http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Facebook Accused of Empowering Extremists http://www.infopackets.com/news/10783/facebook-accused-empowering-extremists <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 Facebook Users Can Opt Out of Political Ads http://www.infopackets.com/news/10772/facebook-users-can-opt-out-political-ads <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 chief says the site will let users opt-out of seeing political advertising for this year's US presidential elections. But the site won't seek to block controversial content posted by politicians themselves unless it breaks the law. Writing in USA Today, company chief Mark Zuckerberg announced a voter registration drive. Facebook will have a dedicated section with information about how to register, cast a vote, or arrange mail-in or early votes. The section will include verified content from election officials. This section will be promoted at the top of user's news feeds and on ... (<a href="/news/10772/facebook-users-can-opt-out-political-ads" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:23:04 +0000 John Lister 10772 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10772/facebook-users-can-opt-out-political-ads#comments f1 Internet 31 Android Selfie / Photo Editors Are Actually Malware http://www.infopackets.com/news/10771/31-android-selfie-photo-editors-are-actually-malware <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 users should check for 31 rogue beauty-related apps that Google has deleted from the Play Store, but could still be installed onto phones. They can unleash unwanted advertising and open web pages without permission. The apps all have different names, but largely offer filters to supposedly enhance self-portrait photographs. Suspicious Typos According to White Ops, which identified the apps, the full list is as follows. Note that many of the app names include apparent spelling and typographical errors: Beauty &amp; Filters Camera Beauty Camera &amp; Photo Editor Pro Beauty Camera ... (<a href="/news/10771/31-android-selfie-photo-editors-are-actually-malware" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 17:30:03 +0000 John Lister 10771 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10771/31-android-selfie-photo-editors-are-actually-malware#comments f1 Security New Ransomware: Pay Up Or Files Go Public http://www.infopackets.com/news/10770/new-ransomware-pay-or-files-go-public <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 form of ransomware named after a Marvel super villain has some particularly evil features. The Thanos malware uses an approach more reminiscent of "physical world" blackmail. Despite the name, the malware thankfully doesn't imitate the character Thanos by - spoiler alert - deleting half the files in the entire universe. That said, it's still quite scary thanks to a couple of features beyond the usual tactic of encrypting files and demanding a ransom. Instead, the ransomware also seeks to spread across an entire local network and encrypt all the computers it can reach. This is especially ... (<a href="/news/10770/new-ransomware-pay-or-files-go-public" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 02:40:45 +0000 John Lister 10770 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10770/new-ransomware-pay-or-files-go-public#comments f1 Security WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10 <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded my PC to Windows 10 and I noticed that Windows Media Player no longer plays DVDs in Windows 10 . In Windows 7 it worked without a problem. I researched this issue and it appears that this 'feature' was removed on purpose because newer PCs and laptops do not have DVD players. As such, Microsoft has dropped all support for Windows 10 DVD playback in Windows Media Player. I plan on purchasing a thin ultrabook laptop (with no DVD player) soon. As such, I'd like to convert my DVDs into AVI or MP4 (for example) so I ... (<a href="/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 16:42:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 10716 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips Free Anti-Ransomware Tool is Actually a Scam http://www.infopackets.com/news/10769/free-anti-ransomware-tool-actually-scam <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 security company has warned that a free tool claiming to remove ransomware is in fact ransomware itself. Sophos has also reported that businesses that pay ransoms end up with double the financial costs of those who don't. The company's Paul Ducklin examined a tool called "Decrypter DJVU". It's promoted as a way to undo the damage of a strain of ransomware that encrypts files, adds the extension ".djvu" to the name, and demands a payment to decrypt and restore access. (Source: sophos.com ) The tool asks users to type in a personal ID and a file extension, though it appears it doesn't take ... (<a href="/news/10769/free-anti-ransomware-tool-actually-scam" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:27:25 +0000 John Lister 10769 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10769/free-anti-ransomware-tool-actually-scam#comments f1 Security Win10 May 2020 Update Goes Badly For Lenovo Devices http://www.infopackets.com/news/10768/win10-may-2020-update-goes-badly-lenovo-devices <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Lenovo