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  • A question for our network gurus.

    05/22/2017 9:23:15 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 15 replies
    I recently installed a Netgear Nighthawk X6 router. I've replaced the default passwords with 10 digit, random, unrelated characters. Two of my devices (a desktop and a laptop) are running Avast free virus protection. When I run an Avast scan, it says Service is vulnerable to attacks from within your network. When I click on their recommended solution, they say to update the firmware. I've gone to the Netgear website and it says all is updated. I recently vacationed in Colorado. I stayed at a private condo and used their wifi. I ran the Avast scan on my laptop. At...
  • 'Accidental hero' halts ransomware attack and warns: this is not over

    05/13/2017 9:52:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 13, 2017 | Nadia Khomami and Olivia Solon
    The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack by registering a garbled domain name hidden in the malware has warned the attack could be rebooted. *snip* ...the spread of the attack was brought to a sudden halt when one UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and inadvertently activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software.
  • Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history

    03/24/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Maech 24, 2017
    The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.
  • Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware and a Spock Decryptor!

    03/17/2017 5:13:53 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lawrence Abrams
    Boldly going where no man has gone before, the Kirk Ransomware brings so much nerdy goodness to the table that it could make anyone in IT interested. We have Star Trek, Low Orbital Ion Cannons, a cryptocurrency payment other than Bitcoin, and a decryptor named Spock! Need I say more? Discovered today by Avast malware researcher Jakub Kroustek, the Kirk Ransomware is written in Python and may be the first ransomware to utilize Monero as the ransom payment of choice.
  • It’s the 1940s again: IBM’s Scott Crowder on the infancy of quantum computers

    03/13/2017 2:02:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Brad Jones
    IBM Q isn’t vaporware. It’s a project years-in-the-making that could help quantum computation reach its massive potential. The future of quantum computers may arrive sooner than you think. When news arrived of IBM’s move to offer the first commercially available universal quantum computer last week, it was characterized as a “handoff” from IBM Research to IBM Systems. According to the company’s CTO and vice president of quantum computing, technical strategy, and systems, Scott Crowder, that’s not entirely the case. “It’s not quite a ‘handoff,’ it’s really a partnership,” explained Crowder. “This is definitely a transition point from it being pure...
  • Linux Mint Question- Windows Suddenly Go Transparent

    02/28/2017 9:56:30 PM PST · by Bob434 · 32 replies
    None | March 1 2017 | Me
    OK- installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1 recently, everything was working fine- then recently what has been happening is I'll be working along fine, and then for some reason, my windows go transparent- Icons are still opaque on desktop- but everything I open, card games, Internet browser, notepad etc are all transparent- even the shutdown dialogue is- Can't find any info online linux forums about this behavior- Any thoughts on how to fix it?
  • * * * VANITY * * * computer color question * * * VANITY * * *

    02/23/2017 7:38:44 AM PST · by knarf · 32 replies
    self | February 23, 2017 | knarf
    All my colors are are OK except for light greern/yellow
  • Homeland Security Employees Locked Out Of Computer System

    02/22/2017 8:41:26 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Before I even talk about DHS employees being locked out of the computer system…lets look back at a prior story on DHS. A government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that Department of Homeland Security officials improperly attempted to breach the Georgia secretary of state’s internal elections network last year. In a Jan. 17 letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, DHS Inspector General John Roth said his office was probing “a series of ten alleged scanning events of the Georgia Secretary of State’s network” that may have originated from DHS-affiliated IP addresses. DHS IG spokeswoman Erica Paulson confirmed the...
  • Why Did Obama Install A New W.H. Computer System On Jan. 1...Where Did He Stash The Old One?

    02/16/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by Stayfree · 53 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | February 16, 2017 | Stayfree
    The thread on F.R.mentioned above indicated that Obama had the White House computer system replaced with a new one on January 1, 2017 and suggested that the old system is now under his control at the offices of Organizing for Action, a new N.P.O. set up by him. What evidence of his crimes and corruption are on that old system and how compromised is the new system at the White House?
  • Vanity-Why no noise from my computer?

