http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Office 2019 Won't Be Last Of Its Kind http://www.infopackets.com/news/10817/office-2019-wont-be-last-its-kind <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 releasing a new "buy it once" version of Office. It's a surprise follow-up to Office 2019 and is an alternative to the ongoing subscription of Office 365. Right now very little is known about the new product as it's only come to light through a single line in a blog post that's otherwise about business tools Microsoft Exchange. That line reads: "Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021." (Source: microsoft.com ) A perpetual release is another way of saying that users only have to pay once to purchase the software ... (<a href="/news/10817/office-2019-wont-be-last-its-kind" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:41:06 +0000 John Lister 10817 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10817/office-2019-wont-be-last-its-kind#comments f1 Microsoft Hospital Hacker Must Pay $1.5M, Jailed 5 Years http://www.infopackets.com/news/10816/hospital-hacker-must-pay-15m-jailed-5-years <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 man who was part of a hacking gang that stole medical records and tried to blackmail an accounting company has been sentenced to five years in prison. Nathan Wyatt was a member of a group calling themselves The Dark Overlord. British-born Wyatt had previously been extradited to the United States. He was charged with conspiracy against the US, threatening damage to a protected computer, and aggravated identify theft. Originally Wyatt pleaded not guilty. He later changed his plea to guilty on the conspiracy charge and received a five year prison sentence and ordered to pay $1,467,048 in ... (<a href="/news/10816/hospital-hacker-must-pay-15m-jailed-5-years" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:43:18 +0000 John Lister 10816 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10816/hospital-hacker-must-pay-15m-jailed-5-years#comments f1 Courts Chinese Apps TikTok, WeChat Won't Be Banned http://www.infopackets.com/news/10815/chinese-apps-tiktok-wechat-wont-be-banned <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 judge has blocked a Department of Commerce ban on a Chinese messaging app. The judge said there wasn't enough specific evidence against the app to override free speech complaints. The department introduced the ban on WeChat (along with video app TikTok) following an executive order from the President. The ban meant it was illegal for app stores to distribute or update the apps in the US. The ban also outlawed US use of WeChat's mobile payment facility, which is hugely popular with American citizens of Asian descent. One estimate puts the number of US users at 19 million. In both cases, the ... (<a href="/news/10815/chinese-apps-tiktok-wechat-wont-be-banned" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:30:36 +0000 John Lister 10815 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10815/chinese-apps-tiktok-wechat-wont-be-banned#comments f1 Courts Google Offers Ultra Fast 2Gpbs Broadband http://www.infopackets.com/news/10814/google-offers-ultra-fast-2gpbs-broadband <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 doubling the top speed of its Fiber broadband service to 2Gbps, though it will cost $100 a month. It also says the speed will be available through its 'wireless' service for businesses. The original idea for Google Fiber - at least according to the company - was to use its buying power and technology to offer an alternative high-speed service in areas which either had no serious broadband available or were served only by a single company that exploited its monopoly. The problem is that while the service itself has had good reviews, Google doesn't offer it in many places. Only a ... (<a href="/news/10814/google-offers-ultra-fast-2gpbs-broadband" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:57:20 +0000 John Lister 10814 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10814/google-offers-ultra-fast-2gpbs-broadband#comments f1 Internet LG Releases T-Shaped, Twin-Screen Smartphone http://www.infopackets.com/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">LG has released a dual-screen Android cellphone with a difference. Rather than fold out like a book, one of the screens swivels round to create a T-shape. The big question now is whether the LG Wing really will prove genuinely useful and solve existing problems or if it's just a gimmick in search of a benefit. In its default position, the phone looks just like a normal modern smartphone with a full screen display on the front and a blank cover (except for the phone lenses) on the back, the main difference being it's much thicker than most handsets. Two Screens Can Work Together Or Alone That' ... (<a href="/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:23:23 +0000 John Lister 10813 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone#comments f1 Mobile Chromebook Update System To Change http://www.infopackets.com/news/10812/chromebook-update-system-change <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 way Chromebook's are updated is changing to boost security in older machines. The new changes mean that updates are separate from the Chrome operating system and the Chrome browser itself. The fact that the Chrome browsers is so closely entangled with Chrome OS is one of the key selling points of Chromebooks. Most applications and functions run in a similar way to how