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  1. Yeah, Microsoft is well-known for creating...

    Yeah, Microsoft is well-known for creating confusion by changing names of their products and features every time the wind blows. I blame this all on the Sinofsky and Windows 8 era. I hope the new...
  2. That's a good thing to know. Maybe a how-to could...

    That's a good thing to know. Maybe a how-to could be included by one of the Windows Secrets Newsletter contributors in a future column. In the meantime, your reference looks good.
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    Yes, I used to drink the KoolAid about Linux...

    Yes, I used to drink the KoolAid about Linux being essentially invulnerable. Recent developments in the Tech Press have shown clearly that this was over-confidence.

    I am not singling out any one...
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    BASH is not the only long-unpatched...

    if you are referring to the bash shell bug...this was a potential problem for web servers, not your typical desktop user. And this was fixed much faster than any Windows bug ever has. That is the...
  5. This month's advice about not delaying .NET...

    This month's advice about not delaying .NET patches except for Windows XP users seems to be intended to apply to all outstanding (and still offered) .NET patches. This would seem to include the one...
  6. The nice thing about GMail is the ability to...

    The nice thing about GMail is the ability to archive things you want to access quickly in Web Mail, but don't necessarily want to download for future retention. I have set up my Yahoo Web and Client...
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    If you create desktop shortcuts with alterations...

    If you create desktop shortcuts with alterations or parameters to bypass UACs, these Shortcuts can be placed (moved) anywhere from which a shortcut might be launched. Then they are off the desktop....
  8. Thread: HerdProtect

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    That is good news. No problems there then.

    That is good news. No problems there then.
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    HerdProtect: I never got a chance to compare...

    HerdProtect:

    I never got a chance to compare this Cloud AV's results with anything else. It tried to upload over 2 GB of files from my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits SP1 computer. I have DSL...
  10. Thread: HerdProtect

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    I could not complete even one scan with...

    I could not complete even one scan with HerdProtect. It tried to upload to the Cloud over 2 GB from my hard drive (mostly things like VLC Player, which should already be in their database). Over my...
  11. Well, Bruce, it appears once again that you have...

    Well, Bruce, it appears once again that you have one preferred way of getting things done, and I have a different preferred way.

    Difference is, my way is also applicable to non-IE browsers, and...
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    Just a small correction. KeepassX is not the same...

    Just a small correction. KeepassX is not the same program as Keepass for Windows. The Open Source version is KeepassX:
    http://www.keepassx.org/
    The Windows version of KeepassX can be run as a...
  13. One general comment about the article. ...

    One general comment about the article.

    Password complexity (use of sepcial character) is according to security professionals, not as important as the maximum allowed password length....
  14. Also, there is a truly cross-platform and (for...

    Also, there is a truly cross-platform and (for Windows) portable free password manager: KeepassX (Not the same program as Keepass for Windows):
    http://www.keepassx.org/
  15. Two things to check in these cases: Has a...

    Two things to check in these cases:

    Has a Flash Player update recently occurred? This would affect all browsers, but not all at the same moment, as they update separately.

    Is there a problem at...
  16. Making an Image before letting your guest use the...

    Making an Image before letting your guest use the computer and then restoring to that Image after she finishes has one possible downside. If you make any changes, like updating browsers, plugins or...
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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.
  20. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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).
  24. 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...
  25. 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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