has confirmed a batch of problems with its devices running Windows 10 after the latest major update. Solutions range from uninstalling the update to simply being patient. The problems are with the Windows May 2020 Update. That's one of two major updates this year and takes the version number from 1909 to 2004. It's mainly ThinkPad tablets and laptops affected. (Source: lenovo.com ) Here's a list of issues: Problem: Devices coming out of sleep or hibernate mode sometimes crash into the "Blue Screen of Death." Solution: The problem is still under investigation. In the meantime, the best ... (<a href="/news/10768/win10-may-2020-update-goes-badly-lenovo-devices" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 10 Jun 2020 16:33:07 +0000 John Lister 10768 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10768/win10-may-2020-update-goes-badly-lenovo-devices#comments f1 Microsoft Google Sued Over Incognito Mode http://www.infopackets.com/news/10767/google-sued-over-incognito-mode <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 faces a class action lawsuit over claims it "misled users of Chrome's private browsing mode." But suggestions users are in for a $5,000 windfall are premature, to say the least. That's the minimum amount the lawsuit seeks per affected user, though for starters that assumes not only that the plaintiffs win the case, but that the court agrees to that amount. It also assumes the amount isn't reduced by lawyer fees and that anyone eligible is able to sign up to the case and provide any necessary proof. The crux of the case, brought in the United States District Court for the ... (<a href="/news/10767/google-sued-over-incognito-mode" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:03:54 +0000 John Lister 10767 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10767/google-sued-over-incognito-mode#comments f1 Google Chinese App Detector Banned From Google http://www.infopackets.com/news/10766/chinese-app-detector-banned-google <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 an app designed to highlight any Chinese-made apps on an Android device. The straightforwardly-named "Remove China Apps" was particularly popular in India, where it was developed. Exactly why the app was removed isn't clear other than Google saying it violated unspecified app-store policies. Based on what the developers claim, it doesn't appear to pose any serious security or privacy risks. It didn't actually remove any apps but instead produced a list that the user could manually install. Border Dispute Sparks Boycott While security concerns about Chinese tech have become ... (<a href="/news/10766/chinese-app-detector-banned-google" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:51:50 +0000 John Lister 10766 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10766/chinese-app-detector-banned-google#comments f1 Mobile 'Sign in With Apple' Bug Allowed Unrestricted Access http://www.infopackets.com/news/10765/sign-apple-bug-allowed-unrestricted-access <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 has paid $100,000 reward to a security researcher who discovered a simple but potentially damaging bug. Until it was fixed, the bug could have let hackers take over a user's account. The problem was with "Sign in with Apple" - a system that lets users sign up to websites via their Apple account rather than having to create specific login details for each site, or go through an email confirmation process it. As with similar systems from Facebook and Google, it only works on websites that support the "Sign in with Apple" feature. When the user visits the third-party site, it ... (<a href="/news/10765/sign-apple-bug-allowed-unrestricted-access" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:14:27 +0000 John Lister 10765 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10765/sign-apple-bug-allowed-unrestricted-access#comments f1 Security Some Android Wallpapers Could Crash Phone http://www.infopackets.com/news/10764/some-android-wallpapers-could-crash-phone <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Background "wallpaper" can cause Android phones to crash thanks to a bug with the system. At the moment it appears to be an unfortunate glitch but it could be open to abuse. The image in question is viewable at twitter.com , and features a scene with a forest in the foreground, a lake in the midground, and mountains in the background beneath a cloudy sky at sunset. The problem is that once set as the default wallpaper, the image causes the phone to crash. The phone then goes into a loop of restarting and crashing, with the only solution being a factory reset. That's not only time consuming ... (<a href="/news/10764/some-android-wallpapers-could-crash-phone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:07:41 +0000 John Lister 10764 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10764/some-android-wallpapers-could-crash-phone#comments f1 Security Next Big Windows 10 Update Now Available http://www.infopackets.com/news/10763/next-big-windows-10-update-now-available <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 full details of the next big Windows 10 update, dubbed the May 2020 Update. Users can manually download it right now, though that might seem unwise option for the average home user in due to any unreported bugs in the software. The May 2020 Update is one of the two major updates this year