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Wed
23
Nov
John Lister's picture

Facebook Messages May Harbour Scams, Ransomware

Facebook users have been warned to watch out for bogus links in messages that appear to be from friends. While Facebook appears to be on top of the problem for now, it's an approach that could lead to personal data being siphoned off, or computers ... locked. The problem was highlighted by security researcher Bart Parys who became aware of the problem this weekend after a tip-off from a friend. It involves Facebook messages which appear to consist only of an image but are actually a type of file called SVG (scalable vector graphics). 'YouTube' Video Next Step In Scam Normally such ... (view more)

Thu
31
Dec
John Lister's picture

9 Million At Risk from Browser Security Tool

A popular antivirus browser extension has been labeled as a security risk by Google. The tool in question is called Web TuneUp and is a browser extension by AVG; in this case, the problem involves Web TuneUp and the Chrome Browser, but the threat ... itself likely includes other browsers as well. Web TuneUp works by validating links that appear on a web browser page, such as on a search engine results list. It then warns the user if a link points to a page that could compromise security. It's arguably overkill, given that Chrome includes similar tools - plus the fact that Google itself ... (view more)

Mon
15
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

New Firefox Plug-in Detects Browser Hijack Attacks

Cloud-based security company "Zscaler" has launched a new Firefox web browser plug-in called "BlackSheep" designed to protect users against a recent browser hijacking tool that allows just about anyone to potentially hijack your web browser session. ... Firesheep: A 'Peculiar' Extension In order to explain the details of how "Blacksheep" came to be, we need to take a few steps back. In October of this year, a Firefox plug-in dubbed "Firesheep" was created. It was an extension put together by developer Eric Butler and demonstrated at the Toorcon security conference. ... (view more)

Wed
17
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Turning Off Auto-Start in PowerPoint

A reader recently wrote with a PowerPoint inquiry: " I often receive lovely PowerPoint files and when I open the file it automatically starts as a slide show. But I would like to view each slide on the "Presentation" panel (on the left) in order to ... save a few individual slides. How do I turn off the feature that makes my presentations auto start in a slide show? " My Reply: The reason your PowerPoint files open automatically is because they were saved as a .pps file (PowerPoint Show), rather than a .ppt file, (PowerPoint Presentation). The .ppt file extension is the default file extension for ... (view more)

Tue
30
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Portable Extension Manager', and 'Drive Sort'

Portable Extension Manager Set file associations without writing to registry. Portable Extension Manager (PEM) makes it possible to open files using default programs on a portable flash drive (for example). http://freewarewire.blogspot.com Drive ... Sort Sort an entire drive by size or date to find the largest or newest files. Very useful! http://lmadhavan.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are ... (view more)

Tue
21
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Justice Dept Seeks Extension in MS Antitrust Case

The U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) and several states have requested an extension of restrictive antitrust oversight of Microsoft Corp. An 18 month extension was requested by the DOJ and 17 U.S. states, including New York and California, in ... order to 'thoroughly scrub' technical documentation Microsoft is producing to comply with antitrust law. The DOJ's restrictive oversight of Microsoft was first implemented in 2002 as part of an antitrust settlement that required Microsoft to produce reams of technical documentation designed for enabling rivals to design compatible products with ... (view more)

Wed
29
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Moz Backup', and 'Mozilla - Firefox Accessibility Extension'

Moz Backup MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc. ... It's easy way to do Firefox backup, Thunderbird backup. http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/ Mozilla - Firefox Accessibility Extension The Mozilla - Firefox Accessibility Extension makes it easier for people with disabilities to view and navigate web content. A toolbar provides easy access to navigation, styling, and keyboard enhancement functionality. ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'I Want A Firefox Extension', and 'Cpu True Speed'

I Want A Firefox Extension 200 plus extremely useful Firefox extensions that save time and effort. http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-firefox-extension/index.html Cpu True Speed CPU TrueSpeed will calculate the actual speed (frequency) of the ... microprocessor (CPU) in your computer. The speed of the CPU is rated by how many cycles it runs per second. This speed is measured in Hertz (Hz). 1 Hz is one cycle per second. A Pentium III computer, for example, with a CPU rating of 500 MHz has a speed of 500 million cycles per second. Actual CPU frequency is not the same frequency which is reported by ... (view more)

Fri
05
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Gmail Drive Shell Extension', and 'Reduced Permissions'

Gmail Drive Shell Extension GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Gmail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium. GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google ... Gmail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your Gmail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and perform any file function. http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm Reduced Permissions Run Internet ... (view more)

Tue
11
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

'Icolorfolder', and 'Fajo Xp File Security Extension'

Icolorfolder Customize the color of each Windows XP folder. http://icolorfolder.sourceforge.net/ Fajo Xp File Security Extension Allows a user of Windows XP Home to view and change the access rights on file system objects of NTFS file systems. The ... extension provides the security tab known from Windows NT4, Windows 2000 and Windows XP Pro at the property page of file system objects. For faster access it adds an additional menu item to the context menu of such objects (optional). http://www.fajo.de/portal/index.php (view more)

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