    01/22/2017 5:44:50 PM PST · by SisterK · 75 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 22, 2017 | self
    I am not computer savvy at all but I know that many freepers are....All of the sudden my laptop's internal speakers quit working. Did a systems restore. Trouble shooter found nothing wrong. Computer thinks the speakers are working but there is no sound. Zip. Nada. Is it time to purchase external speakers?
  • College Advice

    12/29/2016 9:02:04 PM PST · by Tai_Chung · 136 replies
    My daughter is a senior in high school. She wants to major in Computer Science and minor in French She has mostly looked at small (<5,000 students) liberal arts schools. Can anyone recommend some conservative schools? ACT = 26 3.26 regular GPA 3.64 weighted GPA She is also interested in playing the cello in the orchestra.
  • Paul Ryan welcomes Obama's ‘overdue' Russia retaliation

    12/29/2016 6:13:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 82 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said that President Barack Obama's actions against Russia should have come much sooner. (Photos: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP; Susan Walsh/AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should've been done long ago. Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama's actions, Ryan's statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers "ineffective foreign policy" that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that...
  • Ransomware spiked 6,000% in 2016 and most victims paid the hackers, IBM finds

    12/19/2016 5:28:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 Dec 2016 | Harriet Taylor
    Ransomware spiked 6,000% in 2016 and most victims paid the hackers, IBM finds Harriet Taylor 14 Dec 2016 Spam emails loaded with ransomware — malware that scrambles data and demands a ransom to decode it — increased 6,000 percent this year compared with 2015, a new study from IBM Security found. Ransomware was in almost 40 percent of all spam messages in 2016. The problem is, the business model works: 70 percent of business victims paid the hackers to get their data back, the study found. Of those who paid, 50 percent paid more than $10,000 and 20 percent paid...
  • I need outlook or windows live mail for this windows 10 platform

    12/12/2016 4:38:06 PM PST · by freebird5850 · 33 replies
    Well my old windows 8 computer is slowly dying. I have a HP running windows 10 and want to have email like I used to. This new computer will not accept Win live mail or classic shell. Help needed. Thanks in advance.
  • Need Computer Help

    11/07/2016 11:33:08 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    November 7, 2016 | vanity
    Please, need help with Windows 7 Favorites. The Favorites folders are there but all are empty of their contents. Ran CCleaner, Malwarebytes and Avira a couple days ago and manually deleted the address drop down. Don't know of anything else that could have messed it up. Just did a restore at an earlier date but the file contents are still missing. I made two new files just now but they won't accept contents.
  • Laptop Dilemma : detachable or not

    11/06/2016 3:09:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    me | Nov. 6, 2016
    I want to buy a new laptop and would like to stay around 11-12" and under $500. I don't have a tablet, so I'm thinking of getting one that either docks to a keyboard and is detachable, or the type that flips & isn't detachable. I'm leery of the detachable, because I've read reviews of people having trouble with them after a while. I want it to have Windows 10 and a touchscreen would be nice also, but not imperative. I'm not a gamer but I do want speed ...I'd be using it for FReeping, surfing the web, email, etc,...
  • Laptop in FBI's Weiner sexting case had 'state.gov,' Clinton-related emails, source say

    10/31/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2016 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The source said an analysis of the metadata on Weiner’s computer has turned up “positive hits for state.gov and HRC emails,” which led Comey to revisit the FBI investigation into Clinton using a private email server system while secretary of state. A second law enforcement source confirmed the account. Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. He resigned from Congress in 2011, after a sexting scandal. That Clinton-related emails were on Weiner’s computer, which he purportedly shared with Abedin, was reported first by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Huma Abedin...doesn’t know how her emails wound up on her husband’s computer (trunc)

    10/29/2016 4:56:53 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 201 replies
    Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as her husband’s computer, the seizure of which has reignited the Clinton email investigation, according to a person familiar with the investigation and civil litigation over the matter. The person, who would not discuss the case unless granted anonymity, said Abedin was not a regular user of the computer, and even when she agreed to turn over emails to the State Department for federal records purposes, her lawyers did not search it for materials, not believing...
  • Need Help With RealPlayer

    10/03/2016 11:32:56 AM PDT · by txnativegop · 34 replies
    3 Oct 16 | txnativegop
    I need help with RealPlayer. I have the last free version that was made available. RealPlayer apparently tries to connect to the Internet whenever the program is opened. This is, I think, causing it to crash whenever I play videos. I was without internet access for a week and the program never stopped working once.
  • Looking for HTML/Webpage Help for my Website

    09/22/2016 7:37:25 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 30 replies
    Everybodyandme.com ^ | 09/22/16 | 50sDad
    I am sure SOMEBODY is going to complain something about my posting this, but I have always gotten good computer advice from FR. I am getting started in voice acting, and have a website promoting my talents. Can anyone tell me how to make my main page play a sound file from a list of files? I want to have 20+ comic intros on the site, and have the webpage play one of them, at random, whenever the page is re/loaded. www.everybodyandme.com