a user would experience them while running the Chrome browser on a Windows PC. In turn, the learning curve for Windows users switching to a Chromebook is very shallow an intuitive if they are already familiar with the Chrome ... (<a href="/news/10812/chromebook-update-system-change" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:10:28 +0000 John Lister 10812 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10812/chromebook-update-system-change#comments f1 Security Android 11 to Get Significant Security Boosts http://www.infopackets.com/news/10811/android-11-get-significant-security-boosts <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Android devices will are getting some key security changes. The tweaks to the permissions system are meant to reduce the need to weigh up security against convenience. The changes will come in Android 11, which begins rolling out to handsets this month. Because its an open source system, the new version of the operating system will take longer to get to some brands than others, and older phones and tablets won't ever get it. The main changes are to Android's permission system, which allows users to theoretically control parts of the device's software and hardware an app can access or control ... (<a href="/news/10811/android-11-get-significant-security-boosts" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:51:55 +0000 John Lister 10811 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10811/android-11-get-significant-security-boosts#comments f1 Security Adobe Flash Faces Final Curtain by December 2020 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10810/adobe-flash-faces-final-curtain-december-2020 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 will block Adobe Flash in its web browsers from the end of the year. It's the last major browser developer to drop the technology. While Adobe Flash was once the primary tool used for multimedia content on websites, it earned a poor reputation for security. It wasn't just that it had numerous security holes, but that when those holes were exploited, hackers were often able to access a computer's memory and gain a worrying level of control just by using a web browser. Steve Jobs a Noted Flash Hater Apple was arguably the first company to crack down on Adobe Flash content with Steve ... (<a href="/news/10810/adobe-flash-faces-final-curtain-december-2020" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:35:43 +0000 John Lister 10810 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10810/adobe-flash-faces-final-curtain-december-2020#comments f1 Security 1/4 of PCs Running Win7 Despite Security Risks http://www.infopackets.com/news/10809/14-pcs-running-win7-despite-security-risks <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 one in four computers are running an unsupported version of Windows according to the latest monthly estimates. Around one in 80 machines are still running Windows XP, which was first released 19 years ago. The stats, spotted by TechRadar, come from Net Market Share. That's a company which provides statistics and analysis to websites. As part of this work, it's able to track the operating systems of sites that visit its clients sites. (Source: techradar.com ) Net Market Share believes it has data from enough sites to make reliable estimates for the Internet as a whole. If anything, ... (<a href="/news/10809/14-pcs-running-win7-despite-security-risks" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:59:39 +0000 John Lister 10809 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10809/14-pcs-running-win7-despite-security-risks#comments f1 Security COVID Tracing Now Built into Mac, Android http://www.infopackets.com/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 and Google have added a way to notify users about potential COVID-19 infections without them having to install an app. The Bluetooth-based system is coming to iOS and Android but will be opt-in only. Both companies have already built technologies that use Bluetooth to anonymously track which handsets have been in close proximity of a user who reports either symptoms or a positive test. However, until now the technologies have only been used through official government or health authority apps. Now the mobile operating systems are getting a built-in tool called Exposure Notifications ... (<a href="/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:05:25 +0000 John Lister 10808 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android#comments f1 Technology Windows 10 Bug Could Strain Hard Drives http://www.infopackets.com/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 testing a fix for a bug that could theoretically shorten the lifespan of some hard drives. The bug means Windows 10 was mistakenly running the defrag tool more frequently than designed. Defragging has long been available as a way to make hard drives run more efficiently. It deals with the problem that when a computer deletes a file, it leaves empty physical space behind on the drive. The next time it writes a new file it will look for the first available suitable sized space. Over time this can lead to wasted gaps on the physical drive. In turn, this means traditional hard drives ... (<a href="/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 02 Sep 2020 21:49:22 +0000 John Lister 10807 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Update Schedule Could Change http://www.infopackets.com/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 reportedly planning to only have one