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    Check your homeowners insurance policy. Some are...

    Check your homeowners insurance policy. Some are now including identity theft insurance. Others are offering it as a policy rider for an extra fee. Here's an example from State Farm:...
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    You might find these web sites helpful: ...

    You might find these web sites helpful:

    http://www.free-webhosts.com/user_reviews.php

    http://www.freehostsfinder.com/top-10-user-rate-hosting.php
  3. The limited account with guest level status...

    The limited account with guest level status described in post #19 is a great way to accomplish what you want. I have this type of account on my XP Pro computer as a Visitor account. If anyone...
  4. This may answer your question: ...

    This may answer your question:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems
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    For most of its life, Opera was based on its own...

    For most of its life, Opera was based on its own proprietary software called Presto. But, over the last couple years it transitioned from Presto to a version of Chromium.
  6. I have an HP Deskjet 970Cxi. Initially, I used HP...

    I have an HP Deskjet 970Cxi. Initially, I used HP ink cartridges, but during its 14 year life I have primarily used recycled cartridges from a variety of suppliers. Using recycled cartridges is not...
  7. There are nonprofit organizations in some states...

    There are nonprofit organizations in some states that provide low income people with a free used computer that has been refurbished. Which state do you live in?
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    I’ve always had trouble with Vimeo videos and...

    I’ve always had trouble with Vimeo videos and have used a couple solutions. First, after the video begins to play, select the pause button immediately. This will allow the video to fully load. After...
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    Poll: My present computer, at seven years old, is...

    My present computer, at seven years old, is turned off and on once a day, with no known ill effects. Same was true for my previous computer, which was retired to back-up status after eight years of...
  10. Satya Nadella's email to Microsoft employees

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/ceo/index.html
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    I added Cyberfox to the ranking. Thanks for the...

    I added Cyberfox to the ranking. Thanks for the tip.
  12. I don’t know if this applies to all motherboards,...

    I don’t know if this applies to all motherboards, but if physical access to a computer is available, it’s easy to defeat pre-boot security passwords on my Intel desktop motherboard by opening the...
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    Ranking the web browsers

    This is a list of web browsers ranked by highest to lowest user scores from various websites that compile those scores, such as cnet, softpedia, etc. Such a ranking is mainly based on usability,...
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    Web Browser Trends

    Some interesting charts and statistics:

    http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-200807-201405

    http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php
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    Perhaps one of these might help: ...

    Perhaps one of these might help:

    http://nanacast.com/features.php

    http://www.dlguard.com/dlginfo/index.php
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  16. I've read about too many burglaries where a...

    I've read about too many burglaries where a computer was stolen along with its attached external hard drive, so a portable drive is a wise choice. Mine is always separated from the computer and...
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    The last time I reinstalled my Windows XP Pro was...

    The last time I reinstalled my Windows XP Pro was about five years ago. Since then, perhaps once every year or two, I sense something isn't quite right, so I run the system file checker with the...
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    Skype is not secure. See: ...

    Skype is not secure. See:

    http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/think-your-skype-messages-get-end-to-end-encryption-think-again/
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  19. A good book is Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe...

    A good book is Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/windows-7-inside-out-deluxe-edition-ed-bott/1102784729). Since you live in Ohio, and if you haven't bought a new...
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    Yes, pinning is usually going to come from the...

    Yes, pinning is usually going to come from the browser. Sorry, I thought this thread was about the whole pipeline, not just the website. So, looking back at post #9, where this subject appears to...
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    EV Certificates tend to be more of a warning...

    EV Certificates tend to be more of a warning flag, but pinning, at least from the point of view of OWASP, came about as an additional means to secure the channel due to the failure of SSL and TSL to...
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    If you have Seagate or Western Digital hard...

    If you have Seagate or Western Digital hard drives, you can install their free private label versions of Acronis True Image. These are not as sophisticated as Acronis True Image, but verification is...
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    EV Certificates, client-side certificates (rare),...

    EV Certificates, client-side certificates (rare), and certificate/public key pinning are possibilities. Chromium based browsers utilize certificate/public key pinning on some websites.
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    Real World versus Lab Testing

    An interesting blog post about a dispute between one of the most successful (both in terms of growth and effectiveness) commercial level antimalware security companies and an antimalware testing lab....
  25. When you ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, did you...

    When you ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, did you run the quick scan or the full scan? If you did the quick scan, try it again with the full scan (could take about an hour, depending on how much data...
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