Posts Tagged ‘settings’

How to Find out More about Windows Updates Before You Install Them

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

If Windows has been nagging you to update to Windows 10, you might find this article useful …

While there are certain categories of Windows Updates that I would call mandatory to install, security patches come to mind first and foremost, there are other updates that are not required to operate the system or beneficial to it. A prime example of this is the “get Windows 10” update that pushes the notification to machines running previous versions of the Windows operating system. Others include new telemetry updates for Windows 7 and 8, but also updates that may cause issues on some systems.

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Google’s Solution Against Hijacked Chrome Settings is not Sufficient

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I agree; a better solution would be a way to lock settings that prevents them from being changed without user authorization …

Google Chrome has fewer issues with automated third-party extension installations than Firefox for the simple reason that the browser does not support custom toolbars. It is still possible that extensions get installed automatically, for instance after installing a security suite on your computer that adds extensions to web browsers for improved functionality.

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How to Secure Your Yahoo Mail Account Properly

Friday, January 31st, 2014

If you’ve got a Yahoo Mail account, you might want to take a look at this article. Apparently, Yahoo Mail has become a popular target for organized hackers …

Yahoo released a statement yesterday in which it notified users of its mail service Yahoo Mail that it noticed a coordinated “effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts”. According to Yahoo’s preliminary analysis, it does not appear as if the data was dumped from Yahoo servers directly. The company assumes that the data has been collected from third-party databases instead.

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Resetting Google Chrome Got a Tad Bit Easier

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Google recently added a reset feature to its Chrome browser … and here’s how it works …

Software companies seem to love reset functionality in their programs. Mozilla has implemented a reset Firefox feature in its web browser for some time now, and Microsoft too added reset and refresh functionality to the Windows 8 operating system. Now it is Google that has added a reset option to the Chrome browser.

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