that introduce new features, rather than making minor tweaks or fixing security bugs. Five years into the initial release of Windows 10, and it appears that the threshold for "major" changes appears to be getting lower. The May 2020 Update really only has two completely new features to ... (<a href="/news/10763/next-big-windows-10-update-now-available" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 28 May 2020 16:54:37 +0000 John Lister 10763 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10763/next-big-windows-10-update-now-available#comments f1 Microsoft Win10 KB4556799 Breaks Internet, Audio; Blue Screens http://www.infopackets.com/news/10762/win10-kb4556799-breaks-internet-audio-blue-screens <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Continuing what's almost become a tradition, the latest Windows 10 update has brought a string of reported problems. Microsoft says it is unclear how widespread many of them are, but has confirmed some users can no longer get online. The confirmation comes on Microsoft's support page for the update, which has the reference number KB4556799. The Internet connectivity problem is with users who have a wireless wide area network (WWAN) LTE modem. Specifically: anyone that uses mobile broadband for Internet might be affected. To make things worse, Microsoft says the notification area on the ... (<a href="/news/10762/win10-kb4556799-breaks-internet-audio-blue-screens" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 27 May 2020 17:29:05 +0000 John Lister 10762 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10762/win10-kb4556799-breaks-internet-audio-blue-screens#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Warns of COVID-19 Email Malware Scam http://www.infopackets.com/news/10761/microsoft-warns-covid-19-email-malware-scam <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 and Sophos have warned users to watch out for emails which claim to offer statistics about the COVID-19 pandemic. They actually harbor a combination of malware and legitimate tools that could easily be abused by a hacker. The emails in question have subject lines such as "Covid-19: [May 22] horrible Charts", claim to come from legitimate sources such as John Hopkins University, and have an attachment that's billed as a spreadsheet file with statistics about deaths and infections. (Source: twitter.com ) Malicious Macro The attachment does indeed have an Excel file, but the problem is ... (<a href="/news/10761/microsoft-warns-covid-19-email-malware-scam" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 26 May 2020 16:41:22 +0000 John Lister 10761 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10761/microsoft-warns-covid-19-email-malware-scam#comments f1 Security Chrome to Encrypt DNS Lookups: What it Means http://www.infopackets.com/news/10760/chrome-encrypt-dns-lookups-what-it-means <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 increasing privacy on Chrome with a change to the way it connects users to websites. But businesses will be able to disable the move so they can keep tabs on staff. The change is to the way Chrome connects with Domain Name Servers (DNS), which act a little like a telephone directory for the Internet. A DNS takes a website address that a user types into their browser and finds the matching IP address, which identifies the specific connection to the device such as a server (or service) that physically stores the website's files. In the past, the connection between Chrome and a DNS was ... (<a href="/news/10760/chrome-encrypt-dns-lookups-what-it-means" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 25 May 2020 17:49:14 +0000 John Lister 10760 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10760/chrome-encrypt-dns-lookups-what-it-means#comments f1 Internet Chrome to Automatically Block Power-Hungry Ads http://www.infopackets.com/news/10759/chrome-automatically-block-power-hungry-ads <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Chrome is to start automatically blocking online ads that make particularly high use of computer resources. It will be a small change that Google hopes will have a big effect. This will be the second set of changes Chrome has made to the way it handles ads following alterations over the past couple of years to block "abusive" and "deceptive" ads. These include ads which have misleading buttons such as a "play" button that actually downloads a file or a "close window" button that actually opens new pop-up windows. The new change will involve Chrome having an limit on how much resources such as ... (<a href="/news/10759/chrome-automatically-block-power-hungry-ads" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 22 May 2020 19:39:53 +0000 John Lister 10759 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10759/chrome-automatically-block-power-hungry-ads#comments f1 Google Google Bans Popular Podcast App Over COVID-19 Content http://www.infopackets.com/news/10758/google-bans-popular-podcast-app-over-covid-19-content <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 banned a hugely popular podcast app from the Play Store, claiming it breaches a ban on COVID-19 content. It appears to be a spectacular screw-up by Google's filtering system. Podcast Addict is a leading app in its field with more than five million downloads, so it came as a surprise to developers to receive a message from Google saying it had been banned