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Wed
01
Feb
John Lister's picture

Hotel Ditches Key Cards After Ransomware Attack

Hackers have forced a hotel to ditch its electronic room key system and return to physical keys. But reports that guests were locked in and out of their room turned out to be overblown. The Seehotel Jaegewirt in Austria has been targeted by at least ... four different attacks on its computer system. The most recent involved the system data being encrypted and the hackers demanding a payment in the virtual currency Bitcoin equivalent to around $1,600. The hotel mentioned the attack in a press release designed to raise awareness and warn other hotels of the need to maintain security. A news agency ... (view more)

Wed
30
Dec
John Lister's picture

MS Defends Windows 10 Policy to Copy Hard Drive Keys

Microsoft has confirmed it automatically uploads Windows 10 disk encryption keys to its servers. The company says it was a deliberate decision based on weighing up the worst case scenarios. The encryption key in question is not related to logging ... into and running Windows itself. Instead its an encryption of the entire hard drive of the device running Windows 10. This means that if somebody physically steals your computer, they can't make any sense of the data, even if it's been copied to another device (using a disk image backup, for example). Encryption Key Would Help Computer Thieves ... (view more)

Wed
12
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Google CEO Says User Data Safe From NSA

Google's chief executive officer is promising Google users that their data is safe from the prying eyes of National Security Agency (NSA) officials. Eric Schmidt made that claim before a large audience at the South by Southwest Interactive ... conference, which is being held in Austin, Texas. When asked how he felt after it was revealed that the NSA had worked with Britain's top surveillance agency, the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) to infiltrate Google's data centers, Schmidt admitted that he was shocked. "The very fact that they did this was very suspicious to ... (view more)

Tue
10
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

BlackBerry-Bieber Partnership? Guess Who Said No

There's something both pop star Justin Bieber and smartphone maker BlackBerry have in common: they're both Canadian. Even more precisely, they're both from Southwestern Ontario, the part of Canada that thrusts southwards into the American Midwest. ... Now, a new report says that Bieber, who is from Stratford, Ontario, attempted to help promote the struggling Waterloo-based BlackBerry. However, BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion, or RIM) officials turned down the deal because they had concerns about Bieber's staying power. BlackBerry Dismisses Bieber, Bets On Keys The report comes from ... (view more)

Thu
14
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Wireless Network Watcher 1.70' and 'Extra Keys 2.1.0'

Wireless Network Watcher 1.70 This small and easy-to-use utility from NirSoft scans your entire wireless network and displays all of the computers and other devices linked to your network. Every time a device is found this tool displays a wide range ... of information, including IP address, device name, etc. http://www.nirsoft.net Extra Keys 2.1.0 This tool makes it easier to add letters and symbols that don't usually appear on your average keyboard. Each letter or symbol is added to your selected application at the current cursor position. It's a handy tool for people who often write in two or ... (view more)

Wed
14
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Unveils User-Friendly Windows 8 Keyboards

Microsoft has unveiled new mouse and keyboard packages that feature special keys designed to make accessing Windows 8 features easier. The unusual-looking accessories are also designed to combat carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries. The ... package, known as 'Sculpt Ergonomic', includes a mouse, a keyboard, and a separate number pad. The keyboard has a large wristpad, but the keys themselves are arranged in two blocks angled towards one another. The four rows of numbers and keys are split about a third of the way across (between the 6 and 7 keys, the T and Y keys, and so on), with a gap of ... (view more)

Mon
18
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Reuters Writer Accused of Teaming Up with Anonymous

One of Reuters' most prominent social media journalists has been accused of conspiring with 'hacktivist' group Anonymous to infiltrate a news website. According to reports, New Jersey's Matthew Keys, 26, provided Anonymous with vital login data that ... allowed Anonymous to bypass the digital security of the Tribune Company. Tribune Company owns KTXL Fox 40, a TV news station in Sacramento, California, where Keys worked. Keys was terminated by KTXL in October 2010, though it's not known why he was fired. (Source: techspot.com ) Disgruntled Employee Turns to Anonymous In December 2010 Keys ... (view more)

Tue
04
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Alternate Data Streams Shell', and 'Kill Keys'

Alternate Data Streams Shell The Alternate Data Streams Shell is a utility for working with NTFS alternate data streams. It represents the streams as files and exposes its functions through the Windows shell facilities. http://evilapp.com Kill Keys ... Kill Keys disables specified keys, preventing programs from picking them up. The default behavior is to disable both windows keys and the menu key when in full screen windows to prevent accidentally pressing them when playing games. http://www.ghacks.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. ... (view more)

Mon
21
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Quicker Formulas in MS Excel 2007

We all know the basic ways of navigating through a document in MS Word using the Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, and Arrow keys, right? If I have done my job properly, you should be nodding 'yes' right now. I am assuming that you all also know that ... the left and right arrow keys move you one character either way, too. So now that we have established what you DO know, how about if I try and teach you a little something about the Arrow keys that you do not know? Follow along with the steps below:The CTRL key + Right or Left Arrow will move your cursor one entire word in the selected direction. ... (view more)

Wed
19
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Cool New Shortcuts in MS Word

As you may have noticed, I do tend to try and save time and keystrokes most of the time and in that pursuit I am always looking for keyboard shortcuts to use. I have found a couple that I think are very useful and very cool and I am going to share ... them with you. Your fingers will move so quickly that folks will never guess what you did to get the results that takes them a lot more time! Suppose you have created a list in your MS Word document but it is very long and about three quarters of the way through it you decide that you really should have placed some of the items near the beginning. ... (view more)

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