major update to Windows 10 next year. It could be a permanent switch and appears inspired by requests to have Microsoft spend more time testing updates before releasing it to the public. The idea with Windows 10, sometimes dubbed 'Software as a Service', was to ditch the old model of releasing a totally new version of Windows every few years. Instead, Microsoft has based updates around a mix of security updates (either monthly or as needed for the most serious problems), monthly tweaks and fixes, and then two major updates each year. New ... (<a href="/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:43:40 +0000 John Lister 10806 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change#comments f1 Microsoft Google Sued over 'Accidental' Location Tracking http://www.infopackets.com/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Internal Google documents show the company's own staff believe its privacy settings are confusing. The documents became public in a court case about unexpected location tracking. The state of Arizona is suing Google after an investigation into claims it was storing location data about mobile users even though they had turned off the Location History setting . The problem is that Google actually tracked location in multiple ways - each with their own settings. For example, there's a difference between Location History (a user feature that lets you check back through Google Maps to see where ... (<a href="/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:06:35 +0000 John Lister 10805 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking#comments f1 Security Fastest Internet Speed Record Destroyed http://www.infopackets.com/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 new record for fastest Internet connection is quick enough to download everything on Netflix in under a second. It's safe to say the average home user won't see such speeds, but the techniques used to achieve the speeds could benefit everyone. The transfer was done over a fiber-optic cable between computers 25 miles apart. It reached a peak speed of 178 terabits per second. That's around 20 percent faster than the previous record and five times the speed of the fastest connections currently in regular use, namely cables running between machines in data centers. University College London, ... (<a href="/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:41:36 +0000 John Lister 10804 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed#comments f1 Internet Windows 8.1 Users Must Install Emergency Patch http://www.infopackets.com/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Windows 8.1 users should make sure to install an emergency patch just released by Microsoft. The company rates the risk as critical based more on the potential consequences than the risk of exploitation. The bug is patched with a security update that has the reference KB4578013. It affects all versions of Windows 8.1 along with Windows Server 2012. The bug doesn't affect Windows 10. In theory it could affect Windows 7 and earlier, but Microsoft no longer patches those systems as they are no longer supported. (Source: microsoft.com ) The fix comes in an "out of band security update", commonly ... (<a href="/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:03:26 +0000 John Lister 10802 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch#comments f1 Security Chrome to Test Ways in Using Less CPU, Battery http://www.infopackets.com/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 experimenting with a way to make Chrome use less power when a laptop battery is starting to run out. But it will rely on website owners to make it happen. The test is of a "Battery-Savings Meta Tag" which can be added to a website's code and will include battery saving recommendations specific to that site. These would then kick in whenever the computer is at a particular battery level. The idea is to avoid having Chrome itself simply take blanket measures that might not be appropriate for all websites. Video Frame Rate Lowered One of the examples Google gives is for a tag to say ... (<a href="/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 19 Aug 2020 19:41:34 +0000 John Lister 10801 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery#comments f1 Internet Microsoft and Kaspersky Top List in Security Test http://www.infopackets.com/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">An independent test found tools from most leading security software companies failed to detect all threats - though it was one of the best set of overall results ever. The SE Labs test used simulated attacks based on real threats that are particular problems right now. The tests ran between April and June this year and involves anti-malware products aimed at the general public from 14 companies. Though SE Labs runs such tests regularly, it changes the simulated threats each time to reflect what's actually happening in the cyber security world. (Source: selabs.uk ) In many cases, the simulated ... (<a href="/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:14:26 +0000 John Lister 10800 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test#comments f1 Security Google Tries Anti-Scam Tactic with Web Addresses http://www.infopackets.com/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 new way of showing a web page address in the browser. It hopes that simply showing the domain name will make it easier for users to spot phishing scams - as already happens with some rival browsers. At the moment