from the Play Store. While it's still possible to install Podcast Addict manually, it's a big blow to its distribution and makes the app inaccessible to potential Android users who follow common security advice to stick to the ... (<a href="/news/10758/google-bans-popular-podcast-app-over-covid-19-content" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 20 May 2020 17:20:21 +0000 John Lister 10758 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10758/google-bans-popular-podcast-app-over-covid-19-content#comments f1 Mobile Explained: Convert Roblox Gift Card to Robux (Step by Step) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10757/explained-convert-roblox-gift-card-robux-step-step <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 Julie F. writes: " Dear Dennis, My daughter is addicted to Roblox and plays it on her tablet for hours on end, every single day. Recently she received two gift Roblox gift cards for her birthday. These cards contain a PIN number and need to be activated online so she can use it within the game. I have successfully entered in the PIN number using a web browser (on a PC), and she now has $50 worth of Roblox credit. From my understanding, I am now supposed to convert the Roblox credit into Robux, which will allow her to purchase items within the game. Every video and written ... (<a href="/news/10757/explained-convert-roblox-gift-card-robux-step-step" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 15 May 2020 18:46:33 +0000 Dennis Faas 10757 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10757/explained-convert-roblox-gift-card-robux-step-step#comments f1 Gaming Windows 10 Search Glitch: Don't Panic http://www.infopackets.com/news/10756/windows-10-search-glitch-dont-panic <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 has been hit by another bug affecting the search function. Fortunately it seems the problem looks much worse than it really is. The bug in question pops up for some users when they use Windows Search, which looks through both the names of files and the contents of documents. Users have reported a range of unusual effects, the most common being a message reading "This is taking too long to load" above a reload button. In most cases it seems hitting the reload button - or indeed restarting either the search tool or Windows itself - doesn't make any difference. What's particularly ... (<a href="/news/10756/windows-10-search-glitch-dont-panic" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 14 May 2020 18:14:11 +0000 John Lister 10756 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10756/windows-10-search-glitch-dont-panic#comments f1 Microsoft Thunderbolt Flaw Could Bypass Security, Encryption http://www.infopackets.com/news/10755/thunderbolt-flaw-could-bypass-security-encryption <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 researcher has found a major bug with Thunderbolt port technology that could undermine major security measures on multiple computer systems. There's a big mitigating factor though: an attacker would need extended physical access to the computer in order to carry out the exploit. Thunderbolt is a technology that is similar in concept to USB, but adds fiber optic to the usual copper wires. Compared to USB, Thunderbolt has high speed and capacity. Common uses include super-fast device charging (including laptops), 4K video, and extremely quick data transfers. Originally Thunderbolt was only ... (<a href="/news/10755/thunderbolt-flaw-could-bypass-security-encryption" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 12 May 2020 18:18:48 +0000 John Lister 10755 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10755/thunderbolt-flaw-could-bypass-security-encryption#comments f1 Security Microsoft Tackles 'Reply All' Misery http://www.infopackets.com/news/10754/microsoft-tackles-reply-all-misery <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 stop one of the most annoying parts of email. It's going to try cutting the vicious cycle of the "reply all" message storm. The problem arises when somebody sends a group message to a large number of people and then one of the recipients mistakenly (or perhaps worse, deliberately) clicks on "Reply All" rather than simply using "Reply" to address the original sender. Not only does that mean the entire group seeing the reply, but it can quickly spark others to reply, extend a conversation, point out the error, or make a joke. In some cases, the configuration means that all of ... (<a href="/news/10754/microsoft-tackles-reply-all-misery" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 11 May 2020 18:38:16 +0000 John Lister 10754 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10754/microsoft-tackles-reply-all-misery#comments f1 Technology Twitter to Filter, Warn Users Before They Post http://www.infopackets.com/news/10753/twitter-filter-warn-users-they-post <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Twitter is testing a program to warn users if they are about to post a potentially-offensive message. It's billed as a way to tackle hot-headedness, but could also tackle the limitations of automatic filtering. At the moment Twitter uses a combination of automated filters that block some content from getting posted, as well as user reports about posts already online. The test will run for several weeks and cover English language tweets only. It will mean users who are about