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    Then again, Microsoft does not have millions of...

    Then again, Microsoft does not have millions of eyes looking over its source code. I suspect that if all the Windows source code were open for public scrutiny, many more flaws would be discovered,...
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    In my community, the Public Library has access to...

    In my community, the Public Library has access to computers, and it is possible to download and put onto USB Flash Drives whatever you may need by way of tools. Other communities may differ.
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    Some Goodwill Resale Shops also have them, really...

    Some Goodwill Resale Shops also have them, really cheap.
  4. Sadly Bruce, they do not. The Lists tend to get...

    Sadly Bruce, they do not. The Lists tend to get out of date awfully quickly, and they rely on voluntary industry compliance. Again, the advertising industry is not noted for respecting opt-out...
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    I use Chromium and Firefox in Linux, and the same...

    I use Chromium and Firefox in Linux, and the same revisions work there, too. The desktop shortcuts look different, but the same added parameter for minimum SSL security level works with the Chromium...
  6. Thread: Is IE safe?

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    At least Google will have the server capacity to...

    At least Google will have the server capacity to handle masses of submissions, a clear advantage over the old site, which couldn't keep up with the traffic at times.
  7. I have a new science term for you: Air...

    I have a new science term for you: Air Resistance. (for the object carrying the cam, not so much the cam itself).
  8. When we all start using Instagram, everyone will...

    When we all start using Instagram, everyone will immediately know what we are saying, regardless of language differences.

    Meanwhile, the service gets constant derision as "twitter for those who...
  9. Physical separation of the Controller (circuit...

    Physical separation of the Controller (circuit board) from the Flash Array will be sufficient. Without the Controller, SSDs are all but unreadable except by the very most sophisticated methods.
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    What is "unknown" about ShellShock? It has been...

    What is "unknown" about ShellShock? It has been well documented what went wrong, a few secondary flaws have been documented, and all have now been patched. If new flaws are found, they too will be...
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    Still not a myth. Not yet anyway. (We have yet to...

    Still not a myth. Not yet anyway. (We have yet to see how secure Windows 10 and its Server companion will be in the wild.)

    Before this thread (in other Lounge threads) I noted that Linux had (at...
  12. . http://www.garner-products.com/harddrive.htm ...

    . http://www.garner-products.com/harddrive.htm

    That said, the site does offer degaussers for sanitizing hard drives.

    Note also that due to complete destruction of control data, once a drive is...
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    I just had to chime in here. First, I agree...

    I just had to chime in here.

    First, I agree that calling anything ShellShock is a bit insensitive to our brave military veterans.

    Second, there is a common myth that Linux is only about 3...
  14. Thread: Is IE safe?

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    First, about Microsoft's way of preventing...

    First, about Microsoft's way of preventing installation and use of NirSofer utilities:

    While IE may not block the download, upon the next MSE or Windows Defender scan, many NirSofer utilities and...
  15. Not to argue with your premise, but... Just a...

    Not to argue with your premise, but...
    Just a note on the Apple iCloud issue. It was not a security breach in their system as first reported. Apple says they think it was a brute-force password...
  16. You're right, Bruce. I am a bit (and only a bit)...

    You're right, Bruce. I am a bit (and only a bit) reluctant to give up on MSE and turn things over to Avast. Avast would have to be my choice, in spite of its tendency to be over-aggressive.

    Which...
  17. Given how rough Microsoft made August for some of...

    Given how rough Microsoft made August for some of us, I am glad to read that Adobe has had the sense to postpone its patches, rather than impose half-baked versions on users. This shows me that...
  18. Nope. No Task or Scheduled Updates in my Win 7...

    Nope. No Task or Scheduled Updates in my Win 7 MSE 4 installation. I do know that Avast does try to update its program and definitions at startup, and this does take a few minutes to establish their...
  19. Making shortcuts to Windows Libraries...

    Making shortcuts to Windows Libraries (MyDocuments, MyMusic, MyVideos, etc.) can cause additional issues. When setting aside a Library for Cloud Storage, I would be reluctant to link to a local...
  20. It would indeed be nice to be able to treat the...

    It would indeed be nice to be able to treat the Cloud Service Folder on my desktop as I would treat a Windows 7 Library. It could contain only the links to the actual files, and I could upload the...
  21. This is why many authors, including Windows...

    This is why many authors, including Windows Secrets contributors Woody Leonhard and Fred Langa (among others), have recommending that if Windows Backup just doesn't do it for you, third-party options...
  22. Acronis True Image Home is recommended by Fred...

    Acronis True Image Home is recommended by Fred Langa. He does say to try the built-in Windows Backup first, but has also said he approves of Acronis.

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  23. It's true that Android does not require...

    It's true that Android does not require maintenance. In fact, changes are discouraged on most devices. There isn't even Root Access on many Android devices.

    Actually, Android is different from the...
  24. The problem Fred cited was that PCMatic wanted to...

    The problem Fred cited was that PCMatic wanted to update some drivers. Fred is very reluctant to update drivers for working hardware. A System Image Restore would fix any driver updates, but it is...
  25. It's just that Windows Backup doesn't offer as...

    It's just that Windows Backup doesn't offer as many options as Macrium Reflect. Although he was writing about Acronis True Image, Fred Langa has not fully endorsed the built-in Windows Backup for...
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