most browsers will show the entire web page address (URL) in the address bar. That's the box near the top of the screen that has a dual purpose in most browsers: it shows the current page address but is also where users type in both addresses and search terms. A study for Google looked at ways scammers can take advantage of the browser bar. One example was the ... (<a href="/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 17 Aug 2020 21:26:55 +0000 John Lister 10799 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses#comments f1 Security 1 Billion Android Phones At Risk due to CPU Flaw http://www.infopackets.com/news/10798/1-billion-android-phones-risk-due-cpu-flaw <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Security researchers spotted a major flaw in a processor that's in more than a billion Android phones. It's been fixed now, but highlights the importance of a couple of key security measures users should take. Researchers at Check Point say they spotted the errors on a processor from Qualcomm that's used on more than 40 percent of cellphones. The processor is known as a "system on a chip" (SoC) because it combines hardware and software in a single unit. The processor controls some key functions on a phone including charging, video and audio. Because it's a system on a chip, it runs partially ... (<a href="/news/10798/1-billion-android-phones-risk-due-cpu-flaw" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:26:18 +0000 John Lister 10798 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10798/1-billion-android-phones-risk-due-cpu-flaw#comments f1 Security Windows 10 Cut and Paste to Get Overhaul http://www.infopackets.com/news/10797/windows-10-cut-and-paste-get-overhaul <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 who regularly cut and paste in Windows may appreciate a forthcoming improvement. Windows 10 is getting an enhanced clipboard that makes it easier to find items other than text. The clipboard feature isn't widely publicized, but is already useful before the update. While pressing CTRL + V pastes text, pressing the Windows key + V opens the clipboard. This lets users quickly access the last 25 things they pasted, something that's particularly useful when working on multiple documents or heavily editing. However, the clipboard only stores items once the user switches on permission for it ... (<a href="/news/10797/windows-10-cut-and-paste-get-overhaul" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:17:33 +0000 John Lister 10797 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10797/windows-10-cut-and-paste-get-overhaul#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft: New Edge Browser Can't be Uninstalled http://www.infopackets.com/news/10796/microsoft-new-edge-browser-cant-be-uninstalled <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 there will be no option to uninstall the Edge browser once the new version is on a Windows 10 computer. There is a workaround, but it's not worth the trouble for most users. The two versions of Edge are known by Microsoft as the "legacy version" and the "new version." The legacy version ran on Microsoft's own code, while the new version is based on Chromium, which is open source software that is also the basis of Google's Chrome browser. One big reason for the switch is to make it easier for both website and browser extension developers to make something that works ... (<a href="/news/10796/microsoft-new-edge-browser-cant-be-uninstalled" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:51:11 +0000 John Lister 10796 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10796/microsoft-new-edge-browser-cant-be-uninstalled#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Pays $13 Million For Bug Reports http://www.infopackets.com/news/10795/microsoft-pays-13-million-bug-reports <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 revealed it paid more than $13 million in bounties to people who reported security bugs in the past 12 months. It's three times the amount for the previous year, raising questions about Microsoft's attitude to security. Like many tech firms, Microsoft has a series of programs that pay rewards for reports of vulnerabilities. It's not so much meant as a way to compete against the potential earnings of would-be cyber criminals. Instead, it's meant as an incentive for legitimate independent security researchers to put their efforts into a particular application, device or platform. ... (<a href="/news/10795/microsoft-pays-13-million-bug-reports" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:39:10 +0000 John Lister 10795 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10795/microsoft-pays-13-million-bug-reports#comments f1 Security Internet Speeds Drop Despite Streaming Tweaks http://www.infopackets.com/news/10794/internet-speeds-drop-despite-streaming-tweaks <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Average broadband speeds have dipped during 2020, almost certainly because people spent more time streaming video. It's a reversal of normal trends but could have been a lot worse. The figures come from cable.co.uk, which includes a speed testing feature. It says normally the global average figures measured by such tests will rise by at least 20 percent each year, which is largely because of improved infrastructure. However, across tests in 114 countries, speeds are actually down 6.31 percent from the beginning of the year. Only two regions (the Baltics and Carribbean) had an average rise, ... (<a