to post something that involves "offensive or hurtful language" see a message giving them the option of revising it ... (<a href="/news/10753/twitter-filter-warn-users-they-post" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 08 May 2020 18:01:03 +0000 John Lister 10753 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10753/twitter-filter-warn-users-they-post#comments f1 Internet Microsoft Drops Dual-Screen Windows http://www.infopackets.com/news/10752/microsoft-drops-dual-screen-windows <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 rethinking its plans for a completely new version of Windows 10. It's no longer going to target "Windows 10X" at dual-screen devices for the simple reason that not many people are interested about such devices right now. Windows 10X was originally designed to be a separate system to the widely used Windows 10. The idea was to get ahead of the game with fold-out laptops that have a touchscreen on both halves of the fold, rather than a screen and physical keyboard. Such devices are designed to give users a large screen space and a more practical way to have multiple windows open in ... (<a href="/news/10752/microsoft-drops-dual-screen-windows" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 06 May 2020 17:36:23 +0000 John Lister 10752 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10752/microsoft-drops-dual-screen-windows#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 Update Offers Speed Boost http://www.infopackets.com/news/10750/windows-10-may-2020-update-offers-speed-boost <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Older computers might feel a little faster after the next major Windows 10 update. That's because Windows 10 is going to get a bit smarter in the way it powers its search tool. Windows 10's Start Menu (accessed by clicking the Windows logo at the bottom left of the screen) includes a search box that doesn't just search the names of files, but also their content. Since the system's release, an update means it will now searches all files on the C drive - not just those in specific libraries such as "Documents" or "Downloads." File Indexing Takes a Toll To ... (<a href="/news/10750/windows-10-may-2020-update-offers-speed-boost" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 05 May 2020 17:31:41 +0000 John Lister 10750 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10750/windows-10-may-2020-update-offers-speed-boost#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Move All Steam Games to Another Drive http://www.infopackets.com/news/10751/how-fix-move-all-steam-games-another-drive <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 David C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running out of space on my C drive (SSD) and I would like to move my entire Steam folder to the D drive. Currently I have a 1 TB SSD on C and the D drive is a 4 TB regular hard drive. Every guide I've looked at on the Internet explains how to do move each Steam game one at a time, but I've got over 20 games installed on here and that would take forever. What I would like to do is move all Steam games to another drive in one go. I don't understand why this is so difficult. I'm afraid I may screw something up if I don't do this right - in ... (<a href="/news/10751/how-fix-move-all-steam-games-another-drive" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 04 May 2020 18:29:11 +0000 Dennis Faas 10751 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10751/how-fix-move-all-steam-games-another-drive#comments f1 Windows Tips YouTube Fights Fake News with 'Fact-Checking Panel' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10749/youtube-fights-fake-news-fact-checking-panel <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 stepping up a fact-checking feature on YouTube. It won't mean removing videos, but rather placing a warning in results for searches on topics associated with misleading information. The "fact check information panels" were first used in Brazil and India last year and will now be rolled out to the United States. They're designed as a way to focus human resources given the sheer quantity of videos uploaded every day. The idea is to deal with misinformation about recent news events where bogus claims can appear and spread quickly. Topics will be selected based on both the amount of ... (<a href="/news/10749/youtube-fights-fake-news-fact-checking-panel" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 17:29:12 +0000 John Lister 10749 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10749/youtube-fights-fake-news-fact-checking-panel#comments f1 Internet Major Antivirus Flaw Deletes Files, Corrupts Windows http://www.infopackets.com/news/10748/major-antivirus-flaw-deletes-files-corrupts-windows <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 security company says it found a simple way to turn antivirus software into a weapon for attackers. Most major manufacturers have now fixed the problem, but it's a reminder to keep such software updated. The discovery by Rack911 Labs effectively meant that a hacker could force the antivirus software to delete files on a computer. That would mean the hacker would need to have gained access to a computer first - whether internally on a network, or remotely using malware. The exploit is based on one of the most fundamental actions of any antivirus software: they scan files, check if they