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Windows 10 Cleanup

Looking for cleanup in Windows 10.  Look under Settings, System, Storage and click on Free up space now. Advertisements

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Manage bandwidth under Group Policy

Do you have several dozen or more computers in your organization?   Perhaps your organization is too small for an update server.   Here’s something that you can do to Windows 10 pro to control bandwidth during updates. Open the Group Policy … Continue reading

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I get a “stopped working” error when I start Office applications on my PC

You might get this error when you start the Office 2016 or Office 2013 versions of Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, or Visio on your PC: Microsoft Excel has stopped working. Microsoft Word has stopped working. Microsoft Outlook has stopped … Continue reading

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News – August 16th

There’s always some kid out there better at hacking than a Russian team over seas. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb44nn/autralian-teen-hacked-apple-network The dark and deep web https://winteriscoming.net/2018/08/16/pirates-selling-hundreds-passwords-hbo-go-services-dark-web/ https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/google-chrome-vulnerability.html https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/microsoft-office365-phishing.html Even the rich and intelligent can be caught. https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/microsoft-reveton-ransomware.html https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/man-in-the-disk-android-hack.html Thanks Stephen!

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News-August 15th

News-August 15th https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chrome-bug-lets-attackers-steal-web-secrets-via-audio-or-video-html-tags/ https://www.pcgamer.com/grab-a-960gb-solid-state-drive-for-only-dollar127/ https://www.networkworld.com/article/3298157/linux/linux-and-l1tf.html More IEEE standards?? http://theinstitute.ieee.org/resources/standards/seven-ieee-standards-projects-provide-ethical-guidance-for-new-technologies https://www.pcworld.com/article/3297965/hardware/these-deeply-discounted-256gb-sandisk-flash-drives-give-you-ssd-sized-storage-on-the-go.amp.html#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s Okay this has nothing to do with IT or computer technology but it’s actually quite interesting. https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/08/15/scientists-develop-lab-made-mineral-that-will-suck-co2-from-the-atmosphere/ These Are the 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S. Right Now http://flip.it/Tx4jsM Since … Continue reading

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Are you leaking DNS information?

Are you leaking DNS Information? “Under certain conditions, even when connected to the anonymity network, the operating system will continue to use its default DNS servers instead of the anonymous DNS servers assigned to your computer by the anonymity network. DNS … Continue reading

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DEF CON 2018: Critical Bug Opens Millions of HP OfficeJet Printers to Attack

From Def Con 2018- Critical bug opens millions of HP OfficeJet printers to attack – more from ThreatPost

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At Last, The Secret to Satellite Internet Security is Revealed

Originally posted on What's On My PC:
This is a Guest Post by Allen Jame, who is a follower of “What’s On My PC”. Thank you Allen for sharing your expertise on Satellite Internet Security with my readers… Satellite…

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Multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise?

Multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise? Probably – Up to 10 simultaneous connections according to Computerworld. Read more

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Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool

At an elevated command prompt (command prompt as administrator) – type  DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth What should you try first? – Try the PowerShell post we made on an earlier date to check for updates. Open PowerShell as an Administrator … Continue reading

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Can’t update Windows? Try PowerShell

Open PowerShell as an Administrator Type the following- Install-Module PSWinodwsUpdate Get-WindowsUpdate Install-WindowsUpdate

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Understanding DNS

Here’s a couple of articles over the basics of DNS services Quick review of flushdns, registerdns, and DNS queries Active Directory Internal Naming and DNS Strategy Understanding DNS How to flush the DNS cache on Mac, Linux or Windows Lost … Continue reading

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You can’t connect to the file share because it’s not secure. This share requires the obsolete SMB1 protocol.

Can’t connect to your shares?   You may want to read this Microsoft article. If you have problems scanning to a folder, you may want to look into updating firmware on your scanner system. You can also use PowerShell to detect, … Continue reading

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Speed up budget laptops

After a quick get by purchase, I somehow purchased a 1.5Ghz laptop in a hurry.  I always try to look at reviews and go over the hardware to make sure I have a minimum of 2.0 Ghz for the processor … Continue reading

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DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

Source: DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

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FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

Source: FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

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FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices | Ars Technica

From Rick over at What’s on My PC – 500k routers infected

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Good tweak or bad tweak? TweakHound helps you decide.

An excellent site to look at tweaks and optimization of your operating system is TweakHound.   TweakHound gives step by step guides and hundreds of tweaks – they also help you look at these individually and explain why they are good … Continue reading

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Have a web server you’ve recently added a SSL certificate on and SQL is not starting?

Here’s a solution if you SQL isn’t starting –  SQL Dude’s Blog NARTAC also makes a software to help you tweak and strengthen ciphers and protocols.  IIS Crypto can be downloaded here. You can also test your site or other … Continue reading

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Think home automation or IoT is safe? Think again.

Think IoT and home automation is secure?  Think again.  During the 2018 Middle TN Cyber Summit, the first thing that was owned was an automated outlet.  How long did it take?   Seven seconds. See our post on the summit here.

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