Malware Can Bypass Chrome Extension Security Feature Easily

Researchers have uncovered a new social engineering trick that leads users to a malicious extension from Google Chrome impersonating to deliver Adobe’s Flash Player in order to lure victims in a click fraud campaign.

Malware Can Bypass Chrome Extension Security Feature Easily.

Internet application slow? You may need to temporarily disable Nagle’s Algorithm

With the Nagle-Algorithm, Windows takes small packets and packages them in to more manageable and efficient sizes.   If you have poor latency, you might try to disable the Nagle-Algorithm.  Nagle’s algorithm helps to control congestion when small packets are sent continuously by TCP.   When enabled, this helps to prevent a flood of these packets.

More information –’s_algorithm

How to disable Nagle’s algorithm-

Open regedit.exe.  Navigate to HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\

Find the interface that has your current IP address (see example below)

Find IP address

Add the following values and make sure they are set to 1.

TcpAckFrequency and TCPNoDelay

Add values

This is only a temporary fix for the reduction of some applications on the internet.  Once your project or need is fulfilled, you should re-enable the algorithm by deleting the keys and rebooting or changing the values.

IT Stress

Excellent article on stress in information technology….

The survey gauged respondents€™ stress levels at work and revealed their opinions on their main stressors, as well as how their stress levels compares with those of friends and family, and how it affects their personal and professional lives. Nearly 70 percent of all IT administrators surveyed consider their jobs stressful, with greater than 67 percent of IT administrators – See more at: EWeek Article

More on stress in IT at National Institutes of Health

Windows 9 to join Linux in Multiple Virtual Desktops?

Moving metro inside of the desktop, getting rid of the Charms Bar and multiple virtual desktops…Will Windows 9 be the OS of choice just like Windows 7 after Vista?

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