-gets-privacy-boost <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is to give Windows 10 users more details about exactly what an app is able to do on their computer. It's a similar security measure to that available on some mobile device apps. Until now, apps only usually have to get a Windows user's permission when they want to access location data, for example in a mapping tool. That's changing with the 2017 Fall Creators Update, the next major twice-yearly feature update for Windows 10. Microphone and Webcam Access Need Permission The change means apps will need the user's permission to access key hardware components on the computer such as a ... (<a href="/news/10181/windows-10-gets-privacy-boost" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:51:34 +0000 John Lister 10181 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10181/windows-10-gets-privacy-boost#comments f1 Microsoft How to Reset Windows 10 Login or Admin Password http://www.infopackets.com/news/10203/how-reset-windows-10-login-or-admin-password <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.infopackets.com/files/styles/thumbnail/public/hash/f/fa1/fa10ab840880c9d5b45d799e7bb12bd2.jpg?itok=6RO3sX3w"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.infopackets.com/files/styles/thumbnail/public/hash/f/fa1/fa10ab840880c9d5b45d799e7bb12bd2.jpg?itok=6RO3sX3w" width="100" height="66" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Has this happened to you? Infopackets Reader Dave C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have been completely locked out of my Windows 10 machine! I tried to uninstall Avast Antivirus using Safe Mode (as this was recommended), and now Windows is asking me for a password, when before I was using a PIN number. I have NO IDEA what my password is as I have been using a PIN for the last two years. I've tried rebooting without Safe Mode but the option to use a PIN is no longer there. I am desperate! Can you help? " My response: There are a few ways to reset your Windows password - whether you ... (<a href="/news/10203/how-reset-windows-10-login-or-admin-password" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:10:28 +0000 Anonymous 10203 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10203/how-reset-windows-10-login-or-admin-password#comments Windows Tips Billions of Bluetooth Devices at Risk of Malware Infection http://www.infopackets.com/news/10180/billions-bluetooth-devices-risk-malware-infection <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The majority of Bluetooth devices could be vulnerable to a malware attack. The attack, dubbed BlueBorne, can reportedly spread to devices without needing any action from the victim. The attack takes advantage of a bug in the Bluetooth technology itself rather than a specific operating system. At one point this summer an estimated 5.3 billion devices were at risk, running Windows, Android or Linux, as well as Apple devices running systems before the current iOS 10. Fixing the problem will require patches for specific devices and operating systems. Microsoft has patched the issue already, ... (<a href="/news/10180/billions-bluetooth-devices-risk-malware-infection" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:44:47 +0000 John Lister 10180 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10180/billions-bluetooth-devices-risk-malware-infection#comments f1 Security Microsoft Ends Windows 10 Automatic Download Lawsuit http://www.infopackets.com/news/10178/microsoft-ends-windows-10-automatic-download-lawsuit <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has promised it won't download new Windows software to users without permission again. The promise staves off legal action in Germany, though is somewhat outdated with the changes to the way Windows is developed. The legal case followed the discovery in 2015 that Microsoft had automatically downloaded Windows 10 installation files to users regardless of whether they had shown any interest in upgrading to the new system. The idea was to make it quicker for people get up and running if they did upgrade, as well as spreading out the load of Windows download servers to avoid the ... (<a href="/news/10178/microsoft-ends-windows-10-automatic-download-lawsuit" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:43:13 +0000 John Lister 10178 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10178/microsoft-ends-windows-10-automatic-download-lawsuit#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Disable Facebook Notifications in Windows 7, 8, and 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10179/how-fix-disable-facebook-notifications-windows-7-8-and-10 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steve C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running a Windows 10 PC, which I share with my daughter. Lately I have begun receiving Facebook notifications / popups on the lower right corner of my desktop. These notifications appear every few minutes and it is literally driving me insane. I cannot figure out how to shut this setting off. Searching Google for 'windows disable facebook popups' isn't of any help because I am getting different answers. One says to disable the Facebook app, another says it's a Facebook setting. I have no idea how to do either because I don't even use ... (<a