href="/news/10794/internet-speeds-drop-despite-streaming-tweaks" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:09:23 +0000 John Lister 10794 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10794/internet-speeds-drop-despite-streaming-tweaks#comments f1 Internet Windows 10 Slowdown: Microsoft Wants Your Help http://www.infopackets.com/news/10793/windows-10-slowdown-microsoft-wants-your-help <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 wants to hear from users whose computers slowed down after a recent Windows 10 update. It was a particularly unfortunate issue, as the update cannot be uninstalled. You may remember we reported on the problem in late June. It was with an update titled KB4559309 that was designed to replace the original version of the built-in Edge browser with a new version that used similar code to Google Chrome. It still isn't clear what caused the problem, but some users reported a host of slowdowns affecting general computer use, web page loading and gaming. The problem didn't seem ... (<a href="/news/10793/windows-10-slowdown-microsoft-wants-your-help" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:59:10 +0000 John Lister 10793 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10793/windows-10-slowdown-microsoft-wants-your-help#comments f1 Microsoft PayPal Warns: Watch Out for Email Scams http://www.infopackets.com/news/10792/paypal-warns-watch-out-email-scams <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">PayPal has released a list of tips for avoiding scam emails. It follows officials in the UK receiving more than a thousand reports of phishing emails in just one day. The reports were about a series of fake emails claming to be from PayPal . They followed a familiar format of claiming the recipient's account had been limited because of a violation of the company's Acceptable Use Policy. (Source: countypress.co.uk ) The messages included a link supposedly pointing to PayPal for the user to log in and confirm their identity. In fact the link took the user to a fake page designed to trick them ... (<a href="/news/10792/paypal-warns-watch-out-email-scams" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:58:42 +0000 John Lister 10792 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10792/paypal-warns-watch-out-email-scams#comments f1 Security Microsoft Tackles Annoying Website Notifications http://www.infopackets.com/news/10791/microsoft-tackles-annoying-website-notifications <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 making two changes to make notifications less disruptive but still useful. The changes affects Microsoft's Edge browser and follow in the footsteps of changes made in Chrome and Firefox. The first change affects standard notifications which appear at the top of the screen. They bring information from a website even when the user doesn't have it open. For example, a video streaming site might display a notification when it uploads a new episode of a series the user has watched in the past. Browser makers have struggled to get the balance right between satisfying users who find ... (<a href="/news/10791/microsoft-tackles-annoying-website-notifications" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:27:22 +0000 John Lister 10791 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10791/microsoft-tackles-annoying-website-notifications#comments f1 Internet Windows 10 Security Measures May Not Start Up http://www.infopackets.com/news/10790/windows-10-security-measures-may-not-start <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Windows 10 users have been warned to watch out for an error message that could mean their PC is less secure than normal. Thankfully the glitch can be fixed with a simple restart. The problem affects two key security measures, one of which may be used on company networks and the other is more likely to be harnessed by expert users. In both cases, it's worth employees pointing out the error message to company IT staff if it appears. Microsoft says one of two messages will appear if the error is triggered: "ERROR_VSMB_SAVED_STATE_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0xC0370400)" or "E_PATHNOTFOUND (0x80070003)" ... (<a href="/news/10790/windows-10-security-measures-may-not-start" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:58:39 +0000 John Lister 10790 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10790/windows-10-security-measures-may-not-start#comments f1 Security T-Mobile Tackles Spam And Scam Calls http://www.infopackets.com/news/10789/t-mobile-tackles-spam-and-scam-calls <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 says it will give customers free scam-blocking tools to protect against misleading and fraudulent calls. The measures will also cover Metro and Sprint users. The program, dubbed Scam Shield, involves a range of tactics to combat bogus calls. The logic is to increase the chances of success against any particular attack. (Source: t-mobile.com ) Two of the features come via a dedicated smartphone app that analyzes incoming calls. The first, Scam ID, tries to identify calls that may be using a bogus identity or making unwanted marketing calls. Spam Calls Auto-Blocked Users can choose ... (<a href="/news/10789/t-mobile-tackles-spam-and-scam-calls" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:31:51 +0000 John Lister 10789 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10789/t-mobile-tackles-spam-and-scam-calls#comments f1 Mobile Smart Devices May Be Governed by Laws http://www.infopackets.com/news/10788/smart-devices-may-be-governed-laws <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are considering laws to tighten cyber security for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). The rules would cover devices that aren't traditional computers or phones but still connect to the Internet. The United States Congress is considering the Internet of Things Cyber Security Improvement Act. It's been examined by a Senate committee and is currently awaiting a date to be examined by the Senate as a whole. However, there's no guarantee it will be heard before the end of the year and newly elected or re-elected Senators taking their seats. Agency To ... (<a href="/news/10788/smart-devices-may-be-governed-laws" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 22 Jul 2020 17:38:04 +0000 John Lister 10788 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10788/smart-devices-may-be-governed-laws#comments f1 Security Android Hit By New Banking Malware http://www.infopackets.com/news/10787/android-hit-new-banking-malware <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 new strain of Android malware targets both social media accounts and online banking. It's a reminder of the risks of installing software from outside of the official Google Play store. The malware is dubbed BlackRock and appears to ultimately derive from the code used in an attack called LokiBot. Now thought to be inactive, LokiBot attempted to gain access to financial accounts through banking and related apps. One technique involved using automated scripts to login to a PayPal account and transfer money to the scammers. (Source: threatfabric.com ) BlackRock looks to take the same tactics ... (<a href="/news/10787/android-hit-new-banking-malware" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:38:57 +0000 John Lister 10787 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10787/android-hit-new-banking-malware#comments f1 Security Windows 10 May Get Key Security Boost http://www.infopackets.com/news/10786/windows-10-may-get-key-security-boost <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 testing a new Windows 10 security measure that could neutralize a malware technique. It's called Kernel Data Protection and will protect part of a computer's memory from tampering. The idea is to protect two key software parts of a computer: the operating system kernel and drivers. The kernel is the most central part of a system and acts a little like a central command point, deciding what the computer does at any precise moment. Meanwhile, drivers control the way the operating system communicates and interacts with hardware devices. Within the computer's memory, the kernel is ... (<a href="/news/10786/windows-10-may-get-key-security-boost" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 15 Jul 2020 17:00:46 +0000 John Lister 10786 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10786/windows-10-may-get-key-security-boost#comments f1 Security 'Winky Face' Email Takes Control of PCs http://www.infopackets.com/news/10785/winky-face-email-takes-control-pcs <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">An email with a "winky face" for a subject line has helped a malware campaign become one of the most widespread in the world. It's a scam to expand the reach of the Phorpiex botnet which distributes spam and malware from infected machines to others online the Internet. According to researchers at security company Check Point, Phorpiex jumped from the 13th most detected malware campaign in May to the number two slot last month. It reports that one in 50 organizations suffered at least one attempted breach from Phorpiex last month. (Source: zdnet.com ) Ransomware, Botnets and Blackmail The ... (<a href="/news/10785/winky-face-email-takes-control-pcs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:40:05 +0000 John Lister 10785 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10785/winky-face-email-takes-control-pcs#comments f1 Security Zoom Video Conferencing a Major Risk on Windows 7 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10784/zoom-video-conferencing-major-risk-windows-7 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Windows 7 computers running the Zoom videoconferencing tool are at risk from a "zero day" vulnerability. It's a reminder of the dangers of an outdated operating system. The problem will be fixed in a patch by Zoom itself rather than from Microsoft. Microsoft dropped support for Windows 7 on January 14 this year, meaning it doesn't offer security updates or fix any bugs. A zero day vulnerability is one that is known by somebody other than the developer or manufacturer before a fix is ready. In effect, the developers have "zero days" of head start distributing the fix before people can start ... (<a href="/news/10784/zoom-video-conferencing-major-risk-windows-7" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:19:47 +0000 John Lister 10784 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10784/zoom-video-conferencing-major-risk-windows-7#comments f1 Security Facebook Accused of Empowering Extremists http://www.infopackets.com/news/10783/facebook-accused-empowering-extremists <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Two years ago Facebook commissioned an audit on its effect on civil rights. The results are in, and they don't make for pretty reading. The report makes a series of suggestions for Facebook to change its policies, but the company says it won't implement all of them. Arguably the most damaging conclusion in the report is that Facebook isn't