are a ... (<a href="/news/10748/major-antivirus-flaw-deletes-files-corrupts-windows" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 18:01:10 +0000 John Lister 10748 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10748/major-antivirus-flaw-deletes-files-corrupts-windows#comments f1 Security WhatsApp Claims Fake News Success http://www.infopackets.com/news/10747/whatsapp-claims-fake-news-success <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Measures to stop misinformation spreading on messaging service WhatsApp appear to be making a difference. The Facebook-owned business says its seen fewer "highly forwarded messages". A couple of weeks back , WhatsApp took action after fears it was being used to spread bogus and potentially dangerous claims about COVID-19. One big worry was that people who saw a message in one group chat would forward it to multiple other group chats, quickly increasing the number of people who saw it. Extra Niggle May Spark Rethink The changes involved any message that had been forwarded at least five times. ... (<a href="/news/10747/whatsapp-claims-fake-news-success" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 27 Apr 2020 18:33:13 +0000 John Lister 10747 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10747/whatsapp-claims-fake-news-success#comments f1 Internet Fake News: Many Twitter 'Debates' are Actually Bots http://www.infopackets.com/news/10746/fake-news-many-twitter-debates-are-actually-bots <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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">Human tiredness could be the key to spotting automated fake posts online, according to researchers at the University of Southern California. They are developing systems to distinguish between posts by humans and those posted by automated programs, otherwise known as 'bots' - which is a short form for robots. Since most of the online world gets their news using smartphones these days, fake news is a serious problem. It's also an incredibly serious issue for social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, where news is often talked about, debated, and forwarded to others. Bots Designed To ... (<a href="/news/10746/fake-news-many-twitter-debates-are-actually-bots" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:16:26 +0000 John Lister 10746 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10746/fake-news-many-twitter-debates-are-actually-bots#comments f1 Internet Android Store Hacked; Up to 40M Accounts Leaked http://www.infopackets.com/news/10745/android-store-hacked-40m-accounts-leaked <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 third-party Android app store has been hit by a big data breach. Aptoide users who registered between 21 July 2016 and 28 January 2018 may be affected. Aptoide works in a same way as Google's own Play app store, but isn't subject to its content regulations or security vettings. As with all third-party stores, users must confirm they accept security risks when installing apps from it. A hacker has published data from 20 million users and claims to have details of another 19 million users altogether. That's a big chunk of the 150 million people Aptoide claims have used its service at some ... (<a href="/news/10745/android-store-hacked-40m-accounts-leaked" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:32:41 +0000 John Lister 10745 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10745/android-store-hacked-40m-accounts-leaked#comments f1 Security How to Fix Windows Defender Glitch http://www.infopackets.com/news/10744/how-fix-windows-defender-glitch <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 Windows 10 update blunder temporarily left some users without full use of the system's in-built antivirus / antimalware protection. Though enthusiasts quickly spotted a workaround, the problem has now been fixed with a Windows 10 update. The initial problem wasn't actually a system update to Windows 10 itself that caused the issue, but rather an antivirus definition update file for Windows Defender. Essentially, a "definition update" contains details of the latest known threats that the tool can immediately deal with. For some users, the problem only arose when running a full scan ... (<a href="/news/10744/how-fix-windows-defender-glitch" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 20 Apr 2020 18:27:24 +0000 John Lister 10744 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10744/how-fix-windows-defender-glitch#comments f1 Security Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Security Deadline http://www.infopackets.com/news/10743/microsoft-delays-windows-10-security-deadline <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 delaying its end of support for machines running older versions of Windows 10. It's the latest alteration made because of people working from home. The change affects any computers that haven't been updated since the big twice-yearly update in October 2018, formally known as version 1709 for business users and 1809 for home users. It might seem odd that some people are running those versions given the option to automatically have Windows update regularly. However, it's also understandable that some people might have been put off updating at that point as the October 2018 update ... (<a href="/news/10743/microsoft-delays-windows-10-security-deadline" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:06:58 +0000 John Lister 10743 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10743/microsoft-delays-windows-10-security-deadline#comments f1 Microsoft Webcam Bitcoin Blackmail Scam Returns http://www.infopackets.com/news/10742/webcam-bitcoin-blackmail-scam-returns <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 scam that aims to exploit embarrassment appears to be back in full effect. The scam involves the recipient getting a message falsely claiming somebody has hacked their computer through an adult website, then accessed their webcam and filmed the person enjoying said website. It goes on to claim the hacker has gathered a list of contacts from the user's email and Facebook accounts and threatens to send a copy of the embarrassing video to the person's friends and family. To stop this, the victim must pay the equivalent of $1,900 in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Email Allegedly Tracked The ... (<a href="/news/10742/webcam-bitcoin-blackmail-scam-returns" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:35:59 +0000 John Lister 10742 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10742/webcam-bitcoin-blackmail-scam-returns#comments f1 Internet 56 Android Apps Hijack Devices, Drain Battery http://www.infopackets.com/news/10741/56-android-apps-hijack-devices-drain-battery <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 have warned of 56 infected Android apps that could compromise performance. They've been deleted from the Google Play Store, but could still be on users' phones and tablets. According to Check Point, the apps contain malware designed to hijack phones and simulate user actions to click on ads. That could run down batteries and eat into mobile data allowances. (Source: checkpoint.com ) The 56 apps include 24 supposedly aimed at children, and 32 which offer simple utilities. They all work as designed: the problem is what's happening in the background. (Source: express.co.uk ... (<a href="/news/10741/56-android-apps-hijack-devices-drain-battery" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2020 18:48:24 +0000 John Lister 10741 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10741/56-android-apps-hijack-devices-drain-battery#comments f1 Security WhatsApp Attempts to Slow Spread of Fake News http://www.infopackets.com/news/10740/whatsapp-attempts-slow-spread-fake-news <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 messaging service owned by Facebook is to change its policies to reduce the risk of people passing on bogus information. The WhatsApp changes follow a "significant increase" in forwarded messages since the COVID-19 pandemic began. WhatsApp lets users form and join multiple chat groups: for example, one for work colleagues, one for personal friends and one for neighbors. One key feature is that it's relatively simple to forward a message from one group to another, which means information can spread rapidly. That's particularly problematic when it comes to false and even dangerous information ... (<a href="/news/10740/whatsapp-attempts-slow-spread-fake-news" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:24:59 +0000 John Lister 10740 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10740/whatsapp-attempts-slow-spread-fake-news#comments f1 Internet Windows Update Notifications Changing http://www.infopackets.com/news/10739/windows-update-notifications-changing <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 will soon get slightly clearer notifications when an update is ready. They will also get a reminder of the risks of updating a laptop running on battery power. The notifications will appear in the Windows 10 Action Center, located at the bottom right of the screen. Scheduling Updates Easier As well as telling users an update is ready, it will give the chance to click on one of three options. Two options are already familiar: to update immediately ("Restart Now") and to delay the update until later that night ("Restart Tonight"). The latter option simply reschedules for an ... (<a href="/news/10739/windows-update-notifications-changing" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:42:50 +0000 John Lister 10739 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10739/windows-update-notifications-changing#comments f1 Microsoft Chrome Cookie Change Put on Hold due to Pandemic http://www.infopackets.com/news/10738/chrome-cookie-change-put-hold-due-pandemic <div class="google_ads"><!-- admin/config/infopackets/google_ads --> </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 temporarily reversed a change intended to increase security and privacy in the Chrome browser. It says it can't risk disrupting websites when so many people are more reliant on the Internet than normal. The change was to the way Chrome handles third-party cookies . These are small text files placed on a computer when it visits a website. Unlike standard cookies, they aren't accessed by the site in question, but rather a third-party and are often associated with unpopular behavior such tracking a user's activity across the web to build up a profile of their interests to target ... (<a href="/news/10738/chrome-cookie-change-put-hold-due-pandemic" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:44:41 +0000 John Lister 10738 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10738/chrome-cookie-change-put-hold-due-pandemic#comments f1 Internet