Posts Tagged ‘applications’

Windows 10 – Look Up Data Usage for the Past 30 Days

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Here are a couple of interesting tricks that can be used to determine which of your applications are hogging your bandwidth.

The following guide walks you through the steps of looking up data usage information on devices running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. It can sometimes be useful to find out how much data is used on a device in a given period of time. Maybe you are on a metered Internet connection and want to make sure that you did not cross any thresholds yet. Or, you crossed a threshold last month and want to find out how that happened, and what you can do about it.

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Lookout – New, Sneaky Android Adware tries to Root Phones

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Yet another reason to avoid sites that offer repackaged Android apps …

Android is without doubt the most popular mobile operating system out there. While other mobile systems may be more popular in certain regions, it is Android that is dominating most markets. Security firm Lookout discovered a new form of Android adware recently that goes through great length to make sure it stays on the device it has infected.

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How to Control Specific Programs for Different Users in Windows 7

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Here’s a handy trick for dealing with situations where multiple users share the same PC …

When it comes to using a shared computer, there are important considerations to think about in terms of programs that users can access. Naturally, you don’t want everybody to have Administrator privileges because any user could affect settings. If there are kids using the PC, this could turn out to be a sticky situation. Some users may only need certain programs and you probably don’t want them to have access to everything. There are many different circumstances when user account control is a smart move.

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5 Useful Internet Tools for Web Junkies

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Some of these seem kind of silly (e.g., the word count tool), but others, like the creative commons search sound like they’d come in handy …

5 Useful Internet Tools looks at web applications that Internet users may find useful. These tools aid you in various tasks, from storing information to specific web searches and reminding you that your Internet time for the day is up. The usefulness of the tools depends largely on how you are using the Internet. If you spend all of your time on Facebook, then you probably won’t have much use for most of the apps, if you are however an active user, one who frequents many sites and actively contributes, then those tools are more likely for you.

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IBM Fingers Web Apps As Culprit Behind 36 Percent Rise In Enterprise Security Threats

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I wonder if this means that we’ll return to the former habit of routinely disabling Javascript for security purposes?

IBM put out a new report (embedded below) on security threats to enterprise computer networks today from its X-Force security research group. It found a 36 percent increase in security vulnerabilities, with Web applications being the main culprit. Web apps with security exploits accounted for 55 percent of all disclosed vulnerabilities.

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