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  1. 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.
  3. 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
    ...
  7. 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/
    ...
  10. 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....
  16. 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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    Teach them the difference between the...

    Teach them the difference between the administrator account and a limited (user) account, and suggest they browse the internet as much as possible in the limited account, rather than the...
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    The article isn't really about the actual...

    The article isn't really about the actual printing. It's more about the automatic maintenance functions, something most people are unaware of.
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    The high cost of wasted printer ink

    Interesting article from Consumer Reports:

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/08/the-high-cost-of-wasted-printer-ink/index.htm
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    From their website...

    From their website (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=940) it appears to be file backup only. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you're looking for, but just be aware it's not backing...
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    Can you make it work less well?

    An interesting little story about Google from last year's Y Combinator Startup School:

    "When Google launched in 1998, they were very late to the search engine industry. At the time, search was...
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    This thread reminds me of some photographs I saw...

    This thread reminds me of some photographs I saw online several years ago of the inside of a computer used by a tobacco smoker. I couldn't find those photographs again, but here's something similar....
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    You mentioned that your profession has a group...

    You mentioned that your profession has a group contract with Dell, so you’re considering another Dell. Given the budget you stated, you can get a fine computer from a variety of sources for far less...
  24. You might find this organization to be helpful:...

    You might find this organization to be helpful: http://www.washingtonaccessfund.org Most states have similar organizations, although some are at the local level instead of the state level.
  25. Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP

    Some news for XP users:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2014/01/15/microsoft-antimalware-support-for-windows-xp.aspx
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