href="/news/10179/how-fix-disable-facebook-notifications-windows-7-8-and-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:06:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 10179 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10179/how-fix-disable-facebook-notifications-windows-7-8-and-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Malwarebytes MBAMService.exe High CPU Usage http://www.infopackets.com/news/10177/how-fix-malwarebytes-mbamserviceexe-high-cpu-usage <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Ramona A. writes: " Dear Dennis, Recently My Windows 7 laptop kept popping up with ' Windows has detected that your computer's performance is slow ' error messages. I disabled the color scheme to fix the issue (as recommended) but the popups kept coming every 3 minutes or so. I suspected I was infected with malware, so I downloaded Malwarebytes Antimalware and did a scan. MBAM found over 1,700 'threats' - one of them was a rootkit. I quarantined all the items, then rebooted and things are much better, however - now the 'mbamservice.exe' is constantly causing high CPU load ... (<a href="/news/10177/how-fix-malwarebytes-mbamserviceexe-high-cpu-usage" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:11:16 +0000 Dennis Faas 10177 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10177/how-fix-malwarebytes-mbamserviceexe-high-cpu-usage#comments f1 Windows Tips Red Sox Accused of Cheating with Apple Watch http://www.infopackets.com/news/10176/red-sox-accused-cheating-apple-watch <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Boston Red Sox are accused of cheating by using an Apple Watch as part of a scheme to relay signals to a batsman. It's a rule-breaking use of technology for an otherwise legitimate tactic. The Red Sox, like most teams, were trying to find a way to give batters an advantage by knowing what type of pitch is coming. Normally a catcher - sometimes with the advice of a coach - will signal a suggested pitch to the pitcher via hand gestures. The player placements mean the batter can't see this signal. In principle it's legitimate for the batting team to spot these signals and make the batter ... (<a href="/news/10176/red-sox-accused-cheating-apple-watch" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:30:08 +0000 John Lister 10176 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10176/red-sox-accused-cheating-apple-watch#comments f1 Technology Court: Employer Right to Monitor Computer Use Has Limits http://www.infopackets.com/news/10175/court-employer-right-monitor-computer-use-has-limits <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A European court says an employee shouldn't have been fired for sending private messages while at work. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) overturned a lower court decision and said the employee's right to privacy had been violated. However, the court said the verdict was largely about the specifics of the case and that it didn't constitute an absolute ban on monitoring staff computer use, or create a right to private Internet access while at work. The case involves Bogan Mihai Barbalescu, a Romanian man fired in 2007 after using Yahoo Messenger at work to send personal and intimate ... (<a href="/news/10175/court-employer-right-monitor-computer-use-has-limits" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:31:33 +0000 John Lister 10175 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10175/court-employer-right-monitor-computer-use-has-limits#comments f1 Courts Pacemakers 'Recalled' Amid Hacking Concerns http://www.infopackets.com/news/10174/pacemakers-recalled-amid-hacking-concerns <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Around 465,000 pacemakers have been 'recalled' over hacking fears. However, the St Jude Medical brand devices will be patched with a software update rather than removed and replaced. The pacemakers are radio controlled to allow doctors to alter the specific rhythm they aim for when regulating a heart beat. This radio control means doctors can adjust to the patients changing needs without the need to remove the pacemaker for alterations. That's important as the surgery for such a removal is inherently risky. No Signs Of Hack Attacks While the precise details haven't been revealed for obvious ... (<a href="/news/10174/pacemakers-recalled-amid-hacking-concerns" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:11:57 +0000 John Lister 10174 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10174/pacemakers-recalled-amid-hacking-concerns#comments f1 Security How to Fix (Permanently): Hundreds of Cab_XXX Files in C:\Windows\Temp http://www.infopackets.com/news/10173/how-fix-permanently-hundreds-cabxxx-files-cwindowstemp <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bob P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 10 and I have thousands of cab_xxx files in my c:\windows\temp directory. Many of the files are 135 megabytes each, while some are 0 bytes. They keep generating themselves throughout the day, and I can't seem to stop it! The problem is that I am almost running out of disk space. You've fixed my computer using remote desktop support before so I am more than willing to have you look at it again. Thanks! " My response: I connected with Bob using my remote desktop support service and found some very interesting things. ... (<a