Monthly Archives: May 2017

The quickest, simplest way to speed up an old, tired PC

It’s a fact of life that PCs get slower and more sluggish over time, as we expect aging hardware to rise to the challenges of newer operating systems and applications. But eventually, PCs get to the point where they need … Continue reading

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Newly identified ransomware ‘EternalRocks’ is more dangerous than ‘WannaCry’

After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware “EternalRocks” that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight. According to the researchers, … Continue reading

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How to disable SMBv1 in Windows 10 and Windows Server

The WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r worm exploits a vulnerability in Windows Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 (SMBv1), and it spreads like wildfire. It is urged to disable SMBv1 in your Windows variant (Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2016, 2012 R2), and here is … Continue reading

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Despite security risks, older Windows versions plague thousands of businesses.

After the global cyberattacks on Friday that infected hundreds of thousands of computer with the WannaCry ransomware, the blame game has begun. Who was behind the attack? How did the NSA lose control of its hacking tools used as part … Continue reading

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Ransomware: Researchers find evidence linking WannaCry worm to North Korean hackers

Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus. A researcher … Continue reading

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Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt Attacks from Microsoft

  Dear Customer, Many organizations around the world were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt” software last week. Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks such as this is painful. Our teams have worked relentlessly over the last few days to take … Continue reading

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A ransomware attack is spreading worldwide, using alleged NSA exploit

A ransomware attack appears to be spreading around the world, leveraging a hacking tool that may have come from the U.S. National Security Agency. The ransomware, called Wanna Decryptor, struck hospitals at the U.K.’s National Health Service on Friday, taking … Continue reading

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How to Determine if Windows License Type is OEM, Retail, or Volume

When it comes to purchasing licenses for Windows there are a number of different channels that you can purchase through. The most common license types are Retail (FPP (Full Packaged Product)), OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), and Volume Licensing. Each Windows … Continue reading

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Googles Auto Draw Tool

AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast. There’s nothing to download. Nothing to pay for. And it works anywhere: smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, … Continue reading

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How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can finally abandon the 260 character maximum path limit in Windows. You just need to make a minor edit to the Windows Registry or Group Policy. Here’s how to make it happen. … Continue reading

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