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New research on LinkedIn and social media habits shows that many users are guilty of indiscriminately connecting with online strangers, potentially opening them up to spear phishing schemes and business email compromise (BEC) scams.

http://www.scmagazine.com/dangerous-connections-risky-linkedin-behavior-runs-rampant-finds-survey/article/505270/

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Microsoft’s official Windows Twitter handle sent out a tweet letting everyone know that today is the 20th anniversary of the iconic “bliss” wallpaper seen in Windows XP. The photo was taken by National Geographic photographer Charles O’Rear while on his way to see his girlfriend back in 1996. Many believe the photo was altered in some way, perhaps photoshopped a little bit, but O’Rear claims the photo was never altered or enhanced in any way.

O’Rear was on the road in St. Helena, California (located in the Napa Valley) when he spotted the hill. “There it was! My God, the grass is perfect! It’s green! The sun is out; there’s some clouds,” O’Rear explained. He pulled over and took the shot using his camera and the rest was history.

http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-xps-iconic-bliss-wallpaper-celebrates-20th-anniversary







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Hardware is getting old, but with no suitable processors, there's no way to update it.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/06/surface-3-stocks-dwindling-as-microsoft-plans-systems-demise/

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Email exchanges released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch, a conservative advocacy group, show that in December 2010, filters were blocking messages from then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her staff, sending them to the spam folder or making them bounce.

So the State Department turned them off.

The department’s IT staff did so nervously, given that there were plenty of reasons not to. And following the step, the State Department’s unclassified email system has been breached – repeatedly.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/06/24/hillary-clintons-email-was-blocked-so-the-state-dept-turned-off-spam-filters/
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Watch as the Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing team talks about trying to beat the clock against a TeslaCrypt ransomware attack. With two million dollars of critical racing data on the line, they decide Malwarebytes Anti-Malware products are their best protection against future ransomware attacks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud2U7HrCzjM
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In a dangerously flawed decision unsealed today, a federal district court in Virginia ruled that a criminal defendant has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in his personal computer, located inside his home. According to the court, the federal government does not need a warrant to hack into an individual's computer...

The implications for the decision, if upheld, are staggering: law enforcement would be free to remotely search and seize information from your computer, without a warrant, without probable cause, or without any suspicion at all.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/06/federal-court-fourth-amendment-does-not-protect-your-home-computer
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hey hoov. have you figured it out? if not no worries. i've been busy the last few days myself.
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Current News / Associate Windows 10 licenses with your Microsoft ID
« Last post by Bugbatter on June 23, 2016, 05:49:19 AM »
Microsoft's gift for PC builders: associate Windows 10 licenses with your Microsoft ID
The tool comes as Microsoft prepares to end free Windows 10 upgrades.

 As Microsoft hurtles towards the release of its major Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the company has introduced a tool that's supposed to help PC owners resolve problems with activating the operating system on their computers.

Microsoft has a complex system in place to ensure people are using a copy of Windows that hasn't been pirated. But that system sometimes gets too aggressive and ends up dinging people with authorized copies of Windows. The new Activation Troubleshooter is supposed to help. It should make it easier for people to reactivate their computers after changing hardware, such as swapping out their motherboard or hard drive.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3087589/windows/microsoft-helps-troubleshoot-windows-10-activation-with-new-beta.html
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Just thought to mention people who are using Windows XP can't use MS's patch so...

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Users of unsupported Windows versions such as Windows XP should disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

Remember that one? Gibson is still around too at: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
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