href="/news/10173/how-fix-permanently-hundreds-cabxxx-files-cwindowstemp" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:52:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 10173 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10173/how-fix-permanently-hundreds-cabxxx-files-cwindowstemp#comments f1 Windows Tips 700 Million Email Accounts Hijacked by Spammers http://www.infopackets.com/news/10172/700-million-email-accounts-hijacked-spammers <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">More than 700 million email addresses and passwords have been leaked online. While many are bogus, enough appear to be genuine that security experts have advised users to change their email passwords. The collection of account details does not appear to have been used for identity theft or other fraud. Instead, the collection has been marketed as a way to send spam messages. The idea is that spammers can login to the compromised accounts in order to send their unsolicited emails. This effectively flies under the spam radar, as most spam comes from IP addresses without any reputation. In this ... (<a href="/news/10172/700-million-email-accounts-hijacked-spammers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:29:15 +0000 John Lister 10172 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10172/700-million-email-accounts-hijacked-spammers#comments f1 Security Uber Ditches Post-Ride User Tracking http://www.infopackets.com/news/10171/uber-ditches-post-ride-user-tracking <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Uber has ditched a policy that meant it could track a user's location for five minutes after the cab has dropped them off. The move could be related to a change in management. Until last November, users had the option to only give the 'ridesharing' app permission to access location data on their phone while they were actually using it. Following an update, users had to choose between giving permission for continuous tracking or having location details switched off completely. Customers Choose Between Privacy and Convenience The latter option meant that although the app would still work, users ... (<a href="/news/10171/uber-ditches-post-ride-user-tracking" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:58:44 +0000 John Lister 10171 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10171/uber-ditches-post-ride-user-tracking#comments f1 Mobile Fake News Sites Banned from Facebook Ads http://www.infopackets.com/news/10170/fake-news-sites-banned-facebook-ads <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is to ban ads from sites that habitually share bogus 'news' stories. The ban will apply even if the ads themselves don't point to the false stories. It's no secret that Facebook is one of the biggest sources of traffic for news sites, both legitimate outlets and those which deliberately run tantalizing but misleading, or outright false stories. The latter sites thrive on people sharing the bogus stories on social media sites, thus bringing more visitor and bumping up ad revenue. However, some sites also buy Facebook advertising as a way to attract visitors who will then share the ... (<a href="/news/10170/fake-news-sites-banned-facebook-ads" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:09:44 +0000 John Lister 10170 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10170/fake-news-sites-banned-facebook-ads#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: No Sound - High Definition Audio Driver (Code 10) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10169/how-fix-no-sound-high-definition-audio-driver-code-10 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader William C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm have a problem with my sound after the latest Windows Update in Windows 10 (version 15063.540). If I use System Restore to roll back the sysetm (which then uninstalls the update), my sound works perfectly fine. In my Device Manager I have: a 'High Definition Audio Device' with yellow exclamation point warning, and two 'Realtek High Definition Audio Device' with no warning. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Realtek audio drivers to no avail - the sound will simply not work! My system is connected to a TV via HDMI cable. If I use ... (<a href="/news/10169/how-fix-no-sound-high-definition-audio-driver-code-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:19:00 +0000 Dennis Faas 10169 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10169/how-fix-no-sound-high-definition-audio-driver-code-10#comments f1 Windows Tips Software Firm tells Parents to Spy on 'Gay' Sons http://www.infopackets.com/news/10168/software-firm-tells-parents-spy-gay-sons <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A company selling spy software encouraged parents to use its tools to discover if their son was gay. It's now removed the article in question. Fireworld offers software that tracks use of a computer. It's designed to be installed by anyone with physical access to the computer, who then wants to track what somebody else is doing with it. The software treads a thin line under French law, which makes it illegal to install spyware (software that spies) on somebody else's computer. Fireworld warns customers to make sure they are acting legally, and there's at least an argument that it's legitimate ... (<a href="/news/10168/software-firm-tells-parents-spy-gay-sons" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:28:40 +0000 John Lister 10168 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10168/software-firm-tells-parents-spy-gay-sons#comments f1 Internet New Malware uses PC Power to Make Cash http://www.infopackets.com/news/10167/new-malware-uses-pc-power-make-cash <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Hackers could use your computer to literally make money. That's thanks to an unusual malware attack that doesn't involve any files, making it harder to detect. The "Coinminer malware" takes advantage of a Windows and browser bug nicknamed Eternal Blue. That's the same bug that was exploited in several high-profile ransomware attacks recently . While Microsoft has issued updates, it seems some users haven't installed the security patches. Malware Runs Inside Memory One big problem with the Coinminer malware is that it works in the computer's memory, rather than as ... (<a href="/news/10167/new-malware-uses-pc-power-make-cash" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:31:45 +0000 John Lister 10167 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10167/new-malware-uses-pc-power-make-cash#comments f1 Security Far Right Website Sparks Free Speech Debate http://www.infopackets.com/news/10165/far-right-website-sparks-free-speech-debate <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A company that protects websites from online attacks has stopped serving a far right website. But the man who made the decision says he feels uneasy about making such decisions. Cloudflare is designed to protect against denial of service attacks, in which people try to bring down a website by flooding it with bogus requests until it's inaccessible to legitimate traffic by real people. It's a tactic often used by hacker groups protesting against the organizations running the site, though it's also been used as a form of cyberwarfare. To combat such attacks, data going to and from ... (<a href="/news/10165/far-right-website-sparks-free-speech-debate" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:31 +0000 John Lister 10165 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10165/far-right-website-sparks-free-speech-debate#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Remove Smart System Care Malware (Scam) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10166/how-fix-remove-smart-system-care-malware-scam <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader John B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 10 and every once in a while I receive a popup notification from ' Smart System Care ' that I have errors on my PC and I need to remove them. It then says that if I want to remove the problem I have to pay money. I realize this program is most likely a scam, and I tried to remove it from my system but it is nowhere to be found. I have researched the problem using Google however there are so many posts and many steps, and it seems very convoluted. Can you please help? " My response: I asked John if he would like me to ... (<a href="/news/10166/how-fix-remove-smart-system-care-malware-scam" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:51:07 +0000 Dennis Faas 10166 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10166/how-fix-remove-smart-system-care-malware-scam#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Constant Spinning Circle (Mouse Pointer) Asus Laptop http://www.infopackets.com/news/10164/how-fix-constant-spinning-circle-mouse-pointer-asus-laptop <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Susan S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read your article ' How to Fix: Constant Spinning Cursor (Circle) in Windows ' - I have a similar problem! I own an Asus x551 laptop with Windows 10. The mouse pointer constantly spins with a blue circle every other second, and I can't figure out why this is happening. I thought perhaps I had a virus, so I formatted the computer - but it did nothing to stop the spinning blue circle. I am going crazy. Can you help? " My response: I asked Susan if she would like me to connect to her machine using my remote desktop service and she agreed ... (<a href="/news/10164/how-fix-constant-spinning-circle-mouse-pointer-asus-laptop" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:18:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 10164 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10164/how-fix-constant-spinning-circle-mouse-pointer-asus-laptop#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft Bows to Pressure on Windows 10 Security Options http://www.infopackets.com/news/10162/microsoft-bows-pressure-windows-10-security-options <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has agreed to change the way it handles rival security products in Windows. The changes follow a formal complaint that's now been withdrawn by Kaspersky Labs . Kaspersky had twice made official protests over Windows 10. The first was to Russian anti-monopoly regulators and led to Microsoft changing the wording on a message encouraging users to remove third-party software in favor of Windows Defender. A follow-up complaint to the European Commission covered several points including Microsoft making it difficult for security firms to tell users when their licensed had expired; not ... (<a href="/news/10162/microsoft-bows-pressure-windows-10-security-options" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:14:36 +0000 John Lister 10162 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10162/microsoft-bows-pressure-windows-10-security-options#comments f1 Security Apple Urged to Enable Emergency Call Location Tool http://www.infopackets.com/news/10161/apple-urged-enable-emergency-call-location-tool <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Apple stands accused of failing to enable a potentially life-saving iPhone technology. Advanced Mobile Location (AML), already used in Android handsets, lets emergency services staff know precisely where a caller is located. The accusation comes from the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), which coordinates the European equivalent of 911 call technology. It already works with Google on AML, which is credited with saving multiple lives. The idea of AML is that it doesn't require any special action on behalf of the user: there's no need to change settings or install dedicated ... (<a href="/news/10161/apple-urged-enable-emergency-call-location-tool" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:03:51 +0000 John Lister 10161 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10161/apple-urged-enable-emergency-call-location-tool#comments f1 Apple Report: Facebook likened to Addictive Drugs, for Sake of Ads http://www.infopackets.com/news/10160/report-facebook-likened-addictive-drugs-sake-ads <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">One of the earliest investors in Facebook and Google has likened the effects of major Internet companies on users to the effects of addictive drugs. Roger McNamee accused the companies of "aggressive brain hacking" to make their ad business more profitable. Writing for USA Today before discussing the topic on NBC, McNamee also likened the companies' behavior to that of the gambling industry. He said they "exploit human nature, creating addictive behaviors that compel consumers to check for new messages, respond to notifications, and seek validation from technologies whose ... (<a href="/news/10160/report-facebook-likened-addictive-drugs-sake-ads" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:22:50 +0000 John Lister 10160 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10160/report-facebook-likened-addictive-drugs-sake-ads#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Remove CPX, SVCVMX and CT.EXE Malware (SmartService Rootkit) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10163/how-fix-remove-cpx-svcvmx-and-ctexe-malware-smartservice-rootkit <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Priscilla writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 10 and my computer seems to be infected with a rootkit from what I read online. In Task Manager's Startup , I have the following programs running: cpx.exe , svcvmx.exe , and ct.exe . I have tried to disabled these from startup but I get 'Access denied'. I have tried to download Malwarebytes Antimalware to scan the computer but the setup file simply won't run. I have tried downloading other antivirus programs but Edge reports that the file is corrupt. I have tried resetting Windows 10 but it fails and tells me I cannot ... (<a href="/news/10163/how-fix-remove-cpx-svcvmx-and-ctexe-malware-smartservice-rootkit" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:56:56 +0000 Dennis Faas 10163 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10163/how-fix-remove-cpx-svcvmx-and-ctexe-malware-smartservice-rootkit#comments f1 Windows Tips Facebook Exec: Security Researchers Not Doing Enough http://www.infopackets.com/news/10159/facebook-exec-security-researchers-not-doing-enough <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">According to Facebook's head of security Alex Stamos, the security industry needs to do more to solve problems that affect ordinary people in their everyday lives. He says researchers are often too obsessed with technical detail because they lack empathy. Stamos spoke at Black Hat, a conference that brings together security professionals, researchers, self-described hackers and those with an interest in the topic. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) He said the security community had proven justified in many of its warnings about flaws in systems and networks, but that it hadn't done enough to find ... (<a href="/news/10159/facebook-exec-security-researchers-not-doing-enough" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:12:55 +0000 John Lister 10159 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10159/facebook-exec-security-researchers-not-doing-enough#comments f1 Security Report: Widely Adopted 'Password Rules' May Actually Backfire http://www.infopackets.com/news/10158/report-widely-adopted-password-rules-may-actually-backfire <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The man behind some of the most commonly held advice on creating passwords says he was wrong on several points. Bill Burr says the real problem with his tips were that they led to predictable behavior. Burr's advice came in a short 2003 document produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Because of the institute's prestige, the advice was widely adopted and cited, with both employers and sites often insisting that passwords meet the guidelines. (Source: wsj.com ) Mix of Characters Hard to Remember One part of the advice was to use a mix