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What’s a “Zero-Day” Attack?

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:03 +0000

A zero-day attack is very simple: it's the exploitation of a vulnerability before there's a fix for it. I'll review the timeline.

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How Do I Fix “Invalid System Disk” Error?

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:00:30 +0000

An "invalid system disk" error has several possible causes. Two of them will make you hope you backed up recently.

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Can Everything I Do Online Be Monitored at My Router?

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:00:23 +0000

While it's not typically easy, your internet traffic can be monitored at or near your router. I'll look at how this might be done.

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Supercookies and Evercookies: Resistance is Futile

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00:01 +0000

So-called "supercookies" and "evercookies" track the websites you visit, even if you regularly disable or flush normal cookies.

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Google Remembers More than You Realize

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:35 +0000

Wherein we consider how much information we "give away" in our daily lives online.

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What’s a Screen Shot and How Do I Make One?

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a screenshot - an image of your computer screen, saved as a picture - can eliminate a lot of frustration when trying to describe to someone what you're seeing on your computer.

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What Good is Incognito Mode?

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:00:52 +0000

Incognito mode, or Private or InPrivate browsing, protects your privacy to a point. It's critical to know where that point is.

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What Is DRM?

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:00:28 +0000

DRM is digital copyright protection. Unfortunately, it's both imperfect and annoying.

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Why Microsoft’s Response to the Windows Defender Zero Day was Spot-On

Tue, 09 May 2017 21:47:10 +0000

Microsoft's response to the recent Windows Defender zero-day vulnerability was an example of how the system is supposed to work.

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Why SMS Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor at All

Sun, 07 May 2017 00:04:49 +0000

SMS two-factor authentication may be flawed, but it's still worth using if it's the only practical alternative.

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