just hosting extremist views and hatred, but that its very setup may actually be encouraging and boosting such material. The biggest criticism is that Facebook's own algorithms may have pushed users towards "self-reinforcing echo chambers of extremism." The ... (<a href="/news/10783/facebook-accused-empowering-extremists" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:44:52 +0000 John Lister 10783 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10783/facebook-accused-empowering-extremists#comments f1 Internet Windows 10: MS Rethinks Control Panel, ALT + TAB http://www.infopackets.com/news/10782/windows-10-ms-rethinks-control-panel-alt-tab <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 unveiled the latest batch of changes coming to Windows 10. Most are usability improvements, though fans of the Control Panel might be concerned. The changes come in the latest release in the Windows Insider Dev Channel. That's recommend only for the most technically confident users and is the first place that new features and changes are tested by people outside of Microsoft itself. One change had already leaked, namely the appearance of the tiles in the Start menu. They will now be partially transparent and will reflect the user's choice of a light or dark theme, the idea being ... (<a href="/news/10782/windows-10-ms-rethinks-control-panel-alt-tab" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:55:41 +0000 John Lister 10782 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10782/windows-10-ms-rethinks-control-panel-alt-tab#comments f1 Microsoft Win10 May 2020 Update Delayed For Some http://www.infopackets.com/news/10781/win10-may-2020-update-delayed-some <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 delayed the latest major Windows 10 Update for some users. The various workarounds aren't ideal, so affected users will probably need to be patient. The problem affects the May 2020 Update, taking Windows 10 to version 2004. It's the first of this year's scheduled two major updates that includes new features. Microsoft has previously blocked updates for some specific computers where it knows there will be a significant compatibility problem with hardware. This particular block appears more generic, with the affected users seeing an error message reading: This PC can ... (<a href="/news/10781/win10-may-2020-update-delayed-some" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:26:57 +0000 John Lister 10781 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10781/win10-may-2020-update-delayed-some#comments f1 Microsoft 25 Android Apps Steal Facebook Passwords http://www.infopackets.com/news/10780/25-android-apps-steal-facebook-passwords <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 removed 25 malicious Android apps which tried to steal user Facebook logins. As always, it's worth checking devices to see if these apps are installed, because they won't automatically uninstall from phones even being ousted from the Play Store. This particular batch of apps didn't have a common subject, but each promised to carry out a basic function, including: a flashlight, file cleaner, or card game. Hidden deep inside each app was malicious software that ran behind the scenes. The malware came alive each time an app was opened on the phone, specifically checking to see if the ... (<a href="/news/10780/25-android-apps-steal-facebook-passwords" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:10:20 +0000 John Lister 10780 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10780/25-android-apps-steal-facebook-passwords#comments f1 Security Windows Defender, Edge Update: Slow PCs, Errors http://www.infopackets.com/news/10779/windows-defender-edge-update-slow-pcs-errors <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">Current news floating around the Internet suggests that Windows 10 has developed a couple of bugs likely linked to recent updates, namely: slowed performance and confusing security scan messages. The good news is both problems can be solved to some extent. One problem is with update KB4559309 , which replaces the original version of Microsoft's Edge browser with a new version based on the same code behind Google Chrome. Details are still hazy, but some users have reported general slowdowns after the update regardless of whether they use Edge. This can affect apps, games and web pages. The ... (<a href="/news/10779/windows-defender-edge-update-slow-pcs-errors" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 18:41:50 +0000 John Lister 10779 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10779/windows-defender-edge-update-slow-pcs-errors#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Gets File Recovery Tool http://www.infopackets.com/news/10778/windows-10-gets-file-recovery-tool <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 released a tool for recovering deleted or corrupted files. However, it may be too technical for many casual users. Windows File Recovery only works with Windows 10 version 2004, which is the latest branch of Windows 10 released on May, 2020. The Windows File Recovery is only available through the dedicated Microsoft Store, rather than users being able to download and install it from a website. (Source: microsoft.com ) It might therefore seem natural that the tool would be in an easy-to-use format aimed at a mass audience. Instead, it runs on the command line, meaning users can ... (<a href="/news/10778/windows-10-gets-file-recovery-tool" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:24:39 +0000 John Lister 10778 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10778/windows-10-gets-file-recovery-tool#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Hide User Accounts Windows 10 Login Screen http://www.infopackets.com/news/10777/how-fix-hide-user-accounts-windows-10-login-screen <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 Sam G. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your incredible service in helping me to set up a secure remote desktop using OpenVPN - now we can connect remotely to our office PC without worries of ransomware. Currently we have 10 people in the office and some of those users have unrestricted administrator access on the system. I would like to know if it's possible to hide user accounts in Windows 10 from the login screen? This is a security concern in case an employee's laptop was stolen - I don't want someone having access to our network remotely and trying to guess login ... (<a href="/news/10777/how-fix-hide-user-accounts-windows-10-login-screen" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:54:07 +0000 Dennis Faas 10777 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10777/how-fix-hide-user-accounts-windows-10-login-screen#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 Start Menu Gets New Look http://www.infopackets.com/news/10776/windows-10-start-menu-gets-new-look <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 unveiled Windows 10's new look Start menu. The changes are largely cosmetic but could make it a little easier to use. There's no official word yet on when the changes will take effect. Normally such a revamp would be noticed through the Microsoft Inside testing program, but in this case Microsoft has currently only shared images of the new look on its Facebook page. (Source: betanews.com ) Color Clashes Under Control The main changes are to make the Start menu fit in better with the rest of the desktop. For example, the list of recently used apps (which appear on the very left ... (<a href="/news/10776/windows-10-start-menu-gets-new-look" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:02:12 +0000 John Lister 10776 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10776/windows-10-start-menu-gets-new-look#comments f1 Microsoft Chrome for Android Gets Improvements http://www.infopackets.com/news/10775/chrome-android-gets-improvements <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">If you use an Android phone, there's a good chance you use the mobile edition of Chrome to access web pages. If so, that experience is about to get a little safer and easier. Google has unveiled a range of changes to Chrome for Android including enhances security checks, a display tweak that could extend battery life, and an easier "autofill" tool for online forms. Safety Check Tools Added The first change is the addition of Safety Check, a feature that's currently only available on desktop versions of Chrome. It makes it easy to carry out three basic checks: Making sure ... (<a href="/news/10775/chrome-android-gets-improvements" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:52:33 +0000 John Lister 10775 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10775/chrome-android-gets-improvements#comments f1 Mobile SnapTube App Accused of Massive Subscription Fraud http://www.infopackets.com/news/10774/snaptube-app-accused-massive-subscription-fraud <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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">An Android app with 40 million downloads has been linked to large-scale fraud against phone and tablet users. The "SnapTube" app reportedly tricks users with a free trial that leads to an expensive and unwanted subscription. The operators of the app say they were previously victims of illegal activity by an advertising partner but have now fixed the problem. SnapTube is a tool that was downloaded from the Google Play Store 40 million times before being removed. It was billed as a way to download videos from Facebook and YouTube, something that's not possible with those services own ... (<a href="/news/10774/snaptube-app-accused-massive-subscription-fraud" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:47:11 +0000 John Lister 10774 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10774/snaptube-app-accused-massive-subscription-fraud#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Remote Access to Work Computer (Secure) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10773/how-fix-remote-access-work-computer-secure <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></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 T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I run a small business, and with the COVID-19 pandemic we have been forced to work remotely from home. The problem we are currently facing is that there are important files on our office PC (server) that I need to share with other employees. Right now I'm having to send these files by email and it's a nightmare. I've looked into using TeamViewer to connect remotely to another computer , but the fees they charge are quite high. Also, I am worried that if TeamViewer got hacked, someone might be able to gain access to my network. The reason I'm ... (<a href="/news/10773/how-fix-remote-access-work-computer-secure" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:42:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 10773 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10773/how-fix-remote-access-work-computer-secure#comments f1 Windows Tips