of capital letters, lower ... (<a href="/news/10158/report-widely-adopted-password-rules-may-actually-backfire" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:12:22 +0000 John Lister 10158 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10158/report-widely-adopted-password-rules-may-actually-backfire#comments f1 Security Unlimited Smartphone Deal Targets Users Aged 55 and Over http://www.infopackets.com/news/10157/unlimited-smartphone-deal-targets-users-aged-55-and-over <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">T-Mobile is launching a special phone plan for seniors, following on from AT&amp;T. The difference is that T-Mobile's plan covers data, making it more useful for smartphones. The T-Mobile plan allows for unlimited voice calls, texting and data use, albeit with some restrictions. Video playback is limited to standard definition, users can only share (tether) the connection with a computer at 3G speeds, and connections may be slowed if the user goes over 32GB of data in a month. (Source: t-mobile.com ) It's the same package available to all T-Mobile users, but at a special price for ... (<a href="/news/10157/unlimited-smartphone-deal-targets-users-aged-55-and-over" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:14:29 +0000 John Lister 10157 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10157/unlimited-smartphone-deal-targets-users-aged-55-and-over#comments f1 Mobile How to Fix: Constant Spinning Cursor (Circle) in Windows http://www.infopackets.com/news/10156/how-fix-constant-spinning-cursor-circle-windows <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bill W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded to Windows 10; prior to that I was running Windows 7. In both Windows 7 and 10 I have this extremely annoying issue where the mouse exhibits a constant spinning circle (cursor) - as if the system is busy doing something. The spinning circle goes on all day long; it pops up for a few seconds, then disappears, and then maybe 30 seconds to a minute later it will pop up again. The spinning blue circle / mouse pointer happens even if the system is idle. I would like to get this fixed and am willing to pay to have you remote into ... (<a href="/news/10156/how-fix-constant-spinning-cursor-circle-windows" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:40:42 +0000 Dennis Faas 10156 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10156/how-fix-constant-spinning-cursor-circle-windows#comments f1 Windows Tips Google: Robots Better than Humans at Spotting Extremist Videos http://www.infopackets.com/news/10155/google-robots-better-humans-spotting-extremist-videos <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google says its artificial intelligence system is better at identifying guideline-breaking videos than human moderators. The claim is somewhat subjective, however. The company, which runs YouTube, made the claim as part of an update on how it deals with 'questionable' videos. Last month, Google said it was refining its use of computerized systems for examining videos and checking whether they breach content guidelines. It says that as a result of the improvements, three-quarters of removed videos are now caught automatically before the company receives a complaint from a human viewer ... (<a href="/news/10155/google-robots-better-humans-spotting-extremist-videos" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:53:11 +0000 John Lister 10155 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10155/google-robots-better-humans-spotting-extremist-videos#comments f1 Google Chrome Browser to Get Ad-Blocker http://www.infopackets.com/news/10154/chrome-browser-get-ad-blocker <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google is testing a built-in ad blocker for the Chrome browser. It's prompted a mixed response with some fears of a conflict of interest. The company had previously talked about adding an ad blocker as a built-in feature in Chrome, rather than the optional extensions that are already available from third-parties. Now the feature is being tested in the Dev and Canary version of Chrome. These are special versions where user get early access to features but with the knowledge that they may have performance flaws at this stage. It would be extremely unusual for Google not to later go ahead ... (<a href="/news/10154/chrome-browser-get-ad-blocker" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:52:29 +0000 John Lister 10154 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10154/chrome-browser-get-ad-blocker#comments f1 Internet Researchers: 'Anonymized' Browsing Data Can Reveal Identity http://www.infopackets.com/news/10153/researchers-anonymized-browsing-data-can-reveal-identity <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Researchers suggest that anonymized browsing data can be used to track users. The flaw can make it easy to reveal exactly what sites individuals have visited. Security experts Svea Eckert and Andreas Dewes told the Def Con security conference that they'd been able to identify adult websites a particular judge had visited, as well as a politician's online interest in drugs. The data came from so-called "clickstreams," which are simply a list of the sites an individual has visited and the order in which they visited them. They are commonly used by advertising firms to produce ... (<a href="/news/10153/researchers-anonymized-browsing-data-can-reveal-identity" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:46:12 +0000 John Lister 10153 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10153/researchers-anonymized-browsing-data-can-reveal-identity#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Remove SystemTask.exe / SystemTaskInfo.exe Virus (100% CPU Usage) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10152/how-fix-remove-systemtaskexe-systemtaskinfoexe-virus-100-cpu-usage <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Michael B. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thank you so much for helping me to patch my Windows 2003 Server against the SMB attacks and for removing Windows_Update.exe virus a few weeks back . A have yet another problem that is causing high CPU usage! In Task Manager of Windows Server 2003, I see two processes that are eating 50% of my CPU each, namely: SystemTask.exe and SystemTaskInfo.exe . If I try and delete either process, it simply comes back and starts eating my CPU again, which makes everything else on the server painfully slow. Can you please help? " My response: I asked ... (<a href="/news/10152/how-fix-remove-systemtaskexe-systemtaskinfoexe-virus-100-cpu-usage" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:38:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 10152 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10152/how-fix-remove-systemtaskexe-systemtaskinfoexe-virus-100-cpu-usage#comments f1 Windows Tips New Windows 10 Changes Revealed http://www.infopackets.com/news/10151/new-windows-10-changes-revealed <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The next Windows 10 update will make shutting down or restarting a computer a smoother process. It will also make it slightly easier to switch back and forth between a phone and a computer. The changes are in the latest test build of the Windows 10 "Fall Creator's Update." That's the next twice-yearly update to Windows 10 that adds new features rather than simply fixing security and performance bugs. Normally in Windows, if you restart the computer (or it's automatically restarted by an update), you need to re-enter your login details. The same thing happens if you shut ... (<a href="/news/10151/new-windows-10-changes-revealed" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:45:24 +0000 John Lister 10151 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10151/new-windows-10-changes-revealed#comments f1 Microsoft Roomba to Sell Map of Your House http://www.infopackets.com/news/10150/roomba-sell-map-your-house <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The makers of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner plan to sell data about people's homes to tech giants. It could bring personalized advertising to a whole new level. Colin Angle is chief executive of iRoboto Corp, which makes the Roomba. He told Reuters that the company could sell user data to Amazon, Apple or Google in the next couple of years. (Source: reuters.com ) The scope of the data involved is surprisingly detailed. Early models of robotic cleaners simply moved in a straight line until they hit an object. Modern versions build up and store maps of a home's floor space, including ... (<a href="/news/10150/roomba-sell-map-your-house" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:59:15 +0000 John Lister 10150 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10150/roomba-sell-map-your-house#comments f1 Technology Verizon Slows Netflix Traffic http://www.infopackets.com/news/10149/verizon-slows-netflix-traffic <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Verizon has admitted to slowing down connection speeds for users watching online video. But it insists it was part of a test and was not a deliberate attempt to penalize Netflix. Users noticed the slowdown last week thanks to Fast.com, a special website Netflix launched last year to let people test their connection speeds. Multiple sources reported getting slower figures on this site than on other speed testing sites. That's significant, as Fast.com tests the speed by sending data to and from Netflix's servers, unlike other speed testing sites. That led some to infer that Verizon was ... (<a href="/news/10149/verizon-slows-netflix-traffic" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:51:21 +0000 John Lister 10149 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10149/verizon-slows-netflix-traffic#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Windows 10 Disable Password Expiration http://www.infopackets.com/news/10148/how-fix-windows-10-disable-password-expiration <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sean S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I own three Windows 10 PC's at home - my own PC, my wife's laptop and my son's laptop. Each laptop is set up to access my main PC using network shared folders (I have the same user names and passwords also set up on my main machine to create a password protected share). Recently my wife tried to access a shared folder on my PC but now receives an error 'the password of this user has expired'. The same day I also received an error message on my Windows 10 login screen that 'the password for this account has expired' and I need to reset it. Is ... (<a href="/news/10148/how-fix-windows-10-disable-password-expiration" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:22:45 +0000 Dennis Faas 10148 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10148/how-fix-windows-10-disable-password-expiration#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft Rethinks Windows 10 Updates http://www.infopackets.com/news/10147/microsoft-rethinks-windows-10-updates <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says it won't deliver new Windows 10 features to some computers. However, it's vowed to give the affected machines security patches for six years, a major extension on its original policy. Last week it was discovered that as many as 10 million computers running an Intel processor named 'Clover Trail' did not get the latest major update to Windows 10 - something Microsoft said was a compatibility issue. Applying the update could have made system text and icons unreadable. Most of the affected machines were combined "2-in-1" models that worked as both laptops ... (<a href="/news/10147/microsoft-rethinks-windows-10-updates" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:34:52 +0000 John Lister 10147 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10147/microsoft-rethinks-windows-10-updates#comments f1 Security FBI Warns: Smart Toys are a Security Risk http://www.infopackets.com/news/10146/fbi-warns-smart-toys-are-security-risk <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The FBI has warned parents about privacy risks with 'smart' toys. It's more of a general warning rather than covering a specific product. The agency says the warning covers a wide range of toys which "incorporate technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions." The key risk is when the toy has an Internet connection, meaning data can be passed on to a third party. According to the FBI, the risks are particularly great given such toys may contain "sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities ... (<a href="/news/10146/fbi-warns-smart-toys-are-security-risk" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:39:35 +0000 John Lister 10146 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10146/fbi-warns-smart-toys-are-security-risk#comments f1 Security Some Windows 10 PCs Could Lose Security Updates http://www.infopackets.com/news/10144/some-windows-10-pcs-could-lose-security-updates <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Some computers only a few years old are reporting that they not longer support Windows 10. It's a badly-worded blunder for now, but could be the sign of a major security problem down the line. The problem is occurring when some computers try to install the Creators Update, the most recent widely-distributed major update to Windows 10. The message received is worded: "Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC. Uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with Windows 10." (Source: pcworld.com ) That's an extremely confusing and misleading message in several ways ... (<a href="/news/10144/some-windows-10-pcs-could-lose-security-updates" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:43:51 +0000 John Lister 10144 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10144/some-windows-10-pcs-could-lose-security-updates#comments f1 Security Explained: Most 'PC Support' Contracts Are Scams http://www.infopackets.com/news/10145/explained-most-pc-support-contracts-are-scams <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bob W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I believe that I have been scalped for a 3 year insurance policy and a 1 year extended warranty from Microsoft for the sum of $200.00. While going to Amazon's website, I received an alert that claimed that I was infected and that Microsoft was blocking my computer's further use and a phone number was shown to call. The listed URL was pointing to ' Secure Microsoft Support .' Based on that, I bit! 3.5 hours later and continued phone correspondence with 3 techs, my machine appeared to be functioning perfectly. The firm's name is ' LIVE PC EXPERTS ... (<a href="/news/10145/explained-most-pc-support-contracts-are-scams" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:37:08 +0000 Dennis Faas 10145 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10145/explained-most-pc-support-contracts-are-scams#comments f1 Windows Tips Kaspersky Labs Accused of Working for Russian Spies http://www.infopackets.com/news/10143/kaspersky-labs-accused-working-russian-spies <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Russian-based antivirus company Kaspersky Labs has denied working with intelligence agencies in Russia. The denial follows a crackdown on US government agencies using the company's software. The claims follow a series of previously unpublished emails sent in 2009 between company founder Eugene Kaspersky and colleagues. They mention a secret project "per a big request on the Lubyanka side." That's a reference to the headquarters of the FSB, the Russian security agency that's the modern-day equivalent of the KGB. In principle the project was to work on defensive software for the FSB, protecting ... (<a href="/news/10143/kaspersky-labs-accused-working-russian-spies" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:35:05 +0000 John Lister 10143 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10143/kaspersky-labs-accused-working-russian-spies#comments f1 Security